South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference South Atlantic Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Played 1992–present
Current champion Lincoln Memorial (4th)
Most championships Catawba (6)
Official website SAC men's basketball

The South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the South Atlantic Conference. The tournament has been held annually since 1992. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records.[1]

The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship.

Results[edit]

Year Champions Score Runner-Up
1992 Lenoir–Rhyne 72–66 Presbyterian
1993 Lenoir–Rhyne 79–70 Presbyterian
1994 Carson–Newman 79–64 Lenoir–Rhyne
1995 Lenoir–Rhyne 52–50 Presbyterian
1996 Presbyterian 82–77 Mars Hill
1997 Elon 62–59 Lenoir–Rhyne
1998 Catawba 95–74 Wingate
1999 Catawba 78–75 (OT) Carson–Newman
2000 Wingate 82–72 Gardner–Webb
2001 Catawba 76–61 Presbyterian
2002 Carson–Newman 76–62 Wingate
2003 Lenoir–Rhyne 71–62 Presbyterian
2004 Catawba 81–68 Newberry
2005 Tusculum 79–73 Lenoir–Rhyne
2006 Wingate 61–50 Presbyterian
2007 Wingate 97–82 Catawba
2008 Catawba 54–52 Mars Hill
2009 Catawba 63–61 Tusculum
2010 Brevard 93–92 Catawba
2011 Lincoln Memorial 68–58 Wingate
2012 Wingate 66–59 Anderson (SC)
2013 Wingate 69–53 Lincoln Memorial
2014 Lincoln Memorial 76–71 Anderson (SC)
2015 Carson–Newman 63–48 Lincoln Memorial
2016 Lincoln Memorial 95–83 Wingate
2017 Queens (NC) 75–72 Lincoln Memorial
2018 Lincoln Memorial 77–75 Queens (NC)

Championship records[edit]

School Finals Record Finals Appearances Years
Catawba 6–2 8 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009
Wingate 5–4 9 2000, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013
Lincoln Memorial 4–3 7 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018
Lenoir–Rhyne 4–3 7 1992, 1993, 1995, 2003
Carson–Newman 3–1 4 1994, 2002, 2015
Queens (NC) 1–1 2 2017
Brevard 1–0 1 2010
Tusculum 1–1 1 2005
Elon 1–0 1 1997
Presbyterian 1–6 7 1996
Anderson (SC) 0–2 2
Mars Hill 0–2 2
Newberry 0–1 1
Gardner–Webb 0–1 1
  • Coker has not yet reached the finals of the SAC tournament
  • Schools highlighted in pink are former members of the Northeast-10 Conference

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAC Men's Basketball Tournament History" (PDF). Year-by-year records. SAC. 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017.