SoCon basketball tournament kicks off in Asheville

Here’s to a weekend of nonstop ball.

Basketball player shooting a hoop

The 2023 Southern Conference Basketball Championships run March 2-6.

Photo by Todd Drexler

Hey, sports fans. In case it’s not already on your radar — the SoCon Basketball Championship kicks off at Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Asheville today, March 2 and runs through Monday, March 6.

This annual college basketball tournament features men’s and women’s teams in a bracketed playoff from the Southern Conference. Over five days, these 10 teams will compete for the championship title and entry to the NCAA Tournament — with most games airing on the ESPN network.

The women’s tournament kicks off first, with games taking place today, March 2-Friday, March 3. The championship takes place Sunday, March 5.

The men’s tournament starts a day later, with matches running from Friday, March 3-Monday, March 6.

Don’t have tickets yet? There’s still time. Tickets are available, starting at $20 for general admission. Pro tip: Fill out brackets for the women’s and men’s teams ahead of time for a little friendly competition with loved ones.

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