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Lady Bulldogs advance to quarterfinals; Bulldogs upset

JACKSON, Tenn.March 20, 2009 – Unseeded Columbia College (Mo.) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, upsetting the third-seeded Union Bulldogs 84-64 Friday in the second round of the NAIA men’s national tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, behind 25 points from Kaitlin Dudley, coasted to an 80-59 win over Lindsey Wilson College in second round action of the women’s national tournament.

The Bulldogs trailed at halftime 38-25, and hot-shooting Columbia maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half. Greg Truvillion scored 27 points to lead Union, which finishes the season with a 29-6 record.

The top-seeded Lady Bulldogs (34-1) advance to their sixth straight national quarterfinals, and will play No. 2-seeded Point Loma Nazarene Saturday at 6 p.m. at Jackson’s Oman Arena.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

Union University Alert

Union University Announcement for March 6

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Friday, March 6, with all classes canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.

Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday. The Lex will be closed. No breakfast will be served.

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