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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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#WinningFast: Blazers hope evolution in style brings wins

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Written by Shane Thomas, Staff Writer In basketball, slow and steady no longer wins the race. The game has morphed into a more athletic, free-flowing style where positions serve as mere placeholders and versatility, depth and perimeter shooting now rule the day. The Valdosta State Blazers are in the process of a makeover, a look they’ve dubbed “#WinningFast”. A mantra ...

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Ending on a high note: Blazers look to future after rough season ends

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by Shane Thomas Better late than never, but never late is better. That was the will and testament for the VSU men’s basketball team last Saturday night. A team on a nine-game losing streak lifted itself from the canvas once more to provide a most memorable finale. The Blazers drilled a school-record 21 three-pointers in a 114-95 win over the ...

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Men’s basketball bids adieu to seniors

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by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ...

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Wolves’ big run bites Blazers late; Blazers drop ninth straight

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by Shane Thomas Another heated matchup between cross-state rivals did not disappoint as West Georgia (19-7, 14-7 Gulf South Conference) slid past the Valdosta State Blazers (9-18, 4-17 Gulf South Conference) 85-83 Saturday night. GSC leading scorer Deonta Stocks scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to pace the Wolves. Stocks’ two free throws iced the ...

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VSU hopes to play spoiler vs. UWA

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by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ...

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Blazers look to avoid season sweep against Choctaws

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by Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (9-12, 4-11 Gulf South Conference) look to avoid yet another defeat when they tangle with Mississippi College (8-9, 6-9 Gulf South Conference) tonight at 8 at The Complex. In their last game against Lee, the Blazers led by seven in the second half before the Flames took a nine-point lead with 4:10 to ...

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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have lost eight straight against the ...

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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at bay throughout, withstanding numerous Blazer ...

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VSU hosts back-to-back this weekend

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (2-0) return to the floor Friday night when NAIA Sun Conference power Southeastern University (2-1) visits the P.E. Complex. Blazers senior big man Colin Cook emphasizes defense must continue to be a top priority against the Fire. “They’re athletic—a team kind of built like us with runners, good athletes, point guard play,” ...

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