NCAA Tournament March Madness

#318 Charleston So

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

The Charleston Southern team has had a challenging season that puts them in a position where the only realistic shot at an NCAA tournament bid is through an automatic qualifier via winning their conference tournament. Despite a couple of solid performances — fighting close with a high-ranked South Carolina team and pulling off a win against Gardner Webb, which is a mid-pack team in their own conference — the bulk of their season has seen struggles against both non-conference and conference opponents. Losses to North Florida and Bethune-Cookman, teams that were well within their competitive grasp, highlight inconsistencies that have plagued their campaign. Furthermore, heavy defeats to North Carolina and NC State illustrated the gap in quality between Charleston Southern and the top-tier programs. Therefore, without a strong run that results in a conference championship, their resume simply doesn't support an at-large bid candidacy given the losses against fellow middle and low-tier teams in their conference like Winthrop, UNC Asheville, and Radford.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/9North Florida207L81-70
11/17@NC State60L87-53
11/24@Wake Forest44L71-56
12/2S Carolina St290W66-64
12/13North Alabama230L76-64
12/16@South Carolina16L73-69
12/29@North Carolina5L105-60
1/10@Gardner Webb201W86-74
1/13SC Upstate303W77-70
1/20@High Point108L86-79
1/27UNC Asheville156L71-65
2/14Gardner Webb201L85-77
2/17@UNC Asheville156L86-55
2/21@SC Upstate303W63-60
2/24High Point108L74-59
3/8(N)UNC Asheville156L60-55