Justin Glover is the RTC correspondent for the Southern Conference, but he is moving on and therefore we are seeking a skilled, knowledgeable writer familiar with this conference.
Predicted Order of Finish
- Appalachian State: 21-11 (13-5)
- Chattanooga: 17-14 (11-7)
- Western Carolina: 16-15 (9-9)
- Samford: 14-18 (9-9)
- UNC Greensboro: 9-23 (7-11)
- Elon: 8-23 (5-13)
- Wofford: 25-10 (14-4)
- College of Charleston: 21-13 (13-5)
- Furman: 17-15 (10-8)
- Davidson: 16-17 (8-10)
- Georgia Southern: 13-19 (6-12)
- Citadel: 10-21 (3-15)
All-Conference Team (key stats from last season in parentheses)
- Andrew Goudelock (G) – College of Charleston (19.4 PPG)
- Donald Sims (G) – Appalachian State (20.4 PPG)
- Amu Saaka (F) – Furman (15.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG)
- Tim Johnson (F) – Wofford (6.1 PPG, 8.0 RPG)
- Noah Dahlman (C) – Wofford (16.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG)
Omar Carter – Appalachian State: The Charleston Southern transfer will look to contribute early on as a junior. While in the Big South, he was freshman of the year in 2007-08.
James Carlton – College of Charleston: One of the top prospects out of the state of North Carolina, Carlton played in the 2010 NCCA East-West All-Star Game and Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic. Carlton averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and four blocks per game as a senior at South Central High School and is rated as a three-star power forward by Rivals.
What You Need to Know
- Not surprisingly, the losses of Stephen Curry and Andrew Lovedale from Davidson led to a slide from the Wildcats, who made major strides under Bob McKillop in the latter part of the decade.
- All 24 men’s and women’s teams will take part in the annual SoCon Tournament, the longest-running conference tournament in the nation. McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will serve as host during March 3-7.
- The Southern Conference ranks as the fourth oldest major college athletic conference in the United States. Only the Big Ten (1896), Missouri Valley (1907), and Southwestern Athletic (1920) are older.