Radford’s season comes to an end in Big South Semifinal
3 Campbell, 78-60, in Thursday’s Big South Semifinal game, the Radford men’s basketball team solid 2020-21 season came to an end. Ali kept the team within striking distance in the first half with 16 points and Hart caught fire in the second half with 13. The Highlanders finished the game with a 42.9 3-point percentage, with Ali and Hart knocking down seven of the nine. Even though Ali went 4-for-4 from the 3-point line in the first half, Campbell shot 55.6 percent from the floor and from beyond the arc. The Camels used strong shooting in the second half to push the lead to a game-high 24 points.
Radford falls to Winthrop on Friday night
RADFORD, Va. – The Radford men’s basketball team fell to Winthrop, 55-47, on Friday night inside the Dedmon Center. Radford held Winthrop to just 24.0 percent (6-for-25) shooting in the first 20 minutes, including a 0-for-7 stat line from long range. On the other end Radford shot 10.5 percent better (34.5 percent) and carried a four-point lead into halftime, 22-18. On the very next possession, a missed 3-pointer by Radford and a defensive rebound by Winthrop forced the Highlanders to foul with 25 seconds. AdStat of the GameAfter 25 second chance points a night ago for Winthrop, the Highlanders didn’t allow them to get any second chance points even though the team corralled 13 offensive rebounds.
Stifling defense leads to Radford’s fifth conference win
RADFORD, Va. – The Radford men’s basketball team used stifling defense and held a Hampton team that averages 41.0 percent shooting to just 38.7 percent in a 76-65 win on Tuesday night inside the Dedmon Center. It was the Highlanders’ first lead since the early minutes of the game. Jeffers had 14 first half points, which set a career-high, topping his previous of 12. He ended the game with 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting with a pair of 3-pointers and four free throws. He finished the game with 14 rebounds and 13 points, picking up his second career double-double.
Liberty preps for Coastal Carolina in Cure Bowl matchup
Liberty finished the regular season with a 9-1 record and is currently ranked No. 23 in the final regular season Associated Press and Amway Coaches national top-25 polls. Coastal Carolina replaced Liberty with undefeated BYU and handed the Cougars their first defeat. So there’s just a lot of excitement and energy and positive vibes that is around this building right here that we’re going to take with us down to Orlando,” Liberty safety Javon Scruggs says. The Cure Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night from Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Liberty football adds two new opponents to complete 10-game schedule
LYNCHBURG, Va. The Liberty Flames are set for a 10-game schedule on the gridiron this season. The addition of Coastal Carolina and North Alabama completes a revised 10-game schedule for the Flames in 2020, which includes five home games and five road games. Wednesdays announcement gives Liberty its third scheduled match-up against the Flames former Big South rival Coastal Carolina. Liberty posted wins in Conway, S.C., in 2008 and 2014, while Coastal Carolina left Lynchburg with a victory in 2005 and 2013. Liberty originally had North Carolina A&T, Bowling Green, UMass and UConn on its original 2020 schedule.
Radford tops Presbyterian for sixth straight win
RADFORD, Va. – Backed by Devin Hutchinson’s 17 points and Devine Eke’s double-double, the Radford men’s basketball team topped Presbyterian, 81-71, on Thursday night for its sixth win in a row. 10 of the Highlanders rebounds came on the offensive end, while the Blue Hose only had three. Eke led Radford with 10 rebounds and picked up 10 points for his second double-double this season and fifth of his career. Radford scored 16 points off the turnovers and had 12 second chance points thanks to double-digit offensive rebounds. It’s the third time this season Radford tallied 20 or more assists.
Sharp shooting, stifling defense helps Radford knock off Presbyterian
CLINTON, S.C. – Hot shooting and solid defense was the difference on Saturday night as the Radford men’s basketball team knocked off Presbyterian, 75-64, at the Templeton Center in Clinton, S.C. During the second half Radford shot 55.2 percent and went 4-for-10 from beyond the arc. With 16:32 on the clock, Hicks hit his first 3-pointer of the second half and gave Radford the lead, 40-38. Radford shot 51.9 percent as a team in the first half and increased it to 55.2 percent in the second half. FOLLOW RADFORD MEN’S BASKETBALL-To follow the Radford men’s basketball team, visit RadfordAthletics.com, follow @RadfordMBB on Twitter, ‘radfordmbb’ Instagram or Radford Men’s Basketball on Facebook.