AUGUSTA, GA — Led by 31 points from Tournament MVP Tyshaun Crawford, the Augusta University Jaguars defeated Lander University 86-72 in the championship game of the Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball tournament on Sunday. The Jaguars win the title for a second year in a row and third time in the last five years. They become the fifth PBC team to repeat as tournament champions, the first since 2018. With the win, the Jaguars (26-5) earn the PBC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Lander (22-9) were playing in their first championship game since winning the event in 2016 and are very strong candidates for an at-large berth to the NCAAs.