Trans-America Athletic Conference Final
Saturday, Feb. 28
If you like drama, conference championship games are hard to beat. In most cases the winners go to the NCAA tournament, the losers go home. The TAAC is especially appealing because it promises an opportunity to catch up with the College of Charleston, last year's NCAA darlings. The Cougars, however, aren't a lock to win the TAAC this year. Florida International snapped their 32-game conference winning streak on Feb. 14, and the second-seeded Golden Panthers finished 13-3 in the league, thanks in large part to junior Raja Bell (17.1 points a game). Charleston and its coach, John Kresse, have one big advantage though: The tournament is being played in John Kresse Arena.