Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Conference Tournament Pool -- Big South Preview

Four first-round games in the Big South tonight. The winners face off in the semifinals on Thursday, and the final is scheduled for Saturday. Tonight's games, all of which tip at 7 pm EST, are:

(1) Radford vs. (8) High Point
(2) VMI vs. (7) Coastal Carolina
(3) Liberty vs. (6) Gardner-Webb
(4) UNC-Asheville vs. (5) Winthrop


Dan: Radford, Winthrop, VMI, Liberty
Sal: Radford, UNCA, VMI, Liberty
Nino: Radford, Winthrop, VMI, G-W
Rob: Radford, Winthrop, VMI, Liberty
Chris: Radford, UNCA, VMI, G-W
Ed: Radford, Winthrop, VMI, Liberty
Mark: Radford, Winthrop, CC, Liberty
Yohan: Radford, UNCA, VMI, Liberty
Jim: Radford, Winthrop, VMI, Liberty
Jon: Radford, UNCA, VMI, Liberty
Steve: Radford, Winthrop, VMI, Liberty
Greg: Radford, Winthrop, VMI, G-W

These are all one-point games.


The most popular pick to win the Big South is VMI, which was picked by six of the 12 pool participants -- Sal, Nino, Ed, Yohan, Jon and Greg. Three others picked top-seeded (and tournament host) Radford -- Chris, Mark and Steve. And the other three -- Dan, Rob and Jim -- picked Liberty.

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