FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA. – No. 1 seed Emmanuel College claimed the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Championship on Sunday (Mar. 10) afternoon after defeating No. 2 seed Belmont Abbey College by a score of 75-72.
This win secures the Lions their first-ever Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Championship title in their first year of postseason eligibility. The victory also notches Emmanuel an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship, which is the team's first-ever NCAA Men's Basketball postseason appearance.
The Lions will find out their 2019 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship seeding tonight on the NCAA Selection Show.
2019 MBB All-Tournament Team:
Jamaal Matin, Mount Olive
Bobby Stenborg, Barton
DeQuan Abrom, Belmont Abbey
Romeao Ferguson, Belmont Abbey
Brandon Simpson, Emmanuel
Austin Greene, Emmanuel
2019 MBB Championship MVP:
Kendrick Colvin, Emmanuel
2019 Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Champion
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University.