Live Blog: Wonder Boys vs. Valdosta State

Men’s Semifinal
#13 Arkansas Tech vs. Valdosta State
5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5
DeSoto Civic Center – Southaven, Miss.

4:30 p.m. — Welcome to our live courtside blog as we get ready for Arkansas Tech and Valdosta State in the semifinal round of the 2011 Gulf South Conference Tournament.

4:35 p.m. — This will be the fourth postseason meeting between these two men’s basketball programs since 2009. The Wonder Boys have defeated the Blazers in the GSC Tournament the last two years, but Valdosta State topped Tech in Russellville at the 2010 NCAA Division II South Regional.

4:40 p.m. — Remember that you can listen to today’s game live on KWKK 100.9 FM in the Arkansas River Valley. Click here to access an Internet stream of the broadcast.

4:45 p.m. — Tip-off is coming up at 5:30 p.m. We will post the starting line-ups as soon as they are announced.

5:41 p.m. — Starters for Arkansas Tech: Johnie Davis, Laithe Massey, James Giles, James Causey and Jeremy Dunbar.

5:42 p.m. — VSU starters are Martrez Scott, Will Alston, Christian Hunter, Sidney Harris and Josh Sparks.

5:45 p.m. — Arkansas Tech has hit 3-of-5 from 3-point range and a 14-0 run has given the Wonder Boys a 17-3 lead with 15:51 left in the first half.

5:58 p.m. — Tech leads 31-19 with 7:34 to go in the half. Jeremy Dunbar is 4-of-7 from 3-point range and has 16 points for the Wonder Boys, while Johnie Davis is 5-of-7 from the field and has 10 points. Arkansas Tech is 13-of-25 from the field.

6:09 p.m. — Arkansas Tech in front 46-29 with 44.5 seconds left in the half. Jeremy Dunbar has 18 points and Johnie Davis has 16 points for the Wonder Boys.

6:13 p.m. — Halftime Score: Arkansas Tech 46, Valdosta State 31. The Wonder Boys are 19-of-37 (51 percent) from the field, including 8-of-18 (44 percent) from 3-point range.

6:34 p.m. — Johnie Davis has hit two more 3-pointers early in the second half and Tech leads 54-36 with 15:51 remaining. Davis has 22 points and Jeremy Dunbar has 20 points. The Wonder Boys are 10-of-22 (46 percent) from 3-point range.

6:44 p.m. — Arkansas Tech leads 63-44 with 11:53 to go.

6:53 p.m. — Wonder Boys in front 71-44 at the 8:33 mark.

6:57 p.m. — Johnie Davis has a career-high 28 points and Jeremy Dunbar has 27 points as Arkansas Tech is in front 73-50 with 6:10 left. Dunbar is one point shy of matching his career high.

7:07 p.m. — Arkansas Tech on its way to the GSC Tournament championship game….Wonder Boys lead 79-54 with 3:43 to go.

7:22 p.m. — Arkansas Tech wins 82-64. More details after the radio broadcast is over.

7:33 p.m. — Jeremy Dunbar netted a career-high 31 points and Johnie Davis finished with a career-high 28 points for the Wonder Boys, who will have an opportunity to win their third consecutive GSC Tournament title at 4 p.m. Sunday against either Alabama-Huntsville or Harding.

7:34 p.m. — Henderson State, which won three straight GSC Tournament titles from 1999-2001, is the only men’s basketball program to ever win three consecutive GSC Tournament championships. Arkansas Tech will try to match the Reddies’ feat on Sunday.

7:40 p.m. — Thank you for following our live blog, and join us again tomorrow for championship Sunday in Southaven. Check back soon for a full game recap at