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Queens vs. Wingate: SAC men’s rivalry resumes Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in NCAA regional

Queens point guard Daniel Carr (left) and the Royals will face Wingate in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Saturday.
Queens point guard Daniel Carr (left) and the Royals will face Wingate in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Saturday. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball champion Queens and rival Wingate will play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional tournament at Queens.

The four-game quarterfinalalso has Pfeiffer facing defending national runner-up Lincoln Memorial at 2:30 p.m.

Queens, ranked No. 6 nationally this week’s polls, won the right to host the regional by beating Lincoln Memorial in the SAC final Sunday and finishing as the top-ranked team in the South Region.

The regional champion advances to the eight-team national championships, to be played March 22- 23 and 25 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Other games Saturday will have third-seed UNC Pembroke facing Limestone at noon, and fourth-seed Columbus State playing Augusta in the 8 p.m. nightcap.

The UNC Pembroke-Limestone winner plays the Lincoln Memorial-Pfeiffer survivors at 5 p.m. Sunday, with the Queens-Wingate and Columbus State-August winners playing at 7:30 p.m. The title game is Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (17 and younger), seniors (62 and older) and college students with school ID.

▪ Johnson C. Smith’s women are the seventh seed in the East Regional at California, Pa. The Golden Bulls will face second-seeded Indiana (Pa.) at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

▪ Wingate’s women are seeded second in the South Regional at Columbus, Ga., and will face seventh-seed King (Tenn.) at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

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