March 9, 2009
AUGUSTA, Ga.---The game times have now been set for the NCAA Southeast Regional Men's Basketball Tournament in Augusta this coming weekend.
Augusta State is playing Tusculum at 6 p.m. Saturday at Christenberry Fieldhouse. That winner would play in the semifinals Sunday at 7:30 pm.
USC-Aiken, which lost by one point to ASU in the Peach Belt Conference title game, will play Lenoir-Rhyne at 2:30 pm Saturday. The winner of that game plays in the semifinals at 5 pm Sunday.
Augusta State is top-seeded in the eight team field, which also includes Armstrong Atlantic, Catawba, Georgia College & State University and Barton.
USC-Aiken is seeded second. That means the Pacers are in a different bracket and could have a chance to meet ASU in the Regional title game if both teams are successful in their quarterfinal and semifinal games.
The title game is set for Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm, also in Chistenberry Fieldhouse. That winner advances to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Springfield, Massachusetts the following weekend. Augusta State lost in the nationally-televised finals on CBS and News 12 last year.
New details on ticket information for the Regional tournament sessions will be announced later Monday.
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