SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, Va. -- No. 18 Richard Bland College will welcome Catawba Valley (N.C.) to Statesman Hall for a Region 10 men's basketball game on Saturday, February 10, at 3 p.m. The nationally-ranked Statesmen are 16-6 overall, including 10-4 in the region, while the Red Hawks are 9-14 overall, including 4-10 in the region. Richard Bland defeated Catawba Valley 105-68 earlier this season on December 2 in Hickory, North Carolina.
The contest has been designated as the program's Autism Awareness Game (see more information below), and can be heard locally on WHAP Radio, Fox Sports 1340 AM.
No. 18 Richard Bland (16-6, 10-4)
vs. Catawba Valley (9-14, 4-10)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Location: Statesman Hall
Time: 3 p.m.
Radio: Fox Sports 1340 AM
Via Phone: 641-552-5316
Live Stats: rbcathetics.com
Live Video: foxsports1340am.com
Series History: 7-2
Looking at the Statesmen
Richard Bland currently stands fourth in the 11-team Region 10 standings, though only a game out of second. The Statesmen program is an outstanding 120-37 (.764) since men's basketball was reinstated in 2013, including 67-22 (.753) in Region 10 games over the past five seasons, following the 20-year hiatus from the sport at the College. Richard Bland is an even more impressive 60-9 (.870) at home since 2013-14, while coached by fifth-year head coach Chuck Moore (168-53 overall). Moore is assisted by third-year assistant coach Preston Beverly and first-year assistant coach Anthony Sally.
Through 22 games, Richard Bland has been led in scoring by 6-4 sophomore guard Robert Smith/Hampton, who is averaging 18.0 points and 6.4 rebounds. Smith is followed by 6-2 sophomore guard Tim Bing Jr./Suitland, Maryland (11.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists), local 6-7 sophomore forward Stanley Taylor/Petersburg (9.5 points, 7.0 rebounds), 6-3 sophomore guard Tre' Patterson/Richmond (8.2 points, 4.1 rebounds), 6-6 freshman forward Kenny Southerland/Richmond (7.8 points, 8.1 rebounds) and 6-0 sophomore guard Ricky Hicks/Bronx, New York (7.0 points, 5.2 assists). The Statesmen are ranked 19th nationally in scoring (88.7), while Hicks is ranked 32nd nationally in assists per game.
Looking at the Red Hawks
Catawba Valley currently stands eighth in the Region 10 standings. The Red Hawks are coached by seventh-year head coach Bryan Garmroth, and are led in scoring by 5-11 freshman guard Tyrell Oglesby (15.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists).
Richard Bland and Catawba Valley are playing for the 10th time, and the Statesmen lead the series, 7-2, including the 37-point road win back in December. Tim Bing Jr. led Richard Bland with 21 points, six assists and five rebounds, while redshirt-freshman Tyler Lloyd/Manassas added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Tyrell Oglesby led the Red Hawks with 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Scores of college basketball coaches, including our coaching staff at Richard Bland, will wear Autism Speaks blue puzzle-piece pins this weekend (February 9-11), when the organization teams up with NCAA Basketball for Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward. The annual campaign enlists coaches, teams, schools, broadcasters and fans to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks, which is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. Fans can join the campaign and receive pins by registering at AutismSpeaks.org/coaches. Go to AutismSpeaks.org to learn more, donate or join a fundraising walk.
Richard Bland will play on the road at Region 10 member and in-state rival Patrick Henry on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in Martinsville. The Statesmen remain on the road to play at region member Wake Tech (N.C.) on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina.