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2009 Shane's Rib Shack Southern States Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Presented by Walgreen's

March 4-7, 2009
Hosted by Shorter College (Rome Ga.)
Winthrop-King Centre


SSAC Basketball Tournament Program Cover












Bracket:

The first round will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, proceeding the Shane's Rib Shack banquet (both men's and women's) on March 4 in the Winthrop-King Centre. The higher seed will be the home team, with the exception being Shorter College, who will always be the home team.

For a PDF of the bracket, click here.

For all-tournament stats and standings, click on 'Live Stats' anywhere below.

Thursday's games:
Game 1: Berry College 84, Emmanuel College 79 - Box Score
Game 2: Lee University 74, Brewton-Parker College 57 - Box Score
 - - Lee Recap
Game 3: Auburn-Montgomery 81, Faulkner University 77 - Box Score
 - - AUM Recap
Game 4: Southern Polytechnic 76, Shorter College 60 - Box Score

Friday's games:
Game 5: Lee University 74, Berry College 53 - Box Score
 - - Lee Recap
Game 6: Auburn-Montgomery 81, Southern Polytechnic 61 - Box Score
 - - AUM Recap

Saturday's games:
Game 7: SSAC Championship Game - Lee University 85, Auburn-Montgomery 70 - Box Score

All-Tournament Team and MVP

Southern Polytechnic - Joe Posey
AUM - Robert Johnson
AUM - Quadavious Brown
Lee - Elmar Kuli-Zade
Lee - Stephen McClellan
Lee - Josh Noflett - MVP

Ticket Prices

The ticket prices for this event will be as follows:

        $5.00            Adult General Admission
        $2.00            Students w/ ID
        $1.00            Children under 12
        FREE             Shorter Students

There will be no complimentary tickets or pass lists provided.  NAIA membership cards, of course, will be honored at the door.

Tournament T-Shirt

The SSAC Tournament T-Shirt can be seen below and will be for sell at Shorter College all days of the tournament (while supplies last), for $15.

SSAC Basketball Shirt


Tournament Program

The cover to the Men's Basketball Tournament Program can be seen at top. The program, featuring school rosters, quick facts, schedule/results, and the bracket will be available for purchase at the door the $3.

Videos of Tournament Games

Shorter College will be videotaping each game and orders for parents and friends can be made at a cost of $10. No one else will be allowed to video during the tournament.

Directions to the Winthrop-King Centre (click for photos and information):

From Atlanta:

1. 75 North, exit 290: Rome.

2. Turn left until highway dead ends.

3. Turn left, then immediate right on 41 North.

4. Continue approximately 3 miles, take right fork on 411 South: Rome.

5. 19 miles to Rome. At Rome exit (approximately 19 miles from the I-75 exit) follow Hwy 20 West (also known as Turner-McCall Blvd and Shorter Avenue.)

6. Continue straight on Hwy 20 West for approximately 5 miles. Shorter College is located approx. one mile past Floyd Medical Center, on the left.

7. From entrance to Shorter, continue straight until you see Eubanks Welcome Center. Take left up the hill and continue until you see the building below you (is either straight or to your left coming up the hill). There are tennis courts behind it and three levels of parking in front.

From Chattanooga:

1. 75 South, exit 290: Rome.

2. Turn right until highway dead ends.

3. Turn left, then immediate right on 41 North.

4. Continue approximately 3 miles, take right fork on 411 South: Rome.

5. 19 miles to Rome. At Rome exit (approximately 19 miles from the I-75 exit) follow Hwy 20 West (also known as Turner-McCall Blvd and Shorter Avenue.)

6. Continue straight on Hwy 20 West for approximately 5 miles. Shorter College is located approx. one mile past Floyd Medical Center, on the left.

7. From entrance to Shorter, continue straight until you see Eubanks Welcome Center. Take left up the hill and continue until you see the building below you (is either straight or to your left coming up the hill). There are tennis courts behind it and three levels of parking in front.

Or address (for Mapquest of GPS usage):

Shorter College
315 Shorter Ave. SW
Rome, GA 30165

Hotel Information

The official hotel of the 2009 SSAC Men's Basketball Tournament is the Days Inn of Rome (706) 295-0400. Please make arrangements to secure your rooms as soon as possible.  Rates are $60.00.

Dining Options

Ci Ci's Pizza                      706-235-8800            Domino's Pizza        706-235-0808
Chick-Fil-A                        706-232-9223            Zaxby's                  706-291-9996   
Moe's Southwest Grill        706-292-0032            Shane's Rib Shack    706-291-6062       
Ryan's                              706-294-7973   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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