Beyond the Scoreboard: Complete schedule for Big South, SoCon tourneys

UNC Asheville will host the Big South Conference Men's Basketball Championships at Kimmel Arena Thursday through Sunday. (Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville)

With two college basketball tournaments in town this week, Asheville will be awash in games.

Over five days, 26 teams will play 23 games at Kimmel Arena (seven games in the Big South Conference men’ tourney) and U.S. Cellular Center (16 games of the Southern Conference men’s and women’s tourneys).

Here’s a look at who plays who and when, a complete schedule of games during a busy week of hoops play that will culminate with three teams earning bids to the NCAA tourneys.

Big South Men’s Tournament at Kimmel Arena

Thursday’s Games (on ESPN3)

High Point or Longwood vs. No. 2 Radford, 1 p.m.
No. 6 Gardner-Webb vs. No. 3 Winthrop, 3 p.m.
Presbyterian or Charleston Southern vs. No. 1 UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Liberty vs. No. 4 Campbell, 9 p.m.

Friday’s Games (ESPN3)

Semifinal, teams TBA, 6 p.m.
Semifinal, teams TBA, 8 p.m.
Sunday’s Game (ESPN)
*-Championship, 1 p.m.
*Game is at Kimmel if Asheville is playing. Otherwise, game is at home of the higher seed.

Southern Conference Tournament at U.S. Cellular Center

Thursday’s Games (on ESPN3)


No. 1 Mercer vs. No. 8 Western Carolina, 11 a.m.
No. 4 Furman vs. No. 5 Samford, 1:15 p.m.
No. 2 East Tennessee vs. No. 7 Wofford, 3:30
No. 3 Chattanooga vs. No. 6 UNC Greensboro, 5:45 p.m.
Friday’s Games (ESPN3)


Mercer/WCU winner vs. Fur./Sam. Winner, 11 a.m.
ETSU/Wofford winner vs. Chatt./UNCG, 1:15 p.m.


No. 8 The Citadel vs. No. 9 Va. Military, 5 p.m.
No. 7 Samford vs. No. 10 Chattanooga, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games (ESPN3)


No. 1 UNC Greensboro vs. Citadel/VMI winner, noon
No. 4 Mercer vs. No 5 Wofford, 2:30 p.m.
No. East Tennessee vs. Sam/Chatt. Winner, 6 p.m.
No. 3 Furman vs. No. 6 Western Carolina, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday’s Games (ESPN3)

Women’s Championship, noon
Men’s Semifinals
Semifinal, 4 p.m.
Semifinal, 6 p.m.

Monday’s Game (ESPN2)

Men’s Championship, 9 p.m.