ALLEN, Texas -

The brackets are set for the Lone Star Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship this week at the Allen Event Center. 

The postseason begins with first-round games on Wednesday, March 6. 

On the men’s side, Midwestern State claimed its fifth LSC title in seven years and will be the No. 1 seed with a 14-4 mark.

Midwestern State and Abilene Christian shared the LSC women’s title with identical 16-4 records.  MSU is the No. 1 seed by virtue of two wins over Tarleton State, who defeated ACU.  The Mustangs earned their first championship since 2001, while the Wildcats notched their first league title since 1999.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com, as well as the Allen Event Center box office. Single-session tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Premium seating options are available as well, with more details available at: www.lonestarconference.org/allen.

All the championship games will be web streamed live on FoxSportsSouthwest.com.  The webcasts are available free of charge.  Each webcast includes both video and audio, with viewers needing only a computer with a high-speed DSL or cable modem connection to the internet.

The LSC Men’s Basketball Tournament Champion earns automatic qualification to the 2013 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball South Central Regional held March 16, 17, and 19 at a site to be determined. The winner of the South Central Region will advance to the Elite Eight which is set for Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. on March 28 and 30. 

The winners of the semifinal games advance to the title game which will be played at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on April 7.  The NCAA is celebrating the 75th Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in 2013. As part of the celebration, all three men’s basketball championships (Divisions I, II and III) will be played in the same city and weekend.

The LSC Women’s Basketball Tournament Champion earns automatic qualification to the 2013 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Central Regional held March 15, 16, and 18 at a site to be determined. The winner of the South Central Region will advance to the Elite Eight to be held March 26, 27, and 29 at Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Texas.

The LSC men have a 142-118 overall record so far this season.  In the NCAA South Central Region, the men’s teams are currently 18-18 combined versus Heartland Conference teams and 3-1 opposed to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

The LSC women are 143-147 overall. The women’s squads are currently 17-12 combined versus Heartland teams, and 5-1 against the RMAC, which are the other conferences in the NCAA South Central Region.

Information provided by the LSC media department.