The Central State men's and women's basketball teams are set to compete in upcoming Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) Tournament.
The Lady Marauders earned the No. 1 seed in the SIAC West Division, clinching the school's first divisional title since the school began competing exclusively on the NCAA Div. II level. CSU finished the regular season with a 18-7 overall record and a 12-4 mark in conference play. With the luxury of a first round bye, the Lady Marauders will play on Wednesday at 5:30 pm cst (6:30 pm est) against the winner of the contest between Paine and LeMoyne-Owen.
The CSU men's program enters the tournament as the No. 6 seed after a 11-17 regular season record, going 7-10 in the SIAC West Division. The Marauders will face No. 3 seed Benedict. BC enters the tournament after a 15-11 finish to the regular season with a 12-5 mark in SIAC East Division play. CSU and BC met three times during the regular season. CSU won the first meeting while BC took the next two contests. The teams are scheduled to tip-off at 3:15 pm cst (4:15 pm est) on Tuesday.
All tournament games will be held in Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Fans will be able to watch live video of Central State's opening tournament games on the Marauder Sports Streaming Channel. http://www.maraudersports.com/watch/
Live stats for the men's game against Benedict will be available on - http://stat.center/view/a0rgcnno
Live stats for the women's game can be accessed on - http://stat.center/view/8xffej4o
For more information on the SIAC Basketball Tournament, please go to - http://thesiac.com/index.aspx
Note: Game times are subject to be delayed
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper
Tuesday, February 28th 2017 at 6:24PM
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