College Basketball

Region Gameday 03.12.16

Montevallo (19-9) vs. Wingate (22-9)

B. Frank Turner Arena, Harrogate, Tenn., noon

The third-seeded Bulldogs face the sixth-seeded Falcons in the opening game of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. … Wingate, making its 10th NCAA appearance and first since 2013, finished third in the South Atlantic Conference and advanced to the tournament final before losing to Lincoln Memorial. … Montevallo, making its seventh straight NCAA appearance and 11th in the past 13 years, tied for the Peach Belt Conference’s West Division title with Columbus State but lost in the tournament semifinals to eventual champion Lander.

Lenoir-Rhyne (19-9) vs. King (25-6)

B. Frank Turner Arena, Harrogate, Tenn., 2:30 p.m.

The seventh-seeded Bears play the second-seeded Tornado in their Division II Southeast Regional. … Lenoir-Rhyne, making its sixth NCAA appearance and first since 2009, finished fourth in the SAC but lost in the tournament quarterfinals. … King, making just its second NCAA appearance and first since 2012, swept the Conference Carolinas regular-season and tournament titles. … The Tornado and Bears were among the nation’s top 3-point shooting teams. King led Division II in 3-pointers made with 378, and L-R was third with 355. … The Tornado also was second in steals (305) and ninth in steals average (9.8 per game).

Columbus State (21-7) vs. Queens (24-6)

B. Frank Turner Arena, Harrogate, Tenn., 8 p.m.

The fourth-seeded Royals take on the fifth-seeded Cougars in the Division II Southeast Regional. … Queens, making its ninth NCAA appearance and first since 2011, finished second in the SAC behind Lincoln Memorial, but lost in the tournament semifinals to Wingate. … Columbus State, making its second straight NCAA appearance and 12th overall, won the Peach Belt Conference regular-season title but was upset by Augusta in the tournament semifinals. … The winner will play either eighth-seeded Lander or host Lincoln Memorial, the regional’s No. 1 seed, in a 7:30 p.m. semifinal Sunday.

Bill Kiser

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