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February 24, 2013

SAC Basketball Tournament times announced

SHAWNEE — Rogers State will bookend the opening session of the 2013 Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournament on Thursday at Oklahoma Baptist University’s Noble Complex in Shawnee.

The RSU women, the three-seed in the tournament, will tip off at 9 a.m. on Thursday versus the six seed Wayland Baptist. RSU(22-8, 12-4) is 1-1 versus the Flying Queens in regular season play and the winner will advance to face the winner of No. 1-seed Oklahoma City versus the winner of Wednesday’s play-in contest between Mid-America Christian and USAO at 1 p.m. Friday.

Justin Barkley’s men’s squad will play the final game of the opening day of the SAC tournament with a 9:45 p.m. affair versus No. 3-seed Mid-America Christian. As the sixth seed in the tournament the Hillcats (20-10, 8-8) are 0-2 versus the Evangels this season. The winner of MACU-RSU will face the winner of No. 2-seed Oklahoma Baptist and the seventh seeded Oklahoma City Stars on Friday at 8 p.m.

RSU Radio 91.3FM and the Hillcat Network ( will provide full coverage of all the Hillcats games through the SAC Tournament.

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