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:
- San Jacinto (29-1)
- Panola (23-7)
- Trinity Valley (24-6)
- Lee (20-10)
- Tyler (23-4)
- Angelina (20-10)
- Paris (15-12)
- Lamar State-Port Arthur (17-12)
- Blinn (17-13)
- Bossier Parish (10-20)
- Jacksonville (14-15)
- 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 BROADCAST — www.jacksonville-college.edu