The LaGrange men's basketball team opens first round play in the USA South Tournament on Thursday against William Peace. The tournament is being hosted by top-seeded Averett University in Danville, Va.
The fifth-seeded Panthers (15-10, 8-6 USA South) and the fourth-seeded Pacers (15-10, 8-6 USA South) met last Sunday in the final game of the regular season. William Peace came away with a 109-86 win to end LC's five-game winning streak. The teams have split four previous meetings and are meeting in the conference tournament for the first time.
LaGrange won back-to-back USA South Tournament titles (2014, 2015) and were runner-ups last year. The Panthers have made three straight trips to the NCAA Division III national tournament. The Panthers have 70 wins over the past four seasons, the best four-year stretch since the school joined NCAA Division III.
Tickets for the tournament contests can be purchased at the venue. 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.
Tournament Schedule - all games played at Averett University (all times EST)
First Round - Thursday, February 23
Semifinals - Friday, February 24
Final - Saturday, February 25
All times subject to change. Continue following www.usasouth.net for all updates.