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Feb 27 Final
Women's Basketball
48 Piedmont
60 at Maryville (Tenn.)
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Feb 26 Final
Women's Basketball
37 LaGrange
61 at Maryville (Tenn.)
USA South Tournament - Semifinal
Feb 26 Final
Women's Basketball
62 Ferrum
64 vs. Piedmont
@ Maryville, TN (Maryville College)
USA South Tournament - Semifinal
Feb 25 Final
Women's Basketball
41 Meredith
70 at Maryville (Tenn.)
USA South Tournament - First Round
Feb 25 Final
Women's Basketball
54 Greensboro
56 vs. LaGrange
@ Maryville, TN (Maryville College)
USA South Tournament - First Round
Feb 25 Final
Women's Basketball
66 Averett
83 vs. Piedmont
@ Maryville, TN (Maryville College)
USA South Tournament - First Round
Feb 25 Final
Women's Basketball
53 Methodist
60 vs. Ferrum
@ Maryville, TN (Maryville College)
USA South Tournament - First Round

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Standings

2018 USA South Baseball Standings

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT RF RA GP W-L PCT RF RA L10 STRK
Methodist 17 14-3 0.824 159 75 44 32-12 0.727 358 222 6-4 Won 1
Piedmont 18 14-4 0.778 138 69 44 30-14 0.682 320 207 7-3 Lost 1
Ferrum 17 10-7 0.588 109 80 41 17-24 0.415 253 257 5-5 Lost 1
Huntingdon 17 10-7 0.588 119 97 40 22-18 0.550 288 233 7-3 Won 3
N.C. Wesleyan 18 10-8 0.556 98 101 45 22-23 0.489 244 280 3-7 Lost 1
LaGrange 18 10-8 0.556 135 97 48 30-18 0.625 336 220 7-3 Lost 1
Maryville (Tenn.) 18 10-8 0.556 104 80 39 26-13 0.667 244 175 2-8 Lost 8
William Peace 18 9-9 0.500 89 103 38 19-19 0.500 185 213 5-5 Lost 1
Greensboro 18 8-10 0.444 99 94 37 18-19 0.486 233 237 6-4 Won 2
Covenant 18 7-11 0.389 108 123 38 13-25 0.342 210 280 4-6 Lost 3
Averett 18 4-14 0.222 78 151 38 10-28 0.263 157 299 2-8 Lost 4
Berea 17 0-17 0.000 57 223 35 5-29-1 0.157 130 352 3-6-1 Won 1
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 36 7-29 0.194 140 323 1-9 Won 1
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 38 31-7 0.816 355 186 10-0 Won 19

East Standings

2018 USA South Softball Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT RF RA GP W-L PCT RF RA L10 STRK
Salem 16 12-4 0.750 103 53 43 26-17 0.605 223 160 7-3 Lost 1
Meredith 16 11-5 0.688 91 53 45 28-17 0.622 233 174 5-5 Won 1
Averett 16 10-6 0.625 93 41 45 21-24 0.467 196 162 6-4 Won 2
N.C. Wesleyan 16 10-6 0.625 78 40 36 21-15 0.583 202 128 4-6 Lost 2
Ferrum 16 10-6 0.625 75 48 36 23-13 0.639 168 111 6-4 Won 2
William Peace 16 7-9 0.438 70 76 38 16-22 0.421 163 184 2-8 Lost 4
Greensboro 16 6-10 0.375 59 53 38 16-22 0.421 117 131 3-7 Lost 2
Methodist 16 6-10 0.375 42 102 40 8-32 0.200 82 292 1-9 Lost 7
Mary Baldwin 16 0-16 0.000 18 163 31 1-30 0.032 57 317 0-10 Lost 23
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 42 37-5 0.881 351 91 8-2 Won 7


West Standings

2018 USA South Softball Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT RF RA GP W-L PCT RF RA L10 STRK
Maryville (TN) 14 12-2 0.857 127 15 45 31-14 0.689 309 139 7-3 Lost 1
Piedmont 14 11-3 0.786 100 30 42 24-18 0.571 216 167 6-4 Lost 1
LaGrange 14 9-5 0.643 75 57 40 15-25 0.375 159 207 2-8 Won 2
Covenant 14 8-6 0.571 60 58 43 23-20 0.535 154 181 7-3 Lost 2
Huntingdon 14 8-6 0.571 90 60 41 21-20 0.512 182 189 7-3 Lost 1
Wesleyan (Ga.) 14 4-10 0.286 51 97 36 10-26 0.278 135 246 4-6 Lost 3
Agnes Scott 14 2-12 0.143 51 130 34 5-29 0.147 96 280 1-9 Lost 9
Berea 14 2-12 0.143 49 156 30 8-22 0.267 135 296 3-7 Won 2
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 30 11-19 0.367 132 161 4-6 Lost 3

2018 USA South Men's Lacrosse Standings

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
Huntingdon 6 6-0 1.000 60 36 19 16-3 0.842 194 127 8-2 Lost 1
Piedmont 6 5-1 0.833 60 34 17 9-8 0.529 164 120 5-5 Lost 1
Methodist 6 3-3 0.500 60 40 16 6-10 0.375 139 140 4-6 Lost 2
Greensboro 6 3-3 0.500 51 35 18 9-9 0.500 153 167 4-6 Lost 1
Ferrum 6 2-4 0.333 55 37 17 5-12 0.294 163 162 3-7 Lost 6
William Peace 6 2-4 0.333 66 59 14 5-9 0.357 153 202 4-6 Lost 3
Averett 6 0-6 0.000 13 124 11 0-11 0.000 25 231 0-10 Lost 11
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 12 9-3 0.750 153 110 8-2 Lost 1
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 13 10-3 0.769 204 153 8-2 Won 7

2018 USA South Women's Lacrosse Standings

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT GF GA GP W-L PCT GF GA L10 STRK
Meredith 9 9-0 1.000 201 24 21 16-5 0.762 407 139 8-2 Lost 1
Piedmont 9 8-1 0.889 148 98 18 11-7 0.611 227 231 5-5 Lost 1
Methodist 9 7-2 0.778 171 76 18 9-9 0.500 265 218 5-5 Lost 2
Greensboro 9 6-3 0.667 143 113 18 10-8 0.556 251 246 5-5 Lost 1
Ferrum 9 5-4 0.556 120 99 17 9-8 0.529 202 181 6-4 Won 1
Averett 9 4-5 0.444 114 111 18 10-8 0.556 215 192 6-4 Lost 1
LaGrange 9 3-6 0.333 131 140 16 6-10 0.375 232 231 3-7 Lost 1
Huntingdon 9 2-7 0.222 51 151 14 2-12 0.143 55 257 1-9 Lost 1
Salem 9 1-8 0.111 42 175 16 2-14 0.125 63 313 2-8 Lost 4
N.C. Wesleyan 9 0-9 0.000 42 176 16 1-15 0.063 79 310 1-9 Lost 7
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 14 6-8 0.429 165 158 6-4 Lost 1
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 13 11-2 0.846 217 87 9-1 Lost 1

East Standings

2017-18 USA South Men's Tennis Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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MP W-L PCT MF MA MP W-L PCT MF MA L10 STRK
N.C. Wesleyan 10 10-0 1.000 90 0 23 19-4 0.826 154 42 9-1 Lost 1
Methodist 10 7-3 0.700 64 26 23 15-8 0.652 121 82 8-2 Lost 1
Averett 10 7-3 0.700 58 32 20 14-6 0.700 108 72 8-2 Lost 1
William Peace 10 4-6 0.400 37 53 17 6-11 0.353 60 93 3-7 Lost 3
Greensboro 10 2-8 0.200 14 76 13 2-11 0.154 21 96 1-9 Lost 1
Ferrum 10 0-10 0.000 7 83 17 0-17 0.000 9 144 0-10 Lost 17
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 18 14-4 0.778 103 49 7-3 Won 2


West Standings

2017-18 USA South Men's Tennis Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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MP W-L PCT MF MA MP W-L PCT MF MA L10 STRK
Covenant 9 8-1 0.889 65 16 20 15-5 0.750 122 58 7-3 Lost 2
Piedmont 10 8-2 0.800 71 19 19 11-8 0.579 108 63 6-4 Lost 2
LaGrange 10 7-3 0.700 64 26 20 13-7 0.650 117 63 5-5 Lost 3
Maryville (Tenn.) 9 3-6 0.333 27 54 17 5-12 0.294 57 96 4-6 Won 2
Huntingdon 10 3-7 0.300 31 59 17 7-10 0.412 66 87 4-6 Lost 2
Berea 10 0-10 0.000 3 87 13 0-13 0.000 5 112 0-10 Lost 13
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 19 6-13 0.316 65 106 5-5 Won 1

East Standings

2017-18 USA South Women's Tennis Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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MP W-L PCT MF MA MP W-L PCT MF MA L10 STRK
Methodist 8 8-0 1.000 66 6 25 19-6 0.760 165 59 8-2 Lost 1
N.C. Wesleyan 7 6-1 0.857 57 6 17 13-4 0.765 96 44 8-2 Lost 1
Meredith 8 6-2 0.750 44 27 18 7-11 0.389 56 101 7-3 Lost 2
Averett 8 4-4 0.500 41 31 17 7-10 0.412 77 76 4-6 Lost 1
Salem 8 4-4 0.500 36 36 17 7-10 0.412 69 84 3-7 Lost 1
Ferrum 8 4-4 0.500 38 34 18 10-8 0.556 93 69 7-3 Won 1
Greensboro 8 2-6 0.250 20 52 14 3-11 0.214 33 91 2-8 Lost 1
William Peace 6 0-6 0.000 3 51 13 0-13 0.000 6 110 0-10 Lost 13
Mary Baldwin 7 0-7 0.000 0 62 12 0-12 0.000 0 107 0-10 Lost 12
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 14 7-7 0.500 60 66 6-4 Won 4

West Standings

2017-18 USA South Women's Tennis Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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MP W-L PCT MF MA MP W-L PCT MF MA L10 STRK
Piedmont 7 7-0 1.000 58 5 17 12-5 0.706 107 46 7-3 Lost 1
Huntingdon 7 6-1 0.857 52 11 20 17-3 0.850 143 37 8-2 Lost 1
Covenant 6 4-2 0.667 37 17 18 9-9 0.500 95 67 5-5 Lost 1
Agnes Scott 7 4-3 0.571 33 26 18 6-12 0.333 61 97 6-4 Lost 1
LaGrange 7 3-4 0.429 30 33 20 9-11 0.450 85 95 4-6 Lost 4
Maryville (Tenn.) 7 2-5 0.286 18 45 17 7-10 0.412 65 87 5-5 Won 3
Berea 7 1-6 0.143 5 54 12 1-11 0.083 10 94 1-9 Lost 4
Wesleyan (Ga.) 6 0-6 0.000 6 48 14 0-14 0.000 19 107 0-10 Lost 14
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 16 5-11 0.313 45 99 3-7 Won 1

2017 USA South Football Standings

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
Huntingdon 7 7-0 1.000 261 112 11 9-2 0.818 388 232 9-1 Lost 1
Averett 7 5-2 0.714 169 92 10 6-4 0.600 240 146 6-4 Won 3
Ferrum 7 5-2 0.714 188 128 10 8-2 0.800 268 180 8-2 Won 6
LaGrange 7 3-4 0.429 233 207 10 4-6 0.400 310 292 4-6 Lost 2
Maryville (Tenn.) 7 3-4 0.429 190 149 10 5-5 0.500 294 245 5-5 Lost 1
N.C. Wesleyan 7 3-4 0.429 217 187 10 3-7 0.300 273 364 3-7 Lost 2
Methodist 7 2-5 0.286 150 234 10 2-8 0.200 184 401 2-8 Won 1
Greensboro 7 0-7 0.000 52 351 10 1-9 0.100 89 474 1-9 Lost 8
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 10 4-6 0.400 282 302 4-6 Lost 1

East Standings

2017 USA South Men's Soccer Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP PTS W-L PCT GF GA GP W-L PCT GF GA L10 STRK
N.C. Wesleyan 11 30 10-1 0.909 37 4 21 15-6 0.714 52 22 9-1 Lost 1
Greensboro 11 28 9-1-1 0.864 34 15 21 15-5-1 0.738 72 28 8-1-1 Lost 1
Methodist 11 24 8-3 0.727 33 12 19 12-6-1 0.658 44 26 6-4 Lost 2
Ferrum 11 17 5-4-2 0.545 22 20 19 9-8-2 0.526 42 33 2-6-2 Lost 1
Averett 11 11 3-6-2 0.364 23 23 18 4-11-3 0.306 33 38 2-7-1 Tied 1
William Peace 11 7 2-8-1 0.227 14 32 19 6-12-1 0.342 33 46 1-9 Lost 7
Pfeiffer # 0 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 17 8-8-1 0.500 42 21 5-4-1 Lost 2


West Standings

2017 USA South Men's Soccer Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP PTS W-L PCT GF GA GP W-L PCT GF GA L10 STRK
Maryville (Tenn.) 11 28 9-1-1 0.864 33 9 20 16-3-1 0.825 50 13 7-2-1 Lost 1
Piedmont 11 18 6-5 0.545 16 17 16 9-7 0.563 28 27 4-6 Lost 3
Covenant 11 13 4-6-1 0.409 25 20 22 9-12-1 0.432 37 36 5-5 Lost 1
LaGrange 11 11 3-6-2 0.364 17 27 18 5-11-2 0.333 26 45 3-6-1 Lost 1
Huntingdon 11 6 2-9 0.182 14 30 17 2-14-1 0.147 19 50 2-8 Lost 3
Berea 11 0 0-11 0.000 4 63 17 0-17 0.000 5 97 0-10 Lost 17
Brevard # 0 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 15 7-8 0.467 28 25 6-4 Lost 1

East Standings

2017 USA South Women's Soccer Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP PTS W-L PCT GF GA GP W-L PCT GF GA L10 STRK
Salem 7 18 6-1 0.857 16 5 17 13-4 0.765 42 17 8-2 Lost 1
Meredith 7 18 6-1 0.857 11 3 19 14-5 0.737 33 16 8-2 Lost 1
Greensboro 7 15 5-2 0.714 15 8 19 16-3 0.842 92 10 7-3 Lost 1
Methodist 7 12 4-3 0.571 21 8 20 9-11 0.450 42 43 6-4 Lost 1
Ferrum 7 9 3-4 0.429 7 8 17 8-9 0.471 17 18 3-7 Lost 1
N.C. Wesleyan 7 9 3-4 0.429 16 8 18 6-11-1 0.361 32 27 5-5 Lost 1
Averett 7 3 1-6 0.143 3 21 14 3-9-2 0.286 9 33 1-8-1 Lost 3
William Peace 7 0 0-7 0.000 1 29 14 1-13 0.071 2 56 0-10 Lost 13
Pfeiffer # 0 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 16 8-8 0.500 45 25 5-5 Lost 3


West Standings

2017 USA South Women's Soccer Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP PTS W-L PCT GF GA GP W-L PCT GF GA L10 STRK
Maryville (Tenn.) 7 19 6-0-1 0.929 33 3 19 14-3-2 0.789 66 16 8-1-1 Lost 1
Piedmont 7 19 6-0-1 0.929 24 4 20 16-0-4 0.900 53 8 8-0-2 Won 1
Covenant 7 15 5-2 0.714 15 4 19 11-7-1 0.605 37 15 6-3-1 Lost 1
Huntingdon 7 10 3-3-1 0.500 9 8 19 11-7-1 0.605 34 19 4-5-1 Lost 1
Agnes Scott 7 9 3-4 0.429 16 13 18 4-13-1 0.250 29 49 4-6 Lost 1
Wesleyan (Ga.) 7 7 2-4-1 0.357 8 16 17 7-9-1 0.441 33 36 3-6-1 Lost 1
Berea 7 3 1-6 0.143 2 38 15 1-13-1 0.100 2 74 1-8-1 Tied 1
LaGrange 7 0 0-7 0.000 2 23 15 1-14 0.067 4 40 0-10 Lost 11
Brevard # 0 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 18 11-6-1 0.639 37 21 6-3-1 Won 1

East Standings

2017 USA South Volleyball Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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MP W-L PCT SF SA MP W-L PCT SF SA L10 STRK
Averett 16 16-0 1.000 48 11 36 32-4 0.889 100 28 8-2 Lost 1
William Peace 16 13-3 0.813 44 17 36 19-17 0.528 70 62 7-3 Lost 1
Meredith 16 12-4 0.750 41 22 29 16-13 0.552 59 50 6-4 Lost 1
Salem 16 10-6 0.625 34 24 33 21-12 0.636 74 49 6-4 Lost 2
Methodist 16 8-8 0.500 33 30 31 18-13 0.581 66 52 6-4 Lost 1
Greensboro 16 7-9 0.438 29 30 28 14-14 0.500 54 46 4-6 Lost 1
N.C. Wesleyan 16 4-12 0.250 19 37 29 10-19 0.345 39 61 5-5 Won 2
Ferrum 16 2-14 0.125 13 42 28 6-22 0.214 29 67 3-7 Lost 2
Mary Baldwin 16 0-16 0.000 0 48 31 0-31 0.000 1 93 0-10 Lost 31
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 25 4-21 0.160 14 65 3-7 Won 1


West Standings

2017 USA South Volleyball Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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MP W-L PCT SF SA MP W-L PCT SF SA L10 STRK
Covenant 12 12-0 1.000 36 6 33 25-8 0.758 86 40 9-1 Lost 1
Maryville (Tenn.) 12 9-3 0.750 30 17 30 17-13 0.567 59 53 7-3 Lost 1
Piedmont 12 8-4 0.667 30 19 27 16-11 0.593 62 43 6-4 Lost 1
LaGrange 12 6-6 0.500 23 23 27 14-13 0.519 50 46 6-4 Lost 1
Huntingdon 12 5-7 0.417 18 27 37 19-18 0.514 65 66 5-5 Lost 1
Agnes Scott 12 2-10 0.167 16 31 31 8-23 0.258 42 75 1-9 Lost 2
Berea 12 0-12 0.000 6 36 25 3-22 0.120 16 68 0-10 Lost 12
Wesleyan (Ga.) * 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 13 1-12 0.077 4 38 0-10 Lost 11
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 20 13-7 0.650 42 30 6-4 Lost 1

East Standings

2017-18 USA South Men's Basketball Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
N.C. Wesleyan 16 13-3 0.813 1390 1249 27 16-11 0.593 2319 2230 7-3 Lost 1
Methodist 16 12-4 0.750 1357 1250 27 18-9 0.667 2205 2137 5-5 Lost 1
Averett 16 8-8 0.500 1368 1374 26 14-12 0.538 2163 2203 6-4 Lost 1
Greensboro 16 5-11 0.313 1355 1450 26 10-16 0.385 2260 2387 5-5 Lost 1
Ferrum 16 4-12 0.250 1150 1263 25 6-19 0.240 1722 2011 2-8 Lost 2
William Peace 16 4-12 0.250 1189 1288 25 6-19 0.240 1862 2046 3-7 Lost 3
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 25 21-4 0.840 2749 2136 8-2 Won 6


West Standings

2017-18 USA South Men's Basketball Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
Maryville (Tenn.) 16 14-2 0.875 1333 1090 29 22-7 0.759 2391 2083 8-2 Lost 1
Piedmont 16 10-6 0.625 1222 1180 26 15-11 0.577 1973 1928 6-4 Lost 1
Covenant 16 10-6 0.625 1320 1283 28 18-10 0.643 2376 2282 8-2 Lost 1
LaGrange 16 8-8 0.500 1309 1323 26 13-13 0.500 2129 2152 4-6 Lost 2
Huntingdon 16 5-11 0.313 1227 1296 25 11-14 0.440 1924 1986 4-6 Won 3
Berea 16 3-13 0.188 1085 1259 24 7-17 0.292 1766 1935 3-7 Lost 5
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 22 4-18 0.182 1573 1775 1-9 Lost 8

East Standings

2017-18 USA South Women's Basketball Standings (East Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
Greensboro 16 14-2 0.875 1157 962 27 20-7 0.741 1874 1639 7-3 Lost 1
Ferrum 16 14-2 0.875 1102 870 27 17-10 0.630 1711 1530 8-2 Lost 1
Averett 16 13-3 0.813 1288 1012 27 18-9 0.667 2078 1775 8-2 Lost 1
N.C. Wesleyan 16 9-7 0.563 1163 1050 27 13-14 0.481 1828 1793 6-4 Lost 1
Salem 16 8-8 0.500 1151 1099 25 10-15 0.400 1750 1760 5-5 Lost 1
Meredith 16 6-10 0.375 981 1094 26 6-20 0.231 1511 1851 3-7 Lost 2
William Peace 16 4-12 0.250 1050 1187 23 4-19 0.174 1468 1795 2-8 Lost 5
Methodist 16 3-13 0.188 949 1118 25 3-22 0.120 1372 1782 1-9 Lost 5
Mary Baldwin 16 1-15 0.063 815 1264 25 2-23 0.080 1304 1979 1-9 Lost 2
Pfeiffer # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 25 20-5 0.800 1883 1565 7-3 Lost 2


West Standings

2017-18 USA South Women's Basketball Standings (West Division)

  Conference Overall
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GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
Berea 14 12-2 0.857 1075 835 27 23-4 0.852 2135 1611 8-2 Lost 1
Piedmont 14 11-3 0.786 940 776 29 23-6 0.793 1974 1680 7-3 Lost 1
Maryville (Tenn.) 14 11-3 0.786 1002 803 27 17-10 0.630 1869 1659 7-3 Lost 1
Huntingdon 14 8-6 0.571 866 851 26 16-10 0.615 1659 1540 5-5 Lost 1
Covenant 14 8-6 0.571 922 868 26 14-12 0.538 1745 1723 8-2 Lost 1
LaGrange 14 4-10 0.286 818 898 26 11-15 0.423 1573 1656 4-6 Lost 2
Agnes Scott 14 2-12 0.143 689 933 25 3-22 0.120 1166 1621 1-9 Lost 5
Brevard # 0 0-0 0.000 0 0 25 12-13 0.480 1585 1624 3-7 Won 1
Wesleyan (Ga.) 14 0-14 0.000 673 1021 24 5-19 0.208 1309 1620 1-9 Won 1

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