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Basketball - Sat, Feb. 25, 2012

Norcross, Ga. - Tie-breaker this year were again used to determine many of the seeds for this year's Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) men's and women's tournament brackets. The regular season basketball games have concluded after an exciting finish to the season with Shorter University's men's team seeded #1 in the East with the Loyola University New Orleans men's team seeded #1 in the West. On the women's side, Lee University is again seeded #1 in the East, with Belhaven University rounding out the field as the West #1 seed.

The SSAC is proud to once again team up with the Forum and the Darlington School in Rome, GA as the host sites for our neutral site championships. The Darlington School will host the first and second round of the men's tournament, while the Forum will host all four rounds of the women's tournament, with the men joining the women for the semi-final round and championship game. Tournament play will begin on Wednesday, February 29 for the women and men. The tournament will continue through Saturday, March 3 with the championship games being held at 5:00 pm (women) and 7:30 pm (men).

For two years in a row, tie breakers seem to be the big topic of conversation on the last day of the regular season. On the men's side, the West Division was again up in the air with seed #1 through #6 (of seven teams up in the air going into the final night of play. When the games were all completed a four way tie for second place created another use of the tie breaker system. Faulkner University who was in sixth place just a few weeks ago ends up as the tournaments #2 seed, followed by Belhaven (#3), Mobile (#4) with William Carey falling to the #5 seed. The pairings and game times are as follows.

2012 SSAC Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, February 29 (Darlington School)

1 pm: Game 1: W5 William Carey vs. E4 Emmanuel
3 pm: Game 2: E5 Brewton-Parker vs. W4 Mobile

Thursday, March 1 (Darlington School)

2 pm: Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. W1 Loyola
4 pm: Game 4: W3 Belhaven vs. E2 Southern Poly
6 pm: Game 5: Winner Game 2 vs. E1 Shorter
8 pm: Game 6: E3 Lee vs. W2 Faulkner

Friday, March 2 (The Forum)

4 pm: Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
8 pm: Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

Saturday, March 3 (The Forum)

7:30 pm: Final Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

2012 SSAC Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, February 29 (The Forum)

12 pm: Game 1: W5 Auburn-Montgomery vs. E4 Brewton-Parker
2 pm: Game 2: E5 Southern Wesleyan vs. W4 William Carey

Thursday, March 1 (The Forum)

1 pm: Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. W1 Belhaven
3 pm: Game 4: W3 Faulkner vs. E2 Shorter
5 pm: Game 5: Winner Game 2 vs. E1 Lee
7 pm: Game 6: E3 Emmanuel vs. W2 Loyola

Friday, March 2 (The Forum)

2 pm: Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
6 pm: Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

Saturday, March 3

5 pm: Final Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

The SSAC would like to again give a special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Fuddruckers, as well as Floyd County for the partnership that makes this tournament possible.