Big South schedule release for the 2021-22 season

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19: Micheal Anumba #3 of the Winthrop Eagles calms down his teammates in a huddle during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament held at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 19, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Trevor Brown Jr/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The Big South released their conference schedule for the 2021-22 NCAA basketball season.

The Big South is expected to have one of the most wide open races in all of college basketball. In 2020-21, Winthrop was far and away the class of the conference going 26-2 and making it to the NCAA tournament led by conference Player of the Year Chandler Vaudrin who has since left for the pros.

The Big South will feature two six-team divisions for the first time since 2013-14 and all 12 teams will play a 16-game schedule in 2021-22 featuring 10 intra-division contests and six cross-division meetings.

Opening night matchups include High Point hosting two-time defending champs Winthrop and new Eagles head coach Mark Prosser. North Carolina A&T will host its first-ever Big South game January 5 against Presbyterian.  Also opening the conference season at home on Jan. 5 will be Campbell (vs. UNC Asheville), Charleston Southern (vs. Gardner-Webb), Hampton (vs. Longwood) and USC Upstate (vs. Radford with new head coach Darris Nichols).

The 2022 Hercules Tires Big South Men’s Basketball Championship will be held at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. from March 2-6.  

Here is the complete Big South schedule for 2021-22:

Wed Jan 5.
UNC Asheville at Campbell
Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern
Longwood at Hampton
Winthrop at High Point
Presbyterian at North Carolina A&T
Radford at USC Upstate

Sat Jan 8.
Campbell at Winthrop
Charleston Southern at UNC Asheville
Hampton at Gardner-Webb
High Point at Longwood
North Carolina A&T at Radford
USC Upstate at Presbyterian

Wed Jan 12.
Charleston Southern at Campbell
Presbyterian at Gardner-Webb
Hampton at North Carolina A&T
High Point at USC Upstate
Longwood at Radford
UNC Asheville at Winthrop

Sat Jan 15.
Radford at Campbell
Winthrop at Charleston Southern
Gardner-Webb at Longwood
Presbyterian at Hampton
North Carolina A&T at High Point
USC Upstate at UNC Asheville

Wed Jan 19.
Campbell at Longwood
High Point at Charleston Southern
USC Upstate at Gardner-Webb
Hampton at Radford
North Carolina A&T at UNC Asheville
Winthrop at Presbyterian

Sat Jan 22.
Campbell at North Carolina A&T
Charleston Southern at USC Upstate
Gardner-Webb at Winthrop
High Point at Hampton
Longwood at Presbyterian
UNC Asheville at Radford

Wed Jan 26.
Hampton at Campbell
Presbyterian at Charleston Southern
Gardner-Webb at UNC Asheville
Radford at High Point
North Carolina A&T at Longwood
Winthrop at USC Upstate

Sat Jan 29.
High Point at Campbell
Hampton at Charleston Southern
Radford at Gardner-Webb
Winthrop at Longwood
USC Upstate at North Carolina A&T
UNC Asheville at Presbyterian

Wed Feb 2.
Campbell at Presbyterian
Charleston Southern at Radford
Gardner-Webb at High Point
Longwood at UNC Asheville
USC Upstate at Hampton
North Carolina A&T at Winthrop

Sat Feb 5.
Campbell at USC Upstate
Longwood at Charleston Southern
North Carolina A&T at Gardner-Webb
Winthrop at Hampton
UNC Asheville at High Point
Presbyterian at Radford

Wed Feb 9.
Gardner-Webb at Campbell
Charleston Southern at North Carolina A&T
Hampton at UNC Asheville
High Point at Presbyterian
USC Upstate at Longwood
Radford at Winthrop

Sat Feb 12.
Campbell at High Point
Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb
Radford at Hampton
Longwood at North Carolina A&T
Presbyterian at Winthrop
UNC Asheville at USC Upstate

Wed Feb 16.
Campbell at Radford
UNC Asheville at Charleston Southern
Winthrop at Gardner-Webb
North Carolina A&T at Hampton
Longwood at High Point
Presbyterian at USC Upstate

Sat Feb 19.
North Carolina A&T at Campbell
USC Upstate at Charleston Southern
Gardner-Webb at Presbyterian
Hampton at Longwood
High Point at Radford
Winthrop at UNC Asheville

Wed Feb 23.
Campbell at Hampton
Charleston Southern at Presbyterian
UNC Asheville at Gardner-Webb
High Point at North Carolina A&T
Radford at Longwood
USC Upstate at Winthrop

Sat Feb 26.
Longwood at Campbell
Charleston Southern at Winthrop
Gardner-Webb at USC Upstate
Hampton at High Point
Radford at North Carolina A&T
Presbyterian at UNC Asheville

  • Various Wednesday games will be moved to the Thursday for ESPN TV coverage.