2017 Big South Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 Big South Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 10
Site Vines Center
Lynchburg, Virginia
Champions UNC Asheville (3rd title)
Winning coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick (2nd title)
MVP Sonora Dengokl (UNC Asheville)
Attendance 3,599
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 Big South women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Radford 14 4   .778     24 9   .727
Campbell 13 5   .722     21 8   .724
High Point 13 5   .722     15 14   .517
Liberty 12 6   .667     11 16   .407
Charleston Southern 11 7   .611     16 12   .571
Presbyterian 10 8   .556     12 17   .414
UNC Asheville 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Gardner-Webb 6 12   .333     11 17   .393
Winthrop 1 17   .056     2 28   .067
Longwood 1 17   .056     4 25   .138
2017 Big South Tournament winner
As of March 17, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Big South Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason women's basketball tournament for the Big South Conference that took place from March 9–12, 2017, at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. All rounds after 1st were broadcast on ESPN3, 1st Round on Big South Network. UNC Asheville won their 3rd Big South Tournament title and earns an automatic big to the NCAA Women's Tournament.

Format

All 10 teams were eligible for the tournament.

Seeds

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Radford 14-4 22-7
2 Campbell 13-5 21-8 2-0 vs. High Point
3 High Point 13-5 15-14
4 Liberty 12-6 13-17
5 Charleston Southern 11-7 18-12
6 Presbyterian 10-8 12-17
7 UNC Asheville 9-9 16-14
8 Gardner-Webb 6-12 12-19
9 Winthrop 1-17 2-29 (at least by RPI rankings)
10 Longwood 1-17 4-26
‡ – Big South regular season champion.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round - Thursday, March 9
1 1 6:00 pm #8 Gardner-Webb vs. #9 Winthrop
BSN
621
2 8:00 pm #7 UNC Asheville vs. #10 Longwood
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 10
2 3 12:00 pm #1 Radford vs. #8 Gardner-Webb
ESPN3
852
4 2:00 pm #4 Liberty vs. #5 Charleston Southern
3 5 6:00 pm #2 Campbell vs. #7 UNC-Asheville
640
6 8:00 pm #3 High Point vs. #6 Presbyterian
Semifinals - Saturday, March 11
4 7 2:00 pm #1 Radford vs #5 Charleston Southern
ESPN3
692
8 4:00 pm #7 UNC Asheville vs #6 Presbyterian
Championship Game - Sunday, March 12
5 9 4:00 pm #1 Radford vs. #7 UNC Asheville
ESPN3
794

*Game times in Eastern Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

[1]

  First round
March 9, 2017
Quarterfinals
March 10, 2017
Semifinals
March 11, 2017
Championship
March 12, 2017
                                     
       
  1 Radford 54  
    8 Gardner-Webb 51  
8 Gardner-Webb 82
9 Winthrop 43  
  1 Radford 53  
  5 Charleston Southern 50  
       
       
  4 Liberty 50
    5 Charleston Southern 52  
     
       
  1 Radford 48
  7 UNC Asheville 49
       
       
  2 Campbell 55
    7 UNC Asheville 64  
7 UNC Asheville 65
10 Longwood 59  
  7 UNC Asheville 56
  6 Presbyterian 55  
       
       
  3 High Point 48
    6 Presbyterian 55  
     

See also

References

  1. ^ "2017 Big South Women's Basketball Championship" (PDF). Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
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