AT THE NJCAA TOURNAMENT: Tuesday

AT THE NJCAA TOURNAMENT: Tuesday

Busy day ahead!

Both the Lady Cards and Cardinals will be in action as Day 2 of national tournament action in Lubbock and Hutchinson, Ks. unfolds.

For the Lady Cards, seeded No. 14 with a 26-4 record, it will be their tournament debut when they face off against No. 19 South Georgia Tech (30-3) in the first game of the day at 10 a.m.

The No. 15 Cardinals have a game under their belt, having knocked off No. 18 Shelton State in 82-70 fashion Monday afternoon to improve to 28-7 on the year. The set up a Texas showdown tonight at 6:30 against defending national champion and No. 2 South Plains (26-5).

Against South Georgia Tech, the Lady Cards will be facing a red-hot team. The Lady Jets have won 12 straight games and have topped 100 points five times during the streak and seven times during the season.

The game will be the Lady Cards' 91st national tournament contest in 24 tournament appearances. They are 70-20 in tournament games.

The TVCC-South Georgia Tech winner advances to meet No. 3 Shelton State (29-3) at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Lady Cards defeated Shelton State in the semifinals at each of the three previous national tournaments.

Meanwhile later in the day at Hutch, the Cardinals will put a seven-game winning streak on the line against South Plains, which received a first-round bye. South Plains has won three in a row, including a 73-71 win over Odessa, coached by former Cardinal coach Kris Baumann, in the Region V title game.

The TVCC-South Plains winner advances to the quarterfinals Thursday at 2 p.m.

Here are Monday's women's results (seeding in parenthesis):

(17) Florida SouthWestern 78, (16) Cochise 75 (OT)

(9) Jones County 88, (24) Three Rivers 84

(15) Walters State 65, (18) Miles 47

(10) South Plains 77, (23) Harford 52

(13) Hutchinson 81, (20) Western Nebraska 60

(12) Tyler 66, (21) Salt Lake 51

Here are Monday's men's results (seeding in parenthesis):

(17) Cape Fear 104, (16) Arizona Western 90

(24) Cleveland State 90, (9) Casper 83

(15) TVCC 82, (18) Shelton State 70

(10) East Florida State 61, (23) Allegany 51

(20) Kaskaskia 92, (13) Sheridan 80

(12) Indian Hills 84, (21) Central Georgia Tech 62

All national tournament games – women's and men's – are available online at www.njcaatv.com. A subscription fee is required.

On this final day of winter, it's 46 and clear in Lubbock this morning. It's supposed to be a partly sunny day with a high of 65. It's 41 and clear in Hutch on the way to a high of 57 with an occasional shower in the afternoon.

Hope everyone is wearing red back home and sending positive vibes to the Lady Cards and Cardinals.

--- BENNY ROGERS