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Tis The Season For Camel Claus

The most popular figure in Buies Creek makes a return appearance this Winter as Camel Claus will be a regular at Campbell Basketball games during the month of December.

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Make sure to follow all the upcoming events on Twitter and Instagram @GoCamelsMBB and @GoCamelsWBB for much more. The Fighting Camels return to action Wednesday night at 7 p.m. hosting UNC Wilmington featuring our first Camel Claus outing.

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Save The President’s Pride

Campbell University President Dr. J. Bradley Creed is heavily invested into tonight’s Campbell Men’s Basketball game for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, Creed spent 14 years in higher-level education at Samford University. What adds to this rivalry, however, is that his daughter, Emily Grace, is currently enrolled at Samford and will be inside Gore Arena tonight rooting on her Bulldogs.

The Fighting Camels and Bulldogs will meet for the first time since 2014, making tonight’s matchup the first since Dr. Creed took office at Campbell University. Fans can watch the action live at 7 p.m. on the Big South Network and listen on 88.3 FM – WUAW.

 

Back on the Floor

Campbell Women’s Basketball returned to Gore Arena this week for the start of Fall practice as the regular officially kicks off on November 11.

Led by new head coach Ronny Fisher, the Fighting Camels welcome an opportunity to start a new era in Buies Creek featuring two returning starters from last year.

Follow @GoCamelsWBB on Twitter and Instagram for the latest stories and updates before the start of the 2016-17 regular season.

Fun Fan Perspective

Gore Arena was electric during last night’s Campbell Men’s Basketball game against Gardner-Webb in the opening round of the Big South Conference Tournament.

Not only was the action exciting from the seats, our Campbell photographer Bennett Scarborough captured an interesting angle of Gore Arena from one of the highest spots in the gym.

Campbell Athletics would like to thank all the tremendous fans that packed Gore Arena last night for the Fighting Camels game.

Remember that ESPN3 will be televising Friday and Saturday’s action of the Big South Tournament before Sunday’s Championship game will start at 2:30 on ESPN2 from Gore Arena.

Lane Lights Up The Arena

Freshman forward Khadre Lane is starting to make a name for himself around Buies Creek for his sensational athletic ability.

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Those antics were on full display across the Big South Conference Thursday night during the Big South Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Playing in front of the 6th-largest crowd in Gore Arena history (2,991 fans), Lane electrified the arena with a sensational dunk right in front of the Campbell University student section.

The Big South Tournament continues on Friday at 12:00 as the Quarterfinals kickstart an exciting weekend of Creek Madness.

The Creek is Loaded

Campbell University will probably be one of the busiest places in North Carolina, hosting the Big South Men’s Basketball Tournament plus the 2016 Camel Stampede for Campbell Softball from Friday-Sunday along with a three game baseball series, Women’s Lacrosse matchup and Campbell Tennis mixed into the fold.

Point being, fans of Campbell Athletics will be plenty busy from Thursday through Sunday, leading up to the finals of the Big South Men’s Basketball Tournament at 2:30 p.m.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter: @Camel_Crazies and @GoCamels for updates on the promotional giveaways and upcoming sporting events heading here to Buies Creek.

Perrin’s Signature Moment

Campbell senior point guard Casey Perrin may only play sparingly over his four year career, but Tuesday night served as a glimpse of what players and coaches see every single day in practice.

His presence was immediately felt inside Gore Arena, hitting his first three shots from long range while finishing the night with a career-high 14 points (5-7 FG) in 12 minutes of action.

“It’s awesome,” said Perrin, reflecting on his career night.

The former walk-on earned a scholarship from Campbell head coach Kevin McGeehan during an emotional pre-game pep talk before the #EuroCamels final game of their summer trip back in August.

Perrin, the Scottsdale, Ariz. product who willingly moved across the country to walk on for Campbell Basketball, was greeted with tremendous cheers from the Gore Arena crowd as he played a career high in minutes during an eventual 110-66 win over Allen.

“It was a blessing just to play,” Perrin added. “And for the coaches to trust to put me in with that much time left…I’m just so thankful to have teammates that support me like that.”

Not only was Perrin red-hot from the field, his teammates were actively passing him the basketball for rhythm shots in the offense. In fact, Campbell finished the game with 23 assists on 38 made buckets, including some great looks (above) for the 5-foot-9 point guard.

Perrin has seen action in six games this season, although he’d be the first to admit none was more exciting – just one week away from Senior Night. That said, his excitement was shared amongst all his teammates, wanting to get him involved in the action.

“Just having (fellow senior) D.J. (Mason) thinking about him out there, makes my heart warm,” said McGeehan.

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Perrin finished 4-6 from 3-pt range.  Photo Credit: Will Bratton

The Fighting Camels have now scored 90-plus points in each of their last three games, breaking a Gore Arena scoring record (110 points) while shooting a program best 74-percent from the field.

Campbell Men’s Basketball (11-15, 4-11) has now won three straight games in that span, capped off by the scoring barrage from their emotional leader, Casey Perrin, who enjoys every rare moment playing on the court.

But ask anyone one of his Campbell teammates, and watching Perrin shoot the lights out from the field, averaging 53% from 3-pt range this season, would make for just another day in the office.

“He does stuff like that every day in practice,” said fellow senior D.J. Mason. “CP’s an incredible shooter and you always have to know where he is on the floor.”

Perrin and the Fighting Camels return home next Thursday (Feb. 25) for the final stretch of the regular season against Radford at 7 p.m. before Senior Day on Saturday leading up to the Big South Conference Tournament here in Buies Creek.