Sunday, December 5, 2021

SoCon Basketball Sunday (12-5-21)

SoCon Basketball for Sunday, December 4, 2021

But First - Saturday's recap of the games:  Another good day for Southern Conference basketball, with three wins and no losses today.  Mercer has a big win over a Georgia State, while Western took care of business in Spartanburg, pulling off a 5 point win over the Spartans, while ETSU easily took care of Lenior Rhyne......"On the Road to Asheville"

-Georgia State 77 - Mercer 83 
Mercer (5-4, 0-0 SoCon) and Georgia State met for the 86th time today. GSU has faced the Bears more times than any other opponent in program history. James Glisson III came off the bench to score a career-high 25 points as Mercer beat Georgia State 83-77 on Saturday. Glisson sank 10 of 14 shots from the floor and blocked three shots for the Bears (5-4). Jalen Johnson pitched in with 19 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks. Felipe Haase added 13 points and Kamar Robertson grabbed eight rebounds.;

-Western Carolina 78 -  South Carolina Upstate 73
Nicholas Robinson scored 14 points and Travion McCray scored 12 and distributed eight assists and Western Carolina beat South Carolina Upstate 78-73 on Saturday. Western Carolina outscored South Carolina Upstate 10-2 in the final 3:19 to earn the win. The Catamounts (5-4) were aided with 34 points from its reserves as Marcus Banks and Marvin Price each scored 11. Marlow Gilmore also grabbed 11 rebounds off the bench.

-Lenoir Rhyne 66 - ETSU 90
The ETSU men’s basketball team delivered head coach Desmond Oliver a victory on his birthday. Four Buccaneers scored in double figures, including Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) netting a season-high 19 points and Charlie Weber (Owings, Md.) pouring in a career-high 17, as ETSU routed Lenoir-Rhyne, 90-66, on Saturday night inside Freedom Hall.

Current Standings after Saturday's Games:

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


Sunday's Schedule:   Four games on the SoCon out of conference schedule for Sunday, another sweep would really help the Conference RPI and NET.  

2:00 PM ET - Watch on ESPN+
Kennesaw State (3-5) at Wofford (5-3) 
Richardson Indoor Stadium - Spartanburg, SC

3:00 PM ET - Watch on ESPN+
Belmont (6-3) at Samford (6-1)
Hanna Center - Birmingham, AL

4:00 PM ET - Watch on ESPN+
VMI (5-4) at Seattle U (7-1)
Red Hawk Center - Seattle, WA

5:00 PM ET - Watch on ESPN+
Chattanooga (6-1) at Lipscomb (5-3)
Allen Arena - Nashville, TN

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