preview of Thursday's games for the SoCon.
--Appalachian State's Michael Obacha is launching a shoe drive for Nigeria. Read the story. It's nice to hear of a college basketball player doing good.
--In the SoCon Weekly Release, there was an interesting note that I have not noticed. The SoCon has gone 6-13 in games decided by one possession or in overtime. That has really hurt the SoCon overall. You would expect the conference to be closer to .500 in those games. Three or four more wins would put the conference very close to .500 in those games. That would have probably pushed the SoCon up at least one spot in the conference RPI if not two or three spots. Oh well.
--An interesting day is ahead for the SoCon. Appalachian State hosts UNCG and Samford goes to Chattanooga in the two best games.