Thursday, December 6, 2018

SoCon Basketball - Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018



It was not a good night for SoCon basketball Wednesday night, as the SoCon lost all three Division I games (2 ACC & 1 C-USA), winning only against a Division III team.

Only one game is on the schedule for Thursday.


Wednesday's games - 

VMI - 89
#15 Virginia Tech - 89
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech's Justin Robinson scored 18 points as Virginia Tech rolled past the VMI 89-68 on Wednesday night. Robinson hit a trio of 3-pointers for the Hokies  The Hokies turned up the defense against the Keydets, using their length against a smaller team to limit them to eight field goals in the first half. The Hokies broke open a close game midway through the first half when it went on a 13-0 run. P.J. Horne and Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored four points each in that span, and then Jonathan Kabongo finished the run with a corner 3 that gave the Hokies a 30-13 lead with 8:11 left in the half. The Hokies led 42-21 at halftime and never were threatened.


Western Carolina - 67
NC State - 100
RALEIGH, N.C. -- State's Devon Daniels scored 21 points to lead the Wolfpack over Western Carolina, 100-67 on Wednesday night. Freshman Jericole Hellems added a season-high 16 points for the Wolfpack in their only scheduled home game of the season at Reynolds Coliseum. Blake Harris scored a career-high 15 points and Torin Dorn had 12 points for  State. The Wolfpack shot 54 percent from the field and made 11 of 23 3-point tries. They led 45-33 at halftime and pulled away by scoring the first 12 points of the second half. Carlos Dotson led Western Carolina with 19 points and 11 rebounds.


Mercer -  64
Florida Atlantic - 68
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Flordia Atlantic's Jailyn Ingram scored 22 points to lead the Owls over Mercer 68-64, on Wednesday night. Richardson Maitre added 14 points and Anthony Adger 10 while Jaylen Sebree had six assists to go with eight points. The Owls were only 6 of 26 from the arc but the Bears were worse at only 2 of 17. Jaylen Stowe led Mercer with 16 points and eight rebounds, Ethan Stair added 15 points and five steals, Djordje Dimitrijevic 12 points and Cory Kilby 10. Mercer rallied from a 12-point deficit on a 14-3 run to get within one point with 1:21 remaining, but Ingram hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left, and then the Owls hit five free throws to seal the win.


Johnson & Wales - 93
The Citadel - 127
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Bulldogs' Zane Najdawi scored 23 points to lead the Citadel over  Division III Johnson & Wales 127-93 on Wednesday night. Najdawi hit 10-for-12 from the field and Lew Stallworth finished with 19 points and tied a career-high 10 assists. The Citadel led 64-44 at intermission and were not challenged in the second half. Hobson led the Wildcats with 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Majerle Poole scored 22 with five boards and Zyrion Wilkins scored 13.


Today's game -

Kentucky Christian at Wofford (6-3, 4-2 home)



This season's SoCon out-of-conference record:  (as of 12-4-18)
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 ............................................................... 3-2
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 .....................................................21-0
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 12-5-18)
#8  Southern Conference
#17 Sun Belt
#18 CAA
#22 Atlantic Sun
#25 OVC
#27 Big South


NCAA NET Rankings
39 - Furman
54 - Wofford
56 - UNCG
81 - ETSU
91 - Citadel
111 - Samford
138 - Mercer
280 - Western Carolina
286 - Chattanooga
308 - VMI



Conference Standings

Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
Furman1 - 09 - 0
The Citadel1 - 07 - 2
Wofford1 - 06 - 3
Samford0 - 07 - 2
UNCG0 - 07 - 2
VMI0 - 05 - 5
Chattanooga0 - 04 - 5
ETSU0 - 17 - 3
Mercer0 - 14 - 5
Western Carolina0 - 12 - 8



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