Thursday, January 12, 2017

SoCon Basketball Update (1-12-17)


Wednesday's results......
Two game were scheduled for Wednesday.


The Citadel at Chattanooga
Mocs Topple Bulldogs 83-73 in SoCon Matchup
Johnathan Burroughs-Cook's season-high 20 points led four in double figures in an 83-73 Southern Conference win over The Citadel. Thirteen of the 20 came in the second half. The Mocs held the nation's top scoring team more than 24 points shy of its 97.2 scoring average. It was just the sixth time The Citadel has been limited to less than 75 in a game.
Attendance:  3,143

Mercer at Samford 
Hot-Shooting Mercer Holds on for 68-65 Win at Samford
Mercer tied a season-high 14 3-pointers and Stephon Jelks notched a double-double as Mercer held on for a 68-65 win at Samford Wednesday night. The Bears trailed 31-30 at the break and the teams battled back-and-forth in the second until Jelks sank a 3-pointer that gave the Bears the lead for good, 61-59, with 5:04 to play. A pair of free throws by Wyatt Walker brought Samford to within one, 66-65, with six seconds to play but Rashad Lewis replied for Mercer with two foul shots of his own and Samford's Christen Cunningham missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Attendance:  1,826

Standings......
UTC         4-1 (13-4)
ETSU       3-0 (13-3)
UNCG      3-1 (12-5)
Furman     3-1 (10-7)
Samford   3-2 (12-6)
Citadel      2-4 (9-10)
Wofford    1-3 (6-11)
Mercer     2-3 (8-10)
WCU        0-3 (5-11)
VMI         0-3 (3-11)


Conference RPI Standings (WarrenNolan RPI)
1 - ACC

11 - CAA
12 - Missouri Valley
13 - Sun Belt
14 - Southern

23 - Ohio Valley
24 - Big South
25 - Conference USA
26 - Atlantic Sun


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