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2022 SoCon Tournament schedule, odds, dates, game times, more

We have the brackets, dates, time, matchups, TV channels, live streaming outlets and more for the 2022 Southern Conference Tournament here.

North Carolina Tar Heels forward Dawson Garcia and Furman Paladins forward Jalen Slawson fight for the ball in the second half at Dean E. Smith Center. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The SoCon is a one-bid league in 2022, but there will be plenty of great basketball to be played at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina later this week.

The regular-season winner has gone home with the trophy in this tournament the last seven years, which gives the UT-Chattanooga Mocs the inside track to be the team in The Big Dance. The Wofford Terriers won a game over Seton Hall in the 2019 bracket, and whoever wins this league will be a mid-major no one wants to play on opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

2022 Southern Conference Tournament Bracket: Date, time, TV, live stream

All Times ET

Friday, March 4

Game 1: No. 9 The Citadel 84, No. 8 ETSU 76 (OT)
Game 2: No. 10 Western Carolina 53, No. 7 Mercer 81

Saturday, March 5

Game 3: No. 9 The Citadel 66, No. 1 Chattanooga 71
Game 4: No. 5 VMI 66, No. 4 Wofford 68
Game 5: No. 7 Mercer 66, No. 2 Furman, 80
Game 6: No. 6 UNC-Greensboro 64, No. 3 Samford, 66

Sunday, March 6

Game 7: No. 1 Chattanooga 79, No. 4 Wofford 56
Game 8: No. 2 Furman 71, No. 3 Samford 68

Monday, March 7 Final

Game 9: No. 2 Furman vs. No. 1 Chattanooga, 7:00 p.m., ESPN

Who are the favorites?

Chattanooga finished the regular season holding a two-game lead after the home-and-home full schedule, so they enter as the favorites. With a record of 24-7, 14-4 in the SoCon, Malachi Smith was the best player in the league this season. If the Mocs are to win, they’ll have done it via the double for the second-straight time, as they swept both the regular season and the league title in 2016.

The No. 2 team are the Furman Paladins, with the senior duo of Mike Bothwell and Jalen Slawson are some of the most efficient scorers in the league. If you want a sleeper, Samford had won six in a row before capping the season with a loss at Chattanooga. The Bulldogs struggle to get stops, but if they can lock it in defensively, they can score enough to make themselves a tough out.

Odds to win SOCon Tournament on DraftKings Sportsbook

Furman +140
Chattanooga +200
Wofford +500
UNC Greensboro +1500
Samford +2000
VMI +2000
ETSU +4000
Mercer +5000
Western Carolina +10000
The Citadel +10000

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