Saturday, December 8, 2018

SoCon Basketball - Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018




The SoCon picked up a good out of conference win today in the only game played on Thursday night as the Spartans beat the Phoenix by one in Elon.

Four games are on the schedule for Saturday, all out-of-conference games.  More opportunities for the SoCon to better the conference RPI.  Check the schedules Saturday, as inclement weather may interfere with some games.



Friday's game recap - 

UNCG - 75
Elon  - 74
ELON, N.C. -- The Spartan's Francis Alonso scored 20 points and Demetrius Troy made the go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds remaining as UNCG survived the Elon Phoenix 75-74 on Friday night. Kyrin Galloway added 14 for UNCG as Tyler Seibring scored the game-high 26 points for Elon. The Phoenix led 71-65 with just over 3 minutes remaining before Galloway scored eight straight points and the Spartans led 73-71going into the final two minutes. Seibring's 3-pointer put Elon back ahead 74-73 with 49 seconds left. After Troy's jumper put the Spartans up 75-74, Sebring missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left, Troy grabbed the rebound and time ran out.



Today's games -

Western Carolina (2-8, 0-5 Away)  at  UNC Asheville (1-7, 1-1 Home)   1 pm  ESPN+

Georgia Southern (5-2, 0-1 Away)  at  Mercer (4-5, 4-0 Home)    4 pm   ESPN3

UT Martin (3-3, 0-3 Away)  at  ETSU (7-3, 5-0 Home)   4 pm   ESPN+

#25 Furman (9-0, 4-0 Away)  at  South Carolina Upstate (2-7, 1-1 Home)   4:30 pm  ESPN+



This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 12-6-18)
American Athletic ................................................1-1
Atlantic Coast ..................................................... 0-7
Atlantic Sun ........................................................ 4-1
Big 12 ..................................................................0-3
Big East ...............................................................1-1
Big South ............................................................ 6-1
Big Ten .................................................................0-1
Colonial ............................................................... 4-2
Conference USA ................................................. 2-3
Horizon ............................................................... 1-1
Independent ........................................................ 0-0
Ivy ....................................................................... 0-0
Mid-American ...................................................... 0-0
Mid-Eastern Athletic ............................................ 4-0
Missouri Valley .................................................... 1-0
Mountain West .................................................... 0-0
Non-Division I .....................................................22-0
Ohio Valley .......................................................... 4-3
Pac-12 ................................................................. 0-0
Patriot .................................................................. 0-1
Southeastern ....................................................... 1-3
Southland ............................................................ 1-0
Southwestern Athletic ......................................... 1-0
Summit ................................................................ 2-0
Sun Belt ............................................................... 1-3
Western Athletic .................................................. 1-0


Conference RPI  - RealTime RPI   (as of 12-7-18)
#8  Southern Conference
#19 Sun Belt
#21 CAA
#22 Atlantic Sun
#27 OVC
#28 Big South


NCAA NET Rankings     (12-7-18)
33 - Furman
61 - Wofford
77 - UNCG
87 - ETSU
97 - Samford
107 - Citadel
164 - Mercer
292 - Western Carolina
300 - Chattanooga
307 - VMI


Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Furman1 - 09 - 0
The Citadel1 - 07 - 2
Wofford1 - 07 - 3
Samford0 - 07 - 2
UNCG0 - 08 - 2
VMI0 - 05 - 5
Chattanooga0 - 04 - 5
ETSU0 - 17 - 3
Mercer0 - 14 - 5
Western Carolina0 - 12 - 8



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