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Women's Basketball Enters USA South Tourney as No. 5 Seed

Photo Credit: Saundra Barker / Sports Information
Photo Credit: Saundra Barker / Sports Information

Related: USA South Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant women's basketball team will be the No. 5 seed entering the USA South Tournament this weekend. The Scots will face No. 4 seed LaGrange in the first round of the tournament on Friday at 7 p.m. in Maryville, Tenn., on the campus of Maryville College.

The Covenant-LaGrange winner will face No. 1 seeded Maryville on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the quarterfinal round. The semifinals and championship of the tournament will be held on Feb. 24-25 at the highest remaining seed after the quarterfinals.

The trip to the tournament will be the first for the Scots since joining the USA South. Covenant (12-12, 6-8 USA South) finished the regular season winning four of its final five games, including an 86-83 victory at Salem on Saturday that clinched the No. 5 seed. LaGrange won both the meetings with the Scots during the regular season.

2017 USA South Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule

First Round - Friday, February 17
Game 1: #5 West-Covenant vs. #4 West-LaGrange - 7:00pm (at Maryville College)

First Round - Saturday, February 18
Game 2: #6 East-Methodist vs. #3 East-Greensboro - 6:00pm (at Averett University)
Game 3: #5 East-William Peace vs. #4 East-N.C. Wesleyan - 4:00pm (at Ferrum College)
Game 4: #6 West-Salem vs. #3 West-Huntingdon - 4:00pm (at Piedmont College) 


Quarterfinals - Saturday, February 18
Game 5: Game 1 Winner at #1 West-Maryville - 5:00pm

Quarterfinals - Sunday, February 19
Game 6: Game 2 Winner at #2 East-Averett - 4:00pm
Game 7: Game 3 Winner at #1 East-Ferrum - 2:00pm
Game 8: Game 4 Winner at #2 West-Piedmont - 2:00pm

Semifinals - Friday, February 24 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - TBA
Final - Saturday, February 25 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Semifinal Winners - TBA



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