Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SoCon, SoFun

Looking for the best mid-major conference tournament? This might be it. Beginning Friday in Asheville, NC, 3 teams that finished 14-4 in league play will vie for the leagues auto bid.

East Tennessee State, UNC-Greensboro and Furman all finished 14-4. ETSU is the best team of the 3 according to KenPom. They're 66th in his latest numbers. Furman and UNC-Greensboro are 107 and 121 respectively.

Also in the mix will be UT-Chattanooga. UTC is 110th in KenPom and finished 10-8 in league play. They stumbled down the stretch losing their last four games. Last year's champion shouldn't be dismissed.

UNC-Greensboro is the 1-seed and Furman the 2-seed but I think the 3 takes it. Should be a great tourney and the winner will be a pain for someone in the opening round.

The Pick: ETSU

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