2018-19 Owls Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Basketball Ends Season with Thrilling Game at Selma
    February 19, 2019
    SELMA, Ala. – Tavonta Jones scored 21 points and grabbed four rebounds but the 15th ranked Owls men’s basketball team came up short, falling 89-88 to Selma University in the Owls final game of the 2019 season
  • Clark Records 10th Double-Double in Champion Christian Victory
    February 12, 2019
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Owls stretched past Champion Christian in a nail-biting road game on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in The Loren Mahoney Gymnasium. In a very intense game, The W went score for score with the Tigers but were able to outlast Champion Christian for a 72-63 road victory.
  • Owls Fall 80-54 at Oakwood
    February 09, 2019
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Owls men’s basketball team traveled to Huntsville, Ala. to take on Oakwood University on Saturday, Feb. 9. The W started the game strong but was unable to finish, falling 80-54 to the Ambassadors.
  • Harris' 23 Points Not Enough in 83-77 Loss Versus Oakwood
    February 04, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Keith Harris scored 23 points but the Owls men’s basketball team came up short, falling 83-77 to Oakwood University Monday night at Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Owls Outlast Morris College, 85-82
    February 02, 2019
    SUMTER, S.C. – After being down by 13 points, the Owls men’s basketball team rallied against Morris College to defeat the Hornets 85-82 Saturday afternoon. With the victory, The W improves to 6-15 on the season.
  • Jones Leads Owls with 24 Points in Loss at Voorhees
    January 31, 2019
    DENMARK, S.C. – Tavonta Jones scored 24 points and Keith Harris added 14, but it was not enough as the Owls men’s basketball team lost to Voorhees College 87-60 on Thursday in its first road game in over two weeks.
  • Owls Drop OT Game Versus Belhaven
    January 26, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls women’s basketball team fell 75-71 in overtime to Belhaven University on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium. The W fought hard but was unable to outlast the Blazers to fall 5-14 on the season.  Tavonta Jones went 7-for-13 from the field and added two points at the free-throw line to lead the Owls in scoring. Owls senior DJ Clark added another double-double to his record with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Other W standouts include Keith Harris with 12 points and Tre Pinkston with 14. 
  • Owls Bounce Back with 83-69 Victory Over Champion Christian
    January 25, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team bounced back from last week’s loss with an 83-69 victory over Champion Christian College on Friday, Jan. 25. The W played hard against the Tigers in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium to improve to 5-13 on the season.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Clark Scores 17 Points in Miss Versus Tougaloo
    November 27, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team could not get the offense going in its miss against Tougaloo College on Tuesday night.  The W saw just 48 points in the 74-48 loss to fall to 1-6 on the season.
  • Scott Leads Men's Basketball with 20 Points in First Victory
    November 25, 2018
    JACKSON, Miss. – Junior forward Ill’yan Scott led The W with 20 points off the bench in the Owls 66-64 overtime victory over Howard Payne University. This victory is the first in program history and The W men’s basketball team improves to 1-5 on the season.
  • Owls Fall 86-83 to University of Dallas
    November 24, 2018
    JACKSON, Miss. – DJ Clark led the Owls in their match-up against the University of Dallas on Saturday, Nov. 24. The senior forward scored 22 points to tie the game-high and brought down 15 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Despite the effort, the Owls were unable to stop Crusaders from scoring to fall 86-83 in their first game of the Millsaps Thanksgiving Classic.
  • MUW Toy Drive Dec. 8
    November 21, 2018
    Come out and support The W toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 8. Instead of paying admission, bring an unwrapped toy for entry. The Owls men's basketball team will take on Southern University - New Orleans at 6 p.m. #WinEveryDay #GoOwls
  • Buzzer Beater Robs Owls of Victory at Southern - New Orleans, 72-70
    November 20, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – A buzzer beater layup by Southern University – New Orleans takes a late victory out of the grasp of the Owls men’s basketball team. After battling back to tie the game, The W fell 72-70 in the Health and Physical Education Building, also known as The Castle, on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Owls drop to 0-4 on the season.
  • Owls Drop Hard Fought Game Against Wiley College, 73-59
    November 18, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team played hard ball against NAIA opponent Wiley College on Sunday, Nov. 14. The W made several improvements like increasing its 3-point percentage and its field goal percentage but it was not enough to take down the Red River Conference No. 2 ranked Wildcats. The Owls fell 73-59 in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium in Sunday’s competition.
  • Wright Hits Game High 17 Points in Talladega Loss, 86-68
    November 14, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – In a thrilling high energy game against Talladega College, sophomore guard Shon Wright led the Owls men’s basketball team with a game high of 17 points. In the midweek match-up, the Shaw, Miss. native hit 5 of 12 from the field with three 3-pointers while picking up all four of his foul shots.
  • Scott Leads Team with 21 Points in Loss to Blue Mountain, 81-74
    November 12, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Junior forward Ill’yan Scott, Jr. scored a game high of 21 points in the Owls season opener versus Blue Mountain College on Monday, Nov. 12. Despite the effort The W was unable to capture the victory, falling 81-74.
  • Tougaloo Holds Off Owls in Exhibition Play, 94-65
    November 03, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team fell short in its first outing during its inaugural season on the court. The W took on Tougaloo College in an exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 3 but struggled to make the grade against the NAIA opponent to fall 94-65 in its first offering.