Coaches: Extend NBA Draft cutoff

Of the 50 college underclassmen who declared for this year's NBA Draft, only Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford and Gardner-Webb guard Jerome Hill withdrew their names.
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June 30, 2015

Aaron Harrison wasn’t alone

Here is a list of early entrants with college eligibility remaining who were not selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night: Cliff Alexander, Kansas Brandon Ashley, Arizona Michael Frazier, Florida Aaron Harrison, Kentucky Jerome Hill, Gardner-Webb Vince Hunter, UTEP … Continue reading →
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June 26, 2015

League Releases NBA Draft Early-Entry Withdrawal List

Prospects who declare early for the 2015 NBA draft are allowed to withdraw their names before a certain date, and the league announced which players have elected to exercise that option. According to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, 34 candidates are no longer on the board, leaving a total of 58 early-entry prospects. Jerome Hill (Gardner-Webb) and Walter Pitchford (Nebraska) were...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back: 2014-15

The calm after NCAA third-round action in Charlotte.  (Brian Wilmer)By Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmatters"It always ends in a loss."To know me -- and to know from where much of what you see me write here is informed -- you need to know two things.1.  I'm a huge fan of the dearly-departed site The Mid-Majority.  I see hyperbole every second on the internet, but believe me when I...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Observations From The 2015 Big South Championships

Coastal Carolina holds the 2015 Big South championship trophy. ( Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersPlayers, coaches, fans, staff and media have departed the South Carolina coastline, fresh off another successful Big South tournament.  There was an interesting blend of the expected and unexpected, late-game drama and breaking news throughout the five days (well, four...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb's Jerome Hill to Forego Senior Season and Turn Pro

Gardner-Webb's Jerome Hill averaged 18.9 points and 10.1 reounds per game during his junior year. ( Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersGardner-Webb forward Jerome Hill enjoyed a junior season in which his continued on-court development was evident to all.  Hill was a first-team Big South All-Conference performer in 2014-15, and averaged a double-double (17.7 points per game...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina Holds Off Late Gardner-Webb Charge To Reach Big South Championship - 2015 Big South Championships

Coastal Carolina forward Badou Diagne paced the Chanticleers in a semifinal victory. ( Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersCONWAY, S.C. -- The destination was perfectly fine for Cliff Ellis’ Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday.  It was the journey that gave his team some concern.Both Gardner-Webb and Coastal Carolina had late nights in Friday’s semifinals, with...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb Shocks Second-Seeded High Point In Overtime - 2015 Big South Championships

Guard Harold McBride recorded a career-high in Gardner-Webb's quarterfinal win. ( Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersCONWAY, S.C. -- Considering the way Friday night’s third Big South quarterfinal began, both High Point and Gardner-Webb had to be somewhat surprised to end up playing an overtime game.  After all, High Point led 32-19 at the under-four media break in the...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb slips by High Point In OT in Big South tourney

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Jerome Hill slipped in for a layup, drew the foul and made the following free throw with 18 seconds left in overtime and seventh-seeded Gardner-Webb held on to upset No. 2 seed-High Point 72-71 in the Big South Conference tournament on Friday night. Harold McBride scored 24 points to lead Gardner-Webb (20-13), which beat Campbell to reach the quarterfinals. John...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb Holds Off Campbell - 2015 Big South Championships

Gardner-Webb's Jerome Hill notched a double-double, netting 17 points and 14 rebounds.  (Sandra Dukes, USA TODAY Sports)By Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersCONWAY, S.C. -- Gardner-Webb coach Tim Craft was the recipient of a “double-edged sword” type of question after the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ first-round contest against tenth-seeded Campbell on Wednesday.“It’s more of a relief...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb tops Campbell, advances in Big South tournament

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Jerome Hill had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Tyrell Nelson added 15 and nine on Wednesday to help 7th-seeded Gardner-Webb beat No. 10 seed Campbell 72-64 in the opening round of the Big South Conference tournament. Harold McBride scored 15 and Adonis Burbage 10 for Gardner-Webb (19-13), which will play No. 2 seed High Point in the quarterfinals on Friday. Curtis...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb beats Liberty 77-67

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Jerome Hill netted a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, to lead Gardner-Webb to a 77-67 win over Liberty on Saturday night. Hill finished 5 of 11 from the field and 12 of 16 from the line for the Bulldogs (17-12, 9-7 Big South Conference). He led five players in double figures including Harold McBride with 16 points, Adonis Burbage...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Thriller at Rock Hill: Winthrop Defeats Gardner-Webb 65-64

Keon Moore Had 27 Points Saturday/heraldonline.comby Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersROCK HILL, S.C. -- It had to feel all too familiar for Gardner-Webb and Winthrop on Saturday.To be sure, many of the same elements that existed in their first meeting last month in Boiling Springs, a 65-64 Runnin’ Bulldog victory, happened again in Rock Hill.  Winthrop took a 16-point lead to the locker...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Winthrop hangs on against Gardner Webb, 71-68

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Keon Moore scored 27 points and pulled down seven rebounds, Tevin Prescott made a go-ahead layup with five seconds left, and Winthrop held on to defeat Gardner Webb 71-68 after blowing a 16 point halftime lead. An Adonis Burbage 3-pointer with 1:30 left completed the Gardner Webb comeback bid; giving the Bulldogs their first lead of the second half. Prescott...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb streaks past Campbell 73-65 in overtime

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Jerome Hill had 24 points and a career-high 20 rebounds and Gardner-Webb opened overtime on an 11-0 run to beat Campbell 73-65 on Friday night. Hill scored eight and Harold McBride had seven of his 20 points during overtime. After Hill's layup gave Gardner-Webb (16-9, 8-4 Big South) a 65-54 lead with 1:29 left, Campbell (9-16, 3-9) got no closer than 70...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb hits 16 3-pointers, beats Longwood 87-78

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Jerome Hill made 8 of 11 shots and finished with 20 points to lead Gardner-Webb to an 87-78 victory over Longwood on Tuesday night. Adonis Burbage hit a career-high six 3-pointers, helping Gardner-Webb go 16 of 29 (55.2 percent) from distance. The Bulldogs entered the game ranked second in the conference averaging 8.2 made 3-pointers per game. Harold McBride...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hill leads Gardner-Webb past Longwood, 79-67

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Jerome Hill scored 20 of his 31 in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds to help Gardner-Webb pull away for a 79-67 win over Longwood on Thursday night. Tyrell Nelson had 15 points and nine rebounds for Gardner-Webb. Adonis Burbage scored 13 and Tyler Strange had a career-high 14 assists. A 3-pointer by Longwood's Leron Fisher tied it a 56 with 9...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hill leads Gardner-Webb past Coastal Carolina 82-67

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Jerome Hill scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Gardner-Webb pulled away in the second half to hand Coastal Carolina its first league loss on Saturday, 82-67. Harold McBride had 18 points and Adonis Burbage added 16 for the Bulldogs (12-7, 4-2 Big South), who hit 11 3-pointers, their third-straight game, and seventh of the season, with double-figure treys...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Big South Saturday: Gardner-Webb Wins Thriller Over Winthrop 65-64

Tyler Strange Had 17 Points for Gardner-Webb/gardner-webb.eduby Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersBOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Winthrop won the battle.  Gardner-Webb won the war.Gardner-Webb (11-6, 3-1 Big South) led their Big South Conference game for just 1:09 on Saturday night, but part of that minute-plus came when it really mattered.  The Runnin’ Bulldogs defeated visiting Winthrop...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb outlasts Radford, 88-85 2OT

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Jerome Hill scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Gardner-Webb to a victory over Radford in 2 OT, 88-85 on Tuesday night. Tyrell Nelson added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (10-6, 2-1 Big South), and Tyler Strange finished with 16 points and 13 assists. Radford led by nine at the half and 14 with 13 minutes to play. But Gardner-Webb...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb defeats Presbyterian 81-64 in Big South opener

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Tyrell Nelson scored 21 points with 11 rebounds and Jerome Hill added 19 points with 12 boards as Gardner-Webb raced away from Presbyterian 81-64 in the Big South opener for both teams on Wednesday night. Hill scored seven of his points in an early flurry as he made a layup to give the Runnin' Bulldogs (9-5, 1-0) the lead for keeps at 7-6, then made a 3-pointer...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb beats struggling Purdue 89-84

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Jerome Hill scored 31 points and had nine rebounds, and Tyler Strange added 18 points and 10 assists, leading Gardner-Webb to an 89-84 victory against struggling Purdue on Monday night. The Bulldogs (8-5), who defeated ACC member Clemson in November, added a Big Ten Conference opponent to their list of victims, relying on 3-point shooting and Boilermaker...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb races past Hiwassee 91-71

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Dylan Poston scored 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range to lead Gardner-Webb past Hiwassee College 91-71 on Friday night. Tyrell Nelson added 15 points with seven rebounds and five blocks for the Bulldogs (7-5), who shot 52.4 percent from the field. Jerome Hill, Jarvis Davis and Harold McBride chipped in 11 points apiece. Hill had 10 boards...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb cruises versus Thomas (Ga.), 82-66

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Tyrell Nelson scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Gardner Webb to an 82-66 win over Thomas University on Saturday night. Jerome Hill finished with 17 points and 12 boards for the Bulldogs (5-4), while Jarvis Davis added 14 points. Gardner Webb was never seriously threatened, opening the game on a 22-8 run while holding Thomas...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb routs Toccoa Falls, 100-61

BOILIMG SPRIMGS, N.C. (AP) Jerome Hill tossed down 20 points and Dylan Poston added another 18 off the bench as Gardner-Webb routed NCCAA Div-II Toccoa Falls 100-61 on Friday night. Gardner-Webb bounced back from a 91-65 loss at No. 3 Arizona Tuesday, watching as the Wildcats used a 30-4 run in the second half to put the game away. Against the Christian liberal arts college from...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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