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Region Championship Titles: 2013-14, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 | NJCAA National Tournament: 2017-18

Greyhounds Season Ends in Region Championship Game

Greyhounds Season Ends in Region Championship Game

For the first time in five years the Greyhounds are not Region Champions as they fell 82-66 at SAU Tech Saturday at Rocket Arena in the NJCAA Region 2 Championship game.

Playing their second game in a row without leading scorer and rebounder Sam Smith, the Greyhounds looked poised for the upset as they led 40-31 at the half behind Kylon McCullough's 18 points.

But the Rockets would not be kept at bay as they exploded for 51 second-half points and the Greyhounds committed most of their 16 turnovers in the second half. ASU Mid-South also managed only 26 points in the final frame which dropped their field goal percentage to 38.5%, and they further hurt their cause with a 46.2% effort from the free throw line.

Kylon McCullough finished with 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting, going 5-of-9 from long-range, to go with 5 rebounds. J.T. Smith hit for 10 points and dished out 3 assists while Jacob Hudson scored 9 points and collected 10 boards, and Kevin Fulton chipped in 8 points and 4 rebounds.

Entering the region tournament as the #2 seed, the Greyhounds defeated #3-seed UA Cossatot in the semifinals while #1-seed SAU Tech beat #5-seed North Arkansas in the other semifinal. But since this year's region tournament was forced to be played at home sites due to a scheduling conflict at Harding University, the Greyhounds had to travel to East Camden to take on the Rockets.

The Greyhounds (16-5) end their season ranked #18 in the nation in the final NJCAA National Rankings after being ranked as high as #2 the first week of February. This is the fourth season in a row ASU Mid-South has held a spot in the Top 20 National Rankings.