2021 Valdosta State vs Alabama Huntsville - Men's

Gulf South Men's Championship Notes: Valdosta State vs Alabama Huntsville

Gulf South Men's Championship Notes: Valdosta State vs Alabama Huntsville

Valdosta State and Alabama Huntsville square off in the Gulf South Men's Championship. Here's what you need to know.

Mar 7, 2021 by FloHoops Staff
Gulf South Men's Championship Notes: Valdosta State vs Alabama Huntsville

2021 GSC Men’s Basketball Championship Game

Valdosta State vs. Alabama Huntsville

March 7, 2021 - 2:00 ET/1:00 CT – Montevallo, Alabama

Records and Rankings

Valdosta State (16-4, 14-4 GSC)

#21 - NABC National Poll

#5 – NCAA South Regional Poll

Alabama Huntsville (14-2, 12-1 GSC)

#11 - NABC National Poll

#2 - NCAA South Regional Poll

GSC Championship History

This is the second straight year, and the third time in five seasons, that these two teams have met in the GSC Championship Game. UAH is 2-0 in those games.

This is the seventh GSC Championship Game in program history for Valdosta State. They have yet to win the conference title.

For the Chargers, this is their ninth GSC Championship Game. They’ve won the title four times (2012, 2015, 2017, and 2020).

Overall, UAH has a 2-1 series lead on Valdosta State in conference tournament matchups. 

Record-Breaking Streaks

Valdosta State won six conference games to start this season. Combined with the 16 straight GSC wins to end last season, the 22 straight league wins for the Blazers is a GSC record.

Alabama Huntsville started 2020-21 winning 12-game straight conference games and ended 2019-20 winning six straight GSC games. That 18-game conference winning streak is tied for the fourth-best mark in league history.

What’s Next

The winning team will earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. However, based on the teams’ regional rankings, it’s a near guarantee that both will hear their names called on Sunday night. National postseason play will begin on Saturday, March 13.