Bulldogs enter AAC Tournament as sixth seed

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union College men's basketball team will enter the 2013 Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament as the sixth seed, and will open postseason play against third-seeded Bryan (Tenn.) on Thursday night at 9:15 p.m. The league announced the pairings on Sunday.

The tournament opens Wednesday with a play-in game between eighth-seeded Montreat (N.C.) and ninth-seed St. Andrews (N.C.). It concludes on Saturday with the championship game. The event is being held at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

Union (15-13 overall, 8-8 in AAC) and Bryan (13-15, 9-7 AAC) spilt the season series, with both teams winning on their respective home floors. Bryan took a 73-69 win on Jan. 19, but UC returned the favor on Saturday at Robsion Arena, recording a big 78-58 win over the Lions on Senior Day. Union will enter the AAC Tournament riding a five-game winning streak, while Bryan dropped its final two regular season contests.

Elsewhere, the top-seed is Tennessee Wesleyan, the AAC's regular season champion after posting a 15-1 record in league play (22-7 overall). TWC will enter the tournament on a 15-game winning streak, and is looking to repeat as AAC Tournament Champions. TWC will open tournament play on Saturday, when they play the winner of Wednesday's play-in game at 12 p.m.

The next game scheduled for Thursday will have fourth-seed Milligan (Tenn.) (17-12, 9-7 AAC) taking on fifth-seed Reinhardt (Ga.) (11-15, 8-8 AAC) at 1:45 p.m., followed by a tilt between second-seed Point (Ga. (19-10, 10-6 AAC) and seveth-seed Virginia Intermont (15-13, 8-8 AAC) at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs and Lions will play immediately following this game, concluding a day full of games at the tournament.

The semifnals are set for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday evening, followed up by Saturday's championship game, set to tip at 4 p.m.


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 191625531