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Tournaments, Academic Awards, and D2 - Feb 28, 2019

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D3 NCAA Tournament
James Kelbert (190-G/F-98) and the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens improve to a 24-2 record overall and clinch their second SCIAC Tournament title. The Sagehens and UT-Dallas will clash on Friday March 1st of the NCAA D3 Tournament.

Quennel Francis (183-PG) and the Southeastern Fire men's basketball team is set to make consecutive appearances at the NAIA Division II Championship for the first time in program history.
Southeastern was one of nine teams to receive an at-large bid to the field of 32, marking its third overall appearance and second in as many seasons.
The Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. plays host for the second year in a row.
The Fire will take on the University of Jamestown on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Eastern in the first round of play in the Liston Bracket. The winner will advance to play either second-seeded Spring Arbor or seventh-seeded Indiana Tech on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.

Conference Tournaments

Stephaun Adams (185-G-96) and the fifth-seeded Campbellsville Tigers get their Mid-South Conference Tournament started on Saturday afternoon at 1pm against fourth-seeded University of the Cumberlands.
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Leonardo Castillo (193-F) and the Motlow State Bucks (14-4, 18-10), winners of eight out of their last 10 games, finished in second place in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings and will be the No. 2 seed in the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament, which begins Friday at Cleveland State in Cleveland, Tenn. Motlow will play Sunday at 6pm against the winner of Friday's Cleveland State/Jackson State contest. Walters State is the top seed, with Southwest Tennessee third and Dyersburg State fourth.
Motlow has won the previous two tournaments and represented the region in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. The back-to-back titles were the first repeat championships for any sport at Motlow State. Now the Bucks have an opportunity to continue to make history as they begin their quest for a third straight title.

D2 Round up
Shaun Willett (193-F) followed with 23 points and 16 rebounds to record his 23rd double-double of the season as the No.9/9 Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team (26-3 18-1 SAC) prevailed in the extra session, 99-91, over Wingate University (16-11 12-7 SAC) on Wednesday night at Cuddy Arena.
Willett made history early in the first half when with his third rebound of the game he recorded his 336th board of the season, breaking a program record for rebounds in a single season. The previous mark of 335 was set by Soce Faye in 1997-1998.
The Royals conclude the regular season on Saturday versus Mars Hill University on Senior Day at the Levine Center. Opening tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Live play-by-play coverage will be available on the

Clash in the PBC
Miguel Arnold (180-PG) and the Augusta University men's basketball team played rival Shaquan Jules (201-F) and No. 5 nationally-ranked USC Aiken on Wednesday night in a Peach Belt Conference showdown and won 94-75 for the teams ninth consecutive victory. Arnold, a freshman guard, had 19 first half points and finished with a season-high 27. Arnold hit five or more three pointers for the fifth time this season as he went 7-for-9 from the three-point line.
Arnold nailed back-to-back three pointers in two possessions to push the lead to 15, 41-26. With the halftime clock expiring, Augusta banked in a buzzer-beater three pointer for to stay on top 51-38. Augusta held a 20-point advantage with 6:00 minutes left in the game and cruised the rest of the way - dribbling the ball out as the clock expired in front of a roaring crowd of faithful Jaguar fans.
Jules, a freshman forward, totaled five points, four rebounds and two blocks.
AU (22-5, 18-3 PBC) plays its final regular-season game of the season on Saturday, March 2 at Lander in Greenwood, S.C. The game tips off at 43:30 p.m while USC Aiken (24-3, 18-3 PBC) return to action Saturday when they play at Young Harris at 3:30 p.m. Live stats and video will be available at
The Peach Belt Conference Tournament begins on Wednesday, March 6 when the top four teams host the first round quarterfinal games. The highest remaining seed on the men's side after the PBC quarterfinals hosts the PBC semifinals and finals March 9-10.

Delgado and Clayton State eliminated
Savvon Delgado (183-G) and Clayton State (9-18, 6-15 PBC) overcome an 18 point second half deficit before falling 78-68 at Georgia Southwestern (5-22, 3-18 PBC) in an NCAA Division II men's basketball game on Wednesday, February 27. Facing a team with nothing to play for can be one of the most dangerous things late in the season and that was certainly the case as the Hurricanes came out and played like their namesake, blowing out to a 36-16 lead by the 6:51 mark. The Lakers will close out the 2018-19 campaign on Saturday, March 2 when they host rival Columbus State. Game time is set for approximately 4:30 p.m. at The Loch with Senior Day festivities preceding the contest. With the loss, Clayton State has been eliminated from contention for a spot in the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Tournament.

Mekhi Hendricks (185-G) and Millersville (16-11, 11-8 PSAC) close out the regular season at home against East Stroudsburg on Saturday, March 2 at 4pm. ESU (19-6, 16-3) can clinch the division's regular season title with a win. Eight teams from the region will advance to this year's national tournament; the conference champions from the PSAC, CIAA and Mountain East, and five at-large. Millersville must win their conference tournament that starts on Monday.

Academic Award
Stephaun Adams earned Academic All Mid-South Conference honors, conference officials announced on Wednesday, and Campbellsville University had four earn the honor. In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.

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