Friday, January 30, 2015

UNCG (Game #23)




Game Day: Saturday 
Date: January 31, 2015 
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 
Radio: Catamount Sports Network 
TV / Video: SoCon Digital Network







The Cats continue their three game road trip in Greensboro, to meet the Spartans for the second time this season.  The Cats pulled down a 10 point victory over UNCG back on January 10th, in Cullowhee.  

This game will be the 46th meeting between Cats and Spartans on the basketball court, including the second meeting this season. Western leads the series, 29-16  including 14 wins out of the last 15 meetings between the two teams. UNCG last picked up a win over Western Carolina in 2012 with an 89-86 overtime win at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Spartans are 6-16 overall and 2-7 in SoCon. which places them in ninth place overall. The Spartans are coming off a 58-42 loss to Wofford  this past Thursday. The Terriers held UNCG to a season-low 42 points.  UNCG is 1-7 in their last eight games, and are currently on a three game losing streak.

The Spartans are averaging 69 points per game, but are giving up an average of 74 points per game. UNCG has five (5) players averaging double figure scoring, Tevon Saddler leads the Spartans in scoring at 15.5 points per game, Kayel Locke is second in scoring at 13.5 points per game.

UNCG's Probable Starters
Sophomore guard, Tevon Saddler, 6'6" 205 lbs - 15.5 ppg
Sophomore guard, Diante Baldwin, 6'0" 180 lbs - 10.6 ppg
Junior forward, Kayle Locke, 6'5" 240 lbs - 13.5 ppg
Senior forward, Nicholas Paulos, 6'7" 185 lbs - 10.5 ppg
Sophomore forward, Jordy Kuiper, 6'9" 250 lbs - 2.6 ppg



    Chart Courtesy Daily Catamount





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Basketball: Today in the SoCon (1-30-15)




Friday, January 30, 2015 
Men's Basketball Games in the Southern Conference.

There's no games scheduled today, but there is a full slate of five games scheduled Saturday, Four are conference games, and ETSU plays a lone non-conference game. 



Thursday's game results 

Western Carolina  at VMI -
Western Carolina's James Sinclair scored a career high 28 points and added nine rebounds and four steals to lead the Catamounts to a 85-70 win over the VMI Keydets, Thursday night. Mike Brown also finished with a career high, scoring 21 points for Western Carolina
Attendance: 1,404

ETSU at Furman
Stephen Croone scored a game high 24 points as the Paladins upset the Bucs in Greenville, SC.
Attendance: 1,005


Chattanooga at Mercer -
Mercer's Darious Moten scored 21 points to lead Mercer to a 74-72 victory over Chattanooga in overtime Thursday night. Phillip Leonard hit 1 of 2 at the free throw line to send the game to overtime for Mercer.
Attendance: 3,585

Wofford  at UNCG -
Wofford's Spencer Collins scored 14 points as Wofford beat the UNCG Spartans, 58-42 on Thursday.
Attendance: 1,630


Current SoCon Standings -
1.  Wofford 8-1
2.  (tie)  Chattanooga  7-2
2.  (tie)  Mercer  7-2
4.  ETSU  6-5
5.  Western Carolina 5-5
6.  Furman 4-5
7,  (tie)  VMI  4-7
7.  (tie)  The Citadel  3-6
9.  UNCG  2-7
10. Samford  2-8

Conference RPI  (RealTimeRPI.com)
CAA - 19
Sun Belt - 20
OVC - 23
Southern - 25
Big South - 27
A-Sun - 30

SoCon vs. the Field
CAA........... 0-6
Sun Belt...... 2-1
OVC.............3-1
Big South....10-4
A-Sun...........1-8

SoCon out of conference record: 34 - 62


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

WCU Player of the Game (VMI)



The Purple & Gold "Player of the Game" for the VMI game played in Lexington, VA., is senior guard James Sinclair. This is Sinclair's fifth selection as Player of the Game.

Sinclair was the game's leading scorer, putting up 28 points. He hit 11 of 21 (52%) from the floor, including 6 of 10 (60%) from the free throw line. Sinclair pulled down 9 rebounds, 4 defensive and 5 offensive rebounds, he also had 2 assists 4 steals, and 3 blocked shots.

Purple & Gold congratulations to James Sinclair on his selection as this week's WCU Player of the Game.



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2015 National Signing Day Coverage & Events

                          








National Signing Day Roster:
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, CatamountSports.com will be the home for Western Carolina's coverage of National Signing Day 2015. Beginning Wednesday morning, CatamountSports.com will unveil the names of each signee as soon as the National Letter of Intent (NLI) is received and reviewed by WCU's compliance official.

On Saturday (Feb. 7) afternoon, Western Carolina Football and the Catamount Club will host a National Signing Day event that will be video streamed LIVE free-of-charge through Catamount All-Access on CatamountSports.com.

Head Coach Mark Speir will present the members of the 2015 incoming class with video highlights of each signee. Due to demand to attend this special event, Catamount Club members at the Top Cat membership level ($750 donation annually) and above are eligible to attend.

RSVP information has been sent to eligible members and reservations are mandatory by Monday, Feb. 2. Space is limited to the first eligible 150 members and walk-ups on the day of the event will not be permitted.




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Basketball: Today in the SoCon (1-29-15)




Thursday, January 29, 2015 
Men's Basketball Games in the Southern Conference.

There's four games scheduled today, all are conference games. 



7:00 pm start time-
ETSU (12-7, 6-4 SoCon) at Furman (6-13, 3-5 SoCon) watch on SoCon Digital Network
Paladins by 3 points

Chattanooga (14-7, 7-1 SoCon) at Mercer (11-10, 6-2 SoCon) watch on ESPN3
Bears by 4 points 

Wofford (16-5, 7-1 SoCon) at UNCG (5-15, 2-6 SoCon) watch on SoCon Digital Network
Terriers by 5 points

Western Carolina (9-12, 4-5 SoCon) at VMI (8-13, 4-6 SoCon) watch on SoCon Digital Network
Cats by 3 points  


last Saturday's game results

The Citadel  at VMI -
VMI's Julian Eleby scored 15 points off the bench, including hitting 10 of 13 at the free throw line, to lead the Keydets to an 85-75 win over The Citadel on Saturday.
Attendance: 2,641 

Allen at Furman -
Furman's Stephen Croone scored 20 points, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, Geoff Beans added 12 -- all 3s as the Paladins rolled over NAIA member Allen University 82-46 on Saturday.
Attendance: 921 

UNCG at Chattanooga -
Chattanooga's Justin Tuoyo had 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to lead the Mocs to a 81-72 victory over UNCG on Saturday night.
Attendance: 4,177 

Western Carolina at Samford -
Samford's Darius Jones-Gibson scored 19 points and had 4 steals to lead the Bulldogs to a 78-72 victory over Western Carolina.
Attendance: 1,231
ETSU at Wofford -
Wofford's Karl Cochran scored 14 points with five assists as the Terriers held on to beat ETSU 72-64 on Saturday night.
Attendance: 1,907

Current SoCon Standings -
1.  (tie)  Chattanooga 7-1
1.  (tie)  Wofford 7-1
3.  Mercer 6-2
4.  ETSU  6-4
5.  Western Carolina 4-5
6.  (tie)  Furman 3-5
6,  (tie)  VMI  4-6
8.  (tie)  The Citadel  3-6
9.  UNCG  2-6
10. Samford  2-8

Conference RPI  (RealTimeRPI.com)
CAA - 19
Sun Belt - 20
OVC - 23
Southern - 25
Big South - 27
A-Sun - 30

SoCon vs. the Field
CAA........... 0-6
Sun Belt...... 2-1
OVC.............3-1
Big South....10-4
A-Sun...........1-8

SoCon out of conference record: 34 - 62


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WCU Baseball Fall 2014 Toughness Challenges




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SoCon Basketball Power Rankings (1-27-15)




Welcome to Purple & Gold's SoCon Basketball Power Rankings for the week of January 26, 2015.

Each week, on Tuesday, we will bring you our power rankings for Southern Conference basketball.





 1.  (1)  Wofford 
 Record: 16-5 (7-1 SoCon)


2.  (2)  Chattanooga 
Record: 16-7  (7-1 SoCon)


3.  (3)  East Tennessee State 
Record: 12-7   (6-4 SoCon)


4.  (4) Mercer 
Record: 11-10  (6-2)



5.  (5) Virginia Military Institute 
Record: 8-13  (4-6 SoCon)


6.  (6) Western Carolina 
Record: 9-12  (4-5 SoCon)


7.  (7) Furman 
Record: 6-13  (3-5 SoCon)


8.  (8) Samford 
Record: 9-14  (2-8 SoCon)


9.  (9) The Citadel 
Record: 8-12  (3-6 SoCon)


10.  (10) UNCG 
Record: 6-15  (2-6 SoCon)



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Monday, January 26, 2015

Scanning the SoCon

Each week, SoCon bloggers/message boarders (one representing each team) vote on a Game of the WeekPower Rankings and Player of the Week. At least three of the bloggers will answer a series of questions on their team and things of interest around the SoCon.

Scanning the SoCon

This is my submission to this week's Scanning the SoCon.  You will be able to read the entire consolidated article and see everyone's answers to this week's questions, just visit MocsMania 

Power Rankings
1-Wofford
2-Chattanooga
3-ETSU
4-Mercer
5-VMI
6-Samford
7-Western Carolina
8-Furman
9-Citadel
10-UNCG

Player of the Week
Jalen Riley, ETSU

Game of the Week
Chattanooga at Mercer

Sum up your team
Western Carolina - The Cats split this week, beating the first place time (in Cullowhee) Mercer, and losing to the last place team, Samford (on the road). The Cats are 0-4 on road games this season, and up until Saturday, all lthe losses had been to on of the top four teams in the conference, then we travel to Biringham, and gift wrap a victory for the Bulldogs by putting them on the charity strip for 28 attempts at free points, and they obliged by hitting 26 of their 28 attempts, for a blistering 93%. The Cats now travel to VMI and UNCG next week, hoping to bust that road losing streak.

How many losses do you think will win the regular season conference title? Explain.
I think the regular season title will be won by a team with 3 (maybe 4) conference losses. My guess would be that two teams with finish with only 3 or 4 losses, and Wofford being one of those two teams, will hold the tie breaker, and take the #1 seed into he tournament. However, that's just my guess.

What record do you think will get the final bye (the sixth spot)?
In my opinion, the sixth seed will have an overall losing conference record. I think somewhere around an 8-10 mark. I think the top three teams will have in the neighborhood of 14 conference wins, head and shoulders above the remainder of the conference in terms of wins.

How important is a different ball to a team's home court advantage do you think? Why? Would you be in favor of having a universal ball used in all of college basketball? Why or why not?
I'm a firm believer in "if it's not broke, don't fix it" and I don't currently think it's broke. In my opinion, the ball manufacturer situation in the SoCon is NOT a problem, however I didn't know there was the flexibility to use all the different balls as described in the article. It seems that in this country, we have a tendency to need a rule for everything, and must have that so called "level playing field" for all, however I think the current rules - levels the field as much as it needs leveling.

All you want to know about the SoCon Basketball Tournament

Tickets

The Southern Conference has announced ticket prices for the upcoming 2015 SoCon Basketball Championship, as well as, the 2015 SoCon Wrestling Championship.

The 2015 SoCon Basketball Basketball Tournament offers a number of levels of ticket prices. Single-session tickets are $17. Group single-sessions tickets can be purchased for $12. Children’s tickets are $10 while children under five can enter free of charge. All-session tickets are $100. The All session tickets are good for admittance to both men’s and women’s games at the US Cellular Center. Tickets for the wrestling event are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-12) while group rates are $8.

The men’s portion of the tournament tips off on March 6 at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C., while the women's portion tips off on March 5th at the Kimmel Arena on the campus of UNC-A. The 2015 SoCon Wrestling Championship takes place on March 7 at the Kimmel Arena as well.

To purchase basketball tournament tickets or for any additional questions, please contact the WCU ticket office at (828) 227-2401 Toll free: (800) 34-GOWCU.

Tickets for the 2015 Arby’s SoCon Wrestling Championship can be purchased through Kimmel Arena by calling 828-258-7900.

Accessible/ADA seating must be purchased through the US Cellular Center Ticket Office, either in person or over the phone at 828-259-5736. When purchasing your ticket, notify the Ticket Office that you require accessible/ADA seating. A limited number of USCC wheelchairs are available at the Facilities on a first-come, first-serve basis. Will call tickets will be distributed at the US Cellular Center Box Office.

Special Events Surrounding the Championships (courtesy the Southern Conference)

Headlock on Hunger

The Southern Conference has teamed up with Eblen Charities, a nonprofit organization based in Asheville North Carolina, to help fight the battle against childhood hunger. Collect non-perishable food items and bring them to the championship on November 7th.

Mascot Hospital Visit 

The league's mascots will do their best to bring smiles to the faces of children at the local hospital on Friday morning before the basketball action gets underway.

ARC of NC 5K

Get in your morning workout during the Championships and help contribute to a great cause! The second annual Arc of Buncombe County 5K will be held in conjunction with the Downtown Dribble on Saturday morning, March 7. The start and finish of the race will take place at Pack Square. The Arc of Buncombe County is an organization that assists individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.

SoCon Overtime

Join us at the beautiful, historic Grove Arcade on Page Ave, just a block away from the US Cellular Center for SoCon OverTime. A party open to all, SoCon OverTime is an event not to miss, it is a welcome party and pep rally all rolled into one. SoCon OverTime is a perfect opportunity to take a break from the games and see and taste a little bit of Asheville.The event will feature several of our famous local restaurants and breweries. Trade the tokens you purchase at the door for pints and small bites from some of our favorite eateries and drinking spots, then go back to the US Cellular Center for more basketball or out on the town for more food and fun, either way you win!

Downtown Dribble

Call us crazy, but we are inviting 500 kids to Vance Monument and give them all free t-shirts and basketballs and then everyone is participating in a dribble parade to the US Cellular Center. Participants will also get in free to the men’s basketball session at the US Cellular Center that starts at Noon.

SoCon Theme Days

Opening Day Join us for opening day of the 2015 SoCon Basketball Championships at Kimmel Arena and enjoy special opening day ticket prices. In partnership with Eblen Charities and Hoops Against Hunger, join the fight against childhood hunger by bringing a non-perishable, easy to prepare food item to donate to Hoops Against Hunger. Learn more about this program at www.hoopsagainsthunger.net.

Education Day and Educator Appreciation Night

FREE field trip admission for nearly 3,000 local elementary school students for the 11am game. Education Day is an Asheville SoCon tradition and fan favorite, as it provides a great opportunity to expose the young people in our community to student athletes and high energy collegiate championship play. Local private schools, homeschooling groups and area educators will receive special pricing incentives to attend the afternoon and evening games.

Heroes Day

Special ticket prices are available to first responders, military staff and veterans. In partnership with local fire and law enforcement departments, the concourse will feature a community safety fair. Emergency personnel from several departments will be on hand with Identa-kid kits, McGruff the Crime Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog, information on smoke detectors and family emergency action plans and more. The day will also feature the US Air Force Color Guard and a performance or two by the Asheville Fire Fighter Pipe & Drum band.

Family Day

Special family-pack pricing incentives on tickets and food. Special pricing and activities for local youth sports teams. In partnership with the YMCA, Y staff will offer fun fitness focused activities and games on the concourse throughout the day.

Pack the House

Special "locals only" pricing. Food and beverage specials. A pre-game concert, and a little bit of Asheville on the concourse will make this championship game the place to be on Monday night. Help “pack the house” for the nationally televised Monday night men’s championship game on ESPN2.

Please be sure to visit SoConTravel.com for more information regarding the exciting events and offers that will take place in conjunction with this year’s Southern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.







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VMI (Game #22)







Game Day: Thursday 
Date: January 29, 2015 
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Cameron Hall (5,020), Lexington, VA
Radio: Catamount Sports Network 
TV / Video: SoCon Digital Network








On Thursday, the Cats travel to Lexington, Virginia to meet the Keydets of Virginia Military Institute for the first time on the basketball court, since their return to the Southern Conference.  

The Cats own a 28-21 record over the Keydets all time, and are sporting a two game win streak over VMI, having swept the last two games, the  Keydets were in the SoCon, back in the 2003 season.    

The Keydets are 8-13 overall this season, and own a 4-6 SoCon record, and are coming off a home victory over their biggest rival, The Citadel, 85-75.  The Cats will be playing the Keydets in game two, of a five game home stand for VMI.

In the last couple weeks, the Keydets have have had some roster changes, QJ Peterson is currently on a medical furlough. Peterson ranked second in scoring in the SoCon at 19.6 points per game prior to his departure, forward Tyrell Mason, who played on last season’s team, has rejoined the program effective Jan. 20, and guard Conrad Jenne is no longer on the team’s roster.

The Keydets are averaging a conference high of 82 points per game, while holding opponents to a average of 80.9 points per game.  Without their leading scorer in the lineup, the Keydets were able to utilize a balanced scoring attack last Saturday to beat The Citadel, with five players scoring in double figures. Julian Eleby led VMI’s five double figure scorers with 15 points, while Brian Brown (12), Trey Chapman (11), Tim Marshall (10) and Jordan Weethee (10) all hit double figures as well. A combined 60 personal fouls blown on VMI and the Citadel set a new facility record for fouls called in a single game.

VMI Probable Starters
Junior Guard  - Tim Marshall,  6-3 185 lbs - 11.4 ppg
Senior Guard - Brian Brown,  5-11 185 lbs-  8.8 ppg
Freshman Forward - Fred Iruafemi,  6-6 205 lbs - 3.3 ppg
Sophomore Forward - Trey Chapman, 6-6 205 lbs - 6.7 ppg
Junior Forward  - Phillip Anglade,  6-5 210 lbs - 8.3 ppg


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Basketball: Today in the SoCon (1-25-15)




Sunday, January 25, 2015 
Men's Basketball Games in the Southern Conference.

There are no games today, next scheduled games are on Thursday, 1-29-15. 



Saturday's game results

The Citadel  at VMI -
VMI's Julian Eleby scored 15 points off the bench, including hitting 10 of 13 at the free throw line, to lead the Keydets to an 85-75 win over The Citadel on Saturday.
Attendance: 2,641 

Allen at Furman -
Furman's Stephen Croone scored 20 points, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, Geoff Beans added 12 -- all 3s as the Paladins rolled over NAIA member Allen University 82-46 on Saturday.
Attendance: 921 

UNCG at Chattanooga -
Chattanooga's Justin Tuoyo had 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to lead the Mocs to a 81-72 victory over UNCG on Saturday night.
Attendance: 4,177 

Western Carolina at Samford -
Samford's Darius Jones-Gibson scored 19 points and had 4 steals to lead the Bulldogs to a 78-72 victory over Western Carolina.
Attendance: 1,231
ETSU at Wofford -
Wofford's Karl Cochran scored 14 points with five assists as the Terriers held on to beat ETSU 72-64 on Saturday night.
Attendance: 1,907

Current SoCon Standings -
1.  (tie)  Chattanooga 7-1
1.  (tie)  Wofford 7-1
3.  Mercer 6-2
4.  ETSU  6-4
5.  Western Carolina 4-5
6.  (tie)  Furman 3-5
6,  (tie)  VMI  4-6
8.  (tie)  The Citadel  3-6
9.  UNCG  2-6
10. Samford  2-8

Conference RPI  (RealTimeRPI.com)
CAA - 19
Sun Belt - 20
OVC - 23
Southern - 25
Big South - 26
A-Sun - 30

SoCon vs. the Field
CAA........... 0-6
Sun Belt...... 2-1
OVC.............3-1
Big South....10-4
A-Sun...........1-8

SoCon out of conference record: 34 - 62


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Basketball: Today in the SoCon (1-24-15)




Saturday, January 24, 2015 
Men's Basketball Games in the Southern Conference.

There is a full slate (5) of games today (four conference, one out of conference). 



-1:00 pm start time
The Citadel (8-11, 3-5 SoCon) at VMI (7-13, 3-6 SoCon) watch on SoCon Digital Network
Keydets by 10

Allen at Furman (5-13, 3-5 SoCon) watch on SoCon Digital Network
Paladins by 25

-6:00 pm start time
UNCG (6-14, 2-5) at Chattanooga (13-7, 6-1 SoCon) watch on ESPN3
Mocs by 17

-7:00 pm start time
Western Carolina (9-11, 4-4 SoCon) at Samford (8-14, 1-8 SoCon) watch on SoCon Digital Network
Cats by 5

ETSU (12-6, 6-3 SoCon ) at Wofford (15-5, 6-1 SoCon)  watch on SoCon Digital Network
Terriers by 7


Thursday's game results

-VMI at Chattanooga -
Chattanooga's Eric Robertson came off the bench and scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field to lead the Mocs past VMI, 86-64.
Attendance: 3,190

-The Citadel at ETSU -
ETSU's Jalen Riley scored 18 points and added four assists to lead the Bucs to a 70-59 victory over The Citadel on Thursday night.
Attendance: 2,710

-Mercer at Western Carolina -
Western's James Sinclair scored 19 points to lead the Cats to a 60-52 comeback win over Mercer on Thursday night. Western trailed by eight points in the first half, but Sinclair scored seven of the Cats's 10 points to open the second half in a 10-4 run by Western. Mike Brown had 12 points and Rhett Harrelson added 11
Attendance: 1,839

-Furman at Wofford -
Wofford's Karl Cochran sank six 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead Wofford to a 74-49 win over Furman on Thursday night.
Attendance: 1,812

-UNCG at Samford -
Samford's Darius Jones-Gibson led the Bulldogs scoring with 20 points, while a total of five players scored in double figures to give Samford their first conference victory of the season, a 89-78 win over UNCG.
Attendance: 882


Current SoCon Standings -
1.  (tie)  Chattanooga 6-1
1.  (tie)  Wofford 6-1
3.  Mercer 6-2
4.  ETSU  6-3
5.  Western Carolina 3-4
6.  (tie)  Furman 3-5
6.  (tie)  The Citadel  3-5
8,  VMI  3-6
9.  UNCG  2-5
10. Samford  1-8

Conference RPI  (RealTimeRPI.com)
CAA - 19
Sun Belt - 20
OVC - 23
Southern - 25
Big South - 27
A-Sun - 30

SoCon vs. the Field
CAA........... 0-6
Sun Belt...... 2-1
OVC.............3-1
Big South....10-4
A-Sun...........1-8

SoCon out of conference record: 34 - 62


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Samford (Game #21)



Game Day: Saturday
Date: January 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Pete Hanna Center (4,974), Birmingham, AL
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
TV / Video: SoCon Digital Network






All-time, Samford trails the Catamounts, 9-4, however, the Bulldogs own a 4-2 record in games played in Birmingham. Last season, Samford and Western Carolina split the annual home-and-home series with each team winning on its home court.

The Bulldogs have picked up six of their eight wins in Birmingham this season and are coming off a 89-78 win over UNCG on Thursday for their first conference victory of the season, so the Bulldogs are hungry to get that second conference victory. The Bulldogs are 1-6 in their last 7 games.

The Bulldogs are scoring and average of 68 points per game, hitting 43.6% from the field and 67% at the free throw line.  Darius Jones-Gibson is the leading scorer, averaging 11.5 points per game, followed by Tyler Hood with 10.2 points per game.

Samford Probable Starters
Freshman Guard - Christen Cunningham  6-2 185 lbs  -. 9.5 pts.
Junior Guard - Darius Jones-Gibson  6-1 175 lbs  - 11.5 pts.
Freshman Guard - Evan Taylor  6-4 205 lbs - 5.3 pts.
Senior  Forward - Tyler Hood  6-6 210 lbs - 10.2 pts,
Senior Center - Michael Bradley  6-10 250 lbs - 6.1 pts.















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Basketball: Today in the SoCon (1-23-15)




Friday, January 23, 2015 
Men's Basketball Games in the Southern Conference.

There is no games today, but there will be a full slate (5) of games on Saturday (four conference, one out of conference). 



Thursday's game results

-VMI at Chattanooga -
Chattanooga's Eric Robertson came off the bench and scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field to lead the Mocs past VMI, 86-64.
Attendance: 3,190

-The Citadel at ETSU -
ETSU's Jalen Riley scored 18 points and added four assists to lead the Bucs to a 70-59 victory over The Citadel on Thursday night.
Attendance: 2,710

-Mercer at Western Carolina -
Western's James Sinclair scored 19 points to lead the Cats to a 60-52 comeback win over Mercer on Thursday night. Western trailed by eight points in the first half, but Sinclair scored seven of the Cats's 10 points to open the second half in a 10-4 run by Western. Mike Brown had 12 points and Rhett Harrelson added 11
Attendance: 1,839

-Furman at Wofford -
Wofford's Karl Cochran sank six 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead Wofford to a 74-49 win over Furman on Thursday night.
Attendance: 1,812

-UNCG at Samford -
Samford's Darius Jones-Gibson led the Bulldogs scoring with 20 points, while a total of five players scored in double figures to give Samford their first conference victory of the season, a 89-78 win over UNCG.
Attendance: 882


Current SoCon Standings -
1.  (tie)  Chattanooga 6-1
1.  (tie)  Wofford 6-1
3.  Mercer 6-2
4.  ETSU  6-3
5.  Western Carolina 3-4
6.  (tie)  Furman 3-5
6.  (tie)  The Citadel  3-5
8,  VMI  3-6
9.  UNCG  2-5
10. Samford  1-8

Conference RPI  (RealTimeRPI.com)
CAA - 19
Sun Belt - 20
OVC - 24
Southern - 25
Big South - 27
A-Sun - 30

SoCon vs. the Field
CAA........... 0-6
Sun Belt...... 2-1
OVC.............3-1
Big South...10-4
A-Sun...........1-8

SoCon out of conference record: 34 - 62


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Video Recap: Men's Basketball Defeats Mercer




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