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7/4/2014 11:37 AM

The 15th Derby City Classic will take place at Louisville, Kentucky. 

 

Five schools join host Bellarmine to compete for the Black Diamond Trophy. It  features  a horseshoe carved from genuine Kentucky coal by  Kentucky  coal crafter Alvin Powell.

 Presenting the trophy to the winning team will be U.S. District Judge George Sleet.  His father, the late Moneta Sleet, Jr. was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography. His winning photo was of Coretta Scott King at the funeral of Martin Luther King.  Moneta Sleet was born in Owensboro, KY .

 

BELLARMINE 

Mascot: Knights

City: Louisville, KY

Coach: greenhawks

Iba Record : 1498-489

Previous schools: Wilmington

Best DII finish: National Champs ‘42

                           RU ’39. ‘59

                           Final Four ’32, ’36, ’38, ’52, ’54, ‘71

 

ADAMS STATE

 Mascot: Grizzles

City: Alamosa, CO

Coach: cspangler

Iba Record : 354-148

Previous schools: Albion

Best DII finish: 2nd round ‘72

 

 

FAIRMONT ST. 

Mascot: Falcons

City: Fairmont,WV

Coach: readhead

Iba Record : 418-249

Previous schools: George Fox, Grinnell, Belmont-Abbey, Wayne (MI), Mansfield

Best DII finish: Sweet 16, ’37 (Wayne St.)

 

 

JOHNSON C. SMITH 

Mascot: Golden Bulls

City: Charlotte, NC

Coach: oldave

Iba Record : 1075-237

Previous schools: SUNY Oneonta

 

Best DII finish: 2nd round, ’71 and ‘72

                           Also won DIII titles in ‘15, ’31, and ‘35

 

NO. ALABAMA 

Mascot: Lions

City: Florence, AL

Coach: pinkeye

Iba Record : 647-295

Previous schools: Ozarks, Ft. Valley, N. Florida, Seton Hall, Ouachita Baptist

Best DII finish: National Champs ’45  and ’49 (N. Florida)

 

 

SLIPPERY ROCK 

Mascot: none. Unofficially, the mascot is Rocky-The Pride of the Rock.

City: Slippery Rock, PA

Coach: ryanconrey

Iba Record : 982-482

Previous schools: Concordia, Austin and McMurry

Best DII finish: Final Four ‘47

7/18/2014 4:14 AM
OPENING NIGHT
 #13 Adams St. (4-0) at #32 Slippery Rock (3-1)
Johnson C. Smith (4-0) at #10 Fairmont St. (4-0)
Bellarmine (2-2) at N. Alabama (1-3)
7/19/2014 6:01 AM
RESULTS
#13 Adams St. 75; #32 Slippery Rock 62
#10 Fairmont 84; Johnson C. Smith 81
N. Alabama 71; Bellarmine 53

TONIGHT
N. Alabama (2-3) at #9 Adams St. (5-0)
#8 Fairmont (5-0) at #40 Slippery Rock (3-2)
Bellarmine (2-3) at Johnson C. Smith (4-1)
7/20/2014 5:34 AM
RESULTS
#9 N. Adams St. 67; N. Alabama 51
#8 Fairmont  98; #40 Slippery Rock 89
Johnson C. Smith 64; Bellarmine 48

STANDINGS
1.  Adams St.             2-0
     Fairmont                2-0
3. Johnson C Smith 1-1
     N. Alabama           1-1
5. Bellarmine             0-2
    Slippery Rock        0-2

TONIGHT
N. Alabama (2-4) at #3 Fairmont (6-0)
Bellarmine (2-4) at #6 Adams St. (6-0)
#30 Johnson Smith (5-1) at Slippery Rock (3-3)
7/21/2014 9:43 AM
RESULTS

#3 Fairmont St. 92; N. Alabama 86
#6 Adams St. 64; Bellarmine 58 (OT)
#30 Johnson C. Smith 71; Slippery Rock 65

STANDINGS
1.  Adams St.            3-0
    Fairmont                3-0
3. Johnson C Smith 2-1
4. N. Alabama           1-2
5. Bellarmine             0-3
    Slippery Rock        0-3

TONIGHT
#2 Fairmont (7-0) at #3 Adams (7-0)
N. Alabama (2-5) at #23 Johnson Smith (6-1)
Slippery Rock (3-4) at Bellarmine (2-5)
   

7/21/2014 9:48 AM (edited)
RESULTS

#3 Fairmont St. 92; N. Alabama 86
#6 Adams St. 64; Bellarmine 58 (OT)
#30 Johnson C. Smith 71; Slippery Rock 65

STANDINGS
1.  Adams St.            3-0
    Fairmont                3-0
3. Johnson C Smith 2-1
4. N. Alabama           1-2
5. Bellarmine             0-3
    Slippery Rock        0-3

TONIGHT
#2 Fairmont (6-1) at #4 Adams (7-0)
N. Alabama (2-5) at #23 Johnson Smith (6-1)
Slippery Rock (3-4) at Bellarmine (2-5)

 

Fairmont State will win the tournament with a victory PLUS a loss by Johnson C. Smith

   

7/22/2014 4:04 AM (edited)
SCORES
#4 Adams St. 68; #2 Fairmont 55
#23 Johnson C. Smith 77; N. Alabama 70 (OT)
Bellarmine 84; Slippery Rock 74

STANDINGS
1. Adams St.              4-0
2. Fairmont St.           3-1
3. Johnson C. Smith 3-1
4. N. Alabama            1-3
5. Bellarmine              1-3
6. Slippery Rock         0-4

TONIGHT
#2 Adams St. (8-0) at #24 Johnson C. Smith (7-1)
#7 Fairmont (6-2) at Bellarmine (3-5)
Slippery Rock (3-5) at N. Alabama (2-6)

If Johnson C. Smith and Fairmont both win, there'll be a -3-way tie at the top and a tie-breaker will be implemented.  At this point, the tie-breaker favors Johnson C. Smith but that could change, depending on the results
7/23/2014 4:51 AM (edited)
RESULTS

 In the most exciting game in the history of the Derby City Classic, Johnson C. Smith wins the title in an epic 4OT thriller over Adams. St. 

#24 Johnson C. Smith 104; #2 Adams St 100 (4OT)
#7 Fairmont 74; Bellarmine 59
N. Alabama 89; Slippery Rock 78

STANDINGS
1.  Johnson C. Smith          4-1
2.  Adams St.                        4-1
3.  Fairmont St.                     4-1
4. N. Alabama                       2-3
5. Bellarmine                        1-4
6. Slippery Rock                   0-5

Congratulations to Coach oldave and the entire Golden Bull nation!

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