Rose-Hulman won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship for the second year in a row on Saturday. Rose-Hulman finished the season 24-3 and ranked No. 23 in the nation in NCAA Division III basketball. The fighting Engineers earned their second straight NCAA Division III tournament berth for the first time since 1996-97. Rose-Hulman came from behind against Hanover College. When down 50-47 with a little more than 7 minutes left to play the Engineers stuck with what they did best all season as their defense slowed down Hanover and the Engineers outscored the Panthers 17-9 in the last few minutes of the game. Rose-Hulman won 64-59. The Engineers will be informed who their first round opponent will be Monday afternoon.
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