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84 PRESEASON TOP 25

 

RANK    SCHOOL                  PTS                 LAST SEASON                                              

1          Duke                           1,226              31-3, NCAA Tournament Runner-Up        

2          Connecticut                1,195              26-6, NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

3          Illinois                         1,193              22-7, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

4          Michigan State           1,191              24-7, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

5          Colorado                     1,186              25-6, NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

6          Providence                 1,171              26-5, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

7          Virginia Tech             1,169              22-6, NCAA Tournament 1st Round

8          Northwestern            1,147              19-12, NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

9          Florida                        1,143              22-8, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

10       Seton Hall                   1,133              25-7, NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

11       Kansas                        1,132              29-5, NCAA Tournament Final Four

12       Ohio State                  1,130              24-6, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

13       Tennessee                  1,128              28-3, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

14       Oklahoma                   1,122              26-5, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

15       Syracuse                     1,098              21-10, NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

T16     North Carolina           1,088              20-10, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

T16     Iowa                            1,088              33-2, NCAA Tournament National Champion

18       Wake Forest               1,083              23-8, NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

19       UCLA                           1,081              26-5, NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

20       Air Force                     1,068              24-7, NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

21       Texas A&M                 1,056              24-6, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

22       Texas                          1,052              17-13, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

23       Minnesota                  1,050              22-8, NCAA Tournament 1st Round

24       St. John’s                    1,046              14-14, NIT 1st Round

T25     California                   1,042              21-8, NCAA Tournament 1st Round

T25     Washington               1,042              18-10, NCAA Tournament 1st Round

 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

Alabama (1,033), Miami (FL) (1,028), Arizona (1,025), Georgetown (1,024), Oregon State (1,021), Utah (1,012), Stanford (998), Fresno State (997), Baylor (997), LSU (991), Florida State (988), South Carolina (988), Wisconsin (985), Louisville (983)

 

 

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS

 

FIRST TEAM

PG       David Golden              Sr.        6-1      191     LaSalle

SG        James Almanza          Sr.        6-3      190     Tennessee

SF        Darren Banks              Sr.        6-3      196     Iowa

PF        Kent Guidi                   Sr.        6-10    221     Duke

C          Eric O’Bryan               Sr.        7-1      270     Iowa

 

SECOND TEAM

PG       Richard Harber           Sr.        6-6      215     Minnesota

SG        Justin McKay             Sr.        6-4      191     Virginia Tech

SF        Eric Hunter                 Jr.        5-11    189     Florida

PF        Wayne Dobson           Jr.        6-7      228     Wake Forest

C          John Simoneau          Sr.        6-10    242     BYU

 

THIRD TEAM

PG       Oscar Morris               Jr.        5-8      164     Florida

SG        Robert Ross               Sr.        5-11    174     Gonzaga

SF        Clarence Davis           Sr.        6-4      184     Duke

PF        Donald Little               Sr.        6-8      222     Tennessee

C          Frederick Carpenter   Sr.        6-7      231     Texas Christian

 

HONORABLE MENTION

PG       Jason Davis                Providence

            Christopher Huff       Texas Christian

            Thomas Tapia            Loyola (MD)

SG        Clinton Spooner        Florida A&M

            Ronald Antunez         Syracuse

            Felix Meza                  BYU

SF        Michael Bates           Utah

            Edwin Statler             Bradley

            Fadey Graminski       Colorado

PF        Hung Tang                 Michigan State

            John Prescott             Southern Methodist

            Bobby Tims                Duke

C          John Helms                Duke

            John Fisher                Loyola (MD)

            Brett Henriksen         Louisville

 



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Birmingham-Southern Facing Early Adversity

 

BIRMINGHAM | Birmingham-Southern coach Jeremy Knight knew coming into the season that it would a challenging and difficult one for his team. He never could have imagined that it would be this difficult this early on in the season. The Panthers fell to 0-4 after a 69-55 dismantling by Central Connecticut State.

 

“I knew we would be relying on some guys to do some things they haven’t done before as well as some young guys, but I never imagined we would start the season 0-4,” Knight said, “especially after the way we played in the exhibition games.”

 

Knight referenced BSC’s exhibition games, a 72-53 win over Nebraska followed by a 57-55 victory over Eastern Kentucky. Based off of those two games, the Panthers looked like they would ultimately be okay this season. Instead, BSC was shocked in the opening game with a 65-54 loss to Florida Atlantic. The Panthers followed that with a 50-48 loss against Cleveland State and a 88-78 loss at Hawaii before Wednesday’s game against Central Connecticut State.

 

Birmingham-Southern’s schedule doesn’t get any easier with game against Arkansas, at UAB, South Alabama, at Murray State, and at San Diego all coming up on the schedule.

 

“We definitely need to figure out what our problems are and fix them as soon as possible. Our schedule doesn’t give us the luxury of being able to take our time and work out the kinks. Everyone, myself and my coaches included, needs to take a look in the mirror and figure out what each of us can do better.”

 

One of the ingredients for BSC’s lack of success so far this season has been a lack of scoring. The Panthers usually lead the Big South in scoring, but are currently 10th in the Big South with 58.8 ppg. Additionally, the Panthers have been awful defensively this season too, allowing teams to shoot 50.5 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from the 3-point line.

 

Center Shawn Beauvais, last year’s Big South Freshman of the Year, was projected by many to be the guy that would carry BSC throughout the season. So far Beauvais has failed to live up to expectations, only averaging 5 ppg and 5.8 rpg.

 

“Shawn had a lot thrown on him coming into the season. People forget, this kid is just a sophomore. Yeah he was the freshman of the year last year, but he was also the second option in the post. He played with a first team All-American. Now, as a sophomore, he has to adjust to being the main guy in the post and being pressured to carry the team every night. That’s a lot for anyone to handle.”

 

Redshirt freshman Jeffrey Cain has shown promise early this season and has earned the starting nod for the previous three games. Cain had his best game at Hawaii when he scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. He currently leads BSC with 10.8 ppg.

 

“Jeffrey has really stepped up and helped to fill some of that void in the post we’re missing. It’s still early, but he’s played really well so far and we’ve been pleasantly surprised by him.”

 

Richard Kanagy is another player that has stepped up for BSC. Kanagy has always been labeled strictly as a defensive player, but over the last two games he has shown some scoring ability as well. Against Hawaii Kanagy totaled 11 points and he scored a team-high 19 points against Central Connecticut State. Kanagy is averaging 10.5 ppg for the season.

 

“Richard really surprised us over the last two games,” Knight admitted, “He’s definitely earned the right to get more touches and as long as he continues to do what he’s supposed to and ultimately scores while he’s on the floor, he will continue to get touches.”

 

The other factor that has caused so much distress for BSC this season is the reliance of young players that haven’t really performed well. The Panthers brought in five freshmen and four of them are playing at least 10 minutes a game. Mark Parry has performed the best out of all the freshmen, averaging 6 ppg, but he is only shooting 38.1 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from 3. Michael Davis is averaging 3.3 ppg, Donald Gayhart is averaging 1.5 ppg and shooting 12.5 percent from the field, and Shaun McCague is averaging 1.5 ppg and 1.3 rpg.

 

“Most of our freshmen have struggled early on,” Knight said, “part of that is just the process of them adjusting to the faster and more physical style of the college game. Part of it is my fault. I haven’t done a good enough job preparing them to play at this level yet. It’s just something that is going to take time for them to adjust to as they continue to learn and adjust.

 

“The bad news is that we’re currently 0-4. I’ve only lost four games in a row once in my entire career, back in 71 at East Texas Baptist. But the good news is that we were able to get on the right track at ETBU and we made it to the Elite Eight that season. We’re just four games into the season. It’s a very long season. I’m not saying we’re going to turn this around and make it to the Elite Eight, but we still have time to correct our issues and still accomplish all of our goals for this season.”



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Birmingham-Southern Picks Up First Win of Season

 

The Birmingham-Southern Panthers finally ended their winless skid with a 59-52 victory over Arkansas. Richard Kanagy led BSC with 13 points. The Panthers bench scored 15 of BSC’s 33 first half points and BSC also scored 10 points off six Arkansas turnovers in the opening half. Birmingham-Southern never trailed in the first half and led by as many as nine points. The Razorbacks cut the lead to 49-46 with 1:28 remaining, but the Panthers finished the game shooting 8-of-8 from the free throw line to put Arkansas (0-5) away. Free throw shooting was the main difference in this game – BSC was 21-of-29 (72.4%) while Arkansas shot an anemic 10-of-21 (47.6%) from the stripe. Donald Dargan scored a career-high nine points and Mark Parry added eight points for BSC. Birmingham-Southern is now 1-4 overall and will play at UAB (3-2) in a crosstown rivalry game next week. 



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Birmingham-Southern Looks To Turn Season Around in Conference Play

 

BIRMINGHAM | Fifteen. That’s the number of wins Birmingham-Southern coach Jeremy Knight needed to reach his 500th career victory at the collegiate level. Entering the season it was assumed a certainty that Knight’s BSC squad, though young, would reach 15 wins. However, 10 games into the 84 season the Panthers currently sit at 3-7 overall and many are left wondering how BSC can turn this season around.

 

“I’m not concerned at all about (reaching the 500 win milestone),” Knight said during a recent media session, “my main concern is our team improving every day. If we continue to put in the work and get better each day the wins will take care of themselves.”

 

The Panthers’ season hit a low point Friday night when they lost to crosstown rival Samford 70-65. Friday’s game served as the last meeting between the two programs for the foreseeable future and it was the first time in program history that crosstown rival Samford defeated BSC.

 

“Samford is definitely a talented team,” Knight said, “that was probably the best team they’ve had since we started playing them every year. They’ve got some athletes and guys with nice skillsets and on top of that most of their guys are juniors or seniors. I’ve been preaching about that a lot this year but experience is a huge factor. (Samford) had 10 juniors and seniors. We have four. I’m not making excuses or trying to blame our woes on inexperience, but it becomes very difficult to play at a high level without a group of seasoned players that know what it takes to be successful. We just don’t have enough of those kind of guys right now.”

 

All season long youth and the lack of any kind of defensive presence has plagued BSC. The Panthers have improved marginally defensively; opposing teams are shooting 46 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the arc, both of which rank 5th in the Big South Conference. Birmingham-Southern is shooting well from the field, 44.6 percent (5th in Big South) and 39.8 percent from 3 (2nd), but the Panthers haven’t been able to put a lot of points on the scoreboard. The Panthers average 60.9 ppg, which is 10th in the Big South.

 

“We definitely need to start scoring more. Part of the reason we haven’t been lighting up the scoreboard is because we’ve been playing a lot slower than we normally do. With us relying on so many young guys I thought it would be best to play a litter slower starting off so they can learn the offense and once they have a good grasp on our concepts we can speed it up a little bit more. Now that we’re entering conference play we’ll definitely be looking to play a little faster.”

 

The Panthers will kick off the Big South schedule Thursday night at Liberty (3-7). Liberty guard Francis Young averages 15 ppg, which is currently second among all players in the Big South.

 

“Liberty is definitely going to be a challenge. They’re a very good team and their press is unbelievable this season. They also have a lot of juniors and seniors on their roster so that will be a challenge for us. (Francis Young) is playing great basketball right now, he does a lot of things for them. Our guys can’t get caught up in the fact that (Liberty) is 3-7.

 

“Yeah they’ve only won three games but one of those games was at Rutgers and another one was against Mississippi State, who played in the Final Four last season. They took Kansas State to overtime. They’ve played Indiana, USC, and Alabama. Yeah they’ve only won three games but they’ve been playing a brutal non-conference schedule to prepare for these next 16 games.

 

“Our first 10 games have been hard on us; it’s been difficult. A lot of these guys are used to winning 20-plus games every year. Players don’t realize how much work you have to put in to be successful and how hard it is to go out every night and perform at a high level. Our guys have been learning the hard way so far. Luckily, our first 10 games our behind us.

 

“We didn’t start out the way we wanted to but now we have a fresh slate for the Big South. All 12 teams are currently 0-0. The only thing that matters now is what we do over the next 16 games. Even with a 3-7 record all of our goals are still attainable. We can still win the Big South Championship. We can still win the Big South Tournament Championship. We can still make the NCAA Tournament. This season is far from being over; it’s just starting really. We get to have a fresh start and our guys need to take advantage of this opportunity.”



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We’ve finally reached the conference season in college basketball! Before conference play begins Thursday night let’s look at the final standings from the non-conference schedule and make predictions on awards at this point in the season.

 

 

BIG SOUTH STANDINGS                                        

1          Winthrop                               8-2      0-0

T2       Alabama State                       7-3      0-0

T2       VMI                                         7-3      0-0

4          Alabama A&M                        6-4      0-0

5          High Point                              4-6      0-0

T6       Birmingham-Southern         3-7      0-0

T6       Charleston Southern              3-7      0-0

T6       Liberty                                    3-7      0-0

T6       Radford                                  3-7      0-0

T6       UNC-Asheville                        3-7      0-0

11       Mississippi Valley State        2-8      0-0

12       Coastal Carolina                    0-10    0-0

 

BIG SOUTH AWARD PREDICTIONS

 

Player of the Year

James Bing                 PG       Sr.        6-0      192     UNC-Asheville (17.9 ppg, 3.7 apg)

 

Freshman of the Year

Mark Parry                PG       Fr.        6-0      185     Birmingham-Southern (7.1 ppg)

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Brian Storm               C          Sr.        6-9      218     Mississippi Valley State (10.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.6 bpg)

 

 

 



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Birmingham-Southern Makes Impressive Statement in Big South Opener

 

It’s an extremely small sample size, but the Birmingham-Southern Panthers look like a completely new team after dismantling Liberty on the road with a 75-50 victory. The Panthers struggled to score and were pretty bad defensively in their first 10 games. Against Liberty the Panthers shot 56.3 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the arc. Birmingham-Southern also made 75 percent of its free throws. Liberty on the other hand was held to just 33.3 percent shooting from the field and an abysmal 18.2 percent (4-of-22) shooting from behind the arc. Birmingham-Southern defended Liberty well throughout the game and scored 24 points off of 18 Liberty turnovers. Richard Kanagy made plays in every facet of the game for BSC with a career-high 23 points, four rebounds, five assists, and three steals. The Panthers bench also outscored the Flames bench 29-15. Donald Bowen led the BSC bench with 12 points. Birmingham-Southern will play at High Point (5-6, 0-1) on Saturday night.

 

Big South Scores

Winthrop at Charleston Southern              CSU     69-59

UNC-Asheville at Alabama A&M                  AAMU 70-59

VMI at Coastal Carolina                                VMI     65-56

Birmingham-Southern at Liberty                BSC     75-50

Alabama State at Mississippi Valley State  ALST   77-74

High Point at Radford                                   HPU    81-78

 



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Birmingham-Southern Pulls Out OT Victory

 

The Birmingham-Southern Panthers improved to 2-0 in Big South play with a 89-85 overtime victory against High Point. Richard Kanagy once again had a monster game for BSC with 25 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and seven steals. The Panthers once again capitalized off of turnovers, scoring 27 points off of 20 High Point turnovers. High Point was able to keep the game interesting by hitting 11 3-point shots and going an impressive 20-of-23 (87.0 %) from the free throw line. Birmingham-Southern struggled from the free throw line going just 29-of-42 for 69 percent. Jared Lobdell missed a free throw with 17 second remaining in the game that would have given BSC a win in regulation. Once in overtime, the Panthers were aggressive getting to the basket and drawing fouls and connected on 9-of-12 free throw attempts. Birmingham-Southern once again got a boost from its bench, which combined to score 43 points. Donald Bowen led the way with 19 points off the bench. Shawn Beauvais also chipped in 10 points from the bench. The Panthers will play their first Big South game at home Thursday against the formidable Alabama A&M Bulldogs.

 

BIG SOUTH SCORES

Liberty at Radford                                                                RU       79-66

Mississippi Valley State at Charleston Southern                 CSU     63-53

Coastal Carolina at Alabama A&M                                       AAMU 77-59

Alabama State at UNC-Asheville                                         ALST   84-69

Birmingham-Southern at High Point                                    BSC     89-85 (OT)

 

UPCOMING GAMES                                                                          LINE

Alabama State (9-3, 2-0) at Coastal Carolina (0-12, 0-2)             ALST   (-12)

Mississippi Valley State (2-10, 0-2) at High Point (5-7, 1-1)         MVSU (-1)

UNC-Asheville (3-9, 0-2) at Winthrop (8-3, 0-1)                           WIN    (-19)

Radford (4-8, 1-1) at VMI (8-3, 1-0)                                              VMI     (-6)

Alabama A&M (8-4, 2-0) at Birmingham-Southern (5-7, 2-0)      AAMU (-2)

 



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Birmingham-Southern Leads Big South at Midpoint

 

The Big South Conference has reached the halfway point and, surprisingly, the Birmingham-Southern Panthers are currently in first place with a perfect 7-0 record in league play. The Panthers struggled early and often throughout the non-conference schedule with a lack of scoring and defensive capabilities. Birmingham-Southern entered Big South play with a 3-7 record.

 

Once the Panthers reached the conference schedule they seemed to turn a 180. The team that struggled to score 60 points on a regular basis now leads the Big South with 77.9 ppg during Big South play. Birmingham-Southern is also shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 44.6 percent from 3 during the conference schedule, and BSC leads the Big South in both categories.

 

Richard Kanagy has been the catalyst for the Panthers during their current winning streak. The senior point guard has scored 20 or more points four times during BSC’s first seven conference games. During Big South play Kanagy leads the league with 19 ppg and an impressive 3.1 spg. Kanagy also averages 4.4 rpg and 4.1 apg, which is second in the Big South during that span. Kanagy has been doing everything that he possibly can, from scoring to rebounding to getting guys the ball to playing defense. He’s simply done it all and consistently does whatever is needed for the Panthers to be successful.

 

Birmingham-Southern has a big road game at Alabama A&M (11-7, 5-3) Thursday night in the Big South Game of the Week. The Panthers will follow that up next Thursday with a game against second place Charleston Southern (9-8, 6-1) in what is sure to be the Big South Game of the Week as well.

 

Should BSC defeat Alabama A&M and Charleston Southern, it would be in the driver’s seat heading down the home stretch with a very good chance to win the Big South Regular Season Championship. The Panther’s toughest remaining games are at Alabama A&M, Charleston Southern, Alabama State, and at VMI. Crazy things can happen in college basketball, but with the way Kanagy has been playing lately it’s hard to imagine BSC losing more than three games from here on out. Stay up to date with the happenings in the Big South Conference by following the Big South Sports Blog.

 

 

CURRENT BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

 

POS     TEAM                                                 OVR    CONF

1          Birmingham-Southern                     10-7    7-0

2          Charleston Southern                         9-8      6-1

3          Liberty                                                8-9      5-2

T4       Alabama State                                   12-6    5-3

T4       Alabama A&M                                    11-7    5-3

6          Winthrop                                           12-5    4-3      !

7          VMI                                                     11-6    4-3

8          Mississippi Valley State                    4-13    2-5      @

9          High Point                                          6-11    2-5     

10       Radford                                              5-13    2-6

11       UNC-Asheville                                    4-13    1-6

12       Coastal Carolina                                1-17    1-7

 

! – Winthrop currently holds tie breaker over VMI due to head-to-head victory

@ - Mississippi Valley State currently holds tie breaker over High Point due to head-to-head victory

 

 

BIG SOUTH PLAYER AWARDS PREDICTIONS

 

Player of the Year:

Richard Kanagy                     Sr.        PG       Birmingham-Southern (14.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.6 spg)

 

Defensive Player of the Year:

Brian Storm                           Sr.        C          Mississippi Valley State (9.8 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg)

 

Freshman of the Year:

Mark Parry                            Fr.        PG       Birmingham-Southern (7.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.5 apg)

 

 



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Big South Tournament Field Finalized

 

The field for the 84 Big South Tournament is finally set. All games will take place on the campus of Charleston Southern in Charleston, South Carolina due to the Bucs winning the Big South Championship. The teams will be seeded one through six in each division with the top two seeds receiving a bye in the opening round. The Big South Tournament will open with four games on Wednesday morning and conclude Saturday evening with the championship game. Birmingham-Southern enters as the top seed from the west division and will be looking to repeat as Big South Tournament Champions as well as earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. The Panthers started conference play 7-0 but have cooled off having lost three of the previous five games. That’s not the wave of momentum BSC was hoping for entering the tournament.

 

Charleston Southern should be the early favorite after finishing Big South play with a 14-2 record. However, the Buccaneers have been pushed to overtime in their last two games and BSC is responsible for one of the Bucs two Big South losses. Charleston Southern and BSC should advance to the semifinals and should be joined by Alabama State or VMI and Winthrop or Alabama A&M. The Alabama State-VMI game should be a very interesting one to watch, should VMI beat UNC-Asheville in the opening round. Winthrop should defeat Alabama A&M, but don’t be surprised if the Bulldogs pull off an upset. Alabama A&M is a team that is certainly capable of winning the entire tournament, but also a team that is capable of getting upset in the opening round. The Bulldogs will be an intriguing team to watch.

 

Charleston Southern, with its combination of talent and home court advantage, should advance to the championship game. The Buccaneers opponent for the championship game is possibly anyone’s guess. Winthrop defeated both Alabama A&M and Birmingham-Southern this season, but had the luxury of playing both teams at home. Birmingham-Southern and Alabama A&M split their two meetings this season with the home team winning each meeting. Whoever emerges from that side of the bracket to play the Bucs will have its hands full. The championship game should once again be a classic, but look for Charleston Southern to ride its home court advantage to a victory and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

 

84 BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

at Charleston, S.C.

 

Wednesday – First Round

Game 1: [3] Alabama A&M (15-11) vs. [6] Coastal Carolina (2-24)                   AAMU (-17)

Game 2: [4] Liberty (11-15) vs. [5] Mississippi Valley State (9-17)                   LIB (-3)

Game 3: [3] VMI (17-9) vs. [6] UNC-Asheville (6-20)                                          VMI (-21)

Game 4: [4] High Point (11-15) vs. [5] Radford (7-19)                                       HPU (-2)

 

Thursday – Second Round

Game 5: [2] Winthrop (19-7) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 6: [1] Birmingham-Southern (15-11) vs. Game 2 Winner

Game 7: [2] Alabama State (16-10) vs. Game 3 Winner

Game 8: [1] Charleston Southern (17-9) vs. Game 4 Winner

 

Friday – Semifinals

Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

Game 10: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

 

Saturday – Championship Game

Game 11: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner

 



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Big South Tournament Day One Recap

 

The first day of the 84 Big South Tournament is over and it’s time to look back at a day full of action. Of the four games played Wednesday, only one was fairly competitive with the others being one-sided for the most part. Below we’ll summarize each game and look ahead to tomorrow’s second round action!

 

GAME 1: [3] Alabama A&M 68, [6] Coastal Carolina 57

Coastal Carolina just was not able to hang around with Alabama A&M and as a result its abysmal season is finally over. Alabama A&M set the tone early and had its way with the Chanticleers. The Bulldogs got to the free throw line early and often throughout the game for easy points. Coastal Carolina also found itself in extreme foul trouble throughout the game and could never really find a rhythm. Freddie Williams led the Chanticleers in scoring with 12 points off of four made 3-pointers. Christopher Peake and David Clayborn scored 12 and points, respectively, for Alabama A&M. Terry Beals was named the player of the game with a performance that included 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals for the Bulldogs off the bench.

 

GAME 2: [4] Liberty 84, [5] Mississippi Valley State 80

This was definitely the closest contested game of the day with lead changes occurring all throughout the game. Liberty used an 11-3 run halfway through the second half to go up 59-52. Mississippi Valley State was able to cut the Flames lead to three on three separate occasions in the final 1:40 of the game, but Liberty responded by connecting on all of its free throw attempts down the stretch despite making just 40 percent of its free throw attempts for the entire game. Freddie Fulghum led Mississippi Valley State with a game-high 20 points. Nicholas Bold and Michael Reid added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Delta Devils. Stewart Hayhurst led Liberty with 18 points off the bench in just 18 minutes of action and earned player of the game recognition for his performance. Steven Hacker also provided a spark off the bench with 11 points in 13 minutes. Francis Youung, John Boyle and Phil Marchand led the starters with 13, 11 and 10 points, respectively.

 

GAME 3: [3] VMI 75, [6] UNC-Asheville 39

VMI’s top ranked defense in the Big South flexed its muscle and held UNC-Asheville to just 30.4 percent shooting from the field. The Bulldogs made just 14 field goals in the entire game and were held to just 17 second half points. Donald Johnson led VMI with eight points. Marion Steward was named player of the game after a double-double performance with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Christopher Perlman scored 13 points for the Keydets and John Pryor added 11 points off the bench.

 

GAME 4: [4] High Point 87, [5] Radford 77

Despite committing 17 turnovers, High Point was able to pound Radford inside for 40 points and came away with the victory in the opening night’s final game. Joseph Harris led the inside attack for High Point with a game-high 19 points. The Panthers built a 46-34 lead at the half, but Radford caused fits for High Point throughout the second half. However, the Highlanders dug too deep of a hole and could not dig themselves out during the second half. Robert Purcell led Radford with 14 points. Shad Robertson and Victor Lemelin added 11 and 10 points for the Highlanders. Clyde Johnson and Eric Smith scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for High Point off the bench. Thomas Hendrix also scored 10 points for the Panthers.

 

The schedule and lines for tomorrow’s second round action is as follows:

 

Game 5: [2] Winthrop (19-7) vs. [3] Alabama A&M (16-11)                              WIN (-5)

Game 6: [1] Birmingham-Southern (15-11) vs. [4] Liberty (12-15)                  BSC (-5)

Game 7: [2] Alabama State (16-10) vs. [3] VMI (18-9)                                       ALST (-2)

Game 8: [1] Charleston Southern (17-9) vs. [4] High Point (12-15)                 CSU (-12)

 

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Big South Tournament Day Two Recap

 

The opening day of the Big South Tournament was definitely lacking in drama, however, the second day more than made up for it with three nail-biting games, two of which went into overtime.

 

GAME 5: [2] Winthrop 95, [3] Alabama A&M 89 (OT)

Alabama A&M appeared to be just 15 second away from a big upset and advancing to the semifinals of the Big South Tournament. Roger Kimble stepped to the free throw line for two shots with the Bulldogs leading 75-73. Kimble made the first shot but missed the second shot leaving the Bulldogs with a 76-73 lead. Christopher Briggs hit iron on a 3-point attempt coming out of a timeout, but Mark Williams was able to get around a box out attempt and grabbed the offensive rebound. Williams dribbled to the top of the arch and nailed a 3 to tie the game at 76-76 with 0:04 left in the game to force overtime. The Bulldogs kept it close during overtime and cut the Eagles lead to 85-84 with 1:35 left in overtime. However, Alabama A&M ran out of gas and only made one field goal throughout the rest of overtime while Winthrop went 10-for-12 from the free throw line during that stretch to seal the victory. Franjo Zentner put up a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Franjo Zaharek led Winthrop with 16 points. Richard Sullivan added 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Joshua Mallery and Richard Ruggles added 11 points each. David Clayborn had a big game for Alabama A&M with 15 points and eight rebounds. Christopher Peake led the Bulldogs with 19 points and William Herrington added 16 points and seven rebounds.

 

GAME 6: [1] Birmingham-Southern 87, Liberty 85

Freshman Mark Parry had his best performance in his young career thus far for BSC. Parry was named player of the game after scoring 15 points with four assists and no turnovers. The Panthers had an eight-point lead at the half, but couldn’t maintain the lead throughout the second half. Birmingham-Southern trailed 80-77 with 3:15 left in the game. The Panthers finally tied the game at 83-83 with just 0:24 left. Parry drew a foul and knocked down both free throws to give BSC an 85-83 lead with 22 second remaining. Francis Young tipped in a missed shot on the other end to tie the game once again, but Parry drew another foul and made two more free throws with four second left in the game to give BSC an 87-85 lead and eventual victory. Young led Liberty with 18 points and Phil Marchand added 12 points. Liberty shot just 36.4 percent from 3 and BSC made 20-of-26 free throw attempts. The Panthers bench also scored 40 points and was led by Shaun McCague, Donald Bowen and Jeffrey Cain with 12, 14 and 10 points, respectively. Cain scored 10 points in just six minutes of playing time. Richard Kanagy had another big performance for BSC with 13 points, six assists, and three rebounds. Donald Dargan scored 11 points with six rebounds.

 

GAME 7: [3] VMI 69, [2] Alabama State 66 (OT)

After holding Alabama State in check throughout most of the game, VMI found itself in a hole late against the Hornets. The Keydets connected on 3’s in back-to-back possessions in the final 25 seconds to force overtime. Both teams traded blows in overtime until the final two minutes of the extra period. Alabama State missed turned the ball over on back-to-back possessions and missed four consecutive shots from the field. An Austin Vanbrunt putback gave VMI a 68-66 lead and ultimately led to victory for the Keydets. VMI capitalized on Alabama State turnovers throughout the game, outscoring the Hornets 17-3 in points off turnovers. Vanbrunt was named player of the game after scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds. Thomas Kelly and Antonio Hyden each added 12 points for VMI. Richard Care led Alabama State with a game-high 19 points.

 

GAME 8: [1] Charleston Southern 81, [4] High Point 48

The final game of the night was the only one that didn’t have last second drama, but host Charleston Southern’s home crowd didn’t seem to mind the result. The Buccaneers edged out a five-point lead at halftime before dismantling the Panthers 46-18 in the second half. High Point shot just 27.3 percent from 3 and turned the ball over 18 times. Charleston Southern scored 25 points off of High Point’s turnovers. Clyde Johnson led the Panthers with 11 points. Joel Longoria scored 13 points for the Bucs and Glenn Allan was named player of the game after an 18-point performance.

 

The final four of the 84 Big South Tournament is set! If today was any indication, tomorrow should be another day full of down-to-the-wire action. Below is the schedule and line for both games.

 

Game 9: [1] Birmingham-Southern (16-11) vs. [2] Winthrop (20-7)                BSC (-2)

Game 10: [1] Charleston Southern (18-9) vs. [3] VMI (19-9)                            CSU (-2)

 

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BIG SOUTH AWARDS

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Richard Kanagy                     PG       Sr.        Birmingham-Southern (18.3 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.3 spg)

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Richard Kanagy                     PG       Sr.        Birmingham-Southern (18.3 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.3 spg)

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Mark Parry                            PG       Fr.        Birmingham-Southern (8.4 ppg)

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kevin Adams                         HC                   Charleston Southern (18-10)

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG SOUTH

PG       Richard Kanagy                     Sr.        Birmingham-Southern (18.3 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.3 spg)

SG        Christopher Peake                Sr.        Alabama A&M (12.3 ppg, 2.7 apg)

SF        Joel Longoria                          Sr.        Charleston Southern (12.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg)

PF        Thomas Mandel                    Sr.        Charleston Southern (7.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg)

C          Nathan Forbes                       Sr.        Charleston Southern (7.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg)

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG SOUTH

PG       Seth Hall                                 Sr.        Alabama A&M (10.9 ppg, 3.9 apg)

SG        Glenn Allen                            Sr.        Charleston Southern (10.7 ppg, 2.0 apg)

SF        Phil Marchand                       Jr.        Liberty (10.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg)

PF        Marion Steward                    So.       VMI (7.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg)

C          Christopher Perlman            Sr.        VMI (8.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg)

 

THIRD TEAM ALL-BIG SOUTH

PG       Douglas Dorado                     Jr.        Charleston Southern (11.3 ppg, 3.6 apg)

SG        Francis Young                        Sr.        Liberty (13.1 ppg, 1.8 apg)

SF        Franjo Zaharek                      Jr.        Winthrop (10.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg)

PF        Donald Dargan                      So.       Birmingham-Southern (6.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg)

C          Ronald Dunn                         Sr.        Winthrop (8.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg)

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG SOUTH

PG       Joshua Mallery                      Winthrop

            Donald Bowen                       Birmingham-Southern

            John Boyle                              Liberty

SG        Richard Cate                          Alabama State

            John Pryor                             VMI

            Rafael Robbins                      High Point

SF        Michael Davis                       Birmingham-Southern

            Mark Shanklin                       Alabama A&M

            Philip Moriarty                      Alabama State

PF        William Herrington               Alabama A&M

            Michael Sparkman                Alabama State

            Michael Stutes                       Birmingham-Southern

C          Brian Storm                           Mississippi Valley State

            Michael Lablanc                    Alabama State

            Franjo Zentner                      Winthrop



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Big South Tournament Semifinal Recap

 

The championship game is set for the 84 Big South Tournament and both semifinal games today provided plenty of surprises. Birmingham-Southern advancing to the championship game was not a surprise, but the manner in which it won was very surprising and the home crowd was stunned silent when VMI knocked off host Charleston Southern. Below we’ll recap each game.

 

GAME 9: [1] Birmingham-Southern 81, [2] Winthrop 60

This game was close for the first 12 minutes of regulation and then BSC ended the half on a 20-9 run. The Panthers held the lead throughout the second half until finally pulling away with another big run. Birmingham-Southern closed the game on a 21-10 run. Birmingham-Southern forced the Eagles into 18 turnovers and scored 23 points off of those turnovers. The Panthers bench also outscored Winthrop’s bench 45-29. Winthrop made just 47.6 percent of its free throw attempts while BSC was 20-of-26 from the line. Donald Bowen was named player of the game after scoring 12 points with nine assists and three steals off the bench for BSC. Richard Kanagy added 14 points with four assists and six rebounds. Mark Parry and Shawn Beauvais each scored 10 points. George Brown and Franjo Zaharek led Winthrop with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

 

GAME 10: [3] VMI 54, [1] Charleston-Southern 52

Marion Steward only scored five points for VMI, but he made perhaps the biggest plays of the game in the closing seconds. Steward scored off of a baseline drive with 32 seconds remaining to give VMI a 52-49 lead over host Charleston Southern. Antonio Hyden knocked down a pair of free throws to extend VMI’s lead to 54-49 with sixteen second left in the game. Joel Longoria missed a 3 for CSU and it was Steward who secured the rebound and sealed the victory for VMI. Longoria led Charleston Southern with 13 points, five assists, and six rebounds. Douglas Dorado and Glenn Allan added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Buccaneers. VMI’s stingy defense held CSU to 32 percent shooting from the 3 and only gave the Bucs three free throw opportunities. Christopher Perlman led VMI with 15 points and six rebounds. John Pryor added 10 points off the bench.

 

Birmingham-Southern will play in the Big South Tournament championship game for the third consecutive season and will look to repeat as tournament champs. VMI is looking to win its second Big South Tournament Championship in the last four seasons. Check back tomorrow for our championship game coverage!

 

Big South Tournament Championship Game

[1] Birmingham-Southern (17-11) vs. [3] VMI (20-9)                                        BSC (-3)

 

 



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Birmingham-Southern Wins Big South Tournament Crown

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. | Despite starting the season 3-7, the Birmingham-Southern Panthers are headed back to the NCAA Tournament after defeating VMI 54-49 to win the 84 Big South Tournament Championship.

 

Donald Dargan led BSC with 14 points and eight rebounds and was named Tournament MVP for his effort.

 

“Donald was big for us today,” said BSC coach Jeremy Knight, “it seemed like every time we needed a score or a rebound he came through for us.”

 

Birmingham-Southern lost to VMI a little over a week ago, 59-56 on the road, and it appeared that the Panthers would fall victim once again to the Keydets slow, methodical pace of play. At the half VMI led 22-20 and BSC was just 0-for-3 from the free throw line. The Panthers, however, did manage to keep the score close by holding VMI to just 1-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc in the opening half.

 

“The loss [against VMI] last week was fresh on all of our guys’ mind. We knew coming in that VMI would play a slow game and as a result they weren’t going to make many mistakes. With the pace they play at when they do make mistakes it doesn’t hurt them as much. Our plan coming into the game was to get them to make mistakes by attacking the rim and getting their guys in foul trouble. We didn’t do a very good job of that in the first half and it showed on the scoreboard.”

 

The Panthers carried out the game plan to perfection in the second half. Birmingham-Southern only attempted four 3-point shots the entire game, but they were able to get to the free throw line 21 times in the second half and connected on 15 of those attempts.

 

“We did a much better job of executing our game plan in the second half. Shawn [Beauvais] and Donald were excellent down low and Richard [Kanagy] did a superb job of putting pressure on their defense, like he has all season long. We felt like [Antonio] Hyden did a lot of things for them. He may not score double-digits every night but he does a lot for that team that makes them go. We wanted to make it a point of emphasis to take him out of the game and our guys did a great job of that as well.”

 

Beauvais scored 13 points and Kanagy added 12 points.

 

The Panthers defense held Hyden to just 1-of-7 shooting for the game. With 8:35 remaining in the game the Panthers trailed 49-40. Birmingham-Southern responded by holding VMI scoreless for the remainder of the game and scored 14 points in that span. Dargan gave BSC a 51-49 lead after making a pair of free throws with 44 seconds remaining in the game.

 

“I’m just so proud of this team,” an emotional Knight said, “These guys fought through so much adversity this season. We started the season 3-7. I’ve never had a team start the season off that poorly before. Our guys could have thrown in the towel right there, but they didn’t. They continued to work hard everyday and now we’re sitting here as conference champions going to play in the NCAA Tournament again.”

 

The conference tournament championship is the second consecutive for the Panthers and the third during Knight’s tenure. Birmingham-Southern has now won the Big South Tournament 11 times, second only to Alabama A&M’s 14 titles.

 

The Panthers will be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time under Knight’s reign and for the third consecutive season. Birmingham-Southern will most likely be a 15- or 16-seed due to their rocky start to the season.



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NCAA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

 

SOUTH SUB-REGIONAL

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[1] Connecticut (30-0) vs. [16] Birmingham-Southern (18-11)

The good news for Birmingham-Southern is that Connecticut only has nine players on scholarship. The bad news is that the majority of those players are future NBA players and each one is worlds ahead of the level of competition the Big South Conference features. The Panthers will have the deeper bench, but it won’t matter. Birmingham-Southern did a nice job of going 12-4 in conference play and winning the Big South Tournament title, but the Panthers were 3-7 against non-conference opponents. Unfortunately for BSC, Connecticut is not a member of the Big South.



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NCAA TOURNAMENT

DIVISION III

 

FIRST ROUND

MIDWEST

[1] Dallas 86, [16] Johns Hopkins 46

[8] Chowan College 92, [9] Hampden-Sydney 88

[5] Union College 84, [12] Lebanon Valley 80

[4] Augustana College 88, [13] Marietta College 74

[11] Fitchburg State 96, [6] St. Norbert 95 (OT)

[3] Wisconsin-Stevens Point 98, [14] Geneseo 67

[7] Menlo College 93, [10] Shenandoah 78

[2] William Patterson 67, [15] Upper Iowa 65

EAST

[1] Howard Payne 68, [16] Concordia-Moorhead 53

[9] Southwestern 91, [8] Bethany College 81

[12] Anderson 78, [5] Misericordia 62

[13] Westminster (MO) 63, [4] Catholic 61

[6] Ozarks 72, [11] Brooklyn College 62

[3] Greensboro College 93, [14] Olivet College 41

[10] Vassar College 75, [7] Moravian College 52

[2] Colorado College 89, [15] Ohio Wesleyan 53

SOUTH

[1] Wisconsin-Stout 114, [16] Trinity College 73

[9] Lewis and Clark 68, [8] Yeshiva 58

[12] Texas-Tyler 91, [5] Sewanee 83

[4] Oglethorpe 83, [13] Philadelphia Biblical 62

[11] Clarkson 67, [6] Mary Hardin-Baylor 61

[3] Utica College 88, [14] Casleton State 73

[7] Wisconsin Lutheran 64, [10] City College of New York 50

[2] Chestnut Hill 103, [15] Capital 80

WEST

[1] Centre College 74, [16] Southern Vermont 68

[8] Wilkes 83, [9] Oneonta 71

[5] Lakeland College 67, [12] St. Mary’s 60

[13] Concordia-Austin 75, [4] California Tech 59

[11] Rochester Tech 63, [6] Ramapo College 53

[3] Neumann College 76, [14] Williamette 62

[7] Heidelberg 70, [10] Endicott College 65

[2] La Grange College 74, [15] Massachusetts Liberal Arts 58

 

SECOND ROUND

MIDWEST

[1] Dallas 105, [8] Chowan College 84

[4] Augustana College 106, [5] Union College 80

[3] Wisconsin-Stevens Point 98, [11] Fitchburg State 52

[2] William Patterson 103, [7] Menlo College 83

EAST

[1] Howard Payne 79, [9] Southwestern 69 (OT)

[13] Westminster (MO) 72, [12] Anderson 61

[3] Greensboro College 89, [6] Ozarks 62

[2] Colorado College 70, [10] Vassar College 66 (OT)

SOUTH

[1] Wisconsin-Stout 80, [9] Lewis and Clark 64

[12] Texas-Tyler 88, [4] Oglethorpe 84

[3] Utica College 90, [11] Clarkson 60

[7] Wisconsin Lutheran 71, [2] Chestnut Hill 68

WEST

[1] Centre College 80, [8] Wilkes 77

[5] Lakeland College 65, [13] Concordia-Austin 48

[11] Rochester Tech 72, [3] Neumann College 69

[2] La Grange College 63, [7] Heidelberg 57

 

SWEET SIXTEEN

MIDWEST

[1] Dallas 71, [4] Augustana College 67

[3] Wisconsin-Stevens Point 118, [2] William Patterson 81

EAST

[1] Howard Payne 79, [13] Westminster (MO) 70 (OT)

[2] Colorado College 78, [3] Greensboro College 57

SOUTH

[12] Texas-Tyler 83, [1] Wisconsin-Stout 80

[3] Utica College 75, [7] Wisconsin Lutheran 67

WEST

[5] Lakeland College 70, [1] Centre College 58

[11] Rochester Tech 66, [2] La Grange College 65

 

ELITE EIGHT

MIDWEST

[3] Wisconsin-Stevens Point 83, [1] Dallas 74 (OT)

EAST

[1] Howard Payne 63, [2] Colorado College 58

SOUTH

[3] Utica College 104, [12] Texas-Tyler 85

WEST

[5] Lakeland College 58, [11] Rochester Tech 56

 

FINAL FOUR

[3] Wisconsin-Stevens Point 85, [1] Howard Payne 78 (OT)

[3] Utica College 78, [5] Lakeland College 63

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

[3] Wisconsin-Stevens Point 115, [3] Utica College 85

 

 

 

NCAA TOURNAMENT

DIVISION II

 

FIRST ROUND

MIDWEST

[1] Tarleton State 61, [16] Fort Valley State 46

[8] Cal State-Santa Barbara 66, [9] Florida Southern 57

[5] Indianapolis 71, [12] Ouachita Baptist 64

[4] Merrimack College 68, [13] North Dakota State 51

[6] West Texas A&M 101, [11] Western Oregon 91

[3] Cal State-Chico 79, [14] Lake Superior State 63

[7] LIU-CW Post 66, [10] West Florida 57

[2] Colorado School of Mines 81, [15] Post 57

EAST

[1] Northwest Nazarene 85, [16] San Francisco State 60

[8] Bowie State 80, [9] Fort Hays State 57

[12] Wisconsin-Parkside 62, [5] Delta State 57

[13] Catawba College 88, [4] Southeast Oklahoma State 68

[6] Philadelphia 56, [11] USC-Upstate 55

[3] Wayne State (MI) 87, [14] Central Oklahoma 83

[7] Grand Canyon 73, [10] Southwest Minnesota State 69

[2] Mercyhurst College 72, [15] Alaska-Fairbanks 65

SOUTH

[1] New Jersey Tech 61, [16] Findlay 60

[9] Salem International 92, [8] Mount Olive 75

[5] Eastern New Mexico 102, [12] Armstrong Atlantic State 86

[13] Arkansas-Monticello 77, [4] Southwest Baptist 69

[11] Hillsdale College 58, [6] Quincy 53

[3] Cal Poly-Pomona 106, [14] Molloy College 79

[7] Chaminade 74, [10] Rollins College 60

[2] Southern New Hampshire 73, [15] Clarion 66

WEST

[1] UNC-Pembroke 80, [16] California-San Diego 70

[8] Oakland City 64, [9] Northern Kentucky 57

[12] Angelo State 108, [5] St. Paul’s College 94

[4] Limestone College 75, [13] Seattle 66

[6] Cal State-Los Angeles 86, [11] Minnesota State-Moorhead 61

[14] Charleston 46, [3] Midwestern State 43

[10] St. Michael’s 68, [7] Western State 59

[15] Felician College 70, [2] Green Mountain 65

 

SECOND ROUND

MIDWEST

[1] Tarleton State 77, [8] Cal State-Santa Barbara 68 (OT)

[4] Merrimack College 62, [5] Indianapolis 60

[3] Cal State-Chico 90, [6] West Texas A&M 86

[2] Colorado School of Mines 80, [7] LIU-CW Post 76

EAST

[1] Northwest Nazarene 98, [8] Bowie State 79

[12] Wisconsin-Parkside 65, [13] Catawba College 52

[6] Philadelphia 70, [3] Wayne State (MI) 69 (OT)

[2] Mercyhurst College 86, [7] Grand Canyon 70

SOUTH

[1] New Jersey Tech 79, [9] Salem International 61

[5] Eastern New Mexico 79, [13] Arkansas-Monticello 73

[3] Cal Poly-Pomona 76, [11] Hillsdale College 60

[2] Southern New Hampshire 85, [7] Chaminade 73

WEST

[1] UNC-Pembroke 77, [8] Oakland City 69

[12] Angelo State 95, [4] Limestone College 84 (OT)

[6] Cal State-Los Angeles 67, [14] Charleston 52

[10] St. Michael’s 73, [15] Felician College 64

 

SWEET SIXTEEN

MIDWEST

[4] Merrimack College 66, [1] Tarleton State 55

[2] Colorado School of Mines 73, [3] Cal State-Chico 67

EAST

[1] Northwest Nazarene 65, [12] Wisconsin-Parkside 54

[6] Philadelphia 52, [2] Mercyhurst College 50

SOUTH

[1] New Jersey Tech 79, [5] Eastern New Mexico 65

[3] Cal Poly-Pomona 111, [2] Southern New Hampshire 81

WEST

[1] UNC-Pembroke 96, [12] Angelo State 74

[10] St. Michael’s 93, [6] Cal State-Los Angeles 82

 

ELITE EIGHT

MIDWEST

[2] Colorado School of Mines 74, [4] Merrimack College 71

EAST

[1] Northwest Nazarene 67, [6] Philadelphia 50

SOUTH

[1] New Jersey Tech 77, [3] Cal Poly-Pomona 72 (OT)

WEST

[1] UNC-Pembroke 110, [10] St. Michael’s 75

 

FINAL FOUR

[2] Colorado School of Mines 86, [1] Northwest Nazarene 79

[1] New Jersey Tech 69, [1] UNC-Pembroke 63

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

[2] Colorado School of Mines 69, [1] New Jersey Tech 65

 

 

NIT

 

FIRST ROUND

[1] Furman 70, [8] Rutgers 60

[5] Stanford 81, [4] Maryland 70

[6] Vanderbilt 111, [3] Robert Morris 101 (2OT)

[2] Columbia 63, [7] Texas Southern 48

[1] Arizona State 52, [8] Michigan 50

[4] Dartmouth 78, [5] DePaul 75

[6] LSU 71, [3] Virginia 63

[2] La Salle 57, [7] San Jose State 54 (OT)

[1] Brown 85, [8] Georgia Tech 74

[5] Western Carolina 71, [4] Long Island 65

[3] Miami (FL) 79, [6] USC 75

[2] Kentucky 68, [7] Cleveland State 53

[8] Fresno State 57, [1] Purdue 54

[4] Georgetown 71, [5] Wichita State 57

[3] Prairie View A&M 71, [6] Howard 54

[2] Oregon 79, [7] Clemson 72

 

SECOND ROUND

[1] Furman 67, [5] Stanford 59

[6] Vanderbilt 77, [2] Columbia 63

[1] Arizona State 55, [4] Dartmouth 42

[2] La Salle 76, [6] LSU 71 (OT)

[1] Brown 74, [5] Western Carolina 66

[2] Kentucky 69, [5] Miami (FL) 59

[4] Georgetown 85, [8] Fresno State 61

[3] Prairie View A&M 74, [2] Oregon 68

 

THIRD ROUND

[1] Furman 59, [6] Vanderbilt 52

[2] La Salle 61, [1] Arizona State 50

[2] Kentucky 73, [1] Brown 70 (OT)

[4] Georgetown 88, [3] Prairie View A&M 71

 

SEMIFINALS (@ New York, N.Y.)

---Madison Square Garden---

[2] La Salle 60, [1] Furman 53

[4] Georgetown 61, [2] Kentucky 60 (OT)

 

CHAMPIONSHIP (@ New York, N.Y.)

---Madison Square Garden---

[4] Georgetown 64, [2] La Salle 59

 

 

 

NCAA TOURNAMENT

DIVISION I

 

FIRST ROUND

MIDWEST

[1] Florida 105, [16] Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 55

[8] Louisville 79, [9] Princeton 67

[12] Wisconsin 57, [5] Arizona 54

[4] Baylor 81, [13] Central Connecticut State 60

[6] Florida State 91, [11] Hampton 87

[3] Utah 78, [14] Wofford 53

[7] Syracuse 70, [10] Oklahoma State 55

[2] Michigan State 65, [15] California-Irvine 54

EAST

[1] Colorado 71, [16] UAB 54

[9] Oregon State 52, [8] Minnesota 47

[5] Wake Forest 87, [12] Florida A&M 65

[13] Idaho State 71, [4] Providence 69

[6] Washington 81, [11] Gardner-Webb 49

[3] Illinois 71, [14] George Mason 58

[10] St. John’s 62, [7] San Diego State 58

[2] Tennessee 81, [15] Ball State 62

SOUTH

[1] Connecticut 72, [16] Birmingham-Southern 48

[8] UCLA 76, [9] Bradley 63

[5] Ohio State 66, [12] South Carolina 50

[4] Oklahoma 73, [13] UMBC 48

[6] Gonzaga 85, [11] South Florida 71

[3] Virginia Tech 72, [14] Chicago State 39

[7] Air Force 86, [10] Kansas 76

[2] Indiana 93, [15] Charlotte 75

WEST

[1] California 97, [16] Detroit 62

[8] Northwestern 64, [9] Massachusetts 50

[5] Seton Hall 71, [12] Fairleigh Dickinson 55

[4] Texas 96, [13] Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61

[6] Alabama 74, [11] Harvard 72

[3] Iowa 72, [14] Washington State 60

[7] Texas A&M 75, [10] Texas Christian 67

[2] Duke 65, [15] Marist 43

 

SECOND ROUND
MIDWEST

[8] Louisville 83, [1] Florida 79

[4] Baylor 77, [12] Wisconsin 65

[3] Utah 69, [6] Florida State 55

[2] Michigan State 62, [7] Syracuse 59

EAST

[1] Colorado 66, [9] Oregon State 59

[5] Wake Forest 78, [13] Idaho State 71

[3] Illinois 77, [6] Washington 62

[2] Tennessee 91, [10] St. John’s 83

SOUTH

[1] Connecticut 67, [8] UCLA 51

[4] Oklahoma 78, [5] Ohio State 68

[3] Virginia Tech 65, [6] Gonzaga 62

[2] Indiana 66, [7] Air Force 62

WEST

[8] Northwestern 57, [1] California 47

[5] Seton Hall 82, [4] Texas 78

[6] Alabama 79, [3] Iowa 76 (OT)

[2] Duke 67, [7] Texas A&M 59

 

SWEET SIXTEEN

MIDWEST (@ Minneapolis, Minn.)

[8] Louisville 64, [4] Baylor 51

[3] Utah 66, [2] Michigan State 64

EAST (@ Washington, D.C.)

[1] Colorado 70, [5] Wake Forest 59

[3] Illinois 78, [2] Tennessee 77

SOUTH (@ Memphis, Tenn.)

[1] Connecticut 64, [4] Oklahoma 62

[3] Virginia Tech 75, [2] Indiana 61

WEST (@ Oakland, Calif.)

[8] Northwestern 56, [5] Seton Hall 52

[2] Duke 56, [6] Alabama 40

 

ELITE EIGHT

MIDWEST (@ Minneapolis, Minn.)

[3] Utah 57, [8] Louisville 48 (OT)

EAST (@ Washington, D.C.)

[3] Illinois 78, [1] Colorado 68

SOUTH (@ Memphis, Tenn.)

[3] Virginia Tech 50, [1] Connecticut 48

WEST (@ Oakland, Calif.)

[2] Duke 70, [8] Northwestern 51

 

FINAL FOUR (@ St. Louis, Mo.)

---Edward Jones Dome---

[3] Utah 74, [3] Illinois 66 (OT) 

[3] Virginia Tech 70, [2] Duke 61

 

CHAMPIONSHIP (@ St. Louis, Mo.)

---Edward Jones Dome---

[3] Virginia Tech 65, [3] Utah 50



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AP AWARDS

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Robert Ross                            SG        Sr.        Gonzaga (23.8 ppg, 3.9 apg)

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kevin Moline                         C          Sr.        Connecticut (9.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.2 spg, 1.8 bpg)

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

John Daniel                            PF        Fr.        California (13.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg)

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Brian Cowitz                          HC                   Connecticut (6th AP Coach of the Year Award)

*30-0 regular season record

*Big East Champions

*Big East Tournament Champions

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA

PG       Thomas Gassaway                 Sr.        Hampton (18.8 ppg, 2.4 apg)

SG        Robert Ross                            Sr.        Gonzaga (23.8 ppg, 3.9 apg)

SF        Igor Glomski                           Sr.        Hampton (15.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg)

PF        Adam Liles                             Sr.        Duquesne (17.1 ppg, 9.2 rpg)

C          John Fisher                            Sr.        Loyola (MD) (20.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg)

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA

PG       Richard Harber                     Sr.        Minnesota (19.2 ppg, 2.6 apg)

SG        Clinton Spooner                    Sr.        Florida A&M (24.6 ppg, 2.5 apg)

SF        David Pasko                           Sr.        UAB (20.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg)

PF        Brian Moore                           Sr.        Eastern Kentucky (17.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg)

C          Ellis Gurganus                       Jr.        Miami (FL) (19.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg)

 

THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICA

PG       David Golden                         Sr.        La Salle (23 ppg, 2.3 apg)

SG        John Scriber                           Jr.        Western Carolina (20.6 ppg, 2.3 apg)

SF        Miguel Silva                           Sr.        Idaho State (17.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

PF        Hugh Hughes                         Jr.        Navy (18.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg)

C          Frederick Carpenter             Sr.        Texas Christian (19.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg)

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

PG       Paul Shires                             Michigan State

            Oscar Morris                          Florida

            Devin Budge                          The Citadel

SG        Bo Todd                                  Princeton

            Michael Lowther                   Florida State

            Felix Meza                              BYU

SF        Edwin Statler                         Bradley

            Billy Wagner                          Drake

            Michael Bates                        Utah

PF        Dikembe Amedee                  Monmouth

            Marvin Knouse                      Rutgers

            Tony Raines                           Alabama

C          Thomas Bailey                       Southern Methodist

            Ernest Espinosa                    Washington

            Brett Henriksen                     Louisville

 



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FINAL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

 

Richard Kanagy         PG       Sr.

30 GP/26 GS              28.2mpg         45.8%/43.8%/84.9%         15.4 ppg         3.3 apg           2.9 rpg

*1st in Big South scoring

*8th in Big South assists

*3rd in Big South steals (1.6 spg)

*6th in Big South 3-point field goal percentage

*1st in Big South free throw percentage

*18th in NCAA free throw percentage

*Finished career with 44.3% 3-point field goal percentage (6th all-time at BSC)

*Finished career with 83.8% free throw percentage (1st all-time at BSC)

 

Jared Lobdell             PG       Sr.

30 GP/13 GS              19.9 mpg        44.5%/0.0%/78.0%           6.2 ppg           3.6 apg           2.3 rpg

*5th in Big South assists

*Finished career with 448 assists (2nd all-time at BSC, 4 assists shy of all-time record)

*Finished career with 76.7% free throw percentage (10th all-time at BSC)

 

Donald Bowen           PG       Jr.

30 GP/1 GS                17.9 mpg        49.3%/46.9%/55.6%         10.3 ppg         2.0 apg

*12th in Big South scoring

*8th in Big South field goal percentage

*2nd in Big South 3-point field goal percentage

 

Melvin Frisby             PG       Fr.

---Redshirted---

 

Shaun McCague        PG       Fr.

30 GP/0 GS                14.7 mpg        46.5%/ n-a /65.2%            1.8 ppg           0.7 apg           1.3 rpg

 

Mark Parry                PG       Fr.

30 GP/26 GS              20.9 mpg        42.9%/26.9%/67.1%         7.8 ppg           1.8 apg           1.7 rpg

 

Donald Gayhart         SG        Fr.

30 GP/24 GS              18.4 mpg        43.5%/0.0%/81.6%           2.8 ppg           2.0 apg           1.9 rpg

 

Michael Davis                        SF        Fr.

30 GP/19 GS              16.7 mpg        56.4%/50.0%/69.4%         3.8 ppg           1.0 apg           3.2 rpg

 

Michael Stutes           PF        Jr.

28 GP/3 GS                14.8 mpg        52.1%/ n-a /66.7%            3.7 ppg           3.9 rpg

 

Donald Dargan          PF        So.

30 GP/25 GS              22.1 mpg        48.7%/ n-a /61.6%           6.6 ppg           5.7 rpg         1.0 spg

*9th in Big South field goal percentage

 

Shawn Beauvais        C          So.

30 GP/8 GS                16.6 mpg        50.0%/ n-a /64.5%            5.4 ppg           5.4 rpg

 

Jeffrey Cain                C          Fr.

29 GP/5 GS                13.0 mpg        51.8%/ n-a /63.2%            5.2 ppg           3.0 rpg

 

 

TEAM STATISTICS

(Big South rank in parenthesis)

 

            OFFENSE       DEFENSE

PPG     68.7 (7th)       64.7 (3rd)

RPG    31.6 (9th)       32.1 (3rd)

APG    15.7 (1st)        11.7 (3rd)

TOPG  13.0 (2nd)       14.3 (7th)

FG%   47.7% (1st)    43.6% (4th)

FG3% 41.9% (1st)    31.3% (1st)

FT%   71.1% (3rd)    67.4% (1st)



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THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS

 

Knight Reflects on Season, Looks Ahead to Future

 

BIRMINGHAM | The Birmingham-Southern Panthers just finished the 84 season with an 18-12 overall record after a 72-48 loss to Connecticut in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers went 12-4 in Big South conference play, good enough for a second place finish, and went on to win the Big South Tournament with a 54-49 victory over VMI in the championship game. Birmingham-Southern will lose senior guard Richard Kanagy and Jared Lobdell to graduation, but the Panthers will return the rest of the roster which includes some very promising underclassmen. The Birmingham News recently sat down with BSC coach Jeremy Knight to get his thoughts on the previous season and his outlook for the future of the program.

 

BN:

Congrats Coach Knight on another great season at Birmingham-Southern. As you reflect, how would you grade this season?

 

JK:

I think this season was a great success for us. Each year our goal is to win the Big South Conference, then win the Big South Tournament, and finally to make the NCAA Tournament. We came up just short on winning the Big South Conference, but we took advantage of our opportunity to win the Big South Tournament and make the NCAA Tournament. Anytime you can accomplish the goals you set for your season I would say it’s a very successful season.

 

BN:

The team got off to a rocky start this season, going 3-7 in the non-conference schedule. Can you talk about that and some of the challenges it presented?

 

JK:

As a staff we knew coming into the season that this would be a challenging year for us. We went 16-0 last season in the Big South and lost five seniors who played some major minutes for us from that team. We had a very young team this season and we weren’t really sure which guys would take on different roles we needed for our team to be successful. Having said that, we were prepared for a challenging season but I don’t think any of us envisioned starting out 3-7. That was a very difficult time for our staff and me personally. In my entire career as a coach I’ve never had a losing record out of the conference or in conference play. I’m a very competitive person and I don’t like to lose, so it was very hard for me to start the season 3-7. But give our staff and our players credit; they could have very easily packed it in and instead we all continued to work hard every day and eventually turned it around.

 

BN:

You did a great job of righting the ship as you started Big South play 7-0. What adjustments did you and your staff make that helped the team bounce back from such a rough start?

 

JK:

We were 0-4 early on and at that point we weren’t really sure of what to do with our rotation. Guys that had some success last year weren’t exactly performing at the high level we expected and some new guys or guys that were less experienced were playing better than we expected. Those first few weeks were so difficult in terms of deciding who we should play and how long each player should play. We hoped the win against Arkansas would get us started on a winning streak, but that didn’t exactly happen. At that point my staff and I decided that we needed to take the approach that the conference schedule was a new season and prepare for that. We started the season off so bad and our RPI was awful so we knew the only way to make the NCAA Tournament was to win the Big South Tournament. We then spent less time in practice working on player development and more time going over our offensive and defensive sets because we felt like our young guys were talented enough already to compete in the Big South, but they were still very raw in their knowledge of our sets.

 

Because our team, overall, was so inexperienced in running our sets we played most of the nonconference schedule at a much slower tempo than we normally do. Our logic was that since most of our guys don’t know the offense at that point we knew they were going to make mistakes. We thought playing slower would in turn have our mistakes not hurt as much as they normally would, but in hindsight I think that hurt us more than it helped. We were playing so slow and not scoring any points. It was so painful to watch, and as you know, I’m a guy that likes to see the ball constantly going through the net and I like high scores. It just got to a point where it was so difficult watching us play each game that I decided if we’re going to lose lets at least lose while scoring a lot of points. Once we sped up our tempo we started winning more.

 

The other thing that helped us was the emergence of Richard Kanagy. In his first three years here he was stuck behind some very talented guards and never got serious minutes, so we weren’t really sure what he could do as one of the main guards on our team. He scored 19 points against Central Connecticut State and we were kinda’ like wow, we had no idea he could do that. He scored in double digits in five straight games and then he dropped 23 points on San Diego. At that point we knew he was going to be our guy and he just did so many different things for us. He made assists, he rebounded, he played defense, and he got a lot of steals. He’s just capable of impacting so many different areas of the game and we turned him loose in conference play. Once we started Big South play he averaged 18 points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals, and shot over 48 percent from the field and the 3-point line. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a player that could impact the game in so many ways and at the level that Richard did this season.  

 

BN:

You’re currently leading Birmingham-Southern through the most successful run in school history. In your 11 years as the head coach you’ve won four conference championships, three conference tournament championships, and played in four NCAA Tournaments. You’ve won two consecutive Big South Tournaments and have earned three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, a first in school history. What’s it like to think about all of the things you have accomplished at BSC so far?

 

JK:

I never really sit back and look at all of the things we’ve done here. I’ve been blessed to have some wonderful men on my staff and some great young men that have played for me. They’re just as much a reason for the success we’ve had here as I am. Everyone always asks me how it feels to go to three straight NCAA Tournaments and I never think of it that way. I do enjoy winning and I enjoy each championship or NCAA Tournament game, but I never sat down and made it a goal to go to three straight NCAA Tournaments. We went to the first one and it was a great experience. Then it became can BSC go back-to-back years in the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. Now it’s we’ve made it three years and next year everyone will be asking if we can make it four years in a row. I never try to think of our success like that because it can tend to make you complacent when you reflect on all of your success. In my mind we just lost the last game of the season. Our season is over. We did some great things but its time to focus on next year. We’re losing some great guys and we’ll need to replace them with some good recruits. I’m not focused on winning a third consecutive conference tournament or making four straight NCAA Tournaments. My mindset and our team’s mindset is doing what we need to do in order to win the 85 Big South Championship. We need to focus on what we need to do to win the 85 Big South Tournament. We need to focus on doing what we need to do to make the 85 NCAA Tournament. All of the things we’ve accomplished in the past is great, but it means nothing. We’re at the same spot as the other 11 Big South teams and we’re all fighting for the same thing. We need to focus on doing what we need to do in order to be successful, one day at a time and one game at a time, and everything will work out just fine for us in the end.

 

BN:

With all of the success you’ve experienced recently it’s reasonable to expect some mid-major or even high-major schools might come calling. Do you ever think about jumping ship to a different school or trying to move up to a bigger school?

 

JK:

I mean it’s not something I really think about. I don’t think about things like that because it can take away your focus from being successful where you are. At the end of the day, I want to be successful. I want to compete for championships, and I’m going to go to whichever schools gives me the best chance to be successful and win championships. I don’t get too caught up in whether a school is mid- or high-major. Yeah I could move up to a lower end high-major school and have a bigger budget, but I would get my brains beat in by the conference opponents for several years and that’s just not that appealing to me. I make enough money at BSC and I’ve been very blessed to be apart of a very successful run here. At the end of the day I’m happy here. We’re successful and we compete for championships. That’s all I can ask for.

 

BN:

You only lose two players from this year’s team and will return a deep roster next season with some talented young players. What is your expectation for next season?

 

JK:

 

Our expectations will be the same as they are every year. We want to win the conference, win the conference tournament, and make the NCAA Tournament. When we make the NCAA Tournament we want to advance in it. We’ll be in a really good spot next year with so many returners, but we still need to go out and reach our goals. There’s some really good coaches and great teams in the Big South and nothing is given. We have to take each game one at a time and focus on what we need to do in order to be successful. As long as we do that I have no doubt we can accomplish all of our goals.

 

BN:

Coach, thank you for your time. Congrats again on another great season and best of luck next year.

 

JK:

Thank you.






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