Southern Conference Tournament Recaps
(Saturday, March 9th)
Final Score: Davidson 86, Georgia Southern 59
Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Nik Cochran buried 5-of-7 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points and seven assists, as the top-seeded Davidson Wildcats blew past the No. 9 seed Georgia Southern Eagles, 86-59, in the quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference Tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Tyler Kalinoski made 4-of-9 threes off the bench to finish with 14 points for the Wildcats (24-7), winners of 15 in a row. They'll face Appalachian State in the semifinals Sunday night. De'Mon Brooks added 13 points, Jake Cohen scored 12, and Chris Czerapowicz had 10 points in the victory.
Marvin Baynham and Cleon Roberts scored 13 apiece for the Eagles (14-19), who were the only SoCon team to beat Davidson in the regular season. Cameron Baskerville rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points, although he shot just 1-of-7 from the floor.
Davidson got right down to business with a 10-of-17 assault from 3-point range in the first half, as the Wildcats doubled up GSU at halftime, 45-22. They closed out the half with a 21-3 run.
The 'Cats led by as many as 31 before the final buzzer, as they shot a healthy 51.9 percent from the floor after halftime.
Davidson dished out 20 assists on 28 field goals for the game, while the Eagles were credited with only four assists as a team.
Final Score: Appalachian State 74, Furman 60
Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Nathan Healy and Jay Canty scored 13 points each as the fourth-seeded Appalachian State Mountaineers defeated the 12th- seeded Furman Paladins in the quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference Championship.
Jamaal Trice added 12 points for Appalachian State (15-15), which will take on the No. 1 seeded Davidson Wildcats in the semifinal round on Sunday.
Colin Reddick faced Furman (7-24) with 15 points. Kendrec Ferrara chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds while Charlie Reddick and Bobby Austin netted 11 points each for the Paladins.
The Mountaineers connected on 5-of-12 attempts from 3-point range in the opening stanza while Furman went 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. ASU took a 38-24 lead into halftime after it shot 53.6 percent from the floor.
The Paladins did their best to rally back by converting 14-of-16 at the free- throw line in the second half, but the Mountaineers stayed in front by netting 55.2 percent of their field goal tries in the period.
Furman was unable to overcome its 18 turnovers or ASU's eight makes from behind the 3-point line.
Final Score: Elon 68, UNC Greensboro 61
Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Lucas Troutman tallied a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded Elon Phoenix held off the 10th- seeded UNC Greensboro Spartans, 68-61, in the Southern Conference Tournament quarterfinals at the U.S. Cellular Center
Sebastian Koch led the Phoenix (21-10) with 15 points, while Ryley Beaumont and Jack Isenbarger added 12 and 11 points, respectively. Elon will take on the College of Charleston in Sunday's semifinal round.
For UNCG (9-22), Trevis Simpson poured in 16 points and Kelvin McNeil netted 10 points off the bench. Derrell Armstrong (11 rebounds) and David Williams (10 rebounds) were both strong on the glass.
Both teams struggled from the field in the first half, with Elon shooting 36.7 percent and UNCG making just 31.3 percent. The Phoenix went into intermission with a 31-29 lead.
Elon opened the second half on an 8-0 run to take a 10-point advantage, and UNCG never got closer than four points of the lead from that point on.
Elon outscored UNCG at the foul line, 18-9.
Final Score: College of Charleston 78, Western Carolina 70
Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Anthony Thomas scored 18 points and Adjei Baru registered a double-double as the third-seed College of Charleston Cougars downed the sixth-seed Western Carolina Catamounts during the Southern Conference quarterfinals at U.S. Cellular Center.
Baru had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Andrew Lawrence added 16 points and Anthony Stitt contributed 11 points for Charleston (23-9) which will face second-seed Elon in Sunday's semifinals.
Trey Sumler finished with a game-high 25 points, James Sinclair added 19 and Tawaski King got 13 points to go with eight rebounds for Western Carolina (14-19).
Though they shot just 38.5 percent from the floor in the first half the Cougars also hit five shots from 3-point range while holding the Catamounts to 29 percent shooting. Charleston led 31-28 at intermission.
After the break the Cougars nailed 57.1 percent from the field and made good on 23-of-28 from the free-throw line to earn the victory.
The Cougars outscored the Catamounts 29-9 from the charity stripe to overcome a game-high 17 turnovers.
03/09 23:51:27 ET