The women’s bracket for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship is set following the conclusion of the regular season on Saturday evening.
The championship will be held March 3-5-7-8 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 5.
Texas A&M-Commerce and West Texas A&M claimed divisional championships in 2019-20, and St. Mary’s and Tarleton were named divisional co-champions. A&M-C is the tournament’s No. 1 seed after finishing atop the 22-game conference standings with a 20-2 record.
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 Women’s Basketball Champions and earn the league’s automatic qualification to the 2020 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Central Regional held March 13-14-16 at a site to be determined. The winner of the South Central Region will advance to the Elite Eight to be held March 24-25-27 in Birmingham, Ala.
Here’s a look at the schedule for next week’s women’s tournament:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (first round games on-campus)
No. 12 Oklahoma Christian at No. 5 Eastern New Mexico (Portales, N.M.), TBD
No. 11 Midwestern State at No. 6 Angelo State (San Angelo, Texas), TBD
No. 10 UAFS at No. 7 St. Edward’s (Austin, Texas), TBD
No. 9 Cameron at No. 8 St. Mary’s (San Antonio, Texas), TBD
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Game 1: Noon, No. 3 Lubbock Christian vs. Women 6-11 winner
Game 2: 2:30 p.m., No. 2 West Texas A&M vs. Women 7-10 winner
Game 3: 6:00 p.m., No. 1 Texas A&M-Commerce vs. Women 8-9 winner
Game 4: 8:30 p.m., No. 4 Tarleton vs. Women 5-12 winner
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Game 9: Noon, Women Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 10: 2:30 p.m., Women Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Game 13: 1:00 p.m., Women’s Championship: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10