Hope you've got comfortable shoes, Chants, because you're going dancing!

Coastal Carolina's men's basketball team fired up a packed HTC Center Sunday afternoon as they handily defeated Winthrop 76-61 to win the 2014 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Conference Men's Championship.

With the conference championship in hand, the Chanticleers get an automatic ticket to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. It's CCU's first tournament bid since 1993.

Now, all of us here in the Myrtle Beach area are anxiously awaiting Selection Sunday on March 16 so we can learn what seed CCU gets and who they'll be playing in the first round.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. First, let's take a moment to soak in the excitement of today's victory.

Midcourt became a sea of teal as fans stormed the floor after the buzzer sounded. The Chants led by as many as 18, but a tough Winthrop squad kept fighting back.

Still, in the end, it was the hometown team who emerged as victorious. And we couldn't be more thrilled.

Congratulations Chanticleers! And thanks to all the players, coaches and fans from across the Big South who again descended on the Grand Strand for Myrtle Beach Madness!