Appalachian State Basketball: Appalachian vs. Elon 1/28/2012 & SoCon North Roundup

As the SoCon North standings now show, the loss to UNCG on Thursday was huge for both teams. UNCG now sits alone in first place, a half game in front of Elon and a full game in front of Appalachian. It appears that the race for the two tops seeds in the SoCon tournament will come down to these three teams. Fourth place Samford might have something to say about this as they host a struggling College of Charleston team on Monday night before making the trip to Boone on Thursday. Samford could vault themselves into a tie for third place before tipping off against the Mountaineers. It is a big two games for Samford this week. If they can win both, they will split the season series with Appalachian and jump into third place all alone, while, if they lose both, they will have lost both games to Appalachian, and most likely end their hopes of getting a bye in the SoCon tournament.

Appalachian got a huge home win against Elon in a game where they shot the lights out and dropped Elon out of first place in the SoCon. Of Appalachian’s five conference losses, three have been to the top 3 teams in the South, Davidson, Wofford, and Georgia Southern, and the other two were on the road, one of them in overtime. In the two games they lost on the road to Chattanooga and UNCG, Appalachian held leads late in the ballgame and gave them up.

SoCon North

UNCG         6-4

Elon            5-4

App St        5-5

Samford     4-5

WCU            3-6

UTC             3-7

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