Mountain East Conference: UC women and State men advance

West Virginia State's men's team captured a first round win Wednesday at the Mountain East Conference Tournament.

CHARLESTON , W. Va. (WCHS-TV/WVAH) - The basketball madness has hit Charleston.

The Mountain East Conference Tournament started on Wednesday in Charleston.

The event, featuring some outstanding NCAA Divison II men's and women's programs, will run through Sunday with two championship games.

First round games featured UC topping Urbana and Shepherd winning over Concord in women's action.

The evening men's games had UVA-Wise over Glenville and West Virginia State defeating West Virginia Wesleyan.

Four women's quarterfinal round games will be played on Thursday with the men's quarters on Friday.

Both semifinal rounds are Saturday before Championship Sunday.

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