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

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

Coastal Carolina forward Badou Diagne paced the Chanticleers in a semifinal victory. (goccusports.com)By 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

Coastal Carolina advances to Big South title game, 73-70

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Badou Diagne scored 19 points and third-seeded Coastal Carolina beat seventh-seeded Gardner-Webb 73-70 on Saturday to reach the Big South Conference championship game. The Chanticleers (23-9) will meet fifth-seeded Winthrop on Sunday in a repeat of last year's title-game matchup won by Coastal Carolina. Leading by three with 24 seconds left, the Chanticleers' Warren...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Big South Thursday: Gardner-Webb Prevails Over Charleston Southern 91-81

Tyler Strange Scored 23 Points Against Charleston Southern/nola.comby Brian Wilmer@sportsmatters BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Gardner-Webb honored four seniors in Paul Porter Arena on Thursday night -- Adam Sweeney, Corey Hensley, Jarvis Davis and all-everything guard Tyler Strange.  The group composed a class that recorded the most wins of any class in the school’s Division I basketball...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb hits 13 treys, beats Charleston Southern 91-81

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Tyler Strange scored 23 points with six 3-pointers as Gardner-Webb connected on 13 of 24 from long range to defeat Charleston Southern 91-81 on Thursday night. Gardner-Webb (18-12, 10-7 Big South) opened the game with four straight baskets - including a pair of 3s by Strange and one from Jarvis Davis. The Runnin' Bulldogs, who never trailed, broke the...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rowsey hits 3 late FTs to lift Asheville over Gardner-Webb

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Andrew Rowsey made three free throws with three seconds left to give UNC Asheville a 92-89 win over Gardner-Webb to move into first place in the Big South Conference. Rowsey's pump fake from the top of the key drew a foul from Tyler Strange. Giacomo Zilli and Rowsey had 19 points apiece for UNC Asheville (13-11, 9-4). Kevin Vannatta had 17 and the Bulldogs...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb edges past Coastal Carolina 66-64

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Tyrell Nelson's tip-in with two seconds left pushed Gardner-Webb past Coastal Carolina 66-64 on Saturday. The Bulldogs (14-9, 6-4 Big South) trailed 60-54 after Warren Gillis made two free throws for Coastal Carolina. Nelson then made six straight points to tie the score at 60-all with 2:14 left to play. Both teams traded points to keep the score tied...
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January 31, 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

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

UNC Asheville cruises by Gardner-Webb 80-55

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Sam Hughes had career-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead UNC Asheville to an 80-55 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday. Chudier Pal added a career-high 17 points, 15 coming in the first half, for Asheville (6-7, 2-0 Big South). Hughes made 8 of 12 shots, including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Pal hit all seven of his field goal attempts in the first...
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January 03, 2015  |  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

No. 3 Arizona rebounds from sluggish start to rout Gardner-Webb

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Stanley Johnson and Gabe York each scored 18 points, and No. 3 Arizona blitzed Gardner-Webb during a 16-0 second-half run to roll over the Bulldogs 91-65 Tuesday night. Arizona (7-0) needed to shake out the cobwebs after the holiday break and had to rally from a sluggish start with a big run to end the first half. The Wildcats again were flat to open the second...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb beats Brevard 78-63

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Jerome Hill scored 32 points on 13-of-18 shooting, Tyrell Nelson added 12 points, and Gardner-Webb beat Division II Brevard 78-63 on Saturday in their home opener. Adonis Burbage scored 10 points for the Bulldogs (3-3 Big South), Tyler Strange had 12 assists, and Gardner-Webb outshot Brevard (0-6) 54.4 percent to 41.4 percent. Trevon Shaw led the Tornados...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Old Dominion beats Gardner-Webb 58-46

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Trey Freeman had 22 points and Old Dominion scored 10 straight in the final three minutes to beat Gardner-Webb 58-46 in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam tournament on Monday night. The Monarchs (4-1) led by four before Freeman made a jumper and two free throws to spark the late run. Old Dominion opened the second half with a 12-3 run...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Timeout gaffe costs Clemson in 72-70 loss

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Clemson freshman Donte Grantham called time out when the Tigers didn't have any and Jarvis Davis made two late free throws to capitalize and give Gardner-Webb a 72-70 victory in the first round of the Paradise Jam on Friday. After Davis knocked down the free throws for the Runnin' Bulldogs (2-1), Clemson (1-2) had three shots at the rim but could...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb knocks off Charleston 80-67

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Jarvis Davis made six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead Gardner-Webb to an 80-67 victory over College of Charleston on Monday night. Tyrell Nelson had 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, Jerome Hill added 18 and 12, and Tyler Strange had 12 and eight assists for Gardner-Webb (1-1). Gardner-Webb held a 32-31 halftime lead as the Bulldogs made...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: VMI Defeats Gardner-Webb 90-77

CONWAY, S.C. -- Gardner-Webb surely didn’t want a repeat of their last meeting with VMI in the Big South tournament quarterfinal.  That game went to four overtimes, where VMI finally came away with a 108-104 victory after three separate buzzer-beaters.Of course, they didn’t want what they got here on Friday night, either, as VMI seemed unable to miss and the Runnin’ Bulldogs...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: Gardner-Webb Beats Longwood 81-65

CONWAY, S.C. -- If first-year Longwood coach Jayson Gee has his way, the Lancer team who took the floor on Wednesday at the Big South Championships will never be the same again.No, he’s not going to cut everyone from the roster.  Quite the contrary.For now, though, his team’s season is done.  Third-seeded (Southern Division) Gardner-Webb defeated the Lancers 81-65 in the first...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern edges Gardner-Webb 78-76

Arlon Harper hadn't scored in 12 minutes in the balanced Charleston Southern attack, but nailed a 16-foot jumper with 2.7 seconds left, breaking a tie and lifting the Buccaneers to a 78-76 victory over Gardner-Webb on Wednesday night. The close-fought win was Charleston Southern's first ever at Gardner-Webb's Paul Porter Arena. Each team shot 48.3 percent from the field, but the...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb holds off Presbyterian 67-58

Naji Hibbert scored 18 points as Gardner-Webb staved off a late charge to beat Presbyterian 67-58 on Saturday. The Runnin' Bulldogs (9-10, 2-2 Big South) extended a second half lead to 15 with 8:42 left, but Presbyterian (4-15, 0-4) cut it to two points with 3:01 to go. Gardner-Webb responded with a Jerome Hill layup and a Hibbert 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to quell the...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Asheville tops Gardner-Webb 81-77

Jaron Lane scored a career-high 26 points and D.J. Cunningham scored four points in the final 30 seconds as UNC-Asheville opened Big South Conference play with an 81-77 win at Gardner-Webb on Monday. Cunningham hit a tie-breaking jumper with 30 seconds left, snagged a defensive rebound and then made two free throws with 14 seconds left for Asheville (7-8). After another miss by...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb trumps The Citadel 67-55

Donta Harper scored 13 points to lead Gardner-Webb past The Citadel 67-55 Saturday afternoon. Tyler Strange added 11 points for the Runnin' Bulldogs (5-5), while Tyrell Nelson chipped in with 10. The Citadel (3-8) was led by Brian White with 13 points and C.J. Bray added 11 points. The Citadel shot just 38 percent from the floor, including just 2 of 15 from beyond the arc. Gardner...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wofford edges past Gardner-Webb 65-62.

Spencer Collins scored 14 points and shot 6 for 9 from the field to edge Wofford past Gardner-Webb 65-62 on Wednesday night. Both teams were evenly matched in a game with 12 ties and six lead changes; the score was tied at 26 heading into the break. Karl Cochran, who finished with 9 points and six rebounds, made a free throw with 42 seconds remaining to give Wofford (3-4) its largest...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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