02 March 2016

2016 Southern Conference Tournament Predictions

The 2016 Southern Conference Tournament will kick off this Friday in what we refer to as the "Land of the Sky," Asheville, North Carolina. It seems safe to say that the favorites coming into this weekend are the Mocs of Chattanooga but hey, that's why they play the games, right?

Who will get the SoCon's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament come Monday night. Here are my exclusive predictions.
First Round - Friday, March 4th
8 Samford vs. 9 VMI - Asheville - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: VMI

7 Mercer vs. 10 The Citadel - Asheville - ESPN3, 7:30
Pick: Mercer

Quarterfinals - Saturday, March 5th
1 Chattanooga vs. 9 VMI - Asheville - ESPN3, 12:00
Pick: Chattanooga

4 Wofford vs. 5 Western Carolina - Asheville - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Western Carolina

2 East Tennessee State vs. 7 Mercer - Asheville - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: Mercer

3 Furman vs. 6 UNC Greensboro - Asheville - ESPN3, 8:30
Pick: Furman

Semifinals - Sunday, March 6th
1 Chattanooga vs. 5 Western Carolina - Asheville - ESPN3, 5;00
Pick: Chattanooga

6 UNC Greensboro vs. 7 Mercer - Asheville - ESPN3, 7:30
Pick: Mercer

Championship - Monday, March 7th
1 Chattanooga vs. 7 Mercer - Asheville - ESPN2, 9:00
I think that Chattanooga would be pretty pleased to see Mercer, who they swept with relative ease, in the final. Mercer will give it a go but the Docs will survive to advance.
Pick: Chattanooga

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