Southern Conference picks


American Sports Network’s experts pick your conference winners, the dark horse team to watch and let you know who else might make the NCAA Tournament field. Click here for final bracket.


 Dean_KeenerDean Keener

Should win conference: Wofford

Dark horse: Chattanooga

Who else might get in: There are no at-large teams in the SoCon, although Mercer is good enough to win the tournament.

Why I chose Wofford: Wofford is the defending tournament champion and looks poised to win it again this year.  With three 1,000-point career scorers, they have talented experience. The Terriers are loaded with confidence and great team chemistry and despite a lack of overall size, this team has many of the ingredients for success during the postseason.


Doug_BellDoug Bell

Should win conference: Wofford

Dark horse: East Tennessee State

Who else might get in: None

Why I chose WoffordThe Terriers have enjoyed a renaissance in their basketball program the last few seasons. Karl Cochran is one of the best 3-point shooters in the conference and leads them to a championship.