CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - Charleston Southern is the No. 6 seed in the 2019 Big South Men's Basketball Championships and will host No. 11 USC Upstate in first round play Tuesday at the Buc Dome as announced by the conference office.
Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN3. The winner will advance to play No. 3 Winthrop in Buies Creek, N.C. in Thursday's quarterfinals.
Ticket Information for Tuesday Night*
Reserved Seats - $15.00
General Admission Seats - $10.00
There will not be any complimentary tickets for the Big South postseason games. All tickets for Tuesday night may be purchased through the CSU Ticket Office.
CSU finished the regular season in a four-way tie for fifth place in the conference standings with High Point, Presbyterian, and Hampton. Due to the tiebreakers, High Point claimed the No. 5 seed in the postseason, while CSU earned the No. 6 seed.
CSU (15-14, 9-7 Big South) won both games in its matchup against USC Upstate in the 2018-19 season. The Bucs won the opener in Spartanburg on February 2, 90-71. CSU completed the sweep over the Spartans on February 21, 92-60, in the Buc Dome.
As the No. 1 seed, Campbell will host the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds on March 7-8, while the highest remaining seed will host the championship game on Sunday, March 10, on ESPN. In addition, Campbell has secured the Big South's automatic bid to the NIT should they not win the conference tournament.
The other first round games feature No. 7 Presbyterian hosting No. 10 UNC Asheville, while No. 8 Hampton will host No. 9 Longwood. All games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will be carried live on ESPN3.
Thursday's quarterfinal round will begin at noon with No. 2 Radford taking on the winner of Presbyterian/UNC Asheville.
The first round and the quarterfinal rounds will be carried live on ESPN3, while the semifinal round will be streamed on ESPN+. The conference championship game will be carried live on ESPN with tipoff scheduled for noon.
Ticket Information for the Full Big South Men's Basketball Championships
Tickets for the 2019 Big South Men's Basketball Championship will be sold through the host school of the three first round games, through the No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and through the highest remaining seed for the finals.
First Round - March 5 – Host Sites – ESPN3
No. 11 USC Upstate at No. 6 Charleston Southern – 7 p.m.
No. 10 UNC Asheville at No. 7 Presbyterian – 7 p.m.
No. 9 Longwood at No. 8 Hampton – 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals – March 7 - Gore Arena – Buies Creek, N.C. – ESPN3
UNC Asheville/Presbyterian vs. No. 2 Radford – Noon
Charleston Southern/USC Upstate vs. No. 3 Winthrop – 2 p.m.
Longwood/Hampton vs. No. 1 Campbell – 6 p.m.
No. 4 Gardner-Webb vs. No. 5 High Point – 8 p.m.
Semifinals – March 8 - Gore Arena – Buies Creek, N.C. – ESPN3
TBD vs. TBD – 6 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD – 8 p.m.
Championship – March 10 - Highest Seed Remaining – ESPN
TBD vs. TBD – 1 p.m.