FOREST, Va. – The pairings for the 2017 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments have been set as the 2016-17 regular season concluded Saturday evening. Both the Emory & Henry College Men's and Women's Teams received byes to the quarterfinals by virtue of finishing in the top four of the league's regular season standings.
The Emory & Henry Men (18-7, 12-4 ODAC) are seeded third and have a first-round bye for the first time since the tournament expanded to include all the league's team in the 2008-09 season. The Wasps finished in third place with their most wins both overall and in conference play since the 1992-93 season. E&H's current seven-game winning streak is the best since a seven-game stretch late in the 2003-04 campaign.
The Wasps will face off against the winner of #6 Roanoke-#11 Randolph on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m., at the Salem Civic Center. E&H defeated Randolph at home but fell to Roanoke on the road as the schedule only allowed one opportunity to see the squads during the year.
On the women's side, Emory & Henry put up an 18-7 record for the second year in a row and finished in a tie for third (12-4 ODAC) with their most league wins since 2004-05. The Wasps claimed the #3 seed via their season sweep of Eastern Mennonite University. E&H earns a first-round bye for the second year in a row as it was also seeded third in last year's tournament.
The Wasps will take on against the winner of #6 Virginia Wesleyan-#11 Shenandoah on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., at the Salem Civic Center. Emory & Henry swept the Marlins including a 73-61 win on Saturday to close out the season. The Wasps also picked up a pair of wins over the Hornets during the year.
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.
2017 ODAC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
First Round - Monday, February 20 - at higher seeds
2017 ODAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT