G-MAC women’s tourney to begin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The G-MAC women’s postseason tournament will open up today with the quarterfinal round.

The weekend tournament will be hosted by the regular-season champion and top overall seed, Trevecca Nazarene University.

Kicking off the action will be the host institution, as Trevecca Nazarene will take on No. 8 Central State at noon.

During the regular season, the Trojans won both meetings against Central State, pulling out the road victory back on Jan. 2 by 11 points, 76-65, and then winning a little more comfortably, 91-70 at home on Feb. 13.

Fifth-seed Ursuline will take on No. 4 Davis & Elkins in the second game of the afternoon session at 2:30 p.m. The Senators won both meetings against Ursuline by 11 points combined. D&E is the second leading scorer in the conference at 78 points per game, while Ursuline puts up 76.3 points a game. However, on the defensive end, Ursuline is allowing just 73.8 points a game, while the Senators allow 76.5 points a game.

In the evening session, sixth-seed Ohio Valley will face off against No. 3 Kentucky Wesleyan. In their first season in the G-MAC, the Panthers posted a 12-4 record in conference and led the league in scoring with 78.2 points a game. Even more impressive, they allow a league low 68 points a game.

In the final quarterfinal matchup, seventh-seed Alderson Broaddus will face No. 2 Cedarville. In the regular season, Cedarville won both meetings with the Battlers, taking victory by an average of 22.5 points.

The Lady Jackets are the only team to hand the top-ranked Trojans a loss, winning both meetings with TNU, but their three losses (Kentucky Wesleyan, Central State, and D&E) allowed TNU to take its second straight regular-season title.

Semifinal action is slated to begin at 5 p.m. Friday with the championship game scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.