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RECAP: Florida Gators Sink Little Rock, 94-71

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Florida’s KeVaughn Allen scored 13 of the Gators’ first 20 points in a 94-71 win over the Little Rock Trojans on Wednesday evening to open the newly-renovated ExacTech Arena. (Source: USA Today Sports)

In a belated home opener on Wednesday evening, the Florida Gators dispatched the visiting Little Rock Trojans with ease, beating them 94-71 behind five double-digit scoring performances.

The Gators (9-3) were forced to play the majority of their non-conference schedule away from their usual home arena, the O’Connell Center, which was in the process of being renovated and was reopened to the team only within the last few days. Florida head coach Mike White, in his second year at the Gators’ helm after a successful run at Louisiana Tech, led his team to a resounding double-digit win to open up the fresh building. Continue reading RECAP: Florida Gators Sink Little Rock, 94-71

RECAP: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Earn Signature Win Over Little Rock

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas-Little Rock at DePaul
Trojans post presence Lis Shoshi pulled down eight boards in a non-conference loss to Oral Roberts on Monday evening. (Source: USA Today Sports)

Little Rock, which was in the midst of an impressive six-game winning streak with only two losses so far in head coach Wes Flanigan‘s debut year, was sent away from Tulsa on Monday afternoon with a tough third defeat, as the Trojans were whipped by the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 63-48.

The Eagles’ Aaron Anderson made a pair of 3-pointers in the first half and had eight total points, as ORU began pulling away late in the period and went into the halftime break with a 27-21 advantage.

As a team, Little Rock shot just 7-of-26 (27 percent) from the floor in the first half and did not land a single shot from behind the arc. In fact, the Trojans did not make any of the 15 3-pointers attempted during the entire game (they were 0-for-15), a serious hindrance to any hopes of a second-half comeback.  Continue reading RECAP: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Earn Signature Win Over Little Rock

RECAP: Wofford Terriers Outlast Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Tight Battle

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Wofford senior point guard Eric Garcia posted a career-high 23 points as the Terriers escaped from Conway, S.C., with a one-point victory over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in a non-conference tilt on Monday evening. (Source: Denver Post)

It was only fitting that Coastal Carolina‘s Artur Labinowicz drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer against the Wofford Terriers on Monday evening.

The game was a two-hour long shooting festival, a patchwork quilt consisting of run after run, much physicality and an ever-slim margin of error. Labinowicz’s shot would have fit into the madness nearly perfectly if it had forced overtime or won the game.

Unfortunately for the Chanticleers, it did fit into the madness perfectly — because before the heave, Wofford led by four.

Continue reading RECAP: Wofford Terriers Outlast Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Tight Battle

RECAP: Wofford Terriers Take Down Austin Peay, 96-77

Fletcher Magee scored 18 points, and was one of five players to score in double figures, and Wofford took down Austin Peay on Thursday night, 96-77.
Fletcher Magee scored 18 points, and was one of five players to score in double figures, and Wofford took down Austin Peay on Thursday night, 96-77.

The Wofford Terriers exploded in the first half, especially from behind the 3-point arc, to notch its first Division I victory of the season in a 96-77 home rout of the Ohio Valley Conference‘s Austin Peay Governors on Thursday evening.

Wofford, bouncing back from a non-conference loss to the TCU Horned Frogs last Saturday, landed nine of 13 3-point attempts in the first half, including four made by Fletcher Magee and three from Jaylen Allen. The Terriers (4-7) also moved the ball well, and thanks to both senior point guard Eric Garcia and reserve Derrick Brooks, recorded an impressive total of 15 assists on 20 made shots.

The Terriers led 55-31 at halftime, and began the second half with a 13-2 scoring run.  Continue reading RECAP: Wofford Terriers Take Down Austin Peay, 96-77

RECAP: Wofford Terriers Snap Losing Streak with Close Win Over D-II Mars Hill

Lately, a break has been anything but easy to come by for the Wofford Terriers.

Wofford dropped three tight games in three days at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida last week, falling to the Vermont Catamounts (60-59), Bradley Braves (70-62) and Kent State Golden Flashes (66-59) in a string which involved an average of about 15 Terrier turnovers per contest.

After a quick Thanksgiving, the Terriers had to belly up the following weekend for a trip to face the Pac-12‘s Colorado Buffaloes in Wofford senior point guard Eric Garcia‘s home state. Garcia logged eight assists against two turnovers and three Terriers — Fletcher Magee (15 points), Cameron Jackson (10) and Ryan Sawvell (10) — scored in double-digits, but the homestanding Buffaloes pulled away in the second half to win, 75-60.

With four consecutive setbacks in the rearview mirror and Miami (Fl.) looming ahead, it would have been easy for the Terriers to overlook Tuesday evening’s opponent, the Division II Mars Hill Lions.

Thankfully, that wasn’t quite the case. Continue reading RECAP: Wofford Terriers Snap Losing Streak with Close Win Over D-II Mars Hill

RECAP: Pepperdine Waves Edge Little Rock Trojans in Lone Star Showcase Action

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas-Little Rock at DePaul
Lis Shoshi, a 6-11 forward from Kosovo, recorded a double-double as he led Little Rock with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a close loss to Pepperdine as part of the Lone Star Showcase. (Source: USA Today Sports)

Kemy Osse‘s 3-point try at the buzzer rimmed out, and the Little Rock Trojans dropped a close contest to the Pepperdine Waves, 66-65, as part of the Lone Star Showcase on Tuesday evening.

The loss came a day after the Trojans (3-2) held off a second-half rally from the St. Bonaventure Bonnies to dispatch the Bonnies for a quality 68-65 victory in the tournament’s first round.

Osse, a redshirt senior from Montreal, had a quiet shooting night as Little Rock shot 38 percent from the floor as a team and stumbled late in the game, despite leading the entire first half and being up by as many as seven points down the stretch. Continue reading RECAP: Pepperdine Waves Edge Little Rock Trojans in Lone Star Showcase Action