A lot of college basketball teams head south for warmer weather to play in tournaments this time of year but the Grinnell college men and women traveled the other direction. The Pioneers travel to Maine to open the Colby College invitational Friday night. There is a reason for the trip. Grinnell men’s coach Dave Arsenault graduated from Colby in 1976. He says the same coach is still there and he had promised him he would come and play them. Arsenault says they could’ve gone somewhere else, but this teaches his team a little about loyalty. Arsenault says the pairings have been pre-set to assure a Grinnell-Colby matchup.Grinnell is unbeaten to this point and averages about 133-points per game.
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