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17 December 2014, 20.27
Big Blues Win 3rd Straight at Home
BLUEFIELD, WV - The Bluefield State Men's Basketball team won their third straight game 76-64 in the Ned E. Shott Gymnasium tonight against Tusculum College. The Big Blues record is now 4-7 on the season. Box Score The Big Blues came out hot scoring 6 straight baskets by Junior Mark Durgan and Junior Dajon Reno. The Big Blues continued to score at will to take 17-4 lead just a few minutes into the game. A 3-pointer by Junior Avery Holliday (pictured) gave the Big Blues a 29-10 lead at about the midway point of the first half. They were up by 10 points at the half, 43-33. In the second half Tusculum College had a short run of their own, but the Big Blues would not back down and continued to pressure the Pioneers defensively and score baskets offensively. They ultimately won the game to give the Pioneers a 1-9 overall record. Junior Mark Durgan led the way with 24 points on 11-for-22 shooting. He also had 7 assists, 7 steals, and 3 rebounds. Junior Dajon Reno had 16 points, 7

15 December 2014, 21.09
Big Blues Lose to Concord 75-85
ATHENS, WV - The Bluefield State Men's Basketball team played against Concord University tonight in the Carter Center. The Big Blues were looking to be victorious since the Mountain Lion squad had already defeated them earlier this season at home. It was an up and down game for both teams, but the Mountain Lions came out with the win 85-75. Box Score In the first half, the Big Blues were down early on, but made a run towards the end of the first half, but let the Mountain Lions extend the lead after a couple baskets and 3 free-throws due to a foul near the end of the half to be down 35-46. The second half was a much faster-paced game. Both teams, scoring at will. Junior Avery Holliday made a couple three's and Dajon Reno continued to add to his first half total of 15 points. The Big Blues started to miss shots, even though the Mountain Lions continued to make shots and extended the lead to 16 points at the midway point in the second half. The Big Blues fought back hard with a 12

15 December 2014, 12.00
Big Blues Lose 2 at the Joe Manchin Classic
SALEM, WV - The Bluefield State Men's Basketball team participated in the Joe Manchin Classic this past weekend hosted by Salem International in Salem, WV. The Big Blues lost both games against Salem International and West Virginia Tech. Game 1 The Big Blues first game of the Classic was against the host team, Salem International. The Big Blues were down by 10 points at the half, but couldn't come back from the deficit in the second and lost the game 86-99. The Big Blues shot 40.6% from the field and out-rebounded their opponents' 44-39. They also made and attempted more free-throw than the Tigers 23-for-33. The Big Blues had 4 players in double-figures in the game. Junior Dajon Reno led the way with 25 point on 8-for-16 shooting, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Junior Mark Durgan also had a good night offensively with 22 points on 9-for-18 shooting, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. Junior Avery Holliday had 11 points and 8 rebounds, just 2 shy of a double-double, and had 4

10 December 2014, 10.17
Mark Durgan Receives Corvias ECAC DII Co-Player of the Week
DANBURY, CT— Bluefield State Men's Basketball player, Mark Durgan, has been announced as the Corvias ECAC DII Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week ending Dec. 7th, 2014. Mark is a junior guard from Cincinnati, OH, but is new to the team transferring in this year. The Big Blues played in one game against Davis & Elkins College during this past week winning 83-76. Mark had 31 points, shooting 60% from the field (12-for-20), and 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists. On the season Mark is averaging 24.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. Mark shares player of the week honors with Chris Santo from Saint Anselm College, a senior forward from Cherry Hill, NJ. Check out the release hereFor more information go to The Big Blues next games will be this weekend at the Joe Manchin Classic in Salem, WV. They are playing Salem International on Dec. 12th at 7pm and West Virginia Tech on Dec. 13th at

04 December 2014, 11.00
Bluefield State's Avery Holliday Nominated for the 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team
INDIANAPOLIS, IN. -The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the 251 nominees for the 2015 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®. For the second year in a row, Avery Holliday, has been nominated to the 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team. Avery is a Junior guard from Burlington, NJ. He attended the Robinson School during high school. He is a member and Treasurer of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for Bluefield State College. His major is Computer Science and will graduate next year following his senior year. Avery is only one of four players nominated from West Virginia Schools.  This prestigious community service award recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities. College sports information directors and basketball coaches

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