UPDATE: Mark Adams on the Big South

Lead analyst Mark Adams previews the Big South (click here for final bracket): 

With the Big South boasting some of the most diverse and explosive offensive talents in the country, we expected a wild tournament. The top of the Big South standings has been a mosh pit all season long with seven teams tied for the top spot in early February. Gardner-Webb’s 72-71 overtime victory on Friday night eliminated No. 2-seeded High Point. G-W lost 73-70 on Saturday night to No. 3-seed Coastal Carolina, which beat Winthrop in Sunday’s championship game.


Coastal Carolina

Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Mark Adams is a college basketball analyst for American Sports Network and on the ESPN family of networks. Adams was a college basketball coach for 17 years who was known as a program rebuilder. During those years, he took over programs that were a combined 28-54 (.341) in the season prior to his arrival compared to his combined final season record at those same three schools of 59-32 (.648). In addition to his coaching career, Adams was the director of athletics at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. In his spare time, Adams has written eight books, most recently, “Why We Win- Followership and Leadership Strategies for Team Success,” “Redwoods- Spread Your Roots and Coach Your Team to Success!” “Winning in Overtime: Championship Sales Strategies From a Championship Coach!” and two children’s stories titled: “Bucky’s Best Friend” and “A Boy Named Bucky.” Adams is a national motivational speaker, published author, business consultant and was recently inducted into the Rocky Mountain College athletic Ring of Honor. Basketball Coaching Experience 1991-96: Head Coach, Central Connecticut State University (led country in blocked shots 1995 and 1996 1989-91: Assistant Coach, Washington State University 1985-89: Head Coach, Western Oregon University, (West Division Champions) 1982-85: Head Coach, Rocky Mountain College, Montana, (NAIA National Tournament Bid) 1979-82: Assistant Coach, Idaho State University under Lynn Archibald