Top Five Things to Know: SoCon Tournament
ETSU fans hope to enjoy another trip to Asheville, N.C., just as they did a year ago (above) when the Bucs captured the SoCon title.
Top Five Things to Know: SoCon Tournament
Thursday, March 1, 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 1, 2018) – As the ETSU men’s and women’s basketball teams begin the 2018 Southern Conference Championships at the U.S. Cellular Center, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics wants to help Buccaneers’ fans enjoy their time in Asheville, N.C., by providing the following five informational tips for this weekend.

Top 5 “Things to Know”:

No. 1 – The brackets for the 2018 SoCon Championships are set. For those brackets, as well as other information about special events throughout the weekend, click here to access the SoCon Tournament’s official webpage.

No. 2 – Buccaneers’ fans that have purchased their tickets already through the ETSU athletic department can pick up their tickets at the player pass gate in the lobby. Ticket manager Brandon Hudson will be on hand to provide assistance. Fans who have yet to purchase tickets can do so by clicking here and access information from the official SoCon ticket site.

No. 3 – The Bier Garden, located less than one block from the U.S. Cellular Center, will be the official pregame and postgame gathering place for ETSU fans. Come early and leave late with your fellow Bucs and enjoy the entire SoCon Tournament experience. In the event the Bucs advance to face UNCG in Monday’s championship game, the pregame gathering site will be moved to Mellow Mushroom in Downtown Asheville.

No. 4 – Public parking for the tournament will be located at multiple sites around the U.S. Cellular Center (including Rankin Garage) and throughout downtown Asheville.

No. 5 – Fans unable to make it to Asheville will be able to watch every game from the men’s and women’s tournaments by utilizing the Watch ESPN App or on-line at will also provide comprehensive pregame, in-game and post-game coverage of the Buccaneers’ games at the tournament. Fans who are unable to make it to Asheville are reminded that the official watch party location for ETSU events is Wild Wing Café in Downtown Johnson City.

For more on ETSU men’s basketball throughout the 2018 postseason, visit and click on the men’s or women’s hoops links.