UMES TAKES ON SAM HOUSTON STATE IN OPENING MATCH
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April 11, 2014

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WICKLIFFE, Ohio - Starting today at 11:30 a.m. (ET) UMES will open bracket play at the 2014 NCAA Championships against the eight-seed Sam Houston State Bearkats. The Hawks defeated SHSU yesterday in the sixth match of the day, 1116-942 in team games.

If successful in the best-four-of-seven Baker game they will face the winner of the No. 4 seeded Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. No. 5 seed Fairleigh Dickinson match.

After that UMES will draw a new opponent from the bottom half of the bracket. If the Hawks win the first three matches today they will go straight into the championship match on Saturday night, broadcast live on ESPNU.

The bracket goes as follows:

NCAA Bowling Championship Double Elimination Bracket

Friday

Round 1 - 11:50 a.m.
Match 1 - No. 1 Maryland Eastern Shore vs. No. 8 Sam Houston State
Match 2 - No. 4 Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. No. 5 Fairleigh Dickenson
Match 3 - No. 3 Vanderbilt vs. No. 6 Nebraska
Match 4 - No. 2 Arkansas State vs. No. 7 Central Missouri

Round 2 - 1:20 p.m.
Match 5 - Winner 1 vs. Winner 2
Match 6 - Winner 3 vs. Winner 4
Match 7 - Loser 1 vs. Loser 2 (Loser eliminated from championship)
Match 8 - Loser 3 vs. Loser 4 (Loser eliminated from championship)

Round 3 - 5:40 p.m.
Match 9 - Winner 7 vs. Loser 6 (Loser eliminated from championship)
Match 10 - Winner 8 vs. Loser 5 (Loser eliminated from championship)

Round 4 - 7:20 p.m.
Match 11 - Winner 5 vs. Winner 9 (If Winner 5 wins, Winner 9 eliminated)
Match 12 - Winner 6 vs. Winner 10 (If Winner 6 wins, Winner 10 eliminated)

Saturday

Round 5 - 4:10 p.m.
Match 13 - Necessary if Winner 9 wins Match 11 (Loser eliminated)
Match 14 - Necessary if Winner 10 wins Match 12 (Loser eliminated)

Championship Final - 8 p.m. ESPNU
Two remaining teams