An NCAA Tournament bid will be in the line in Charlotte as the No. 1 seed Longwood Racers will meet the No. 2 Winthrop Eagles in the Big South Championship game. Longwood defeated Winthrop 92-88 on January 29. The Eagles are looking for their third straight Big South title.
Longwood: 25-6 (15-1 Big South), 138 NET, 149 Ken Pom
Longwood has been the standard of the Big South all season long and entered the conference tournament as the odds-on favorite with good reason. The Racers are a Top 20 team in the nation in three-point shooting and that has helped give them the edge in tight situations. 14 of their victories in conference have come within single digits, including Saturday’s 79-70 comeback win over USC-Upstate to get to the championship game.
Winthrop: 23-8 (14-2 Big South), 142 NET, 152 Ken Pom
Winthrop has been right behind Longwood all season long and outside of a few hiccups, have ripped through the Big South itself. The team is rated fifth in the nation in effective FG% at 56.9% and been led by D.J. Burns Jr. all season long. The Eagles rattled off victories over High Point and Gardner-Webb to reach the championship game.
How to watch the Big South Tournament Championship Game
When: Sunday, March 6, 12 p.m. ET
Where: Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
Livestream: WatchESPN, ESPN App
Odds for Big South Tournament Championship Game from DraftKings Sportsbook:
Spread: Winthrop -2
Moneyline: Winthrop -130, Longwood +110
Odds for both teams at DraftKings Sportsbook before tournament
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