Men & Women: Two Games Left

The men and women and have two games left. For the women the remaining games are about second or third place. For the men multiple ways remain to make the tournament or be left out.

The AState women will finish either second or third.

The battle for second is between AState and Troy. AState is 14-4 and Troy 14-5. The Trojans travel to 2-16 USA while AState hosts 2-16 USA and 10-8 UL Lafayette. The Red Wolves hold the tiebreaker by sweeping Troy.

Any win by AState or a loss by Troy gives the two seed to the Red Wolves. AState has to lose out and Troy defeat USA for Troy to be the two seed.

Meanwhile on the men’s side, ULM, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, UL Lafayette, Texas-Arlington and UALR have clinched six of the eight tournament spots.

Troy is eliminated from the conference tournament joining Appalachian State on the sidelines. They now await the final team to join them in elimination.

There are two tournament spots left and three teams in contention.

Texas State is 7-11. They travel to Appalachian State and ULM. The Bobcats hold the tiebreaker over South Alabama. The Red Wolves and Bobcats split the regular season. The tiebreaker will come down to the final seeds of ULM and Georgia State. If ULM finishes ahead of Georgia State, AState wins the tiebreaker, if Georgia State places ahead that gives the tiebreaker to TXST.

South Alabama is also 7-11. They travel to AState and host Troy. AState has the tiebreaker over USA even if the Jags win on Thursday. USA’s best win is over ULL, AState’s is ULM. The Cajuns can tie ULM but the Warhaws swept them insuring ULM takes the tiebreaker.

AState hosts USA and ULL.

If AState wins out, the Red Wolves are in the tournament, AState would be 8-12 and USA could finish no better than 8-12 and would lose the tiebreaker, while TXST could finish anywhere from 9-11 to 7-13.

If AState defeats USA and loses to ULL, the Red Wolves would be 7-13. AState would make the tournament if either (or both): USA loses to Troy OR USA beats Troy and TXST loses out and ULM places ahead of Georgia State.

If AState loses to USA and defeats ULL, the Red Wolves would be 7-13 and cannot catch USA who would be no worse than 8-12. If TXST loses out AState would make the tournament if ULM finishes ahead of Georgia State, any win by TXST would eliminate the Red Wolves.

If AState loses out, the season is over.