Bethany, Okla. (March 8, 2010) - From SAC Sports Information:
John Brown is headed to Kansas City and the men’s NAIA Tournament as Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament champions after beating Rogers State 73-58 in the finals Saturday in Bethany.
John Brown held the Hillcats to 15 first-half points and then out-scored Rogers State 50-43 in the second half.
The Golden Eagles shot 67 percent in the second half after holding RSU to 18 percent shooting in the first.
Davaughn Jackson and Coleson Rakestraw had 16 points each, tournament MVP Abel Galliguez added 15 and Adrian Miller scored 11.
Sylvester Spicer had 20 points for Rogers State.
The Hillcats finish the season at 22-11. JBU currenlty stands at 24-9.
The Golden Eagles will learn of their first round NAIA National Tournament opponent on Wednesday during the live selection show airing online at www.collegefanz.com at 3 p.m.
Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Men’s All-Tournament Team Tournament Runner Up – Rogers State Tournament Champion – John Brown Tournament Coach – Clark Sheehy All-Tournament Team From Southern Nazarene –Xavier Alexander From Rogers State – Deveric Taylor From Rogers State – Sylvester Spicer From John Brown – Adrian Miller From John Brown – Davaughn Jackson Hustle Award Winner from Rogers State – Lance Sullivan MVP Award from John Brown – Abel Galliguez