GAME NOTES: GSC Tournament
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The University of West Florida men's basketball team heads into the Gulf South Conference Tournament as one of the hottest teams in the league. Coach Stinnett's squad has won its last three games and four of its last five as UWF is on slate for it's best season in program history. UWF's 18-10 record has them at No. 6 in the South Region Rankings and on tap for the university's first ever NCAA Tournament.
Next up for fourth seeded UWF will be a meeting with the fifth seeded North Alabama Lions. UWF won both regular season meetings by a combined 16 points with tomorrow's 5:30 p.m. meeting holding a trip to the GSC Semi-Finals for the winner.
2011-12 UWF Men's Basketball Game Notes:- Game 30: GSC Tournament- Game 29: Valdosta State- Games 26-27: West Ga. and West Ala.- Games 24-25: North Ala. and Ala.-Huntsville- Games 22-23: Christian Brothers and Delta State- Game 21: Valdosta State- Game 20: New Orleans- Game 19: West Alabama- Game 18: West Georgia- Games 16-17: North Ala. and Ala.-Huntsville- Game 15: Delta State- Game 14: Christian Brothers- Games 12-13: St. Augustine's and Va. State- Games 10-11: Ark.-Ft. Smith and Ark. Tech- Game 9: Shaw- Game 8: Ga. Southwestern- Games 6-7: Auburn Mont. and North Ga.- Game 5: Southeastern
- Game 4: Ga. Southwestern
- Game 3: Montevallo
- Games 1 - 2: Lynn and Barry
Seniors Jamar Moore and Marquis Mathis each landed spots on the All-Gulf South Conference Teams, the league announced during a banquet on Friday. Mathis earns a first team nod after being named an All-GSC Preseason Team member while Mathis lands a spot on the second team. Both players were second team selections in 2010-11.
The University of West Florida finds itself as the No. 4 seed in this year’s GSC Tournament. The Argos ended in a tie for third place with West Georgia and will face the No. 5 seeded Lions in the third game on Friday afternoon. The last conference tournament appearance for the Argos was back in the 2003-04 season and the last tournament win was over Henderson State in the 2001-02 campaign.
JUST ONE MOORE
In the last week of his last regular season game as a collegiate player, senior Jamar Moore grabbed the conference’s Player of the Week award one last time, his fourth this year and fifth overall. Moore splits the award with UAH senior Josh Magette, with both players boasting senior day triple-doubles.
TRIPLE-DOUBLE AT LAST
With a 20 point, 10 rebound 10 assists night, Jamar Moore became the first Argo since Matt Walker in 2005 to earn the elusive tripledouble. Moore had been flirting with the statistical anomaly all season long before finally capturing it on Senior Night at the UWF Field House. There have been four triple-doubles this season nationwide with three of them coming from the GSC.
PROGRAM ON THE RISE
With an 18 win season and more surely to come, the UWF basketball program captured its best year in recent memory. The 2011-12 season is the best for the Argos since the 2000-01 season when UWF also put up an 18 win season. The Argos are also on pace to earn their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The Argos remain put at No. 6 in the regional rankings, according to the NCAA. For the first time in school history coach Stinnett’s Argonauts are on pace to make the NCAA South Region Tournament with the top eight teams in the region earning a nod.