Women's Basketball Gets Set for SAA Tournament Opener

Women's Basketball Gets Set for SAA Tournament Opener

The Oglethorpe women's basketball team is getting set to tip-off their campaign in the inaugural SAA women's basketball tournament tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern time, when they take on Rhodes from the Hangar Dome on the campus of Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.

The Lady Petrels finished seventh in the league with a record of 3-11 in SAA competition. Oglethorpe holds the No. 7 seed for the conference tournament, and takes on No. 2 seed Rhodes, who finished in a three-way tie for the SAA regular-season championship. The Lady Petrels finished with a 5-20 overall record.

The Lynx swept the Lady Petrels in the season series, winning in Dorough Field House 65-49 on January 6 and repeating the feat in Memphis 63-48 on February 10. The Lynx sport a 5-2 record for the month of February, while Oglethorpe posted a record of 1-5 over the same time frame.

The winner of tonigh's game goes on to face the winner of the Centre-Hendrix game Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Eastern.

For full coverage of the SAA women's tournament, as well as links to live stats and video, visit the tournament website at http://gomajors.com/sports/wbkb/2012-13/releases/201302198vgpdx.