by M. B. Miller
PIPPA PASSES, Ky. — Alice Lloyd College is pleased to announce that it will be the host of the 2014 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (KIAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. Games in the tournament’s Final Four, as well as the Championship games, will be played at the College’s Grady Nutt Athletic Center on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st.
The KIAC, one of the oldest intercollegiate conferences in America, was organized in 1916 and was originally established to allow member schools to compete in basketball. Today, the KIAC has twelve member institutions from six states competing in fifteen sponsored sports.
“Alice Lloyd is definitely looking forward to hosting this year’s KIAC Final Four,” said Gary Stepp, Alice Lloyd’s Athletic Director. “We have a very competitive conference, and know that the games will be exciting to watch. Our conference is the oldest one still in existence on our level and has a great tradition. Fans who attend will see some high caliber NAIA basketball in a good atmosphere.”
The tournament begins Tuesday, February 25th, with opening round games being played at the top 4 seeds. The top seed in the women’s draw is Point Park University, and Indiana University Southeast, undefeated in conference play, enters the men’s draw at #1. The winning teams advance to the Final Four in Pippa Passes.
The women’s Final Four games will be played at 1 PM and 5:30 PM on Friday, February 28th. The men’s semifinals will take place at 3 PM and 7:30 PM. Championship game times are at 1 PM for the women and 3:30 PM for the men on Saturday, March 1st.
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Admission for the tournament will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. ALC students who present their student ID at the doors will have their ticket price reduced to $1. ALC faculty will have free admission.
The KIAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament hosted by Alice Lloyd College is sponsored by Hazard, KY’s Applebee’s, Hampton Inn, and Wendy’s.
Driving to Alice Lloyd College
Getting to our campus is half the fun! First of all, do not rely on your GPS. We are an easily accessible campus, but finding us can prove to be a challenge for many visitors. If needed, we will be glad to send you the best driving instructions or guide you in from a nearby town or city. GO HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page for driving directions. The Google Maps embedded there will show you the best driving route.
Need a place to stay? We recommend the Hampton Inn & Suites in nearby Hazard, KY.
Hampton Inn & Suites
Location: Hazard, KY
Near Highways 80 and 15, the hotel provides convenient access to downtown Hazard and is a 30-minute drive from Hindman, KY, which is near to the Alice Lloyd College campus in Pippa Passes. Free Wi-fi and hot breakfast included with stay.
Phone Number: (606) 439-0902
There are local restaurants such as Dairy Queen, Arby’s, and Hot Rod’s Pizza nearby. There is also a Mini Mall Restaurant in the Holly Hills Shopping Center, a short drive from campus. Hazard, KY, a mere 30 minutes from Alice Lloyd, has plenty of restaurants to choose from, including Mexican fare, steakhouses, an Applebee’s, and popular fast food chains like Wendy’s.
Parking is always an adventure at Alice Lloyd! Our college occupies a small campus, so parking spaces are limited. The earlier you arrive to campus, the better! There is one-way traffic through campus.
ALC will offer live coverage of the games on our iHigh channel and on Eagle Radio 91.7 FM.