The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has voted to expand the ODAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament formats, slated to begin on Thursday, March 4.
The basketball tournament formats will now feature all active teams at the end of the regular season. The ODAC campaign is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, February 28. The men’s and women’s fields will be finalized on Monday, March 1.
All rounds of the tournament will be competed on ODAC member campuses at the highest seed. The first round will be conducted on Thursday, March 4, with the quarterfinals following on Saturday, March 6. The semifinals will be played on Tuesday, March 9. The championship games are scheduled for Thursday, March 11. However, there is an option to move the championships to an alternative date based on availability and desire of the competing schools.
The Roanoke College men’s team is 7-1 and has not played since February 16 after having three games canceled due to coronavirus concerns, including a home game with Randolph-Macon, the nation’s top ranked team, last Sunday. RC is scheduled to play at Lynchburg College tonight, then wrap up the regular season Saturday at 2 pm at home against Bridgewater.
The Roanoke College women’s basketball team improved to 8-1 with a win over the host Panthers at Ferrum College Monday. Kristina Harrel paced Roanoke with 18 points while Ayanna Scarborough came off the bench to add 16 points and a team high seven rebounds. Sayre Brandstatter got the start and answered the call with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, and five steals. Renee Alquiza made it a quartet in double figures with 11.
The Maroons were scheduled to play their regular season finale at Lynchburg College on Wednesday night. Saturday’s home game with Bridgewater has been cancelled