Basketball Teams Headed to Asheville for SoCon Tourney
Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-03-02
The Samford Bulldogs men's and women's basketball teams will compete in the annual Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, N.C., starting March 7.
The 6th-seeded Samford women open tournament play on Saturday at approximately 5:45 p.m. CST against third-seeded Davidson. The game will be played at Kimmel Arena on the University of North Carolina-Asheville campus.
The winner of Saturday's game moves into the tournament semifinals Sunday. The women's championship is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. CDT and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and SportsSouth.
Friday's game will be available on WVSU 91.1-FM with Curt Bloom calling the play-by-play. The game also will be available online on SoConTV.
The Samford men, seeded 8th, open the tournament at 10 a.m. CST on Friday against 9th-seeded Appalachian State University. The winner of Friday's game will play number one seed and defending tournament champion Davidson College Saturday at 11 a.m. CST. Men's tournament games will be played at U.S. Cellular Center.
Mike Grace, the "Voice of the Bulldogs" will provide play-by-play for all Samford games on the Samford sports network. Links to the live stream broadcasts are available at http://samfordsports.com/. Men's tournament games also will be available online on ESPN3.
The men's championship is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 8 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
The Samford cheerleaders and a 17-member pep band will make the trip to support both teams.
The Southern Conference tournament is the oldest in the nation, dating to 1921. The Samford women won back-to-back tournament titles in 2011 and 2012.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.