Men’s and women’s basketball headed to regional tournament
03.06.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas — The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV basketball tournament tips off on Tuesday, March 7 in Jacksonville, Texas. San Jacinto College enters the tournament as the top seed on the men’s side, and the No. 2 seed on the women’s side.
With the top seed in the men’s bracket, the San Jac men (29-1) earn an automatic bye in the first round. They will open the tournament on Thursday, March 9 at 1 p.m., against either No. 8 Lamar State – Port Arthur or No. 9 Blinn College. Semifinal action continues on Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m., with the championship game on Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. The San Jacinto College men’s basketball team is currently ranked fourth in the nation in the latest NJCAA Division I men’s basketball rankings.
The San Jacinto College women (23-7), currently ranked 20th in the most recent NJCAA Division I women’s basketball rankings, will face host Jacksonville College, the tournament’s seventh seed, on Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. The winner advances to the semifinals to face either No. 3 Panola or No. 6 Kilgore. The women’s championship game will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.
The 2017 Region XIV basketball tournament is being held at the John Alexander Gymnasium in Jacksonville, Texas. The tournament winner from both the men’s and women’s tournaments earns an automatic bid to the NJCAA national tournament. The men’s national championship tournament takes place March 20-25 in Hutchinson, Kansas. The women’s national championship tournament will be held March 20-25 in Lubbock, Texas.
For more information about the San Jacinto College men’s and women’s basketball teams, visit sanjacsports.com.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.