GC Pride MBB #5 Seed In Upcoming USA South Tournament

GREENSBORO, NC – After the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday afternoon, the USA South Athletic Conference announced their pairings for the upcoming men’s basketball tournament.

Following their win against the Pacers of William Peace on Sunday, the Pride men have earned the #5 seed in the USA South Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The tournament will get underway on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Averett University when the Pride take on the Scots of Maryville College who finished the regular season as the conference’s number four seed.

Earlier this season, the Pride and the Scots faced off in the lone meeting on the season in Hanes Gym with Scots coming out on top 78-77 in overtime. Senior Will Griffin led the Pride in the contest with twenty-one points while Simeon Howard chipped in twenty points.

This is also a rematch of last season’s first round game when the then #8 seeded Pride upset to the top seeded Scots.

For the latest on the 2015 USA South Men’s Basketball Tournament and Greensboro Athletics, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

The 2015 Men’s Basketball Tournament seeding is as follows:

Seed   Team            Record
#1     Averett          11-3
#2     William Peace     9-5
#3     Piedmont          8-6
#4     Maryville         8-6
#5     Greensboro        8-6
#6     LaGrange          7-7
#7     Methodist         7-7
#8     Covenant          7-7
--     N.C. Wesleyan     7-7
--     Ferrum            3-11
--     Huntingdon	 

Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule – all games played at Averett University

First Round – Thursday, February 26, 2015
#6 LaGrange vs. #3 Piedmont – 1:00pm
#7 Methodist vs. #2 William Peace – 3:00pm
#5 Greensboro vs. #4 Maryville – 5:00pm
#8 Covenant vs. #1 Averett – 7:00pm

Semifinals – Friday, February 27, 2015
#6/#3 Winner vs. #7/#2 Winner – 5:00pm
#5/#4 Winner vs. #8/#1 Winner – 7:00pm

Finals – Saturday, February 28, 2015
Semifinal Winners – 2:00pm