March 07, 20151st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceNBYC-N
FG Percentage.410 (25-61) .520 (26-50)
3P FG Percentage.382 (13-34) .267 (4-15)
FT Percentage.692 (9-13) .765 (26-34)
Offensive Rebounds1515
Defensive Rebounds1725
Total Rebounds3240
Bench Points277
PointsWalker - 28
CLARK - 33
ReboundsWalker - 7
TEAM - 7
TEAM - 10
AssistsTaylor - 5
StealsTaylor - 2
Ashby - 2
Hill - 2
BlocksWalker - 1
Newberry looking for revenge in SAC semifinal

Newberry looking for revenge in SAC semifinal
Friday, March 6, 2015 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY - After defeating the Catawba College Indians for the third time this season, the Newberry College men's basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the South Atlantic Conference tournament. The Wolves will meet the Eagles of Carson-Newman University at 8 p.m. inside Timmons Arena on the campus of Furman University on Saturday evening as Newberry seeks to earn its first championship berth under head coach Dave Davis.

WHO: [3] Newberry College Wolves vs. [2] Carson-Newman Eagles
WHERE: Timmons Arena (Furman University) - Greenville, S.C.
WHEN: 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, March 8, 2015
RECORDS: Newberry [20-9, 13-9] - Carson-Newman [16-13, 13-9]
LIVE AUDIO:, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County - PxP: Garry Griffith


For the Wolves, they earned an 11-point victory in the quarterfinals over the No. 6 seed Catawba Indians inside Eleazer Arena. Mitch Riggs (Langwarrin, Vic., Australia) poured in a career-high 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor. He also pulled down six rebounds for the Scarlet and Gray. Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) contributed 19 points alongside Xavier Holmes (Great Falls, S.C.) contributing 18 points. At one point, Newberry held a 33-point advantage in the second half, 66-33, before Catawba slowly clawed its way back to get within seven points. Newberry was able to hold on throughout the remainder of the contest and advance to Saturday's semifinal matchup.

Since the turn of the century, Newberry is 1-4 in semifinal games, earning its lone win in 2004 as they defeated Mars Hill 79-78 as the No. 8 seed in the tournament. Newberry went on to the championship game versus Catawba, where they lost 81-68.

On the flipside, the Carson-Newman Eagles enter Saturday's contest having defeated the Coker College Cobras 69-63 inside Holt Fieldhouse on Wednesday evening. The Eagles used a 13-3 run late in the second half and held the Cobras scoreless for six minutes in the second frame to earn the victory. Charles Clark led the way for Carson-Newman, shooting 7-of-12 from the floor tallying 18 points. Carson-Newman defeated Newberry both times they met on the season. In Newberry the Eagles earned a 101-92 double-overtime victory and used a 7-0 run over the final 2:31 to claim the 89-82 win in Jefferson City.

The winner will earn a berth in the SAC Championship game versus the winner of the first semifinal between No. 1 seeded Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters and No. 4 seeded Queens University Royals at 4 p.m. inside Timmons Arena on Sunday afternoon.