Rose-Hulman & Transylvania Set to Host HCAC Basketball Tournaments

GREENWOOD, IN – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s men’s basketball team and Transylvania University’s women’s basketball team each secured the top seed in the upcoming HCAC basketball tournaments.  The two schools will host the tournaments next week.

Rose-Hulman locked up the top spot in the conference standings and earned a share of the conference championship with a thrilling 71-69 win over Franklin Wednesday evening.  The title was the Engineers’ second-straight men’s basketball title. 

Rose dropped a 69-57 decision at Mount St. Joseph Saturday as Defiance earned a share of the league title with a 73-71 win over Franklin. It is the Yellow Jackets third HCAC title overall and first since the 2007-08 season.

The Transylvania women secured their fifth HCAC crown with a 101-85 win over Hanover Wednesday evening.  The Pioneers won the league title by three games over No. 2 seed Hanover.                        

The men’s and women’s tournament schedules have been set.  The men’s format will be Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, while the women’s tourney will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Tuesday’s men’s action will be held at the high seed with Friday and Saturday’s contests being held at Rose-Hulman.   All three days of the women’s tournament will take place in Lexington at Transylvania’s Beck Center.

The men’s championship will be played Saturday at 7PM, while the women’s final will take place Sunday at 2PM.

Tickets will be $6.00 per session ($5.00 for students and senior citizens).  Children under the age of 11 are free.

2014 Men's Tournament Schedule
at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Tuesday, Feb. 25 (at high seed)
Game 1 - #6 Franklin at #3 Hanover, 7:30 PM
Game 2 - #5 Transylvania at #4 Mount St. Joseph, 7:30 PM

Friday, Feb. 28 (at Rose-Hulman)
Game 3 - #2 Defiance vs. #3/6 winner, 6:00 PM
Game 4 - #1 Rose-Hulman vs. #4/5 winner, 8:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 1 (at Rose-Hulman)
Championship - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7:00 PM

2014 Women's Tournament Schedule
at Transylvania University

Friday, Feb. 28 (at Transy)
Game 1 - #5 Manchester vs. #4 Bluffton, 6:00 PM
Game 2 - #6 Rose-Hulman vs. #3 Franklin, 8:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 1 (at Transy)
Game 3 - #1 Transylvania vs. #4/5 winner, 3:00 PM
Game 4 - #2 Hanover vs. #3/6 winner, 5:00 PM

Sunday, Mar. 2 (at Transy)
Championship - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 2:00 PM