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Radford Highlanders

General Information

Conference: Big South Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Radford, Virginia

Stadium: Dedmon Center

Championships

  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 6 (1992, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2019, 2020)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 3 (1998, 2009, 2018)

Past Conferences:

  • Trans America Athletic Conference

Radford Highlanders Tide Standings & Analysis

If you’re a college sports fan, you’re likely interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest news and standings for your favorite teams. The Radford Highlanders is a well-known team in college sports, with a reputation for being a powerhouse. As such, many fans are always eager to get the latest information on their team, including the latest rankings, performance, top players, and overall progress throughout the season.

All-Time Radford Highlanders Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Doug Day, 2,027
  • Jovante Green, 1,911
  • Whit Holcomb-Faye, 1,856

Rebounds

  • Ed Polite Jr, 1,119
  • Javonte Green, 1,064
  • Chris Oliver, 845

Assists

  • Amir Johnson, 604
  • Anthony Walker, 510
  • Carlik Jones, 543

Overview of the Radford Highlanders Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Radford Highlanders had a mixed performance in the 2021-2022 season. They finished with an overall record of 14-15 and a conference record of 9-9, placing them 6th in the Big South Conference standings. Despite their record, the Highlanders showed flashes of brilliance throughout the season.

The team was led by the senior guard Dravon Mangum, who averaged 16.3 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game. He was the only player on the team to average double figures in scoring, and he also led the team in steals with 1.6 per game. Sophomore forward Lewis Djonkam was another standout player for the Highlanders, averaging 9.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

The Highlanders started off the season with a 4-4 record in non-conference play. They had a strong showing against the ACC’s Notre Dame, but suffered losses to Duke and Virginia Tech. In conference play, the Highlanders started off with a 3-0 record, including a win against preseason conference favorite Winthrop. However, they struggled in the second half of the conference schedule, losing five of their final seven games.

Despite their struggles, the Highlanders did manage to make it to the Big South Conference Tournament. They were the sixth seed and faced off against the third-seeded Campbell in the quarterfinals. Unfortunately, they were unable to advance, falling to Campbell by a score of 76-69.

Overall, the 2021-2022 season was a mixed bag for the Radford Highlanders. While they showed promise at times, they were ultimately unable to string together a consistent stretch of strong performances. However, with Mangum graduating, the Highlanders will have an opportunity for new players to step up and make an impact next season.

As for the final Radford Highlanders standings, they finished 6th in the Big South Conference standings, with a conference record of 9-9 and an overall record of 14-15.

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Check for injuries or suspensions:

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Radford Highlanders Basketball History

Radford began to play in the 1974-75 season and was strong from the start, posting a winning record in each of the team’s four seasons under athletic director Chuck Taylor. Joe Davis became coach in 1978-79 and guided Radford to the NAIA District playoffs in 1980, 1981, and 1982. The Highlanders joined the Trans America Athletic Conference for the 1982-83 season, played as an independent the following year and made the move to the Big South and Division I for the 1984-85 season.

The Highlanders captured the Big South regular season title in 1992 but were upset by Charleston Southern in the second round of the conference tournament. In 1998, Radford defeated regular season champion UNC Asheville in the finals of the conference tournament to earn its first berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Highlanders also won the regular season title in 2000 and 2001 but were unable to seal another NCAA Tournament berth after losing in the conference tournament.

Radford returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, suffering another first-round loss to a No. 1 seed, as they were defeated by North Carolina. The Highlanders competed in the CIT in 2014 and 2015, advancing to the quarterfinals both times. High Point won the Big South conference tournament in 2018 and defeated LIU Brooklyn in a First Four game, which got them another game against a No. 1 seed and the Highlanders were defeated by Villanova.

Radford Highlanders Basketball FAQs

Have any Radford players made it to the NBA?

The Highlanders have had two NBA players. Carlik Jones played five games for Dallas and Denver in the 2021-22 season. Javonte Green is in his fourth season and playing for Chicago in the 2022-23 season.

When did Radford become the Highlanders?

The Highlander became the nickname for the athletic teams in 1979. Radford’s current mascot, named the Highlander, was first adopted in the ’70s for the Scottish-Irish heritage of Southwest Virginia. The school colors were changed from the original purple and gray to the tartan plaid colors of red, white, blue and green at that time.

Has Radford ever received an invitation to play in the NIT?

After posting a 21-11 record and winning the regular season Big South title in 2019, the Highlanders were upset in the conference tournament semifinals by Hampton and had agreed to play in the NIT. The tournament was later canceled due to COVID-19.
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