Men’s basketball wins first postseason tournament game in history

By Kate Cuadrado | March 21, 2022 3:33pm
Forward Moses Wood driving to the basket in a game against Pacific University in Jan.
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In a game against the New Orleans Privateers on March 19, the men’s basketball team won 94-73. This is their first win in a postseason tournament game in Pilot’s history, as first reported by the Oregonian. 

The Pilots finished the first half ahead with a score of 56-30 against the Privateers. Forward Kristian Sjolund scored 21 points for the Pilots, with two free throws in the first two minutes of the game. 

During the first half, Forward Moses Wood scored a three point shot followed by a layup in the eighth minute of the game. Wood scored 19 points overall. 

Originally titled ​​the Postseason Tournament, The Basketball Classic is a college basketball postseason event in which teams compete in three rounds of a single elimination game. 

Kate Cuadrado is the Sports Editor for The Beacon. She can be reached at