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Paris Dragons clinch at least the No. 2 seed in next week's Region XIV basketball tournament

region14logoBelow are the prospective seeds for Region XIV men’s basketball going into Saturday’s final day of the regular season. All 14 teams are seeded 1 through 12 by the above rules, and the top 12 teams will play in the tournament.

By league rule, two teams from each zone will receive a first-round bye, but will be seeded 1 through 4 depending upon their records, which means one zone could receive the No. 1 and 2 seeds.

Going into Saturday’s final day of the regular season, here’s what the seeding looks like:

Trinity Valley will be the No. 1 seed if it beats Navarro on Saturday.

If Trinity Valley loses, Paris would claim the No. 1 seed because the two teams split their two-game series and Paris would have a better record in North Zone play — 9-3 to 8-4.

San Jacinto will have the No. 3 seed even if it wins to improve to 15-4 to pull into a two-way tie with Paris or a three-way tie with Trinity Valley and Paris because it lost to both Trinity Valley and Paris in inter-zone play.

If San Jacinto loses and Lamar State-Port Arthur wins, leaving both teams at 14-5, San Jacinto keeps the No. 3 seed because San Jacinto won both its games with Lamar State.

San Jacinto and Lamar State will remain seeded ahead of Navarro and/or Kilgore regardless of their final record because by league rule, each zone gets two first-round byes.

Navarro and Kilgore are tied for the fifth seed going into Saturday, but Navarro gets the higher seed if they tie because they split their two-game series and Navarro has the better record in zone play.

Lee will be the No. 7 seed.

Tyler must beat Kilgore on Saturday to keep the No. 8 seed. If Tyler loses, it will fall into a tie with Blinn, which beat Tyler in inter-zone play, and Blinn would be seeded eighth and Tyler ninth.

Angelina is alone at 5-13 and will claim the No. 10 seed with a win. But it plays No. 2 South Zone seed Lamar State-PA on Saturday, and a loss could drop the Roadrunners all the way to the No. 12 seed because Bossier, Panola and Jacksonville all are at 4-14 and at least one, and maybe two, will improve to 5-14, with Jacksonville and Panola holding the tie-breaker over Angelina.

But Angelina is assured of at least the No. 12 seed even if Angelina loses and Jacksonville and Panola also win.

Only Coastal Bend (2-16 with one game to go) has been eliminated, with Panola, Jacksonville and Bossier on the bubble, all at 4-14. Panola and Bossier play each other on Saturday, while Jacksonville plays San Jacinto.

Each of the three controls its own destiny because a win will assure a spot in the tournament. Jacksonville can lose and still grab the No. 12 seed if Bossier wins, because Jacksonville has the tie-breaker against Panola.

Angelina could tumble as far as No. 12 with a loss Saturday, since Jacksonville and Panola both own the tie-breaker against Angelina.

The regional tournament begins Tuesday at UT-Tyler Herrington Patriot Center with game between the No. 5 & 12 seeds, the No. 6 & 11 seeds, the No. 7 & 10 seeds, and the No. 8 & 9 seeds. The winners go into quarterfinal play with the four bye teams on Thursday. The semifinals are Friday night, with the championship game on Saturday night.

Here are the Region XIV standings with one game left in the regular season:

REGION XIV MEN

W

L

PCT.

W

L

PCT.

SAME

OTHER

(thru Feb. 26)

 

 

CONF

 

 

ALL

ZONE

ZONE

1

TrinityValley

15

3

0.833

25

4

0.862

8-3

7-0

2

Paris

15

4

0.789

22

7

0.759

9-3

6-1

3

SanJacinto

14

4

0.778

23

6

0.793

10-1

4-3

4

LamarSt-PA

13

5

0.722

23

6

0.793

8-3

5-2

5

Navarro

13

5

0.722

20

9

0.690

8-3

5-2

6

Kilgore

13

5

0.722

22

5

0.815

7-4

6-1

7

Lee

11

7

0.611

18

11

0.621

8-3

3-4

8

Tyler

7

11

0.389

14

12

0.538

4-7

3-4

9

Blinn

7

12

0.368

17

13

0.567

4-8

3-4

10

Angelina

5

13

0.278

11

18

0.379

4-7

1-6

11

Bossier

4

14

0.222

6

22

0.214

2-9

2-5

12

Jacksonville

4

14

0.222

10

17

0.370

3-8

1-6

13

Panola

4

14

0.222

10

18

0.357

1-10

3-4

14

CoastalBend

2

16

0.111

9

17

0.346

2-9

0-7

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The Region XIV tournament will be seeded and played in the same format as previous years.

The top 2 from the North and the top 2 from the South will be guaranteed seeds. They will be seeded 1-4, using the prescribed tiebreaking procedures, which means the No. 1 and 2 seeds could be from the same zone.

The top 12 teams, regardless of zone, will make the tournament.  As described in the tiebreaker procedure, all 12 teams will be ranked 1-12 for tiebreak procedures, regardless of zone.

POST-SEASON TIE BREAKER (Basketball Zones):

The following post-season tiebreaker will be used to determine placement in the play-offs. Approved on February 23, 2009 and adjusted on Feb. 5, 2013, to reflect deletion of Lon Morris and addition of Coastal Bend:

For tiebreaking purposes only, all teams will be ranked in order (based upon winning percentage of Region 14 conference games) from No. 1 through No. 12.

TIE-BREAKERS:

The first criteria in the breaking of ties in the standings shall be head-to-head competition of tied teams.

The following procedure will be used to establish the championship seeds if ties exist. (For tiebreaking procedures teams will be grouped in two zones based upon established guidelines. Bossier Parish, Panola, Paris, Kilgore, Tyler, Trinity Valley, and Navarro are in one division and Coastal Bend, Jacksonville, Angelina, Blinn, Lee, San Jacinto, and Lamar-Port Arthur.)

  1. If two teams are tied and they are from different zones, the winner of the game between the two tied teams shall be the higher seed.
  2. If two teams are tied and they are from the same zones, the team with an advantage in head-to-head competition shall be the higher seed.
  3. If two teams remain tied, there will be a comparison of overall record against zone teams only (12 zone games).
  4. If two teams remain tied, there will be a comparison of record against the highest ranked team(s) (based upon Region 14 Conference games winning percentage) in the zone and proceeding through in order of zone record.
  5. If two teams remain tied, there will be a comparison of record against the highest ranked team(s) (based upon Region 14 Conference games winning percentage) in the opposite zone and proceeding through in order of zone record.
  6. If two teams remain tied, the higher seed will be chosen by draw.
  7. If three or more teams are tied, ties among zone opponents will be broken first by using steps (b) through (f) and the head-to-head results will be used to break ties between non-zone teams. When three or more teams from the same zone are tied step (b) will consist of a mini-round robin among the tied teams. At any point during the process of breaking ties among three or more teams that the number of tied teams are reduced to two, head-to-head competition would be used as the primary tie-breaker, followed-by steps (c) through (f).

Note: When breaking ties, the procedure will start at the top of the division and move down.  As ties are broken, the completed tiebreak results will be used.  For example, if two teams are tied for fifth and two teams are tied for first, the tiebreaking procedures listed above will determine seeds one and two.  Those seeds will then potentially used in that order to break the fifth place tie.

DRAW:

In the event tiebreaking procedures are unsuccessful and a draw is necessary in determining seeding, the following procedure will be used:

  1. The drawing will be conducted in public or with media attendance.
  2. Institutions involved in the drawing have the right to have a local representative in attendance at the drawing.
  3. A single slip of paper with names representing each of the tied institutions will be placed into a container and will be drawn in order of seeding from highest (#1) to the lowest (#12).
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