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Men's Basketball - Tue, Mar. 8, 2011
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The 2010-2011 TranSouth Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championships began with nine teams, but came down to two teams - NAIA No. 6 Martin Methodist, the regular season TranSouth Champions, who defeated #RV Freed-Hardeman University 69-66 at the Curry Christian Life Center on the Martin Methodist campus in Pulaski, Tenn. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 for the championship. This is the second Finals victory for the RedHawks, MMC won the 2004 TranSouth Championships. 

TranSouth Men's Basketball Championships Title Game History
This is the third consecutive appearance for Freed-Hardeman in the Championships Final.
Martin Methodist College is making the Championships Final for the first time since the 2004 season.
This is the fourth TranSouth Finals appeareance for Martin Methodist and the third for Freed-Hardeman in the 15-year history of the TranSouth.
Martin Methodist won the Championships Final in 2004.

The winner of the TranSouth Championships is awarded the league's automatic bid to the 2011 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.


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TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

1. Martin Methodist College
2. Union University
3. Freed-Hardeman University
4. Cumberland University
5. Bethel University
6. Trevecca Nazarene University
7. Mid-Continent University
8. Lyon College
9. Blue Mountain College
(tiebreaker explanations - Lyon received #8 seed on second tie-breaker, win over higher seed - Bethel)
TranSouth Men's Basketball Standings

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Tournament Bracket (PDF)

First Round Tuesday, March 1, 2011
All Games Start @ 7:00 p.m.
(First-round bye - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Game 1:  #9 Blue Mountain @ #8 Lyon College (76-71)

Quarter finals Thursday, March 3, 2011
Game 2:  #8 Lyon College @ #1 Martin Methodist (89-61)
Game 3:  #7 Mid-Continent @ #2 Union University (88-50)
Game 4:  #6 Trevecca Nazarene @ #3 Freed-Hardeman (77-67)
Game 5:  #5 Bethel University @ #4 Cumberland University (61-58)

Semi finals Saturday, March 5, 2011
Game 6: #3 Freed-Hardeman @ #2 Union University (95-76)
Game 7: #4 Cumberland @ #1 Martin Methodist (83-63)

Championships Final  l  Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Title Game:  #3 Freed-Hardeman @ #1 Martin Methodist (69-66)

Martin Methodist receives TranSouth's Automatic Bid to 2011 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships at historic Memorial Gym in Kansas City, Mo.


LINKS OF INTEREST

2010 Championships • 2009 Championships2008 Championships2007 Championships2005 Championships2003 Championships2002 Championships2001 Championships2005 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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PLAYER OF THE YEAR  James Justice - Martin Methodist
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR  James Justice - Martin Methodist
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR  Aaron Farris - Lyon College
COACH OF THE YEAR  Andy Sharpe - Martin Methodist 

ALL-TRANSOUTH FIRST TEAM
James Justice - Martin Methodist 
Kyle Teichmann - Freed-Hardeman 
Michael France - Trevecca Nazarene 
CJ Davis - Union University 
Chris Ferguson - Mid-Continent 
Ree McCrory - Martin Methodist 
Walter Simon - Cumberland University 
Andre Crudup - Bethel University 
Stanley McNeil - Union University 
Cedric Austin - Freed-Hardeman

ALL-TRANSOUTH SECOND TEAM
Graciano Negron - Cumberland University 
Chris Leggett - Martin Methodist 
LaKendrick McCullum - Blue Mountain 
Slater Belew - Lyon College 
Shane Burrell - Union University 

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Aaron Farris - Lyon College 
Jarvis Fisher - Blue Mountain 
Caleb Hardy - Bethel University 
Reggie Gilmore - Freed-Hardeman 
Anthony Labellarte - Lyon College


TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

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Scholar-Athlete Qualifications:  TranSouth - 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*, Alexander Emelyanov, Tyler Holt, Chris Walker
BLUE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE - (5) Ethan Ellis, LaKendrick McCullum, Andrew Harbor, Drew Kelso, Tyler Shaver
CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY - (4) Haris Batalevic, Walter Simon*, Kyle Upton, Adrian Williamson
FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY - (5) Daniel Gravatt, Jonathan Milewski, Brian Pearson*, Kyle Teichmann, Michael Young
LYON COLLEGE - (2) Jacob Worlow, Aaron Farris*
MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE - (3) Nello Giordano, James Justice, Ree McCrory
TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY - (3) Camden Jordan, Blake Carden, Ryan Eilermann
UNION UNIVERSITY - (5) Brady Sheppard, Daniel Kelley*, Roland Banharo, Antoine Hall, Skyler Vaden

* = NAIA Scholar-Athlete - Recipients must be a junior or above in academic standing; been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full year of attendance; have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale).


TOURNAMENT HISTORY

TranSouth Men's Basketball Regular Season Champions
2011 -  Martin Methodist/Union Co-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 Championships Title Game History
2011 - Martin Methodist def. Freed-Hardeman 69-66
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 2011 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships