Watch ASC Women's Basketball Tournament Live on iHigh
February 22, 2012Louisiana College
Pineville, LA -- iHigh.com, the Global Youth Network, and Louisiana College announced today that basketball fans around the world can view live video from the 2012 American Southwest Conference Women's Basketball Championship Tournament.
Nationally-ranked East Division champion Louisiana College went 18-2 in league play to earn the right to host the event Feb. 24-26 at H.O. West Fieldhouse in Pineville, La.
To catch all the action live, just go to http://louisianacollege.ihigh.com.
The entire eight-team, single elimination event will be available for fans through free live video streaming with audio provided by LC and the ASC.
Louisiana College (22-3) and head coach Jason Tinsley, who won the East Division title for the third straight year, will begin play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday against West Division No. 4 seed Hardin-Simmons (13-12). LC has won 14 of its last 15 games entering the tournament and has a 38-game winning streak on its home floor dating back to Jan. 29, 2009. The Lady Wildcats raised the ASC trophy, the only East Division team ever to do so, the last time they hosted in 2010. LC is the highest-scoring team in the country, averaging just under 90 points per game. HSU has won a league-record six ASC titles – the last coming in 2004.
Concordia Texas (20-4) and head coach Rusty Rainbolt enter as victors of the West Division for the first time in program history. The Tornados went 18-3 in league play and won eight of their final nine games down the stretch, including half of those against fellow West Division tournament qualifiers. CTX begins its quest for a first conference title Friday when it tips off in the first quarterfinal of the day at noon against the East Division's No. 4 seed, Ozarks (13-12). UO is making back-to-back appearances at the tourney for the first time since 2006-2007.
East Division runner-up Texas-Dallas (19-6), which earned its first tournament game win in program history last year, enters as the East No. 2 seed and will open play at 2:30 p.m. on Friday against the West's No. 3 seed, Howard Payne (20-5). HPU is the defending conference champion and has won five league crowns overall. The Lady Jackets also claimed the NCAA Division III title in 2008.
McMurry (18-7) is the West's No. 2 seed and at 5 p.m. on Friday will take on East No. 3 seed Mississippi College (16-9). McMurry won the ASC title in 2006 and has six runner-up finishes, including one to LC in the 2010 event. MC has lost in the first round the last eight years, with over half of those coming by less than 10 points.
The semifinals are scheduled to tip off Saturday at 2 p.m. (CTX-UO winner vs. UTD-HPU winner) and 4:30 p.m. (McM-MC winner vs. LC-HSU winner), with the championship game coming Sunday at 2 p.m.
The ASC championship tournament winner earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship.
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