Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: March 3, 2010

For more information contact, Keith Gentry, (901) 333-4114

Southwest Basketball Teams In Region Tourney This Week At Columbia

The Southwest men's and women's basketball teams each received a first round bye in this week's Tennessee Community College Athletic Association/National Junior College Athletic Association Region VII Tournament at the Billy Webster Center in Columbia, TN.

Southwest Men

The Southwest men enter the tournament with a 14-10 overall record and are the tournament's sixth-seeded team based on a 9-9 conference record. The Saluqis will take on third-seed Chattanooga State in a quarterfinal game at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. The winner will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 against the winner of Thursday's game of Motlow State vs. either Volunteer State or Dyersburg State. The men's championship game is scheduled for Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m. The TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII tournament champion will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament March 16-20 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Head Coach: Verties Sails, Jr. (31st year, 678-258)
Assistant Coaches: Benjamin Rhodes, Verties Sails III

Probable Starters

Reserves

Southwest Women

The Southwest women are 15-10 overall including 10-8 in the conference and are a number four seed in the tournament. The Lady Saluqis will play a quarterfinal game against fifth-seed Roane State at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 5. The winner will play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 against the winner of Friday's game of Walters State vs. either Motlow State or Jackson State. The women's championship is scheduled for Sunday, March 7 at 4 p.m. The TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII tournament champion will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament March 16-20 in Salina, KS.

Head Coach: Andrea Martre (13th year, 230-145)
Assistant Coaches: Emma Devine, Imesia Jackson

Probable Starters

Reserves

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