Friday, December 23, 2016

SoCon Daily Basketball Update (12-23-16)



Thursday's Results....... 
Not a very good outing for the conference, going 1-6 on the night. Out of several close games, only Samford pulled out a win.  We missed a great opportunity to improve the overall conference RPI.

Tennessee at ETSU 
The Vol's Detrick Mostella scored a career-high 25 points off the bench as the Volunteers outlasted ETSU 72-68. Desonta Bradford put up 14 points to lead the Bucs.

Furman at Michigan Michigan's Moritz Wagner scored 13 of his 18 points and Zak Irvin put up 16 points, helping Michigan hold off the Paladins in a 68-62 win. Devin Sibley had 16 points to lead Furman.

UNCG at Georgetown
Georgetown's Jessie Govan had a game high 20 points and nine reboundsto lead the Hoyas past UNCG 78-56 on Thursday for the Hoyas' sixth straight victory. RJ White score 14 points to lead the Spartans. Georgetown hit 51% of their field goals while holding the Spartans to 31% shooting.

Charleston at Western Carolina
The Cougar's Joe Chealey hit 3 of 4 from long range as Charleston shot 50% from three-point range to roll over Western Carolina 77-59.  Charleston hit 49% of their free throws, while holding the Catamounts to 36% shooting. Once again the Cats were dominated at the free throw line, as the Cougars made 23 points in their 35 attempts at the line, while the Cats hit 10 of 15 attempts.

La Salle at Mercer
La Salle's Pookie Powell hit a 3-point jumper and added two free throws in the third overtime to give the Explorers a 98-96 the win over Mercer. The Bears' Jordan Strawberry had a game high 31 points.

Wofford at Georgia Tech
Tech's Josh Heath made four free throws in the final five seconds as Georgia Tech hung on for a 76-72 win over Wofford.  Eric Garcia had a game high of 23 points as Ben Lammers led the Yellow Jackets with 19 points.

Florida A&M at Samford
The Bulldogs Triston Chambers had 20 points, including six 3-pointers as Samford cruised to a 83-63 win over Florida A&M.  Desmond Williams scored 20 points to lead the Rattlers.


Standings......
ETSU        9-3
UTC          9-3
UNCG       9-4
Samford     8-4
Furman      7-6
Citadel       7-6
Mercer       5-7
Wofford      5-8
WCU         4-8
VMI          3-7


Conference RPI Standings (WarrenNolan RPII)

10 - CAA

14 - MAAC
15 - Southern Conference
16 - The Summit League

22 - Ohio Valley

25 - Conference USA
26 - Big South

28 - Atlantic Sun


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Friday's games.....
only one game on the Schedule for Friday.

VMI (3-7, 0-5 Away)  at    Dayton (8-3, 5-1 Home)



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