BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team has wrapped up a disappointing season in which it finished with a 4-22 overall record and an 0-14 mark in the Capital Athletic Conference.
All four of the Knights' wins came against non-conference wins in the first half of the season, as they defeated Immaculata, Mid-Atlantic Christian, Eastern Mennonite, and Randolph. After starting the year with a 4-5 record, Southern Virginia then lost 17 straight to wrap up the year.
Despite the struggles, there were some very exciting moments in the season. Against No. 19 Salisbury in January, the Knights overcame a 26-point second half deficit by scoring 61 points in the final 20 minutes, eventually taking the lead before losing by two. In February, Southern Virginia played a thriller on the road against future Final Four participant Christopher Newport, almost completing the come-from-behind win, but falling by three points.
The Knights entered the CAC Tournament as the 8-seed and fell to first-seeded Christopher Newport 89-59 at the Freeman Center.
Junior Jamier Cross was the lone Knights earning All-CAC honors after being voted to the All-CAC Second team. Cross averaged a team-high 13.9 points per game with 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
Freshman Trey Dill also had a huge impact in his first year with the team, averaging 10.7 points per game with 7.5 rebounds per game, good for fourth in the CAC. Senior Alec Johnson was fifth in the conference in assists with 4.1 per game while averaging 9.4 points. Center Tyler McCreadie put up 8.6 points per contest, was fourth in the CAC with a 56.7 field goal percentage, and second in the CAC with 1.8 blocks per game.
Sophomore Jaron Anderson provided some much-needed scoring off the bench at 8.1 points per game, while Sam Armstrong led the team with a 39.6 3-point percentage. Also coming off the bench was Michael Neufville, who scored 5.7 points per contest.
The Knights will be looking to bounce back in 2019-20 as they hope to bring back a core of returning players.