The semifinal round of the 2019 USA South Men's Basketball Tournament has concluded as one team from each division earned a victory to advance to the championship game which will take place on Saturday, February 23 hosted by Covenant College.
In the first semifinal, West second-seeded Maryville held off East fourth-seeded Averett, 77-68, thanks to a team-high 17 points from Calvin Songster. In the second semifinal, East second-seeded Methodist upset host, West top-seeded Covenant, 61-56, as Dante Burden notched a game-high 17 points and six assists.
Maryville will be seeking its second consecutive USA South Tournament title while Methodist looks to capture the program's eighth tournament crown and first since 2005.
At all venues and contests, tickets can be purchased at the event with cash or check only. 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 - 68 #2 West-Maryville - 77
#2 East-Methodist - 61 #1 West-Covenant - 56
|Final - Saturday, February 23 (played at Covenant College)
#2 East-Methodist vs. #2 West-Maryville - 3:00pm
All times subject to change. Continue following www.usasouth.net for all updates.