FLORENCE, SC – The third-seeded Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will travel across the state on Interstate 20 to play second-seeded USC Aiken in a first-round Peach Belt Conference Tournament game, Wednesday evening (March 3) at 7 p.m.
Follow all the game action and results through the FMU athletics website at www.fmupatriots.com.
Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students (with IDs) and seniors. Students from PBC schools will be admitted free with their school ID.
Francis Marion finished the regular season with their second-best record, 18-9, in 18 seasons. The Patriots finished third in the East Division standings at 10-8, one game behind USCA (16-10, 11-7).
Junior 6-4 forward Simel Boyd leads the Patriots in both scoring (12.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg), while connecting on 51.6 percent of his field goal attempts. Senior 6-5 swingman Kaylan Anderson is averaging 10.8 ppg.
FMU leads the all-time series 42-28, and swept the season series from the Pacers – winning 83-73 in Florence in December and 77-71 in overtime on Jan. 13 in Aiken.
Wednesday’s winner advances to the tournament semifinals to be held on Saturday in the USCA Convocation Center. This winner will play the Georgia College & State University/Clayton State University winner in the second semifinal at 8 p.m. The tournament title game is set for Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
2010 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament
Wednesday, March 3 – on campus sites (all times eastern)
#W4 Clayton State at #W1 GCSU 7:00
#W3 North Georgia at #W2 Montevallo 8:00
#E4 Armstrong Atlantic at #E1 Augusta State 7:00
#E3 Francis Marion at #E2 USC Aiken 7:00
Saturday, March 6 – Aiken, S.C.
E4-1 Winner vs. W2-3 Winner 6:00
W4-1 Winner vs. E2-3 Winner 8:00
Sunday, March 7 – Aiken, S.C.
Championship Game 4:30