From Campbell Media Services
On the heels of a tough loss, Campbell continues a two-game Big South Conference men’s basketball road stretch tonight at 7 at Gardner-Webb.
Campbell (9-7, 2-2) saw its twogame win streak halted Saturday after a 61-54 loss at Liberty despite a 25-point effort from Chris Clemons.
Gardner-Webb (9-8, 2-2) won its second-straight contest Saturday in a 79-75 decision over Charleston Southern thanks to 21 points off the bench from David Efianayi. LaQuincy Rideau added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.
Camels 2-4 On Road
The Camels take a 2-4 road record to Paul Porter Arena, where the Bulldogs are 5-2 this year. GWU stands 9-1 against the Camels in Boiling Springs since 2003 and has won the last six against its in-state rival at Porter Arena.
However, the last two meetings between the schools in Boiling Springs have been decided late, including a 73-65 GWU win in overtime on Feb. 6, 2015 and last year’s 71-68 Bulldog victory. The teams split the 2015-16 regular season series with each winning at home.
Noting The Camels
Campbell leads all Big South teams in free throw% (.757) and is 2nd in FG percentage (.466). … Clemons is the nation’s fifth-leading scorer (23.3) — tops in the Big South. He has tallied at least 20 points 13 times this year. … Shane Whitfield ranks sixth among Big South free throw percentage leaders (.768) while leading the league in free throws made (86) and attempted (112). He is 14th in scoring (13.0). … Sophomore center Andrew Eudy leads the Big South in blocked shots (1.94) and is shooting 56 percent from the floor. … In Big South play, senior guard Kyre’ Hamer is averaging 11.8 points and is shooting 90 percent from the line while dealing 3.3 assists per game. … Cory Gensler has scored in double digits in five of the last eight games and is shooting 41 percent overall from 3-point range.
About The Bulldogs
Gardner-Webb sixth man David Efianayi is averaging 12.8 points and shooting 55.6 percent from the floor. He had 21 points vs. Charleston Southern. … Clemons scored nine points in last year’s 71-68 loss at Gardner-Webb, marking the only time in 46 career games he has failed to reach double figures. … Gardner-Webb enters Wednesday’s game ranked 15th in the nation in steals per game (8.8) and 27th in team field goal percentage (.487), both tops among Big South schools. … Sophomore guard Laquincy Rideau is second in the Big South and seventh in the country with 2.82 steals per outing.
Campbell’s Chris Clemons scored 25 points on Saturday.
Photo/Kaitlyn Becker Johnson