from Farmville, Virginia:The Longwood Lancers are going dancing…And one of the Lancers’ team leaders is Jordan “Juice” Perkins from the Greensboro Day School…Perkins scored eight points, and handed out three assists in Longwood’s Big South Tournament Championship win over Winthrop on Sunday(21 minutes of action for Perkins on Sunday)….Juice spent his first three years at N.C. Central, before transferring to Longwood for his final season…Jordan Perkins and Longwood headed to the NCAA Men’s College basketball tournament…And I believe he also made the tourney with the Eagles of NCCU…Most well-known Longwood Lancer grad is Jerome Kersey, the former NBA star, and more on him down below….
Longwood Lancers earn first berth in NCAA Tournament
from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
(Fellas from Farmville, going dancing.)
The Longwood Lancers are Big South champions and headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history after beating Winthrop, 79-58.
Longwood transitioned to Division I in 2007 and has appeared in the College Basketball Invitational twice in the last three years. With their win in the Big South Tournament final, the Lancers are an automatic qualifier in the 68-team NCAA Tournament field.
LONGWOOD IS DANCING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MEN’S CBB HISTORY?? pic.twitter.com/6Z8Iob6724
— ESPN (@espn) March 6, 2022
The win Sunday wasn’t much of a surprise given Longwood dominated the Big South for the majority of the regular season. The Lancers were the regular-season champions with a 15-1 conference record and cruised through the Big South Tournament bracket, including its matchup against second-seeded Winthrop in the final.
While the majority of auto-bids will be decided in conference tournament finals next week, Loyola Chicago and Murray State join Longwood as the three auto-bids so far.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi projects Longwood will receive a 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Jerome Kersey (June 26, 1962 – February 18, 2015) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Portland Trail Blazers (1984–1995), Golden State Warriors (1995–96), Los Angeles Lakers (1996–97), Seattle SuperSonics (1997–98), San Antonio Spurs (1998–2000), and Milwaukee Bucks (2000–01). Kersey won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 1999.
The Trail Blazers selected Kersey in the second round of the 1984 NBA draft from Longwood University (then Longwood College) in Farmville, Virginia. He was a member of the Spurs during their 1999 NBA Finals victory over the New York Knicks. Following his playing career, Kersey worked with his former Portland teammate and then-head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks Terry Porter as an assistant in 2005. Kersey died from a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot at his home in Tualatin, Oregon, on February 18, 2015.