By Edythe Bradley
The Albany State University Lady Rams (17-11) enter the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday, March 2 as the No. 2 seed, and Golden Rams (7-21) enter as the No. 12 seed. Both teams look to claim championship titles during the conference’s 78th Annual Men’s and 33rd Annual Women’s tournaments, which will be played at at the Frank L. Forbes Arena at Morehouse College and the L.S. Epps Gymnasium at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta.
In addition to the Lady Rams and Golden Rams, the 2011 tournament will feature other SIAC teams, including Benedict College, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Stillman College and Tuskegee University.
The Benedict College Tigers and the Fort Valley State University Lady Wildcats enter as the number one seeds in the tournament.
The Golden Rams are set to tip off at 6 p.m. Wednesday against the No. 5 Kentucky State Thorobreds at the Clark Atlanta gymnasium. The Lady Rams will make their tournament debut on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Clark Atlanta gymnasium against the winner of the game between the No. 7 Stillman Lady Tigers and the NO. 10 Clark Atlanta Lady Panthers. The Lady Tigers and Lady Panthers will play Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Clark Atlanta.
The first two rounds of basketball action will be played at the Morehouse and Clark Atlanta facilities on March 2-3. The semifinal and championship games will be played at Morehouse on March 4-5.
General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for purchase at www.thesiac.com or by phone through the SIAC office at 404-221-1041.
For more information about the 2011 tournament, visit www.thesiac.com.