Saturday, February 27, 2016

2016 SIAC Women's Basketball Bracket Released

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

Benedict (24-2), the 2015-16 east division champion finished with a 14-2 record in the SIAC. The Lady Tigers are currently ranked 12th in the Women's Basketball Division II Media Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA and 14th in the latest USA Today Sports Division II women's basketball poll. Additionally, Benedict is ranked second in the NCAA Division II regional rankings. The Lady Tigers earned a first-round bye and will face the winner between No. 4 Lane (5-21, 5-11) or No. 5 Paine (9-18, 6-10) on Wednesday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

Kentucky State (21-3) won the west division title with a 14-2 mark in the conference. KSU is ranked second in the NCAA Division II regional rankings and is currently on a 14-game winning streak. KSU received a bye will meet either No. 4 Fort Valley State (10-16, 9-7) or No. 5 Stillman (10-15, 5-11) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Albany State (14-12, 12-4) also earned a first-round bye and was seeded second in the east division. The Lady Rams will play the winner between No. 3 Central State (13-13, 6-10) or No. 6 Clark Atlanta (6-20, 4-12).

Miles (15-11, 9-7) earned the No. 2 in the west and will take on No. 7 Tuskegee (5-20, 4-12) in an opening round game. Claflin (16-10, 11-5) was seeded third and is set to face No. 6 LeMoyne-Owen (7-18, 5-11) on Tuesdsay, March 1 at 10 a.m.

The 2016 SIAC Basketball Tournament begins on MondayCLICK HERE.
, Feb. 29 and will conclude on Saturday, March 5 with the women's championship game scheduled to start at 4 p.m. For more information, tickets, and events please


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