The top seeded team from southwestern North Carolina is Cherokee. The Braves have the number three seed and will be hosting number 30 seed Cherryville on Tuesday. The Braves are 19-3 while Cherryville is 10 and 12 on the season. The Braves are coming off an exciting win over Hayesville on Friday Night on their way to a 102 to 96 point win and the Big Smoky Mountain Tournament Championship. It is a surprise to see Hayesville seeded 10th with a 20 and 2 record. They will host 23 seed East Montgomery (14-7) Tuesday. A rematch between Smoky Mountain Conference Teams will be Blue Ridge Early College (14 seed and 7-13) and Nantahala (19th seed and 12-10) explain that seeding and pairing!!!. Twenty eighth seeded Robbinsville will be traveling to Winston Salem Prep who has the number five seed with a 16 and 6 record. Finally Swain High School with a 25 seed and 13 and 9 record will travel to number eight seed Highlands with a 10-12 record. The second round of the playoffs will be Thursday then the third round is Saturday. Depending on the outcome of the games in which the Smoky Mountain teams are playing, some of these games could be aired.