Appalachian State- Yosef's
Chattanooga- Mocs Mania- JohnMoc
College of Charleston- King Kresse CougarSurf11
Davidson- Davidson Cats Message Board David Sink
Elon- Elon Pendulum Student Newspaper- Tyler Ash
Furman- The UFFP Message Board- SoConJohn
Georgia Southern- GSU Fans Message Board half-n-half
Samford- Samford Bulldogs Message Board AP
The Citadel- The Sports Arsenal- Sandlapper Spike
UNC-Greensboro- UNCG Basketball Fan DashSpartan
Western Carolina- Purple & Gold Jerry Love
Wofford- Terrier Fans Message Board
The Citadel at Appalachian State
UNCG at Chattanooga
Wofford at Georgia Southern
Elon at Samford
Coastal Carolina at Western Carolina (Bracketbusters)
Montana at Davidson (Bracketbusters) (ESPNU)
Gardner-Webb at College of Charleston (Bracketbusters)
Furman at Georgia Southern
The Citadel at Presbyterian (Bracketbusters)
Elon at Chattanooga (ESPN3)
UNCG at Samford
1) Davidson 132 (11)
2) College of Charleston 117
3) Elon 114
4) Samford 94
5) Western Carolina 89
6) Appalachian State 75
7) UNCG 53
8) Georgia Southern 52
9) Chattanooga 51
10) Wofford 48
11) The Citadel 19
12) Furman 14
Elon at Samford (5 votes)
Sum up your team.
Davidson- When I last wrote about Davidson, the Wildcats were 8-1 in the Southern. They've reeled off 6 straight wins (Samford, at Wofford, WCU, ASU, at CofC, at Citadel), and are now 14-1. Those six wins have been by an average margin of 18.5 points. The Wildcats are playing their best basketball of the season, have locked up the Southern Division, and are getting contributions from a variety of players. Furman comes to Davidson on Wednesday. Then Montana for a BrackeBuster game. In the final week of the season, the Wildcats visit Elon and host GSU. A #1 seed looks likely. Wildcat fans are still hoping for the return of Clint Mann. In his post-game comments after the win at The Citadel, Coach McKillop talked about wanting to get more minutes for Ali Mackay, Jordan Barham, and Jake Belford. He said that he expected each of those players to be needed down the stretch. Getting more production from those three guys would soften the blow of losing Clint and give us options if the other forwards get in foul trouble.
Davidson- It has to be Jeff Jackson. Furman fans are tracking how many games below .500 he is for his career, the team has been seriously hobbled by injury, and the Paladins are on a 6 game losing streak. At 6-19 overall with just 4 D1 wins, Furman's coaching staff has to be very nervous.
Davidson- 4-0. I really like Davidson over Montana and CofC over Gardner-Webb. WCU has the personnel to get it done at home over Coastal. The Citadel is playing much better ball lately. They can get the road win at Presby to secure the season series against the Big South.
Samford- I think the SoCon could win three of the four. Davidson gets Montana at home after a long trip, but Montana gets a week of rest and prep before that game. WCU is pretty good in Cullowhee—just ask Mike Young—so I’ll take them over a middling Coastal Carolina team. Gardner-Webb has been up and down this year, but more down than up. I think Charleston is pulling itself together at the right time and they’re more talented than G-W. Citadel is not a safe bet, but Presbyterian is pretty bad. Fortunately, the Blue Hose knew that this season was predestined to happen, so they’re likely less disappointed with their poor record. SoCon 3, Big South 1, Big Sky 0.
Davidson- Andrew Lawrence. CofC is very good with Lawrence. Earlier in the season, they were terrible without him. There are other players (Groselle, Simpson, Sumler, Healy, etc) who are vital to their teams' success, but I don't think that any of them make as big a difference as Lawrence to the team's overall record.