Clemson's DeVoe named
to Midwest Regional
OMAHA, Neb. — Clemson University men’s basketball senior guard Gabe DeVoe was named to the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional all-tournament team, as selected by a panel of voters from the United State Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
DeVoe was voted to the team comprised of five other student-athletes: Malik Newman (Kansas/Most Outstanding Player), Devonte’ Graham (Kansas), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), Trevon Duval (Duke) and Gary Trent, Jr. (Duke).
The Shelby, N.C. native scored a career-high 31 points in a four-point loss to Kansas in the 2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup on Friday, March 23.
DeVoe’s 31 points is the most scored by a Tiger in the NCAA Tournament (previous best was Dale Davis with 26 vs. LaSalle in 1990).
DeVoe became the first Clemson player to scored 20+ points in three consecutive NCAA Tournament games. He averaged 25.0 points per game – the highest NCAA Tournament average in Clemson history.
Claflin baseball splits
ATLANTA – The Claflin University baseball team split a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) doubleheader with Morehouse College, winning game one 13-9 and dropping game two 9-7, on Saturday.
The third game of the SIAC series was postponed due to inclement weather.
With the split, Claflin is now 8-20 overall and 4-1 in the SIAC.
Morehouse moved to 10-17, 1-4 in the SIAC.
Claflin jumped out to a huge 8-3 lead after three innings in game one of the doubleheader. Morehouse scored four runs in the fourth to pull within one, 8-7.
Claflin put up five in the sixth to increase lead to six, 13-7. Morehouse scored two in seventh, but left one stranded.
Jonathan Parnell, II had one run, two hits (including a three-run home run), with five RBI to lead Claflin. Darrell Langston had two runs, one hit with two RBI and two stolen bases.
Dillon Parker went a complete game and picked up the win.
Jason Davis and Barnes Roos each finished the game with two runs and two hits apiece.
Anthony Dodd was the losing pitcher in game two.
Morehouse scored one run in the bottom of the first to open the scoring in game two.
With one out and two runners on, Malik James hit a three-run homer to give Claflin the two run advantage, 3-1.
After the Panthers put up one run the top of the fourth, Morehouse scored two in its half of the inning to take a 5-4 lead.
Claflin scored two runs in the top of the fifth, with a bases-loaded walk from James and an RBI-sacrifice-fly by Parnell. That put the Panthers back up, 6-5.
After holding Claflin scoreless in the sixth, Morehouse put up four runs in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead, 9-6.
The Panthers added a run in the seventh on another Parnell RBI. Parnell went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
James went 2-for-3 including the homer with four RBI and Eric McElveen had two runs with three hits in the loss.
Torriun Towers was the losing pitcher in game two. Dem Burton was the winning pitcher.
Amyr Smith had two hits and three runs, while Jaren Maner had three hits with one run for Morehouse.
Bulldogs track teams
have strong showing at
Weems Baskins meet
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina State track teams won two events and earned seven Top 10 finishes at the Weems Baskins Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina this past weekend.
A total of 51 teams competed in the event.
Coach Tim Langford's teams also qualified four more individuals for the May 3-5 MEAC Outdoor Championships at Greensboro, NC
Taking first places for S.C. State were Demek Kemp in the 100 meters in a time of 10.27 and Tyrell Richard in the 200 meters with a time of 21.07. Both times were qualifying marks for the MEAC Championships. Others earning MEAC qualifying marks were Richard with a 9th-place finish in the 100 meters (10.49) and Justina Jarema in women’s javelin with a 15th-place showing and a toss of 30.13m (98-10 feet). They join six other teammates who earlier qualified in eight MEAC events.
Other Top 10 showings for S.C. State included Jeffrey McReynolds, 2nd in the open javelin (49-09m, 161-01ft.); Daniel Seawright, 5th in the invitational long jump (7.46m, 24-05.75ft.), an outdoor personal record. Seawright, an Edisto High School product, also had a personal record (PR) in the 100 meters, clocking a 10.6 time and a 15th-place finish.
S.C. State will take a week off before returning Apr. 6 for the two-day USC Gamecock Invitational in Columbia.