Southwest Basketball Schedules Released
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Southwest Women’s Basketball Coach Andrea Martre and Men’s Basketball Coach Jerry Nichols have released their 2015-16 schedule which features 16 home games at the Verties Sails Gymnasium on the Union Avenue Campus. The schedules include nine women’s/men’s Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) doubleheaders both at home and on the road for a total of 18 conference games for each team. A change in this season’s TCCAA schedule is during the months of January and February when the men’s team (instead of the women’s) will play the first game of the doubleheader.
The Southwest men will open the season on October 30-31 in Niceville, Florida, in the Quality Inn Classic against Tallahassee and Northwest Florida. The women open the season the same dates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the Baton Rouge Classic against Mississippi Gulf Coast and Bossier Parish. The home openers as well as the first conference games will be on November 6 when Southwest takes on Cleveland State Community College.
In non-conference action, both teams will play Holmes (home) and Copiah-Lincoln (home and away). In addition, the men will play at home and away against Crowley’s Ridge JV, Bethel JV and Baton Rouge, while the women will play Mid-South at home and away. The women will also host the annual Lady Saluqi Classic in December with games against Lewis & Clark and Wallace State.
The 2016 TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament will be held March 1-5 at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. The women’s and men’s tournament champions will receive an automatic berth in the NJCAA National Tournament March 14-19 in Salina, Kansas, (women) and Hutchinson, Kansas, (men).