Ball Bro’s Make Professional Debut

Ball Bros Make Professional Debut

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball made their professional debuts earlier today for Vytautas in the Big Baller Brand Challenge in Prienai, Lithuania. The BBB Challenge is a series of 5 “friendly” games against other Lithuanian teams that range in the competitive level. Today’s game was against Zalgiris-2, the best team in Lithuania’s developmental team. Most of the team’s players are under 18 years of age.

The first game of the BBB Challenge was a spectacle, to say the least. The BBB logo was everywhere, including the center of the court and on the referee’s uniforms. The game was streamed on Facebook Live and announced by Rytis Kazlauskas, (play by play) and Rytis Vysniauskas, (analyst). The tandem was absolutely hilarious.  Considering they were announcing the game in a second language, Rytis & Rytis were actually pretty impressive. However, at times Kazlauskas struggled with which Ball bro was on the court.

Some viewers may have thought that was annoying at times, but come on…it’s the Ball family. I thought it just added to the spectacle.

LiAngelo’s Performance

Gelo was announced in the starting-five for Vytautas and actually played a pretty decent game. He finished with a team-leading 19 points, with a handful of rebounds and a few steals to go with it. There were times when Gelo looked out of place on the offensive end of the floor. He missed some easy scoring opportunities. That being said, he looked completely in control on the defensive side. At times he had to play against physically superior players and held his own. The most impressive thing from Gelo’s performance is that it genuinely looked as if he was giving it all the duration of the game and got into a better flow, offensively, as the game progressed.

LaMelo’s Performance

Melo’s game is the epitome of his father’s personality but on a basketball court. It’s flashy, entertaining, but down-right ridiculous at times. He came off the bench and immediately bricked an NBA range three. There were times when he showed flashes of greatness and times where he showed that he was a 16-year old kid. Melo finished the game with 10 points and a handful of both assists and steals. He was at his best when he used his quickness, especially on fast-breaks, driving to the basket, or going for steals. There were a few instances on defense, however, where he sold out too hard for a steal. He finished the first half with 3 fouls and there were a few instances when the opposing guards blew by him. I still think that LaMelo could be the most talented out of the three Ball brothers, but he needs to mature both on and off the court for that to happen.

Overview & Looking Forward

This wasn’t NBA-level basketball, but it was really entertaining. There was a good amount of sloppy play at times, but there were also a few ballers on the court. The Ball brothers had a couple talented stretch-fours on their Vytautas squad and the coach’s son, Edvinas Seskus looked to be the clear leader. On the opposing Zalgiris-2 side, PG Rokas Jokubaitis was the game’s leading scorer with 31. He could legitimately be a future NBA prospect with the right exposure. He’ll surely get that playing against the Ball’s.

There are four more of these BBB Challenge games, which is where I assume the Ball brothers will get the majority of their playing time. If you didn’t get the chance to check today’s game out, I would certainly tune-in in the future. No matter the NBA future of the younger Ball brothers, the family certainly knows how to put on a show.

NC Men’s D1 Basketball Report: First Week of January

NC Men’s D1 Basketball Report: First Week of January

The calendars have finally turned, it’s the first week of January. For the D1 men’s college basketball programs in the state of North Carolina, it means it’s time for conference play. Check out the NC Men’s D1 Basketball Report here:

Appalachian State (8-9, 3-1)

The Mountaineers went 1-1 on the week out in the great state of Louisiana. First, they got trounced by Ragin Cajuns in Lafayette but rebounded for a victory against Monroe.

Thursday, January 4th

Appalachian St. – 45

Louisiana – 78

  • Mountaineers in Double Figures
    • Justin Forest (12 Points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • ASU: 19-55 (34.5%)
      • ULL: 29-66 (43.9%)
    • Free Throws
      • ASU: 4-12 (33.3%)
      • ULL: 12-16 (75%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • ASU: 3-19 (15.8%)
      • ULL: 8-25 (32%)
    • Turnovers
      • ASU: 17
      • ULL: 10
    • Bench Points
      • ASU: 9
      • ULL: 25

Saturday, January 6th

Appalachian St. – 79

UL Monroe – 73

  • Mountaineers in Double Figures
    • Ronshad Shabazz (22 points)
    • Justin Forest (14 Points)
    • O’Showen Williams (12 points)
    • Craig Hilton (11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • ASU: 29-55 (52.7%)
      • ULM: 29-62 (46.8%)
    • Free Throws
      • ASU: 8-16 (50%)
      • ULM: 5-7 (71.4%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • ASU: 13-24 (54.2%)
      • ULM: 10-24 (41.7%)
    • Turnovers
      • ASU: 8
      • ULM: 10
    • Bench Points
      • ASU: 27
      • ULM: 19

Upcoming Games

  • Thursday, January 11th vs Georgia St.
  • Saturday, January 13th vs Georgia Southern

 


Campbell (8-8, 2-2)

Last week the Camels went 1-1. They lost an overtime heartbreaker to in-state rival Gardner-Webb and then beat Winthrop at home.

Wednesday, January 3rd

Campbell – 80

Gardner-Webb – 82

  • Camels in Double Figures
    • Marcus Burk (20 Points)
    • Chris Clemmons (18 points)
    • Andrew Eudy (17 points)
    • Shane Whitfield (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • CU: 26-59 (44.1%)
      • WEBB: 29-61 (47.5%)
    • Free Throws
      • CU: 20-26 (76.9%)
      • WEBB: 16-22 (72.7%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • CU: 8-25 (32%)
      • WEBB: 8-29 (27.6%)
    • Turnovers
      • CU: 13
      • WEBB: 14
    • Bench Points
      • CU: 12
      • WEBB: 15

Saturday, January 6th

Campbell – 80

Winthrop – 82

  • Camels in Double Figures
    • Chris Clemmons (33 points)
    • Marcus Burk (17 points)
    • Mogga Lado (14 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • CU: 25-43 (58.1%)
      • WIN: 25-58 (43.1%)
    • Free Throws
      • CU: 31-37 (83.8%)
      • WIN: 20-26 (76.9%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • CU: 7-15 (46.7%)
      • WIN: 7-28 (25%)
    • Turnovers
      • CU: 14
      • WIN: 10
    • Bench Points
      • CU: 18
      • WIN: 8

Upcoming Games

  • Tuesday, January 9th vs Presbyterian
  • Friday, January 12th vs Georgia Southern

 


Davidson (7-7, 2-1)

Peyton Aldridge and the Cats were able to come away with two wins last week. They squeaked by Saint Louis and blew out George Mason.

Wednesday, January 3rd

Davidson – 54

St. Louis – 51

  • Wildcats in Double Figures
    • Peyton Aldridge (21 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • DAV: 21-48 (43.8%)
      • SLU: 17-45 (37.8%)
    • Free Throws
      • DAV: 8-10 (80%)
      • SLU: 10-19 (52.6%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • DAV: 4-23 (17.4%)
      • SLU: 7-19 (36.8%)
    • Turnovers
      • DAV: 14
      • SLU: 16
    • Bench Points
      • DAV: 9
      • SLU: 9

Sunday, January 7th

Davidson – 86

George Mason – 59

  • Wildcats in Double Figures
    • Jon Axel Gudmundsson (24 points)
    • Peyton Aldridge (17 points)
    • Kellan Grady (15 points)
    • KiShawn Pritchett (15 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • DAV: 35-63 (55.6%)
      • GMU: 23-54 (42.6%)
    • Free Throws
      • DAV: 5-6 (83.3%)
      • GMU: 3-6 (50%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • DAV: 11-26 (42.3%)
      • GMU: 10-22 (45.5%)
    • Turnovers
      • DAV: 7
      • GMU: 14
    • Bench Points
      • DAV: 15
      • GMU: 16
    • Rebounds
      • DAV: 35
      • GMU: 26

Upcoming Games

  • Wednesday, January 10th vs George Washington
  • Sunday, January 14th vs Fordham

#7 Duke (13-2, 1-2)

Coach K’s Devils lost their lone game of the week, an upset in PNC to NC State.

Saturday, January 6th

#2 Duke – 85

NC State – 96

  • Blue Devils in Double Figures
    • Marvin Bagley III (31 points 10 rebounds)
    • Trevon Duval (18 points)
    • Gary Trent Jr. (13 points)
    • Wendell Carter Jr. (11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • DUKE: 31-60 (51.7%)
      • NCST: 34-67 (50.7%)
    • Free Throws
      • DUKE: 20-23 (87%)
      • NCST: 23-25 (92%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • DUKE: 3-15 (20%)
      • NCST: 5-14 (35.7%)
    • Turnovers
      • DUKE: 16
      • NCST: 10
    • Bench Points
      • DUKE: 4
      • NCST: 25
    • Assists
      • DUKE: 10
      • NCST: 17

Upcoming Games

  • Wednesday, January 10th vs Pittsburgh
  • Saturday, January 13th vs Wake Forest

 


East Carolina (7-8, 1-3)

A trip to South Florida was successful for the Pirates. Unfortunately, a trip to Storrs, CT was not. 

Wednesday, January 3rd

East Carolina – 67

South Florida – 65

  • Pirates in Double Figures
    • Kentrell Barkley(16 points)
    • B.J. Tyson (14 points)
    • Jabari Craig (13 points)
    • Isaac Fleming (12 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • ECU: 24-53 (45.3%)
      • USF: 23-50 (46%)
    • Free Throws
      • ECU: 14-19 (73.7%)
      • USF: 10-12 (83.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • ECU: 5-15 (33.3%)
      • USF: 9-17 (52.9%)
    • Turnovers
      • ECU: 6
      • USF: 14
    • Bench Points
      • ECU 4
      • USF: 9

Saturday, January 6th

East Carolina – 65

Connecticut – 70

  • Pirates in Double Figures
    • B.J. Tyson (21 points)
    • Kentrell Barkley (13 points)
    • Dimitri Spasojevic (12 points)
    • Shawn Williams (11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • ECU: 25-55 (45.5%)
      • UCONN: 25-60 (41.7%)
    • Free Throws
      • ECU: 10-15 (66.7%)
      • UCONN: 18-23 (78.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • ECU: 5-20 (25%)
      • UCONN: 2-16 (12.5%)
    • Turnovers
      • ECU: 21
      • UCONN: 16
    • Bench Points
      • ECU: 11
      • UCONN: 11

Upcoming Games

  • Thursday, January 11th vs #5 Wichita State
  • Sunday, January 14th vs Houston

 


Elon (11-6, 3-1)

The Phoenix had a good week. They went 2-1 on the week after defeating Towson and Hofstra at home but fell to Northeastern on the road.

Tuesday, January 2nd

Elon – 75

Towson – 72

  • Phoenix in Double Figures
    • Steven Santa Ana (17 points)
    • Tyler Seibrig (16 points)
    • Dmitri Thompson (15 points)
    • Dainan Swoope (12 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • ELON: 28-58 (48.3%)
      • TOW: 30-59 (50.8%)
    • Free Throws
      • ELON: 8-12 (66.7%)
      • TOW: 4-7 (57.1%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • ELON: 11-32 (34.4%)
      • TOW: 8-22 (36.4%)
    • Turnovers
      • ELON: 11
      • TOW: 15
    • Bench Points
      • ELON: 8
      • TOW: 25

Friday, January 5th

Elon – 60

Northeastern – 72

  • Phoenix in Double Figures
    • Dmitri Thompson (19 points)
    • Tyler Seibrig (17 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • ELON: 23-45 (51.1%)
      • NE: 26-56 (46.4%)
    • Free Throws
      • ELON: 7-8 (87.5%)
      • NE: 9-9 (100%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • ELON: 7-18 (38.9%)
      • NE: 11-30 (36.7%)
    • Turnovers
      • ELON: 19
      • NE: 14
    • Bench Points
      • ELON: 4
      • NE: 22

Sunday, January 7th

Elom – 89

Hofstra – 76

  • Phoenix in Double Figures
    • Tyler Seibrig (22 points)
    • Dmitri Thompson (18 points)
    • Brian Dawkins(18 points)
    • Dainan Swoope (10 pints)
    • Steven Santa Ana (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • ELON: 31-61 (50.8%)
      • HOF: 28-79 (35.4%)
    • Free Throws
      • ELON: 14-19 (73.7%)
      • HOF: 11-15 (73.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • ELON: 13-27 (48.1%)
      • HOF: 9-30 (30%)
    • Turnovers
      • ELON: 9
      • HOF: 7
    • Bench Points
      • ELON: 11
      • HOF: 10

Upcoming Games

  • Thursday, January 11th vs UNC Wilmington
  • Saturday, January 13th vs Charleston

 


High Point (7-8, 2-2)

The Panthers go undefeated on the week getting two nice home win against UNC Asheville and Charleston Southern.

Wednesday, January 3rd

High Point- 84

UNC Asheville – 74

  • Panthers in Double Figures
    • Andre Fox (27 points)
    • Jahaad Proctor (23 points)
    • Ricky Madison(11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • HP: 29-63 (46%)
      • UNCA: 25-56 (44.6%)
    • Free Throws
      • HP: 17-26 (65.4%)
      • UNCA: 15-17 (88.2%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • HP: 9-20 (45%)
      • UNCA: 9-20 (45%)
    • Turnovers
      • HP: 12
      • UNCA: 13
    • Bench Points
      • HP: 19
      • UNCA: 26
    • Rebounds
      • HP:41
      • UNCA: 29

Wednesday, January 6th

High Point- 80

Charleston Southern – 59

  • Panthers in Double Figures
    • Andre Fox (20 points)
    • Jahaad Proctor (29 points)
    • Brandonn Kamga (12 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • HP: 29-57 (50.9%)
      • CHSO: 20-59 (33.9%)
    • Free Throws
      • HP: 12-14 (85.7%)
      • CHSO: 15-18 (83.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • HP: 10-18 (55.6%)
      • CHSO: 4-18 (22.2%)
    • Turnovers
      • HP: 14
      • CHSO: 15
    • Bench Points
      • HP: 13
      • CHSO: 34

Upcoming Games

  • Friday, January 12th @ Campbell

 


Gardner-Webb (8-9, 3-1)

Gardner-Webb went 1-1 on the week. They defeated Campbell on the road and lost to Longwood.

Wednesday, January 3rd

Campbell – 80

Gardner-Webb – 82

  • Bulldogs in Double Figures
    • David Efianayi (31 Points)
    • Liam O’Reilly(15 points)
    • DJ Laster (13 points)
    • Jaheam Cornwall (13 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • CU: 26-59 (44.1%)
      • WEBB: 29-61 (47.5%)
    • Free Throws
      • CU: 20-26 (76.9%)
      • WEBB: 16-22 (72.7%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • CU: 8-25 (32%)
      • WEBB: 8-29 (27.6%)
    • Turnovers
      • CU: 13
      • WEBB: 14
    • Bench Points
      • CU: 12
      • WEBB: 15

Wednesday, January 3rd

Longwood – 79

Gardner-Webb – 73

  • Bulldogs in Double Figures
    • David Efianayi (14 Points)
    • Liam O’Reilly(22 points 10 rebounds)
    • DJ Laster (16 points)
    • Patrick Zeck (12 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • LONG: 26-53 (49.1%)
      • WEBB: 26-54 (48.1%)
    • Free Throws
      • LONG: 19-29 (65.5%)
      • WEBB: 14-20 (70%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • LONG: 8-17 (47.1%)
      • WEBB: 7-21 (33.3%)
    • Turnovers
      • LONG: 14
      • WEBB: 18
    • Bench Points
      • LONG: 33
      • WEBB: 9

Upcoming Games

  • Friday, January 12th vs Radford

 


NC A&T (8-8, 1-0)

The Aggies defeated Delaware State in their lone contest of the week.

Monday, January 8th

North Carolina A&T – 80

Delaware St. – 82

  • Aggies in Double Figures
    • Denzel Keyes (17 Points)
    • Devonte Boykins(16 points)
    • Aaren Edmead (13 points)
    • Davaris McGowens (12 points)
    • Femi Olujobi (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • A&T: 28-53 (52.8%)
      • DSU: 24-51 (47.1%)
    • Free Throws
      • A&T: 13-16 (81.3%)
      • DSU: 8-8 (100%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • A&T: 7-20 (35%)
      • DSU: 10-18 (27.6%)
    • Turnovers
      • A&T: 14
      • DSU: 19
    • Bench Points
      • A&T: 34
      • DSU: 14

Upcoming Games

  • Saturday, January 13th vs Morgan State

 


UNC Asheville (8-8, 1-2)

The Bulldogs went 0-2 on the week falling to High Point and Radford on the road.

Wednesday, January 3rd

High Point- 84

UNC Asheville – 74

  • Bulldogs in Double Figures
    • Macio Teague (21 points)
    • Raekwon Miller (18 points)
    • Ahmad Thomas (12 points)
    • Kevin Vannatta(10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • HP: 29-63 (46%)
      • UNCA: 25-56 (44.6%)
    • Free Throws
      • HP: 17-26 (65.4%)
      • UNCA: 15-17 (88.2%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • HP: 9-20 (45%)
      • UNCA: 9-20 (45%)
    • Turnovers
      • HP: 12
      • UNCA: 13
    • Bench Points
      • HP: 19
      • UNCA: 26
    • Rebounds
      • HP:41
      • UNCA: 29

Saturday, January 6th

UNC Asheville- 70

Radford – 90

  • Bulldogs in Double Figures
    • Macio Teague (11 points)
    • Drew Rackley (14 points)
    • Ahmad Thomas (15 points)
    • Alec Wnuk(10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • RAD: 31-53 (58.5%)
      • UNCA: 25-58 (43.1%)
    • Free Throws
      • RAD: 19-24 (79.2%)
      • UNCA: 14-16 (87.5%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • RAD: 9-20 (45%)
      • UNCA: 6-20 (30%)
    • Turnovers
      • RAD: 13
      • UNCA: 12
    • Bench Points
      • RAD: 20
      • UNCA: 24
    • Rebounds
      • RAD:33
      • UNCA: 24

Upcoming Games

  • Tuesday, January 9th vs Longwood
  • Friday, January 12th @ Presbyterian

 


North Carolina Central (8-8, 2-0)

The Eagles pulled out two tight wins against Delaware State and North Dakota State.

Wednesday, January 3rd

NC Central- 65

Delaware State – 62

  • Eagles in Double Figures
    • Reginald Gardner Jr (13 points)
    • Alston Jones (13 points)
    • Raasean Davis (10 points)
    • Jordan Perkins (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • NCCU: 20-39 (51.3%)
      • DSU: 20-41 (48.8%)
    • Free Throws
      • NCCU: 16-22 (72.7%)
      • DSU: 15-22 (68.2%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • NCCU: 9-17 (52.9%)
      • DSU: 7-17 (41.2%)
    • Turnovers
      • NCCU: 23
      • DSU: 17
    • Bench Points
      • NCCU: 21
      • DSU: 8

Monday, January 8th

NC Central- 64

Norfolk State – 63

  • Eagles in Double Figures
    • Raasean Davis (23 points)
    • Pablo Rivas (14 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • NCCU: 22-53 (41.5%)
      • NST: 24-60 (40%)
    • Free Throws
      • NCCU: 16-25 (64%)
      • NST: 7-12 (58.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • NCCU: 4-14 (28.6%)
      • NST: 8-25 (32%)
    • Turnovers
      • NCCU: 12
      • NST: 15
    • Bench Points
      • NCCU: 24
      • NST: 14

Upcoming Games

  • Saturday, January 13th vs Coppin State

 


North Carolina  (13-4, 1-2)

Against two ranked opponents, the Tar Heels went 0-2. They lost by one to Florida State on the road and got suffocated by Virginia.

Wednesday, January 3rd

UNC- 80

FSU – 81

  • Tar Heels in Double Figures
    • Joel Berry (28 points)
    • Kenny Williams (18 points)
    • Luke Maye (14 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNC: 31-77 (40.3%)
      • FSU: 28-57 (49.1%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNC: 7-9 (77.8%)
      • FSU: 14-22 (63.6%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNC: 11-29 (37.9%)
      • FSU: 11-29 (37.9%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNC: 7
      • FSU: 15
    • Bench Points
      • UNC: 15
      • FSU: 19

Saturday, January 6th

UNC- 49

Virgina – 61

  • Tar Heels in Double Figures
    • Joel Berry (17 points)
    • Kenny Williams (11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNC: 16-64 (29/6%)
      • UVA: 24-53 (45.3%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNC: 9-11 (81.8%)
      • UVA: 5-9 (55.6%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNC: 8-23 (34.8%)
      • UVA: 8-22 (36.4%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNC: 19
      • UVA: 11
    • Bench Points
      • UNC: 9
      • UVA: 20

Upcoming Games

  • Tuesday, January 9th vs Boston College
  • Saturday, January 13th @ Notre Dame

 


UNC Charlotte (5-9, 1-2)

Charlotte went 1-1 on the week. They defeated North Texas but lost to Rice.

Thursday, January 4th

Charlotte- 70

North Texas – 81

  • 49ers in Double Figures
    • Andrien White(28 points)
    • Jon Davis (15 points)
    • Milos Supica(11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNCC: 24-64 (37.5%)
      • NTU: 26-59 (44.1%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNCC: 17-24 (70.8%)
      • NTU: 10-17 (58.8%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNCC: 5-24 (20.8%)
      • NTU: 6-21 (28.6%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNCC: 10
      • NTU: 15
    • Bench Points
      • UNCC: 16
      • NTU: 24

Saturday, January 6th

Charlotte- 64

Rice- 73

  • 49ers in Double Figures
    • Andrien White(18 points)
    • Najee Garvin (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNCC: 24-62 (38.7%)
      • RICE: 26-56 (46/4%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNCC: 10-17 (58.8%)
      • RICE: 13-17 (76.5%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNCC: 6-26 (23.1%)
      • RICE: 8-22 (36.4%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNCC: 19
      • RICE: 13
    • Bench Points
      • UNCC: 14
      • RICE: 11

Upcoming Games

  • Thursday, January 11th vs Marshall
  • Saturday, January 13th vs Western Kentucky

 


UNC Greensboro (11-4, 2-0)

Greensboro avoided the road upset and squeaked by VMI for a win in their only game of the week.

Saturday, January 6th

UNC Greensboro- 63

VMI- 61

  • Spartans in Double Figures
    • Francis Alonso(19 points)
    • James Dickey (14 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNCG: 22-57 (38.6%)
      • VMI: 19-49 (38.8%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNCG: 12-14 (85.7%)
      • VMI: 16-23 (69.6%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNCG: 7-24 (23.1%)
      • VMI: 7-19 (36.8%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNCG: 16
      • VMI: 12
    • Bench Points
      • UNCG: 20
      • VMI: 20

Upcoming Games

  • Thursday, January 11th vs East Tennessee State
  • Saturday, January 13th vs Western Carolina

 


NC State (11-5, 1-2)

The Wolfpack had the ultimate roller coaster week. They were blown out by 30 against Notre Dame but pulled off a huge upset versus #2 Duke.

Wednesday, January 3rd

NC State- 58

Notre Dame- 88

  • Wolfpack in Double Figures
    • Allerik Freeman (13 points)
    • Lennard Freeman (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • NCST: 22-60 (36.7%)
      • ND: 29-56 (51.8%)
    • Free Throws
      • NCST: 8-15 (53.3%)
      • ND: 19-25 (75%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • NCST: 6-18 (33.3%)
      • ND: 11-25 (44%)
    • Turnovers
      • NCST: 15
      • ND: 12
    • Bench Points
      • NCST: 14
      • ND: 14
    • Rebounds
      • NCST: 30
      • ND: 41

Saturday, January 6th

NC State- 96

Duke- 85

  • Wolfpack in Double Figures
    • Omer Yurtseven (16 points)
    • Torin Dorn (16 points)
    • Allerik Freeman (15 points)
    • Braxton Beverly (14 points)
    • Lennard Freeman (13 points)
    • Abdul-Malik Abu (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • DUKE: 31-60 (51.7%)
      • NCST: 34-67 (50.7%)
    • Free Throws
      • DUKE: 20-23 (87%)
      • NCST: 23-25 (92%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • DUKE: 3-15 (20%)
      • NCST: 5-14 (35.7%)
    • Turnovers
      • DUKE: 16
      • NCST: 10
    • Bench Points
      • DUKE: 4
      • NCST: 25
    • Assists
      • DUKE: 10
      • NCST: 17

Upcoming Games

  • Thursday, January 11th vs #19 Clemson
  • Saturday, January 13th vs #3 Virginia

 


UNC Wilmington (4-12, 1-3)

C.B. McGrath’s club went 1-2 on the week. They defeated Drexel at home but dropped road games to Towson and Delaware.

Tuesday, January 2nd

UNCW- 96

Drexel- 85

  • Seahawks in Double Figures
    • Jordan Talley (24 points)
    • Devontae Cacok (23 points 16 rebounds)
    • Jaylen Fornes (21 points)
    • Ty Taylor II(17 points)
    • Jeffrey Gary (11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNCW: 37-63 (58.7%)
      • DREX: 33-64(51.6%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNCW: 26-34 (76.5%)
      • DREX: 15-22 (68.2%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNCW:7-18 (38.9%)
      • DREX: 6-16 (37.5%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNCW: 16
      • DREX: 12
    • Bench Points
      • UNCW: 13
      • DREX: 12
    • Rebounds
      • UNCW:43
      • DREX: 24

Friday, January 5th

UNCW- 71

Towson- 89

  • Seahawks in Double Figures
    • Jordan Talley (14 points)
    • Devontae Cacok (15 points 10 rebounds)
    • Ty Taylor II (15 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNCW: 25-56 (44.6%)
      • TOW: 34-63(54%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNCW: 14-24 (58.3%)
      • TOW: 9-11 (81.8%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNCW:7-18 (38.9%)
      • TOW: 12-22 (54.5%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNCW: 17
      • TOW: 14
    • Bench Points
      • UNCW: 20
      • TOW: 24

Sunday, January 7th

UNCW- 76

Delaware-96

  • Seahawks in Double Figures
    • Jordan Talley (16 points)
    • Devontae Cacok (18 points 11 rebounds)
    • Jaylen Fornes (10 points)
    • Ty Taylor II(17 points)
    • Jay Estime (11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • UNCW: 26-63 (41.3%)
      • DEL: 34-58(58.6%)
    • Free Throws
      • UNCW: 18-23 (78.3%)
      • DEL: 17-27 (63%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • UNCW:6-25 (24%)
      • DEL: 11-21 (52.4%)
    • Turnovers
      • UNCW: 7
      • DEL: 6
    • Bench Points
      • UNCW: 14
      • Del: 10

Upcoming Games

  • Thursday, January 11th @ Elon
  • Saturday, January 13th vs Northeastern

 


Wake Forest  (8-7, 1-2)

Danny Manning and the Deacons went 1-1 on the week. They earned a home win against Syracuse and suffered a road loss to Boston College.

Wednesday, January 3rd

Wake- 73

Syracuse- 67

  • Demon Deacons in Double Figures
    • Bryant Crawford (19 points)
    • Terrence Thompson (13 points)
    • Mitchell Wilbekin (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • WAKE: 25-56 (44.6%)
      • SYR: 21-50(42%)
    • Free Throws
      • WAKE: 14-24 (58.3%)
      • SYR: 18-23 (78.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • WAKE:9-19 (47.4%)
      • SYR: 7-18 (38.9%)
    • Turnovers
      • WAKE: 12
      • SYR: 13
    • Bench Points
      • WAKE: 20
      • SYR: 0
    • Rebounds
      • WAKE:38
      • SYR: 29

Saturday, January 6th

Wake- 71

Boston College- 77

  • Demon Deacons in Double Figures
    • Bryant Crawford (24 points)
    • Terrence ThompsonChaundee Brown (20 points)
    • Mitchell Wilbekin (11 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • WAKE: 24-69 (34.8%)
      • BC: 22-59(37.3%)
    • Free Throws
      • WAKE: 11-15 (73.3%)
      • BC: 26-35 (74.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • WAKE:12-26 (46.2%)
      • BC: 7-22 (31.8%)
    • Turnovers
      • WAKE: 15
      • BC: 7
    • Bench Points
      • WAKE: 9
      • BC: 2
    • Rebounds
      • WAKE:50
      • BC: 39

Upcoming Games

  • Wednesday, January 10th vs Virginia Tech
  • Saturday, January 13th vs #7 Duke

 


Western Carolina  (6-9, 2-1)

WCU went 1-1 on the week on the road. They beat Chattanooga but lost at Samford.

Thursday, January 4th

Western Carolina – 75

Chattanooga – 63

  • Catamounts in Double Figures
    • Mike Amius(27 points)
    • Deriece Parks (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • WCU: 28-62 (45.2%)
      • CHAT: 23-50(46%)
    • Free Throws
      • WCU: 15-19 (78.9%)
      • CHAT: 8-18 (53.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • WCU:4-15 (26.7%)
      • CHAT: 9-30 (30%)
    • Turnovers
      • WCU: 16
      • CHAT: 15
    • Bench Points
      • WCU: 18
      • CHAT: 3
    • Rebounds
      • WCU:43
      • CHAT: 24

Saturday, January 6th

Western Carolina – 71

Samford – 85

  • Catamounts in Double Figures
    • Mike Amius(13 points)
    • Matt Halvorsen (21 points)
    • Onno Steger (10 points)
  • Key Stats
    • Field Goals
      • WCU: 25-61 (41%)
      • SAM: 26-48(54.2%)
    • Free Throws
      • WCU: 9-14 (64.3%)
      • SAM: 23-29 (79.3%)
    • Three-Pointers
      • WCU:12-34 (35.3%)
      • SAM: 10-19 (52.6%)
    • Turnovers
      • WCU: 13
      • SAM: 14
    • Bench Points
      • WCU: 21
      • SAM: 14

Upcoming Games

  • Wednesday, January 10th vs Mercer
  • Saturday, January 13th vs UNC Greensboro

 

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