This week college basketball begins the frenzy that is known as “March Madness.” America’s top teams compete in high flying, action packed insanely battles to win conference tournaments and receive bids for national tournament appearances.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, or The SIAC, kicked off there tournament March 3 and also celebrated 100 years of existence. Reec of Hot 107.9 Not only received the honor of providing the halftime fan interaction, and entertainment for the ornament, but also connected the city of Birmingham to the festivities by chaperoning several teams, coaches and cheer squads to Boys & Girls clubs and schools that surrounded “The Bill Harris Crossplex Arena” that housed this years SIAC basketball tournament.
When the smoke cleared Saturday night The Tuskegee Golden Tigers defeated the Fort Valley StateWildcats 88-80 in overtime to win the 2014 SIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship, with Richard Dixon of the Tuskegee Tigers taking home the Most Outstanding Player honors.
“The Lady Tigers of Benedict College overcame an early deficit to force overtime en route to defeating the Lady Rams of Albany State University, 67-64, to capture its first SIAC Women’s Basketball title since 2010 (THESIAC.com).
The legendary “Jones brothers” where honored during the championship tournament as well. They are the only 6 brothers to all play professional basketball! The five living brothers where honored during championship night.
The “Jones Brothers” & Reec
Reec & Tourny Announcer Marque Denmon