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ODAC Releases Pairings For 2016 Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments

ODAC Releases Pairings For 2016 Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments

FOREST, Va. – The pairings for the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference have been set as the 2015-16 regular season concluded Saturday evening. The Emory & Henry College Men will host Shenandoah University on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., while the Wasp women received a first-round bye and will play on Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

The Emory & Henry men (14-11, 8-8 ODAC) have earned a first home game in the ODAC Tournament First Round since the 2011-12 season. Finishing in a four-way tie for fifth place in the league, E&H had three victories amongst the tied teams, earning the fifth seed for the tournament. The Wasps will host #12 Shenandoah University (6-19, 3-13 ODAC) on Tuesday in a rematch of Saturday’s regular season finale. SU escaped Bob Johnson Court with an 80-78 win in that contest

The winner of Tuesday's game will earn the right to face fourth-seeded Guilford College at the Salem Civic Center on Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

On the women's side, Emory & Henry (18-7, 11-5 ODAC) finished in a tie for third and claimed the #3 seed via a head-to-head win against Washington and Lee University. E&H earns a first-round bye for the first time since the field was expanded to 12 teams in 2012-13 season, and its highest seed in the tournament since it was the #2 seed in 2003.

The Wasps will face off against the winner of #6 Bridgewater-#11 Randolph on Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center. Emory & Henry defeated Randolph in both regular season meetings but fell to Bridgewater in overtime.

Fans who are unable to attend the tournament will be able to follow the Wasps' tournament campaigns via live video, live audio and live stats. The appropriate links will be made available on each team's schedule page on GoWasps.com and at the official ODAC Tournament page on ODAConline.com.

2016 ODAC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

INTERACTIVE BRACKET

First Round - Tuesday, February 23 - at higher seeds
Game 1: #9 Bridgewater at #8 Hampden-Sydney - 7:00 p.m.
Game 2: #12 Shenandoah at #5 Emory & Henry - 7:00 p.m.
Game 3: #10 Eastern Mennonite at #7 Randolph-Macon - 7:00 p.m.
Game 4: #11 Washington and Lee at #6 Randolph - 7:00 p.m.

Quarterfinals - Friday, February 26 - Salem Civic Center
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. #1 Lynchburg - 1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs. #4 Guilford - 3:00 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. #2 Virginia Wesleyan - 6:00 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs. #3 Roanoke - 8:00 p.m.

Semifinals - Saturday, February 27 - Salem Civic Center
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 - 6:00 p.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 - 8:00 p.m.

Championship - Sunday, February 28 - Salem Civic Center
Game 11: Semifinal Winners - 3:30 p.m.

    

2016 ODAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

INTERACTIVE BRACKET 

First Round - Monday, February 22 - at higher seeds
Game 1: #9 Virginia Wesleyan at #8 Roanoke - 7:00 p.m.
Game 2: #12 Hollins at #5 Eastern Mennonite - 7:00 p.m.
Game 3: #10 Shenandoah at #7 Randolph-Macon  - 7:00 p.m.
Game 4: #11 Randolph at #6 Bridgewater - 7:00 p.m.

Quarterfinals - Thursday, February 25 - Salem Civic Center
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. #1 Lynchburg - 1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs. #4 Washington and Lee - 3:00 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. #2 Guilford - 6:00 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs. #3 Emory & Henry - 8:00 p.m.

Semifinals - Saturday, February 27 - Salem Civic Center
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 - 1:00 p.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 - 3:00 p.m.

Championship - Sunday, February 28 - Salem Civic Center
Game 11: Semifinal Winners - 1:00 p.m.