South Suburban Earns #2 Seed at NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament

2016 Men's NJCAA Championship Tournament logo

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Men’s Basketball Team won the National Junior Conference Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Region IV-A Championship last Saturday. They defeated Carl Sandburg College by a score of 81-69. Sophomore guard Rasheide Bell was named MVP of the tournament. Sophomore guard Armon Benford and sophomore forward Anthony Harris were named to the All-Tournament Team. South Suburban head coach John Pigatti was named Region IV-A Coach of the Year. It was the 8th time in his 11 seasons at South Suburban that he has won the award.

The Bulldogs will now advance to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, in Danville, Illinois, from March 21-25, 2017. The Bulldogs will open the tournament as the #2 seed and play Dakota County Tech (MN) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00pm.

The National Tournament can be viewed live online: http://www.njcaatv.com/menbkbchamp/ Be sure to cheer the team on! GO BULLDOGS!

For more information, contact Coach Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

2016-17 SSC Men's Basketball Team photo