The first round of the 2019 USA South Men's Basketball Tournament has concluded with the two top seeds from the West Division along with the second and fourth seeds from the East Division earned victories to advance into the semifinal round which will take place on Friday, February 22 hosted by Covenant College. The championship contest will take place the following day, once again at Covenant.
In the East, fourth-seeded Averett upset top-seeded N.C. Wesleyan, 82-78, while second-seeded Methodist sped past third-seeded William Peace in the second half for a 104-70 win. In the West, top-seeded Covenant held off fourth-seeded Huntingdon, 67-66, as second-seeded Maryville defeated third-seeded LaGrange, 91-77.
The USA South All-Conference Awards, which will be released on Wednesday, February 20, will be presented to individuals from those teams competing in the semifinal round immediately following the conclusion of the first semifinal contest.
At all venues and contests, tickets can be purchased at the event. Adult general admission is $8.00 while institutional faculty/staff/students along with senior citizens (65 years and older) and children are $3.00. Children under the age of six are free.
Please continue to visit the Tournament Website for up-to-date information.
|2019 USA South Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule|
|First Round - Tuesday, February 19 (games played at higher-seeded team)
Game 1: #4 East-Averett - 82 #1 East-N.C. Wesleyan - 78
Game 2: #3 West-LaGrange - 77 #2 West-Maryville - 91
Game 3: #4 West-Huntingdon - 66 #1 West-Covenant - 67
Game 4: #3 East-William Peace - 70 #2 East-Methodist - 104
|Semifinals - Friday, February 22 (played at Covenant College)
#4 East-Averett vs. #2 West-Maryville - 5:00pm
#2 East-Methodist vs. #1 West-Covenant - 7:00pm
|Final - Saturday, February 23 (played at Covenant College)
Semifinal Winners - 3:00pm
All times subject to change. Continue following www.usasouth.net for all updates.