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2008 NJCAA National Championship Tournament

Published or Revised March 25, 2008

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News and information about the Paris Junior College Dragons men’s basketball team’s participation in the 2008 NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., March 18-22.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Margaret Ruff, 903.669.6517, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

» Tournament site:

The Games

» See the Dragons’ road to the NJCAA National Championship tournament: The 2007-2008 schedule and results.

Game 4 (Consolation Round)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Time: Noon
Opponent: Chipola College
Winner: Chipola College, 84-66

Dragons finish the NJCAA National Championship tournament in 8th place.

Game 3 (Consolation Round)
Friday, March 21, 2008
Time: 11 a.m.
Opponent: Walters State Community College
Winner: PJC, 71-61

Game 2 (Consolation Round)
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Time: 3 p.m.
Opponent: Vincennes University
Winner: PJC, 74-67

Game 1
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Time: Noon
Opponent: Southeastern Illinois College (27-6)
Winner: Southeastern Illinois College, 63-57


Online sources for coverage of the Dragons.

Game 4: vs. Chipola College

» The Paris News: PJC finishes in 8th place
» The Paris News: PJC may be haunted by tournament losses

Game 3: vs. Walters State Community College

» The Paris News: Dragons knock off Walters State
» The Paris News: Dragons battle Walters State in NJCAA tourney

Game 2: vs. Vincennes University

» The Paris News: Dragons get first win in Hutchinson

Game 1: vs. Southeastern Illinois College

» The Paris News: PJC players say pride won’t let them quit
» The Paris News: Dragons title hopes evaporate
» Harrisburg Daily Register: Falcons do little things to beat Paris
» Harrisburg Daily Register: SIC men prepare for nationals


» The Paris News: Meet the Dragons
» The Paris News: Ross Hodge a great fit at PJC
» The Paris News: Dragons leave for national tourney
» The Paris News: Hundreds of fans descend on Kilgore
» The Paris News: Regional champs again
» The Paris News: Good guys win sometimes, too
» Corsicana Daily Sun: Navarro falls in title game 50-49 to Paris
» Houston Chronicle: Paris the hottie, San Jac the nottie in tourney

» Photos: Scenes from the Regional Championship

News & Notes

Dragons On The Air

MIX 107.7The PJC Dragons’ Round 1 game against Souther Illinois College on Tuesday, March 18, at noon will be broadcast live by MIX 107.7 (KPLT-FM) in Paris.

The pre-game show, featuring interviews with Head Coach Ross Hodge and others, will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The broadcast can also be heard online on the Web. Point your Web browser to to find instructions for receiving the Webcast online.

Paris Junior College appreciates the following businesses and entities that have made it possible to broadcast the Dragons’ tournament games:
» Ballard Insurance » Pitcock Wrecker Service » Office Equipment Center » Professional Business Systems » Norment & Landers Insurance » Nickerson Insurance » Papa Murphy’s - Paris & Bonham » Bank of America » Guaranty Bond Bank » James Hodge Motors » Scott Collision Repair » I.V. Services of Texas » City of Paris » Paris Visitors & Convention Council » Ugly’s Grill » Physical Therapy Clinic » Swaim’s Hardware » Paris Junior College

Show Your Dragons Pride!

Dragons ShirtProud of your PJC Dragons and want to let the world know? Going to the tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., and want your Dragons to see you in the stands supporting them?

Then a PJC Dragons T-shirt, pictured at right, is just the thing.

The shirts, white with green lettering, were everywhere at the Region XIV championship game, and more have been ordered for Dragons fans. The new order should arrive Friday, March 14.

The shirts cost just $5 and will be available from Deanna Young, student activities coordinator, 903.782.0403, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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