Athletics News

  • Morris Buzzer Beater Foils Owls Victory
    January 19, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – A three-point jumper with less than a second on the clock robs the Owls men’s basketball team of a victory over Morris College. The W fought hard against the Hornets but fell 81-78 in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
  • The W Defeats Morris College 79-62
    January 19, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Qiyaon Bailey scored 16 points while Tenazhia Hinkson went for this season’s fourth double-double with 16 points and season-high 14 rebounds in the Owls victory over Morris College. Saturday afternoon, The W defeated the Hornets 79-62 on their home court in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium to improve to 13-5 on the season.
  • Men's Basketball Outlasts Selma,86-80
    January 17, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – In a high energy game where there were nine ties and eight lead changes, the Owls men’s basketball team outlasted Selma University to extend its winning streak to three in an 86-80 victory Thursday evening
  • Bailey Leads No. 1 Owls Past Selma, 80-59
    January 17, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Qiayon Bailey scored 17 points and Tenazhia Hinkson added 15 as the number one ranked Owls women’s basketball team defeats Selma University 80-59 inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium Thursday evening.
  • Men's Basketball Looks to Continue Streak Against Selma
    January 16, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W men’s basketball team hopes to continue its winning streak as it hosts Selma University Thursday at 7:30 p.m. inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Owls Look to Bounce Back Against Selma
    January 16, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The No. 1 ranked Owls women’s basketball team looks to bounce back after a devastating overtime loss to Huntingdon College on Tuesday as they take on Selma University on Thursday, Jan. 17.
  • Owls Late Rally Comes Up Short Versus Huntingdon
    January 15, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Tenazhia Hinkson scored a season-high and game-high 31 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and recorded four assists, but the number one ranked Owls women’s basketball lost in overtime, falling 89-83 to Huntingdon College on Tuesday in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Owls Face Tough Home Game Against Huntingdon
    January 14, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Looking to remain on top of the USCAA coach’s poll, the No. 1 Owls women’s basketball team will host Huntingdon College on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. CT inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Men's Basketball Scores Second Victory Against CU - Somerset
    January 13, 2019
    SOMERSET, Ky. – Juniors Tavonta Jones and Tre Pinkston led the Owls men’s basketball team in its second victory over Campbellsville University – Somerset on Saturday afternoon. Jones grabbed 22 points while Pinkston scored 16 in the 91-78 win over the Tigers.
  • Women's Basketball Dominates Game at Wesleyan, 96-31
    January 12, 2019
    MACON, Ga. – The No. 1 ranked Owls women’s basketball team had four players in double figures as The W beat Wesleyan College 96-31 on Saturday afternoon in Porter Gymnasium.
  • Women's Basketball Still Ranked No. 1 in Week 4
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Despite a loss at Belhaven, the Owls women’s basketball team still leads the United States Collegiate Athletic Association in this week’s Coaches Poll. With a 10-4 record, this is the fourth week straight that The W has held the No. 1 ranking in the USCAA.
  • Owls Open Second Half of Season at Home
    January 09, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team will open up the second half of the season at home with a match-up against Campbellsville University – Somerset on Thursday, Jan. 10. The W enters Thursday’s competition 1-12 while the Tigers will be hunting for their first win of the season with a 0-10 record.
  • Owls Drop Game Against Belhaven, 109-79
    December 29, 2018
    JACKSON, Miss. – Keith Harris scored 19 points and Tavonta Jones had 17 points, but the Owls men’s basketball team lost 109-79 on Saturday afternoon to Belhaven University at the Charles R. Rugg Arena.
  • Owls Stumble at Belhaven
    December 29, 2018
    JACKSON, Miss. – Autumn Taylor scored 14 points with three steals, three assists, and three rebounds but the number one ranked Mississippi University for Women’s basketball team lost its fourth game of the season to Belhaven University 65-60 on Saturday in the Charles R. Rugg Arena.
  • Owls Fall 87-78 to Top NAIA Team
    December 18, 2018
    MARSHALL, Tex.  – In the final game before taking a break for the Christmas holiday, the Owls men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought match-up in Alumni Gymnasium as the No. 13 ranked Wiley College Wildcats outlasted The W, 87-78.
  • Owls Unable to Find a Rhythm at SAGU
    December 17, 2018
    WAXAHACHIE, Texas. – The Southwestern Assemblies of God Lions capitalized on a small 3-point halftime lead and held back the Owls in the second to defeat The W 74-53 in Waxahachie, Tex. during the first game of the Owls Texas swing.
  • Owls Athletics Mourns the Loss of Former Athletic Director Dr. Jo Spearman
    December 17, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. - The Owls Athletic Department mourns the loss of Dr. Jo Spearman, former athletic director.
  • Wallace Hits Career-High 35 Points in Huntingdon Loss, 92-78
    December 15, 2018
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Junior guard Rokila Wallace dropped a career-high 35 points in the Roland Arena against Huntingdon College on Saturday, Dec. 15.  The Columbus, Miss. native went 9-for-19 from the field, 4-for-7 in 3-point territory, and 13-18 at the line for the game-high while collecting a game-high of five steals with five boards and one assists. 
  • Owls Overcame Tough Competition in 74-68 Victory Over Philander Smith
    December 13, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W women’s basketball team faced tough competition against Philander Smith College on Thursday, Dec. 13. The Owls put up their best offensive effort and communicated well defensively to outlast the Panthers 74-68 and improve to 10-2 on the season.
  • Women's Basketball Still Tops USCAA Coaches Poll
    December 12, 2018
    NORFOLK, Va. - The Owls women's basketball team still holds down the number one spot in the coaches poll for the third week in a row. The W men's basketball team also received votes in this week's poll. 
  • Williams Shoots for 20 in 77-74 Loss at Blue Mountain
    December 11, 2018
    BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Freshman guard Quin Williams led the Owls for the first time this season with a season-high of 20 points against the Toppers. The Columbus, Miss. native shot 9-for-10 from the field, 1-for-1 in 3-point range, and 1-for-4 at the free-throw line to trail the game high by two points. New to the Owls starting line, Williams also contributed five boards and five steals in the effort.
  • Bailey Scores Season High 26 Points at Blue Mountain
    December 11, 2018
    BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – The Owls women’s basketball team goes 2-0 against the Toppers defeating Blue Mountain College for the second time this season, 76-67 on the road. Seeing improvement from last night’s game against Berry College, The W improves to 9-2 on the season and maintains its number one position in the United States Athletic Association Coaches Poll.
  • Autumn Taylor Leads the Owls in 69-64 Victory Over Berry
    December 10, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – After trailing the Vikings most of Monday’s game, the Owls rallied in the third and fourth quarters to defeat Berry College 69-64. The W squeezes out the win to improve to 8-2 on the season and maintain its number one ranking the United States Athletic Association standings. 
  • Sluggish Second Half Cost Owls in Game Against SUNO
    December 08, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – A sluggish second half cost the Owls in their match-up against Southern University – New Orleans. The W played hard but was unable to keep the momentum going to fall 70-50 to Knights Tuesday night.
  • Jones Leads Owls with 16 Points and 16 Rebounds in Wesleyan Victory, 84-43
    December 08, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – With 16 points and 16 rebounds, junior forward Keyahna Jones had an explosive game to lead the Owls in their victory over Wesleyan College. The W dominated the Wolves 84-43 to improve to 7-2 on the season.
  • Men's Basketball Struggles at Bethel, 107-60
    December 06, 2018
    MCKENZIE, Tenn. - After almost two weeks off from competition, the Owls men's basketball team returned to the court Thursday night against Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn. The W struggled offensively versus the Wildcats and was unable to pull ahead to fall 107-60
  • Women's Basketball Ranked No. 1 Second Week in a Row
    December 06, 2018
    NORFOLK, Va. - With recent victory over USCAA sister-institution Judson College, the Owls women's basketball team holds its number one ranking in week two of the USCAA Coaches Poll.
  • Bethel Returns to the Court Against Bethel
    December 05, 2018
    Owls Communication sits down with The W men's basketball coach Brian Merkel to discuss the upcoming game against Bethel University. The Owls will take on the Wildcats on Thursday, Dec. 6. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay #WHoops Follow the game live:
  • DJ Clark Named Renasant Athlete of the Month
    December 05, 2018
    The W Athletic Department has named DJ Clark as December’s Renasant Athlete of the Month. The senior forward averages 12.3 points per game and 9.6 rebounds. Because of his effort, the Indianola, MS native was named USCAA Player of the Week during the second week of play.
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