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.

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