March 7, 2004
Valdosta-The third ranked Valdosta State Blazers won't have to wait long to seek revenge against the team that knocked them out of the Gulf South Conference Tournament this week. The Blazers learning late Sunday night that they will face Montevallo in the first round of the Division II NCAA Tournament.
VSU also learned that, as the number one seed from the South Region, they will host the Southern Regional which runs Saturday (3/13) through Tuesday (3/16) at the VSU Complex. No games will be played on Monday (3/15).
Saturday's game will mark the fourth meeting this season between Valdosta State and Montevallo. The Blazers hold a 2-1 edge in the previous three meetings, but most recently fell to the Falcons 55-52 in Saturday's semifinal of the GSC Tournament. The Falcons then went on to beat West Georgia in the championship game on Sunday.
The six other teams in the South Regional are Rollins, Florida Southern, Morehouse, Henderson State, Eckerd and Benedict.
Saturday's first round matchups at the VSU Complex:
#3 Florida Southern (23-7) vs. #6 Eckerd (20-10) (12:00pm Sat.)
#2 Rollins (24-5) vs. #7 Benedict (20-8) (2:30pm Sat.)
#4 Morehouse (24-6) vs. #5 Henderson State (22-6) (6:00pm Sat.)
#1 VSU (25-3) vs. #8 Montevallo (21-9) (8:30pm Sat.)
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