Monday, February 26, 2018

Big South conference tournament preview

This is part 2 of a 32-part series.

UNC-Asheville 13-5
Radford 12-6
Winthrop 12-6
Campbell 10-8
Liberty 9-9
Gardner-Webb 9-9
High Point 9-9
Charleston Southern 9-9
Presbyterian 4-14
Longwood 3-15

A bit quirky.  First round between the bottom 4 teams played February 27 at the higher seed.  Quarters and semis are March 1-2, hosted by the top seed.  Final is March 4, at the higher seed.   Lots of schedule tetris involved here.

1) UNC-Asheville vs. 8/9) Charleston Southern/Presbyterian
4) Campbell vs. 5) Liberty
3) Winthrop vs. 6) Gardner-Webb
2) Radford vs. 7/10) High Point/Longwood

The stakes:
Big South is CRPI 25...everyone in the conference is within range of the 16 line.  Only UNCA and Radford can realistically avoid it.  So the stakes are rather low for the conference as a whole.  This'll be a short writeup as a result; there's just not much to break down here.

CIT could get interesting.  Radford, Winthrop, Campbell, Liberty all eligible.

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