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November 26, 2014
The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued with the final night of Sub-Host Round games at the Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, MI hosted by Oakland University.
In the first of two games hosted by Oakland University, Western Carolina won their second game of the weekend in Rochester, MI when they outlasted Chicago State, 66-61. The Catamounts shot an impressive 51.2% for the game while the Cougars continued to have a difficult time shooting, knocking down only 36.1% of their shots after shooting 35.1% the night before. If it wasn’t for the Cougar work on the offensive glass resulting in 19 offensive rebounds and scoring eight more points than WCU in second-chance points, the final five-point margin could have been larger.
Western Carolina (2-3) got a well-balanced effort from their starters as junior forward Torrion Brummitt scored 14, junior guard Mike Brown scored 13, and junior forward Justin Browning tallied 12 points while all three grabbed five rebounds each. In addition, junior guard Rhett Harrelson added 11 points and six assists for the Catamounts. Chicago State (2-4) got 13 points off the bench from sophomore guard Trayvon Palmer to lead the Cougar effort while senior guard Clarke Rosenberg added ten points.
Georgia State closed out a very successful lead-in to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as they won their third game in as many days, beating host Oakland 83-78 in the final Sub-Host Round game at the Athletics Center O’rena. The Panthers shot a scorching 63% from the field, including 64.7% from behind the arc, which was too much for the Golden Grizzlies to overcome despite pulling down 18 offensive rebounds and holding a 28-7 advantage in second-chance points.
Georgia State (4-2) was led in scoring by junior guard R.J. Hunter with a game-high 29 points. Junior forward Markus Crider added 17 points while junior guard Kevin Ware came off the bench to score 15. Senior guard Ryan Harrow recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and recorded 11 assists. Oakland (1-5) got strong showings off the bench by junior guard Max Hooper, who led Grizzlies with 21 points, and senior forward Dante Williams added 14 points. Sophomore guard Kahlil Felder continued his strong play with 18 points while senior center Corey Petros recorded a double-double scoring 14 points and pulling down ten rebounds.
About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic
The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Sunday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers. The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic.
Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate. The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans.
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Liz Woerth, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.