Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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SoCon Basketball - Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019





Four games are on the schedule for Thursday evening. Number 3 visits Cullowhee, while number one takes the night off.


Thursday's Games:  

VMI (6-11, 0-5 SoCon) vs  ETSU  (15-4, 5-1 SoCon) 7 pm  ESPN+

The Citadel (9-7, 1-4 SoCon) vs Samford (11-7, 1-4 SoCon)  7:30 pm  ESPN+

UNCG (15-3, 4-1 SoCon)   vs  Western Carolina (5-14, 2-4 SoCon)  7:30 pm  ESPN+

Mercer (6-11, 1-4 SoCon)  vs  Chattanooga (8-10, 3-2 SoCon)  8 pm  ESPN3


Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of Jan. 14, 2019)
#11 Southern Conference
#17 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#20 Atlantic Sun
#22 OVC
#27 Big South


Sagarin Rankings  (Jan 14, 2019)
  53 - Wofford
  77 - ETSU
107 - Furman
119 - UNCG
171 - Samford
181 - Mercer
245 - The Citadel
262 - Chattanooga
303 - Western Carolina
336 - VMI


NCAA NET Rankings     (Jan. 13, 2019)
  32 - Wofford
  62 - ETSU
  54 - Furman
  66 - UNCG
151 - Samford

194 - Mercer
209 - Citadel
255 - Chattanooga
301 - Western Carolina
334 - VMI


This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 1-10-19)

American Athletic .............................................. 1-1
Atlantic Coast .................................................... 0-7
Atlantic Sun ....................................................... 6-1
Big 12 ................................................................ 0-3
Big East ............................................................. 1-1
Big South ..........................................................12-4
Big Ten .............................................................. 0-4
Colonial ............................................................. 7-1
Conference USA ............................................... 2-3
Horizon .............................................................. 1-1
Independent ...................................................... 0-0
Ivy ...................................................................... 0-1
Mid-American .................................................... 0-1
Mid-Eastern Athletic .......................................... 6-0
Missouri Valley .................................................. 1-0
Mountain West .................................................. 1-0
Non-Division I ...................................................23-0
Ohio Valley ........................................................ 6-5
Pac-12 ............................................................... 0-0
Patriot ................................................................ 0-1
Southeastern .................................................... 1-8
Southland .......................................................... 2-0
Southwestern Athletic ....................................... 2-0
Summit .............................................................. 2-0
Sun Belt ............................................................. 2-5
Western Athletic ................................................ 1-0



Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Wofford6 - 014 - 4
ETSU5 - 115 - 4
UNCG4 - 115 - 3
Furman4 - 215 - 3
Chattanooga3 - 2  8 - 10
Western Carolina2 - 4   5 - 14
Samford1 - 4  11 - 7
The Citadel1 - 4   9 - 7
Mercer1 - 4    6 - 11
VMI0 - 5    6 - 11






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Saturday, January 12, 2019

SoCon Basketball - Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019


All 10 teams were in conference action on Saturday.


Saturday's Results:  

Wofford - 90
VMI -76

Western Carolina - 94
The Citadel - 82

Samford  - 75
Chattanooga - 80

ETSU  - 72
Mercer - 68

Furman - 79
UNCG - 89


Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of Jan. 13, 2019)
#11 Southern Conference
#17 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#20 Atlantic Sun
#22 OVC
#27 Big South


Sagarin Rankings  (Jan 12, 2019)
  53 - Wofford
  77 - ETSU
107 - Furman
119 - UNCG
171 - Samford
181 - Mercer
245 - The Citadel
262 - Chattanooga
303 - Western Carolina
336 - VMI


NCAA NET Rankings     (Jan. 11, 2019)
  33 - Wofford
  55 - Furman
  57 - ETSU
  89 - UNCG
134 - Samford
175 - Citadel
192 - Mercer
276- Chattanooga
301 - Western Carolina
334 - VMI



This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 1-10-19)

American Athletic .............................................. 1-1
Atlantic Coast .................................................... 0-7
Atlantic Sun ....................................................... 6-1
Big 12 ................................................................ 0-3
Big East ............................................................. 1-1
Big South ..........................................................12-4
Big Ten .............................................................. 0-4
Colonial ............................................................. 7-1
Conference USA ............................................... 2-3
Horizon .............................................................. 1-1
Independent ...................................................... 0-0
Ivy ...................................................................... 0-1
Mid-American .................................................... 0-1
Mid-Eastern Athletic .......................................... 6-0
Missouri Valley .................................................. 1-0
Mountain West .................................................. 1-0
Non-Division I ...................................................23-0
Ohio Valley ........................................................ 6-5
Pac-12 ............................................................... 0-0
Patriot ................................................................ 0-1
Southeastern .................................................... 1-8
Southland .......................................................... 2-0
Southwestern Athletic ....................................... 2-0
Summit .............................................................. 2-0
Sun Belt ............................................................. 2-5
Western Athletic ................................................ 1-0



Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Wofford6 - 014 - 4
ETSU5 - 115 - 4
UNCG4 - 115 - 3
Furman4 - 215 - 3
Chattanooga3 - 2  8 - 10
Western Carolina2 - 4   5 - 14
Samford1 - 4  11 - 7
The Citadel1 - 4   9 - 7
Mercer1 - 4    6 - 11
VMI0 - 5    6 - 11






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WCU Player of the Game - at The Citadel















Purple & Gold's Catamount Co-Players of the Game is Matt Halvorsen and Kameron Gibson


Halvorsen and Gibson both scored team highs of 16 points.

Halvorsen put up 8 points as field goals, hitting two three-pointers and went 8 for 9 at the charity stripe. He pulled down 5 rebounds and had 5 assists.

Gibson hit 6 field goals, hitting 4 of 7 from beyond the arc, he pulled down 4 rebounds, had three assists and two steals. 



















Purple & Gold congratulates both Matt Halvorsen and Kameron Gibson on their accomplishments in the Citadel game.


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Cats win in Charleston, 94-82


SoCon Basketball - Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019


All 10 teams are on the schedule for Saturday.


Saturday's Games:  

Wofford (13-4, 5-0 SoCon)  at  VMI (6-10, 0-4 SoCon)   1 pm   ESPN+

Western Carolina (4-14, 1-4 SoCon ) at The Citadel (9-6, 1-3 SoCon)  1 pm  ESPN+

Samford (11-6, 1-3 SoCon)  at  Chattanooga (7-10, 2-2 SoCon)  4:30 pm  ESPN3

ETSU  (14-4, 4-1 SoCon)  at  Mercer (6-10, 1-3 SoCon)    4:30 pm  ESPN3

Furman (15-2, 4-1 SoCon)  at  UNCG (14-3, 3-1 SoCon)  5:00 pm  ESPN3


Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of Jan. 11, 2019)
#11 Southern Conference
#16 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#20 Atlantic Sun
#23 OVC
#28 Big South


Sagarin Rankings  (Jan 10, 2019)
  50 - Wofford
  77 - ETSU
103 - Furman
122 - UNCG
166 - Samford
177 - Mercer
222 - The Citadel
275 - Chattanooga
317 - Western Carolina
335 - VMI


NCAA NET Rankings     (Jan. 10, 2019)
  33 - Wofford
  55 - Furman
  58 - ETSU
  88 - UNCG
134 - Samford
175 - Citadel
192 - Mercer
275- Chattanooga
301 - Western Carolina
334 - VMI



This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 1-10-19)

American Athletic .............................................. 1-1
Atlantic Coast .................................................... 0-7
Atlantic Sun ....................................................... 6-1
Big 12 ................................................................ 0-3
Big East ............................................................. 1-1
Big South ..........................................................12-4
Big Ten .............................................................. 0-4
Colonial ............................................................. 7-1
Conference USA ............................................... 2-3
Horizon .............................................................. 1-1
Independent ...................................................... 0-0
Ivy ...................................................................... 0-1
Mid-American .................................................... 0-1
Mid-Eastern Athletic .......................................... 6-0
Missouri Valley .................................................. 1-0
Mountain West .................................................. 1-0
Non-Division I ...................................................23-0
Ohio Valley ........................................................ 6-5
Pac-12 ............................................................... 0-0
Patriot ................................................................ 0-1
Southeastern .................................................... 1-8
Southland .......................................................... 2-0
Southwestern Athletic ....................................... 2-0
Summit .............................................................. 2-0
Sun Belt ............................................................. 2-5
Western Athletic ................................................ 1-0



Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Wofford5 - 013 - 4
Furman4 - 115 - 2
ETSU4 - 114 - 4
UNCG3 - 114 - 3
Chattanooga2 - 27 - 10
Samford1 - 311 - 6
The Citadel1 - 39 - 6
Mercer1 - 36 - 10
Western Carolina1 - 44 - 14
VMI0 - 46 - 10
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SoCon Basketball - Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019





Four games are on the schedule for Thursday night,  The big game for the night is between the two undefeated teams (Wofford and UNCG) facing each other in Greensboro.



Thursday's Games:  

Furman (14-2, 3-1 SoCon)  .vs. VMI (6-9, 0-3 SoCon) 7 pm ESPN3

Wofford (12-4, 4-0 SoCon)  .vs  UNCG (14-2, 3-0 SoCon) 7 pm ESPN3

ETSU (13-4, 3-1 SoCon)  . vs  The Citadel (9-5, 1-2 SoCon) 7 pm ESPN+

Western Carolina (4-13, 1-3 SoCon)  .vs  Mercer (5-10, 0-3 SoCon) 7 pm ESPN+




Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of Jan. 8, 2019)
#13 Southern Conference
#16 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#19 Atlantic Sun
#23 OVC
#27 Big South


Sagarin Rankings  (Jan 8, 2019)

  62 - Wofford
  84 - ETSU
107 - UNCG
112 - Furman
164 - Samford
173 - Mercer
212 - The Citadel
278 - Chattanooga
319 - Western Carolina
334 - VMI



NCAA NET Rankings     (Jan. 7, 2019)
  42 - Wofford
  64 - Furman
  65 - UNCG
  69 - ETSU
134 - Samford
161 - Citadel
190 - Mercer
266- Chattanooga
293 - Western Carolina
333 - VMI



This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 12-24-18)

American Athletic .............................................. 1-1
Atlantic Coast .................................................... 0-7
Atlantic Sun ....................................................... 6-1
Big 12 ................................................................ 0-3
Big East ............................................................. 1-1
Big South ..........................................................12-4
Big Ten .............................................................. 0-4
Colonial ............................................................. 7-1
Conference USA ............................................... 2-3
Horizon .............................................................. 1-1
Independent ...................................................... 0-0
Ivy ...................................................................... 0-1
Mid-American .................................................... 0-1
Mid-Eastern Athletic .......................................... 6-0
Missouri Valley .................................................. 1-0
Mountain West .................................................. 1-0
Non-Division I ...................................................23-0
Ohio Valley ........................................................ 6-5
Pac-12 ............................................................... 0-0
Patriot ................................................................ 0-1
Southeastern .................................................... 1-8
Southland .......................................................... 2-0
Southwestern Athletic ....................................... 2-0
Summit .............................................................. 2-0
Sun Belt ............................................................. 2-5
Western Athletic ................................................ 1-0



Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Wofford4 - 012 - 4
UNCG3 - 014 - 2
Furman3 - 114 - 2
ETSU3 - 113 - 4
Chattanooga2 - 27 - 10
The Citadel1 - 29 - 5
Samford1 - 311 - 6
Western Carolina1 - 34 - 13
VMI0 - 36 - 9
Mercer0 - 35 - 10



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Monday, January 7, 2019

Freshman All-America - Ronald Kent Jr.


Western Carolina freshman DB Ronald Kent Jr. collected his second Freshman All-America honors following the 2018 season, landing on Phil Steele’s 2018 FCS Freshman All-America team, selected and released by Phil Steele Magazine.
It is the second consecutive year that WCU has had a Freshman All-America selection from the Phil Steele Magazine as TE Owen Cosenke earned the nod a year ago. It also marks the second postseason Freshman All-America honor for Kent who was also dubbed first-team by HERO Sports back in mid-December.




Sunday, January 6, 2019

SoCon Basketball - Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019



All 10 SoCon teams were in conference action on Saturday.




Saturday's Games:

UNCG - 71
VMI - 68
LEXINGTON, Va. -- UNCG's Francis Alonso made a 3-pointer with 51 seconds left to break a tie and UNC Greensboro remained undefeated in Southern Conference play, defeating VMI 71-68 on Saturday.


Samford - 69
Western Carolina - 76
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Western's Onno Steger scored a career-high 23 points as the Cats picked up their first conference win, beating Samford 76-69 on Saturday. Steger was 9 of 14 from the field including five from distance for the Catamounts (4-13, 1/3 Southern Conference). Kameron Gibson added 20 points and five assists, Carlos Dotson had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Matt Halvorsen had 10 points.



Chattanooga - 70
ETSU  - 96
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- ETSU's Tray Boyd III came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and score 19 points as the Bucs shot 61 percent from the floor and cruised to a 96-70 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday in Johnson City.



The Citadel - 85
Furman  - 101
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's Matt Rafferty scored a career-high 28 points as the Paladins rolled past The Citadel 101-85 on Saturday, handing the Bulldogs their third straight loss.


Mercer 
Wofford 
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Wofford's Fletcher Magee passed Stephen Curry for the SoCon record of career 3-pointers with a key jumper late in the game, helping Wofford beat Mercer 78-74 on Saturday night. Magee had three crucial 3-pointers in the final six minutes. His record-breaker (415) was the last, making it 76-72 with 38 seconds to go.




Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of Jan. 5, 2019)
#14 Southern Conference
#15 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#20 Atlantic Sun
#21 OVC
#27 Big South


NCAA NET Rankings     (Jan. 3, 2019)
   40 - Wofford
   51 - UNCG
   66 - ETSU
   75 - Furman
104 - Samford
165 - Citadel
192 - Mercer
265- Chattanooga
321 - Western Carolina
332 - VMI



This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 12-24-18)

American Athletic .............................................. 1-1
Atlantic Coast .................................................... 0-7
Atlantic Sun ....................................................... 6-1
Big 12 ................................................................ 0-3
Big East ............................................................. 1-1
Big South ..........................................................12-4
Big Ten .............................................................. 0-4
Colonial ............................................................. 7-1
Conference USA ............................................... 2-3
Horizon .............................................................. 1-1
Independent ...................................................... 0-0
Ivy ...................................................................... 0-1
Mid-American .................................................... 0-1
Mid-Eastern Athletic .......................................... 6-0
Missouri Valley .................................................. 1-0
Mountain West .................................................. 1-0
Non-Division I ...................................................23-0
Ohio Valley ........................................................ 6-5
Pac-12 ............................................................... 0-0
Patriot ................................................................ 0-1
Southeastern .................................................... 1-8
Southland .......................................................... 2-0
Southwestern Athletic ....................................... 2-0
Summit .............................................................. 2-0
Sun Belt ............................................................. 2-5
Western Athletic ................................................ 1-0



Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Wofford4 - 012 - 4
UNCG3 - 014 - 2
Furman3 - 114 - 2
ETSU3 - 113 - 4
Chattanooga2 - 27 - 10
The Citadel1 - 29 - 5
Samford1 - 311 - 6
Western Carolina1 - 34 - 13
VMI0 - 36 - 9
Mercer0 - 35 - 10



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Samford Post-Game Comments

Saturday, January 5, 2019

WCU Player of the Game - Samford


















Purple & Gold's Catamount Player of the Game is junior Onno Steger


Onno Steger scored a career-high 23 points as the Cats defeated Samford 76-69 on Saturday afternoon at the Ramsey Center.  He tied his career-high of five 3-pointers and made a career-best nine field goals.

Steiger hit five 3-pointers, had three rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals in 36 minutes of playing time.








Purple & Gold congratulates Onno Steger on his accomplishments in the Samford game.

















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SoCon Basketball - Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019



All 10 SoCon teams play in conference games on Saturday.




Saturday's Games:

UNCG (13-2, 2-0 SoCon) at  VMI (6-8, 0-2 SoCon)  1 pm   ESPN+

Samford (11-5, 1-2 SoCon) at  Western Carolina (3-13, 0-3 SoCon)  2 pm   ESPN+

Chattanooga (7-9, 2-1 SoCon) at  ETSU (12-4, 2-1 SoCon)  4 pm   ESPN+

The Citadel (9-4, 1-1 SoCon) at  Furman (13-2, 2-1 SoCon)   4 pm   ESPN3

Mercer (5-9, 0-2 SoCon) at  Wofford (11-4, 3-0 SoCon)  7 pm    ESPN3



Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of Jan. 5, 2019)
#14 Southern Conference
#16 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#19 Atlantic Sun
#21 OVC
#27 Big South


NCAA NET Rankings     (Jan. 3, 2019)
  40 - UNCG
  52 - Wofford
  66 - ETSU
  76 - Furman
105 - Samford
165 - Citadel
192 - Mercer
265- Chattanooga
322 - Western Carolina
332 - VMI



This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 12-24-18)

American Athletic .............................................. 1-1
Atlantic Coast .................................................... 0-7
Atlantic Sun ....................................................... 6-1
Big 12 ................................................................ 0-3
Big East ............................................................. 1-1
Big South ..........................................................12-4
Big Ten .............................................................. 0-4
Colonial ............................................................. 7-1
Conference USA ............................................... 2-3
Horizon .............................................................. 1-1
Independent ...................................................... 0-0
Ivy ...................................................................... 0-1
Mid-American .................................................... 0-1
Mid-Eastern Athletic .......................................... 6-0
Missouri Valley .................................................. 1-0
Mountain West .................................................. 1-0
Non-Division I ...................................................23-0
Ohio Valley ........................................................ 6-5
Pac-12 ............................................................... 0-0
Patriot ................................................................ 0-1
Southeastern .................................................... 1-8
Southland .......................................................... 2-0
Southwestern Athletic ....................................... 2-0
Summit .............................................................. 2-0
Sun Belt ............................................................. 2-5
Western Athletic ................................................ 1-0



Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Wofford3 - 011 - 4
UNCG2 - 013 - 2
Furman2 - 113 - 2
ETSU2 - 112 - 4
Chattanooga2 - 17 - 9
The Citadel1 - 19 - 4
Samford1 - 211 - 5
VMI0 - 26 - 8
Mercer0 - 25 - 9
Western Carolina0 - 33 - 13

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