Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday's SoCon Basketball results

Wednesday, December 23

The final game before Christmas break, was also the final game of the Gotham Classic.

Western Carolina at Pittsburgh
Pitt's Jamel Artis scored a season-high 29 points as the Panthers needed a late rally to survive an upset bid by Western Carolina with a 79-73 victory Wednesday. The six point win was Pitts closest call to a loss in the four game Gotham Classic. Pitt decimated Davidson 94-69 in Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Rhett Harrelson connected for six 3-pointers to lead Western Carolina with 21 points. Mike Brown scored 13 points and Elijah Pughsley added 11 and Justin Browning chipped in 10. Western Carolina led 61-54 with seven minutes left, but the late Pitt rally overcame the deficit.

The Cats ended the game with a total of 25 personal fouls, sending the Panthers to the charity strip for 33 attempts, where Pitt scored 29 points.  While the Panthers were only charged with a total of 14 personal fouls the entire game, sending the Cats to the line for only 12 attempts, and the Cats scored 9.

A twenty point difference at the free throw line is where the game was given to the Panthers.

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

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