It’s that time! And here are three things you should know for the Big South men’s basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday:
Key question: Does any Big South rival have three great defenders that can match up with the Eagles’ Triplets?
Key stats: Last 14 games: Jimmy Gavin 19.6 points per game, Keon Johnson 18.8, Xavier Cook 15.8; 12-2 last 14 games, 82.9 ppg.
Key question: Can anyone stop John Brown?
Key stats: Brown: 19.6PPG (No. 3 Big South), 60%FG (No. 1 Big South), 3.3 ORPG (No. 1 Big South).
Key question: Which Big South opponent has enough offensive fire power to beat the tough Chanticleers’ defense?
Key stats: 67.3 ppg allowed (No. 1 Big South), 40% field goal defense (No. 1), 31% 3-pointer defense (No. 2).
THREE CONTENDERS AND A DARKHORSE
- UNC Asheville
- Gardner Webb
PROJECTED AUTOMATIC BID