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Send-off set for KC basketball team headed to national tournament

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KILGORE (KYTX) - A send-off celebration for basketball team heading to national tournament set for Friday.

The Kilgore College men's basketball team is heading to Hutchinson, Kan., to compete in the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time in 19 years, and they'd like to have all fans attend a send-off celebration Friday to see them off in style.

The celebration and media press conference is set for 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at Masters Gymnasium on the Kilgore campus. 

Fans of all ages are invited to attend this free event.

The KC players and coaches will be in attendance and will give out free KC basketball posters while supplies last. 

An autograph session will follow the event so fans can get their favorite players' or coaches' signatures.

KC, the 15-seed in the tournament, will face 18-seed Shelton State in the first round of the national tournament 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. 

Kilgore sits at 26-5 overall, while Shelton State is 25-8. Shelton State is a community college in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Games will be broadcast on local radio by the KC Sports Network's Manny Almanza on KDOK (1240 AM and 105.3 FM in Kilgore; 101.9 FM in Longview; and on the internet on

Tournament website is:

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