SEATTLE – (Mar. 4) The regular season is complete and the brackets are set for the 2017-18 Western Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, set to begin Wednesday, March 7 (women) and Thursday, March 8 (men) at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Seattle U men's basketball wrapped up the regular season with a 19-12 overall record and 8-6 WAC mark. The Redhawks earn the fourth seed in the WAC Tournament and will face fifth seed UTRGV in the tournament's quarterfinals on Thursday. That game is set for an 8:30 p.m. PT start and will air live on ESPN3. The game can also be heard live on KTTH 770 AM or mynorthwest.com.
The Redhawks swept the season series against the Vaqueros, earning a thrilling 79-76 overtime win in Edinburg, Texas, and an 85-68 victory in Seattle. Thursday's winner will advance to face the winner of top-seed New Mexico State or No. 8 seed Chicago State in the semifinals on Friday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN3.
Seattle U’s women wrapped up the regular season with a big 83-53 win over Utah Valley on Saturday, securing fourth place in WAC play with a 9-5 mark. The Redhawks have earned the No. 4 seed in the WAC Tournament and will face No. 5 seed Kansas City in the final quarterfinal game on Wednesday. Tip off time from the Orleans Arena is set for 8:30 p.m. PT. The game will stream live on ESPN3.
Women’s basketball swept the regular-season series from the Roos, earning a 62-58 win in Kansas City and a 66-62 victory in Seattle. With a win in Wednesday’s quarterfinals, the Redhawks would advance to Friday’s 2:30 p.m. semifinal against the winner of No. 1 seed New Mexico State and No. 8 seed Chicago State.
Don’t miss a minute of the action in Las Vegas. Still available for purchase are $135 all-session passes, which consist of entry into 16 games over four days and are located in Section 105 - the official Seattle U section at The Orleans Arena. Tickets purchased from SU will be available at will call in Las Vegas before the first game. If you have ticket questions, call the SU ticket office at 206-398-4678.
Both the men's and women's WAC Tournament champions will receive the league's automatic berth into their respective 2018 NCAA Tournament.