Four games are on the schedule for Wednesday night. Western Carolina travels to Spartanburg to face the Terriers, and Samford travels to Macon to meet the Bears. Furman is at Lexington, VA and the Mocs entertain the Bulldogs from Charleston, on the "Road to Asheville".
7:00 PM Watch on ESPN+ Western Carolina (13-1, 26-6 SoCon) at Wofford (13-12, 5-7 SoCon) Richardson Indoor Stadium - Spartanburg, SC
7:00 PM Watch on ESPN+ Samford (16-9, 10-2 SoCon) at Mercer (12-13, 5-7 SoCon) Hawkins Arena - Macon, GA
7:00 PM Watch on ESPN+ Furman (19-6, 10-2 SoCon) at VMI (6-19, 1-11 SoCon) Cameron Hall - Lexington, VA
7:00 PM Watch on ESPN+ The Citadel (9-16, 4-8 SoCon) at Chattanooga (12-13, 4-8 SoCon) McKenzie Arena - Chattanooga, TN
"Go Cats" - in honor of Catamount man / Pickins
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” —Thomas Jefferson
Only one game on Tuesday, and the Spartans dominated the Bucs in Greensboro.
ETSU 65 - UNCG 91 UNCG men's basketball team used its red-hot shooting to skate past SoCon foe ETSU, 91-65, Tuesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. This was the third game this season scoring 90 or more points. This was the 12th win of the season by double figures for the Spartans and third-straight game winning by 20 points or more. This is the fifth game this season, where UNCG has won by 20 or more points. UNCG's 50 points in the first half was the second time this season that they reached that mark, with the first time being December 18 against Warren Wilson. This was the first time this season scoring 50 points in a half against a Division I team, and it was the first time since January 27, 2018 that the Spartans scored 50 or more points in the first half. UNCG scored 53 in the first half against Samford in 2018, going on to win 98-82.
Furman, Samford, and UNCG remain tied for first place, while the Catamounts put a firm hold on the fourth spot in the conference standings with a double overtime win over the Terriers. Samford squeezed out a overtime, one-point win in Macon, while the Paladins easily took care of the Keydets in Lexington. The Mocs kept alive their hope for one of the top 6 seeds for the upcoming tournament with a win over The Citadel, on the "Road to Asheville".
Western Carolina 95 - Wofford 91 Tre Jackson wrote his name in the Western Carolina men's basketball record books with 47 points and Vonterius Woolbright made the go-ahead basket with 16 seconds remaining in double overtime as the Catamounts downed Wofford 95-91 on Wednesday night inside Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. WCU completes the series sweep of Wofford with the win and improves to 14-12 overall and 7-6 in SoCon play. With the win, the Catamounts remain undefeated in overtime contests under head coach Justin Gray at 6-0 and won their first double overtime game since a 98-96 triumph at Jacksonville on Nov. 21, 2019. Wofford drops to 13-13 and 5-8.
Samford 70 - Mercer 69 The Samford Men's Basketball Team picked up its third-straight win with a 70-69 overtime victory at Southern Conference foe Mercer on Wednesday evening. The win improves the Bulldogs' record to 17-9 overall and 11-2 in SoCon play while dropping the Bears to 12-14 overall and 5-8 in league action. The victory also marks Samford's first win at Mercer since the 2001-02 campaign. Ques Glover led all players with 22 points on an 8-16 shooting night while Jermaine Marshall recorded 17 points and four rebounds. A.J. Staton-McCray flirted with a double-double, tallying nine points and a game-high eight boards. Logan Dye added 10 points and five rebounds while Bubba Parham registered seven points and four rebounds.
Furman 94 - VMI 63 Furman reached the 20-win plateau for the sixth time in the last seven seasons and notched its sixth consecutive road victory with a 94-63 triumph over VMI on Wednesday night at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va. The Southern Conference-leading Paladins (20-6, 11-2 SoCon) shot 54% from the field, connected on 17 three-pointers, and dished out a season-best 30 assists on 36 field goals to secure their seventh consecutive victory and complete the regular season sweep of VMI. Leading 25-19 with under six minutes left in the first half, Furman drained three consecutive triples to ignite a 29-4 run to end the period and carry a 54-23 lead into the break. Sophomores JP Pegues and Alex Williams posted eight and six points, respectively, during the decisive stretch as the Paladins hit nine of their final 10 shots in the half.
The Citadel 63 - Chattanooga 82 The Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team connected on 15 threes while Jamal Johnson poured in a career-high 24 points to help lift the Mocs to an 82-63 victory over The Citadel in Southern Conference action on Wednesday night inside McKenzie Arena. Following the win, Chattanooga snaps a three-game home skid and improves to 13-13 overall and 5-8 inside SoCon play. The Citadel falls to 9-17 overall and 4-9 in conference action. UTC saw nine different players connect on at least one three during the win, landing just one shy of tying the NCAA Division I record of 10… which was set by the Mocs earlier this season against Covenant. In addition to the electric offensive performance, the Chattanooga defense forced a season-high 21 turnovers which led to a 28-8 edge in points off miscues.
I will say that I am very impressed with the job Coach has done. He never tires and keeps moving forward. This team did not quit at Wofford. Kept coming back. Furman might beat us but the team will not quit.