Quick Previews: Southern Conference

Our conference quick previews are just quick predictions for the all-conference teams and the conference standings. If you came here looking for a deep analysis on each team, you’ve came to the wrong place. We’re too lazy to do that 🙂

Last season, the Chattanooga Mocs won 29 games and the SoCon title. That included wins at Georgia, at Illinois and at Dayton. Want to hear something scary? The Mocs return 5 of their 6 best players from that team. That’s right, Chattanooga might be even better this season. They’re the heave favorite in the SoCon this season and a dangerous team come March. If any one is going to stop them from repeating, it will be their inter-state rival East Tennessee State. The Buccaneers won 24 games a season ago. They return just two starters from that team, losing their top scorer Ge’Lawn Guyn, but bring in big man transfers from Indiana and Wichita State in Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Tevin Glass. After that there’s, Furman, but it would be a real surprise if the Mocs or Buccaneers aren’t the top dogs this season.

SoCon Projected Standings

(Records from 2015-2016 season)

1. Chattanooga: 29-6 (15-3)

2. East Tennessee State: 24-12 (14-4)

3. Furman: 19-16 (11-7)

4. UNC Greensboro: 15-19 (10-8)

5. Wofford: 15-17 (11-7)

6. Mercer: 19-15 (8-10)

7. Samford: 14-19 (4-14)

8. VMI: 9-21 (4-14)

9. Western Carolina: 16-18 (10-8)

10. The Citadel: 10-22 (3-15)

First Team All-SoCon

(Stats from 2015-2016 season)

Q.J. Peterson, VMI (19.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

T.J. Cromer, ETSU (14.9 PPG, 3.4 RPG)

Tre’ McLean, Chattanooga (12.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG)

Justin Tuoyo, Chattanooga (11.1 PPG, 5.0 RPG)

Stephon Jolks, Mercer (11.7 PPG, 8.4 RPG)

NCAA Tournament Bid: Chattanooga

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