Carson-Newman Gets No. 3 Seed For 2010 Food Lion SAC Women's Basketball Tournament
ROCK HILL, S.C. – No. 20 Carson-Newman has earned the third seed for the upcoming 2010 Food Lion SAC Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Lady Eagles finished the 2009-10 regular season with a 22-5 record and an 11-5 mark in league play.
C-N will take on Wingate (7-9 SAC, 14-13) Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m., in a rematch of Saturday’s regular season finale, which the Lady Eagles won by a 76-65 score. This time around, Carson-Newman will be the home team.
Lenoir-Rhyne, the defending Food Lion SAC Tournament champion, is the top seed for the 2010 tournament, which begins Wednesday.
The Bears (13-3 SAC, 20-6 overall) will face eighth-seed Brevard (3-13 SAC, 9-18) on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Brevard captured the final tournament spot with a win over Catawba on Saturday.
Lenoir-Rhyne won the conference title for the second year in a row and third time in school history.
Newberry is the second seed. Newberry (12-4 SAC, 19-7) will face seventh-seed Lincoln Memorial (6-10 SAC, 8-18) on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. That matchup is a rematch of Saturday’s regular-season finale, which Newberry won 82-74.
Tusculum College earned the fourth seed. The Pioneers (10-6 SAC, 17-9) will host fifth-seed Catawba College (8-8, 15-12) on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Quarterfinal winners advance to the tournament semifinals, which will be held at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C. on Saturday, with games at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday’s women’s championship will be at 4 p.m.
Tickets for quarterfinal games are $6 for adults, $3 for children, students and college students with ID. Tickets for semifinal and championship rounds are $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and college students with ID.
The men’s and women’s winners of the tournament will
earn automatic bids to the NCAA Division II playoffs.
2010 Food Lion SAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule
Food Lion SAC Tournament, Quarterfinals, Home of Higher Seed
No. 8 Brevard at No. 1 Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Catawba at No. 4 Tusculum, 6 p.m.
No. 6 Wingate at No. 3 Carson-Newman, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Lincoln Memorial at No. 2 Newberry, 7 p.m.
Food Lion SAC Tournament, Semifinals, CVCC Arena, Hickory, N.C.
Brevard/Lenoir-Rhyne winner vs. Catawba/Tusculum winner, 5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial/Newberry winner vs. Wingate/Carson-Newman winner, 8 p.m.
Food Lion SAC Tournament Championship, CVCC Arena, Hickory, N.C.
Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.