Friday, December 30, 2022

Game #15 - Furman

Who: Furman Paladins
When: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: Cullowhee, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
    -announcer: Gary Ayers (PxP)
TV/video: ESPN+
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
Nickname: Paladins
Colors: Purple & White
Students: 2,662
Mascot: Paladins

Head Coach: Bob Richey is in his sixth season as head coach of the Furman men’s basketball team and 12th overall with the program.
Richey' record vs. WCU: 10-0
Gray's record vs. UNCG: 0-2

Furman's current record: 10-4 overall, 7-1 home, 1-1 away, 2-2 neutral, 1-0 SoCon
Furman's last season's record: 22-12 overall, 12-3 home, 8-8 away, 12-6 SoCon

The Series: The Cats are 29-52 overall vs. the Paladins, and are 20-17 in games played in Cullowhee. However the Cats are on a 12-game losing streak and last won in Cullowhee in Feb. 27, 2016.

The Paladins are coming off an 85-62 victory over VMI to open their SoCon season. Furman was the preseason favorite to win the 2022-23 Southern Conference men’s basketball title in polling of the league’s 10 men’s basketball coaches and media.

SoCon Basketball for Saturday, December 31, 2022

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Saturday's schedule has a full slate of SoCon games, with all 10 teams on the court. This will be the second conference game for each school and should start the separation process of the top teams from the rest. The only game with two conference unbeaten teams is the Samford at the Citadel game, on "The Road to Asheville"

1:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Samford (7-7, 1-0 Southern) at The Citadel (6-7, 1-0 Southern) 
McAlister Field House - Charleston, SC

1:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+ 
ETSU (5-9, 1-0 Southern) at VMI (5-9, 0-1 Southern) 
Cameron Hall - Lexington, VA

2:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+ 
Chattanooga (8-6, 0-1 Southern) at Mercer (7-7, 0-1 Southern) 
Hawkins Arena - Macon, GA
00 PM - Watch on ESPN+ 
UNCG (7-7, 1-0 Southern) at Wofford (8-6, 0-1 Southern) 
Richardson Indoor Stadium - Spartanburg, SC

4:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+ 
Furman (10-4, 1-0 Southern) at Western Carolina (7-7, 0-1 Southern) 
Ramsey Center - Cullowhee, NC


Highlights from Thursday's games:
UNCG  72 -  Western Carolina 47
Western Carolina was completely dominated in the opening of Southern Conference play, the Cats have not beaten UNCG in Cullowhee since January of 2016, that's seven straight defeats in Cullowhee by the Spartans. In today's game, Western Carolina had two players finish in double figures but cold shooting in the second half ultimately proved to be the Catamounts' undoing in a 72-47 loss to UNCG in the Southern Conference opener for both squads. UNCG improves to 7-7 and 1-0 while WCU drops to 7-7 and 0-1. Tyzhaun Claude led WCU with 13 points and was joined in double figures by Vonterius Woolbright with 10 points. Claude snagged a team-best seven rebounds while Woolbright distributed four assists. The Spartans finished the game 26-for-53 (49.1 percent) from the field, 7-for-16 (43.8 percent) behind the 3-point line, and 13-for-20 (65 percent) at the free throw line. WCU shot a season-low 20 percent from the field, going 12-for-60. 
VMI 62 -  Furman  85
Marcus Foster tallied a career-high 23 points and added eight rebounds to lead Furman to an 85-62 victory over VMI in the Southern Conference men's basketball opener for both schools Thursday night at Timmons Arena. The redshirt-junior connected on 8-of-15 shots, including 7-of-12 behind the arc, and dished out two assists without committing a turnover as the Paladins improved to 10-4 overall and 1-0 in the league with their third consecutive victory. VMI slipped to 5-9 overall and 0-1 in the SoCon.

ETSU  73 -  Wofford  71
A new season meant a new look for the Buccaneers. After dropping its last five games by a combined 14 points, the ETSU men’s basketball team flipped the script in Thursday’s Southern Conference opener. Behind a 20-point performance by Justice Smith and Jordan King scoring his 1,000th career point, the Buccaneers got a final stop by Josh Taylor in the final seconds, carrying ETSU to a 73-71 win at Wofford inside Richardson Indoor Stadium. The Bucs, led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but saw the Terriers charge back to tie things up at 65; however, King stepped up with back-to-back threes – the final resulting in the milestone bucket – and the Blue and Gold never relinquished the lead. After Wofford got the ball back following a traveling call on King with four seconds left, Jackson Sivills was fed the rock in the paint but Taylor defended the play to perfection as the Buccaneer forward never let him get a shot off as time expired sending the Buccaneer faithful into a frenzy.

Chattanooga  68 - The Citadel 76
The Citadel shot 62.5 percent from the floor in the second half to run past Chattanooga, 76-68, in the Southern Conference opener for both teams Thursday evening inside McAlister Field House. The Citadel went 15-of-24 from the field, including 7-of-9 from beyond the arc in the second half. On the flip side, the Bulldogs held the Mocs to just 13-of-33 in the game's final 20 minutes. The Bulldogs finished the game 19-of-22 from the free-throw line, including 13-of-14 in the second half.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Thursday, December 29, 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022

After conference opening day Wednesday, the remaining eight SoCon teams take to the court today.  The Spartans travel to Cullowhee, VMI is in Traveler's Rest, the Bucs visit Spartanburg and the Mocs make a visit to the SC Lowcountry, on "The Road to Asheville".

2:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
#6 UNCG (6-7, 0-0 Southern) at #4 Western Carolina (7-6, 0-0 Southern)
Ramsey Regional Activity Center - Cullowhee, NC

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
#9 VMI (5-8, 0-0 Southern) at #1 Furman (9-4, 0-0 Southern)
Timmons Arena - Travelers Rest, SC

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
#10 ETSU (4-9, 0-0 Southern) at #2 Wofford (8-5, 0-0 Southern)
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium - Spartanburg, SC

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
#2 Chattanooga (8-5, 0-0 Southern) at #8 The Citadel (5-7, 0-0 Southern)
McAlister Field House - Charleston, SC

(*this week's conference rankings listed are based on overall game records)


Wednesday's recap:

Mercer 69 - Samford 78
The Samford Bulldogs (7-7, 1-0 SoCon) drained a season-high 13 threes while finishing 57 percent from beyond the arc (13-23) against the Mercer Bears. Jermaine Marshall knocked down a career-best five treys on seven attempts while Nathan Johnson sank four of seven shots from downtown in a 14-point performance.  Marshall and Logan Dye combined for 48 points while Jaron Rillie distributed 10 assists to help guide the Samford Men's Basketball team to a 78-69 win over Mercer to open Southern Conference play on Wednesday. The Bulldogs used a 54 percent (14-26) shooting effort in the second half to finish the night with a clip of 50 percent (26-52) while also knocking down 13 of 17 free throws in the contest.

Samford did not look like a team that had lost seven straight games.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

This season's Southern Conference schedule tips off on Wednesday night when the Mercer Bears visit Samford in Birmingham, AL.  A little national exposure on ESPNU never hurts, so I hope both teams play up to expectations, on "The Road to Asheville"

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPNU
Mercer (7-6, 0-0 Southern) at Samford (6-7, 0-0 Southern)
Pete Hanna Center - Homewood, AL


Friday, December 23, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Friday, December 23, 2022

Friday, December 30, 2022

No Southern Conference games are scheduled on Friday or until conference play starts on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.


Here's a recap look at Thursday's non-conference games, two games the SoCon could have (and maybe should have) won, but fell short:

VMI 77 - Fordham 80
The VMI men's basketball team nearly snapped Fordham University's long winning streak Thursday, but the Keydets fell 80-77 in an overtime thriller at Rose Hill Gym. Senior Sean Conway drilled a three-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 68 all and stole the ball in the closing seconds to force overtime. The Rams, winners of 10 straight and 11-1 on the season entering the game, again pulled ahead by three in the closing seconds of overtime and had the ball with under 15 seconds to play. The Keydets forced a turnover and had three chances from downtown to force a second overtime but fell just short.

UNCG 64 -  Eastern Kentucky 68
UNCG men's basketball's Dante Treacy posted a team-high 15 points as the Spartans dropped a Thursday afternoon contest to Eastern Kentucky, 68-64, at Baptist Health Arena. Treacy posted a 4-of-9 effort from the field while shooting 5-of-6 from the foul line. Brown-Jones finished with 12 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul line. He also posted five rebounds. Leyte contributed 10 points, shooting 5-for-7 from field goals. The Spartans shot 42.3 percent from the field for the contest, shooting exactly that percentage in each period. UNCG held a 37-34 advantage on the glass over the Colonels. The game totaled ten ties and 16 lead changes.


Thursday, December 22, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Only two games on the schedule for Thursday, and neither is promising as a win, on "The Road to Asheville". 

12:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
VMI (5-7, 0-5 Away) at Fordham (11-1, 10-0 Home)
Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY

2:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
UNCG (6-6, 1-3 Away) at Eastern Kentucky (6-6, 4-1 Home)
McBrayer Arena in Richmond, KY


A recap of Wednesday's games:

Chattanooga 65 - Georgia 72
Despite leading for nearly 35 minutes, the Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team suffered its second-straight defeat after falling 72-65 on the road to SEC-foe Georgia inside the Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon in Athens, Ga. Following the loss, Chattanooga concludes its non-conference stretch with an 8-5 record. Georgia improves to 9-3 overall and 7-0 at home this season after the victory. Chattanooga took a 33-30 lead into halftime after opening the game with an early 14-6 lead behind a lethal three-point attack. The Mocs held the lead all the way until 9:23 left in the contest before Georgia finished the game on a 17-5 run.

Mercer 82 - Troy 79
For the first time this season, Troy falls in Trojan Arena, 82-79, to Mercer after falling short in the closing minutes on Wednesday evening. A two-game win streak is snapped for the Trojans as their non-conference schedule ends at 8-5. The Bears (7-6) secure their first win at Troy since 1999 to conclude back-to-back wins.

Samford 56 - Belmont 79
The Samford Men's Basketball team wrapped up its nonconference slate with a 79-56 setback at Belmont University on Wednesday evening. 11 Bruins scored as the hosts forced 17 turnovers and scored 40 points in the paint. Five of Samford's six losses coming in had been by one possession or overtime, so a fiercely-contested game against one of the Southern Conference favorites was anticipated.  Belmont shot 59 percent (31-for-53) from the field – including 8-for-13 from 3-point distance in the second half.

ETSU 68 -  LSU 72

For the second straight year, ETSU was looking to head into Christmas with a road win versus a Southeastern Conference foe, but this time around the Buccaneers couldn’t unwrap an early gift. A year removed from taking down Georgia in Athens, ETSU men’s basketball had a chance to win at LSU for the second time in four seasons. Down by two with the ball and 18.9 seconds remaining, Jordan King missed a jumper and the Tigers iced the game with a pair of free throws in the closing seconds, as the Bucs dropped another close contest with a 72-68 decision Wednesday night inside LSU's Maravich Center. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

We have four more non-conference games on the SoCon schedule for Wednesday, the last non-conference game before each of these teams starts conference play next week, on "The Road to Asheville"

3:00 PM    Watch on ESPN+ & SECN+
Chattanooga (8-4, 3-2 Away) at Georgia (8-3, 6-0 Home)
Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA

7:00 PM   Watch on ESPN+
Mercer (6-6, 0-4 Away) at Troy (8-4, 4-0 Home)
Trojan Arena in Troy, AL

7:30 PM   Watch on ESPN+
Samford (6-6, 1-4 Away) at Belmont (7-5, 3-1 Home)
Curb Event Center Arena in Nashville, TN

8:00 PM   Watch on ESPN+  & SECN+
ETSU (4-8, 0-3 Away) at LSU (10-1, 7-0 Home)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA


A recap of Tuesday's games:  

Toccoa Falls 50 - Western Carolina 117
Seven Catamounts scored in double-figures as Western Carolina men's basketball scored a season-high 117 points to close out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 117-50 win over Toccoa Falls on Tuesday afternoon on Ingles Court at the Ramsey Center. WCU improves to 7-6 overall. The game was considered an exhibition for Toccoa Falls. Tyzhaun Claude led the Catamounts with one of two double-doubles for WCU as he tied his career high with 21 points for the second straight game and also snagged 10 rebounds. 

Wofford 67 - Texas A&M 62
Down four points with four minutes to go, the Wofford College men's basketball team used an 8-0 run to take the lead and made clutch free throws in the final minute for a 67-62 win at Texas A&M on Tuesday afternoon at Reed Arena. The Aggies built a 42-32 advantage early in the second half, but the Terriers answered with a 14-2 run to take a 46-44 lead. After trading the lead five more times, Wofford trailed 57-53 with 4:09 left in the game. The Terriers had five points by B.J. Mack and then a three-pointer by Jackson Paveletzke for a 61-57 lead with two minutes left. Jackson Paveletzke was 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the final 19 seconds to secure the victory.

The Citadel 74 - North Carolina Central 82
The Citadel men's basketball team dropped its final non-conference road game of the season, falling 81-74 at NC Central Tuesday night in Durham, North Carolina.  The Citadel got on the board first with a basket from Elijah Morgan, but a 4:42 scoring drought allowed the Eagles to open up a seven-point lead.  After Austin Ash hit a three-pointer to tie the game, the Eagles went on a 12-0 run to take a double-digit lead with just over four minutes to play in the half. The Bulldogs would get as close as eight points as Colby McAllister scored in transition, then found Ash on the wing for a three-pointer. Turnovers continued to be the story as The Citadel turned the ball over 14 times in the first half, leading to 11 NCCU points. The Citadel would pull to within three points on an Elijah Morgan three-pointer, but the Eagles would not allow the Bulldogs to get any closer.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Only three games on the schedule for Tuesday, on "The Road to Asheville"

2:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Toccoa Falls at Western Carolina (6-6, 2-2 Home)
Ramsey Regional Activity Center
Cullowhee, NC

2:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+ SECN+
Wofford (7-5, 0-5 Away) at Texas A&M (6-4, 4-0 Home)
Reed Arena
College Station, TX

7:00 PM - Watch on NCCU Sports Network
The Citadel (5-6, 2-3 Away) at North Carolina Central (5-7, 5-0 Home)
McDougald-McLendon Arena
Durham, NC


A recap of Monday's game:  

Anderson 79  - Furman 106
Sophomore JP Pegues scored a career-high 20 points to lead five Paladins in double figures as Furman topped NCAA Division II Anderson, 106-79, Monday evening at Timmons Arena.  The Paladins (9-4), winners of seven of their last nine games, poured in a season-high 60 second-half points and shot 58% from the field over the final 20 minutes to pull away from the Trojans. Furman forced 18 turnovers, which led to 27 points, and connected on 17 three-pointers for the game.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Game #13: Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles

Who: Toccoa Falls
When: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: Cullowhee, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
  -announcer: : Gary Ayers (PxP)
TV/video: ESPN+
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
Head Coach: Dwayne Felder
Nickname: Screaming Eagles
Colors: Blue and Gold
Students: 1,600
Conference: National Christian College Athletic Association (primarily competing as an independent in the South Region of the Division II level)
The Series: The Cats are 6-0 vs. the Screaming Eagles, all games played in Cullowhee.

This is an exhibition game for Toccoa Falls.

SoCon Basketball for Monday, Dec. 19, 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022

Only one game on the schedule today... 

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Anderson at  Furman (8-4, 5-1 Home)
Timmons Arena
Greenville, SC


Belmont 89 - Chattanooga 73
The Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team saw its six-game win streak snapped in an 83-79 overtime loss to in-state opponent Belmont on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,466 fans inside McKenzie Arena. Following the loss, Chattanooga falls to 8-4 overall this season as they squad faces one more non-conference opponent (Georgia, 12/21) before league action begins. Belmont improves to 7-5 overall following its second victory in as many seasons over UTC. It was a game of missed opportunities for the Mocs after struggling from the free-throw line (12-of-22, 54.5%) and suffering from 18 turnovers that led to a 17-6 disadvantage in points off turnovers. The two teams combined for 15 lead changes and eight different ties while the Bruins held the lead for 29:10.

Warren Wilson 48 -  UNCG 120
The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men's basketball team dominated in a 120-48 record-setting victory over Warren Wilson on Sunday afternoon in Fleming Gym. UNCG made a program-best 45 field goals on the way to the highest single-game scoring output in the school's NCAA Division I history. The 120 points fell two shy of the school standard set December 12, 1983, versus Piedmont Bible College. Senior Keyshaun Langley's season-high 19 points led six Spartans in double-figure scoring. Graduate Keondre Kennedy added 16 points and a career- and game-high 13 rebounds for the Spartans, who got at least four points from each of their available 11 players.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Only two games on the schedule today...

2:00 pm ESPN+
Belmont (6-5,1-3 Away) at Chattanooga (8-3, 5-1 Home)
Chattanooga, Tenn

3:00 PM ESPN+
Warren Wilson at UNCG (5-6, 3-1 Home)
Novant Health Fieldhouse
Greensboro, NC


Saturday's Results

Longwood 75 The Citadel 70
Wofford 107 Montreat 65
Mercer 79 Morehead St 52 South Carolina St 62 Samford 61
Western Carolina 75 Tennessee Tech 65
Furman 72 SFA 70

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Only one game is on the schedule for Wednesday, as the ETSU Bucs host Queens University - Charlotte.  On the "Road to Asheville"

7:00 PM Watch on ESPN+
Queens University (8-2, 2-2 Away)  at  ETSU (4-6, 3-2 Home)
Freedom Hall Civic Center
Johnson City, TN


A recap of Tuesday's games...    The SoCon went 1-3 Tuesday night, with only the Spartans picking up a lone win. VMI, Furman, and The Citadel fell to non-conference foes.

VMI 61 -  American University 69
The VMI basketball team fought its way to contention the entire contest but ultimately fell to host American University by a 69-61 score Tuesday night at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C.

Furman 73 -  NC State 92

Terquavion Smith scored 24 points, Casey Morsell added 17 points and North Carolina State forced a season-high 20 turnovers in a 92-73 victory over Furman on Tuesday night. Morsell scored 12 points in the opening eight minutes, making 3 of 4 3-pointers, to help N.C. State build a 26-10 lead. The Wolfpack led 48-29 at the break after shooting 52% from the field and scoring 15 points off 14 Furman turnovers. Smith led the way with 14 points for the Wolfpack.

Marshall 67 - UNCG 75
Keyshaun Langley had 18 points in UNC Greensboro's 75-67 victory over Marshall on Tuesday night. Langley shot 7 for 13, including 4 for 7 from beyond the arc for the Spartans (5-6). Keondre Kennedy scored 14 points while going 5 of 11 (2 for 5 from distance), and added seven rebounds. Bas Leyte recorded 10 points and was 4 of 9 shooting and 2 of 3 from the free-throw line.

The Citadel 67 - North Carolina 100
Sophomore Jackson Price tied his career-high with 15 points and six rebounds to lead The Citadel in a 100-67 setback at North Carolina Tuesday evening inside the Dean Smith Center. The Bulldogs got on the board first as they moved the ball around on the opening possession and Elijah Morgan knocked down the three-pointer from the top of the key. The Tar Heels used their size down low to open a nine-point lead. The Bulldogs responded with a pair of three-pointers from Jackson Price and a deep triple from Austin Ash to pull within 26-23 with just over eight minutes to play in the first half.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

On Tuesday evening, four games are on the SoCon schedule, with opportunities to improve the conference RPI and their individual NET.  Furman takes on NC State, The Citadel is at Chapel Hill, VMI travels to American University and Marshall visits UNCG. - on the "Road to Asheville". 

6:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
VMI (5-6, 0-4 Away) at American University (7-2, 2-0 Home)
Bender Arena
Washington, DC

6:30 PM  - Watch on ACCN
Furman (7-3, 1-0 Away) at NC State (8-3, 6-1 Home)
PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Marshall (9-13-1Away) at UNCG (4-6, 2-1 Home)
Novant Health Fieldhouse
Greensboro, NC

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN2
The Citadel (5-4, 2-2 Away) at North Carolina (6-4, 5-0 Home)
Dean E. Smith Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Sunday, December 11, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Only one game is on the SoCon calendar for Sunday, as the Bucs travel to Morehead, Kentucky to face Morehead State - on the "Road to Asheville"

2:00 PM Watch on ESPN+
ETSU (4-5, 0-2 Away) at Morehead State (4-5, 4-1 Home)
Ellis T. Johnson Arena
Morehead, KY


A recap of Saturday's games: 
The SoCon went 4-2 on the day with good wins over Radford and Winthrop, and dropped games to GSU, FGCU, & Louisiana.

Johnson University 47 - Chattanooga 97
The Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team featured seven players in double figures as the team upped its winning streak to five games behind a convincing 97-47 victory over NAIA-member Johnson University (TN) on Saturday afternoon inside McKenzie Arena. Following the team's fifth-straight win, Chattanooga improves to 7-3 this season. Johnson falls to 1-13 this season after the loss. A stingy defensive attack allowed the Mocs to take a sizable 43-13 lead into the break after the team held the Royals to a 16.2% (6-of-37) mark from the field including a 5.3% (1-of-19) tally from deep during that span. UTC finished the game shooting 43.8% (32-of-73) from the floor and extended their 12-plus three-pointer streak to five games behind a 12-of-37 (32.4%) effort from deep.

Radford 74 - VMI 77
Hoping for its third straight win overall and second in a row against Division I competition, the VMI basketball team earned a hard-fought 77-74 victory over in-state foe Radford University Saturday afternoon at Cameron Hall. The game was tabbed as a Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer game sponsored by the Go4TheGoal Foundation as the coaching staffs from both teams donned gold laces and sneakers to promote the cause. The Keydets (5-6) snapped Radford's two-game win streak in the series and the Highlanders' overall three-game win streak as Radford falls to 6-4 on the season and 1-4 on the road. VMI defeated Navy last weekend as Saturday's win marked a second straight victory against a Division 1 opponent.

Brevard College 55 - Western Carolina 99 
Vonterius Woolbright scored a career-best 21 points and Marlow Gilmore logged his first double-double of the season as Western Carolina cruised past Brevard 99-55 on Ingles Court at the Ramsey Center on Saturday. WCU improves to 5-6 with the win while Brevard drops to 2-6. Woolbright edged his previous career-best of 20 points set last season at ETSU. The Albany, Ga. native finished 7-for-8 from the field and 7-for-8 at the free throw line while also grabbing nine rebounds. Gilmore tallied a season-best 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his second career double-double. Russell Jones Jr. contributed 14 points while Tyzhaun Claude added 12. 

Wofford 57 - Georgia Southern 70
On Saturday afternoon, the Wofford College men's basketball team was defeated 79-57 by Georgia Southern at Hanner Fieldhouse. The Eagles went on a 15-2 run to end the first half to take a 49-29 lead. Georgia Southern was able to maintain a 20-point lead for most of the second half on the way to the final margin. The Terriers' record moves to 6-5 to start the season, while the Eagles are 6-4 so far this season. B.J. Mack and Messiah Jones led the Terriers with 15 points each. The Eagles had five players score in double figures, led by Jalen Finch with 16 points, and Andrei Savrasov had a game-high seven rebounds.
Winthrop 67 - Furman 82
Jalen Slawson scored a game-high 25 points, including 19 in the second half, to lead Furman to an 82-67 victory over Winthrop in non-conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Timmons Arena. The fifth-year senior from Summerville, S.C., connected on 7-of-9 second half shots and converted on 7-of-8 trips to the foul line on the night to register his season-high 25 points. Fellow fifth-year senior Mike Bothwell netted 10 of his 16 points in the second half and contributed seven assists, while sophomore JP Pegues drained five triples to score 15 points and added a career-best seven rebounds. Junior Garrett Hien rounded out the Paladins' double figure scorers with 11.

Mercer 62 - Florida Gulf Coast 67
The third double-double of the season for Luis Hurtado Jr. could not propel the Mercer men's basketball program to a win against Florida Gulf Coast, falling 67-62 at Alico Arena on Saturday night. The Bears fall to 5-6 on the season. The graduate transfer from Merida, Venezuela posted a career-high 13 rebounds along with a team-high 15 points and five assists. Hurtado Jr. recently tied his career high in rebounds with 12 against Kennesaw State in which he recorded his second double-double of the season. Three other Bears scored in double figures, including Jalyn McCreary in his ninth game with double-digit points this season. McCreary also finished with seven rebounds, one block, and one assist. Kamar Robertson and David Craig each notched 13 points against the Eagles.

Samford (6-4, 1-2 Away) at Louisiana (7-1, 3-0 Home)
The Samford Men's Basketball team dropped to 6-5 on the season with a 75-58 road setback against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (8-1) on Saturday. Jaden Campbell led the Bulldogs with 12 points scored, converting on five of nine field goals. Jaron Rillie registered a season-high 11 points while dishing out a team-high four assists. Bubba Parham accounted for nine points scored while Jermaine Marshall pulled down a team-best seven rebounds. Achor Achor added six points and five rebounds. In total, nine different Bulldogs scored points and seven accounted for a made three-point field goal.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Game #10 - Brevard College Tornados

Who: Brevard College Tornados
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
     -Announcer: : Gary Ayers (PxP)
TV/video: ESPN+
    -Announcers:  Evan Ellis (Play by Play) and Jeff Bryson (Color Analyst)
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
Head Coach: Lee Burgess joined the Brevard College coaching staff in May 2012 and is entering his 11th season at the helm of the Tornados Men's Basketball program entering the 2022-23 season.
    -Record at Upstate: 53-187
    -Career Record: 53-187
Nickname: Tornados
Colors: Royal Blue & White
Students: 767
Location: Brevard, NC
Conference: NCAA Division III – USA South
Brevard's Record: 2-5 overall, 1-3 home, 1-2 away, 0-0 neutral

The Series: Western has a 4-0 record in games played against Brevard. All four games were played during the 1945-47 seasons

Saturday's contest is considered an exhibition game for the NCAA Division III Tornados with WCU joining USC Upstate and UNC Asheville as NCAA Division I opponents for Brevard this season.  Despite only being separated by just 49 miles, the teams haven't met since the 1946-47 season. The Catamounts have won all four previous matchups.

The Catamounts break for exams next week, returning to action on Dec. 17 at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022
While there are no games on the schedule for Friday, seven games are on the SoCon schedule for Saturday, after a two-day break with no games scheduled.  Among the better games on Saturday, Furman travels to Winthrop, Wofford is at GSU and Mercer is at Florida Gulf Coast.  Radford travels to VMI, while Samford is at Louisiana. Two cupcakes are scheduled, with Chattanooga & Western at home with the honors. 

12:00 PM  - Watch on ESPN+
Johnson University at Chattanooga (6-3, 4-1 Home)
McKenzie Arena
Chattanooga, TN

1:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Radford (6-3, 1-3 Away) at VMI (4-6, 4-0 Home)
Cameron Hall
Lexington, VA

3:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Wofford (6-4, 0-4 Away) at Georgia Southern (5-4, 3-1 Home)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse
Statesboro, GA

4:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Brevard College at Western Carolina (4-6, 1-2 Home) 
Ramsey Regional Activity Center
Cullowhee, NC

4:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Winthrop (5-5, 0-3 Away) at Furman (6-3,4-1 Home)
Timmons Arena
Greenville, SC

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Mercer (5-5, 0-3 Away) at Florida Gulf Coast (7-3, 2-0 Home)
Alico Arena
Fort Myers, FL

8:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Samford (6-4, 1-2 Away) at Louisiana (7-1, 3-0 Home)
Lafayette, LA

Thursday, December 8, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

 Thursday, December 8, 2022

No games are on the schedule for Thursday


A recap of Wednesday's games

Western Carolina 64 - Davidson 72
Tre Jackson scored a game-high 21 points to lead Western Carolina, but a second half run by Davidson proved to be the difference in a 72-64 loss to the Wildcats inside John M. Belk Arena on Wednesday. Davidson improves to 7-3 overall while WCU drops to 4-6 on the season. Jackson's 21-point output ties his WCU career-best which he also accomplished in a road win at McNeese State on Nov. 18. Vonterius Woolbright added 15 points followed by Tyzhaun Claude with 12 points, adding a team-best seven rebounds.

Carlow University 67 - VMI 106
Junior Devin Butler nailed seven three-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points Wednesday evening to lead the VMI men's basketball team to a 106-67 win over Carlow University in Cameron Hall. The visiting Celtics kept the game close until the final minutes of the first half. The Keydets closed out the period with a 16-4 run to enter intermission ahead 51-34. The advantage soon was extended to 32 points after VMI outscored the Celtics 26-11 over the first nine minutes of the second half.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


WCU MBB: Game #10 - Davidson Wildcats

Who: Davidson College Wildcats
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: John Belk Arena, Davidson, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network 
TV/video: ESPN+ 
Live Stats: Davidson Live Stats 
Head Coach: Matt McKillop, former Davidson standout and longtime assistant coach, was named the program’s 19th head men’s basketball coach on June 17, 2022.
   -Record at Davidson: 6-3
   -Career Record: 6-3
   -McKillop's record vs. WCU: 0-0
   -Gray's Record vs. Davidson: 0-0
Nickname: Wildcats
Colors: Red & Black
Students: 1,983
Location: Davidson, NC
Conference: A-10 Conference
Davidson's Current Record: 6-3 overall, 3-1 home, 1-2 away, 2-0 neutral

The Series: In a series that started in 1977, the Catamounts hold a 21-42 overall record with the former Southern Conference foe that departed the conference in 2014 for the A-10 Conference. This will be the first game against the Wildcats since December 2015.

Under first-year head coach Matt McKillop, the Wildcats return two starters from last year’s club that finished 27-7 overall and captured the 2021-22 Atlantic 10 regular season championship. Among those returning include second-team all-conference selection Foster Loyer and Sam Mennenga. As a redshirt junior, Loyer averaged a team-best 16.2 points per game, led the country in free-throw percentage (93.6%) and finished fourth nationally in 3-point field-goal percentage, shooting 43.8 percent (74-169). 

In all, Davidson returns six letter winners and welcomes the addition of transfers Connor Kochera (William & Mary) and David Skogman (Buffalo) and newcomers Reed Bailey (Harvard, Mass.), Riccardo Ghedini (Milano, Italy), Sean Logan (Westfield, N.J.), Chris Sosnik (Washington, D.C.), Achile Spadone (Geneva, Switzerland), Brock Matheny (Davidson, N.C.) and Joe Thomson (Sunderland, Mass.).

Five of Davidson's nine games this season have been decided by five points or less, including the last two. Foster Loyer continues to lead the Wildcats in scoring averaging 21.0 points per game. Fellow captain Sam Mennenga is also contributing double figures (16.7 ppg), while leading the team in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and field-goal percentage (.580). Loyer and Mennenga have combined for eight of the Wildcats' nine (Reed Bailey) 20-point outings this season. 

The 'Cats have won 59 of their last 68 games on Bob McKillop Court and 16 of 18 dating back to last season.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Only two games on the schedule for Wednesday.

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Western Carolina (4-5, 1-3 Away) at Davidson (6-3, 3-1 Home)
John M. Belk Arena
Davidson, NC

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Carlow University at VMI (3-6, 3-0 Home)
Cameron Hall
Lexington, VA


A recap of Tuesday's games

Middle Georgia State 62 - Mercer 100
Jalyn McCreary and the Mercer men's basketball team played to an exciting 100-62 win for the Bibb County School District students in attendance at the game against Middle Georgia State on Tuesday morning at Hawkins Arena. Mercer University Athletics hosted an Education Day for Bibb County students to envision a path to college and have an experiential physical education learning opportunity. While McCreary shined in the scoring aspects, the team as a whole excelled in all areas. 31 assists for the Bears set a new program-record for single-game assists, beating the previous mark of 28 set against Valparaiso in 2013. Luis Hurtado Jr. recorded a team-high seven assists along with 12 points.
UNCG 58  -   #11 Arkansas 65
The UNCG men's basketball team was persistent in a Southeastern Conference (SEC) battle Tuesday night, but No. 9 Arkansas found itself on top, 65-58, in front of a sellout crowd at Bud Walton Arena. Three Spartans scored in double figures, including Donovan Atwell with 12, Dante Treacy with 11, and Kobe Langley with 10. UNCG led at the half, 26-21. This was the eighth game out of the Spartans' 10 this season that they have led at the half. The Razorbacks' 21 points was the least number of points in the first half this season. This was the lowest scoring first half for Arkansas since January 16, 2021 when it played Alabama and was down 42-19 at the half. This is also the fourth game all season that the Razorbacks were down at the half.

Milwaukee 76 - Chattanooga 88
Chattanooga improves to 6-3 on the season following the 88-76 win over Milwaukee for their fourth-straight win for the Mocs, the win snapped the Panthers five-game win streak as they fell to 7-4. The Mocs connected on 13 threes during the victory and finished 13-of-34 (38.2%). Chattanooga forced 12 Milwaukee turnovers in the first half, and outscored the Panthers 20-0 in points off turnovers in that span, and finished the game forcing 15 total turnovers, a season-best +7 in the margin. UTC posted 12 steals in the victory, the most this season and ties for the most since recording 13 steals at Tennessee Tech on November 30, 2020.

High Point 85 - Furman 82
High Point's Zach Austin converted on a pair of free throws with six seconds left and Mike Bothwell's attempt at a game-tying three-pointer fell short as the Panthers edged the Paladins 85-82 in non-conference men's basketball action on Tuesday evening at Timmons Arena. The loss halted Furman's four-game winning streak and dropped the Paladins to 6-3, while High Point won its fifth in a row to up its record to 8-1. Bothwell, who totaled 20 points in the opening half, paced the Paladins with a season-high 29 points and seven rebounds, while Garrett Hien netted 15 and Pegues contributed 12.

Coastal Carolina 61 - Wofford 71
Down eight points with eight minutes to play in the second half, the Wofford College men's basketball team went on a 22-4 run to end the game for a 71-61 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. An 8-0 run that spanned the first and second halves gave Wofford a 34-32 lead after the opening possession of the second half. Coastal Carolina used a 12-0 run to take a 52-44 advantage, but Wofford responded with a 12-0 run as well for a 61-57 lead. Over the last four minutes, the Terriers had a 10-4 advantage to secure the win.

Monday, December 5, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

11:00 AM - Watch on ESPN+
Middle Georgia State  at  Mercer (4-5, 2-1 Home)
Hawkins Arena
Macon, GA

7:00 PM - Watch on SECN
UNCG (4-5, 1-2Away)  at  #11 Arkansas (7-1, 5-0 Home)
Bud Walton Arena
Fayetteville, AR

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Milwaukee (7-3, 1-2 Away)  at  Chattanooga (5-3, 3-1 Home)
McKenzie Arena
Chattanooga, TN

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
High Point (7-1, 0-1 Away)  at  Furman (6-2, 4-0 Home)
Timmons Arena
Greenville, SC

7:30 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Coastal Carolina (4-3, 1-2 Away)  at  Wofford (5-4, 5-0 Home)
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
Spartanburg, SC

Sunday, December 4, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Only one game is on the schedule for Sunday, as the Samford Bulldogs travel to Orlando, FL

2:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Samford (6-3, 1-1 Away) at UCF (5-2, 3-2 Home)
Addition Financial Arena
Orlando, FL


A recap of Saturday's games:

The SoCon went 4-4 in today's games, with Chattanooga, Furman, VMI, & UNCG picking up out-of-conference wins. 

Chattanooga 82 - Gardner-Webb 71
The Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team used another dominating second-half effort on both sides of the floor to notch its third-straight victory after defeating Gardner-Webb 82-71 inside Paul Porter Arena on Saturday afternoon in Boiling Springs, N.C. Following the win, Chattanooga improves to 5-3 on the season and has successfully eliminated a halftime deficit in each of its last three wins. Gardner-Webb falls to 2-6 after the defeat in its home opener of the 2022-23 season. Trailing 39-38 at halftime, UTC out-scored GWU 44-32 in the second half and limited the Runnin' Bulldogs to a 27.3% (9-of-33) mark from the field including a 18.2% (2-of-11) tally from three during that span. "I'm just really proud of our guys. I have a ton of respect for Gardner-Webb and what they've done over the recent years, Coach [Tim] Craft does a fantastic job … we had a lot of guys contribute today," said head coach Dan Earl.

South Carolina State 76 - Furman 88
Sophomore Alex Williams scored all of his career-high 15 points during a 19-4 second-half run to lead Furman to an 88-76 victory over South Carolina State in non-conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Timmons Arena. The victory marked the fourth straight for the Paladins, who improved to 6-2 on the season, and their 30th triumph in their last 31 regular season non-conference matchups inside Timmons. South Carolina State slipped to 1-8. Furman shot 56.1% on the day and made good on 16-of-19 trips to the foul line. The Paladins managed a 33-30 rebounding edge and overcame 20 turnovers that led to 19 Bulldog points. Jordan Simpson came off the bench to lead South Carolina State with 14 points. Raquan Brown and Gary added 12 and 10 points, respectively. The Bulldogs shot 47% and notched 12 steals but connected on just 4-of-16 three-point attempts.

Charleston 70 - The Citadel 57
The Citadel freshman guard Madison Durr scored a career-high 20 points to lead in the Bulldogs in a 79-57 setback to the College of Charleston Saturday afternoon in front of 4,630 fans inside McAlister Field House. The Bulldogs got off to a hot start as David Maynard and Stephen Clark hit from in close to give the Bulldogs the 4-0 advantage. The Cougars were able to respond with a 12-0 run to take the lead. The Citadel kept the game close for the majority of the first half as Madison Durr hit a layup and Clark made a free throw to pull within six. CofC pushed the halftime advantage to 14 points with a 10-2 run to close the half. The Bulldogs got the scoring going in the second half with a three-pointer from the corner by Maynard. AJ Smith pulled the Dogs within 12 five minutes into the half on a three-point play. The Cougars were able to eventually wear the Bulldogs down over the final 10 minutes of the game for the final margin of victory.

Navy 72 - VMI 80
Senior Sean Conway scored a career-high 28 points Saturday as the VMI men's basketball team upset The Naval Academy 80-72 from Cameron Hall in non-conference play. The victory is the first Division I win for first-year VMI head coach Andrew Wilson. Navy (5-3) finished 21-11 in 2021-22 and advanced to the Patriot League Tournament finals. VMI earned just its second win in the 25-game all-time series, the last coming in 2004. The Keydets shot a sizzling 56 percent from three-point range (14-25); including 6-7 from Conway and 4-5 from freshman Tyler Houser. After trailing 9-2 to open the game, VMI outscored Navy 41-15 over the next 14 minutes to take a 43-24 edge just before intermission. The Keydets opened a 20-point lead (52-32) with 17 minutes left in the game on a three pointer by Houser. Navy cut into the advantage and trailed by just six in the closing minutes, but VMI sealed the game from the free-throw line. VMI committed just seven turnovers on the afternoon, down from an average of 14.6 the first eight games of the season. Houser finished with 16 points and a career-high eight rebounds. Devin Butler scored 13 points, hitting 3-of-6 from downtown. Asher Woods netted 11 points; Rickey Bradley, Jr. had five points, five rebounds and five assists. Austin Inge led Navy with 21 points Tyler Nelson scored 15 points for the visitors and Daniel Deaver snared a game-high 12 rebounds.

UNCG 65 - Elon 61
Mikeal Brown-Jones scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting as the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men's basketball team earned a Saturday afternoon victory over Elon, 65-61. The victory over the Phoenix marks the fourth consecutive victory over Elon, dating back to the 2017-18 season. Both sides traded the lead five times in the first five minutes of the first half with the Spartans holding a one-point lead, 7-6, five minutes into the contest. The layup at the 15:13 mark from Kobe Langley sparked a 13-0 run that lasted the next 4:07 as the Spartans exploded for a 12-point lead, 18-6. UNCG's lead briefly dipped to eight with 9:40 remaining in the first half, but the Spartans reclaimed a ten-point lead 20 seconds later thanks to a layup from Brown-Jones.

Jacksonville State 63 - ETSU 61
Despite leading by seven midway through the second half, the ETSU men’s basketball team couldn’t hold on as Jacksonville State hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 59 seconds remaining and the Buccaneers suffered a 63-61 setback to the Gamecocks on Saturday evening inside Freedom Hall. After pulling within one on a Justice Smith (Lyons, N.Y.) baseline jumper with 43 seconds to go, the Bucs forced a turnover on a steal by Smith, but he stepped out of bounds with 19 seconds showing on the clock, forcing the Blue and Gold to come up empty. ETSU was forced to foul and Jacksonville State’s Skyelar Potter made one of two free throws, giving the Blue and Gold another opportunity. Unfortunately, Jaden Seymour’s (Charlotte, N.C.) open three-point look from the left wing couldn’t fall and Jacksonville State walked away with the two-point non-conference victory.

Wofford 62 - Vanderbilt 65
On Saturday afternoon, the Wofford College men's basketball team was unable to end the game on top in a back-and-fourth loss by a 65-62 margin to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium. Down 34-25 at the half, Wofford used a 10-0 run to take the lead to start the second half. After the Terriers had a one-point lead four different times in the half, the Commodores had a one-point lead with just under a minute to go and were able to close out the contest from the free throw line. With the win the Terriers' record moves to 5-4 to start the season, while the Commodores even their record at 4-4.

South Carolina Upstate 79 - Western Carolina 64
Tyzhaun Claude recorded his team-leading fourth double-double of the season, but Western Carolina dropped a 79-64 decision to USC Upstate in non-conference basketball action Saturday on Ingles Court at the Ramsey Center. USC Upstate evens its record at 4-4 while WCU drops to 4-5. Claude tallied 17 points to finish in double figures for the ninth straight game and snagged 12 rebounds. Tre Jackson finished with 15 points followed by Vonterius Woolbright with 11. Jordan Gainey led four USC Upstate players in double figures with 21 points. Nick Alves and Khydarius Smith both tallied 12 points, followed by Justin Bailey with 11.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

WCU MBB: Game #9 - USC Upstate

Who: USC Upstate
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
TV/video: ESPN+
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
Head Coach: Dave Dickerson enters his fifth season as the head men’s basketball coach at USC Upstate
   -Record at Upstate: 44-89
   -Career Record: 112-173
   -Dickerson's record vs. WCU: 0-1
   -Gray's Record vs. UNCA: 1-0
Nickname: Spartans
Colors: Green, White and Black
Students: 5,996
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Conference: Big South Conference
   -Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3
   -Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/3
Upstate's Current Record: 3-4 overall, 3-0 home, 0-4 away, 0-0 neutral

The Series: The Cats and Spartans have met twice on the basketball floor, and are tied up at 1-1. Western beat Upstate last season in Spartanburg by a final score of 78 - 73. The only other meeting was played at a neutral site and will be their first time playing in Cullowhee.

The Cats have lost back-to-back games against Big South teams, and hope to break that streak today.  This game is part of a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday. 

Upstate's three wins are against Brevard (Div III), Coastal Carolina, & Columbia International (NAIA). Dickerson has some decent players, starting with last year’s Big South Freshman of the Year Justin Bailey. He shot a very impressive 49.3 percent from three-point range last year. He’s a solid player.

Jordan Gainey, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard from Arizona, is a player to watch. He was second on the team in scoring last season as a freshman. He shot 49% on 141 3-point attempts last season.

SoCon Basketball for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022

On Saturday, the SoCon schedule has eight games on tap. Lots of opportunities to move the SoCon up in RPI, with lots of winnable non-conference games from six different conferences from the Patriot League to the SEC. The SoCon should win at least 6 of the 8.     

12:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Chattanooga (4-3, 1-2 Away) at Gardner-Webb (2-5, 0-0 Home)
Paul Porter Arena
Boiling Springs, NC

12:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
South Carolina State (1-7, 1-7 Away) at Furman (5-2, 3-0 Home)
Timmons Arena
Greenville, SC

1:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Charleston (7-1, 0-1 Away) at The Citadel (5-3, 2-0 Home)
McAlister Field House
Charleston, SC

1:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Navy (5-2, 1-2 Away) at VMI (2-6, 2-0 Home)
Cameron Hall
Lexington, VA

4:00 PM  - Watch on FLO Hoops
UNCG (3-5, 0-2 Away) at Elon (1-7, 1-2 Home)
Schar Center
Elon, NC

4:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Jacksonville State (3-4, 0-3 Away) at ETSU (4-4, 3-1 Home)
Freedom Hall Civic Center
Johnson City, TN

5:00 PM - Watch on  ESPN+ SECN+
Wofford (5-3, 0-3 Away) at Vanderbilt (3-4, 1-2 Home)
Memorial Gymnasium (TN)
Nashville, TN

5:30 PM - Watch on ESPN+ 
South Carolina Upstate (3-4, 0-4 Away) at Western Carolina (4-4, 1-1 Home)
Ramsey Regional Activity Center
Cullowhee, NC


A recap of Friday's game...

Kennesaw State  66 - Mercer 63
Kennesaw State used an 18-0 run to close out the first half and held on for a 66-63 win over Mercer on Friday night at Hawkins Arena. Luis Hurtado Jr. had a double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Shawn Walker Jr. led the Bears in scoring with 16 points. Mercer shot 50 percent from the floor (25-for-50), but had 16 turnovers to Kennesaw State's nine which were outscored 13-4 in points off turnovers. Despite leading or tied for the first 15 minutes of the first half, the offense went cold and did not score over the final five minutes of the first half and the Bears found themselves down 10 at halftime.

Friday, December 2, 2022

SoCon Basketball for Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022

Only one game on the SoCon schedule for Friday, as the Owls visit Macon, Ga.

7:00 PM - Watch on ESPN+
Kennesaw State (4-3, 1-2 Away) at Mercer (4-4, 2-0 Home)
Hawkins Arena
Macon, GA


A recap of Thursday's games...

Presbyterian 63 -  Wofford  76
The Wofford College men's basketball team defeated Presbyterian College 76-63 on Thursday night at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. A 6-0 run by the Terriers to end the first half gave them a seven-point lead and a strong second half on both ends of the court put the game in the win column. With the win the Terriers' record moves to 5-3 to start the season, while the Blue Hose are 2-7 overall.