Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Drops Overtime Decision vs. Barry

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- Catawba fought back from a 16-point first half deficit, but squandered a nine point edge with just over five minutes left before falling 86-81 in overtime against Barry in men’s basketball action at the NSU Thanksgiving Classic at Nova Southeastern’s University Center.  The Buccaneers improve to 3-0, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-2.

Tony Dennison’s layup with 30 seconds left gave Barry an 82-81 lead in overtime and Erick Nsangou converted two free throws on an intentional foul with six seconds to play after Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) misfired on a three-pointer.  Dennison was one of two Buccaneers with a double-double as both he and Willie Whitfield scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.  Dennison joined the duo with 22 points.

Catawba placed all five starters in double figures for the second straight game with Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) scoring a team-high 16 points.  Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Houston had a dozen points, but was only 3-for-10 shooting and 1-for-6 from three-point range.  Donzell Williams (Salem, VA/Glenvar HS) and Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) each had 11 points with Williams adding nine boards.

The Indians trailed by 16 with just over four minutes to go in the opening half and whittled the lead down to nine at the break.  Catawba shot 68% in the second half to roar back, taking the lead on a jumper by Rutherford with 14:03 remaining.  The Indians would go up 64-55 on a three-point play by Williams with 5:33 left.

Barry used a 9-2 run to close the gap to 66-64 after Nsangou converted a three-point play with 2:56 remaining.  Rutherford hit a three-pointer and a layup to keep the Tribe up by five with just under two minutes left.  Catawba twice converted one of two free throws to lead 73-71 with 52 seconds to go, but Barry tied the game on a basket by Whitfield with 41 seconds remaining.

Catawba grabbed the lead with 12 seconds remaining on a jumper by Williams then Nsangou scored with five ticks left to force overtime.  Cameron Lovelace (Cherryville, NC/Cherryville HS/N. Florida) had a final shot, but his 30-foot three-pointer was off the back rim.

Catawba shot 50% for the game with the Buccaneers hitting on 48%.  Catawba held a 40-39 edge on the boards, but had 17 turnovers to just 10 for Barry.

Box Score

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC),
Softball vs. Lincoln Memorial, 9-4 WStats
Tennis (W) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH, noon
Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH, noon
Softball @ Armstrong, 2:00VideoStats
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman, 2:00AudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman, 4:00AudioVideoStats

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February 3

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 75-62

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 105-98

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February 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Guilford (Exhib.) 6 p.m.

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February 6

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball vs. Lincoln Memorial 9-4

Tennis (W) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH noon

Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH noon

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 2 p.m.

Softball @ Armstrong 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 4 p.m.

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February 7

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball @ Armstrong 11 a.m.

8
February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 1 p.m.

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February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Softball vs. PFEIFFER 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

11
February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

12
February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

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February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

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February 17

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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February 19

Softball vs. Belmont Abbey 4 p.m.

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February 20

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 9 a.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. BREVARD 2 p.m.

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. BREVARD 4 p.m.

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February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Columbus State 3 p.m.

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February 22

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

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February 23

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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February 24

Softball @ Limestone 1:30 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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February 26

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

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February 27

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

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February 28

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

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February 29

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV. (Salisbury CC)

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