Howard Payne University menís and womenís basketball teams will open their respective American Southwest Conference tournaments at noon today ó in two different cities.

The HPU Yellow Jackets, the fourth seed in the ASC West Division, will challenge East champion Mississippi College at noon in Belton.

The Lady Jackets, the West Division ASC champions and ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III, will face East Division No. 4 seed Louisiana College at noon.