A career-high 26 points for Theo Johnson allowed the Liberty men's basketball team to garner a momentum building 80-69 win against the Radford Highlanders Thursday night. Johnson's 26 tallies mark the most points scored by a Flame this season, and he racked up most of his points at the foul line (14-of-18). Along with Johnson's effort, Andrew Smithfinished with a double-double, posting 20 points and 10 rebounds. Smith's point total falls one point shy of his career-high (21), which he set against Longwood on Feb. 17. David Andoh rounded out Liberty's double-digit scorers with 14 points. R.J. Price paced Radford with 20 points, followed by Javonte Green (16), YaYa Anderson (15) and Cameron Jones(11).
Four starters scored in double figures to lead the Presbyterian College men’s basketball team to the 80-69 upset win over Coastal Carolina Thursday night at the Templeton Center. The 11-point victory on Senior Night gave head coach Gregg Nibert his 400th career-win. PC snaps an 11-game losing streak against a Chanticleer team that had won six of its last seven contests. Seniors Jordan Downing and William Truss made their final game on the hardwood of the Templeton Center one to remember as they combined for 32 points, scoring 18 and 14 points, respectfully. Markus Terry led all scorers on the night with a season-high 19 points, 16 of those points coming in the second half. In addition, DeSean Murray had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Hose. Warren Gillis tallied 18 points for the Chanticleers, while Josh Cameron had 16 and Badou Diagne added 10 points.
Seniors Reco McCarter (17) and Andrew Ryan (14) combined for 31 points in their final home game to lead Campbell to a 65-50 Big South win over Winthrop Thursday night at Gore Arena. McCarter scored 13 of his game-high 17 in the second half and dealt six assists as Campbell (10-20, 4-13 Big South) ended a five-game losing streak. Ryan canned 4-of-8 threes and pulled down seven rebounds. Sophomore Quinton Ray came off the bench to score a career-high 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, while adding four assists. Freshman Curtis Phillips added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Camels. Keon Mooreled Winthrop (16-12, 11-6) with 16 points. Xavier Cooks added 13 points for the Eagles,
Senior Tyler Strange poured in a game-high 23 points to go along with a contest-best nine assists to lead Gardner-Webb to a 91-81 win over Charleston Southern in Big South Conference play on Senior Night in Paul Porter Arena Thursday night. With the win, Gardner-Webb (18-12, 10-7 Big South) ties its win total from last season and, coupled with losses by Winthrop, Radford and UNC Asheville Thursday night, jumps into sixth in the Big South standings and one game out of fourth place. Strange led all scorers with 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 15 in the first half after he connected on his first five shots from downtown. Jerome Hill recorded 18 points and eight boards on the night, moving within four points of tying Grayson Flittner for second on the program's Division I all-time scoring list. Saah Nimley led the way for Charleston Southern with 23 points, converting 14-of-16 at the free throw line, and dishing out three assists. Arlon Harper and Aaron Wheeler added 22 and 19 points, respectively, while Will Saunders chipped in 11 points off the bench.
High Point sits alone atop the Big South standings with one game to play after winning at UNC Asheville, 75-71, on Thursday night inside Kimmel Arena. With the victory, HPU (22-7, 13-4) holds a one game lead over Charleston Southern (18-10, 12-5), who the Panthers will face Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with the No. 1 Big South Tournament seed on the line. HPU was led by John Brown with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Brian Richardson added 11 points, while Adam Weary and Lorenzo Cugini finished with 10 points each. Asheville guardAndrew Rowsey scored a season-high 39 points and tied a school-record with eight 3-pointers.