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VSU breaks records on way to second round

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Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor VSU Men’s Basketball hasn’t lost very much this season, but one of the team’s four losses came against the team VSU will face in the next round of the Gulf South Conference tournament: Christian Brothers. VSU displayed their true fire power in a 115-94 victory over North Alabama as they set school and ...

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Tiebreaker: VSU plays UAH for top seed

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Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor First place is up for grabs in the Gulf South Conference, and on Thursday, either VSU Basketball or Alabama-Huntsville will emerge with sole possession. It is the second matchup between the two teams this season, as the Blazers lost 82-72 to the Chargers on Jan. 2. VSU, which was recently ranked second in ...

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Blazers look to start new streak

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer and Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer After suffering a devastating defeat to Delta State, the VSU Men’s Basketball team lost its first game in 11 outings. The Blazers faced the Statesmen in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Feb. 4, and were handed a 58-72 loss, their worst conference loss of the season. The Blazers offense was uncharacteristically ...

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Saadiq Muhammad: From Michigan to Valdosta

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Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer You wake up one morning to play basketball with your big brother, in hopes that you’ll be able to make a few points and try to do some damage. You end up getting thrashed on the court by him because he’s older, bigger and has more experience than you. Then you put it in your ...

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VSU men go streaking against MC

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Written by Juston Lewis, Assistant Sports Editor and Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer After defeating West Alabama, the VSU men’s basketball team now has now won nine games in a row. The team plans to keep their streak going as they play Mississippi College this Thursday. “We don’t look at it as a 9 game win streak,” Helfer said. “We look at ...

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Rivalry renewed: VSU Basketball to play UWG

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer After a fiery matchup with West Florida that featured technical fouls, dunks and other forms of excitement, VSU will look to scorch rival West Georgia. Blazer Basketball beat the Argos for the second time this season behind a 27-point performance from Jeremiah Hill. UWF never led in the game, and the Blazers were up ...

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VSU men shut down Delta State 79-62

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Head coach Mike Helfer has won his 400th collegiate game after a 79-62 victory over Delta State. VSU came into the game in a three way tie for first place in the Gulf South Conference with Delta State and Alabama Huntsville. VSU already lost to Alabama Huntsville at home on Jan. 2, so this game was crucial to their GSC ...

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Hill energized ahead of ’16-’17

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Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Jeremiah Hill is a senior basketball player at VSU who has been proudly sporting his jersey while charging into his senior year. Hill is a Savannah, Georgia, native who graduated from Richmond Hill High School where he dominated in basketball programs during his senior year of high school. At VSU, during his sophomore season, ...

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VSU faces must win battle to host tournament game

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Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor VSU men’s basketball wraps up its regular season at West Florida this Saturday with a home game on the line. Fortunately, a matchup with the Argonauts is just what the Blazers need. West Florida is the worst team in the Gulf South Conference with a 5-16 record (6-18 overall) before Wednesday’s game versus Spring ...

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Blazers overcome late push to defeat Carver Bible

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Written by Shane Thomas, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazer (2-1) overcame a late push to defeat Carver Bible 91-79 Thursday night. The Blazers led 59-47 on a jumper by Josh Lemons with 13:05 to go.  The Cougars embarked on a 24-10 run to cut the Blazers lead to 71-69 with 6:26 to play. Following the timeout, the Blazers went to senior guard ...

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