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24 November 2014, 09.58
Big Blues Lose 2 at the Pickle Classic
MT. OLIVE, NC - The Bluefield State Men's Basketball team played in the 49th Annual Mt. Olive Pickle Classic Nov. 21-22 in Mt. Olive, NC. In game one, the Big Blues faced a tough Barton team and lost 72-101. For the game, the Big Blues shot 36.2% from the field, 31.6% from 3-point land and 60% from the free-throw line. The Big Blues were out-rebounded 48-33 as well. Junior Dajon Reno had 24 points and 5 rebounds and Junior Mark Durgan had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Junior Avery Holliday had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Box Score The next day, game two was against the host school, Mt. Olive. The Big Blues had another tough game and fought hard, but lost 60-87. For the game, the Big Blues shot 32% from the field, 20% from 3-point land and 73.5% from the free-throw line. The Big Blues were out-rebounded 41-28, but only had 2 more turnovers than their opponents. Junior Mark Durgan had 27 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals, but had 6

18 November 2014, 21.02
Big Blues Win Home Opener 104-73
BLUEFIELD, WV - The Bluefield State Men's Basketball team had their home opener of the 2014-15 season. The Big Blues beat WVU-Parkersburg 104-73. The win gives the Big Blues the first home opener victory since the 2006-07 season. The first couple minutes of the game the Riverhawks came out firing and took the lead 10-6, but the Big Blues made a couple shot to tie the game, then take the lead 18-17 just under the 11 minute mark. The Big Blues continued to make shots and push the lead to 15 at the half 47-32. In the second half of the game there were a lot of offense by both teams, but the Riverhawks couldn't come back from the deficit. For the game Bluefield State shot 53.7% from the field, 34.8% from 3-point land, and 77.4% from the free-throw line. The Big Blues out-rebounded the Riverhawks 54-25 and had 2 less turnovers as well. Junior Mark Durgan and Junior Dajon Reno both had stellar nights offensively. Mark had 32 points on 10-for-16 shooting and 10-for-11 from the free-throw

17 November 2014, 12.11
Big Blues Lose against Duquesne in Exhibition
PITTSBURG, PA - The Bluefield State Men's Basketball team played in an exhibition game against Duquesne University on Sat., Nov. 15th and lost 51-91. The game was close in the beginning, but Duquesne kept pushing and pushing the lead throughout the whole game. For the game, the Big Blues shot 27.1% from the field, 34.8% from 3-point land and 68.8% from the free-throw line. The Big Blues only had 14 turnovers but were out-rebounded 30-48. Junior Dajon Reno (pictured) had 22 points on 7-for-19 shooting and 4-for-6 from the free-throw line, he also had 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assist. Junior Mark Durgan had 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting with 4 assists, and 3 rebounds. Box Score The Big Blues next match up will be at Home Tuesday, Nov. 18th against WVU-Parkersburg at

15 October 2014, 11.23
2nd Annual Big Blue Madness
BLUEFIELD, W. Va.- The second annual "Big Blue Madness" program, featuring an opportunity to meet Bluefield State College's basketball teams, enjoy free food, participate in various contest, win prizes and more, will be held at Bluefield State College on October 18, door open at 5 p.m. the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. There is free admission to the event and the public is encouraged to attend. Recently, The National Collegiate Athletic Association awarded a CHOICES education grant to Bluefield State College to develop an alcohol education campaign led by student athletes and other student leaders for the benefit of all BSC students. Big Blue Madness is a featured event in the College's schedule of activities to promote "Alcohol Choices Education for Students" (ACES). The Lady Blues and Big Blues families looks forward to meeting their fans and friends at Big Blue Madness in the Ned Shott Gymnasium on Oct.18 at 5:30

10 October 2014, 11.13
Austin Henderson Nominated as a DII SAAC Committee Member
BLUEFIELD, W. Va.– The Bluefield State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has nominated Austin Henderson to the National Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for an independent institution student-athlete representative. Austin is a new member to SAAC this year (2014-15), he is a freshman Men’s Basketball player from Ellenwood, GA. In order to be nominated, the student-athlete must have a minimum of two years of athletic eligibility remaining and be available to serve one-three year term. This specific position is up in January 2015. Austin said, “I would like to serve on the Student- Athlete Advisory Committee because I believe that this will be an opportunity for me to gain leadership training and I will be able to improve the college experience for student-athletes. In high school I was a member of both the BETA Club and the National Honor Society, but I never was nominated for a leadership position. Both of these clubs required me to have high grades

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