SAGU, Wiley College are #1 seeds

Ticket and Broadcast Details

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The annual Red River Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament will again be hosted at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

The top 16 teams will be in town this weekend to determine a champion. The quarterfinals will be played on Friday, March 1, with the semi-finals on Saturday. The two championship games are set for Monday, March 4.

All contests are slated for the Sheaffer Center (capacity 1,200) on campus. The public in invited.

At stake is an automatic berth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 32-team version of March Madness.

TOURNEY TICKETS

Fans can purchase tickets at the door; adults $5, students (college-age and younger) $3. A tournament pass, which includes all 14 games, is just $12.

SAGU is serving as host for the last time as they will join the Sooner Athletic Conference next year.

All games involving the SAGU Lions men’s team will be aired in HD by SAGU Sports Live at no expense to the viewer. Log on to www.sagu.edu/tv

Every game will available on a Live Stats webcast by visiting www.naia.org, then clicking on SPORTS, Basketball D1 M, and then Schedule to locate the game of choice.

Or, www.redriverconference.com under Red River Scoreboard to locate the game of interest and clicking on the icon (electronic wave going over three building).

LiveStats is a digital account of the play-by-play of the game that includes a scoreboard and clock and current team and player statistics.

A year ago the Our Lady of the Lake University (27-8) won the regular season men's championship but fell in the final to LSU-Shreveport (27-8), 111-101. Texas Wesleyan University (25-8) was granted an at-large berth, joining OLLU and LSUS in the NAIA Nationals. It was the sixth consecutive conference tournament title for the Pilots.

For the sixth straight season the Langston University Lady Lions (30-4) wore the women's regular season crown. They were upset by #4 seed Our Lady of the Lake (26-8), 88-80, who then rose up and surprised #2 LSU-Shreveport (25-9) in the finals, 76-73. All three teams received invitations to the NAIA tourney.

This winter, over the course of 3+ months, it was the SAGU (27-3) men and the Wiley College (26-3) women who won the RRAC championship. Who will emerge after a three-day dash?

Sports Information Directors from participating teams will help select an All-Tournament Team, to be announced following the finals. SID's must attend games on at least two of the three days.

MEN’S SCHEDULE

Friday Quarter-Finals – March 1

#3 St. Thomas (25-5) vs. #6 Jarvis Christian (16-15), 8:00am
#2 LSU-Shreveport (23-5) vs. #7 Wiley College (15-15), Noon
#1 SAGU (27-3) vs. #8 Langston University (12-17), 4:00pm
#4 Our Lady of the Lake (18-12) vs. #5 Texas Wesleyan (19-11), 8:00pm

Saturday Semi-Finals – March 2

Winner between St.T/JC vs. Winner of LSUS/WC, 1:00pm
Winner between SAGU/LU vs. OLLU-TWU, 6:00pm

Monday Finals – March 4

Winners from Semi-Finals meet at 5:30pm

WOMEN’S SCHEDULE

Friday Quarter-Finals – March 1

#3 LSU-Shreveport (24-4) vs. #6 St. Thomas (15-15), 10:00am
#2 Our Lady of the Lake (28-2) vs. #7 Huston-Tillotson (12-19), 2:00pm
#1 Wiley College (26-3) vs. #8 Bacone College (10-17), 6:00pm
#4 Texas Wesleyan (20-9) vs. #5 Langston University (11-15), 10:00pm

Saturday Semi-Finals – March 2

Winner between LSUS/StT vs. Winner of OLLU/HT, 3:00pm
Winner between WC/BC vs. Winner of TWU/LU, 8:00pm

Monday Finals – March 4

Winners from Semi-Finals meet at 8:00pm

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 469-658-2847.
 

 

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