Brackets set for Lone Star Conference Basketball Championships

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STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton Basketball is headed to Frisco to compete for a Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship next week.

The top eight teams from the men’s and women’s standings have advanced to the league’s annual postseason tournament, which will begin with the men on Thursday and the women on Friday. Tarleton is the No. 5 seed in the men’s tournament and the No. 3 seed in the women’s tournament.

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The Texans will open the tournament against Eastern New Mexico Thursday at 8:30 p.m. while the women will begin Friday at noon against MSU Texas.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com, as well as the Comerica Center box office. Single-session tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

All games will be streamed live free of charge through the LSC’s GameCentral portal (http://portal.stretchinternet.com/lonestar). In addition to supporting desktop and laptop computers, GameCentral’s responsive design will support mobile devices as well (iPad, iPhones, Android).

The winner of each tournament will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA postseason tournament, which will be announced next Sunday night on NCAA.com. Tarleton’s women are primed for a return to the postseason by sitting at No. 5 in the latest regional ranking but the men’s team will need to win the tournament to return to the national postseason.

Here’s a look at the men’s schedule:

Thursday, March 7, 2019
SESSION ONE
Game 1: 12 p.m., 3) Angelo State vs. 6) Texas A&M-Kingsville
Game 2: 2:30 p.m., 2) Texas A&M-Commerce vs. 7) UT Permian Basin

SESSION TWO
Game 3: 6 p.m., 1) West Texas A&M vs. 8) Cameron
Game 4: 8:30 p.m., 4) Eastern New Mexico vs. 5) Tarleton State

Saturday, March 9, 2019
SESSION FIVE
Game 9: 12 p.m., Men Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 10: 2:30 p.m., Men Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Sunday, March 10, 2019
SESSION SEVEN
Game 13: 1 p.m., Men’s Championship: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10

Here’s a look at the women’s schedule:

Friday, March 8, 2019
SESSION THREE
Game 5: 12 p.m., 3) Tarleton State vs. 6) Midwestern State
Game 6: 2:30, 2) Angelo State vs. 7) Texas Woman’s

SESSION FOUR
Game 7: 6:00, 1) West Texas A&M vs. 8) Texas A&M-Kingsville
Game 8: 8:30, 4) Eastern New Mexico vs. 5) Texas A&M-Commerce

Saturday, March 9, 2019
SESSION SIX
Game 11: 6:00, Women Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
Game 12: 8:30, Women Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

Sunday, March 10, 2019
SESSION SEVEN
Game 14: 3:30, Women’s Championship: Winner G11 vs. Winner G12

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