Jones leads Radford past Charleston Southern 63-54
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Carlik Jones had 21 points as Radford got past Charleston Southern 63-54 in the Big South Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.
Radford faces CSU in Big South semis
Charleston Southern (17-14, 11-7) vs. Radford (21-10, 13-4)
Big South Conference Tourney Semifinals, John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center, Buies Creek, North Carolina; Friday, 6 p.m....
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.
Presbyterian meets Radford in Big South quarters
Presbyterian (18-14, 10-7) vs. No. 2 seed Radford (20-10, 12-4)
Big South Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center, Buies Creek, North Carolina; Thursday, 12...
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Whitfield sank two free throws with four seconds left Saturday to lift Campbell past Radford, 64-62 to clinch the Big South Conference regular season title and...
Radford seeks revenge on Campbell
Radford (20-9, 12-3) vs. Campbell (18-11, 11-4)
John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center, Buies Creek, North Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
Holland carries Radford over High Point 72-54
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Devonnte Holland recorded 10 points and 12 rebounds and Radford defeated High Point 72-54 on Wednesday night.
The victory assures Radford (20-9, 12-3 Big South...
High Point seeks revenge on Radford
Radford (19-9, 11-3) vs. High Point (15-13, 8-6)
Millis Center, High Point, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: High Point seeks revenge on Radford after dropping the...
Marrow scores 26 to carry Hampton over Radford 74-71
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow had 26 points as Hampton narrowly defeated Radford 74-71 on Saturday.
Hampton seeks revenge on Radford
Hampton (11-15, 6-7) vs. Radford (19-8, 11-2)
Dedmon Center, Radford, Virginia; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Radford goes for the season sweep over Hampton after winning the...
Polite Jr. scores 22 to lead Radford over Winthrop 87-81
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. matched his season high with 22 points as Radford defeated Winthrop 87-81 on Thursday night.
Carlik Jones had 16 points and eight assists for Radford (19-8,...
Hicks leads Radford past High Point 69-66 in OT
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Donald Hicks registered 18 points as Radford edged past High Point 69-66 in overtime on Saturday.
Carlik Jones had 14 points, including two free throws to cap the scoring with 14 seconds left, for Radford (18-7, 10-1 Big South Conference). Travis Fields Jr. added 10 points. Ed Polite Jr. had 6 points and 19 rebounds for the hosts.
Jones’ 3-ball heroics lead Radford past Hampton 101-98 in OT
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 25 points and his 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left from the left side of the arc gave Radford a 101-98 win in overtime against Hampton on Thursday night.
Radford (17-7, 9-1 Big South Conference) has won 10 of its last 11.
Jones with 23 as Radford holds onto Big South lead 80-61
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 18 of his 23 points after halftime Saturday when Radford took control in an 80-61 win over Winthrop, rebounding from a stunning loss to maintain its spot atop the Big South Conference.
Winthrop was seeking to take over first place from the Highlanders after Radford was shocked, 68-67 on Wednesday when the nation's leading scorer, Chris Clemons drained a 35-foot shot at the buzzer for Campbell.
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 Jr. lifts Radford past Gardner-Webb 75-58
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. had 17 points and nine rebounds as Radford defeated Gardner-Webb 75-58 on Thursday night.
Polite Jr. made 8 of 10 shots.
Donald Hicks had 18 points for Radford (12-6, 4-0 Big South Conference), which won its fifth straight game. Travis Fields Jr. added 14 points. Carlik Jones had seven assists for the home team.
David Efianayi had 17 points for the Bulldogs (11-7, 2-2). DJ Laster added 14 points. Jose Perez had 10 points.
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.
Polite Jr., Jones lift Radford past SC-Upstate 79-72
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. and Carlik Jones scored 16 points apiece as Radford beat South Carolina Upstate 79-72 on Thursday night.
Polite sank 6 of 10 shots to help the Highlanders shoot 56 percent from the floor for the game and he added seven rebounds. Jones notched six assists. Travis Fields Jr. added 15 points for the Highlanders, while Donald Hicks hit three 3-pointers and scored 13. Radford (10-6, 2-0 Big South Conference) snapped a five-game road losing streak.
Radford’s big run sinks Longwood 71-64 in Big South opener
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 24 points with seven rebounds and six assists and Radford used a late run and free throws to defeat Longwood 71-64 in a Big South Conference opener on Saturday.
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.
Maryland handles Radford behind Fernando’s double-double
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland had only one of its imposing frontcourt starters available for its nonconference finale against Radford.
It proved to be more than enough.
Bruno Fernando had 19 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Maryland shook off a slow start to deal Radford a 78-64 loss on Saturday.
Maryland handles Radford behind Fernando’s double-double
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Bruno Fernando had 19 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Maryland shook off a slow start to deal Radford a 78-64 loss in its nonconference finale on Saturday.
Eric Ayala scored 14 points and Darryl Morsell added 13 for the Terrapins (10-3), who were without freshman forward Jalen Smith, who was sidelined with an illness. Smith is averaging 11.9 points and 7.2 rebounds.
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.
James Madison overtakes Radford late for 73-66 win
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Matt Lewis scored six of his 19 points in the final minute to secure James Madison's 73-66 victory over Radford on Tuesday night.
Radford stuns No. 17 Texas on Jones layup 62-59
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Big school schedulers are probably second-guessing themselves for calling tiny Radford for a game.
If the head coaches weren't such good friends, Texas would probably rather never see the Highlanders ever again.
Carlik Jones made a spinning, scoop layup, then followed it with a free throw with 24.5 seconds left, sending Radford to a 62-59 upset of the No. 17 Longhorns on Friday night, earning the Highlanders the program's first ever win over a ranked opponent.
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.
Duquesne rallies to beat Radford 69-64 behind Williams
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Eric Williams Jr. scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 13th career double-double, Mike Lewis II added 15 points and Duquesne rallied to beat Big South Conference preseason favorite Radford 69-64 on Saturday.
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.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlik Jones' phone has exploded since he hit the 3-pointer at the buzzer that sent Radford into the NCAA Tournament.
"The experience after the shot has been crazy," he said.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Carlik Jones had a substantial and loud cheering section at University of Dayton Arena, a lot of folks traveling about an hour up Interstate 75 from his Cincinnati hometown to see him play for Radford in a First Four game.
Jones’ 3-pointer lifts Radford past Liberty, 55-52
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones had clear instructions: Take the final shot of regulation and leave no time on the clock for Liberty to counter.
The freshman did just that, and swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer on Sunday, giving Radford a 55-52 victory in the Big South Conference championship and its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2009.
The result, Jones said, was better than the Highlanders' execution.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones had 16 points and six steals, and No. 2 Radford beat third-seeded Winthrop 61-52 in a Big South Tournament semifinal on Friday night.
Radford (21-12), picked to finish seventh in the preseason poll, will host fifth-seeded Liberty (20-13) in the championship on Sunday.
Hicks, Polite help Radford avoid upset in Big South
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Donald Hicks hit the tie-breaking 3-pointer with 34 seconds left, Ed Polite Jr. had a huge blocked shot with 14.6 to go and second-seeded Radford edged 10th-seeded Longwood 59-53 in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament on Thursday.
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.
Polite Jr. guides Radford to 63-50 win over Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and five steals to propel Radford to a 63-50 victory over Liberty on Thursday night.
Hicks hits 5 3s, Radford beats Presbyterian 74-68 in OT
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Donald Hicks scored 15 points on a career-high tying five 3-pointers and Christian Bradford had 13 points to help Radford beat Presbyterian 74-68 in overtime on Sunday.
Carlik Jones added 12 points, Randy Phillips had nine points, 11 rebounds and two blocks and Ed Polite Jr. scored eight with 10 rebounds for Radford (17-12, 10-6 Big South).
Jones with 17 points as Radford thumps Campbell 72-53
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones had 17 points with six rebounds and five assists to lead Radford to a 72-53 victory over Campbell on Thursday night to halt a three-game losing skid.
Travis Fields Jr added a career-high 13 points with five rebounds and three assists and Devonnte Holland chipped in 12 points for Radford (16-12, 9-6 Big South), which is two games behind league-leading Winthrop and UNC Asheville in the conference standings.
Teague’s late 3s send UNC Asheville past Radford 66-64
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 14 points, including UNC Asheville's last nine points, and his step-back 3-pointer from the wing with 4.4 seconds left gave the Bulldogs a 66-64 win over Radford on Saturday.
Keeling leads Charleston Southern to OT win over Radford
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Christian Keeling poured in 31 points, including nine of Charleston Southern's 10 points in overtime, to help the Buccaneers knock off Big South Conference front-running Radford 84-81 on Saturday.
Jones hits a jumper at the buzzer, Radford beats High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored six of his 14 points after regulation, including the winning jumper as time expired, and Radford beat High Point 78-76 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Clemons buzzer-beater gives Campbell 59-56 win over Radford
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons scored 22 points and hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 left to give Campbell a 59-56 win over Big South leader Radford on Sunday.
Carlik Jones completed a 3-point play for Radford with 11 seconds left before Clemons' long, straightaway 3-pointer.
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.
Polite scores career-high 29 in Radford’s 90-70 victory
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored a career-high 29 points and Radford beat UNC Asheville 90-70 on Saturday to extend its winning streak to five.
The winning streak is the program's longest since winning eight straight during the 2014-15 season. The victory in the teams' 71st meeting also snapped a series tie.
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.
San Francisco beats cold-shooting Radford 52-41
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt McCarthy had 10 points and 11 rebounds and San Francisco beat cold-shooting Radford 52-41 on Tuesday night.
Souley Boum added 10 points and Chase Foster had nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from long range for San Francisco (7-4), which bounced back from a 71-59 loss at Stanford on Sunday that snapped a three-game win streak.