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RECAP: Furman routs South Carolina Upstate by 22 in CIT opener

Kris Acox recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds to help lead Furman to the 79-57 rout of USC Upstate in their CIT opener. (Source: Furman Athletics)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Coming into Thursday, home teams were a combined 6-1 in the 2017 CIT.

After the first two games of the night, they were now 6-3.

In the first game of the evening, the Furman Paladins paid a visit to Spartanburg, South Carolina for a date with the USC Upstate Spartans. It was the first-ever meeting on the hardwood between the two programs.

Fresh off a share of the Southern Conference regular season title, the Paladins took control of the contest out of the gate against the Spartans. Furman went on an 8-0 run to open the game, highlighted by a pair of three pointers from Devin Sibley, to take control from the opening tip.

The lead for the Paladins would reach 10 points in the opening half, but the Spartans managed to trim it down to four with just over two minutes in the half.

That was as close as the home side would get on the night, as Furman pulled away early in the second half and cruised to the 79-57 win over USC Upstate. Continue reading RECAP: Furman routs South Carolina Upstate by 22 in CIT opener

RECAP: Big second half propels Wofford past Chattanooga, into semifinals of Southern Conference tournament

Eric Garcia went for 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in Wofford's 79-67 win over Chattanooga in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Eric Garcia went for 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in Wofford’s 79-67 win over Chattanooga in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday afternoon.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — College basketball is a game of two halves. On Saturday afternoon, the Wofford Terriers proved that to be true.

In their quarter-finals match-up with the Chattanooga Mocs in the Southern Conference tournament in Asheville, N.C., the Terriers broke free in the second half, coming away with a 12-point victory over the Mocs, 79-67.

Both teams limped into the post-season, of sorts. Wofford fell in their regular season finale to the Furman Paladins. But, they had won their previous two contest.

The Mocs, on the other hand, struggled mightily at the end of conference play. Riddled by injuries to key players down the stretch, Chattanooga came into the conference tournament riding a four-game losing streak.  Continue reading RECAP: Big second half propels Wofford past Chattanooga, into semifinals of Southern Conference tournament

RECAP: Cameron Jackson’s career-high 25 points lead Wofford to rout of VMI

Cameron Jackson (33) scored a career-high 25 points to help lead Wofford past VMI on Thursday night, 88-70. (Source: : Dawson Powers - USA Today Sports)
Cameron Jackson (33) scored a career-high 25 points to help lead Wofford past VMI on Thursday night, 88-70. (Source: : Dawson Powers – USA Today Sports)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Take a bow, Cameron Jackson.

Coming into Thursday night’s tilt against the VMI Keydets, Jackson had been on quite the roll. Over his last two games, a stretch in which the Wofford Terriers went 1-1, he averaged 16 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest, both of which were higher than his seasonal averages (10.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg).

Against the Keydets, the sophomore out of Winchester, VA put forth the best performance of his young collegiate career.

Jackson finished the night with a career-high 25 points, going 11-of-13 from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. He also added 7 rebounds and dished out 1 assist to help lead Wofford to the 88-70 rout of VMI in Southern Conference action. Continue reading RECAP: Cameron Jackson’s career-high 25 points lead Wofford to rout of VMI

RECAP: Samford holds on down the stretch for 98-90 road win over The Citadel

Josh Sharkey was in the starting lineup on Saturday afternoon, and the freshman recorded 17 points and 5 assists to help lead Samford to the 96-84 victory over The Citadel.
Josh Sharkey continued his strong play in 2016-17, as the freshman recorded 18 points and 5 assists to help lead Samford to the 98-90 victory over The Citadel.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — After a four-game winning streak, a stretch that included back-to-back wins to open up Southern Conference play, the Samford Bulldogs have taken a slight detour over their last three games.

The Bulldogs entered Saturday’s contest having lost two of their last three games, and were coming off a 68-65 defeat at home to the Mercer Bears on Wednesday night. They were looking to kick off their two-game road swing with an impressive performance against The Citadel Bulldogs in Charleston, South Carolina.

Like Samford, the host Bulldogs came into Saturday’s tilt having lost two of their previous three games. One thing about The Citadel is that their offense can go off at any given time. They have found themselves in several offensive shootouts in 2016-17, and have topped the 100-point mark on eight occasions (6-2).

Samford needed a strong start out of the gate to take the momentum away from The Citadel. The visitors took a 15-point lead into the break, and looked to be in good shape as the second half ticked down.

The Citadel closed to within five points in the final minute, but timely free throw shooting sealed the deal for Samford, and the visitors came away with the 98-90 victory in the battle of the Bulldogs. Continue reading RECAP: Samford holds on down the stretch for 98-90 road win over The Citadel

Monday Headlines: Wide Open Conference Races, Points Galore, and More

Trent Steen (15) recorded 24 points, on 10-of-12 shooting, and 9 rebounds to help lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to the 105-91 win on Monday night.
Trent Steen (15) recorded 24 points, on 10-of-12 shooting, and 9 rebounds to help lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to the 105-91 win on Monday night.

The first Monday of 2017 was an exciting one to say the least. It also left us scratching our heads, asking more questions about preseason conference favourites.

Monday’s slate was made up entirely of mid-major programs, with the majority of games being conference match-ups as the battle for conference supremacy is officially under way.

While no power conference teams were in action, there will still several marquee programs in action. The Monmouth Hawks, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, and the Little Rock Trojans, who all had stellar seasons a year ago, were all in action on Monday.

All three teams suffered defeats.

Following the slate of games on Monday, we were left with more questions than answers when looking at certain programs, and conferences, as the 2016-17 moves along.

Here are the things you need to know from Monday’s action. Continue reading Monday Headlines: Wide Open Conference Races, Points Galore, and More

RECAP: Nebraska Holds Off Southern, Avoiding Second Straight Upset at Home

Tai Webster recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Nebraska held off Southern on Tuesday night to avoid their second straight home upset.
Tai Webster recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Nebraska held off Southern on Tuesday night to avoid their second straight home upset.

Over the first five weeks of the season, we’ve seen two different sides of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

They opened the season with four straight victories, a stretch that included wins over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Dayton Flyers. Both of those wins could have been considered resume boosters come NCAA Tournament time.

Since then, the Huskers have struggled.

Coming into Tuesday’s tilt against the Southern Univ. Jaguars, the Huskers had lost six of their previous seven contests. In their last outing, they suffered an 70-62 loss to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at home.

On Tuesday, Nebraska found themselves in another tight battle. They were looking to get back on the right track, but had to work for it against the Jaguars.

Things were tight down the stretch, but a jumper from Jeriah Horne in the closing minutes sealed the deal for the home side. Nebraska held on for the 81-76 victory over Southern, pushing their record back to .500 on the year. Continue reading RECAP: Nebraska Holds Off Southern, Avoiding Second Straight Upset at Home