New look Big South Conference gets ready for basketball

Winthrop and Gardner-Webb picked to finish in the upper half of the league

New Look Big South Conference ready for basketball

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A new era of basketball will start in the Big South Conference this season as they welcome in 2 new members.

Gone is Liberty and in is USC Upstate and Hampton who won the MEAC regular season title last season and went to the NIT.

Among the new coaches in the league is future Hall of Famer Tubby Smith who takes over at his alma mater High Point.

Last season’s tournament champ Radford is picked to win the regular season title this year and Winthrop is picked to finish second. Gardner-Webb is picked to finish 6th.

For more on both the Eagles and the Runnin' Bulldogs, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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