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Versatility key as Blazers advance to semifinals

Valdosta State knew the top seed in the tournament came with expectations. Montevallo gave it their all, but it wasn’t enough to knock off the Blazers in their final home game of the season. After a slow start, the Blazers found themselves down 11-4 early against the Falcons, a team VSU beat by 31 two weeks earlier. After the media ...

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Limited attendance ruled for Valdosta State games at NCAA Tournament

The NCAA earlier today released a statement closing the NCAA Tournament from student and fan attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. In accordance to the ruling, VSU was notified on Wednesday that the South Region of the Division II tournament has decided to limit attendance, only allowing family member’s of players to attend the tournament. In addition to fans no ...

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Blazers coast to 14th straight victory 105-74

Head coach Mike Helfer doesn’t want to talk about the streak, but 14 in a row was never in doubt. After a late first half run, no. 12 Valdosta State coasted to their 14th consecutive victory 105-74 over Montevallo. The win puts the Blazers four wins away from the longest winning streak in school history, which was 18 in 2018. ...

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Refined: Blazers’ forward trims ‘about 20 pounds’ in offseason

If you attended either of the Blazers first two games this season, you probably had to do a double-take at Darrell Jones. Don’t worry, you saw correctly. Jones, a senior forward, trimmed down some weight in the offseason, which has unlocked new dimensions in his game. “I lost about 20 pounds,” Jones said of his weight-loss. “I was eating better. ...

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VSU breaks records on way to second round

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

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

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

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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