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SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action At Johnson City, Tenn.

first_img Written by November 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action At Johnson City, Tenn. Tags: Charleston Southern Men’s Basketball/Delaware State Men’s Basketball/East Tennessee State Men’s Basketball/Maui Invitational/SUU Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-Saturday and Sunday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (2-2) concludes its Maui on the Mainland tournament slate by facing the Charleston State Buccaneers (1-4) at Johnson City, Tenn. Saturday.Sunday, the Thunderbirds will face either Delaware State (0-5) or host school East Tennessee State (3-1).Presently, in his fourth season at the helm of the SUU program, head coach Todd Simon is 38-65 (.369) at Cedar City.The Thunderbirds score 78.3 points per game, ranking them 99th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (13 points, 3.3 rebounds per game, a team-best 12 assists) is SUU’s statistical leader.Redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (12.8 points, 5.3 rebounds per game), and redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) are also stalwarts for the Thunderbirds. Morgan’s five blocked shots also lead SUU. Morgan and Oluyitan’s seven steals apiece lead the Thunderbirds on the season.Junior guard Dre Marin and redshirt junior guard Jakolby Long also score in double figures for SUU, averaging 10 points per game apiece.The Thunderbirds rank 239th nationally in scoring defense, surrendering 72 points per game. They are tied with Buffalo and NJIT in this category.In his 15th season at Charleston Southern, head coach Barclay Radebaugh is 194-242 (.445) as the Buccaneers’ head coach.Charleston Southern scores 60.4 points per game as they are tied for 323rd nationally in scoring offense with North Carolina-Central.Sophomore guard Dontrell Shuler (18.8 points, 2.5 rebounds per game, a team-best 15 assists) is the only Buccaneer to score on-average in double figures on the season.Junior guard Phlandrous Fleming Jr. (a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game and team bests in steals (8) and blocks (3).The Buccaneers are tied for 328th nationally in scoring defense, surrendering 81.8 points per game, with Cleveland State.The Thunderbirds lead the Buccaneers 1-0 all-time as they prevailed 91-79 over Charleston Southern December 31, 1988.Delaware State is coached by Eric Skeeters, who is 6-29 (.171) in his second season at the helm of the Hornets’ program.The Hornets score 64.8 points per game as they rank 266th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard John Crosby (19.8 points, 4.4 rebounds per game), junior forward Ameer Bennett (12.4 points, a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game) and sophomore guard John Stansbury (11.2 points, 5.4 rebounds per game) all score on-average in double figures for Delaware State. Crosby and Stansbury each have six steals apiece to lead the Hornets in that category.Junior point guard Johquin “Pinky” Wiley has a team-best 18 assists to pace Delaware State.Delaware State surrenders 91.6 points per game, ranking them 347th nationally in scoring defense.Bennett, freshman guard-forward Omari Peek-Green and sophomore forward Ronald Lucas have two blocks apiece to lead the Hornets in this category.The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are coached by Steve Forbes, who is 103-40 (.720) in his fifth season at the helm.The Buccaneers score 73.8 points per game, ranking them 159th nationally in scoring offense as they are tied with Texas-El Paso in this category.Junior guard Bo Hodges (17 points, 6.8 rebounds, a team-best 9 blocks), senior guard Tray Boyd III (12.5 points per game) and redshirt junior guard Patrick Good (11.3 points per game) all score in double figures for the Buccaneers.Sophomore guard Daivien Williamson has a team-best 13 assists for East Tennessee State on the season.The Buccaneers surrender 64.5 points on the season, tying them for 126th nationally in scoring defense with California and Minnesota.Senior guard Isaiah Tisdale has a team-best eight steals on the season to pace the Buccaneers in that category. Brad Jameslast_img read more