The Big South conference tournament bracket is set, with Longwood and Winthrop headlining the competition. It’ll be tough for either team to have enough juice to make the NCAA Tournament field as an at-large school, so this conference tournament takes on even more importance. Here’s a look at the bracket in the Big South.
2022 Big South Tournament Bracket: Date, time, TV, live stream
Game 1: No. 9 North Carolina A&T 78, No. 8 Radford 71 (OT)
Game 2: No. 12 Charleston Southern 79, No. 5 UNC Asheville 78
Game 3: No. 10 Hampton 77, No. 7 High Point 84 (OT)
Game 4: No. 11 Presbyterian 72, No. 6 Campbell 75 (OT)
Game 5: No. 9 North Carolina A&T 65, No. 1 Longwood 79
Game 6: No. 12 Charleston Southern 62, No. 4 USC-Upstate 72
Game 7: No. 7 High Point 51, No. 2 Winthrop 68
Game 8: No. 6 Campbell 53, No. 3 Gardner-Webb 64
March 6 Final
Who are the favorites?
Longwood is the top team in the conference when it comes to consistency, although Winthrop has rounded into form of late. The Eagles were winners of seven straight games entering the final contest of the regular season and are the more familiar name nationally when it comes to March Madness appearances. Those two programs likely be in the title game.
Gardner-Webb and USC-Upstate will look to be worthy challengers in the second tier. Those two schools will have a first-round bye, along with Longwood and Winthrop, in the conference tournament. These four teams are likely to be the semifinalists, so they’re the ones to watch in this competition.
Odds to win Big South Championship
UNC Asheville +800
USC Upstate +2500
High Point +3000
North Carolina A&T +10000
Charleston Southern +50000
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.