MONDAY 03/11/19 – KATS GETTING READY FOR TOURNEY

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL, THE POST-SEASON FIELD IS SET FOR THE SOUTHAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS WHICH ARE SET TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY IN KATY. THE SHSU MEN’S TEAM WILL OPEN THEIR  TOURNAMENT RUN AS THE REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION AND AS THE NO. 1-SEED, AND WILL RECEIVE DOUBLE BYE BEFORE SEEING ACTION IN THE SEMI-FINALS FRIDAY AT 5PM AT THE MERRELL CENTER IN KATY.

FOR THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN, THEY’VE EARNED THE NO. 5 SEED IN THEIR TOURNAMENT IN KATY, AND WILL FACE NO. 8-SEED CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT 11AM THURSDAY.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, THE SHSU BEARKATS OPENED DEFENSE OF THEIR SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A 3-GAME WEEKEND SWEEP AT HOUSTON BAPTIST. THE KATS FINISHED OFF THE SWEEP ON SUNDAY WITH A 7-4 VICTORY OVER THE HUSKIES IN HOUSTON. SAM HOUSTON WILL TAKE ITS 10-&-3 OVERALL RECORD TO RUSTON, LA., FOR NON-CONFERENCE GAMES AGAINST LOUISIANA TECH TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY.

IN LOCAL SOFTBALL TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS ARE SCHEDULED TO HOST THE MONTGOMERY LADY BEARS IN A 1PM 1ST PITCH AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK….. MEANWHILE, THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL BE A TRINITY IN THEIR DISTRICT OPENER AT 6PM.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF, THE SHSU BEARKATS OPEN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE BORDER OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT TODAY AT LAREDO COUNTRY CLUB IN LAREDO…. WHILE THE BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE AT THE TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY INVITATIONAL AT McALLEN COUNTRY CLUB IN McALLEN.

ON THE PGA TOUR OVER THE WEEKEND, FRANCESCO MOLINARI WAS THE WINNER AT THE ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL IN ORLANDO, FLA.

IN THE NBA ON SUNDAY, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS SLIPPED PAST DALLAS 94-93, WHILE SAN ANTONIO TOPPED MILWAUKEE 121-114. LATER TODAY THE ROCKETS WILL HOST CHARLOTTE AT 7PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST & ON NBA-TV.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT, KYLE BUSCH WAS THE WINNER ON SUNDAY IN THE TICKET GUARDAIAN 500 IN PHOENIX.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, THE TEXAS RANGERS ON SUNDAY NAMED MIKE MINOR THEIR OPENING DAY STARTING PITCHER AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS ON MARCH 28.