The Eckerd men and Tampa women received at-large NCAA Division II tournament berths Monday. Eckerd plays at Rollins College as the No. 4 seed and UT is at Arkansas Tech in Russellville as the fifth seed.
The Tritons (22-6) face No. 5 Morehouse Friday. The time has not been determined. The Spartans (22-7) face Sunshine State Conference rival Florida Southern, the No. 4 seed, at 9 Friday night.
Other South Region men's matchups: top-seed Rollins vs. No. 8 Alabama-Huntsville, No. 3 Florida Southern vs. No. 6 Delta State of Mississippi and No. 2 Henderson State vs. No. 7 Harding, both of Arkansas. The semifinals are Saturday and the final is Monday. The South Region women: top-seeded Arkansas Tech vs. No. 8 Lincoln Memorial of Tennessee at 7, No. 3 Central Arkansas vs. No. 6 Rollins at 4 and No. 2 Fort Valley State of Georgia vs. No. 7 Henderson State at 2.
Champions advance to the Elite Eight March 26, 27 and 29 in Lakeland (men) and St. Joseph, Mo. (women).
_ ROD GIPSON