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Men's Basketball - Tue, Mar. 6, 2012
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PULASKI, Tenn. - Five Martin Methodist College men's basketball seniors earned their second TranSouth Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships in as many seasons with a 79-70 win over Mid-Continent College on Tuesday night. With the win, the RedHawks also secure a trip to Kansas City next week for their second straight appearance at the NAIA National Tournament.
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The winner of the TranSouth Championships is awarded the league's automatic bid to the 2012 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.



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TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

1. Martin Methodist College
2. Mid-Continent University
3. Cumberland University
4. Union University
5. Freed-Hardeman University
6. Bethel University
7. Lyon College
8. Blue Mountain College
(tiebreaker explanations - )
TranSouth Men's Basketball Standings

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Tournament Bracket (PDF)
*All Games Tip at 7 p.m. local time

Quarterfinals Thursday, March 1, 2012
Game 1: #1 Martin Methodist def #8 Blue Mountain (82-66)
Game 2: #2 Mid-Continent University def #7 Lyon College (81-71)
Game 3: #3 Cumberland University def #6 Bethel University  (64-59)
Game 4: #5 Freed-Hardeman def #4 Union University (89-80)

Semifinals Saturday, March 3, 2012
Game 5: #1 Martin Methodist def. #5 Freed-Hardeman (93-81)
Game 6: #2 Mid-Continent University def. #3 Cumberland University (76-71)

Championships Final l Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Title Game: #1 Martin Methodist def. #2 Mid-Continent (79-70)

Martin Methodist receives TranSouth's Automatic Bid to 2012 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships at historic Memorial Gym in Kansas City, Mo.




LINKS OF INTEREST

 | 2011 Championships | 2010 Championships | 2009 Championships | 2008 Championships | 2007 Championships | 2005 Championships | 2003 Championships | 2002 Championships | 2001 Championships | 2005 Awards | 2004 Awards | 2003 Awards |

NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Conference Tournaments
NAIA DI Men's Basketball Honors
NAIA DI Men's Basketball Ratings
2012 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships


ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

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CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR  James Justice MMC, Kyle Teichmann FHU
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR  CJ Blount LC
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR  Chris Ferguson MCU
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR  Chandler Mack FHU
COACH OF THE YEAR  Andy Sharpe MMC

ALL-TRANSOUTH FIRST TEAM
James Justice MMC
Kyle Teichmann FHU
Ree McCrory MMC
Chris Ferguson MCU
Michael Sweat CU
Antoine Hall UU
LaQuantis Stewart MMC
CJ Blount LC
David Lane UU
Jarvis Palmer BU

ALL-TRANSOUTH SECOND TEAM
Lamar Brinkley CU
Jonathan Milewski FHU
Charles Peden MCU
Anthony Sampson FHU
Caleb Hardy BU

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Chandler Mack FHU
Shane Butler BMC
Kendall Leaks LC
Devonte Young LC
Mark Brown FHU


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 (3)  Caleb Hardy, Tyler Holt, Josh Swing
Blue Mountain College (3)  Jermael Bingham, Ethan Ellis, Toby Roelfsema
Cumberland University (3)  Terry Williams, Daniel McFadden, Kyle Upton
Freed-Hardeman University (5)  Daniel Gravatt, Ben Meis, Jonathan Milewski, Kyle Teichmann, Michael Young
Lyon College (2)  Jacob Worlow, Aaron Farris*
Martin Methodist College (1)  Antwane Beach
Mid-Continent University (2)  Antonio Davis, Larry Thompkins
Trevecca Nazarene University (2)  Blake Carden, Peyton Henry
Union University (1)  Paul Valdor
* = 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
2012 - Martin Methodist
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
2012 - Martin Methodist def. Mid-Continent 79-70
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:
Eight team single elimination tournament
Tournament Site: @ Higher Seed - Game times 7 p.m. local time

Tiebreaker information

TranSouth Tournament Champion gets automatic bid to the 2012 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball National Championships

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 2012 TranSouth Athletic Conference men's basketball championship pairings have been announced. NAIA No. 6 Martin Methodist College earned the top seed by winning the 2012 TranSouth regular season championship. The RedHawks have now won or shared the regular season title for two consecutive seasons. The RedHawks advanced to the NAIA Fab Four last season. Mid-Continent forced a four-way (Mid-Continent, Cumberland, Union, Freed-Hardeman) tie for second place with a win over Cumberland University on Saturday. When the tie-breaker was applied Mid-Continent earned the second seed with a better head-to-head record against the other four teams. Freed-Hardeman was given the fifth seed with a record lower than the other three teams. Union and Cumberland were tied and so a second tie-breaker was applied. The two teams split head-to-head and Cumberland earned the third seed with a win over top seeded Martin Methodist.