2015 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place Friday, March 6 through Monday, March 9 in Asheville, North Carolina, at the U.S. Cellular Center.[1] The entire tournament was streamed on ESPN3, with the Southern Conference Championship Game televised by ESPN2. The champion, Wofford, received an automatic bid into the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

2015 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams10
SiteU.S. Cellular Center
Asheville, North Carolina
ChampionsWofford (4th title)
Winning coachMike Young (4th title)
MVPLee Skinner (Wofford)
TelevisionESPN3, ESPN2
2014–15 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Wofford162 .889  287  .800
Chattanooga153 .833  2210  .688
Mercer126 .667  1916  .543
Western Carolina99 .500  1517  .469
East Tennessee State810 .444  1614  .533
VMI711 .389  1119  .367
Samford612 .333  1319  .406
The Citadel612 .333  1119  .367
UNC Greensboro612 .333  1122  .333
Furman513 .278  1122  .333
2015 SoCon Tournament winner

With the addition of East Tennessee State and Mercer, all 10 teams participated in the tournament.

Format

All ten conference members qualify for the tournament. Teams were seeded based on conference winning percentage. The top six seeds received a first-round bye, with the bottom four teams playing two first-round games.

Tiebreaking system

The tiebreaking system is as follows:[2]

Two teams
  1. Head to head record
  2. Best record against the highest seeded team not involved in the tie. Continue down through the standings until the tie is broken.
  3. Higher RPI, as published by RPIRatings.com
Three or more teams
  1. Best record against all teams involved in the tie
  2. Best record against the highest seeded team not involved in the tie. Continue down through the standings until the tie is broken.
  3. Higher RPI, as published by RPIRatings.com

Seeds

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1Wofford †#16–225–6
2Chattanooga #15–322–9
3Mercer #12–617–14
4Western Carolina #9–914–16
5East Tennessee State #8–1016–13
6VMI #7–1111–18
7The Citadel6–1211–183–1 vs. UNCG, Samford
8UNC Greensboro6–1210–212–2 vs. Citadel, Samford
9Samford6–1213–181–3 vs. UNCG, Citadel
10Furman5–138–21
† – Southern Conference regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# – Received a first round bye in the conference tournament.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Score
First round - Friday, March 6
1 1 6:00pm Samford vs. UNC Greensboro ESPN3 76–81
2 8:30pm Furman vs. The Citadel ESPN3 73–56
Quarterfinals - Saturday, March 7
2 3 12:00pm UNC Greensboro vs. Wofford ESPN3 52–70
4 2:30pm East Tenn. State vs. Western Carolina ESPN3 61–67 (OT)
3 5 6:00pm Furman vs. Chattanooga ESPN3 69–67
6 8:30pm VMI vs. Mercer ESPN3 61–89
Semifinals - Sunday, March 8
4 7 6:00pm Western Carolina vs. Wofford ESPN3 61–73
8 8:30pm Furman vs Mercer ESPN3 52–49
Championship - Monday, March 9
5 10 7:00pm Furman vs. Wofford ESPN2 64–67
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

[3]

  First round
Friday, March 6
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 7
Semifinals
Sunday, March 8
Championship
Monday, March 9
                                     
       
  1 Wofford 70  
    8 UNC Greensboro 52  
8 UNC Greensboro 81
9 Samford 76  
  1 Wofford 73  
  4 Western Carolina 61  
       
       
  4 Western Carolina 67*
    5 East Tennessee State 61  
     
       
  1 Wofford 67
  10 Furman 64
       
       
  2 Chattanooga 67
    10 Furman 69  
7 The Citadel 56
10 Furman 73  
  10 Furman 52
  3 Mercer 49  
       
       
  3 Mercer 89
    6 VMI 61  
     

* denotes overtime period

All-tournament team

[4]

First Team

Second Team

  • Kris Acox, Furman
  • Geoff Beans, Furman
  • Devin Sibley, Furman
  • T. J. Hallice, Mercer
  • Ike Nwamu, Mercer

References

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