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Topper Nation Sends Off No. 1 WLU Men's Basketball Team

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - The community is invited to join the "Topper Nation" as they send off their champion basketball team traveling by bus to the Elite Eight Tournament in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, March 26.

Alumni, friends and the public are invited to line the sidewalks along Rt. 88 and National Road from Sheetz to Perkins Restaurant, on Tuesday morning to cheer the team bus as it travels from the Hilltop Campus to I-70 West.

Expected time of departure from campus is 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 26. The men's basketball team and coaches will be on the bus. West Liberty University police will escort the Topper caravan. Fans are encouraged to wear gold and black, display WLU rally towels, signs and lots of team spirit.

The No. 1-ranked West Liberty University men's basketball team will take on Central Region champion Winona State at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in an NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinal at historic Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.