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Blazers comeback against Lee in rematch

Valdosta State Blazers overcame a 17-point deficit and mounted a strong second-half surge to knock off Lee University 76-70 Saturday night in the P.E. Complex. Bradley transfer Jalen Crawford scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and played a major role in the Blazers’ comeback. “In the first half, we settled for a lot of threes,” ...

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Valdosta State to host Lee University Saturday night

Following a sound win over Christian Brothers, last weekend, the VSU men’s basketball team (11-5) welcomes Lee University (7-9) Saturday night. In the Blazers last outing, they shot a season-high 53.3 percent against the defending Gulf South Conference champions and tied a season-high for three-pointers made with 13. Lee has the distinction of being the first team to defeat the ...

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Blazers rout Pirates, West Florida next up

The Blazers rode the hot hand of their senior, David Murray, as Valdosta State rolled over Christian Brothers 84-65 Saturday night in the P.E. Complex. Playing with a heavy heart, Murray shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in the second half en route to a career-high 32 points. The Birmingham, Alabama native played despite news of the death of ...

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VSU Blazers to host Statesmen tonight

Written by: Shane Thomas After going 1-3 on their four-game road trip, the Blazers (10-4) aim to gain traction against No. 20 Delta State (14-2) on Thursday night. The Complex should be a sight for sore eyes for the Blazers as they have yet to drop a game on their home floor this season. However, the Blazers will have their ...

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Blazers to host Argos Saturday

The 6-0 Valdosta State Blazers will be back in action Saturday as they open Gulf South Conference play against rival West Florida. The Blazers last played Nov. 30 on the road in Boca Raton, Fla. against Lynn, a game which saw VSU play in its third consecutive overtime contest and emerge with an 81-80 victory. Blazers head coach Mike Helfer ...

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Blazers improve to 4-0 with overtime win over Johnson C. Smith

 It took a furious comeback and an extra period to settle it, but Valdosta State prevailed over Johnson C. Smith in a 91-85 overtime win Saturday night. The Blazers (4-0) trailed by as many as 12 in the second half but timely defensive adjustments by VSU head coach Mike Helfer and shot-making from junior guard Jalen Crawford turned momentum in ...

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Johnson C. Smith to visit P.E. Complex Saturday

Written by: Shane Thomas  The VSU men’s basketball team looks to move to 4-0 when they host undefeated (5-0) Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls on Saturday. Following Sunday’s win over Carver Bible, Blazers head coach Mike Helfer believes his team can be better than what they’ve shown. “You can’t have any mental lapses,” Helfer said. “I feel like we went ...

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Blazers cruise to 3-0 on the season

Valdosta State (3-0) used an explosive second-half surge to knock off Carver Bible (2-6) 107-80 on Sunday afternoon. The Blazers outscored the Cougars 61-38 in second half behind the play of senior guard Jeremy McKay and sophomore Blake Justice. The duo combined for 33 points in the second half, including seven three-pointers to blow the game open. Justice scored a ...

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Blazers outlast Lions, improve to 2-0

The Valdosta State men’s basketball team held on to defeat the Florida Memorial Lions 73-69 Saturday night, improving to 2-0 on the season. The Blazers led by as many 14 points and led 42-33 at halftime despite committing 11 turnovers. The Blazers struggled offensively in the second half, making just eight-of-24 attempts. The Lions (0-3) used the Blazers’ misses and ...

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Blazer basketball back on the hardwood Saturday

Written by: Shane Thomas / Photo contributed by: Dowling Payne   Following a 97-58 win over Trinity Baptist in Monday’s opener, the VSU men’s basketball team will host Florida Memorial on Saturday in the first of two weekend games. In the opener, the Blazers made 13 of 27 beyond the arc, attempted 37 free throws and out-rebounded the Eagles 43-36. ...

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