Wingate, N.C.- The field has been set for the 2012 Deep South Conference Tournament, which will begin Tuesday night when Saint Leo travels to Lakeland, Fla. to take on Florida Southern in the first round. Squaring off against the Mocs at Bryant Stadium in Lakeland for the second time in four days, the Green and Gold will look to avenge a 14-10 loss to the Mocs on Saturday to advance to the next round of the tournament.
The conference is divided into North and South regions for the tournament. Tampa will be the number one seed in the South, while Mars Hill earns the top seed in the North. Mars Hill and Tampa both went 7-1 during DSC play this year, sharing the regular season conference championship. The two teams will get first round byes, and will then host the semifinals on Thursday.
Catawba College finished with the number two seed in the North region with a 6-2 mark in league play. The Indians will host the third-seeded Bulldogs of Wingate University at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Wingate finished 3-5 in league play. The winner of that contest travels to Mars Hill Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Florida Southern finished with the number two seed in the South Region after going 6-2 in the DSC. The Moccasins will host the third-seeded Lions Tuesday at 7 p.m. Saint Leo finished 4-4 in conference play. The winner of that contest travels to Tampa to take on the Spartans on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
The winner of each region will advance to Sunday's championship game, which will take place at Mars Hill College at 1 p.m.
2012 Deep South Conference Tournament Schedule
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
7 p.m. Wingate at Catawba
7 p.m. Saint Leo at Florida Southern
Thursday, April 12, 2012
North Region Finals
7 p.m. WU/CAT winner at Mars Hill
South Region Finals
7 p.m. SLU/FSC winner at Tampa
Sunday, April 15, 2012
1 p.m. North Region winner vs. South Region winner (at Mars Hill)