Knight gets win number 600 as WCU drops Coastal Georgia, 77-68 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Knight gets win number 600 as WCU drops Coastal Georgia, 77-68

WCU head coach Steve Knight celebrates his 600th win at the school. Photo by Daniel Brown. WCU head coach Steve Knight celebrates his 600th win at the school. Photo by Daniel Brown.

This is a news release from William Carey athletics.

Hattiesburg, Miss. - William Carey University head coach Steve Knight picked up career win number 600 as his Crusaders defeated Coastal Georgia, 77-68 in SSAC action Friday night at Clinton Gym.

With the win No. 20 William Carey improves to 10-3 overall and 4-1 in SSAC action.

In the first half, the Crusaders took control of the game late in the half as they closed with a 17-8 run to take a 36-26 lead at the half. WCU stretched the lead to as many as 14 points early in the second half before the Mariners rallied and cut the lead to 55-49 with 9:10 to play. WCU was unfazed by the Mariner run and quickly pushed the lead back to 12 points and never looked back.

WCU finished the game shooting 53% from the floor and dominated the game in the paint scoring 65 of their 77 points at the rim.

During his 33 year career, Knight has compiled a 600-436 (57.9%) record and becomes the 86th coach in college basketball history with 600 career wins. Knight now becomes the sixth active NAIA head coach with 600 career wins.

Reshad Bickham (SR/Jackson, Miss.) led WCU with 16 points. Donta Pittman (JR/Waynesboro, Miss.) added 15 points, Deione Weeks (JR/Horn Lake, Miss.) finished with 11 points, and Emmanuel Davis (JR/Buckatunna, Miss.) added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Crusaders return to action tomorrow as they host Brewton Parker College. Tip-off is set for 5:00 pm at Clinton Gym.

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