HARAHAN, La. (3/24/22) – Ranked fifth in the latest NCAA RPI, the Arkansas State bowling team is the No. 3 seed in this weekend’s Southland Bowling League Championship at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Harahan, La.
The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals April 8-9. Seeds for the tournament are based on the latest NCAA RPI rankings that have the Red Wolves ranked fifth in the March 23 update. Seven of the Southland’s eight teams are ranked among the top 19 in the RPI report.
A-State meets No. 6 seed Stephen F. Austin to begin play Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the first round of the double-elimination tournament. The teams will bowl one standard five-person game for total pinfall, then five Baker games for total pinfall. If one team wins both the traditional game and Baker games, they will advance. If both teams split the standard and Baker games, they will move on to a best-of-seven series of Baker games.
Round two matches begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday with third and fourth round matches set for 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively, Saturday. Following a round five match at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, a champion will be crowned at a time to be determined.
The Red Wolves carry a 68-33 record into the weekend, finishing third or better in six of eight tournaments played. A-State won the Penguin Classic in October and the Lady Techsters Classic in February. Against Southland Bowling League programs this season, A-State has a record of 22-13, 7-5 in Baker, 6-4 in traditional games and 9-4 in Baker best-of-seven series.
Sam Houston is the top seed followed by No. 2 seed Vanderbilt. The remaining seeds are No. 4 Youngstown State, No. 5 Louisiana Tech, No. 6 Stephen F. Austin, No. 7 Tulane and No. 8 Valparaiso.
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