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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April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

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April 2

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

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April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

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April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

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April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

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April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

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April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

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April 10

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

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April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

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April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

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April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

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April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

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April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

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April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

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April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-8

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3

Baseball @ USC Aiken 8-4

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April 23

Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round) 9-11

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 9-2

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April 26

Lacrosse (M) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

Baseball vs. Tusculum (SAC Tournament) 7:30 p.m.

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April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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