Another jam packed weekend of college hoops is in the books and we have the full rundown on how the Palmetto State teams did. It wasn’t a great weekend for Clemson and USC with both teams losing, the Tigers to Virginia Tech and USC at Kentucky. We’ve got those games and a lot more covered in the rundown.
ACC woes continue for Clemson
The Tigers are starting to circle the drain in the ACC standings after another league loss. An 82-81 setback at home against Virginia Tech is the latest blemish. That makes six straight losses for Clemson, all in the ACC. Jaron Blossomgame scored 20 points to lead the Tigers. Clemson is 11-8 overall and 1-6 in the ACC. The Tigers are off until a game at Pittsburgh next Saturday.
Check out what Brad Brownell had to say about the game below:
Shorthanded USC loses at Kentucky
As if facing a top five Kentucky team in Rupp Arena wasn’t hard enough, #24 USC had to do it without one of its best players Saturday night. PJ Dozier missed the game because of back spasms, costing the Gamecocks their starting point guard and one of their top play makers. Sindarius Thornwell did his best to pick up the slack with a career high 34 points, but the Gamecocks couldn’t take down the mighty Wildcats in an 85-69 loss in Lexington. It is the first SEC loss of the season for USC.
Check out what Frank Martin had to say after the game below.
College of Charleston gets back on track
Coming off its first CAA loss of the season, the College of Charleston returned to its winning ways with a 73-60 win over James Madison in the Holy City. Grant Riller and Joe Chealey both scored 17 points to lead the charge. The Cougars are 16-5, 7-1 in league play.
Another big win for Winthrop
Winthrop kept control of the Big South with a 61-48 win at Liberty. Anders Broman hit a career high six 3-pointers for the Eagles who improved to 7-1 in conference play. The Flames fell to 6-2.
Andrew Brown’s hot shooting helps Furman win
Andrew Brown connected on six 3-pointers to lead Furman to an 89-72 win over VMI. He finished with 18 points. The Paladins are now 5-2 in the Big South.
Coastal Carolina clobbered at Georgia State
Coastal Carolina couldn’t keep up with Georgia State in a 76-56 loss in Atlanta. The Chanitcleers are now 9-10 overall, 4-2 in the Sun Belt.
USC Upstate tops the Hatters
USC Upstate continued to play solid basketball in league play with a 97-86 win at Stetson Saturday. Deion Holmes and Mike Cunningham each had 24 points. The Spartans are 14-8 and 4-1 in the Atlantic Sun.
Wofford loses at East Tennessee State
Wofford lost at East Tennessee State, 79-72. The loss dropped the Terriers to 3-4 in the Southern Conference.
Citadel drops close one with UNC-Greensboro
The Citadel made it a game against a talented UNC-Greensboro squad, but the Bulldogs couldn’t pull the upset in a 81-72 loss El Cid is now 2-7 in the Southern Conference.
Newberry College drops its second straight
Coming off a tough one point overtime loss to Catawba (100-99), Newberry College dropped another SAC game Saturday at Carson Newman. The Wolves lost 110-91.
Keeling leads Charleston Southern to a win
Christian Keeling scored 28 points to help Charleston Southern knock off Longwood 76-61. The Bucs improved to 3-5 in the Big South.
Presbyterian still winless in Big South
PC lost at Gardner-Webb 78-61 and is now 0-8 in the Big South.