All-CIAA guard Chris Jordan scored 20 points, including eight in the final 1:28, to lead the top-seed Saint Augustine’s College over number 7 seed Elizabeth City State University 63-59. With the victory Saint Augustine’s College men’s basketball team is the 2010 CIAA basketball champion. This is the Falcons second CIAA crown and the first since 1997.
“I told them after the game how proud I am of them,” said Falcon Head Coach Lonnie Blow, Jr. “They put their stamp on the basketball program. I told them they are champions for life. Nobody can take that away from them.”
Blow, the 2010 CIAA men’s basketball coach of the year, led the Falcons to the crown in only his second season at Saint Augustine’s College.
The next step for the Falcon’s is the NCAA Division II playoffs regional that get underway on March 13. The falcons will find out who their opponent is when the selections are announced March 7