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2018 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2018 Big South Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament that ended the 2017–18 season of the Big South Conference. It was held from February 27 through March 4, 2018 at various campus sites. No. 2 seed Radford defeated No. 5 seed Liberty in the championship game to win the tournament and receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

2018 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2017–18
Teams10
SiteCampus sites
(First round)
Kimmel Arena
(Qrts and Semis)
Dedmon Center
(Championship Game)
ChampionsRadford (3rd title)
Winning coachMike Jones (1st title)
MVPCarlik Jones (Radford)
TelevisionBSN, ESPN3, ESPN
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2017–18 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UNC Asheville 13 5   .722     21 13   .618
Radford 12 6   .667     23 13   .639
Winthrop 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
Campbell 10 8   .556     18 16   .529
Liberty 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Charleston Southern 9 9   .500     15 16   .484
High Point 9 9   .500     14 16   .467
Gardner–Webb 9 9   .500     14 18   .438
Presbyterian 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
Longwood 3 15   .167     7 26   .212
2018 Big South Tournament winner

SitesEdit

The first round was played at campus sites at the home of the higher seed. The quarterfinals and semifinals were played at Kimmel Arena in Asheville, North Carolina, home of regular-season champion UNC Asheville. The championship game was held at the home arena of the higher surviving seed among the two finalists—in this case Radford's home of the Dedmon Center in Radford, Virginia.

SeedsEdit

All 10 conference teams were eligible for the tournament. The top six teams received a first-round bye. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2 Tiebreaker 3 Tiebreaker 4 Tiebreaker 5
1 UNC Asheville 13–5 20–11
2 Radford 12–6 19–12 RPI: 140
3 Winthrop 12–6 18–11 RPI: 170
4 Campbell 10–8 16–14
5 Liberty 9–9 18–13 3–3 vs GW/HP/CharSo 1–1 vs UNCA 2–2 vs Win/Rad
6 Gardner–Webb 9–9 14–17 3–3 vs Lib/HP/CharSo 1–1 vs UNCA 1–3 vs Win/Rad 1–1 vs Camp 2–0 vs Pres
7 High Point 9–9 14–15 3–3 vs Lib/GW/CharSo 1–1 vs UNCA 1–3 vs Win/Rad 1–1 vs Camp 1–1 vs Pres
8 Charleston Southern 9–9 14–15 3–3 vs Lib/GW/HP 0–2 vs UNCA
9 Presbyterian 4–14 11–20
10 Longwood 3–15 6–25

ScheduleEdit

Game Time* MatchupNo. Score Television
First round - Tuesday, February 27
Campus sites
1 7:00 pm No. 10 Longwood at No. 7 High Point 68–55 BSN
2 7:00 pm No. 9 Presbyterian at No. 8 Charleston Southern 51–68
Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 1
at Kimmel Arena; Asheville, NC
3 1:00 pm No. 10 Longwood vs. No. 2 Radford 53–59 ESPN3
4 3:30 pm No. 6 Gardner–Webb vs. No. 3 Winthrop 68–72
5 7:00 pm No. 8 Charleston Southern vs. No. 1 UNC Asheville 66–71
6 9:30 pm No. 5 Liberty vs. No. 4 Campbell 73–59
Semifinals - Friday, March 2
at Kimmel Arena; Asheville, NC
7 6:00 pm No. 3 Winthrop vs. No. 2 Radford 52–61 ESPN3
8 8:30 pm No. 5 Liberty vs. No. 1 UNC Asheville 69–64
Championship - Sunday, March 4
at Dedmon Center; Radford, VA
9 1:00 pm No. 5 Liberty at No. 2 Radford 52–55 ESPN
*Game times in ET. Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

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  First round
Tuesday, February 27
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 1
Semifinals
Friday, March 2
Championship
Sunday, March 4
                                     
       
  1 UNC Asheville 71  
    8 Charleston Southern 66  
8 Charleston Southern 68
9 Presbyterian 51  
  1 UNC Asheville 64  
  5 Liberty 69  
       
       
  4 Campbell 59
    5 Liberty 73  
     
       
  5 Liberty 52
  2 Radford 55
       
       
  2 Radford 59
    10 Longwood 53  
7 High Point 55
10 Longwood 68  
  2 Radford 61
  3 Winthrop 52  
       
       
  3 Winthrop 72
    6 Gardner–Webb 68  
     

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