Men's basketball heads to conference tournament as No. 3 seed

03.04.2014 | By Amanda L. Booren

Men's basketball heads to conference tournament as No. 3 seed First game set for Thursday at 8 p.m. Amanda L. Booren -- March 4, 2014   PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College men's basketball team is headed to the Region XIV tournament this week as the No. 3 overall seed. San Jac (23-7, 14-5) earns a bye, going straight into quarterfinal action of the regional tournament, which begins today and runs through March 8 at the Patriot Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Tyler. San Jacinto College will face the winner of the opening round game between No. 6 Kilgore College and No. 11 Panola College. “We're in a great position heading into this tournament,” said second year Head Coach Scott R. Gernander. “Our team has worked hard all season to get to regionals, and we will take it one game at a time.” San Jacinto College is led by freshman forward Anthony Livingston (Washington, D.C. / Stevens Prep Academy), who averages a double-double with 17.1 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Carrington Ward (Philadelphia, Pa. / Electrical & Technology Charter HS / Palm Beach State College) is second on the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game, while Richard Benedyth (Bronx, N.Y. / Cypress Springs HS / Northwest Florida State College) is also in double figures at 10.2 points per game. Complete tournament information and coverage can be found on the Region XIV tournament website, and you can follow the tournament live on Twitter at @region14hoops.   About San Jacinto CollegeSurrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College's job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College. For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit, or follow us on Facebook.