KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Senior Vincent Bailey has added another piece of hardware to his growing collection as he was named to the 2014 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-Southeast Region First Team, which was announced on Wednesday.
Bailey — the South Atlantic Conference and Daktronics Southeast Region Player of the Year — led the Railsplitters (28-3), ranked sixth in the final NABC national poll, to the program’s third SAC regular-season title in four seasons and second tournament championship since 2011. Behind Bailey’s career year, the Railsplitters broke the SAC single-season record for wins and winning percentage (90.3 percent), while earning the program’s third straight trip to round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
The Jennings, Fla., product finished the season averaging 21.5 points and 10 rebounds per game. He was one of only four players in Division II to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. Bailey ranked 20th in the nation in points per game, 19th in field-goal percentage (61.7), 15th in rebounds per and 11th in double-doubles with 16. The Centennial High School graduate led the nation in field-goals made with 266, while ranking 11th in total rebounds with 310.
Bailey tallied double-digit points in all 31 games this season, finishing his career with a streak of 43 such games. Bailey crossed the 20-point threshold 21 times with three 30-point outings.
In Lincoln Memorial’s single-season history book, Bailey’s 2013-14 campaign ranks third with 224 defensive boards, sixth with a 61.7 percent mark from the field, seventh with 668 points, seventh with 266 field goals, 10th in rebounds with 310 and 11th in scoring average with 21.5.
In the school’s career history, Bailey’s numbers are even more impressive. He ends his career as the all-time leader in field-goal percentage with a 60.8 percent clip, while ranking second in defensive rebounds with 560, fourth with 627 field goals, fifth with 799 rebounds, sixth with 239 offensive rebounds, seventh with 82 blocks and 10th with 1,522 points.
But the most important number on Bailey’s resume is 106. Vincent wraps up his four-year stay with the Railsplitters as one of the program’s all-time winningest players along with Chance Jones. Bailey and Jones compiled a 106-18 mark since the 2010-11 season, which stands as not only the most wins in school history, but the most in South Atlantic Conference history. The Railsplitters have been ranked in the NABC/Division II national poll for all but two weeks during Bailey’s stay.
The Railsplitters wrapped up the 2013-14 campaign with a heartbreaking 98-86 loss to the Montevallo Falcons in the semifinals of the NCAA Southeast Regional on Sunday.