2003 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2003 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2002–03
Teams 12
Site North Charleston Coliseum
North Charleston, SC
Champions East Tennessee State (5th title)
Winning coach Ed DeChellis (1st title)
MVP Tim Smith (East Tennessee State)
Top scorer Radee Skipworth (VMI)
(75 points)
← 2002
2004 →
2002–03 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Davidson 11 5   .688     17 10   .630
East Tennessee State 11 5   .688     20 11   .645
Appalachian State 11 5   .688     19 10   .655
Western Carolina 6 10   .375     9 19   .321
VMI 3 13   .188     10 20   .333
UNC Greensboro 3 13   .188     7 22   .241
South
College of Charleston 13 3   .813     25 8   .758
Chattanooga 11 5   .688     21 9   .700
Georgia Southern 8 8   .500     16 13   .552
Wofford 8 8   .500     14 15   .483
Furman 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
The Citadel 3 13   .188     8 20   .286
SoCon Tournament winner
As of April 30, 2003; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 5–8, 2003 at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers defeated their in-state rival Chattanooga in the championship game to win their fifth title in school history and receive the automatic berth to the 2003 NCAA Tournament. Tim Smith of ETSU was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.[1]

Format[edit]

All twelve teams were eligible for the tournament. The tournament used a preset bracket consisting of four rounds, the first of which featured four games, with the winners moving on to the quarterfinal round. The top two finishers in each division received first round byes.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 5
Quarterfinals
March 6
Semifinals
March 7
Championship Game
March 8
                                     
3N Appalachian State 73  
6S The Citadel 63  
  2S Chattanooga 98  
    3N Appalachian State 67  
     
       
  2S Chattanooga 77  
  5N VMI 58  
       
       
  1N Davidson 60
    5N VMI 66  
4S Furman 56
5N VMI 62  
  2S Chattanooga 90
  2N East Tennessee St. 97
3S Wofford 77  
6N UNC Greensboro 73  
  2N East Tennessee St. 80
    3S Wofford 75  
     
       
  1S Coll. of Charleston 55
  2N East Tennessee St. 64  
       
       
  1S Coll. of Charleston 67
    5S Georgia Southern 53  
4N Western Carolina 81
5S Georgia Southern 89  

* Overtime game

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