NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The G-MAC women's postseason tournament will open up today with the quarterfinal round.
The weekend tournament will be hosted by the regular-season champion and top overall seed, Trevecca Nazarene University.
Kicking off the action will be the host institution, as Trevecca Nazarene will take on No. 8 Central State at noon.
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Davis & Elkins and All-G-MAC first-team selection Jorden Lykes will begin tournament action today at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.
During the regular season, the Trojans won both meetings against Central State, pulling out the road victory back on Jan. 2 by 11 points, 76-65, and then winning a little more comfortably, 91-70 at home on Feb. 13.
Fifth-seed Ursuline will take on No. 4 Davis & Elkins in the second game of the afternoon session at 2:30 p.m. The Senators won both meetings against Ursuline by 11 points combined. D&E is the second leading scorer in the conference at 78 points per game, while Ursuline puts up 76.3 points a game. However, on the defensive end, Ursuline is allowing just 73.8 points a game, while the Senators allow 76.5 points a game.
In the evening session, sixth-seed Ohio Valley will face off against No. 3 Kentucky Wesleyan. In their first season in the G-MAC, the Panthers posted a 12-4 record in conference and led the league in scoring with 78.2 points a game. Even more impressive, they allow a league low 68 points a game.
In the final quarterfinal matchup, seventh-seed Alderson Broaddus will face No. 2 Cedarville. In the regular season, Cedarville won both meetings with the Battlers, taking victory by an average of 22.5 points.
The Lady Jackets are the only team to hand the top-ranked Trojans a loss, winning both meetings with TNU, but their three losses (Kentucky Wesleyan, Central State, and D&E) allowed TNU to take its second straight regular-season title.
Semifinal action is slated to begin at 5 p.m. Friday with the championship game scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.