SoCon Hoops 2022-23: Weekend Preview Capsules (Part 1)

The weekend schedule in Southern Conference will feature a complete slate, as league play heats up in the middle of January, with three of the five games having afternoon tip-off times. The two most intriguing matchups of the day have Samford hosting Chattanooga in a 6 p.m. contest in Homewood, AL, with that game beingContinue reading “SoCon Hoops 2022-23: Weekend Preview Capsules (Part 1)”

King’s 42 points highlights a big Wednesday night in the SoCon

Jordan King’s response to going 0-of-9 from the field and not knocking down a three-pointer in a game for the first time in his career (35 games) as a Buccaneer was respond emphatically, and that was by posting a career and SoCon season-high 42 points, which included knocking down eight three-pointers en route to leadingContinue reading “King’s 42 points highlights a big Wednesday night in the SoCon”

Furman dominates Mercer for 16th-straight win in the series

Furman couldn’t do it again could it? After all, the last time Furman had a chance to extend a long winning streak in a series on the road, it fell 79-67 in Cullowhee to end what had been a 13-game winning streak over Western Carolina in an early conference test. This time, however, the PaladinsContinue reading “Furman dominates Mercer for 16th-straight win in the series”

Furman wins at ETSU for the first time in five years

This season, Furman’s trips along the Watauga River have certainly gone according to plan, as that is where both Paladin true road wins have occurred this season. The first was a 65-61 win at Appalachian State, while the second came in a 70-56 win on the road at East Tennessee State, in what was arguablyContinue reading “Furman wins at ETSU for the first time in five years”

Furman falls at Western Carolina

Furman has had its fill of successes against Western Carolina on the college basketball hardwood in recent seasons, however, on the final day of the year of 2022, the Paladins saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end against the Catamounts, as Western Carolina handed the Paladins their first SoCon and fifth overall setbackContinue reading “Furman falls at Western Carolina”

Furman flexes its muscle in SoCon-opening win over VMI

It wasn’t necessarily pretty at times, but while Mike Bothwell and Jalen Slawson spent most of the night leading in other ways than scoring points, it set the stage for Furman to show how diversified and deep its scoring options go, as Marcus Foster and Tyrese Hughey were able to pick up Furman’s offense duringContinue reading “Furman flexes its muscle in SoCon-opening win over VMI”

Furman and VMI highlight four league games on tap Thursday

The Game: VMI (5-8, 0-0 SoCon) at Furman (9-4, 0-0 SoCon) The Date, Venue and Time: Dec. 29, 2022/Timmons Arena (2,500)/7 p.m. EST The Coaches: VMI-Andrew Wilson (5-8/1st year)/Furman-Bob Richey (120-50/6th yr) The Series: 105th meeting/Furman leads 67-37 Last Season: Furman and VMI split the season series 1-1 VMI 76, Furman 67 Jan. 1, 2022—TheContinue reading “Furman and VMI highlight four league games on tap Thursday”

Southern Conference play ready to open Wednesday night in Birmingham

The Game: Mercer (7-6, 0-0 SoCon) at Samford (6-7, 0-0 SoCon) The Date and Venue: Dec. 29, 2022/Pete Hanna Center (5,000) Coaches: Mercer-Greg Gary (58-49/4th yr at Mercer)/Samford-Bucky McMillan (33-31/3rd yr) Series: Mercer leads 17-3 TV: ESPNU/7 p.m. EST Last Season’s Meetings: Split 1-1 Samford 75, Mercer 61 Jan. 26, 2022 (Pete Hanna Center) –SamfordContinue reading “Southern Conference play ready to open Wednesday night in Birmingham”

SoCon Football 2022: Season Recap (part 1)

Season of Redemption By John Hooper There was an urgency as the 10 head coaches and media descended upon Asheville and the Grove Park Inn on a particularly hot week in mid-July, and that urgency was about re-establishing some respect for one of the most prestigious conferences in all of FCS football. The previous twoContinue reading “SoCon Football 2022: Season Recap (part 1)”