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Wallace State to host ACCC men's and women's basketball tournaments March 2-8.

Wallace State to host ACCC men's and women's basketball tournaments March 2-8.

HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Community College is set to host the women’s and men’s Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/NJCAA Region XXII tournaments at Tom Drake Coliseum on March 2-8.

Each tournament is a four-day event. The women’s tournament begins Sunday at 1 p.m., the first of four games scheduled on that day. Their championship game is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The men’s tournament begins Wednesday at 11 a.m. and culminates with the championship game set for Saturday, March 8 at 5 p.m.

“We’re excited about hosting the tournament for the second consecutive year. We enjoyed hosting the tournament last year, and we are ready for the teams and their fans to get into town, so we can show them our facilities and extend some Wallace State hospitality. We’ll take pride in this like we do when we host the AHSAA Northwest Regional,” said Wallace State Director of Athletics Paul Bailey. “There is a lot of good basketball talent in the junior college system, and we’re excited we’ll have them here. We encourage all sports fans to come watch high quality basketball next week.”   

General admission to the tournament is $7 daily or $25 for a weekly pass. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free. Senior citizen tickets are $5.

Both Wallace State basketball teams will have byes in the tournament. The Lady Lions have already earned the North Division’s top seed and will play their first-round game on Monday at 7 p.m. Wallace State’s men can clinch an outright division title with a win at Snead State on Thursday, but they are already guaranteed a bye and will open play on Thursday, March 6.  

Wallace State and Shelton State have played in the women’s tournament championship game the last three seasons with the Lady Bucs winning the last two.

In the men’s tournament, Wallace State and Shelton State have swapped championships the past four seasons.