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GSC Basketball Tournament Pairings and Times Announced

UWF Men to Face North Alabama, Women to Face West Alabama

Hanna Vette (Photo by Bill Stockland)
Hanna Vette (Photo by Bill Stockland)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Gulf South Conference has announced game times and pairings for the 2012 GSC Basketball Championships scheduled for March 1-4 at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla.  The West Florida women’s team, the No. 5 seed in the women’s bracket, will face fourth seed West Alabama on Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m.  The UWF men’s team, the No. 4 seed, will face fifth seed North Alabama on Friday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m.

The complete tournament bracket is listed below.  Both championship games will be broadcast live by Mediacom, Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS), ESPN3/ESPN Full Court and WHCQ-TV 8 in Cleveland, Miss.  CoxSports will carry the championships games on tape delay. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be streamed live on the internet by Panhandle Sports Broadcasting, with links available on  All UWF games will also be available with live audio at

All-session passes will be available at the tournament site for $30 for adults and $15 for students, seniors and military with valid ID.  Single day tickets will be available for $10 for adults and $7 for students, seniors and military.  Children under the age of three will be admitted for free.

The GSC will be hosting several social activities during the week of the tournament.  The week will start with the GSC Basketball Tournament Welcoming Party on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the HarborWalk in Destin, Fla. at 5:30 p.m.  Two nights later on Friday, March 2 the conference will host GSC Fan Appreciation Night at Fudpuckers in Destin from 8 p.m. to midnight.  Fans presenting their all-session passes or ticket stubs will be admitted free to fan appreciation night, which will feature hors d’ouerves, soft drinks and giveaways.

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All times are central and subject to change.

THURSAY, MARCH 1—Quarterfinals
Game  1  –  12:30 pm  –  #8 Christian Brothers vs. #1 Delta State
Game  2  –    2:45 pm  –  #7 West Georgia vs. #2 Alabama-Huntsville
Game  3  –    5:30 pm  –  #5 West Florida vs. #4 West Alabama
Game  4  –    7:30 pm  –  #6 North Alabama vs. #3 Valdosta State

SATURDAY, MARCH 3—Semifinals
Game  5  –  12:30 pm  –  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3
Game  6  –    2:45 pm  –  Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4

SUNDAY, MARCH 4—Championship
Game  7  –  11:00 am  –  Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6


All times are central and subject to change.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2—Quarterfinals
Game  A  –  12:30 pm  –  #7 Valdosta State vs. #2 Christian Brothers
Game  B  –    2:45 pm  –  #6 West Alabama vs. #3 West Georgia
Game  C  –    5:30 pm  –  #5 North Alabama vs. #4 West Florida
Game  D  –    7:30 pm  –  #8 Delta State vs. #1 Alabama-Huntsville

SATURDAY, MARCH 3—Semifinals
Game  E  –    5:30 pm  –  Winner Game A vs. Winner Game B
Game  F  –    7:30 pm  –  Winner Game C vs. Winner Game D

SUNDAY, MARCH 4—Championship
Game  G  –    1:30 pm  –  Winner Game E vs. Winner Game F

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