ATLANTA -- The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced Sunday the pairings for the 2018 SIAC Basketball Tournament.
The single-elimination tournament, which will run Feb. 26-March 3, will be held at the Bill Harris Arena inside the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala.
The Claflin University men's and women’s teams will enter tournament play with the No. 3 seed in the East Division.
The Claflin men, 21-6 overall and 14-5 in the SIAC will open play against Tuskegee University (No. 6 seed in the West) on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:45 p.m. EST.
The contest will follow the Claflin women’s game vs. Lane College, which is the No. 6 seed in the West Division. The women’s contest is slated for a 3:30 p.m. EST start.
The Claflin women will take a 15-12 overall and 11-6 conference record into tournament play.
Should the Claflin men advance, they will play the winner of the Lane/Paine game at 4:15 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The women would face LeMoyne-Owen, which is the No. 2 seed in the West Division at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday. LeMoyne-Owen received a bye in the opening round of the tournament.
Visit the championship link at www.thesiac.com for additional information on the 2018 SIAC Basketball Championship.