Conference season is still young, but there might not be a more wide open race than the one going on in the Big South. Four teams sit with a 3-1 record and another six are just a game back at 2-2 (only poor Longwood and Presbyterian are off the pace at 0-4). On Wednesday night all four 3-1 teams will play each other as the league looks to gain some separation. In a narrow decision the Game! Of! The! Night heads to North Carolina for Radford and Campbell, but will be keeping a close eye on Winthrop and UNC Asheville down the road.
Aside from a rough outing against VMI a week ago when it allowed the Keydets to break 100, Radford has looked liked the best squad in the Big South. Its 13-6 overall record is by far the best in the conference. The numbers like the Highlanders as well as they rank in the top 4 in the conference in offensive and defensive efficiency, mostly because they are good across the board. Defensively they are stout inside, but can be exploited with #superhoops, as they give up 38.8 percent shooting from that range (a number that climbs to a scare 44.9 percent in conference play). Javonte Green is the man to watch, he leads RU in scoring (16.50 and rebounds (7.5) and posted a dominating 17 point/19 board game against Longwood in his last game.
Campbell hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since before anyone on the team was born (1992), but are working towards a pretty good season this year. The Fighting Camels (perhaps the greatest nickname in collegiate sports) are one of the few teams that like to slow it down in the Big South, but were able to win against ultra-up-tempo VMI in their last game. Controlled offense and #superhoops is the Camel way with almost 40-percent of the offense coming from deep range. If Campbell can exploit the Radford perimeter defense they will send the fans at the Pope Center home happy.
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