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What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
I know that the West Coast Conference is the western equivalent to the BE, but I was curious at to what the southern equivalent would be. The SoCon maybe?
02-09-2017 03:56 AM
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RE: What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
There is no equivalent to the Big East in other parts of the country. No other basketball first conference gets anywhere near as many in numbers or percentages of their members into the NCAA Tournament. The WCC, MVC and SoCon are more equivalent to the A-10 than BE.
02-09-2017 07:27 AM
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RE: What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
I suppose at one time or another either the Sun Belt (1980's) or CAA (1990's) could have been considered a Southern-based basketball-first conference. Definitely the extinct Metro Conference was.

A lot of those great teams are spread out having joined the A-10 or C-USA.
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RE: What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
We really don't do BB in the South.
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RE: What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
(02-09-2017 07:56 AM)goodknightfl Wrote:  We really don't do BB in the South.
BB in the South is just something to do to past the time when football season ends.
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RE: What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
The old Metro Conference was similar, with a focus on competitive basketball schools located in major cities. As the conference evolved, though, many of the new additions were not city based.
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RE: What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
Refresh my memory: Was basketball ever big in the old Southwest Conference? I remember Houston and Arkansas having strong teams, but was it a big deal with the other schools?
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(02-09-2017 08:20 AM)ValleyBoy Wrote:  
(02-09-2017 07:56 AM)goodknightfl Wrote:  We really don't do BB in the South.
BB in the South is just something to do to past the time when football season ends.

Really? I know that this is a football-biased board, but did everyone forget that the ACC exists?
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RE: What is the South's equivalent to the Big East?
If you mean what conference is as competitive, it's the ACC. If you mean which conference is composed of mostly, if not all privates with little to no influence from football, I'd say it was the Big South or even the Atlantic Sun.

Or in other words, there really isn't a comparison.
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(02-09-2017 08:59 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(02-09-2017 08:20 AM)ValleyBoy Wrote:  
(02-09-2017 07:56 AM)goodknightfl Wrote:  We really don't do BB in the South.
BB in the South is just something to do to past the time when football season ends.

Really? I know that this is a football-biased board, but did everyone forget that the ACC exists?

Outside of Duke and North Carolina. How many southern schools in the ACC really care? The SEC has been hiring quality coaches to try and get the conference to be more than just Kentucky and whoever steps up.
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