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Mark Madness: Big South men's tournament at a glance

It's that  time! And here are three things you should know for the Big South men’s basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday:

THREE FAVORITES


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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.


HIGH POINT

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).


COASTAL CAROLINA

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

  • Liberty

  • Gardner Webb

  • Radford


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