Rain and soggy field conditions have resulted in two days of canceled games at the Sun Belt tournament at Georgia Southern’s J.I. Clements Stadium, and a change to the format from double elimination to single elimination.
Play is expected to begin Thursday with play-in games beginning at 3 p.m., setting up an eight-team single-elimination tournament that is expected to begin with quarterfinal games Friday, followed by semifinals on Saturday and the championship at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The top-seeded Chants (37-18-1) are scheduled to play at 4 p.m. Friday against the worst seed remaining from Thursday’s elimination games between No. 10 Georgia State and No. 7 Arkansas State, and No. 9 Little Rock and No. 8 Texas State.
No. 2 seed Texas-Arlington will face the better remaining seed, and the other quarterfinal matchups are No. 3 South Alabama vs. No. 6 Troy and No. 4 Louisiana vs. No. 5 Georgia Southern.
All tournament games are being broadcast online by ESPN3.
Sun Belt altered schedule
Game 1 - 3 p.m. - No. 10 Georgia State vs. No. 7 Arkansas State
Game 2 - 6:30 p.m. - No. 9 Little Rock vs. No. 8 Texas State
Game 3 - 9 a.m. - No. 6 Troy vs. No. 3 South Alabama
Game 4 - 12:30 p.m. - Round 1 Winner (highest seed) vs. No. 2 Texas-Arlington
Game 5 - 4 p.m. - Round 1 Winner (lowest seed) vs. No. 1 Coastal Carolina
Game 6 - 7:30 p.m. - No. 5 Georgia Southern vs. No. 4 Louisiana-Lafayette
Game 7 - 3 p.m. - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 8 - 6:30 p.m. - Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner
Championship - 1 p.m. - Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner