PORTLAND, Ore. – A pair of high-profile NAIA basketball matchups are coming to Grace next year.
This week, Cascade Hoops Talk announced a crossover conference clash called the Crossroads Cascade Classic.
The tournament will feature four top-tier programs within the Crossroads League and the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Grace and Bethel will represent the Crossroads League while Oregon Tech and Bushnell (formerly Northwest Christian) will compete from the CCC.
The Lancers will host the inaugural series November 2022, and Oregon Tech will host the tourney in November 2023.
The four programs have combined for 52 NAIA tournament appearances, 86 national tournament wins, 43 conference championships and 6 NAIA national championships.
The elite programs and historic matchups will make this tournament one of the marquee nonconference settings of the NAIA season. The tournament officially begins in November 2022 at Grace’s Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.