ASU, USCA game times announced

Monday, March 9, 2009 1:29 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 12:57 AM
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Times have been set for Saturday’s games in the Division II Southeast Regional at Augusta State’s Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The fifth-ranked Jaguars (26-4) will make their third consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearance when they take on Tusculum (20-9) at 6 p.m.

Augusta State, which advanced to last year’s national championship game in Springfield, Mass., is the No. 1 seed for the regional.

No. 2 seed USC Aiken (23-7) will face No. 7 seed Lenoir-Rhyne (18-10) at 2:30 p.m. The winner of that contest will play the No. 3 seed Armstrong Atlantic State-No. 6 seed Catawba winner in the regional semifinals. Armstrong Atlantic State and Catawba play at noon.

The final game Saturday will match No. 4 seed Georgia College & State and No. 5 seed Barton at 8:30. The winner of that game will take on the Augusta State-Tusculum winner in the semifinals.

The USC Aiken women (22-11), which lost the Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship game to Lander, earned the No. 5 seed in the Southeast Region. The Lady Pacers will face Peach Belt regular season champion Francis Marion (25-4) at 8 p.m. in Hickory, N.C.

It is USC Aiken’s first Division II Tournament appearance since 2005, when it lost to Shaw in the first round.

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