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Blazers and Lady Blazers are ready for DII regionals

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   With the NCAA DI tournament bids coming out Sunday, the Valdosta State men start dancing in the NCAA DII tournament on Saturday.

After making the championship game of the Gulf South tournament last weekend, Mike Helfer's team is headed to Lakeland for the DII south regional at Florida Southern.

Valdosta State will open against SIAC regular season champion Claflin College.

Coach Helfer says these two teams play different styles of basketball and it is important for his Blazers to establish the tempo they want.

Mike Helfer said "We have got some things to take advantage of and they have some things they can take advantage of. Whoever can get in there flow and stay in rhythm and not be too excited and get ahead I think is the team that can win the game."

VSU plays at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Lakeland, Florida against Claflin College.

The VSU women are the 8th seed at the NCAA DII south women's regional in Cleveland, Mississippi and will play at 7:00 p.m. Friday night against top seed Delta State.