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Region XIV Tourney seeds, pairings, info for Tuesday

By MIKE MONTFORT    —

The 12th-seeded Navarro Bulldogs square off against 5th seeded Tyler at 3 pm Tuesday in first round play of the Region XIV Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville.  It one of four first-round matchups Tuesday at John Alexander Gymnasium

Seeding for the 2017 men’s tournament using all formulas is listed below:

  1. San Jacinto  (29-1)
  2. Panola (23-7)
  3. Trinity Valley (24-6)
  4. Lee (20-10)
  5. Tyler (23-4)
  6. Angelina (20-10)
  7. Paris (15-12)
  8. Lamar State-Port Arthur (17-12)
  9. Blinn (17-13)
  10. Bossier Parish (10-20)
  11. Jacksonville (14-15)
  12. Navarro (12-17)

The top four seeds  — two from each zone — will not play until Thursday quarterfinals.

Tuesday’s first-round play features the following games:

1 pm — No. 8 Lamar State-Port Arthur (17-12) v No. 9 Blinn (17-13)
3 pm — No. 5 Tyler (23-4) v No. 12 Navarro (12-17)
6 pm — No. 7 Paris (15-12) v No. 10 Bossier Parish (10-20)
8 pm — No. 6 Angelina (20-10) v No. 11 Jacksonville (14-15)

On Thursday, top seeded San Jacinto will meet the Lamar State-Blinn winner; fourth-seeded Lee will face the Tyler-Navarro winner; No. 2 seed Panola draws the Paris-BPCC winner; and third-seeded TVCC battles the Angelina-Jacksonville winner.

Semifinals will be played at 6 pm and 8 pm Friday.

The Region XIV Championship game will be played at 8 pm Saturday.

Already, top-seeded San Jacinto, by winning the regular-season and No. 1 seed, has earned one bid to the NJCAA National Tournament at Hutchinson, Ks.  Region XIV this season has one of the four wild-card zone qualifiers, so there’s added incentive to become a second NJCAA Tournament qualifier at stake this week.

ALEXANDER GYM — 801 Farnsworth Ave, Jacksonville.  (Old Lon Morris Campus)

TICKETS — $25 Tournament Pass.   Adults $6 per session; Children over 5 and Students with ID $3

WEBPAGE —  www.jacksonville-college.edu

STREAMING BROADCASTwww.jacksonville-college.edu