March 5, 2010

Martin, Rowland Earn Spots on All-PBC Basketball Teams

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AIKEN, S.C. - The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) had its end of season awards banquet Friday night, with two Georgia College & State University men's basketball (22-5) players earning spots on the three-team All-PBC list. Senior guards Graham Martin (Marietta, Ga.) and Ty Rowland (Lilburn, Ga.) were chosen to the first and third teams, respectively.

Martin earned one of the five spots on the first team, the second-straight first team selection the Bobcats have had after Shaun Keaton pulled down that spot a year ago. Martin was the fifth leading scorer in the league this year at 15.6 points per game. He had seven 20-point games and scored in double digits for 12 of the first 13 games of the year.

The NCAA-era career assists leader for Georgia College, Rowland has averaged 11.5 points and 5.2 assists per contest so far this year, the latter number ranking fourth in the league. Rowland also owns the fourth slot in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.06).

All-time, the Bobcats have had 26 All-PBC picks since joining the league in 1990-91. This is the first such honor for both Martin and Rowland.

As the No. 2 team in the most recent region poll, Georgia College awaits the selection announcement for the NCAA Tournament on NCAA.com Sunday, March 7 at 9:30 p.m.

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