The first round of the 2019 USA South Women's Basketball Tournament has concluded. Each of the higher-seeded teams in action earned victories to advance into the quarterfinal round which will take place on Saturday, February 16. Meanwhile, the top-two seeds from each division received first round byes and will host the contests.
In the East, third-seeded William Peace topped sixth-seeded Meredith, 78-74, while fourth-seeded Mary Baldwin held off fifth-seeded N.C. Wesleyan, 114-108, in overtime. In the West, third-seeded Maryville got by sixth-seeded LaGrange, 63-53, as fourth-seeded Huntingdon sped past fifth-seeded Covenant, 85-72.
The semifinal and championship games will be played at the site of the highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinal round play on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24. If the highest-remaining divisional seeds are the same seed, the next tie-breaking criteria is determined by which team has the better Conference record. If there is still a tie, the tournament semifinals and final will head to the East due to a predetermined rotation.
At all venues and contests, tickets can be purchased at the event. Adult general admission is $8.00 while institutional faculty/staff/students along with senior citizens (65 years and older) and children are $3.00. Children under the age of six are free.
Please continue to visit the Tournament Website for up-to-date information.
|2019 USA South Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule (all times EST unless noted)|
|First Round - Wednesday, February 13 (games played at higher-seeded team)
Game 1: #5 West-LaGrange - 53 #4 West-Maryville - 63
Game 2: #6 East-Meredith - 74 #3 East-William Peace - 78
Game 3: #5 East-N.C. Wesleyan - 108 #4 East-Mary Baldwin - 114 (ot)
Game 4: #6 West-Covenant - 72 #3 West-Huntingdon - 85
|Quarterfinals - Saturday, February 16 (games played at higher-seeded team)
Game 5: #4 West-Maryville vs. #1 East-Averett - 2:00pm
Game 6: #3 East-William Peace vs. #2 West-Berea - 2:00pm
Game 7: #4 East-Mary Baldwin vs. #1 West-Piedmont - 2:00pm
Game 8: #3 West-Huntingdon vs. #2 East-Greensboro- 2:00pm
|Semifinals - Saturday, February 23 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - Time TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - Time TBA
|Final - Sunday, February 24 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Semifinal Winners - Time TBA
All times subject to change. Continue following www.usasouth.net for all updates.