Conference play started out with a bang this year as four teams went undefeated the first week of play. Dyersburg State, Jackson State, and Chattanooga State all went 2-0 this past week while Cleveland State was 1-0 in their only conference game of the week.
Chattanooga State won a barnburner on the first night of play as they scored with two seconds left for a 71-70 win over Walters State. Dyersburg State also won a close affair over Southwest Tennessee 76-73. Jackson State followed with a 92-86 triumph over Columbia State. It was Chattanooga's home opener while Dyersburg and Jackson both got important road victories. Roane defeated Motlow in the other Wednesday night game by an 81-74 final in their home opener.
Saturday play saw some more close games as Chattanooga defeated Southwest Tennessee 87-84 while Dyersburg defeated Motlow 102-98. Jackson fought off Roane 88-86 in overtime in their home opener. Cleveland State traveled to Volunteer State and came away with a 94-77 win while Walters took their home opener over Columbia by 97-85 final.
Jackson State's Kavion Hancock was named the Men's Basketball Player of the week as he averaged 28.5 points in their two conference wins. He also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2.5 steals in the two contests.