Asbury set to host the Men's & Women's KIAC Basketball Tournament
Wilmore, KY - Asbury College is set to welcome the teams of the KIAC for the 2008 Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament, starting tomorrow and culminating with Saturday's championship games. All in all the event features nine games in three days, offering a basketball extravaganza that will send the men's & women's tournament champions on to the NAIA Division II National Tournaments.
Asbury's women's team will enter the bracket as the fifth-seed, set to take on fourth-seeded Alice Lloyd College at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, officially kicking off the tournament as the first game played. The Eagles split the season series with Alice Lloyd, winning in double-overtime fashion, 88-87 back on Jan. 22nd. Alice Lloyd would get a measure of revenge, winning 82-64 in Pippa Passes on their senior night to level the series. The winner of the Asbury-Alice Lloyd game would then draw the overall # 1 seed, Midway in Friday's semifinal at 12:00 p.m.
The men's team will also play on Thursday as the fourth-seed against fifth-seeded St. Louis Pharmacy. That game is set for 7:00 p.m. Asbury has won both meetings against the Eutectics by an average of 49 points, winning 83-32 in Wilmore on Jan. 26 and 98-51 in the rematch in St. Louis on Feb. 16. If Asbury wins, they would meet the men's overall # 1 in IU-Southeast on Friday night at 5:00 p.m.
Listed below is a full schedule of the tournament, day-by-day. Click the above links for printable brackets with game times:
Thursday, February 28th
Game 1 - Women's - # 4 Alice Lloyd vs. # 5 Asbury, 2:00 p.m.
Game 2 - Women's - # 3 IU-Southeast vs. # 6 STLCOP, 4:30 p.m.
Game 3 - Men's - # 4 Asbury vs. # 5 STLCOP, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 29th
Game 4 - Women's - Game 1 winner vs. # 1 Midway, 12:00 noon
Game 5 - Women's - Game 2 winner vs. # 2 IU-Southeast, 2:30 p.m.
Game 6 - Men's - Game 3 winner vs. # 1 IU-Southeast, 5:00 p.m.
Game 7 - Men's - # 2 Berea vs. # 3 Alice Lloyd, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1st
Game 8 - Women's - Championship, 5:00 p.m.
Game 9 - Men's - Championship, 8:00 p.m.