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What-to-know conference previews: MEAC

Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:35 pm
 
Savannah State didn't waste any time making its presence felt in the MEAC. The Tigers went 14-2 in the league and earned the regular-season title, meaning they're the No. 1 seed in this week's tournament and thus the favorite to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Yes, that'll probably lead to an appearance in a play-in game and then, if the Tigers are a lucky, a 30-point loss to a No. 1 seed in the Round of 64. But it would still be a nice accomplshment for Horace Broadnax, the former Georgetown guard now in his seventh season at Savannah State.

Broadnax went 2-28 in his first season.

Now he's a few wins away from the NCAA Tournament.

Savannah State is taking a 13-game winning streak into the event.

In an unrelated note, North Carolina Central's Dominique Sutton is a name below who might register with you. He is indeed that Dominique Sutton -- the one who used to play at Kansas State. He averaged 16.6 points and 7.4 rebounds this season for the Eagles.

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Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Title game: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2

BEST PLAYERS  

  • Tony Gallo (Coppin State)
  • Kyle O'Quinn (Norfolk State)
  • Darrion Pellum (Hampton)
  • Dominique Sutton (North Carolina Central)
  • Jay Threat (Delaware State)

Conference RPI: 30

KenPom.com rating: 30

Sagarin rating: 30

NCAA tournament locks: None

NCAA tournament bubble teams: None

Last NCAA tournament appearances

  • Bethune-Cookman: Never
  • Coppin State: 2008
  • Delaware State: 2005
  • Florida A&M: 2007
  • Hampton: 2011
  • Howard: 1992
  • Maryland-Eastern Shore: Never
  • Morgan State: 2010
  • North Carolina A&T: 1995
  • North Carolina Central
  • Norfolk State: Never
  • Savannah State: Never
  • South Carolina State: 2003
-- Gary Parrish
Category: NCAAB
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