JONESBORO, Ark. (11/14/10) — Following a 3-0 sweep over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday night, the Arkansas State volleyball team has been seeded fourth going into the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the league announced Sunday.
The Red Wolves finished the regular season at 17-11 with an 11-5 mark in conference matches. ASU captured a share of the SBC West Division Championship for the second consecutive year, sharing this year's title with North Texas. Since the Red Wolves won more games head-to-head over the Mean Green, ASU took the No. 4 seed.
A-State will meet fifth-seeded UNT in the opening round of the tournament Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The winner will then face the winner of the No. 1 Middle Tennessee–No. 8 South Alabama matchup Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Middle Tennessee claimed the SBC regular season crown, earning the top seed in the tournament with a 15-1 league record.
All games will be available via webstream on SBC Extra, and fans can purchase a tournament pass for only $9.95 to tune-in. The championship match at 3 p.m. (CT) Saturday, Nov. 20 will also be broadcast by the Sun Belt Network (times subject to change due to television demands). For more information, visit www.sunbeltsports.org.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 – Quarterfinals
No. 2 Western Kentucky vs No. 7 Louisiana-Lafayette
No. 3 FIU vs No. 6 Denver
No. 1 Middle Tennessee vs No. 8 South Alabama
No. 4 Arkansas State vs No. 5 North Texas
Friday, November 19, 2010 – Semifinals
Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2
Winner of Match 3 vs Winner of Match 4
Saturday, November 20, 2010 – Championship
Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6
*Should Middle Tennessee or WKU earn a spot in Saturday's SBC Volleyball Championship game, the championship game time will be moved back to 7:30 p.m. CT time slot, a change from the originally scheduled 3 p.m. time slot.