Tag: Big South
The official seedings and pairings for next week’s Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Championship are now finalized, and Radford – predicted to finish seventh in the preseason poll – is the No. 2 seed based on its current RPI of 140 through all college basketball games played of Feb. 24.
The Big South Conference announced its 2016 football broadcast schedule this week, and this year’s slate again features 11 games exclusively on ESPN3 and ASN.
A second-place preseason ranking was the highlight for Liberty during today’s Big South Football Media Day event.
Will Shepherd had four hits and drove in four runs, helping lead the No. 7 seed Liberty to a 9-3 victory over No. 3 seed Longwood.
The Liberty Flames will be the No. 7 seed for the next week’s Big South Baseball Championship.
No. 8 Charleston Southern was the final team to score in a back-and-forth battle on Saturday, edging Liberty, 31-24, at Buccaneer Field.
With 44 seconds left on the clock, Quincy Taylor made his curtain call and put to rest a career that ended with one of the greatest basketball seasons in Longwood’s brief Division I history.
Shaquille Johnson recorded his second straight double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead ninth-seeded Longwood to a 68-60 upset win over top-seeded Charleston Southern in the quarterfinals of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championship Friday at The HTC Center.
Longwood (10-22) rode 25 points from junior Shaquille Johnson to a first-round upset of eighth-seeded Presbyterian, 65-61, Wednesday afternoon at The HTC Center in the first game of the 2015 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championship.
Badou Diagne scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead reigning Big South champion Coastal Carolina to a 72-59 win over Longwood Monday evening in Willett Hall. The victory clinches a first-round bye for the Chanticleers, who are in line for a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Big South Tournament on March 4.
It was just one game ago that Longwood junior Leron Fisher, hobbled by an ankle injury, recorded his lowest scoring output as a starter this season. Playing on the injury, Fisher managed just four points on 1-of-7 shooting in a 65-64 loss to Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Devante Wallace scored 16 points as High Point withstood Longwood’s second-half surge and downed the Lancers, 72-67, Monday evening at the Millis Center.
Presbyterian forwards DeSean Murray and William Truss took advantage of Longwood center Lotanna Nwogbo’s absence and both recorded double-doubles to lead the Blue Hose to a 71-67 win over Longwood Wednesday evening in Willett Hall.
Following the program’s first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff appearance and victory, Liberty has finished the season ranked No. 17 in the final Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.
It wasn’t a double team, a triple team or even foul trouble that finally stopped Longwood center Lotanna Nwogbo. It was his own hand.
Shivaughn Wiggins hit six straight free throws in the final 1:06 to fight off another late Longwood comeback and lift Big South preseason favorite Coastal Carolina to a 76-70 win over the Lancers Thursday evening at the HTC Center.
Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.
Longwood (5-10, 1-1 Big South) knocked off Radford, 90-79, in double overtime Saturday in Willett Hall.
The Longwood basketball programs will receive unprecedented broadcast coverage this season, giving Lancer fans several options to follow the team for the rest of the 2014-15 seasons.
In the end, Keon Moore was too much. On an afternoon when Longwood rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit and forced overtime in one of the Big South’s most difficult arenas, Winthrop’s redshirt junior forward scored 27 points to lift the Eagles to an 82-72 New Year’s Eve win in Winthrop Coliseum.
All seasons must end, not only for the body to recover after withstanding the grind of a full cross country season, but also to allow our student-athletes to shift their focus to academics.
The holidays weren’t quite finished for Ball State, which took advantage of 35 free trips to the free throw line to outlast Longwood, 69-64, Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena.
Beginning with Liberty’s men’s basketball game on Jan. 3, 2015 (vs. Presbyterian), Liberty Flames Sports Network radio broadcasts will move from the Victory FM Radio Network to WLNI and WFIR radio stations.
Longwood is becoming quite comfortable in Willett Hall. Led by a career-high 22 points from junior forward Shaquille Johnson, the Lancers routed Penn State Beaver 106-74 in Willett Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-1 on their home court.
Miami (Ohio) sharpshooter Will Sullivan had a quiet night. Geovonie McKnight and Eric Washington didn’t. Three nights after hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers against Wright State, Sullivan took a backseat to McKnight and Washington who matched each other with 19 points apiece to lead the RedHawks (3-7) to a 71-60 win over Longwood.
VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced Sunday that Scott Wachenheim has been named head football coach and will begin his duties immediately.
Deville Smith carried UT Martin through the second half and scored 13 of his 16 points over the final 20 minutes of the game to lead the Skyhawks to a 77-67 win over Longwood Saturday evening Willett Hall.
Longwood point guard Quincy Taylor broke out for a career-high 34 points, including 24 in the second half, to lead the Lancers to a 74-73 come-from-behind win over Dartmouth.
Following a victory over No. 2/1 Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C., Liberty has moved back inside both FCS top 25 polls heading into the first round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.
VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced today that the contract of head football coach Sparky Woods will not be extended.
The No. 15 JMU football team will host Big South Conference champion Liberty in the 2014 NCAA FCS Football Championship, the committee announced this morning.
Liberty punched its ticket to the NCAA FCS Playoffs for the first time with a 15-14 victory over No. 2/1 Coastal Carolina, Saturday afternoon, at Brooks Stadium.
VMI head men’s soccer coach Richie Rose announced his resignation as the program’s ninth head coach on Monday. Rose’s resignation becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2015.
The Liberty Flames scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull within two points, but were unable to come up with a defensive stop late in the game, dropping their Senior Day contest, 38-36, to Charleston Southern.
The UVA women’s soccer team received a No. 2 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and will open play at home on Friday as it hosts High Point.
Jeremy Harris can score the ball. What Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball coach Ed Huckaby thinks the 6’7” commit to Coastal Carolina needs to work on is his defense.
The Flames scored twice in the fourth quarter and used two sacks to end a pair of late drives for Monmouth, allowing Liberty to secure a 34-24 victory over the visiting Hawks, Saturday afternoon, at Williams Stadium on Military Appreciation Day.
VMI athletics director Dr. Dave Diles announced Wednesday morning that the department will begin a search for a new head women’s soccer coach immediately.
VMI Head Baseball Coach Marlin Ikenberry will step aside to pursue an opportunity in private business, athletics director Dr. Dave Diles confirmed late Monday.
The Liberty Flames pushed their winning streak to three straight games and remained unbeaten in Big South play with a 28-7 victory over Presbyterian Saturday afternoon.
VMI basketball was voted fifth and sixth in the SoCon’s two preseason polls, while guard QJ Peterson was one of 10 players tabbed to the league’s preseason all-conference team at the SoCon Basketball Tip-Off, held Wednesday morning in Asheville, N.C.
An old-fashioned shootout was ended on a defensive play in overtime, allowing Liberty to claim a 55-48 victory over Appalachian State, Saturday afternoon, during Homecoming weekend at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
A gauntlet of non-conference games, including five contests against ACC and SEC teams, highlights the 2014-15 Longwood women’s basketball schedule, announced Friday by 13th-year head coach Bill Reinson.
VMI quarterback Al Cobb has been named to the 2014 Jerry Rice Award Watch List as announced by The Sports Network Wednesday.
Navy played the entire game on the offensive, blasted two dozen shots on Longwood’s net and took advantage of a pair of early goals to sink the Lancers, 2-0, Tuesday evening at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
Head coach Carey Green has crafted an extremely challenging schedule for the 2014-15 Liberty women’s basketball team.
The opportunities were there. The goals were not. Despite winning the time of possession battle and outshooting Pittsburgh 10-8, Longwood dropped a hard-fought 1-0 matchup against the visiting Panthers Sunday afternoon at the Athletics Complex.
Longwood head women’s basketball coach Bill Reinson announced the addition of Rachel Travis to his staff as an assistant coach.
Sophomore goalkeeper Carlos Canas recorded his third career shutout, and junior Zach Crandall scored the eventual game-winner in Longwood’s 1-0 season-opening win at VMI Saturday afternoon at Patchin Field.
Season tickets for the Longwood men’s and women’s basketball programs’ 2014-15 seasons are now on sale to the general public at LongwoodLancers.com.