Big South Conference Tournament Recaps
(Thursday, March 7th)
Final Score: Charleston Southern 54, Winthrop 47
Conway, SC (Sports Network) - Mathiang Muo registered a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds as Charleston Southern took a 54-47 decision over Winthrop in Big South Conference Tournament quarterfinal action at HTC Center. Arlon Harper added 11 points and five boards for the Buccaneers (18-11), who made just 14-of-50 shots from the floor but went 19-of-21 from the free throw line. Charleston Southern, the top seed out of the South division, advances to the semifinals to face second the seed of the north, VMI, on Saturday. Joab Jerome paced Winthrop (14-17), which was seeded fifth in the South, with 15 points in defeat. Gideon Gamble scored 10 points with six rebounds for the Eagles, who shot a mere 32 percent (16-of-50) from the floor that included a 4-of-28 finish from behind the arc.
Final Score: VMI 90, Longwood 86
Conway, SC (Sports Network) - Stan Okoye led three VMI players in double- figures with 31 points and nine rebounds as the Keydets edged Longwood, 90-86, on Thursday in Big South Conference quarterfinal action. D.J. Covington had 26 points on 12-of-18 shooting and Rodney Glasgow scored 22 for the second-seeded Keydets (14-16), who move on to face top-seeded Charleston Southern in the semifinals on Saturday. Michael Kessens scored a game-high 36 points to go along with 16 rebounds for the Lancers (8-25), while Lucas Woodhouse followed with 16 points and nine assists in defeat.
Final Score: Garddner-Webb 71, Campbell 57
Conway, SC (Sports Network) - Tashan Newsome scored 15 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs defeated the Campbell Camels, 71-57, in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament at the HTC Center. Tyler Strange had 14 points, Donta Harper and Kevin Hartley each registered 12 and Jerome Hill chipped in 10 as Gardner-Webb (21-11) advanced to the semi-finals. Marvelle Harris recorded 13 points and eight rebounds and Trey Freeman had 11 points to go with five assists for Campbell (13-20). The Bulldogs outscored the Camels 22-6 from the free-throw line and had a 36-28 edge on the boards in the win. In the semi-finals Gardner-Webb will face Liberty which upset High Point in the quarterfinals.
Final Score: Liberty 61, High Point 60
Conway, SC (Sports Network) - Tavares Speaks scored 17 points as the Liberty Flames held off a furious rally from the High Point Panthers to escape with a 61-60 win in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament at the HTC Center. Davon Marshall added 16 points and John Caleb Sanders had 12 points and five assists for Liberty (13-20) which advances to face Gardner-Webb in the semifinals. High Point (17-13), which won the North Division title in the regular season, got 17 points from Allan Chaney and 13 points from Dejuan McGaughy. The Panthers trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half but stormed back to pull within a single point in the final seconds. However they were unable to get off a final shot attempt and were handed the loss.
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