MARCH MADNESS hits Americus

MARCH MADNESS hits Americus

AMERICUS - Tuesday evening (Mar. 1) the Georgia Southwestern men's basketball team will host the first-ever NCAA postseason game in school history.

The Hurricanes take on the Clayton State Lakers (19-9, 10-7 PBC) at 7 p.m. GSW (19-7, 12-5 PBC) is the #1 seed in the West Division. The Lakers enter as the fourth-seed out of the West.

The two teams split the regular season series 1-1 with each team winning on the opponent's home floor.

The winner will advance to the tournament's semifinal on Saturday March 5 to face the UNC Pembroke (E3)/USC Aiken (E2) winner in USC Aiken's Convocation Center in Aiken, S.C.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and official Peach Belt Tournament merchandise will be on sale.

Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 & under, and $3 for senior citizens 55 & older. Georgia Southwestern students and students of any Peach Belt Conference school get in free with their student ID.

7:00 p.m. tip 




Clayton State

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National rank RV   ---
Regional rank #2   #6
Overall record 19-7   19-9
Conference record 12-5   10-7
Home record 9-3    
Road record     7-4
Current streak  Lost 1   Won 1
Last game  2/26 vs. Clayton State, L 80-72   2/26 at GSW, W 80-72   
Top scorers

#21 Phillip Brown (15.3 ppg),

#4 Colin Slotter (15.2 ppg)


#15 Brandon Robinson (20.0 ppg)

#24 Timmy Downs (19.6 ppg)

Top rebounders

#21 Phillip Brown (11.1 rpg)

#25 Trayce Macon (6.5 rpg)


#50 Michael Thorogood (6.1 rpg)

#15 Brandon Robinson (5.8 rpg)