Monday, December 6, 2021

SoCon Basketball Monday (12-6-21)

SoCon Basketball for Monday, December 6, 2021

Monday's Schedule:  Two games on the schedule for Monday evening as Mercer travels to Conway, SC and the Citadel hosts NC Central.  Two more winnable games for a conference on the move up...  "On the Road to Asheville"

7:00 PM ET  - Watch on ESPN+
Mercer (5-4) at Coastal Carolina (4-2)
HTC Center - Conway, SC

7:00 PM ET - Watch on ESPN+
NC Central (3-6) at The Citadel (4-3)
McAlister Field House - Charleston, SC

Sunday's recap of the games:  Another good day for the Southern Conference, winning three of the four games scheduled today.  

-Kennesaw State 52 - Wofford 88
Wofford junior forward B.J. Mack and freshman guard Austin Patterson poured in a pair of career-high 20-point performances, with 24 and 20 points, respectively, to lift Wofford to an 88-62 win over Kennesaw State (3-6) in the Ingles SoCon Game of the Week at the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Wofford finished the contest connecting on 26-of-50 shots from the floor on the day (52%), while forcing 16 Kennesaw State turnovers in return for 23 points. The Terriers finished with nine turnovers, ranking 23rd in the nation for turnover margin (+5.4) heading into the contest.

-Belmont 85 - Samford 73
Despite a career-high 22 points and 13 rebounds from Jermaine Marshall and 22 points and six assists from Ques Glover, the Samford University men's basketball team fell 85-73 to Belmont (7-3) on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Pete Hanna Center. The Bulldogs (6-2) had a huge second half, outscoring Belmont 48-39. Will Richard led the Bruins with 23 points.

-VMI 89 - Seattle  82
VMI's Jake Stephens had 23 points plus 10 rebounds as VMI beat Seattle 89-82 on Sunday. Kamdyn Curfman added 22 points for the Keydets. Sean Conway had 12 points and eight rebounds for VMI (6-4). Honor Huff added 12 points and six assists.

-Chattanooga 85 - Lipscomb 64
The Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team survived a second-half swing in momentum and continued its winning ways on the road following an 85-64 rout over Lipscomb inside Allen Arena on Sunday evening in Nashville, Tennessee. Chattanooga has now won its last 10 non-conference road games dating back to 2019 and improves its season mark to 7-1 following the victory. Lipscomb falls to 5-4 on the year. After leading by 20 at the halftime break, Lipscomb used a 22-6 run to open the second half and cut the deficit to four. Chattanooga responded with a strong finish down the stretch to fend off the comeback effort.

Current Standings after Sunday's Games:
7-1 Chattanooga
7-2 UNCG
6-2 Samford
6-2 Furman
6-3 ETSU
6-3 Wofford
6-4 VMI
4-3 Citadel
5-4 Western Carolina
5-4 Mercer

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