For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: October 6, 2011

Southwest Releases 2011-2012 Basketball Schedule

Southwest Tennessee Community College basketball coaches Verties Sails Jr. and Andrea Martre have released their 2011-2012 basketball schedules which feature nine men's and women's doubleheaders against Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) opponents.

In their final tune-ups before regular season play begins, the men's team will play an exhibition game on October 22 against the Spirit Express. Both the men and women will take on Southwest Alumni Teams in exhibition games on October 29. All three games will be played at the Verties Sails Gymnasium on Southwest's Union Avenue Campus.

Both the Saluqis and Lady Saluqis open the regular season on November 1 against Mid-South Community College at the Verties Sails Gymnasium. The Lady Saluqis will then play in the Dyersburg State Tournament on November 4-5. Both of the teams begin conference play the following week at home against Cleveland State on November 11 and defending Region VII men's and women's champion Chattanooga State on November 12.

TCCAA opponents on the 18-game conference slate are Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Columbia State, Dyersburg State, Jackson State, Motlow State, Roane State, Volunteer State and Walters State. Southwest will play all nine conference opponents both home and away.

Non-conference games on this season's schedule are against Arkansas Baptist (home and away, women/men), Mid-South (home and away, men; home, women), New Creations Prep (home, men) and New Horizon Prep (home, men). The women's team will also play in a tournament at Georgia Perimeter and host the annual Lady Saluqi Classic.

The 2012 TCCAA/Region VII Tournament will be held in Jackson, Tennessee on March 6-10 with the tournament champions advancing to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament March 20-24 in Salina, Kansas (women) and Hutchinson, Kansas (men).

2011-2012 Southwest Basketball Schedule
Date Game Team Location Time
October 22 Spirit Express (exhibition) Men Home 2 p.m.
October 29 Southwest Alumni (exhibition) Women/Men Home 6 p.m./8 p.m.
November 1 Mid-South Women/Men Home 5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.
November 4-5 Dyersburg State Tournament Women Away TBA
November 11 *Cleveland State Women/Men Home 6 p.m./8 p.m.
November 12 *Chattanooga State Women/Men Home 2 p.m./4 p.m.
November 14 Mid-South Men Away 7:30 p.m.
November 18 *Roane State Women/Men Away 6 p.m./8 p.m. EST
November 19 *Walters State Women/Men Away 2 p.m./4 p.m. EST
November 22 Arkansas Baptist Women/Men Away 5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.
November 25-26 Georgia Perimeter Classic Women Away TBA
November 29 New Creations Prep Men Home 7 p.m.
December 3 *Dyersburg State Women/Men Away 6 p.m./8 p.m.
December 7 New Horizon Prep Men Home 7 p.m.
December 9 *Jackson State Women/Men Home 6 p.m./8 p.m.
December 10 *Columbia State Women/Men Home 2 p.m./4 p.m
December 28-29 Lady Saluqi Classic Women Home TBA
January 10 Arkansas Baptist Women/Men Home 6 p.m./8 p.m.
January 12 New Horizon Prep Men Home 7 p.m.
January 20 *Motlow State Women/Men Away 6 p.m./8 p.m.
January 21 *Volunteer State Women/Men Away 2 p.m./4 p.m.
January 24 New Creations Prep Men Home 7 p.m.
January 27 *Roane State Women/Men Home 6 p.m./8 p.m.
January 28 *Walters State Women/Men Home 2 p.m./4 p.m.
February 4 *Dyersburg State Women/Men Home 2 p.m./4 p.m.
February 8 *Columbia State Women/Men Away 6 p.m./8 p.m.
February 11 *Jackson State Women/Men Away 2 p.m./4 p.m.
February 15 *Motlow State Women/Men Home 6 p.m./8 p.m.
February 18 *Volunteer State Women/Men Home 2 p.m./4 p.m.
February 24 *Cleveland State Women/Men Away 6 p.m./8 p.m. EST
February 25 *Chattanooga State Women/Men Away 2 p.m./4 p.m. EST
March 6-10 TCCAA/ NJCAA Region VII Tournament Women/Men Jackson, TN TBA
March 20-24 NJCAA National Tournament Women Salina, KS TBA
March 20-24 NJCAA National Tournament Men Hutchinson, KS TBA

*TCCAA Games

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For more information contact: Keith Gentry, (901) 333-4114, mgentry@southwest.tn.edu, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134