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March 3, 2014

Jags to open Region XIX tourney play at 6 p.m. tonight

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville College's mens basketball team will take on Lee College at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament.

The event, which will ultimately crown the circuit's champion, will be held at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.

JC will be the No. 10 seed and will be playing against the No. 7-seeded Rebels.

Lee won both of the regular season meetings against the Jaguars.

"The key for us is to get back and do a better job in transition than we did when we played them in the regular season," JC head coach Jody Bailey said. "Lee is so good getting the transition baskets and we have to try to limit that."

This will the third-straight season that the Jags and the Rebels have met in the first round of the tournament.

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