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BHS hosts 2017 GAC Basketball Tournament on March 2-5, 2017

posted Feb 26, 2017, 8:39 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 8:39 AM ]
The 2017 Great American Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament is scheduled to span from March 2-5 at the Bruin Fieldhouse on the Bartlesville High School campus. Tickets can be purchased at the Bruin Fieldhouse during the tournament:
  • All-session pass: $55
  • Student all-session pass: $27
  • Single session: $12
  • Student single session: $7

Each bracket – men’s and women’s – will feature an eight-team, single-elimination format to crown their eventual champions, who will advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The GAC features 12 member institutions in all – six based in Oklahoma and six in Arkansas.

 Here’s a look at the schedule (exact match-ups TBA):

 Thursday, March 2: Quarterfinals

  • Game 1: (Women) Second seed vs. Seventh seed (noon)
  • Game 2: (Men) Second seed vs. Seventh seed (2:15 p.m.)
  • Game 3: (Women) First seed vs. Eighth seed (5:45 p.m.)
  • Game 4: (Men) First seed vs. Eighth seed (8 p.m.) 

Friday, March 3: Quarterfinals

  • Game 1: (Women) Fourth seed vs. Fifth seed (noon)
  • Game 2: (Women) Third seed vs. Sixth seed (2:15 p.m.)
  • Game 3: (Men) Fourth seed vs. Fifth seed (5:45 p.m.)
  • Game 4: (Men) Third seed vs. Sixth seed (8 p.m.)

Saturday, March 4: Semifinals

  • Game 1: (Women) First/Eighth seed winner vs. Fourth/Fifth seed winner (noon)
  • Game 2: (Women) Second/Seventh seed winner vs. Third/Sixth winner (2:15 p.m.)
  • Game 3: (Men) First/Eighth seed winner vs. Fourth/Fifth seed winner (5:45 p.m.)
  • Game 4: (Men) Second/Seventh seed winner vs. Third/Sixth winner (8 p.m.)

Sunday, March 5: Championships

  • Game 1: Women’s championship game (1 p.m.)
  • Game 2: Men’s championship game (3:30 p.m.)

The Great American Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament is held each spring at the Bruin Fieldhouse. This year marks the sixth straight that the tournament will be held in Green Country, and according to information provided by the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, the economic impact of the 2016 event was $2.48 million. 

Please go online to learn more about the GAC and the tournament. The Bartlesville Sports Commission, which helps to make the tournament possible, offers great insight as well.

GAC Tournament

GAC in the Bruin Fieldhouse