Four ConfCarolinas teams remain with one automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament still on the line.
Check out match-ups and the historical tidbits to know before the ConfCarolinas Tournament semifinals on Saturday.
No. 1 seed Mount Olive (12-3, 11-2 ConfCarolinas) vs. No. 5 seed King (12-12, 7-7 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: Noon Saturday in Bristol, Tennessee
Season series: Mount Olive swept King in February, and King defeated Mount Olive in five games in March.
All-time series: Mount Olive leads 16-11
ConfCarolinas Tournament championships: Mount Olive (2010, 2011); King (2018)
NCAA Tournament appearances: Mount Olive (none); King (2018)
How they reached the semifinals: Mount Olive as the No. 1 seed earned a bye to the semifinals, while King swept Lees-McRae in the opening round and Barton in the quarterfinals.
Next up on the bracket: The winner of this match will advance to the finals and play the winner of the Belmont Abbey versus North Greenville semifinals match.
Stats to know: A No. 1 seed has never lost in the ConfCarolinas Tournament since the conference started receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2014. During that time span, though, a home team has never lost in the ConfCarolinas Tournament semifinals. Mount Olive has lost twice in the ConfCarolinas Tournament semifinals and has never reached the finals since the start of the conference’s automatic bid era. King has not lost in the conference semifinals since 2017 and is attempting to become the first No. 5 seed in the conference’s history to reach the finals.
No. 2 seed Belmont Abbey (13-7, 9-5 ConfCarolinas) vs. No. 3 seed North Greenville (13-4, 7-4 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Bristol, Tennessee
Season series: Belmont Abbey defeated North Greenville in five games in February and then won in four games last week.
All-time series: Belmont Abbey leads 11-4
ConfCarolinas Tournament championships: Belmont Abbey (none); North Greenville (none)
NCAA Tournament appearances: Belmont Abbey (none); North Greenville (none)
How they reached the semifinals: Belmont Abbey as the No. 2 seed earned a bye to the semifinals, while North Greenville swept Emmanuel in the quarterfinals.
Next up on the bracket: The winner of this match will advance to the finals and play the winner of the Mount Olive versus King semifinals match.
Stats to know: Belmont Abbey and North Greenville are both making their second all-time appearances in the ConfCarolinas Tournament semifinals and neither have reached the conference finals in their program histories. The two teams have split their previous two postseason matches with North Greenville winning the most recent meeting in the 2019 ConfCarolinas Tournament quarterfinals.