March is finally here, and conference tournament season is in full swing. Conference tournaments are like a delicious appetizer until we get into the NCAA Tournament main course. One tournament that looks like it’s going to be very closely contested is the Southern Conference.
In the regular season, there was a three-way tie for first place, as UNC Greensboro, Furman, and East Tennessee State all went 14-4 in conference play. And we sure as hell can’t count out 4-seed Chattanooga either. The Mocs won the Southern Conference Tournament in 2016, beating East Tennessee State 73-67 in the championship game.
The 2017 Southern Conference Tournament will take place from Friday, March 3 through Monday, March 6 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Let’s breakdown the tournament’s bracket and the full schedule of the 10 teams that will be duking it out for a trip to March Madness.
2017 Southern Conference Tournament BracketSoCon Sports
2017 Southern Conference Tournament Schedule
Friday, March 3 (First Round)
Game 1 – #8 Western Carolina vs. #9 The Citadel at 5:00 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Game 2 – #7 Samford vs. # 10 VMI at 7:30 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Saturday, March 4 (Quarterfinals)
Game 3 – #1 UNC Greensboro vs. Game 1 Winner at 12:00 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Game 4 – #4 Chattanooga vs. #5 Wofford at 2:30 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Game 5 – #2 Furman vs. Game 2 Winner at 6:00 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Game 6 – #3 East Tennessee State vs. #6 Mercer at 8:30 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Sunday, March 5 (Semifinals)
Game 7 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner at 5:00 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Game 8 – Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner at 7:30 P.M. ET on ESPN3
Monday, March 6 (Finals)
Game 9 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner at 7:00 P.M. ET on ESPN