Since there are so many tournaments, I’ll make this and hopefully other predictions shorter and sweet. The Big South conference has been very competitive this season, with five teams either 12-6 or better. It’s hard to even say that their is a favorite to win this tournament because of how non-dominant one team is. However, I really like the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the High Point Panthers. I think both teams made an effort to push themselves with their non-conference schedule, which I believe helps come conference play. But, if I were to side with one, it’s definitely the High Point Panthers. The way the Chanticleers ended the regular season losing to the Presbyterian Blue Hose was just plain ole bad. The Panthers, while they haven’t quite protected their home court, have only lost to the top teams which is respectable.
With that said, my prediction is that the High Point Panthers win the Big South tournament. As I write this, it appears the #1 Charleston Southern Cougars is going to lose to the #9 Longwood Lancers. It’s their third time playing each other, with the Cougars taking the previous two. So, it definitely proves that playing a team a third time is not really beneficial, given familiarity. Anyways, I think the Panthers run the table and actually position themselves for a possible 13 or 14 seed in the NCAA tournament.