ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) reveals its 2020 conference championship brackets which feature 13 women’s teams and 14 men’s teams vying for the SIAC crown.
The women’s bracket will kick off tournament competition on Monday morning at the Rock Hill Indoor Sport & Event Center at 11 a.m. as No. 4 Eastern Division seed, Clark Atlanta, is slated to take on the No. 5 Western Division seed, Lane. Following, the No. 4 Western Division seed, Spring Hill, will face off against the No. 5 Eastern Division seed, Paine.
Monday’s contest will conclude that night with the No. 2 seeded Central State facing off against rival, No. 7 Kentucky State. On Tuesday, the women will compete in a pair of games while the No. 1 seed enjoys a first-round bye and the No. 2 Eastern Division seed enjoys a first and second round bye. The women’s quarterfinals will begin on Wednesday, each contest featuring the top seeds in both divisions.
On Thursday, the quarterfinals will wrap up featuring the No. 2 Eastern Division seed, Savannah State, as they make their debut in their first conference basketball tournament. At the conclusion of Friday’s contest, the winners will compete in the championship game on Saturday, March 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Rock Hill Sports & Event Center.
The men’s bracket features opening rounds beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Monday as the No. 4 Eastern Division seed, Savannah State, takes on the No. 5 Western Division seed, Spring Hill. Following, the bracket features LeMoyne-Owen, the No. 4 Western Division seed, taking on the No. 5 Eastern Division seed, Benedict.
Opening rounds continue the following day featuring a four-game slate beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a faceoff between the No. 3 (Central State) and No. 6 (Fort Valley State) followed by a matchup between Kentucky State, the No. 7 Western Division seed, and Clark Atlanta, the No. 2 Eastern Division seed.
The remaining games will be played that evening and will feature No. 2 West (Tuskegee), No. 7 East (Paine), No. 3 East (Morehouse), and No. 6 West (Lane). The quarterfinals will open on Wednesday featuring the No. 1 seeds, Miles and Albany State, with continued elimination rounds on Thursday. Two semifinals contests will be held on Friday prior to the championship game scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The SIAC Basketball Tournament will take place on March 2 – March 7 in Rock Hill, S.C. and will be streamed live via FloSports.
For information, updates, tickets, and more, keep up with us at http://thesiac.com/tournaments/?id=42&path=mbball
|Monday, March 2 – Opening Rounds|
|11:00 AM||Game 1||Women||#4E (Clark Atlanta) vs. #5W (Lane)|
|1:15 PM||Game 2||Men||#4E (Savannah State) vs. #5W (Spring Hill)|
|3:30 PM||Game 3||Women||#4W (Spring Hill) vs. #5E (Paine)|
|5:45 PM||Game 4||Men||#4W (LeMoyne-Owen) vs. #5E (Benedict)|
|8:00 PM||Game 5||Women||#2W (Central State) vs.#7W (Kentucky State)|
|Tuesday, March 3 – Opening Rounds|
|10:00 AM||Game 6||Men||#3W (Central State) vs. #6E (Fort Valley State)|
|12:15 PM||Game 7||Men||#7W (Kentucky State) vs. #2E (Clark Atlanta)|
|2:30 PM||Game 8||Women||#3W (Tuskegee) vs. #6E (Albany State)|
|4:45 PM||Game 9||Women||#3E (Fort Valley State) vs. #6W (LeMoyne-Owen)|
|7:00 PM||Game 10||Men||#2W (Tuskegee) vs. #7E (Paine)|
|9:15 PM||Game 11||Men||#3E (Morehouse) vs. #6W (Lane)|
|Wednesday, March 4 – Quarterfinal Rounds|
|1:00 PM||Game 12||Women||#1W (Miles) vs. Winner of Game 1|
|3:15 PM||Game 13||Men||#1W (Miles) vs. Winner of Game 2|
|5:30 PM||Game 14||Women||#1E (Benedict) vs. Winner of Game 3|
|7:45 PM||Game 15||Men||#1E (Albany State) vs. Winner of Game 4|
|Thursday, March 5 – Quarterfinal Rounds|
|1:00 PM||Game 16||Women||Winner of Game 8 vs. #2E (Savannah State)|
|3:15 PM||Game 17||Men||Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 7|
|5:30 PM||Game 18||Women||Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 9|
|7:45 PM||Game 19||Men||Winner of Game 10 vs. Winner of Game 11|
|Friday, March 6 – Semifinal Round|
|1:00 PM||Game 20||Women||Winner of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 16|
|3:15 PM||Game 21||Men||Winner of Game 13 vs. Winner of Game 17|
|5:30 PM||Game 22||Women||Winner of Game 18 vs. Winner of Game 14|
|7:45 PM||Game 23||Men||Winner of Game 10 vs. Winner of Game 11|
|Saturday, March 7 – Championship|
|4:00 PM||Game 24||Women||Winner of Game 20 vs. Winner of Game 22|
|7:00 PM||Game 25||Men||Winner of Game 21 vs. Winner of Game 23|