Note: Division ranking in parenthesis. National rankings are courtesy of KenPom.com. Arrows denote movement in overall Power Rankings. since previous power rankings.
1. (1st South) Coastal Carolina 16-10, 9-3 #231 1
The Chanticleers did their best to prove they are the team to beat in the Big South with 2 impressive wins this week, first beating VMI on the road and then knocking off Gardner-Webb by 15. The Keydets led most of the way in a game that pitted the top two teams in the conference. VMI led 50-36 at half, but the Chanticleers rallied in the 2nd half to win 83-78. Elijah Wilson led the way with 26 points. Warren Gillis led a balanced attack with 18 points in the 75-60 win over Gardner-Webb.
2. (1st North) VMI 15-10, 8-4 #238 1
The Keydets bounced back from their tough defeat to Coastal, with a road victory over Liberty 77-70. The dymanic backcourt duo was at it again as Rodney Glasgow had 25 points and 7 assists while teammate QJ Peterson added 18 points and 12 rebounds including a key layup down the stretch.
3. (2nd N) High Point 11-13, 7-4 #258 4
High Point only had 1 game this week due to their matchup with Charleston Southern being postponed. The game will be made up Monday night. The Panthers picked up a huge road victory against North Division foe Radford, 72-65 on Saturday. High Point has now won 5 of their past 6 games and 7 of their past 9. John Brown had a monster game with a career-high 34 points and 12 rebounds. Devante Wallace has been the biggest difference maker during the past 9 games for the Panthers, averaging nearly 16 points per game. The junior guard was averaging just 9 points per game in the first 15 games of the season.
4. (2nd S) Gardner-Webb 14-13, 7-5 #235 no change
The Runnin’ Bulldogs completely dominated Liberty in the Vines Center in a game which was much more of a blowout than the final margin of 68-52 showed. Jerome Hill led the way in the win with 13 points and 9 boards. Donta Harper’s 16 points were not enough for GWU as they fell to Coastal Carolina 75-60.
5. (3rd N) Radford 17-10, 7-5 #245 1
The Highlanders picked up an impressive victory over UNC-Asheville 102-92. Ya Ya Anderson and Rashun Davis each scored 21 points to lead the way. Radford had a chance to stay even with VMI, but were unable to do so in a loss Saturday to High Point. Javonte Green had 18 points and 13 boards in the loss.
6. (3rd S) UNC-Asheville 13-13, 7-5 #249 3
Asheville had a disappointing week with losses to Radford and Presbyterian. Andrew Rowsey had a career-high 41 points against Radford, before struggling to 14 points on just 3-of-16 shooting against the Blue Hose. PC’s Reggie Dillard hit the game-winning 3 pointer with 18 seconds left.
7. (4th S) Winthrop 14-11, 7-5 #239 2
Winthrop beat Longwood 76-59 before losing to Charleston Southern by 20. Joab Jerome made all 4 of his 3-point attempts en route to a team-high 18 points over the Lancers. Combine Winthrop’s 36.5% shooting from the field with CSU’s 57.4% shooting and you end up with the 84-64 final in Charleston
8. (5th S) Charleston Southern 11-13, 5-6 #250 1
The Buccaneers had their game against High Point postponed, before they handled Winthrop 84-64. It looks like guards Arlon Harper and Saah Nimley may finally be returning to health as they hope to make a run down the stretch. Harper had 17 points and 7 rebounds while Nimley chipped in 11 points and 5 assists.
9. (4th N) Campbell 12-15, 6-6 #333 1
The Camels have now lost 4 of their past 5 games after splitting home contests with Presbyterian and Longwood this week. Reco McCarter had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists to lead the way in Campbell’s 77-66 win over Presby. The Lancers dominated the Camels from the get go, leading 46-13 at half and holding on for the 76-53 win. Campbell was just 5-of-28 from 3 in the game.
10. (5th N) Longwood 8-19, 3-9 #334 1
The Lancers dispatched a struggling Campbell team behind Lucas Woodhouse’s 18 points and Tristan Carey’s 17 points and 13 rebounds. We give them the slight nod over Liberty due to the Lancers holding the head-to-head win, and Liberty’s current 6 game losing streak.
11. (6th N) Liberty 9-18, 3-9 #297 1
The Flames’ free-fall continues, losing 6 straight and 8 of their past 9 causing much of FlamesNation to question Dale Layer’s job security. The road doesn’t get any easier as Liberty faces perhaps the hottest team in the conference Wednesday night in High Point.
12. (6th S) Presbyterian 6-21, 2-10 #348 no change
2 wins in as many weeks for the Blue Hose following a 10 game losing streak. Presby lost 77-66 at Campbell before using a Reggie Dillard 3-pointer with just 18 seconds remaining to give PC the 72-71 win over Asheville.