2019 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams10
SiteU.S. Cellular Center
Asheville, North Carolina
ChampionsWofford (5th title)
Winning coachMike Young (5th title)
MVPFletcher Magee (Wofford)
TelevisionESPN+, ESPN
← 2018
2020 →
2018–19 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 19 Wofford 18 0   1.000     30 5   .857
UNC Greensboro 15 3   .833     29 7   .806
Furman 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
East Tennessee State 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Chattanooga 7 11   .389     12 20   .375
Mercer 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
Samford 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
VMI 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
Western Carolina 4 14   .222     7 25   .219
The Citadel 4 14   .222     12 18   .400
2019 SoCon Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Southern Conference for the 2018–19 season. All tournament games were played at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina, from March 8 through 11, 2019.

20th ranked Wofford defeated UNC Greensboro 70–58 in the championship game to win the tournament, and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Wofford's perfect season in the SoCon, (perfect regular season, and winning the conference tournament) was the first since the Stephen Curry led Davidson Wildcats accomplished the feat in the 2007–08 season.

Seeds[edit]

All ten teams in the Southern Conference were eligible to compete in the conference tournament. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top six teams received first-round byes.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2 Tiebreaker 3
1 Wofford 18–0
2 UNC Greensboro 15–3
3 Furman 13–5 1–1 vs ETSU 0–2 vs Wofford 1–1 vs UNC Greensboro
4 East Tennessee State 13–5 1–1 vs Furman 0–2 vs Wofford 0–2 vs UNC Greensboro
5 Chattanooga 7–11
6 Mercer 6–12 2–0 vs Samford
7 Samford 6–12 0–2 vs Mercer
8 VMI 4–14 3–1 vs Western Carolina/The Citadel
9 Western Carolina 4–14 2–2 vs VMI/The Citadel
10 The Citadel 4–14 1–3 vs VMI/Western Carolina

Schedule and results[edit]

Game Time[1] Matchup Score Television
First round – Friday, March 8
1 5:00 pm No. 8 VMI vs No. 9 Western Carolina 96–83 ESPN+
2 7:30 pm No. 7 Samford vs No. 10 The Citadel 100–71
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 9
3 12:00 pm No. 1 Wofford vs No. 8 VMI 99–72 ESPN+
4 2:30 pm No. 4 East Tennessee State vs No. 5 Chattanooga 68–64
5 6:00 pm No. 2 UNC Greensboro vs No. 7 Samford 77–70
6 8:30 pm No. 3 Furman vs No. 6 Mercer 85–74
Semifinals – Sunday, March 10
7 4:00 pm No. 1 Wofford vs No. 4 East Tennessee State 81–72 ESPN+
8 6:30 pm No. 2 UNC Greensboro vs No. 3 Furman 66–62
Final – Monday, March 11
9 7:00 pm No. 1 Wofford vs. No. 2 UNC Greensboro 70–58 ESPN
*Game times in EST for first round and quarterfinals, and EDT for semifinals and final. Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 8
ESPN+
Quarterfinals
March 9
ESPN+
Semifinals
March 10
ESPN+
Championship
March 11
ESPN
                                     
       
  1 Wofford 99  
    8 VMI 72  
8 VMI 96
9 Western Carolina 83  
  1 Wofford 81  
  4 East Tennessee State 72  
       
       
  4 East Tennessee State 68
    5 Chattanooga 64  
     
       
  1 Wofford 70
  2 UNC Greensboro 58
       
       
  2 UNC Greensboro 77
    7 Samford 70  
7 Samford 100
10 The Citadel 71  
  2 UNC Greensboro 66
  3 Furman 62  
       
       
  3 Furman 85
    6 Mercer 74  
     

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