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...
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...
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.
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,...
Shuler hits key FTs as Charleston Southern upsets Radford
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dontrell Shuler — a 61 percent free-throw shooter — made both ends of a one-and-one with 17.8 seconds on the clock and Charleston Southern upended Big South Conference leader Radford 53-52 Saturday night.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh: A closer look at Villanova’s 87-61 win over Radford
Villanova 87, Radford 61
It was over when: Villanova got hot, which was almost immediately. After missing their first 3-point attempt of the game, Villanova hit their next four: Phil Booth, Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVincenzo made 3-pointers on successive possessions. They got up double digits under six minutes into the game and never lost that edge.
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.
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).
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.
Winthrop controls Radford with 75-67 behind Cooks’ 22 points
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks scored 22 points, had six rebounds, five blocks, four assists and three steals to lead Winthrop to a 75-57 win over Radford on Saturday.
Bjorn Broman added 16 points and four steals, Josh Ferguson contributed 10 points and the Eagles shot 26 of 46 (56.5 percent) including 9 of 18 from 3-point range, while collecting 13 steals.
Radford beats Gardner-Webb 70-66, still tied atop Big South
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 22 points to lead Radford to a 70-66 victory over Gardner-Webb on Thursday night.
Radford (15-9, 8-3 Big South Conference) kept pace atop the conference standings with UNC Asheville, which beat Campbell 64-57. Gardner-Webb (11-13, 6-5) has lost three of its last four games.
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.
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.
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.
Polite Jr. scores 23 with 12 boards; Radford beats Winthrop
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. had 23 points, on 9-of-16 shooting, and 12 rebounds and Randy Phillips scored a career-high 15 points and also grabbed 12 boards to help Radford beat Winthrop 85-79 on Wednesday night.
Polite, who came in a career 18-percent shooter (9 of 51) from 3-point range, hit a career-best five 3s.
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.
Polite scores 24 as Radford defeats UC Davis 72-62 in OT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored a season-high 24 points, including 10 in overtime when Radford was perfect in 13 tries at the foul line, to defeat UC Davis 72-62 and give coach Mike Jones his 100th win on Saturday in the championship of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Radford uses big 2nd half to beat VMI 63-50
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Devonnte Holland added 10 points and eight boards, and Radford beat VMI 63-50 on Saturday.
It was Polite's second straight double-double and third of the season.
Polite scored nine of Radford's first 14 points and the Highlanders led 30-26 at the break. A 14-2 run in the first four minutes of the second half made it 48-33 and Travis Fields Jr.'s second steal and layup of the game put Radford ahead 57-44.
Polite gives Radford 69-68 edge over James Madison
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored with five seconds to play to give Radford a 69-68 win over James Madison on Saturday afternoon.
The Highlanders (3-2) trailed 68-67 with five seconds on the clock when Polite got the assist from Devonnte Holland and made a layup for the lead and the win.
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.
Ohio State basketball vs. Radford preview: TV info, key players, stats, prediction
Ohio State basketball vs. Radford preview: TV info, key players, stats, prediction
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State basketball hosts Radford on Sunday in the second game of the 2017-18 season. Here's everything you need to know about the game:
Who: Radford Highlanders (1-0) at Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0).
When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Value City Arena (19,049).
TV: The game will not be televised, but it will streamed on BTNPlus.
Radford takes down feisty Georgia Southwestern State 72-63
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 15 points and Ed Polite Jr. had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Radford past Division II-member Georgia Southwestern State 72-63 on Friday night.
The Hurricanes led Radford 32-30 at the break, but Randy Phillips' layup 40 seconds into the second tied it and Donald Hicks followed with a 3-pointer and Radford (1-0) never trailed again.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Christian Bradford scored Radford's final six points from the free-throw line in the final 36 seconds and the sixth-seeded Highlanders upset No. 3 seed Liberty 56-52 on Thursday in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals.
Radford will take on No. 7 seed Campbell in the semifinals on Friday. The Camels upset second-seeded UNC Asheville 81-79 earlier Thursday.
Clemons helps Campbell hold off Radford 61-58
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons scored 16 points, including two key free throws with 5.3 seconds left, and Campbell held off Radford 61-58 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak in the regular season finale.
After Clemons, who also had nine rebounds, converted the 1-and-1, Radford's Christian Bradford's long 3-pointer was off the mark.
Radford staves off late Presbyterian run in 59-57 win
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 15 points and added seven rebounds and Radford hung on late to defeat Presbyterian 59-57 on Thursday night.
Radford (13-16, 8-9 Big South) led by as many as 13 in the second half and did not trail in the period, but neither did it put the Blue Hose away. A Donald Hicks jumper gave Radford a 56-49 lead with 1:47 remaining. Darius Moore answered for Presbyterian, scoring eight straight points to get Presbyterian to 59-57 with 41 seconds to go.
Radford sends Longwood to 13th straight loss
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Donald Hicks scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Ed Polite Jr. totaled 18 and 10, and Radford sent Longwood to its 13th straight loss with a 79-72 win on Saturday.
Khris Lane, who matched a career high with 32 points for Longwood, tied it at 66 on a layup with 3:28 remaining. Polite made 3 of 4 free throws and Justin Cousin's layup gave the Highlanders a five-point lead, and the Lancers missed their final seven shots from the field.
Radford nips High Point 69-68 in OT
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Donald Hicks had 12 boards with 10 points, including a key pair of free throws, and Radford beat High Point 69-68 in overtime on Saturday night.
Hick's 3-pointer put Radford up 61-58 in OT and the Highlanders led 63-60 on Randy Phillips' layup. Jamal Wright tied it with a 3, and Anthony Lindauer's backdoor layup tied it at 65 with 1:15 left before Christian Bradford's layup gave Radford a 67-65 lead.
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.