Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba was picked fifth in the race for the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship as voted by the league’s head coaches.  Junior Jameel Taylor and senior KJ Arrington earned spots on the preseason All-SAC teams.

Lincoln Memorial was picked to repeat as SAC Champions, garnering all 11 of first place available to the Railsplitters.  LMU played for the National Championship last season.  Wingate and Queens tied for the runner-up spot in the poll.

Taylor earned first team preseason honors as voted on by the league’s Athletic Communications Directors.  Last year, he led Catawba in scoring at 16.9 points a game, while pulling down 5.4 rebounds.  He shot 48% from the field and led the team with 44 steals.

Arrington missed last season with a knee injury.  He was first team all-conference honoree in 2014-15 after leading the Indians in scoring (17.9) and rebounding (6.8).  Arrington canned 62 three-pointers and collected 30 steals.
 
The 2016-17 SAC men’s basketball season gets underway on Friday Nov. 11.  Catawba will open that night in Hickory, N.C., against Francis Marion at 6 pm.
 
Men’s Preseason Poll
1.       Lincoln Memorial (11), 121
2t.     Wingate (1), 100
2t.      Queens, 100
4.     Carson-Newman, 85
5.     Catawba, 82
6.     Newberry, 74
7.     Lenoir-Rhyne, 61
8.     Tusculum, 54
9.     Anderson, 50
10.  Coker, 31
11.  Mars Hill, 23
12.  Brevard, 11          
 
First Team
Isiah Cureton, Wingate
Sawyer Williams, Carson-Newman
Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial
Mike Baez, Wingate
Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Jameel Taylor, Catawba
 
Second Team
Randall Shaw, Anderson
KJ Arrington, Catawba
Daniel Camps, Queens
Donte Samuels, Coker
Todd Withers, Queens
Keith Griffin, Wingate

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol),
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial, 7:00

Calendar

«September 2018»
1
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

23
September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

45
September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

67
September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

8
September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

9
September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

10
September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

11
September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

12
September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

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September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

19
September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

2021
September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

22
September 22

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

23
September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

24
September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

25
September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

26
September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

28
September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

29
September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

30
September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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