BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. had 21 points as Radford topped Presbyterian 84-76 in the Big South Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Thursday.
Radford rallies by CSU 86-78 for 7th straight Big South win
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Carlik Jones added 13 points with eight assists and Radford beat Charleston Southern 86-78 on Thursday night for its seventh straight Big South Conference victory.
Radford (15-6) is 7-0 in Big South play for the first time in program history. The Highlanders entered the game one of just 28 teams in the nation still undefeated in conference play.
Radford knocks off Longwood 72-59 for 7th straight win
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 21 points, Big South player of the week Ed Polite Jr. had 13 points and eight rebounds and Radford beat Longwood 72-59 on Monday night to secure its seventh straight victory.
Caleb Tanner added 10 points for Radford (14-6, 6-0), which is off to its best start in league play since the 1999-00 team started 7-0. The Highlanders have won seven straight in the series and hold a 24-7 advantage, including 11-4 in the last 15 games.
Polite’s 16 & 12 help Radford hold off UNC Asheville 71-63
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Radford to its sixth straight win, 71-63 over UNC Ashville on Saturday.
Polite has season-high 22 in Radford’s 79-77 win
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored a season-high 22 points and Radford edged Presbyterian 79-77 on Saturday to remain unbeaten in the Big South.
Polite shot 8 of 16 from the field, 4 of 6 from the arc and had nine rebounds and three steals for the Highlanders (11-6, 4-0), who won their fourth straight and are now 7-0 at home.
Carlik Jones made two free throws for a 71-69 lead with three minutes left. A Caleb Tanner 3-pointer started a 7-2 run for a six-point lead with 20 seconds left.
Radford struggles from 3, beats Division II Mars Hill 80-51
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Devonnte Holland scored a career-high 16 points, Ed Polite Jr. had 12 points, nine boards and three blocks and Radford beat Division II Mars Hill 80-51 on Tuesday.
Radford led 40-31 at the break with the help of 12 points off turnovers. Holland, who had 11 points at the break, completed a 3-point play and capped his scoring with 9:19 remaining to give Radford a 60-44 lead.
Radford tops Georgia Southern 80-68 to end skid
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Travis Fields Jr. scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, adding five steals and four assists, and Radford ended a four-game losing streak with an 80-68 victory over Georgia Southern on Friday night.
Jason Carter and Teyvion Kirk lead Ohio over Radford 78-69
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jason Carter scored 19 points and Teyvion Kirk scored 17 to lead Ohio to a 78-69 victory over Radford on Saturday.
Doug Taylor grabbed 16 rebounds for the Bobcats (6-3) and Ben Vander Plas scored 14 points.
Four players scored in double figures for the Highlanders (6-3). Carlik Jones had 16 points and six assists, Caleb Tanner also had 16 points, Travis Fields scored 14 and Devin Hutchinson added 10.
Radford beats Division II Glenville State 102-69
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 15 points, Ed Polite Jr. had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Radford beat Division II Glenville State 102-69 on Monday night.
Tied at 45, Radford hit nine of its next 15 shots, outscoring the Pioneers 21-9 for a 66-53 lead. Anias Saunders knocked down a 3-pointer to reach the century mark with 59 seconds left.
Radford pulls away late, beats William & Mary 81-72
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 21 points and Radford finished on a 12-4 surge to beat William & Mary 81-72 on Tuesday night.
Donald Hicks sparked the late run with a 3-pointer from the top of the arc to stretch Radford's lead to 72-68 with 5:18 remaining. The Highlanders (4-1) held William & Mary (1-4) from hitting a single field goal over the final 4:49, and blocked two shots and forced a turnover to secure the win.
Tanner’s 3-pointers help Radford stun Notre Dame, 63-60
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Radford is closer to Tobacco Road than Notre Dame is but that didn't stop senior guard Caleb Tanner and the Highlanders from making a point to their Atlantic Coast Conference neighbors Wednesday night.
"Coming in here and beating an ACC team is huge," said the 6-foot-1 Tanner, who scored 20 points, 18 of them from beyond the 3-point line, as Radford moved to 3-0 with a 63-60 victory over Notre Dame.
Jones leads Radford to an 88-78 win over UIC in home opener
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 24 points and dished 10 assists and Radford pulled away late to top UIC, 88-78 in an opening round game in the Gotham Classic tournament Friday night.
The game was the first meeting between the programs. Radford won its opener, 91-57 over Davis and Elkins; UIC lost to Notre Dame in its opener, 84-67.
Radford hits 18 3s, beats Division II Davis & Elkins 91-57
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Caleb Tanner made six 3-pionters and scored 19 points, Ed Polite Jr. had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Radford made 18 3-pointers in beating Division II Davis & Elkins 91-57 on Tuesday night.
It was Radford's largest win since 2014. No Highlander made more than five 3-pointers in a game last season.
Radford beats Longwood 70-40 behind Tanner’s 5 3-pointers
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Caleb Tanner scored 15 points on five 3-pointers, Leroy Butts IV scored 11 points with seven rebounds, and Radford cruised past Longwood 70-40 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams to retain a top-three spot in the Big South Conference Tournament.
Carlik Jones added 10 with four assists for the Highlanders (19-12, 12-6), who made 10 3-pointers and shot 41.7 percent from the field to sweep the season series with Longwood.
Free throws help Radford stave off Longwood 70-63
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite, Jr. scored on a putback to break a late tie and four different players made eight of eight free throws in the last 54 seconds as Big South leader Radford had all it could handle to defeat Longwood 70-63 Thursday night.
Carlick Jones scored 18 points with eight rebounds as Radford (13-7, 6-1) pounded the boards, pulling down 40 rebounds to 23 for Longwood and outscoring the Lancers 18-11 on second-chance points. Radford scored 24 points off 17 Longwood turnovers.
Radford moves alone atop Big South with OT win over Liberty
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 18 and made all seven of his field-goal attempts, including the go-ahead dunk with 1:25 left in overtime, to help Radford beat Liberty 59-57 on Monday night.
The Highlanders (12-7, 5-1) moved alone into first place in the Big South Conference standings with Gardner-Webb dropping into a second-place tie with UNC Asheville after a 90-67 loss to Winthrop on Monday night.
Gardner-Webb holds off Radford for 59-54 win
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Liam O'Reilly scored 17 points, David Efianayi added 12 more and Gardner-Webb hung on Friday night for a 59-54 win over Radford to move into a tie for first place in the Big South Conference.
Gardner-Webb (9-9, 4-1) held Radford to just 16 points in the opening half but had to scramble late in the second as the Highlanders rallied with a 20-8 run to trim the deficit to 56-54 with under a minute to play.
Radford beats Charleston Southern 64-61 for 6th straight win
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Carlik Jones had 15 points and three assists, two steals and a blocked shot to help Radford hold off Charleston Southern 64-61 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory.
Radford rolls to 78-62 win over Presbyterian
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Radford beat Presbyterian 78-62 in a Big South Conference opener on Saturday afternoon.
Carlik Jones added 16 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Highlanders (8-6) who have won three straight. Caleb Tanner had 12 points and Randy Phillips chipped in 11.
Radford shot 52 percent overall to 40 percent for Presbyterian and had a 44-27 rebounding edge.
Jones, Radford hold off NC A&T 66-60
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 14 points and Radford made its four free throws in the final 16 seconds to hold off North Carolina A&T 66-60 at the Las Vegas Classic on Friday.
The Highlanders (5-6) led 35-26 at the half and by 15 with 15:05 to play before the Aggies (6-7) rallied.
Radford edges East Carolina 73-66
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as Radford edged East Carolina 73-66 on Wednesday night.
Polite was 5 of 10 from the floor and 7 of 9 from the free-throw line for the Highlanders (2-1). Caleb Tanner and Carlik Jones had nine points apiece.
Charleston Southern hit the road for the first of two games this week in the state of Virginia and the first stop on their tour, at Radford University, was not a pleasant one.
Radford connected on 14 three-pointers and shot 51.8 percent from the field in a 79-67 win that was not played as close the final score might indicate.
Radford snaps 5-game skid with win over Charleston Southern
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Justin Cousin made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Radford beat Charleston Southern 79-67 on Thursday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Caleb Tanner added four 3-pointers and 14 points, Ed Polite Jr. 13 points and eight rebounds and Donald Hicks three treys and 11 points for the Highlanders (10-15, 5-8 Big South), who gained a season split.
Thomas leads Asheville over Radford
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and UNC Asheville defeated Radford 80-69 on Saturday.
Asheville (16-7, 8-2) lost its Big South opener to Radford 80-77 in overtime on Dec. 29 but has now won eight of its last nine games.
Thomas, who posted his third double-double of the season, scored 12 points in a 19-6 run over nine minutes that gave Asheville a 69-50 lead with six minutes to go. The lead remained in double figures.
Cousins, Polite help power Radford past Longwood, 72-60
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Justin Cousins scored 18 points and Ed Polite Jr. scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Radford beat Longwood, 72-60 in a Big South showdown Thursday night.
Khris Lane hit a pair of free throws to pull Longwood within two, 33-31, early in the second half but Radford rallied behind a Donald Hicks layup, a Randy Phillips dunk, and a Justin Cousin trey that made it 40-33 barely four minutes into the second half.
Liberty uses free throws to beat Radford in overtime
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil scored 16 points, Ryan Kemrite 14 and Myo Baxter-Bell 12 with the three combining for Liberty's 12 overtime points — all free throws — and the Flames escaped with a 71-64 victory over Radford on Saturday.
Kemrite made six free throws, Cabbil four and Baxter-Bell two in the extra period. John Dawson added 11 points for the Flames (10-9, 5-1), equaling their best start in the Big South since 2010-11.
Radford upends Presbyterian 76-63 behind Hicks
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Hicks scored 18 points and had nine rebounds and Justin Cousin finished with 16 points and Radford beat Presbyterian 76-63 on Saturday.
Radford (8-8, 3-1 Big South) shot 24 for 47 (51.1 percent) from the floor including 8 for 16 from 3-point range. Ed Polite Jr. had 13 points and seven rebounds and Caleb Tanner 12 points.
Gardner-Webb snaps 3 game skid, beats Radford 70-59
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Tyrell Nelson scored 19 points and Gardner-Webb snapped a three-game losing streak with a 70-59 win over Radford on Wednesday night.
The loss was the first at home for Radford this season.
Nelson was on point nearly all night, finishing 8 of 10 from the field. Jamaal Robateau scored 14 points and Brandon Miller added 12 for Gardner-Webb (8-8, 1-2 Big South), which shot 52 percent and held Radford to 39 percent.
Radford holds off Winthrop 82-80 to sweep Big South openers
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Justin Cousin hit a late 3-pointer and Sterling Christy finished with a blocked shot and a dunk as Radford held off Winthrop 82-80 on Saturday, completing the opening weekend of Big South Conference play with back-to-back wins.
Tanner scores 24; Radford beats UNC Asheville 80-77 in OT
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Caleb Tanner scored 24 points, and Ed Polite Jr. made a key layup and blocked two shots in overtime to help Radford beat UNC Asheville 80-77 on Thursday night in a Big South Conference opener.
Polite leads Radford past Elon 68-56
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 14 points and hauled in 15 rebounds and Radford slipped past Elon for a 68-56 win Saturday.
Justin Cousin added 14 points for Radford (4-5), which controlled the boards 44-35 and went 16 for 17 from the line.
Radford holds off VMI 74-67
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Caleb Tanner made 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Ed Polite Jr. had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Radford beat Virginia Military Institute 74-67 on Wednesday night.
It was tied at 39-all until Radford went on a 14-3 run to take a 53-42 lead early in the second half. Randy Phillips extended Radford's lead to 59-46 with 7:51 left but the Highlanders didn't make their next field goal until Darius Bolstad's basket at the 3:47 mark.
Johnson, Jackson lead Akron to 88-41 win over Radford
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Isaiah Johnson scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Antino Jackson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points and Akron cruised to an 88-41 win over Radford on Sunday.
Daniel Utomi scored 14 points — the first points of his career — and Tavian Dunn-Martin added 11. Both were scoreless in the first half.
Akron (2-1) scored the first seven points. After Noah Robotham's 3-pointer made it 18-6 with 10:51 left in the half the Zips led by double figures the rest of the way.
Hicks scores 19 points in Radford’s 91-69 victory
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Donald Hicks scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Radford to a 91-69 victory over Central Penn College on Wednesday night.
Justin Cousin added 16 points, Devonte Holland and Caleb Tanner 14 each and Devin Cooper 13 for the Highlanders (2-2), who shot 51.7 percent. Christian Lutete pulled down 13 rebounds with Radford winning on the boards 47-36.