KIAC Semi-Finals Set, Covention Center Info
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 25th, 2010) - The eight winners of Tuesday's Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) Basketball Championships are heading onto the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky for Friday's play. Four men's and four women's teams will play for the right to Saturday's title games, with the women's title at 1 p.m. and men's title at 4 p.m.
All four women's first round hosts won their respective games to advance. In the first women's semifinal at 2 p.m., top seed Indiana University Southeast (21-8) will take on fourth seeded Asbury College (14-16). Indiana University Southeast won the two regular season contests. IUS knocked out Asbury in the semi-finals last year. The second semifinal at 4 p.m. features second seeded Berea College (11-18) and third seeded Brescia University (17-13).
In the evening, both men's semifinals will feature a matchup of visiting team and a home team winner from the first round. The 6 p.m. contest has top seed and nationally ranked number five Indiana University Southeast (23-4) against fifth seeded Asbury College (15-16). IU Southeast won both games in the regular season and beat the Eagles in the semis last year 83-75. For the nightcap at 8 p.m., second seed Brescia University (22-9) and sixth seed Cincinnati Christian University (16-15) will square off for the final Saturday slot. Brescia had the upper hand in both contests this year.
Both the men's and women's tournaments are single elimination tournaments, with an automatic bid to the winners of the tournament to the NAIA Division II National Championship. The NAIA Division II National Championships involve a 32 team tournament for the men and women. The men will play in Point Lookout, Missouri at College of the Ozarks on March 10-16, 2010. The championship for the women occurs in Sioux City, Iowa at the Tyson Events Center also on March 10-16, 2010
Tickets at FCC are $10 for an adult, $8 for a senior adult, and $5 for students per day. For more information about the Covention Center and directions please visit their site here.
KIAC Basketball Championships Schedule
FIRST ROUND (Tuesday, February 23rd at Higher Seeds)
Indiana University Southeast (1) d. St. Louis College of Pharmacy (8) 72-35
Asbury College (4) d. Cincinnati Christian University (5) 79-51
Berea College (2) d. Midway College (7) 83-79
Brescia University (3) d. Alice Lloyd College (6) 75-63
Indiana University Southeast (1) d. St. Louis College of Pharmacy (8) 88-35
Asbury College (5) d. Indiana University East (4) 102-95
Brescia University (2) d. Alice Lloyd College (7) 87-73
Cincinnati Christian University (6) d. Berea College (3) 105-89
SEMIFINALS (Friday, February 26th at Frankfort Convention Center)
2 pm (Women) Indiana University Southeast (1) vs. Asbury College (4)
4 pm (Women) Berea College (2) vs. Brescia University (3)
6 pm (Men) Indiana University Southeast (1) vs. Asbury College (5)
8 pm (Men) Brescia University (2) vs. Cincinnati Christian University (6)
FINALS (Saturday, February 27th at Frankfort Convention Center)
1 pm Women's Final
4 pm Men's Final