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Breaking down the Big South basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Big South Conference Championship, which will be hosted at campus sites March 3-8.

Winthrop Eagles head coach Pat Kelsey talks to guard Hunter Hale during the first half against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Big South Conference Basketball Championship will take place from March 3rd-8th at both on-campus sites as well as the home court of the No. 1 seed in the tournament. Right now the Winthrop Eagles and the Radford Highlanders have pole position for the top spot.

All games will be available for viewing online at ESPN3, and the finals will air on ESPN. Let’s take a look at the bracket.

March 3 (Campus sites): All games on ESPN3

Game 1: No. 8 Charleston Southern 81-64 over No. 9 Presbyterian
Game 2: No. 7 USC Upstate 69-59 over No. 10 High Point
Game 3: No. 6 UNC Asheville 72-68 over No. 11 Campbell


March 5 (At Radford): All games on ESPN3

Game 4: No. 2 Winthrop 106-70 No. 7 USC Upstate 12 p.m. ET
Game 5: No. 3 Gardner-Webb 72-62 UNC Asheville 2:30 p.m. ET
Game 6: No. 1 Radford 62-48 Charleston Southern 6 p.m. ET
Game 7: No. 5 Hampton 78-53 No. 4 Longwood 8:30 p.m. ET

March 6 (At Radford): All games on ESPN+

Game 8: No. 3 Gardner-Webb 66-78 No. 2 Winthrop 6 p.m. ET
Game 9: No. 5 Hampton 86-78 No. 1 Radford 8:30 p.m. ET

March 8 (At Highest Remaining Seed): ESPN

Championship: No. 5 Hampton 68-76 No. 2 Winthrop 1 p.m.

The Big South has no teams not in triple-digits in NET, with Winthrop at 141 the best team by that ranking. Therefore the Big South will be a one-bid league only, with only the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament. That team also might need to start play in Dayton as well depending on whom is crowned champion.