Basketball (M)

Indians Sweep Season Series Against Tusculum

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GREENEVILLE, TENN. – Rarely does free-throw shooting factor into the outcome of a 17-point game but a perfect night at the line snapped a three-game losing streak by Catawba men’s basketball.

Devin Cooper, who led the record-setting night for the Indians, dominated at the charity stripe for the win over Tusculum at 72-55, at Pioneer Arena. Cooper went 13-for-13 at the line as Catawba improved to 14-5 overall and 7-4 in league play, while the Pioneers fell to 9-10 and 5-6.

As a team, the Indians drained all 28 free throws, which is the third most in NCAA Division II history. Previously, Dowling converted 31-of-31 in 1985 and West Georgia made all 30 in 1976. Catawba’s 28 matched Glenville St. (Dec. 2005) and Florida Tech (Jan. 2017).

Saturday’s performance broke the school mark of 15-for-15, which the Indians established in a 94-76 win over Belmont Abbey Dec. 30, 2008. Lenoir-Rhyne held the conference record registering a 17-for-17 game against Carson-Newman during the 1995-96 campaign.

Cooper end one free throw shy of the individual school record for a single game. Dwight Durante, Mike Feller and Helgi Magnusson hold the record at 14-of-14.

Catawba closed out the first half with a 23-11 run, providing the Indians with a comfortable 34-19 halftime advantage. They outscored the Pioneers by two in the final 20 minutes, preventing Tusculum’s ability to cut the lead to single digits. The closest they got was 41-31 with 13:38 remaining.

Cooper finished with 17 points, while Jordan McElveen added 13 points. Malik Constantine tallied 11 and Daquan Lilly narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Jameel Taylor led the team with six assists.

Tusculum’s Trenton Gibson tallied a game-high 18 points and Donovan Donaldson poured in 11.

Inside the Numbers:
- The teams combined for 45 personal fouls with Catawba whistled for 23.
- Catawba held Tusculum to 25.0 percent (15-of-60) from the field, including 9.1 percent (2-of-11) from 3-point range.
- The Indians registered 12 assists on 19 baskets, while the Pioneers recorded four on 15 shots.
- This is the fourth consecutive win in the series for Catawba.
- Catawba’s win snapped Tusculum’s four-game home winning streak.

Next Up:
The Indians begin a two-game homestand Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Newberry.

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1
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

2
February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

3
February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

4
February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

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February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

7
February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

8
February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

9
February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

10
February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

11
February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

12
February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

13
February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

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February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

16
February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

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February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

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February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 10

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 3 p.m.

20
February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

21
February 21

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

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

22
February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

23
February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

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

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

24
February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

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February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

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February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

28
February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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