Upstart Camels Spark Big South Tourney Run follow the fighting camels march madness journey during THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

From No. 7 seed to Big South Tournament runner-up, the Fighting Camels won three tournament games in the span of four days, bringing excitement back to the 🐪 basketball program.

The Fighting Camels wasted no time disposing of No. 10 seed Presbyterian leading wire-to-wire for Campbell's first Big South Tournament win under head coach Kevin McGeehan.

Clemons best moment was featured on SportSCenter Top-10 plays, highlighting the freak athleticism from the 5-foot-9 guard who posted 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 31 minutes.

In the Big South Quarterfinals against defending conference champion UNC Asheville, Chris Clemons made history scoring 51 points in the Camels' 81-79 upset win.
One of the many twitter accounts that followed Chris Clemons' massive performance on Thursday afternoon, sparking national conversation over the Fighting Camels.
Clemons started the game in impressive fashion, scoring 23 of the first 25 points for the Fighting Camels.
Clemons then surpassed his first half mark, scoring 26 in the closing half - including 18 of the final 22 points - giving the Fighting 🐪 a six-point lead, one they would not relinquish.

Here's the entire 51-point effort, bumping his average up to 3rd overall in the country, now scoring 24.5 points per game this season.

By Thursday night, Chris Clemons was trending nation-wide on Twitter! #theCreekisRising

The upstart Camels then prepared for a Friday night showdown against No. 6 seed Radford as the winner earned a berth into the BSC Finals.

The Fighting Camels were without 2nd-leading scorer Kyre' Hamer (injury) for the rest of the tournament, forcing young contributors to step up and fill the scoring void.

Thanks to a balanced scoring effort and more Chris Clemons excellence, the Fighting Camels improved to 5-0 all-time in Big South Conference Semifinals.

Chris Clemons became the first-ever player to score 30+ points in consecutive Big South Tournament games, shattering the modern tournament scoring record.

Following Friday night's antics, which reached over 100,000 viewers, the Cinderella Camels were right in the middle of the national discussion.

After being featured on the SVP show Thursday night, Chris Clemons made ESPN for the second-straight day following his 33-point effort against Radford.

After Saturday's shoot around, the Fighting Camels had one final night to prepare for the biggest game of the season - an opportunity to shock the NCAA world and reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1992.

Playing in front of 5,000 fans in Winthrop Coliseum, the Fighting Camels showed tremendous toughness and grit playing their fourth game over the six-day period.
Andrew Eudy finished his BSC Tournament averaging 9 PPG, 6 RPG and 2 BPG for the Fighting Camels, closing out the season 3rd overall in 🐪 single-season blocks (58).
Marcus Burk nailed three big 3's in the first half against Winthrop, knotting things up at 31-31 in the early going, his 10th double-figure scoring game this season.
While Chris Clemons started slow from the field vs. Winthrop, the sophomore finished Sunday scoring a game-high 29 points, closing out his Big South Tournament with 140 points; setting the new tournament scoring record.
Unsung hero Cory Gensler averaged over 36 minutes per game, leading all players during tournament play, only committing three turnovers in the process.
While the Fighting Camels fell short of the 🏆 Campbell closed the regular season 17-17 overall, winners in four of the last five games.

Thanks to our Camel Crazies and awesome CU fans for bringing the Buies Creek faithful out to Rock Hill, S.C. for the Big South Tournament Final!

The Fighting Camels now prepare for postseason play, earning a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, Campbell's first postseason berth since 1992.
C-U next week inside Gore Arena for the First Round of the CIT

Credits:

Carlos Morales (Big South) and Bennett Scarborough (Campbell University)

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