Checking in on… the SoConPosted by rtmsf on February 27th, 2010
Justin Glover is the RTC correspondent for the Southern Conference.
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Quick Hits – With the Southern Conference season ending on Saturday it looks like the conference champions of their respective divisions are clinched. Congratulations to Appalachian State (12-5) for winning the North division thanks to a season sweep against Western Carolina this season. Also the Wofford Terriers for winning the South division with a solid 14-3 conference record. The Terriers clinched the division title on Thursday night with a 74-68 win at home. The conference tournament starts on March 4-8, being played in Charlotte, N.C., at the Time Warner Cable arena. In my opinion four teams still have a chance to be dancing in March with Wofford (14-3), Appalachian State (12-5), Western Carolina (10-7), and College of Charleston (13-4).
Conference Tournament Champion prediction: College of Charleston – I believe they will avenge their losses to Wofford and Western Carolina by defeating the Catamounts in the SoCon championship to head to the NCAA tournament. With the way the Cougars can move the ball around the perimeter I believe they will cut down the nets in Charlotte.
Predicting Post-season Awards:
Player of the Year: Donald Sims (Appalachian State) 20.1 points per game, leads the conference in 3 pointers made (90), free throw percentage (.948) 146-154 missed eight free throws all year.
Coach of the Year: Buzz Peterson (Appalachian State) 19-11 overall, 12-5 SoCon
Freshman of the Year: Jake Cohen (Davidson) 13.1 points per game
1st Team all-SoCon
- Donald Sims- Appalachian State 20.1 ppg
- Andrew Goudelock- College of Charleston 19.2 ppg
- Cameron Wells- Citadel 17.4 ppg
- Noah Dahlman- Wofford 17.4 ppg
- Amu Saaka – Furman 16.1 ppg 7.1 rpg
2nd Team all-SoCon
- Ben Stywall- UNC Greensboro
- Jordan Miller- Furman
- Brandon Giles- Western Carolina
- Willie Powers- Georgia Southern
- Drew Spradlin- Elon
Final Games remaining:
- February 27th – Samford @ Appalachian St. 3 p.m.
- February 27th – Citadel @ Wofford 7 p.m.
- February 27th – College of Charleston @ Furman 4 p.m.
- February 27th – Davidson @ Elon 7 p.m.
- February 27th – Chattanooga @ Western Carolina 3 p.m.
- March 1st – Georgia Southern @ UNC Greensboro 7 p.m.