Bracket Set for NEA Tournament

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The 69th annual NEA Invitational Basketball Tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro with a total of 53 games through Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Teams from all over NEA will travel to the long-standing tournament.

The Rector girls were seeded number nine in Division I and will be in the second game of the tournament at noon Dec. 19 competing against number eight Buffalo Island Central.

The Marmaduke boys were seeded ninth in Division I and will compete at 6 p.m. that same day against number eight Sloan-Hendrix.

Marmaduke's Lady Greyhounds are number four in Division I and will open at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, against 13th seed Cross County. Rector's Cougars are seeded number 13 and play fourth-ranked Marked Tree at 3 that afternoon.

Winners of those games and many more will face off Monday, Dec. 28. Semifinals are set for Tuesday, Dec. 29, and the finals are Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Girls games will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Dec. 23, when they will begin at noon, and Dec. 30 during finals. Finals for the girls are at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and the boys finals are set for 7:30 and 9 p.m.

A complete list of teams, times and brackets can be found on the Invitational's Facebook page

All games will be played on the main floor this year and can be watched live online at

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