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.

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