GREENVILLE, Pa. (pacathletics.org)--Grove City College has earned the top seed and hosting rights throughout the 2019-20 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, which will take place February 25-29.
The Wolverines and 22nd-year head coach Steve Lamie will be looking for the program's first PAC title since 2009-10. Grove City owns seven conference championships.
Tournament action begins with Tuesday’s quarterfinal round. Top-seeded Grove City (17-8, 13-3 PAC) will host eighth-seeded Thiel College (6-17, 5-11 PAC) while second-seeded Chatham University (16-9, 11-5 PAC) will play host to seventh-seeded Waynesburg University (6-19, 6-10 PAC). Third-seeded Westminster College (15-10, 10-6 PAC) will host sixth-seeded Saint Vincent College (12-13, 7-9 PAC) while fourth-seeded Washington & Jefferson College (14-11, 9-7 PAC) will host fifth-seeded Geneva College (12-13, 8-8 PAC).
In Thursday’s semifinal round, the tournament’s lowest remaining seed will travel to the highest remaining seed with the two remaining middle seeds meeting at the higher of the two. Both semifinal matchups are slated to tip off 7 p.m.
Saturday's title game will be hosted by the higher seed remaining following Thursday's semifinals, with the start time scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The winner of the PAC’s Championship Tournament will receive the league's automatic qualifying bid to this year's Division III Championship Tournament. Forty-three conferences have been granted automatic qualification to this year's 64-team championship. The selected Division III Championship teams as well as the first and second round site selections will be announced Monday, March 2 at 12:30 p.m. (EST) on ncaa.com. First and second round games are scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 6-7.
2019-20 PAC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament
Tuesday, February 25
7 p.m. No. 8 Thiel at No. 1 Grove City (Quarterfinal 1)
7 p.m. No. 7 Waynesburg at No. 2 Chatham (Quarterfinal 2)
7 p.m. No. 6 Saint Vincent at No. 3 Westminster (Quarterfinal 3)
7 p.m. No. 5 Geneva at No. 4 W&J (Quarterfinal 4)
Thursday, February 27
7 p.m. Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed (Semifinal 1)
7 p.m. Lower remaining middle seed at higher remaining middle seed (Semifinal 2)
Saturday, February 29
7:30 p.m. Lower remaining seed at higher remaining seed