Sat, Nov/10 Final
79 Arcadia
85 vs. Salisbury
Fri, Nov/16 Final
78 DeSales
85 vs. Johns Hopkins
Fri, Nov/16 Final
73 Lancaster Bible
92 at Salisbury
Sat, Nov/17 Final
80 DeSales
68 vs. Lancaster Bible
Sat, Nov/17 Final
69 No. 15 Johns Hopkins
78 at Salisbury
Tue, Nov/20 Final
55 Salisbury
52 at Va. Wesleyan
Mon, Nov/26 Final
68 Salisbury
62 at Washington (Md.)
Wed, Nov/28 Final
71 Goucher
101 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/01 Final
96 Salisbury
94 at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Dec/05 Final - OT
67 Salisbury
65 at Marymount (Va.)
Sun, Dec/09 Final - OT
89 Wesley
91 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/22 Final
76 Salisbury
97 at Rowan
Sat, Dec/29 Final
82 No. 22 Salisbury
63 at Springfield
Sun, Dec/30 Final
71 No. 16 Nichols
78 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Sat, Jan/05 Final
65 Penn St.-Harrisburg
78 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Wed, Jan/09 Final
70 No. 19 Salisbury
84 at Mary Washington
Sat, Jan/12 Final
86 No. 19 Salisbury
84 at Southern Virginia
Wed, Jan/16 Final
90 York (Pa.)
75 vs. No. 24 Salisbury
Sat, Jan/19 Final
97 Frostburg State
86 vs. No. 24 Salisbury
Wed, Jan/23 Final
64 Salisbury
67 at No. 15 Chris. Newport
Sat, Jan/26 Final
77 St. Mary's (Md.)
97 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Jan/30 Final
66 Mary Washington
79 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/02 Final
87 Salisbury
80 at Penn St.-Harrisburg
Wed, Feb/06 Final
82 Salisbury
83 at York (Pa.)
Sat, Feb/09 Final
75 Southern Virginia
84 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/13 Final
91 Chris. Newport
74 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/16 Final
90 Salisbury
83 at Frostburg State
Tue, Feb/19 Final - OT
76 CAC No. 5 Frostburg St.
78 vs. CAC No. 4 Salisbury
Thu, Feb/21 Final
71 CAC No. 4 Salisbury
87 at CAC No. 1 Chris. Newport
Fri, Mar/01 Final
61 Salisbury
75 vs. Baldwin Wallace
Sat, Nov/09 Final
106 Salisbury
68 vs. Rosemont
Sun, Nov/10 Final
72 Salisbury
76 at Arcadia
Tue, Nov/12 Final
74 Salisbury
62 at Stockton
Sat, Nov/16 Final
79 Yeshiva
71 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/20 Final
73 Marymount (Va.)
68 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/23 Final
66 Salisbury
47 at Goucher
Tue, Nov/26 Final
78 Va. Wesleyan
64 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/30 Final
70 Salisbury
71 at Carnegie Mellon
Sun, Dec/01 Final
69 Salisbury
75 vs. Brockport
Thu, Dec/05 Final - OT
96 Salisbury
92 at Cabrini
Sun, Dec/08 Final - OT
99 Salisbury
101 at Wesley
Fri, Dec/20 Final
84 Rowan
74 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/28 Final
88 Salisbury
80 vs. Marietta
Sun, Dec/29 Final - OT
82 Ohio Wesleyan
80 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Jan/08 Final
61 Apprentice School
66 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/11 Final
78 Salisbury
75 at Southern Virginia
Wed, Jan/15 Final
65 Mary Washington
75 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/18 4:00 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/25 4:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Jan/29 7:00 PM
at York (Pa.)
Sat, Feb/01 4:00 PM
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Feb/05 7:00 PM
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/08 3:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/15 4:00 PM
at Chris. Newport
Wed, Feb/19 7:00 PM
at Mary Washington
Sat, Feb/22 TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/26 TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/29 TBA
vs. Salisbury
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Sea Gulls clinch CAC title game berth with win over Mary Washington

Sea Gulls clinch CAC title game berth with win over Mary Washington

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference championship game for the first time under Head Coach Josh Merkel with a 59-52 win over the University of Mary Washington on Thursday night at Maggs Physical Activities Center. It is the first time since the 2005-'06 season that the Gulls will play in the CAC title contest.

The Sea Gulls opened the game on an 8-0 run, beginning with a three from the right wing by sophomore Justin Witmer. Junior Wyatt Smith netted the next five points to cap the run, first on a hook shot in the paint, before hitting a three from the top of the key.

Junior Kyle Savercool pushed the lead to double digits, 15-5, with a three at the top of the arc with the shot clock winding down. He followed with a long-range make from the left wing on the Gulls' next possession to keep the lead in double figures at 11.

Salisbury held its lead over the next several minutes, but the Eagles cut the lead to five with 6:23 remaining in the first half after a 7-0 spurt, making the score 23-18.

Smith answered with a three-point play, converting a layup on the left side of the lane, taking the contact, and hitting the subsequent free throw, before Savercool followed with a layup on the right side to regain a 10-point lead, 28-18.

Junior Adrien Straughn hit two layups in the final minutes of the half to help give Salisbury a 34-24 lead at the break.

In the first half, Smith led the Sea Gulls with 13 points, hitting all five of his field goals and pulling down four rebounds. Salisbury was leading the margin on the boards 16-14 and was shooting 48.3 percent from the floor.

Smith began the second half with a layup and a jump shot for a 38-24 lead. Mary Washington got to within eight, but a left-corner three from Savercool and a left-wing three from Straughn pushed the advantage back to 12.

Another jumper from Smith gave the Gulls a 46-35 lead, but the Eagles answered with an 8-0 run to cut the lead to four and force an SU timeout with 8:52 remaining.

Out of the timeout, Smith got out on the break and drove left for a layup, sparking an 8-4 stretch for the Gulls, which included another layup from Smith and a three from Witmer, who dribbled left to right around the arc, shook his defender, and stepped back to drain the shot.

Following a Smith foul shot, Salisbury held a 54-46 lead with 3:35 left.

In the final three and a half minutes, the SU defense clamped down to hold Mary Washington to only six points, while hitting five free throws to punch its ticket to the CAC championship.

Smith led the way with his eighth double-double of the season with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Savercool chipped in with 11.

Second-seeded Salisbury now moves on to host the CAC championship game, taking on fourth-seeded Christopher Newport University, which defeated top-seeded St. Mary's College of Maryland in the other semifinal contest; the game is set for Saturday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m.