--Jelani Hewitt did win SoCon Player of the Week a year ago averaging 25.0 points per game. Next year, he's going to be able to play beside Eric Ferguson....in the Sun Belt. Hewitt and Ferguson are both good. Georgia Southern will not be particularly hurting without Ferguson because they have
Hewitt back this year.
--The SoCon is 4-3 against the Big South so far this year and has not played the CAA. Those are the conferences that I care the most about. This weekend, there is one game against either conference, with Western Carolina visiting the Big South's Liberty. On Monday, Elon plays Drexel from the CAA. That is a virtual toss-up.
--Florida Gulf Coast and Indiana (two Sweet Sixteen teams from a year ago) both battle SoCon teams on Friday. FGCU battles Furman. Indiana hosts Samford. It would be a big night for the SoCon to grab one of those.
--Charlotte is coming of blowing a big lead against College of Charleston and will be hosting Elon on Friday in what amounts to an important game to both schools and where they stand right now.
--Saturday's biggest games are Davidson against Virginia in Charlotte, Western Carolina's visit to Liberty and Wofford going to Iona. We'll se if the SoCon can come up with any wins.