Women's Basketball: Panthers face Covenant in first round of USA South Tournament

Women's Basketball: Panthers face Covenant in first round of USA South Tournament

The LaGrange women's basketball team opens play in the USA South Tournament on Friday at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.

The Panthers (16-9), seeded fourth in the conference's West Division, will face fifth-seeded Covenant at 7 p.m. LC enters the tournament as the conference's hottest team with a seven-game winning streak.

LaGrange won both regular season meetings from the Scots (12-12). The Panthers won 62-53 in Mariotti Gym on Jan. 13 and 74-50 at Covenant on Jan. 28. 

The LaGrange-Covenant winner plays top-seeded Maryville in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Panthers have reached the tournament semifinals three straight years.

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.


 

2017 USA South Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule
 

First Round - Friday, February 17
Game 1: #5 West-Covenant vs. #4 West-LaGrange - 7:00pm (at Maryville College)

First Round - Saturday, February 18
Game 2: #6 East-Methodist vs. #3 East-Greensboro - 6:00pm (at Averett University)
Game 3: #5 East-William Peace vs. #4 East-N.C. Wesleyan - 4:00pm (at Ferrum College)
Game 4: #6 West-Salem vs. #3 West-Huntingdon - 4:00pm (at Piedmont College) 

 

Quarterfinals - Saturday, February 18
Game 5: Game 1 Winner at #1 West-Maryville - 5:00pm

Quarterfinals - Sunday, February 19
Game 6: Game 2 Winner at #2 East-Averett - 4:00pm
Game 7: Game 3 Winner at #1 East-Ferrum - 2:00pm
Game 8: Game 4 Winner at #2 West-Piedmont - 2:00pm

 
Semifinals - Friday, February 24 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - TBA
 
Final - Saturday, February 25 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Semifinal Winners - TBA