Bearettes Draw Lebanon In Opening Round

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes will make their record 31st appearance in the TSSAA State Tournament on Wednesday, March 11 at 2:15 p.m. EDT against Lebanon as drawn at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro on Sunday afternoon.

The Bearettes advanced to the state tournament after defeating Tullahoma 72-64 on Saturday night inside Jim Smiddy Arena as four players scored in double digits.

Bradley comes into the tournament with a 29-3 record and Lebanon comes in with a record of 30-6.

This will be only the sixth time the teams have faced off, four of which have come in the state tournament.

The two teams met last year with Bradley coming away with a 34-26 victory before going on to win the state championship.

The winner will advance to the semifinal round and will take on the winner of the Brentwood and Arlington contest following afterward on Friday.

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STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Science Hill vs. Stone Memorial 11:00 a.m. EDT

Maryville vs. Brentwood 12:30 a.m. EDT

Bradley Central vs. Lebanon 2:15 p.m. EDT

Brentwood vs. Arlington 2:45 p.m. EDT

Friday, March 13, 2020

Winner of Quarterfinal No. 1 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal No. 2 11 a.m. EDT

Winner of Quarterfinal No. 3 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal No. 4 12:30 a.m. EDT

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Winner of Semifinal No. 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal No. 2 2:00 p.m. EDT