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Chattanooga should be the Southern Conference favorite in 2021-22

Lamont Paris has his best team as head coach of the Mocs.

Desmond Oliver is looking to rebrand ETSU’s winning culture

The focus shifts back to the court and the job ahead for Oliver in his first season

Pat Kelsey’s promotion has domino effect that opens job at Winthrop, then Western Carolina

Kelsey’s jump to Charleston leads to a familiar face returning home, and a new opening in the SoCon.

UNC Greensboro’s upset bid falls short

The 13th-seeded SoCon champions could not quite get over the hump in a competitive loss to Florida State

How UNC Greensboro can upset Florida State

Live-ball turnovers are critical to UNCG’s hopes

Greensboro strikes gold at the SoCon Tournament

A look back at the 101st SoCon Tournament and the stories that shaped the four days of basketball

NMTC Update: The Citadel’s (Extreme) SoCon Tourney Blues, and more

The Bulldogs’ comically bad SoCon tourney history, plus previews for a big day

In the Hunt: Furman’s Hunter Ready to Lead the Paladins into March

Alex Hunter’s unique combination of personality, leadership, reliability, and shot-making have Furman primed for a March run.

Storming through the SoCon: Storm Murphy has Wofford in 2nd place with 3 games remaining

Murphy and the Terriers have NCAA Tournament experience, and are looking for more

The Brewer Brothers are big-time players for the ETSU Buccaneers

A pair of brothers from Meridian, Mississippi are leading the Buccaneers to the top of the Southern Conference

David Jean-Baptiste makes return to Chattanooga just in time for conference play

David Jean-Baptiste makes his return from the transfer portal for the Mocs

Chattanooga keeps finding a way to get it done

Despite second-half deficits in every game they’ve played against a D-I opponent, the Mocs are 9-0.

SoCon Power Rankings: Furman and Mercer top the league as non-conference play wraps up

Chattanooga, Mercer and Wofford look like worthy challengers to SoCon favorite Furman.

Sam’s Mid-Major Crush of the Week: The Mercer Bears

Mercer is potentially the best team in the state of Georgia

Bob Richey and Mike Morrell begin navigating an unpredictable season

UNC Asheville and Furman thankful to be back on the court again; but goals remain the same

Samford scored 174 points. Yes, 174

Look, I couldn’t believe it either, but it is real. So let’s dissect this funky boxscore.

The Other Top 25 preseason rankings: No. 17 Furman Paladins

Despite 115 wins over the past five seasons, the Paladins head into the 2020-21 season with a 41-year NCAA Tournament drought.

The Other Top 25: No. 21 UNC Greensboro Spartans

The Spartans have one of the best players in mid-major basketball. Who will step up alongside him?

ETSU’s Keith Jennings is the Man, the Mister, the legend

Keith "Mister" Jennings left a legacy on the Southern Conference hardwood and became a reference point as a standard of comparison for future greats

Games to watch in a loaded Southern Conference

The SoCon is top-heavy again, making for a fun race to the 2021 title.

East Tennessee State guard Patrick Good opts out of upcoming season, cites COVID-19 concerns

The redshirt senior cited family reasons in choosing to forgo his final season of eligibility.

In his 2nd year, Greg Gary is ready for the Mercer resurgence

Gary’s personality and approach helped re-vive a program that suddenly lost its way

Bucky McMillan is ready for his opportunity at Samford

Getting inside the mind of the Bulldogs’ new basketball coach

What’s next for East Tennessee State?

Steve Forbes is gone, but the cupboard isn’t bare in Johnson City.

With Steve Forbes at Wake Forest, where does ETSU go from here?

Forbes left ETSU as one of the most attractive job openings in mid-major basketball

SoCon Tournament recap and superlatives: ETSU lived up to the hype

Check out our SoCon Tournament superlatives, including our 2021 pick to win it all.

OVC and Mountain West champions will be crowned on an action-packed Saturday

Finally, some clarity about the 2020 NCAA Tournament field!

SoCon Championship bracket: Will ETSU run the table, or will the SoCon have two bids?

Don’t count out UNC Greensboro or Furman.

The 8 matchups that will decide the Southern Conference regular-season champion

Mark your calendar for these blockbuster SoCon matchups for the remainder of February

Let’s talk about at-large resumes: East Tennessee State’s chances

We’re doing this again.

Josh Sharkey is the ultimate team player

The Samford senior has the nation’s second-highest assist rate.

3 takeaways from a monster Saturday in the SoCon

Furman and Wofford picked up huge wins Saturday night

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