FLORENCE, SC - The game times have been set for the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament Southeast Regional to be played in Morrow, Ga., on Friday, Saturday, and Monday (March 11, 12, 14). The regional will be hosted by Clayton State University in its 1,100-seat Athletics & Fitness Center.
Francis Marion University (18-9) is seeded eighth and will meet the host school and top-seed at 6 p.m. on Friday evening. Friday’s other first-round games have third-seeded USC Aiken (26-5) playing sixth-seeded Tusculum College (21-8) at 1 p.m., second-seeded Lander University (27-3) meeting seventh-seeded Wingate University (19-10) at 3 p.m., and fourth-seeded Georgia College (22-6) facing fifth-seeded Barton College (25-4) at 8 p.m.
The semifinals are set for Saturday at 5 and 7:30 p.m., with the regional title game scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. The FMU/CSU winner will play in Saturday’s second semifinal contest.
Daily ticket prices are $8 for adults and $3 for students.
The entire 64-team national field was announced on Sunday night and included 22 automatic qualifiers and 42 at-large selections. Winners of each of the eight regionals will advance to St. Joseph (Mo.) Civic Center for the Elite Eight on March 22, 23 and 25, with the national title game to be televised by ESPN2.
Francis Marion finished third in the Peach Belt Conference’s East Division under the direction of first-year head coach Kate Glusko. Seven of the team’s nine losses were to teams who earned invitations to the national tournament.
FMU is making its fourth straight appearance in the national tournament and the program's ninth appearance overall since moving to NCAA affiliation in 1992.
NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament Southeast Regional
Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga. (1,100-seat Athletics & Fitness Center)
FRIDAY (March 11) First-Round Games
USC Aiken (26-5) v. Tusculum College (21-8) 1 pm
Lander University (27-3) v. Wingate University (19-10) 3 pm
Clayton State University (29-1) v. Francis Marion University (18-9) 6 pm
Georgia College (22-6) v. Barton College (25-4) 8 pm
SATURDAY (March 12)
Semifinal Games 5 pm and 7:30 pm
MONDAY (March 14)
Championship game 7 pm