LSC Men’s Basketball Championship field set

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The men’s bracket for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship is set following the conclusion of the regular season on Saturday night.

The championship will be held March 3-6-7-8 with first round games taking place on campus and the final eight teams advancing to the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship beginning on March 6.

St. Edward’s, Texas A&M-Commerce, and West Texas A&M claimed the three divisional championships in 2019-20. With a 21-1 record in conference play WT earned the top seed in the tournament.

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. Fans can save $15 off the regular price for all-session passes and avoid fees by making an on-campus advance purchase at LSC member institutions. The all-session ticket grants access to all seven sessions at a reduced rate of $45. The all-session price increases to $60 for those not purchased through LSC schools by March 4.

Tarleton will also sell discounted tickets in Stephenville next week. LSC Tournament all-session and single session tickets will be sold for a discounted price at the Wisdom Gym Ticket Office Monday through Wednesday. The ticket office will remain open after Tuesday’s men’s basketball play-in game and all day on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fans can also call 254-968-1832 to purchase over the phone.

All 11 games will be streamed live free of charge through the LSC Digital Network at www.lonestarconferencenetwork.com. In addition to being available on computers and mobile devices, the network is also available via OTT on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku by searching for “LSC Digital Network”.

The winner of the tournament will be named the Lone Star Conference Men’s Basketball Champions and earn the league’s automatic qualification to the 2020 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball South Central Regional held March 14-15-17 at a site to be determined. The winner of the South Central Region will advance to the Elite Eight to be held March 26-28 in Evansville, Ind. The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship will take place in Atlanta, Ga. on April 5.

Here’s a look at the schedule for next week’s men’s tournament:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (first round games on-campus)
No. 12 Midwestern State at No. 5 Lubbock Christian (Lubbock, Texas), TBD
No. 11 Oklahoma Christian at No. 6 DBU (Dallas, Texas), TBD
No. 10 UT Permian Basin at No. 7 Tarleton (Stephenville, Texas), 7 p.m. CT
No. 9 UAFS at No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce (Commerce, Texas), TBD

Friday, March 6, 2020
SESSION THREE
Game 5: Noon, No. 3 Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Men 6-11 winner
Game 6: 2:30 p.m., No. 2 St. Edward’s vs. Men 7-10 winner
SESSION FOUR
Game 7: 6:00 p.m., No. 1 West Texas A&M vs. Men 8-9 winner
Game 8: 8:30 p.m., No. 4 Angelo State vs. Men 5-12 winner

Saturday, March 7, 2020
SESSION SIX
Game 11: 6:00 p.m., Men Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
Game 12: 8:30 p.m., Men Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

Sunday, March 8, 2020
SESSION SEVEN
Game 14: 3:30 p.m., Men’s Championship: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12


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