By: Justin Stevens
Kyle B. Kallander, Big South Conference Commissioner, announced today that the Big South men’s and women’s conference tournament will be held at Coastal Carolina for the next three years. The new title sponsor for the tournament championships in Conway, SC was revealed today as well; VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
“The Big South Conference is excited to partner with VisitMyrtleBeach.com on our most prestigious event,” said Kallander. “They bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm, which will be contagious to all of our institutions and fans. Bringing all 23 teams to this great destination in the same week will be tremendous celebration of Big South basketball. We are grateful for the support from VisitMyrtleBeach.com, Coastal Carolina University, and the greater Grand Strand region.”
The Big South Basketball Championships will be a combined tournament starting from Tuesday, March 5 through Sunday, March 10 at CCU’s new 3,200 sea on-campus Student Recreation and Convocation Center. The combined tournament will feature all Big South men’s and women’s programs that will play 21 games during a six-day period.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Big South’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments to the Grand Strand,” said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our university, residents and local business community looks forward to hosting these outstanding student-athletes, their fans and coaches for a very memorable experience in one of America’s top resort destinations. The Myrtle Beach area is one of America’s premier beach destinations and is quickly emerging as a sports tourism destination, providing a perfect backdrop for March Madness in the Big South.”
2013 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championship Schedule (subject to change)
Tuesday, March 5- Men’s first round (4 games)
Wednesday, March 6- Women’s first round (3 games)
Thursday, March 7- Men’s Quarterfinal (4 games)
Friday, March 8- Women’s Quarterfinal (4 games)
Saturday, March 9- Men’s Semifinals and Women’s Semifinals (4 games)
Sunday, March 10- Men’s Final and Women’s Final (2 games)