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Southern Conference Standings, Breakdown and Conference Tournament Schedule

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Southern Conference Standings

TeamConference RecordOverall RecordTournament Outlook
East Tennessee State16-227-41 seed
Furman15-325-62 seed
UNC Greensboro13-523-83 seed
Mercer11-717-144 seed
Western Carolina10-818-115 seed
Chattanooga10-819-126 seed
Wofford8-1016-157 seed
Samford4-1410-228 seed
VMI3-158-239 seed
The Citadel0-186-2310 seed

Southern Conference Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 6-10
TV: ESPN (Championship), ESPN+
Site: Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Asheville, NC
Byes: Top 6 get single
2019 Champion: Wofford


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Completed Southern Conference Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (7) Wofford 93, (10) The Citadel 76
  • (9) VMI 96, (8) Samford 78

Quarterfinals

  • (1) ETSU 70, (9) VMI 57
  • (7) Wofford 77, (2) Furman 68
  • (6) Chattanooga 78, (3) UNC Greensboro 68
  • (5) Western Carolina 70, (4) Mercer 56

Semifinals

  • (1) ETSU 97, (5) Western Carolina 75
  • (7) Wofford 72, (6) Chattanooga 70

Championship

  • (1) ETSU 72, (7) Wofford 58

ETSU advances to NCAA Tournament

Southern Conference Breakdown

Regular season superiority has translated to the Southern Conference Tournament in each of the last ten editions. The 1-seed has claimed seven championships, the 2-seed one, and the 3-seed two over that span. Given how the conference regular season played out, it is fair to expect that the SoCon representative in the NCAA Tournament will again come from one of the top three seed lines, held by ETSU, UNC Greensboro and Furman respectively.

Statistically speaking, the edge actually goes to 2-seed UNC Greensboro in terms of who should probably be the SoCon Tournament favorite. The Spartans led the league in scoring margin (+11.5) and finished second in both points scored (76.7) and allowed (65.2). 1-seed ETSU relied on a suffocating defense this season, leading the conference at 64.9 points allowed per game. Furman ranked third in all three major scoring metrics while 6-seed Chattanooga was the only other school to rank in the top half of the conference in all three metrics.

Consistent with the past few years, the SoCon preseason poll tabbed ETSU, UNC Greensboro, Furman and Wofford to be the cream of the crop. While the first three all held true to form and earned top three positions, the defending conference champion Terriers sputtered down the stretch of conference play and limp into Asheville as the 7-seed. They matched 8-seed Samford as the largest underachievers in the conference, each finishing three spots below their preseason projections. The top overachiever was 4-seed Mercer (picked 8th).

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