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Wofford holds on to win friendly battle with Gardner-Webb

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – There’s an old suggestion among coaches to never play your friends. When you’re a well-respected coach like Wofford’s Jay McAuley or Gardner-Webb’s Tim Craft, though, friends are hard to avoid. 712 more words

Inside the Numbers: North Carolina 77, Gardner-Webb 61

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You’ve read the recap of Friday night’s North Carolina victory against Gardner-Webb. Now, let’s go inside the numbers.

  • Carolina forward Armando Bacot recorded a double-double, as we mentioned in the main piece, going 6-for-9 from the floor and notching 12 points and 11 boards.
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North Carolina fends off persistent Gardner-Webb, claims home victory

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina coach Roy Williams is certainly known for sharing his thoughts and refusing to be happy with wins in which he feels his team underperformed. 653 more words

Inside the Numbers: Furman at Gardner-Webb

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You’ve read the recap. Now, let’s go inside the numbers on Furman’s season-opening victory at Gardner-Webb.

  • Gardner-Webb coach Tim Craft said of his team’s performance, “16 turnovers wasn’t good enough … Furman’s too good defensively to kind of hang on to the ball and just try to create something on your own, and when we did that, we turned the ball over, or found ourselves taking a tough shot.” Craft makes a solid point here, as his Runnin’ Bulldogs turned over the ball on a significant 23.2 percent of its possessions Tuesday night, versus scoring on 39.1 percent.
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Gardner-Webb drops tough opener to Furman

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – If you’re going to extend a 14-game home win streak against a team like Furman, your effort needs to be nearly flawless. 622 more words

Gardner-Webb wins exhibition over Elon in overtime

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Giving back is something of a habit for Gardner-Webb coach Tim Craft and his family.

Two years ago, Craft and Gardner-Webb joined forces with Wofford to participate in an exhibition game to provide hurricane relief in storm-ravaged Florida, from which he and many of those on his roster at the time hail. 1,073 more words