February 03, 20161st2ndFinal
Wingate344276
Newberry434184
Stats at a GlanceWUNBY
FG Percentage.348 (24-69) .469 (23-49)
3P FG Percentage.258 (8-31) .400 (8-20)
FT Percentage.645 (20-31) .750 (30-40)
Offensive Rebounds154
Defensive Rebounds2732
Total Rebounds4236
Turnovers1917
Steals78
Bench Points3036
LeadersWUNBY
PointsCureton - 12
Dominguez - 12
Xavier Holmes - 18
ReboundsCureton - 11
Xavier Holmes - 8
AssistsCureton - 2
Farley - 2
Griffin - 2
Lolar - 2
Gerald Evans - 4
StealsGriffin - 3
Mason Spease - 3
BlocksGriffin - 4
Xavier Holmes - 3
Wolves kick off three-game homestand looking for revenge against Wingate


Wolves kick off three-game homestand looking for revenge against Wingate
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves snapped a two-game losing streak in their last game and will now look to carry that momentum into a three-game homestand, starting with the Wingate Bulldogs on Wednesday night.

WHO: Wingate University at Newberry College
WHERE: Newberry's Eleazer Arena
WHEN: Approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6
RECORDS: Newberry is 12-8 overall and 7-7 in the South Atlantic Conference. Wingate is 15-4 overall and 11-2 in league play.
LIVE STATS: www.NewberryStats.com 
LIVE VIDEO: www.NewberryWolves.TV 
LIVE AUDIO:
www.NewberryWolves.TV and live over the air in Newberry County on WKDK-AM 1240

LAST TIME OUT: Newberry 104, Anderson 82

  • The Newberry Wolves used an early second half surge to extend a halftime lead and cruise to a 104-82 win over the Anderson Trojans on Saturday in the Abney Athletic Center.
  • This is the first time the Wolves have pulled off the season sweep since the Trojans joined the conference and the first win at Anderson for the scarlet and gray since the fall of 2006.
  • Newberry had five players score in double figures, led by Brandon Taylor, who scored 23 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field – including making 4-of-5 three-pointers. He was also a perfect 7-of-7 on free throw attempts and grabbed six rebounds.
  • Ronell Crockett – who is a native of Anderson and T.L. Hanna HS graduate and was coached at Spartanburg Methodist College by current Anderson head coach Jeff Brookman – scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and passed out a team-best four assists in the return to his hometown.
  • Xavier Holmes scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds, Mason Spease scored 14 points with six boards and Mitch Riggs notched 12 points.
  • The Wolves led by as many as 31 points in the contest and never trailed by more than two.
  • Newberry shot 50 percent from the field (35-of-70), making 16-of-34 (47.1%) of its three-point attempts.

LAST TIME AGAINST THE BULLDOGS: Wingate 89, Newberry 86 - December 8

  • Despite a double-double from senior Xavier Holmes, the Newberry Wolves couldn't find the decisive basket in a tight 89-86 South Atlantic Conference loss at Wingate.
  • The Wolves shot 43.1%, going 31-of-72 from the field. The Wolves hit 10 three-pointers on 28 attempts.
  • Newberry’s leading scorer was Xavier Holmes with 21 points and 12 rebounds in 25 minutes of play.
  • Mitch Riggs scored 20 points, with James Ashby scoring 11 and Ronell Crockett scoring 10.
  • The Wolves struggled at the free throw line, connecting on only 46.7% (14-of-30) at the charity stripe.
  • The Bulldogs shot 48.3% from the field, going 29-60 (44%) from behind the arc and 66.7% at the free throw line.Anthanee Doyle and Xavier Griffin were the Bulldogs' leading scorers with 17 points apiece.

LOOKING AT THE MATCHUP

  • Wingate has been on fire since the turn of the calendar, winning its last eight games. Since being thoroughly smashed by LMU in December, the Bulldogs have won nine straight conference games, including close wins over No. 9 Queens (1 point) and Lenoir-Rhyne (2 points).
  • Newberry has been on a roller coaster all season, not able to string together more than two wins since the beginning of conference play, but not losing more than twice in a row either.
  • The Wolves need to pick up wins to try and lock up a top four spot in the SAC Tournament quarterfinals. Lincoln Memorial, Queens and Wingate are head and shoulders above a tightly packed middle. 
    • Newberry is one of four teams tied on seven wins entering Wednesday play with eight games remaining.
  • This is the true "fire and ice" game in the South Atlantic Conference. When looking at NCAA statistical data, statistics in terms of perimeter play (steals, three-pointers, etc.), Newberry ranks near the top of the nation and the conference. Conversely, statistics reflecting defense and interior play (blocks, scoring defense, rebounding margin) see Wingate ranked substantially higher than the Wolves.