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WISE - - Blair Harding scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while UVa-Wise forced Urbana into 23 turnovers as the Cavaliers completed a season-sweep of the Blue Knights with a 75-58 victory at the Prior Center Saturday.
WISE, Va. - The second half battle was not enough for UVa-Wise Saturday in a 76-64 loss to Urbana University at the Prior Center.
WISE - - Head Coach Hank Banner's UVa-Wise Highland Cavaliers have been picked to finish 10 in the 2015 Preseason MEC Poll. The team posted a 16-29 overall record in 2014 and a 13-22 mark in league play.
Storylines – Urbana University gameUrbana is coming off of an 87-77 loss to Wheeling Jesuit University entering Saturday's game against UVa-Wise. In that game, the Blue Knights had five players finish in double figures. Urbana was led by Matt Csuhran who had a team-high 19 points and six rebounds. Myles Busby assisted Csuhran finishing with14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Ognjen Rebic added 14 points and four rebounds. On the season, Csuhran is scoring 10.9 points per game and corralling 3.7 rebounds a night. The Blue Knights are scoring 84.7 points per game and grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
Storylines – Urbana GameUrbana University enters Saturday's game at UVa-Wise a league worst 1-18 overall and 1-12 in Mountain East Conference play. The Blue Knights have lost 12 consecutive games since picking up their only win of the season, a 99-94 overtime victory against West Liberty on December 6. More recently, Urbana has had difficulty keeping the game within reach; the Blue Knights have lost thier last three games by an average of 13 points per game. The one calling card for coach Haley Ducey's squad has been the team's ability to make free throws. Entering Saturday, Urbana ranks second in the MEC in free throw percentage at 76.9. Individually, three Blue Knights are averaging double figures on the season, led by Kate Francisco's 13.1 points per game.
WISE - - Glenville State closed out the first half on a 7-1 run and limited UVa-Wise to just 29 percent shooting in claiming a 63-54 Mountain East Conference victory at the Prior Center Thursday night.
WISE, Va. - UVa-Wise attempt to come back in the second half, but it was not enough in a 75-57 loss to Glenville State Thursday in the Prior Center.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- West Virginia Wesleyan has been picked by the coaches in the Mountain East Conference to win the 2015 softball conference title.
Storylines – Glenville State gameGlenville State is coming off of a 89-82 victory to Concord University entering Saturday's game against UVa-Wise. In that game, the Pioneers were led by Reggie Williams who had a game-high 24 points and three rebounds. Donte Morales assisted Williams finishing with 22 points, while Sedric Nady added 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals. On the season, Morales is scoring 18.8 points per game and corralling 5.1 rebounds a night. The Pioneers are scoring 80.4 points per game and grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
Defending Mountain East Conference Champion Glenville State enters the contest just 6-6 in league play but, the Pioneers are still scoring the basketball at an extrodinary clip. Coach Charles Marshall's team is averaging league-high 83.1 points per game. Glenville State enters the game playing its best ball of the season having won back-to-back road MEC road contests and four of its last five games. Most recently, the Pioneers received a 21-point outburst from Katrina Salins in a 92-67 victory over Concord. On the season, Keyanna Tate has led the offensive attack, her 17.7 points per game average ranks second in the league. Earlier this season, Tate scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds in aiding her club to a 94-81 win over UVa-Wise.
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan used a 20-5 run late in the second half to post a 74-59 victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday.
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - - Led by a team-high 17 points by Taylor Sandidge, UVa-Wise placed five players in double figures en route to an 84-74 win over West Virginia Wesleyan at the Rockefeller Center on Saturday.
STORYLINES – WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN GAMEWest Virginia Wesleyan has just one win in its first 14 games thus far. The Bobcats lone win came on January 17 against Urbana. Most recently, coach Michael Bari's squad fell 83-77 to defending Mountain East Conference Champion Glenville State. Wesleyan ranks near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories. One bright spot for the Bobcats has been Adrian Cunningham who is scoring 14.6 points per game. Cunningham's point total ranks ninth in the MEC while teammate Mari Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds a night to rank sixth in the conference.
Storylines – West Virginia Wesleyan GameWesleyan is coming off of a 71-66 loss to Glenville State University entering Saturday's game against UVa-Wise. In that game, the Bobcat were led by Taylor Price who had a team-high 18 points and five rebounds. Chris Dewberry assisted Price finishing with 16 points, while Tanner McGrew added 15 points and 14 rebounds. On the season, McGrew is scoring 13.2 points per game and corralling 12.3 rebounds a night. The Bobcats are scoring 61.0 points per game and grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
WISE - - Senior first baseman Bill Steven has been named a Preseason Second-Team All-Atlantic Region honoree by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The award comes following a junior campaign that saw Steven hit .344 with a team-high 28 RBI.
ATHENS, W.Va. - - Concord University built a 47-20 halftime lead and limited UVa-Wise to 7-30 shooting from the 3-point line en route to a 92-55 Mountain East Conference win Thursday night.
ATHENS, W.Va. - - Host Concord University limited UVa-Wise to 25 percent shooting while out-rebounding the visitors 51-34 en route to a 57-40 Mountain East Conference win Thursday night.
Storylines – Concord GameConcord enters Thursday's game losers of eight of its last nine contests. Like UVa-Wise, the Mountain Lions are in need of a league win. Concord has won just one Mountain East Conference game since defeating West Virginia Wesleyan on December 7. Coach Kenny Osborne's team has had difficulty scoring from the peremiter. Through 15 games, the Mountain Lions have made 223 3-pointers while making the three at a 25.3 percent clip. Concord is led by Jacqueline Kestner who is scoring 13.1 points and grabbing 9.4 rebounds per game. Kestner is one of two players who is averaging near a double-double, teammate Kylie Molisee is scoring 10.5 points and collecting 9.8 boards a night.
Storylines – Concord GameConcord has won three in a row and four of its last five contests entering Thursday's tilt with UVa-Wise. Most recently, the Mountain Lions used a 20-20performance from Jametrius Wade to claim an 88-73 road victory over West Virginia State on Saturday. On the season, Wade is scoring 12.4 points pergame and corralling 8.6 rebounds a night. Wade is part of five Mountain Lions who are averaging in double figure scoring. Concord's Aaron Miller isscoring a team-high 19.6 points a night which ranks fourth among all Mountain East Conference players. The Mountain Lions have used their ability toput the ball in the basket to post a 10-5 record thus far. As a team, Concord makes 50.3 percent of its shot attempts which ranks second in the league.
WISE-- One lucky UVa-Wise fan could win $529 in a Virginia529 College Savings Plan (Virginia529) account for showing off his or her basketball skills. The prize includes two tickets to the men's basketball game against Urbana University on January 31 and the opportunity to attempt five shots in 29 seconds. If the contestant makes all five shots, he or she wins the $529 college savings account.