FRANKFORT, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – Ninth-seeded Shawnee State University scored 37 points off the bench – including 26 combined from Ethan Moffatt (JR/Somerville, Tenn.) and Frederick Moore (FR/Cincinnati, Ohio) – as the Bears erased a seven-point first half deficit to take a 70-59 victory over eighth-seeded Cumberland University in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.
The victory was the first for the Bears all-time in Mid-South tournament play since joining the conference prior to the 2010-11 season. SSU advances to play the top-seeded and No. 4 nationally-ranked University of Pikeville on Friday at 2 p.m.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's and Women's Basketball) – The Mid-South Conference men's and women's basketball tournament brackets are set, the conference office announced Saturday upon the conclusion of regular season play.
The Shawnee State men's team – who represent the No. 9 seed – will open the slate versus eighth-seeded Cumberland University at noon on Thursday. The winner of this game advances to face top-seeded University of Pikeville on Friday at 2 p.m.
ST. CATHARINE, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – Devon Carter (JR/Clayton, Ohio)'s bucket with one second remaining handed the Shawnee State men's basketball team a 64-62 victory over St. Catharine College to give the Bears a Mid-South Conference victory in the final contest of the season on Saturday afternoon at Lourdes Hall.
The Bears trailed by three points with 1:27 remaining in the game, but Hudson connected for three at the 51-second mark to knot the contest at 62. On the ensuing St. Catharine possession, Hudson forced a turnover leading to Carter's game-winner.
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team saw an 11-point halftime deficit balloon to more than 20 in the second half, as the Bears were resigned to just 40 percent shooting in a 75-56 losing effort versus No. 9 Campbellsville on Thursday night at the Powell Athletic Center.
Sean Elliott (JR/Canal Winchester, Ohio) led the way with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and Jacob Daniels (SO/Peebles, Ohio) hit 4-of-5 attempts for nine points to go with five rebounds. Jorian Hudson (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) added nine points, but connected on just 3-of-11 from the field. Nick Tingle (JR/Clayton, Ohio) added eight points and five boards.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team went just 17-of-56 from the field, connecting on just 28.1 percent of shots in the second half, as the Bears were defeated by the No. 23 University of the Cumberlands, 76-51, on Monday night in the final home game of the season at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.
Jacob Daniels (SO/Peebles, Ohio) and Jorian Hudson (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) each scored 12 points for the Bears, who trailed for the final 35 minutes of the contest. SSU hit just 3-of-18 attempts from three-point range, while going 9-for-32 from the field during the second half.