USC Salk Alum John Jenkins, now in his Senior year at Francis Marion University, is headed to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Congratulations John!!
For the first time since 2004, the FMU Men’s Basketball team will play in the NCAA Division II tournament. FMU received an at-large bid on Sunday night. The Patriots will play UNC Pembroke in the Southeast Regional matchup Saturday at noon. That game will take place at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee (which just so happens to be the alma mater of FMU’s first president, Dr. Doug Smith.)
Eight regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, begin play March 10 through March 13. The regional champions then head to the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., for the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight. Play tips off in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, March 20 and concludes with the championship game on Saturday, March 24.