The Buena Vista men hope the home court is an advantage when they host the University of Dubuque on Friday night in the semifinal round of the Iowa Conference tournament. B-V had a first round bye after winning a share of the regular season title.
Buena Vista coach Brian Van Haaften says they are excited about winning the conference championship, and being a higher seed helps. Home court did not matter the last time these teams met a couple of weeks ago when the Spartans rolled into Storm Lake and claimed a 15 point victory.
He says Dubuque has won five straight games and are playing very well right now. The game was originally scheduled for tonight but was moved back a day due to the winter storm. Van Haaften does not thing the schedule change will serve as a distraction.
Luther hosts Wartburg in the other semifinal. The winners meet Sunday for the championship.