Augusta University is the top seed in the upcoming Peach Belt Conference Tournament

Augusta University won the Peach Belt Conference regular season championship on Saturday following the Jaguars’ win at Clayton State and will be the No. 1 seed for the upcoming tournament.

The Jaguars last won the regular season title in 2019, also winning their last PBC tournament championship. The Jaguars have won a league-best 11 straight games heading into the tournament, according to the Peach Belt Conference website.

With the 2021-22 men’s basketball season over, the Peach Belt Conference has announced the 2022 tournament roster. The top eight teams in the league standings qualify for the tournament, which begins Tuesday, March 1, with four quarterfinal games finals hosted by the top seeds, the website said.

The winners of those four matches will advance to the semi-finals and finals, hosted by the highest remaining seed, on Friday March 4 and Saturday March 5.

Augusta University’s Ja’Queze Kirby, left, battles Lander’s Deandre Robinson, right, for a rebound at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 9. Photo by Mike Adams

Tuesday’s quarter-final game schedules will be released by the league office on Monday morning. Information on tickets, brackets, schedules and more can be found at the Men’s Basketball Tournament,

Flagler fell in Saturday’s regular season finale, but retains the No. 2 seed for the PBC tournament. Defending tournament champions Saints host a quarter-final game on Tuesday at home where they are 10-2 this season. Flagler will be looking to become the first consecutive tournament champion since the 2018 season.

Georgia College secured third place ahead of Saturday’s overtime win over Columbus State and will host a quarterfinal for the second straight year. The Bobcats will be aiming for their first tournament title since 1999.

University of South Carolina Aiken retains the fourth seed despite Saturday’s loss to North Georgia. The Pacers will host a quarterfinal for the third time in the past four years.

Tyshaun Crawford of the University of Augusta, right, blocks the shot of Preston Parks of the University of South Carolina AIken at Christenberry Fieldhouse January 26. Photo by Mike Adams

Columbus State drops to the No. 5 seed with Saturday’s overtime loss to Georgia College. Lander takes No. 6 after extending his winning streak to three on Saturday with a victory over Flagler. The Bearcats will travel to Milledgeville to face Georgia College on Tuesday.

North Georgia toppled USC Aiken on Saturday and is the No. 7 seed while Southwest Georgia also won the regular season finale last Wednesday and is No. 7. UNG will play Flagler Tuesday while GSW travels to Augusta.

All tickets for the PBC tournament can only be purchased online from Monday morning.

2022 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball
Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, March 1
#8 Georgia Southwestern at #1 Augusta
#7 North Georgia at #2 Flagler
#6 Lander at #3 Georgia College
#5 Columbus State at #4 USC Aiken

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