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2020 Big South Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Winthrop got to host the final, thanks to Hampton’s semifinal win over top-seeded Radford. The Eagles took advantage to win the title.

NCAA Basketball: Winthrop at Duke
Winthrop lost at Duke this November, so the new Big South champions won’t be playing the Blue Devils in the first round.
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2020 Big South Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Tuesday, March 3rd (first round); Thursday, March 5th (quarterfinals); Friday, March 6th (semifinals); Sunday, March 8th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site(s)

Higher seeds host the first round. The top-seeded Radford Highlanders host the quarterfinals and semifinals at the 3,200-seat Dedmon Center in Radford, Va.. The highest-remaining seed, the second-seeded Winthrop Eagles will host the championship game at its namesake Coliseum in Rock Hill, S.C.

TV/Streaming Info

ESPN airs the final. ESPN+ streams the semifinals, with ESPN3 streaming the first round and quarterfinals.

Participants

All 11 teams will participate.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Tue., March 3)

ESPN3 will stream all three games.

Game 1: No. 10 High Point Panthers (9-23, 6-12) 59, No. 7 USC Upstate 69
The Panthers swept the season series.

Game 2: No. 11 Campbell Fighting Camels (15-16, 6-12) 68, No. 6 UNC Asheville 72
The Fighting Camels swept the season series.

Game 3: No. 9 Presbyterian Blue Hose (10-22, 7-11) 64, No. 8 Charleston Southern 81
The season series was a home split.

Quarterfinals (Thu., March 5)

ESPN3 will stream all four games.

Game 4: No. 7 USC Upstate Spartans (13-20, 7-11) 70, No. 2 Winthrop 106
The Eagles swept the season series.

Game 5: No. 6 UNC Asheville Bulldogs (15-16, 8-10) 62, No. 3 Gardner-Webb 72
The Bulldogs won the pair’s lone meeting on the road.

Game 6: No. 8 Charleston Southern Buccaneers (14-18, 7-11) 48, No. 1 Radford 62, 6 p.m.
The Highlanders won the pair’s lone meeting at home.

Game 7: No. 5 Hampton 80, No. 4 Longwood Lancers (14-18, 9-9), 53
The season series was a home split.

Semifinals (Fri., March 6)

ESPN+ ($) will stream both games.

Game 8: No. 3 Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (16-16, 11-7) 66, No. 2 Winthrop 78
The season series was a home split.

Game 9: No. 5 Hampton 86, No. 1 Radford Highlanders (21-11, 15-3) 78
The Highlanders swept the season series.

Championship (Sun., March 8)

Game 10: No. 5 Hampton Pirates (15-19, 8-10) 68, No. 2 Winthrop Eagles (24-10, 15-3) 76
The season series was a road split.

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, one of the Big South’s top two seeds has won the automatic bid just four times. The No. 1 seed last won in 2017.

  • 1 seed (2): 2012, 2017
  • 2 seed (2): 2014 (1 South), 2018
  • 3 seed (3): 2010, 2011, 2015
  • 4 seed (2): 2016, 2019
  • 9 seed (1): 2013 (5 North)

10-Year NCAA Seeding Record

Years with an NCAA win are in bold.

  • 13 seed (1); 2017
  • 15 seed (1): 2016
  • 16 seed (8): 2010 (Opening Round), 2011 (First Four), 2012, 2013 (First Four), 2014, 2015, 2018 (First Four), 2019

Radford and Winthrop could end up on seed line No. 15 this season, but it’s more than likely the Big South champ will earn its ninth 16 seed in 11 seasons.

Last NCAA Tournament Appearances

Gardner-Webb: 2019 (16 seed, 1st Round)
Radford: 2018 (16 seed, 1st Round)
Winthrop: 2017 (13 seed, 1st Round)
UNC Asheville: 2016 (15 seed, 1st Round)
Hampton: 2016 (16 seed, 1st Round, MEAC member)
Charleston Southern: 1997 (15 seed, 1st Round)
Campbell: 1992 (16 seed, 1st Round)

High Point, Longwood, Presbyterian, and USC Upstate have never qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

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