This is part 9 of a 32-part series.
East Tennessee St 14-4
Western Carolina 8-10
The Citadel 5-13
Nice and simple, 4 straight days from March 2-5. Asheville as a neutral host.
1) UNC-Greensboro vs. 8/9) Citadel/VMI
4) Mercer vs. 5) Wofford
3) Furman vs. 6) Western Carolina
2) East Tennessee St vs. 7/10) Samford/Chattanooga
CRPI 16, with 3 teams just tucking themselves inside the RPI Top 100. This should mean, in general, a 13 or 14 seed for the conference barring something oblong happening in the next week.
ETSU was actually in decent shape but punted 4 out of their last 5 games to lose the conference. There wasn't an at-large resume in place before that, though. But it does cost them a possible NIT bid; none of these teams are good enough to get an at-large to that tourney. UNCG has a win at NC State and Wofford at UNC, which could be worth a seed line to the committee if things break right.
As is rather evident from the standings, top 5 are CIT-eligible. As none of them are NIT-worthy, we'll see how many of them play.