It’s not crazy to suggest this is the most highly anticipated Southern Conference Tournament of all time. With four top-100 KenPom teams, the league has never been stronger, and it all starts with Wofford at the top.
The Terriers went a perfect 18-0 in regular season conference play, led by their stars Cameron Jackson and Fletcher Magee. As a result, they are virtual at-large locks, nationally ranked, and No. 18 in the all-important NET.
That 18-0 record did not come easily, however. Furman, which earned the 3 seed in the tournament, played the Terriers tough in both meetings this year. 4 seed East Tennessee State took them to overtime a month ago. Wofford dominated 2 seed UNC Greensboro in both regular season meetings, but the Spartans have lost just five times all year.
In other words, nothing is guaranteed. Here’s how the bracket shakes out as the SoCon looks to potentially be a multi-bid league. All game will be played at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.
How to Watch
First Round (Fri., March 8)
ESPN+ ($) will stream both games.
Game 1: No. 8 VMI Keydets vs. No. 9 Western Carolina Catamounts, 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals (Sat., March 9)
ESPN+ ($) will stream all four games. Select Nexstar-owned stations will air all four games.
Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. No. 1 Wofford Terriers, 12 p.m.
Game 5: Game 2 Winner vs. No. 2. UNC Greensboro Spartans, 6 p.m.
Semifinals (Sun., March 10)
ESPN+ ($) will stream both games. Select Nexstar-owned stations will air all four games.
Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 4 p.m.
Game 8: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, approx. 6:30 p.m.
Championship (Mon., March 11)
Game 9: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 7 p.m. (ESPN/2)