Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LSC Spring Weekly Release 03-08


From the Newstands


Men's Basketball
(From the LSC Office)
Five Lone Star Conference men’s basketball teams were selected to continue their seasons at the South Central Regional the NCAA announced tonight.

        The bracket includes UT Permian Basin, West Texas A&M, Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas A&M-Kingsville.  With LSC teams composing more than half the bracket a conference team is guaranteed to play in the final.

        The men’s regional will be hosted by top seed Colorado Mines on March 11, 12 and 14 in Golden, Colo.

        In the opening round, UTPB faces TAMUK, WT plays A&M-C, TSU takes on Fort Lewis, and Mines plays Arkansas-Fort Smith.

        The eight regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight March 22-25 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Complete NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship bracket

South Central Regional
Saturday, March 11 
Game 1 - No. 6 Texas A&M-Commerce vs. No. 3 West Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
Game 2 - No. 7 Texas A&M Kingsville vs. No. 2 Texas-Permian Basin, 3:30 p.m.
Game 3 - No. 8 Arkansas-Fort Smith vs. No. 1 Colorado School of Mines, 6 p.m.
Game 4 - No. 5 Fort Lewis vs. No. 4 Tarleton State, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 12
Game 5 - A&M-C/WT vs. TAMUK/UTPB, 6 p.m.
Game 6 - UAFS/CSM vs. FLC/TSU, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14
Game 7 - Regional final, 8 p.m.

Times listed in Central Time


Women's Basketball
(From the LSC Office)
Four Lone Star Conference women’s basketball teams were selected to continue their seasons at the South Central Regional basketball tournament the NCAA announced Sunday.

        Angelo State, West Texas A&M, Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State, who won the women’s LSC Tournament title and automatic qualification Sunday afternoon were included in the eight-team field which will be hosted by top seed CSU-Pueblo.  The regional is March 10, 11, and 13 in Pueblo, Colo.

        The quarterfinal match-ups include ASU versus St. Edward’s, WT and Regis, ENMU faces UC-Colorado Springs, and TSU takes on CSU-Pueblo.

        The eight regional champions advancing to the Women’s Elite Eight will be seeded by the Women's Basketball Committee after completion of the regionals. The 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Elite Eight will be held at Alumni Hall in Columbus, Ohio, March 21, 22 and 24.

Complete NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship bracket

South Central Regional
Friday, March 10
No. 3 UC Colorado Springs vs. No. 6 Eastern New Mexico, 1 p.m.
No. 2 Angelo State vs. No. 7 St. Edward's, 3:30 p.m.
No. 1 CSU-Pueblo vs. No. 8 Tarleton State, 6:30 p.m.
No. 4 West Texas A&M vs. No. 5 Regis, 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Semifinal: UCCS/ENMU winner vs. ASU/SEU winner, 6 p.m.
Semifinal: CSU-P/TSU winner vs. WT/REGIS winner, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 13
Regional Final, 8:30 p.m.

Times listed in Central Time



Baseball




(From the LSC Office)
The Lone Star Conference will be represented by 47 athletes at the 2017 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 9-11 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham CrossPlex, as part of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championships Festival.

On the men’s side, LSC Champion Texas A&M-Commerce has a league-best 12 qualifiers.  Angelo State will send six participants, Texas A&M-Kingsville has five, West Texas A&M three, Eastern New Mexico two and Tarleton State one.

WT, the league champions, leads the women’s selections with six participants, while ASU has four, TAMUK and A&M-C three and Eastern New Mexico two.

A total of 540 participants, 270 men and 270 women, will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event. The complete list of qualifiers is available at http://www.leonetiming.com/2017/Indoor/NCAADII/. Heat sheets will be available at this same website.

The championships will be streamed live on www.NCAA.com.
  



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