Mark Madness: SoCon men's tournament at a glance

It’s that  time! Here are three things you should know for the Southern Conference men’s basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday:

THREE FAVORITES


CHATTANOOGA

  • Key question: Does anyone have the depth of scoring to stop the Mocs?

  • Key stats: Top 8 players: 91% minutes, 90% points and 90% rebounds per game; won 21 of last 24 games; wins against Georgia, Illinois and at Dayton.


 
EAST TENNESSEE STATE


  • Key question: Will the Bucs' Dynamic Duo continue to carry the load all the way to the NCAA Tournament?

  • Key stats: Ge’Lawn Guyn 18.1 ppg (No. 2 SoCon), 41% 3-pointers; T.J. Cromer 15.1 ppg (No. 6 SoCon), 37% 3-pointers; Power 5 win at Georgia Tech.


 
WOFFORD

  • Key question: Can the Terriers ride their collective 3-point shooting and defense to another SoCon crown?

  • Key stats: 44% 3-pointers (No. 1 SoCon), 30% 3-point defense (No. 1), 9.2 3-pointers per game (No. 2 SoCon); battle tested in non-conference road games at Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Vanderbilt.


THREE CONTENDERS AND A DARKHORSE



  • Furman

  • Mercer

  • Western Carolina

  • UNC Greensboro


PROJECTED AUTOMATIC BID


CHATTANOOGA

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