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Men's Basketball - Tue, Mar. 10, 2009
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The Union University Bulldogs captured the TranSouth Conference Title.  It is the sixth TranSouth championship for Union in the 13-year history of the league. (Complete Story)
 

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TranSouth Tournament Live Media Coverage


  • TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS
  • LINKS
  • ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
  • ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS
  • TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES
  • TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS
  • TOURNAMENT POLICIES


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Tournament Bracket (PDF)


First Round Tuesday, March 3, 2009

(First-round bye - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) 

                Game 1:  No. 9 Blue Mountain @ No. 8 Lyon College (107-97)

Quarter finals Thursday, March 5, 2009 

Game 2:  No. 8 Lyon College @ No. 1 Union University (102-77)

Game 3:  No. 7 Bethel College @ No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (86-71)

Game 4:  No. 6 Trevecca Nazarene @ No. 3 Cumberland (83-66)

Game 5:  No. 5 Martin Methodist @ No. 4 Mid-Continent (87-74)

Semi finals Saturday, March 7, 2009

                Game 6:  No. 5 Martin Methodist @ No. 1 Union University (75-68)

                Game 7:  No. 3 Cumberland @ No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (72-68)

Finals Tuesday, March 10, 2009

         Championship Game

                 No. 2 Freed-Hardeman @ No. 1 Union University (105-78)


Union University receives TranSouth's Automatic Bid to the 2009 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship



LINKS

NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Conference Tournaments

NAIA DI Men's Basketball Honors
NAIA DI Men's Basketball Ratings
2009 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship

2008-2009 TranSouth Men's Basketball Awards

2007-2008 TranSouth Tournament

2006-2007 Tournament

2005-06 All-Conference Awards



ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

2008-2009 TranSouth Men's Basketball Awards
Click for All-Conference Team Awards story
First Team

Matt Neaville Union University Sr. Urbana, Ill.
Zack Frey Freed-Hardeman Jr. Nashville, Tenn.
Greg Truvillion Union University Jr. Lansing, Mich.
Will Shackleford Martin Methodist Jr. Andrews, S.C.
Brian Oduor Trevecca Nazarene Sr. Nairobi, Kenya
Brandon Springer Cumberland University Jr. Nashville, Tenn.
Brian Lake Union University Sr. Bolivar, Tenn.
Kenny Thomas Mid-Continent Jr. Orange, N.J.
Aubre Bodison Martin Methodist Jr. Tallahassee, Fla.
Dontaye Hinton Bethel College Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
Second Team

Kristoffer Smith Freed-Hardeman Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
Rontreal Braxton Cumberland University Sr. Hopkinsville, Ky.
Andy Lee Lyon College So. Hot Springs, Ark.
Jesse Moulton Freed-Hardeman So. Pleasant View, Tenn.
Antoine Lesesene Bethel College Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
All Freshmen Team

Michael France Trevecca Nazarene Fr. Shelbyville, Tenn.
Brandon Cowart Lyon College Fr. Bryant, Ark.
Chuck Barnes Blue Mountain Fr. Winfield, Ala.
Chris Walker Bethel College Fr. Wynne, Ark.
Anthony Sampson Freed-Hardeman Fr. Jackson, Tenn.
Allante McLemore Union University Fr. Franklin, Tenn.
 

ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

Player of the Year

Matt Neaville Union University Sr. Urbana, Ill.
Freshman of the Year

Michael France Trevecca Nazarene Fr. Shelbyville, Tenn.
Newcomer of the Year

Greg Truvillion Union University Jr. Lansing, Mich.
Coach of the Year

Jason Shelton Freed-Hardeman



  • TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

Website Story


BETHEL COLLEGE

Daniel Doyle, Otakar Schober, Brian French  
BLUE MOUNTAIN
Shayne Adams, Brad Pressley, Kenny Whitis, Ryan Howell
CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY
Ahmed Abdelhamid, Johnny Kuchar
FREED-HARDEMAN

Vince Barnes, Brian Pearson, Logan Greer, Zack Frey, Wes Mayes 

LYON COLLEGE

James Jackson, Andy Lee

MARTIN METHODIST
Nello Giordano, Jamal Naylor, Tiago Paula
MID-CONTINENT
Aaron Pearson, Tristan Edwards, Sinisa Korkut
TREVECCA NAZARENE
Matthew Elliott, Christopher Harris, Camden Jordan, Tyler Watkins, Tulio Yamasita
UNION UNIVERSITY
Alan North, Roland Banhoro

Recipients must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and hold a 3.0 (or higher) cumulative grade point average.


  • TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

1.  Union University
2.  Freed-Hardeman
3.  Cumberland University
4.  Mid-Continent
5.  Martin Methodist
6.  Trevecca Nazarene
7.  Bethel College
8.  Lyon College
9.  Blue Mountain

(tiebreaker explanations - Freed/Cumberland, Freed swept #1 Union,  Bethel/Lyon, Bethel swept Lyon)


TOURNAMENT POLICIES

Protocol:
Nine team single elimination tournament
Tournament Site: @ Higher Seed - Game times 7 p.m. local time

Tie breaker: In the event of a tie, the following tiebreaker will be used for tournament seeding purposes.

a. Head to head within the TranSouth regular season

b. If the tie isn't broken by (a) the Record vs. # 1, 2, 3, etc. teams until tie is broken

c. If the tie is not broken by (a) or (b) then a coin flip will occur NAIA National Tournament Berths:

TranSouth Tournament Champion gets automatic bid to the 2009 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship


TOURNAMENT HISTORY

TranSouth Men's Basketball Regular Season Champions

2009 - Union University

2008 - Lambuth University
2007 - Crichton College
2006 - Union/Trevecca Co-Champions
2005 - Union/Trevecca Co-Champions
2004 - Cumberland University
2003 - Lee University
2002 - Union University
2001 - Lee University
2000 - Lipscomb/Birmingham-Southern Co-Champions
1999 - Union University
1998 - Union University
1997 - Lipscomb University

 

TranSouth Men's Basketball Tournament Championship Games History
2009 - Union def. Freed-Hardeman 105-78

2008 - Lambuth def. Trevecca 88-71
2007 - Crichton def. Union 89-85 OT
2006 - Union def. Trevecca 92-79
2005 - Union def. Lyon 76-75
2004 - Martin Methodist def. Cumberland 76-72
2003 - Lee def. Martin Methodist 83-70
2002 - Union def. Martin Methodist 68-61 OT
2001 - Lee def. Union 93-74
2000 - Lipscomb beat Birmingham Southern 102-95
1999 - Union def. Birmingham-Southern 62-59
1998 - Union def. Birmingham-Southern 72-70
1997 - Lipscomb def. Birmingham-Southern