NICEVILLE, Fl. — Tallahassee Community College missed an opportunity to lock up an automatic berth to the NJCAA Tournament, falling to Gulf Coast State College, 71-63, in Saturday's FCSAA Men's Basketball Championship Game.
Tallahassee, now 27-6 on the season, will await Monday's NJCAA Selection Show to learn if it receives one of eight available at-large invitations to the 24-team tournament.
Tallahassee found itself in an early 16-point hole before finally settling in. The Eagles closed the first half strong and trailed by just one, 35-34, at the half.
Tallahassee took its largest lead of the night, 48-44, with 13:50 left in the game, but the Commodores used a 16-5 run to regain momentum, and the Eagles didn't have an answer.
Monday's selection show will be available on NJCAA Championship TV, Facebook Live and Twitter.