2014 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
|2014 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||U.S. Cellular Center
Asheville, North Carolina
|Champions||Wofford (3rd title)|
|Winning coach||Mike Young (3rd title)|
|MVP||Karl Cochran (Wofford)|
|Attendance||5,799 (Championship game)|
|2013–14 Southern Conference men's basketball standings|
|† 2014 SoCon Tournament winner
The 2014 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place between Friday, March 7 and Monday, March 10 in Asheville, North Carolina, at the U.S. Cellular Center. The entire tournament was streamed on ESPN3, with the Southern Conference Championship Game televised by ESPN2. The champion received an automatic bid into the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
It was the last Southern Conference tournament for four teams that will officially leave the conference on July 1, 2014. Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, which are upgrading their football programs to the top-level Division I FBS, will join the FBS Sun Belt Conference. Davidson will become a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Elon will join the Colonial Athletic Association.
Despite all of these departures, the championship game was contested between two teams who will remain in the Southern Conference. Western Carolina reached the championship by coming back from double-digit deficits, including a 15-point second-half deficit to regular season champion Davidson in the semifinals. In the championship game, it looked like history might repeat itself, as the Catamounts came back from an 11-point deficit to as close as 1. However, Trey Sumler missed a last-second three-point shot to tie the game, and Wofford won their 3rd conference championship.
|3||Wofford#||11–5||20–12||1–0 vs Elon|
|4||Elon#||11–5||18–14||0–1 vs Wofford|
|7||Georgia Southern||6–10||15–19||1–0 vs Samford|
|8||Samford||6–10||13–20||0–1 vs Georgia Southern|
|† – Southern Conference regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# – Received a first round bye in the conference tournament.
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8
Sunday, March 9
Monday, March 10
- De'Mon Brooks, Davidson
- Brandon Boggs, Western Carolina
- James Sinclair, Western Carolina
- Karl Cochran, Wofford
- Lee Skinner, Wofford
- Ashton Moore, The Citadel
- Z. Mason, Chattanooga
- Tawaski King, Western Carolina
- Trey Sumler, Western Carolina
- Eric Garcia, Wofford
- "2014 Southern Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships". Southern Conference. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "2014 SoCon Men's tournament bracket" (PDF). Southern Conference. Retrieved March 1, 2014.