Columbia College faces Lee University in NAIA men's basketball tournament

Friday, March 13, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 1:29 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 24, 2009

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College men’s basketball team will face Lee University from Tennessee in the first round of the NAIA national men's basketball tournament.

It will be the No. 19-ranked Cougars first meeting with the Flames. Both teams enter the tournament at 26-7. The game starts at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.