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Men's Basketball - Thu, Mar. 11, 2010
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All nine TranSouth teams participated in the 2009-2010 TranSouth Men's Basketball Championship. The eight-game single elimination tournament comes down to top seeded Union University hosting third-seeded Freed-Hardeman University on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m.

The prize is the TranSouth's automatic bid to the 2010 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships


DakStats Tournament Page

TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

1 Union University (Tenn.) ... 14-2
2 Mid-Continent (Ky.) ... 12-4
3 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ... 12-4
4 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) ... 11-5
5 Cumberland (Tenn.) ... 9-7
6 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ... 6-10
7 Bethel University (Tenn.) ... 5-11 .
8 Lyon College (Ark.) ... 2-14
9 Blue Mountain (Miss.) ... 1-15
(tiebreaker explanations -Mid-Continent gets #2 Seed over Freed-Hardeman due to Mid-Continents tie-breaking win over #1 Union in regular season play.)


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Tournament Bracket (PDF)


First Round Tuesday, March 2, 2010

(First-round bye - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Game 1: No. 9 Blue Mountain @ No. 8 Lyon College (LC 120-82)
Quarter finals Thursday, March 4, 2010
Game 2: No. 8 Lyon College @ No. 1 Union University (UU 93-56)
Game 3: No. 7 Bethel University @ No. 2 Mid-Continent (MCU 83-69)
Game 4: No. 6 Martin Methodist @ No. 3 Freed-Hardeman (FHU 83-81)
Game 5: No. 5 Cumberland University @ No. 4 Trevecca Nazarene (CU 90-83)

Semi finals Saturday, March 6, 2010

Game 6: No. 3 Freed-Hardeman @ No. 2 Mid-Continent (FHU 98-91)
Game 7: No. 5 Cumberland University @ No. 1 Union University (UU 75-67)

Finals Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Championship Game: No. 3 Freed-Hardeman @ No. 1 Union University (UU 75-65)

 
                        Tournament winner receives TranSouth's Automatic Bid to the 2010 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships



LINKS

2009 Tournament2008 Tournament2007 Tournament2005 Tournament2003 Tournament2002 Tournament2001 Tournament2005 Awards2004 Awards2003 Awards

NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Conference Tournaments
NAIA DI Men's Basketball Honors
NAIA DI Men's Basketball Ratings
2010 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships


ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

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First Team

*Brandon Springer - Cumberland University

Greg Truvillion - Union University

Zack Frey - Freed-Hardeman

Will Shackelford - Martin Methodist

Kenny Thomas - Mid-Continent

Matthew Elliott - Trevecca Nazarene

Michael France - Trevecca Nazarene

Ken Bingham - Freed-Hardeman

Aubrey Bodison - Martin Methodist

Joshua Woodley - Mid-Continent

 

Second Team

Stanley McNeil - Union University

Andy Lee - Lyon College

Donald Harris - Bethel University

LaKendrick McCullum - Blue Mountain

Jesse Moulton - Freed-Hardeman

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

*Kyle Teichmann - Freed-Hardeman

Walter Simon - Cumberland University

Marquise Rudolph - Trevecca Nazarene

Slater Belew - Lyon College

Samuel Danache - Union University



ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

Player of the Year Brandon Springer - Cumberland University

Newcomer of the Year Ken Bingham - Freed-Hardeman

Freshman of the Year Kyle Teichmann - Freed-Hardeman

Coach of the Year  Winston Bennett - Mid-Continent



TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

Website Story

TranSouth Scholar-Athlete recipients must be a sophomore or above in academic standing; have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).

Bethel University (4)
Daniel Doyle, Alex Emelyanov, Otakar Schober, Chris Walker

Blue Mountain College (7)
Shayne Adams, Brad Pressley, Lakendrick McCullum, Ryan Howell, Kyle Heard, Andrew Harbor, Ethan Ellis

Cumberland University (2)
Haris Batalevic, Jimmy Van Buren

Freed-Hardeman University (4)
Zack Frey, Logan Greer, Tyler Jean, Brian Pearson

Lyon College (4)
Zac Harrison, Jacob Worlow, Chad Glover, James Jackson

Martin Methodist College (1)
Nello Giordano

Mid-Continent University (2)
Joshua Woodley, Aaron Pearson

Trevecca Nazarene University (3)
Matthew Elliott, John Hardin, Camden Jordan

Union University (3)
Alan North, Stanley McNeil, Roland Banhoro


TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

Tournament Seeds

1 Union University (Tenn.) 14-2
2 Mid-Continent 12-4
3 Freed-Hardeman 12-4
4 Trevecca Nazarene 11-5
5 Cumberland (Tenn.) 9-7
6 Martin Methodist 6-10
7 Bethel University (Tenn.) 5-11 .
8 Lyon College (Ark.) 2-14
9 Blue Mountain 1-15
(tiebreaker explanations -Mid-Continent gets #2 Seed over Freed-Hardeman due to Mid-Continents tie-breaking win over #1 Union in regular season play.)


TOURNAMENT HISTORY

TranSouth Men's Basketball Regular Season Champions

2010 - Union University

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
2010 - Union def. Freed-Hardeman 75-65

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



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 2010 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships