Former Camel standout Eric Griffin signs two-way contract with Utah Jazz

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Former Campbell standout Eric Griffin has signed a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz after standing out in NBA Summer League action.   The 27-year-old averaged 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in four games in Las Vegas, and averaged 8.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in three games in Utah. His rim-rocking dunks also caught the attention of the crowd.   Griffin, who attended Campbell from 2010-12, has played in Europe and the G-League. He played in Israel during the 2016-17 season.  Griffin was the last player cut by the Miami Heat in 2013 and a D-League All-Star a year later. He was signed by the Detroit Pistons in 2015, but was…

Atlantic 10 Pairings Announced for 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Season

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference on Wednesday announced the 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule pairings. For the fourth consecutive season, the 14 members will play an 18-game conference slate.   The Wildcats, who have won a combined 32 league games and advanced to the A-10 semifinals in each of their first three years as members, will play home/home series with Fordham, George Washington, Rhode Island, Richmond and St. Bonaventure.   In addition, Davidson will host La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s and Saint Louis, while also traveling to Dayton, Duquesne, George Mason and VCU.   There will be 126 conference games, which will allow teams to face each league opponent once and five teams twice….

UNC Asheville defeats shorthanded Campbell 66-53

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – David Robertson and Will Weeks combined for 41 points and Big South leader UNC Asheville defeated shorthanded Campbell 66-53 Saturday at Gore Arena.   Robertson hit 7-of-13 threes in a 23-point effort, while Weeks scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (22-7, 14-2), who won their ninth-straight and took over sole possession of first place in the Big South standings.   Playing without injured starting guards, Chris Clemons (the nation’s fourth-leading scorer at 23.4 points per game) and Kyre’ Hamer, Campbell scored only 12 first-half points, but shot 65 percent in the second half.   Marcus Burk and Shane Whitfield led Campbell (13-15, 6-10) with 14 points, while…

Aldridge’s Double-Double Leads Wildcats to Win at St. Joe’s, 75-60

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Peyton Aldridge scored 31 points and grabbed a personal-best 13 rebounds to lead Davidson past Saint Joseph’s, 75-60, in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action Tuesday evening at Hagan Arena.   Aldridge, the conference’s third leading scorer, finished 11-of-18 from the floor and connected on all seven of his free throws en route to his fourth career 30-point effort.   Like Aldridge, Jon Axel Gudmundsson played the entire 40 minutes and netted a season-high 14 points, while Will Magarity also added double figures with 13.   In addition to 20 first-half points from Aldridge on 7-of-7 shooting, Davidson (12-8, 5-4 A-10) used a 17-6 run to lead by as many as 17, before…

Strong First Half Lifts Elon To 64-53 Win At Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Elon University finished off the first half of the CAA women’s basketball season on Sunday, Jan. 29, with a 64-53 win at Hofstra at David S. Mack Sports Complex.   Now 8-1 in conference play and holding strong in first place, Elon’s .889 winning percentage in CAA action is the best mark for the Phoenix in the program’s 18-year run as a Division I member. At 16-5 this season, Elon’s .762 winning percentage is its best through 21 games as a D-I program.   “We had a lot more defensive intensity in the first quarter and it initiated a lot of offensive opportunities for us,” said Elon head coach Charlotte Smith. ”   We…

UNCW Beats Campbell 96 to 75

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – UNC Wilmington shot 62 percent in the second half and pulled away from host Campbell in a 96-75 win Wednesday night at Gore Arena.   C.J. Bryce scored a career-high 26 points, while Devontae Cacok added 18, plus 10 rebounds, for the Seahawks (9-1), who won their sixth-straight game.  JaQuel Richmond chipped in 11 off the bench, while Ambrose Mosley, Chris Flemmings and Denzel Ingram contributed nine points each.   Shane Whitfield led Campbell (5-5) with 25 points, including 15-of-19 from the line, while Chris Clemons, who entered the game as the nation’s fourth-leading scorer, finished with 18, six below his average, but dealt five assists. Cory Gensler added 11 points…

Appalachain State Loses To Ncstate 64 To 97

Shooting Woes Doom Mountaineers at NC State RALEIGH, N.C. –– Appalachian State University men’s basketball shot just 31.6 percent from the floor and 4-for-29 from long range, while NC State finished 34-for-41 from the free throw line en route to a lopsided 97-64 loss on Thursday night.  The Mountaineers (3-6) started 0-for-6 from the field before back-to-back buckets from Tyrell Johnson (Atlanta, Ga./Stephenson) and Ronshad Shabazz (Raleigh, N.C./Huntington Prep (W.V.)) got App State on the board. Shabazz finished as the Mountaineers’ leading scorer with 14 points, while Jake Babic (Oakville, Ontario/The Kiski School) also finished in double-digits with 10 points. The Wolfpack (8-2) had six finish in double-figures with Dennis Smith, Jr. tallying a game-high…

Wildcats Ready For Wednesday Night Game Vs Tarheels In Chapel Hill

DAVIDSON WILDCATS (5-2) Head Coach: Bob McKillop (Hofstra, 1972) Career Record: 521-315 (28th season), Record at Davidson: Same #7/5 NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (8-1) Head Coach: Roy Williams (North Carolina, 1972) Career Record: 791-210 (29th season), Record at UNC: 373-109 (14th season) GAME INFORMATION Date | Time: December 7, 2016 | 9:00 PM Location: Chapel Hill, N.C. Site (Capacity): Smith Center (21,750) Radio: Davidson Radio Network — John Kilgo (Play-By-Play), Jarod Latch (Analyst) TV: ESPN2 Video: WatchESPN Live Stats: TarheelBlue.com SERIES RECORD Series Record: Davidson trails, 64-11 Streak: Lost 7 Last Meeting: 12/6/15; L 98-65 (Smith Center) Last Davidson Win: 11/20/01; W, 58-54 (Smith Center) Last UNC Win: 12/6/15; L 98-65 (Smith Center) First Meeting:…

South Carolina Beats Syracuse 64 to 50 win

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The South Carolina men’s basketball team picked up another top-25 victory Saturday afternoon, earning a 64-50 win over No. 18/16 Syracuse (4-1) in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invite. The Gamecocks (6-0) had three players score 15 points or more, and used a fierce defensive effort to hold the Orange to 36 points under their season scoring average. The Gamecocks set the tone early against Syracuse, softening its vaunted zone defense with a pair of 3s from Sindarius Thornwell and PJ Dozierto open the game. It took Carolina just 25 seconds to earn a lead it held for the entire half – and ultimately, the game –…

Campbell university update

This Week in Campbell University Athletics   Upcoming Events Date          Day            Event                                                                                 Location                          Time Nov. 21      Mon.           MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. SAMFORD (BSN) (88.3FM)              BUIES CREEK                     7:00 Nov. 22      Tues.          WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. NC CENTRAL (BSN)                    BUIES CREEK                     7:00 Nov. 26       Sat.             Men’s Basketball at VMI (88.3FM)                                          Lexington, Va.                      1:00 Nov. 28      Mon.           MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. ALLEN (BSN) (88.3FM)                   BUIES CREEK                     7:00   Latest Results Nov. 15       Tues.          MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. BRIDGEWATER (BSN)(88.3FM)               BUIES CREEK                W 101-45 Nov. 16       Wed.           Women’s Basketball at Mercer (GoCamels.com)                       Macon, Ga.                      L 60-76 Nov. 18       Fri.              Volleyball vs. Charleston Southern (Big South Quarterfinals) (BSN)                         Lynchburg, Va.      W 3-1 Nov. 19       Sat.             Women’s Swimming at Georgia Tech Invitational                    Atlanta, Ga.                  9th…