With the coaching carousel finally at rest (we think), here's the toughest task for each of the 59 new Division I bosses.
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Dustin Kerns led Presbyterian to a 31-37 record in two seasons.
Travis Munnings had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Monroe beat Appalachian State 89-80 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney on Tuesday night.
Josh Ajayi matched his season high with 26 points as South Alabama got past Appalachian State 78-71 on Saturday.
Tyrell Johnson had 16 points off the bench to carry Appalachian State to a 72-64 win over Troy on Thursday night.
Ronshad Shabazz had 20 points as Appalachian State got past Louisiana-Lafayette 90-80 on Sunday.
Daishon Smith scored 26 points as Louisiana-Monroe beat Appalachian State 81-75 on Thursday night.
Tookie Brown had 28 points as Georgia Southern routed Appalachian State 92-69 on Saturday.
Malik Benlevi had 20 points as Georgia State edged past Appalachian State 80-75 on Thursday night.
Ronshad Shabazz had 20 points as Appalachian State defeated Coastal Carolina 88-79 on Saturday.
Brian Warren had 22 points as Texas-Arlington beat Appalachian State 78-68 on Saturday.
Nijal Pearson scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run in the last five minutes as Texas State broke away from Appalachian State 74-71 Thursday night to regain a piece of the Sun Belt Conference lead and sweep the season series with...
Justin Forrest scored 32 points, including 6 of 9 on 3-pointers, and Appalachian State defeated UL Monroe 85-84 on Saturday, the Mountaineers' third consecutive victory.
Tyrell Johnson scored 20 points in 16 minutes, leading five into double-digit scoring and Appalachian State routed Louisiana 104-77 on Thursday night.
Ronshad Shabazz pumped in 21 points and Appalachian State earned its first Sun Belt Conference victory by beating Little Rock, 77-73 on Saturday afternoon.
Ty Cockfield scored 32 points and his two foul shots with 41 seconds left in overtime put Arkansas State in the lead for good as the Red Wolves posted an 82-81 win over Appalachian State on Thursday night.
Zac Cuthbertson scored 24 points with seven rebounds and Ajay Sanders scored 14 and Coastal Carolina beat Appalachian State 89-72 on Saturday to hand the Mountaineers their six straight loss.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Texas transfer James Banks, is heading to Georgia Tech for an official visit today. He is also hearing from Appalachian State, Old Dominion, Butler, Vanderbilt, VCU, Virginia Tech, San Diego State, Clemson, LSU, Depaul, Auburn and many others. The 6'11" Banks. a former top 100 prospect runs the floor well, He possess an inside presence to block shots and finish at the rim.
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Appalachian State just beat Toccoa Falls by 101 points. 135-34 final.
Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics
Nine years ago today, Appalachian State went into Ann Arbor and beat Michigan with a 3.7 percent chance to win, per FPI. Today, the Mountaineers had a 4.9 percent chance to win. If Appalachian State pulls the upset, it would be the first team in the last 10 seasons to win multiple games against FBS opponents with less than a 5 percent chance to win.
They are the unsung and unrecognized stars who excel well outside college basketball's recognized "major leagues." Be wary, your team may run into one of them come March.