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Big South Conference Men Basketball

  2014-2015     Previous season  

BSC Ranking
 1. High Point 13-5(20-9) 
 2. Winthrop 13-5(21-8) 
 3. Co.Carolina 12-6(18-10) 
 4. NC-Asheville 12-6(19-11) 
 5. Liberty 10-8(13-18) 
 6. Gardner-Webb 10-8(15-15) 
 7. Radford 9-9(16-14) 
 8. Longwood 5-13(9-22) 
 9. Charleston So. 5-13(9-20) 
 10. Presbyterian 5-13(10-19) 
 11. Campbell 5-13(12-17) 

Points Per Game
 Desean MURRAY
  Presbyte.
  (196-F-96)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Murray, Presbyte.20.2 
 2. Brown, High Point19.6 
 3. Johnson, Winthrop19.3 
 4. Gavin, Winthrop18.3 
 5. Clemons, Campbell18.3 
 6. Nwogbo, Longwood15.7 
 7. Jones, Radford14.9 
 8. Cooks, Winthrop14.9 
 9. Nelson, Gardner-.14.2 
 10. Potter, Charlest.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lotanna NWOGBO
  Longwood
  (203-F/C-93)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Nwogbo, Longwood8.1 
 2. Nelson, Gardner-.7.6 
 3. Sutton, NC-Ashev.7.5 
 4. Murray, Presbyte.7.4 
 5. Johnson, Longwood7.3 
 6. Polite Jr., Radford7.2 
 7. Brown, High Point7.1 
 8. Diagne, Co.Carolina7.0 
 9. Cooks, Winthrop6.9 
 10. Curtis, Co.Caroli.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rashun DAVIS
  Radford
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Davis, Radford4.9 
 2. Johnson, Longwood4.5 
 3. Shaw, Co.Carolina4.0 
 4. McBride, Gardner-.4.0 
 5. Fisher, Longwood3.9 
 6. Wiggins, Co.Caroli.3.6 
 7. Dawson, Liberty3.4 
 8. McIntyre, High P.3.3 
 9. Potter, Charlest.3.2 
 10. Weary, High Point3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ahmad THOMAS
  NC-Ashev.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Thomas, NC-Ashev.2.1 
 2. Murray, Presbyte.2.0 
 3. Rideau, Gardner-.2.0 
 4. Davis, Radford1.9 
 5. Brown, High Point1.7 
 6. McIntyre, High P.1.6 
 7. Sutton, NC-Ashev.1.6 
 8. Clemons, Campbell1.5 
 9. Wiggins, Co.Caroli.1.5 
 10. McBride, Gardner-.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Duby OKEKE
  Winthrop
  (203-C-94)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Okeke, Winthrop2.5 
 2. Brown, High Point1.8 
 3. Polite Jr., Radford1.8 
 4. Cooks, Winthrop1.7 
 5. Hughes, NC-Ashev.1.3 
 6. Nwogbo, Longwood1.3 
 7. Niangane, Gardner-.1.1 
 8. Holcomb, Radford1.1 
 9. Diagne, Co.Carolina0.9 
 10. Wheeler, Charlest.0.8 

BSC Women 2015-2016
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UNC Asheville Wins 2016 Big South Mens Basketball Championship (Photo: BSC)

University of North Carolina - Asheville 2015-16
Nicholas McDevitt Nicholas McDevitt McDevitt
Sam Hughes
Hughes
Kevin Vannatta
Vannatta
Ahmad Thomas
Thomas
Dylan Smith
Smith
Dwayne Sutton
Sutton
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
31  Hughes Sam 193 (6'4'') F USA
10  Vannatta Kevin 188 (6'2'') G USA
14  Thomas Ahmad 190 (6'3'') G USA
24  Smith Dylan 196 (6'5'') G USA
22  Sutton Dwayne 196 (6'5'') G USA
21  Zilli Giacomo 206 (6'9'') F 95 Italy
32  Weeks Will 198 (6'6'') F USA
13  Robertson David 190 (6'3'') G USA
41  Cannon John 208 (6'10'') C 92 USA
12  Miller Raekwon 190 (6'3'') G USA
2  Wnuk Alec 198 (6'6'') F USA
3  Bryant Trae 185 (6'1'') G USA
Head Coach: Nicholas McDevitt
Coach Assistant: Brett Carey
Coach Assistant: Sean Dixon
Coach Assistant: Logan Johnson


UNC Asheville Wins 2016 Big South Men's Basketball Championship - Mar 7, 2016

Dwayne Sutton (6'5''-G) scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half to rally No. 4 seed UNC Asheville from a 9-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 2 seed Winthrop, 77-68 and win the 2016 Big South Men's Basketball Championship Sunday, March 6 at Gore Arena on the campus of Campbell University. The Bulldogs won their first Big South Championship since 2012 and fifth overall and receives the Big South's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Sutton tallied 25 points and 18 rebounds to earn Tournament MVP honors. Sam Hughes (6'4''-F) added 15 points - all in the second half, while Kevin Vannatta (6'2''-G) had 12 and Dylan Smith (6'5''-G) tallied 11.
Jimmy Gavin (6'3''-G) led Winthrop with 31 points while Joshua Davenport (6'5''-F-94) added 15. Xavier Cooks (6'8''-G/F-95) had 12 rebounds and nine points before fouling out.
In the third Championship meeting between the two teams and 11th overall in the tournament, the teams combined for nine ties and five lead changes.
Gavin scored five of Winthrop's first seven points as the teams traded baskets and were tied at 7-7 at the first media timeout. Asheville went ahead 14-9, but a three from Gavin and dribble-drive from Cooks tied it at 14-14 with 11:33 left in the first half. The game was tied for the fifth time with 7:58 left in the first half as neither team allowed a run at that point. Asheville's largest lead during the span was five points, while Winthrop's largest advantage was just two.
Cooks gave Winthrop a two-point lead at 20-18 with a layup, and then the Eagles moved ahead by 5 with 4:22 remaining. Keon Johnson (5'7''-PG-95)'s three-pointer stretched the Eagle lead to 8, with another Gavin three to push the lead to 11. A dunk by Davenport capped Winthrop's biggest first half lead before the Bulldogs cut to the margin to nine at intermission.
The first half featured six ties and four lead changes. Winthrop went on a 13-4 run to close out the half after a 20-20 tie. Gavin had 11 at the break while Davenport had 10. Asheville was led by Sutton's seven points.
Asheville opened the second half on a 6-2 run to get back within 5 in addition to holding the Eagles to just 2-of-10 from the field in the opening five minutes. Sutton eventually tied it at 39-39 on free throws, only to see Davenport get inside for a lay-in at 13:57 for a traditional three-point play.
The teams traded baskets and leads three times during a five-minute span, until Smith drained a deep three and Vannatta put in a lay-up to give the Bulldogs a 3-point lead at 49-46 to force a Winthrop timeout with 11:05 remaining. The Bulldogs kept Winthrop at length and maintained a two-point lead at the 7:53 mark as Sutton and Smith rallied the squad and took advantage of bonus fouls after the 10-minute mark. Vannatta's tip-in gave Asheville its largest lead at six (62-56) with 6:38 left and the Bulldogs built their lead and eventual winning margin from there.
Joining Sutton on the All-Tournament Team were teammate Ahmad Thomas (6'3''-G), Gavin, Presbyterian's Desean Murray (6'5''-F-96), Gardner-Webb's Tyrell Nelson (6'7''-C) and High Point's Miles Bowman (6'6''-F-93), Jr.
Asheville becomes the first No. 4 seed to win the Big South title since 1997 and fifth overall. It is also the Bulldogs' third Big South crown and NCAA Tournament berth since 2011.

Courtesy of BigSouthSports

Big South Conf. Tournament Final: UNC Asheville - Winthrop 77-68
Big South Conf. Tournament Semifinals:
Winthrop - Gardner-Webb 82-69
UNC Asheville - High Point 80-69


All-Big South Conf. Awards 2016 - Mar 7, 2016

All-Big South Conf. 1st Team 2016
John Brown
Brown
Keon Johnson
Johnson
Desean Murray
Murray
Jimmy Gavin
Gavin
Lotanna Nwogbo
Nwogbo

All-Tournament MVP: Dwayne Sutton (6'5''-G) of NC-Asheville
Player of the Year: John Brown (6'8''-F-92) of High Point
Defensive Player of the Year: John Brown (6'8''-F-92) of High Point
Freshman of the Year: Chris Clemons (5'9''-PG) of Campbell
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Tristian Curtis (6'7''-F) of Co.Carolina
Coach of the Year: Ritchie McKay of Liberty

1st Team
F: John Brown (6'8''-F-92) of High Point
PG: Keon Johnson (5'7''-PG-95) of Winthrop
F: Desean Murray (6'5''-F-96) of Presbyterian
G: Jimmy Gavin (6'3''-G) of Winthrop
F/C: Lotanna Nwogbo (6'8''-F/C-93) of Longwood

2nd Team
G/F: Xavier Cooks (6'8''-G/F-95) of Winthrop
PG: Rashun Davis (5'11''-PG) of Radford
G: Adam Weary (6'3''-G-94) of High Point
C: Tyrell Nelson (6'7''-C) of Gardner-Webb
PG: Chris Clemons (5'9''-PG) of Campbell

Honorable Mention
Shivaughn Wiggins (5'11''-PG) of Co.Carolina
John Dawson (6'2''-G-95) of Liberty
Cameron Jones (6'4''-G) of Radford
Elijah Wilson (6'4''-G) of Co.Carolina
Dylan Smith (6'5''-G) of NC-Asheville

All-Tournament Team
G: Dwayne Sutton (6'5''-G) of NC-Asheville
G: Ahmad Thomas (6'3''-G) of NC-Asheville
G: Jimmy Gavin (6'3''-G) of Winthrop
F: Desean Murray (6'5''-F-96) of Presbyterian
C: Tyrell Nelson (6'7''-C) of Gardner-Webb
F: Miles Bowman (6'6''-F-93) of High Point

All-Freshman Team
PG: Chris Clemons (5'9''-PG) of Campbell
G: Dylan Smith (6'5''-G) of NC-Asheville
G: Dwayne Sutton (6'5''-G) of NC-Asheville
G: Armel Potter (6'1''-G) of Charleston So.
F: Ed Polite Jr. (6'5''-F) of Radford

All-Academic Team
PG: Jacob Talbert (6'0''-PG-95) of Campbell
G: Patrick Wallace (6'1''-G-94) of Charleston So.
F: Tristian Curtis (6'7''-F) of Co.Carolina
C: Tyrell Nelson (6'7''-C) of Gardner-Webb
PG: Austin White (6'0''-PG-96) of High Point
G: Ryan Kemrite (6'4''-G) of Liberty
PG: Charlie Inclan (5'10''-PG-94) of Presbyterian
PG: Justin Cousin (6'0''-PG) of Radford
G: Kevin Vannatta (6'2''-G) of NC-Asheville


 

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