Jags picked second in SBC

October 13, 2008 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's 

While seniors Brandon Davis and Domonic Tilford have been chosen for preseason honors, the Jags team have been chosen to finish second in the Sun Belt Conference eastern division.

Davis and Tilford, two of five seniors on the 2008-2009 Jags squad, have been selected to the preseason all-Sun Belt Conference team.

Jags received 60 points and two first place votes while Middle Tennessee received 76 points and 11 first place votes when the 13 conference coaches voted. Arkansas Little-Rock and North Texas received 76 points each for a first place tied in the SBC western division with UL Lafayette finishing with 75 points.

The All-SBC team first team honors go to South Alabama’s Brandon Davis, Desmond Yates (MTSU), Russell Hicks (Florida International), Carlos Monroe (Florida Atlantic) and Josh White (North Texas).

Second team All-SBC include South Alabama’s Domonic Tilford, Collin Dennis (North Texas), Jeremy Evans (Western Kentucky), Tony Hooper (Louisiana-Monroe) and Kevin Kanaskie (Middle Tennessee). Third team All-SBC honors go to Kyndall Dykes (New Orleans), Chris Gradnigo (Louisiana-Lafayette), Paul Graham III (FAU), Steven Moore (UALR) and A.J. Slaughter (WKU).

South Alabama will host West Florida in an exhibition game on November 10th at the Mitchell Center with the tip scheduled for 7:05pm.

Go Jags.


2 Responses to “Jags picked second in SBC”

  1. Jon Garcia on October 27th, 2008 9:34 pm

    MTSU is going to be really good. They basically returned their whole team, including the monsters of Yates and Kinaskie who absolutely killed us last year. Our newcomers seem to be pretty sharp though so we should be in for another good season.


  2. Brian on October 27th, 2008 10:09 pm

    MTSU was pretty tough in last years SBC tournament. It will definitely be interesting to watch how the season shakes out but I agree, MTSU will be tough. 5 Seniors and 8 Juniors means they will be a pretty experienced team this season and next.

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