Radford cruises to third straight win, beat Charleston Southern
A composure that only comes with experience showed up in crunch time as Radford men’s basketball team held on to defeat Charleston Southern, 75-70, on Carilion Clinic Court at the Dedmon Center on Saturday afternoon. Leading by as many as 15 points in the second half, the Highlanders (10-9, 4-2 Big South) braced themselves for an unrelenting comeback effort from the Buccaneers (7-10, 3-3 Big South). A 9-0 run by CSU made it a six-point game with 14 minutes to play and the guests kept it close from there on out.
Radford falls to North Carolina A&T in Saturday afternoon showdown
In a game they trailed by as many as 12 points, the Radford Highlanders showed perseverance late by putting together a late 12-2 run. But in the end two missed three pointers in the closing seconds led to a 73-72 North Carolina A&T victory.
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.
Radford offense catches fire in 102-66 win over SC-Upstate
Radford, Va. – A heavy dose of offense and solid defense by the Radford men’s basketball team led to a 102-66 rout over USC Upstate on Friday night inside the Dedmon Center. Radford shot 50.0 percent from the floor in the first half and increased that percentage in the second half. The Highlanders scored 52 points in the second half, which hadn’t been done since Nov. 12, 2019 against Bridgewater College. However, one of Mangum’s 3-pointers led Radford to end the game on a 35-14 run and seal the 38-point victory. 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.
Radford edged by UNC Asheville in shootout
RADFORD, Va. – Ariel Williams scored a career-high 25 points Friday night but visiting UNC Asheville defeated Radford in a high-scoring affair, 84-80, inside the Dedmon Center. UNC Asheville upped the defensive pressure out of the break, forcing five Highlander turnovers in the first three minutes of the frame. A late 10-1 run put UNC Asheville ahead by 12, 77-65, with two minutes left in the game. Nadiria Evans led all scorers with 31 points for UNC Asheville, and also added six rebounds and five assists. UP NEXTRadford and UNC Asheville close their two-game series Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
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.
Radford falls short against Vanderbilt on Saturday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Radford men’s basketball team fell short against Vanderbilt on Saturday night and dropped a 59-50 contest in Memorial Gym. Radford shot 46.2 percent from the floor in the first half and held Vanderbilt to just 34.4 percent. Then Radford cut the lead to three points, 47-44, at the 6:39 mark thanks to Shaquan Jules and Dante Moses. Radford led in bench points, 29-11. Radford turned the ball over 19 times and Vanderbilt scored 17 points off the turnovers.
Second half surge pushes Highlanders past Longwood
Radford (3-4, 2-0 Big South) outscored Longwood 42-23 in the second half, but the final play of the first half is what ignited the spark. The Highlanders committed 11 first half turnovers but only five in the second half. Radford shot 48.1 percent in the second half and went 4-for-12 from long range. The Highlanders scored 19 points from the charity stripe and 12 came in the second half. As a team, Radford shot 92.3 percent from the free throw line in the second half.
Five Highlanders score double-figures as Radford tops Mars Hill
RADFORD, Va. – Five players scored in double-figures on Wednesday afternoon as the Radford men’s basketball team topped Mars Hill, 98-50, for its first win of the 2020-21 season. Radford shot 55.6 from the floor and held Mars Hill to 29.6 percent from the floor and a season-low 23 points. The Highlanders went 7-for-10 from the floor, while Mars Hill was 0-for-8 with two turnovers during the run. Ironically, Radford shot 55.6 percent again in the second half and scored the same number of points as it did in the first. Stat of the GameThe Highlanders scored 58 of their 98 points inside the paint.
Big East & Big South Conferences postpone Fall Sports
The Big East Conference and the Big South conference join the ranks of those throwing up a stop sign on fall sports. Liberty is an associate member of the Big East in field hockey, so they are directly affected. Meanwhile, delaying Big South football impacts VMIs 2020 fall schedule. The Keydets were set to take on Robert Morris, a first year member of the Big South on September 5th in Moon Township, Pennsylvania in their opener. The Colonials announced they have suspended their fall season, despite being given the option by the conference to play 4 non-conference games this fall at their discretion.
Radford women's basketball team prepping for new season after historic 2018-2019
RADFORD, Va. - The Radford Highlanders women's basketball team got the ring and the banner last season after winning the Big South Championship and clinching an NCAA tournament appearance. Head coach Mike McGuire is ready to utilize his players with championship experience to instill the lessons they learned in the newcomers. "I think the big thing is [for] lessons we learned to become a champion last year transfers over to this year. But we don't focus on the past, this is a new team, a new journey, we have a new opportunity," McGuire said. Radford opens up its season on the road at Vanderbilt in a few weeks.