The 2012 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament fields were announced earlier today with the Benedict Tigers and the Fort Valley State Lady Wildcats earning a bid from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).

Benedict (19-10) earned the #8 seed and will take on #1 seed Alabama-Huntsville (26-3), who will host NCAA Men’s South Regional. The Tigers, who earned an automatic bid as a result of winning the SIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament this past weekend, will play Saturday, March 10th at Spragins Hall in Huntsville Alabama. This will be Benedict’s sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last seven seasons.

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Fort Valley State (23-6) earned the #3 seed in the NCAA Women’s South Regional, which will be hosted by Rollins College, after winning their second consecutive SIAC Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Lady Wildcats will take on #6 seed Valdosta State (20-7) on Friday, March 9th at Warden Arena in Winter Park, FL. Fort Valley State will be making their 19th appearance in the NCAA Regionals.

Tournament schedules and game times for both tournaments will be announced on Monday. For more information regarding the 2012 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, visit www.ncaa.com.