WYMT- Sports - Headlines

Bears and Lady Bears prepare for MSC Tournament

By: Pikeville Media Relations
By: Pikeville Media Relations

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The grueling 14-game round robin against Mid-South Conference competition is over and the Pikeville College teams know who they’ll be playing in the opening round when the tournament begins on Thursday morning.

The Bears finished 21-8 overall but an 8-6 record in the league has them seeded fifth in the eight-team field. The Lady Bears wrapped the regular season 16-14 and 4-10 in the league and will enter as the six seed.

The women’s tournament will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center. Top seeded Campbellsville (29-1, 14-0) will open the four-day event with a battle against WVU Tech (10-19, 1-13). The Lady Tigers swept the season series from WVU Tech, including a 60-49 win on Saturday in the regular season finale.

Cumberlands (22-8, 11-3) enters the tournament as the No. 2-seed and will face seventh-seeded St. Catharine College (8-22, 2-12) at 2 p.m. ET. Cumberlands swept the season series from St. Catharine.

No. 3-seed Georgetown College (18-11, 9-5) meets No. 6-seed Pikeville College (16-14, 4-10) at 4 p.m. ET with the winner playing the winner of Cumberlands and St. Catharine in one semifinal.

Georgetown scored a come-from-behind win over the Lady Bears on Jan. 21 by a 76-72 win in the Expo Center. The Tigers completed the sweep on Feb. 18 when they held serve at home 70-61.

The final quarterfinal game features No. 4-seed Lindsey Wilson College (19-10, 8-6) and No. 5-seed University of Rio Grande (16-14, 7-7). The winner faces the Campbellsville-WVU Tech winner in the other semifinal. Lindsey Wilson and Rio Grande split the season series, each winning at home.

Thursday’s winners advance to Friday’s semifinals -- games are scheduled for 2 and 4 p.m. ET -- with the championship game set for 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 6.

The Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is set with games beginning on Friday, March 5 at the Frankfort Convention Center.
Campbellsville University clinched its first regular season title today with a win at West Virginia University Tech and will enter the tournament as the No. 1-seed.

Campbellsville (24-6, 12-2 in the MSC) opens Friday's quarterfinals at 10 a.m. ET against No. 8-seed University of Rio Grande (5-25, 0-14). Campbellsville won both regular season meetings.

No. 2-seed Georgetown College (23-6, 11-3) faces No. 7-seed West Virginia Tech (13-16, 3-11) in Friday's finale at 8 p.m. ET. The Tigers won both meetings this season against WVU Tech.

University of the Cumberlands (20-9, 9-5) is the tournament's third seed and will face No. 6-seed Lindsey Wilson College (14-16, 5-9) at 6 p.m. ET. The two teams split their two regular season meetings with each team winning at home.

No. 4-seed St. Catharine College (20-10, 8-6) and No. 5-seed Pikeville College (21-8, 8-6) plays at Noon ET. The two teams split during the regular season.

St. Catharine and Pikeville tied for fourth in the conference standings with an 8-6 record. The Patriots were awarded the fourth seed after defeating Campbellsville -- the regular season champ -- during the season. Pikeville lost both meetings with Campbellsville.

Pikeville knocked off St. Catharine 59-52 at the Expo Center on Jan. 21, but fell to the Patriots on Feb. 13 73-63. Friday's winners advance to Saturday's semifinals.

The Campbellsville-Rio Grande winner meets the winner of St. Catharine and Pikeville at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday with the Georgetown and West Virginia Tech winner advancing to play the winner of Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson at 4 p.m. ET.

The championship game scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 7.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 85829317 - wkyt.com/a?a=85829317