2020 Southern Conference men's basketball tournament: Matchups, players to know & more

The 2020 Southern Conference men’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The tournament is set to begin March 6 and run through March 9, taking place at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, N.C.

Each of the conference’s 10 teams made the tournament.

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Here is the schedule for the Southern tournament.

MARCH 6 – FIRST ROUND

No. 9 VMI vs. No. 8 Samford, 96-78.

No. 7 Wofford def. No. 10 Citadel, 93-76.

MARCH 7 – QUARTERFINALS

No. 1 East Tennessee State def. No. 9 VMI, 70-57.

No. 5 Western Carolina def. No. 4 Mercer, 70-56

No. 7 Wofford def. No. 2 Furman, 77-68.

No. 6 Chattanooga def. No. 3 UNC Greensboro, 78-68.

MARCH 8 – SEMIFINALS

No. 1 East Tennessee State def. No. 5 Western Carolina, 97-75.

No. 7 Wofford def. No. 6 Chattanooga, 72-70.

MARCH 9 – FINAL

No. 1 East Tennessee State def. No. 7 Wofford, 2-58.

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5 PLAYERS TO KNOW

ISAIAH MILLER JR, UNC GREENSBORO: Isaiah Miller Jr. was named the Southern Conference’s Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season. He averaged 17.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3 assists.

BO HODGES, EAST TENNESSEE STATE: Bo Hodges helped East Tennessee State to a No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Hodges averaged 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Buccaneers.

JORDAN LYONS: FURMAN: Jordan Lyons was tops for Furman, earning All-Conference honors. Lyons averaged 16.4 points and 2.7 rebounds for the Paladins.

CARLOS DOTSON, WESTERN CAROLINA: Carlos Dotson finished the regular season averaging a double-double – 15.6 points and 10 rebounds per game.

DJORDJE DIMITRIJEVIC, MERCER: Djordje Dimitrijevic earned second team all-conference honors. He finished the regular season averaging 17 points and 4.1 rebounds.

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2019 CHAMPION

Wofford is the defending Southern Conference champion.