MOREHOUSE EARNS NO. 1 SEED IN NCAA TOURNAMENT SOUTH REGION AND HOST FIRST AND SECOND ROUND

Date Released: March 5, 2018

OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE: Morehouse College to Host NCAA Tournament Games For First Time

The Morehouse College basketball team has been named a No. 1 seed of the South Region of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament after a historic season for the Maroon Tigers, in which they finished 25-2.

As a No. 1 seed, the Maroon Tigers will host the South Region tournament for the first time in school history. Eight teams from the region – including Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes Claflin and Clark Atlanta – will compete from March 10-13 for a chance to advance to the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Morehouse will play at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at Franklin Forbes Arena against the region’s eighth seed, Florida Southern of the Sunshine State Conference. Florida Southern finished 20-10 and lost in the semifinals of their conference tournament last weekend.

It’s the first time since 2004 that the Maroon Tigers have been in the NCAA Tournament. Seeded fourth that year, Morehouse lost to Henderson State in the first round.

Daily general admission tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased only at the Forbes Arena entrance on Atlanta Student Movement (formerly Fair Street). Parking is available for $5 across the street from Forbes Arena at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and at the Morehouse Parking Deck at the main entrance to campus on Westview Drive.

For more updates and ticket information about the NCAA Tournament’s South Regional at Morehouse College, go to http://athletics.morehouse.edu/index.aspx.


Last Modified: March 23, 2018, 15:03 PM, by: Kara Walker

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