The Southern Conference men’s basketball championship game is scheduled for Monday Night at the US Cellular center in Asheville. On Sunday UNC Greensboro edged Wofford 77 to 73 to advance to the Championship game while East Tennessee State University ended Samford’s season 81 to 72 to set up a huge interstate match-up at 7:00 p.m. to be broadcast on ESPN 2 Monday night. The winner of the conference tournament will receive the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga won their fifth consecutive Southern Conference Championship with a 61 to 59 point win over Mercer. Early in the second half Mercer built a thirteen point lead but were not able to halt a Mercer Lady Bears 20 to 7 surge. As the game neared the end both teams traded baskets till Chattanooga went to the foul line with 3.9 seconds remaining and sank their two foul shots. Mercer had the opportunity for the win at the buzzer but the three point try bounced then fell off the rim and thus giving the Lady Moccasin’s their fifth Southern Conference Ladies Basketball Championship.