Saturday, February 27, 2016

2016 SIAC Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket Released

ATLANTA, Georgia – The 2016 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) men's basketball tournament bracket was released on Friday with Stillman and Benedict earning the top seeds in their respective divisions.

Stillman (23-5) won the west division with a 17-1 mark and enters next week's conference tournament at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala. on a 14-game winning streak. The Tigers who are 19-1 in their last 20 games, earned a first-round bye and will play either No. 4 Clark Atlanta (9-19, 7-12) or No. 5 Tuskegee (13-12, 9-9) on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:45 p.m.

In the east, Benedict (16-11, 11-7) claimed the divisional title and also received a first-round bye. Benedict will face the winner between No. 4 LeMoyne-Owen (13-14, 10-8) and No. 5 Fort Valley State (6-22, 4-14) on Wednesday, March 2 at 3:15 p.m.

Miles (16-12, 14-5) was seeded second in the west and will face Paine (7-21, 3-14) who garnered the seventh seed on Tuesday, March 1 in the opening round. Claflin (14-12, 10-8) earned the No. 2 seed in the east and play No. 7 Central State (11-14, 9-9) on Tuesday.

Lane (16-12, 12-6) was seeded third and will meet No. 6 Albany State (5-21, 4-14) in its opening game. Morehouse (13-9, 9-8) also claimed a third seed and will face No. 6 Kentucky State (11-14, 9-9) on Tuesday.

The 2016 SIAC Basketball Tournament begins on Monday, Feb. 29 and will conclude on Saturday, March 5 with the men's championship game scheduled to start at 7 p.m. For more information, tickets, and events please  CLICK HERE.



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