February 20, 20161st2ndFinal
Tusculum5051101
Newberry5060110
Stats at a GlanceTCMNBY
FG Percentage.588 (40-68) .459 (34-74)
3P FG Percentage.538 (14-26) .390 (16-41)
FT Percentage.636 (7-11) .839 (26-31)
Offensive Rebounds912
Defensive Rebounds2522
Total Rebounds3434
Turnovers2617
Steals915
Bench Points3757
LeadersTCMNBY
PointsPrice - 17
Gerald Evans - 23
ReboundsDavis - 7
Brandon Taylor - 5
Gerald Evans - 5
AssistsBrown - 6
Mitch Riggs - 4
StealsBrown - 3
Brandon Taylor - 3
Xavier Hill - 3
BlocksCarter - 1
Brown - 1
Xavier Holmes - 2
Wolves host Pioneers for key contest on Senior Day


Wolves host Pioneers for key contest on Senior Day
Friday, February 19, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - After a tough road trip and a pair of hard fought losses, the Newberry Wolves return to the friendly confines of Eleazer Arena and look for revenge against the Tusculum Pioneers.

WHO: Tusculum College at Newberry College
WHERE: Newberry's Eleazer Arena
WHEN: Approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 20
RECORDS: Newberry is 15-10 overall and 10-9 in the South Atlantic Conference. Tusculum is 11-13 overall and 7-12 in the league.
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

HONORING THE SENIORS

  • Prior to the game, the Wolves will honor a fine class of seniors who have helped usher in new waves of success in their time in the scarlet and gray.
  • Senior day honorees will include:
    • Student Assistant Coach Peyton Lee
    • Ronell Crockett
    • Xavier Holmes
    • James Ashby
    • Brandon Taylor
    • and Mitch Riggs

REBOUND - IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

  • With the SAC Tournament only three games away, the Wolves have to rebound both literally and figuratively.
  • The two-game losing streak has placed the Wolves in the unenviable position of the bottom four in the conference tournament - which would mean a road quarterfinal game.
    • The Wolves' spot in the tournament is assured based on current win-loss totals.
  • In the literal sense, Newberry has been out-rebounded in 11 games this season, going 4-7 in those contests.
    • The two-game losing streak has seen the Wolves beaten on the glass in both games
    • Also, one of the game the Wolves were out-rebounded in was the loss at Tusculum.

THE LAST MEETING: Tusculum 103, Newberry 98 in Greeneville

  • The Pioneers shot 55.7% from the field to take down the Wolves.
  • Newberry shot 50.5% from the field and 40% from the three point marker while shooting 85% at the charity line.
  • Ronell Crockett led the way for the Wolves with 18 points going 5-6 from the field and 8-8 at the line.
  • Brandon Taylor scored 12 points for Newberry going 5-11 from the field and 2-6 from behind the arc.
  • Xavier Hill finished the night off going 4-4 from the field with two threes and 3-5 at the line which gave him 13 points.
  • The Wolves conceded the first 11 points of the game, but were able to tie the game at 13-all. However, Newberry never led in the game.

LAST TIME OUT: Lenoir-Rhyne 86, Newberry 83 in Hickory

  • The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears scored five points in the final 10 seconds to snatch an 86-83 victory.
  • Both teams made exactly 29 field goals in the game, but Lenoir-Rhyne drained 16 three-pointers to the Wolves' 14 - as well as 12 free throws to Newberry's 11 - to provide the three-point final margin.
  • For Newberry, Mason Spease was the leading scorer with 15 points on 5-of-9 three-point shooting.
  • Xavier Hill scored 11 points and Gerald Evans scored 10 points.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne's Keenan Palmore scored 23 points and Will Perry netted 11.