NORFOLK, Va. – With four Owls teams making their first appearance in the USCAA Fall Championships and both basketball team receiving top 20 rankings in the final USCAA Coaches Poll, The W Athletics was ranked 15th in the final standing for the 2019-20 USCAA Director’s Cup.
Senior guard Keith Harris received an USCAA All-American honorable mention due to his work on the court during the 2019-202 season. The Starkville, MS native averaged 18.5 points per game with 6.1 rebounds. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team took on a fierce adversary in Oakwood University in its final game of the 2019-20 season. After a brief struggle midway through, The W was able to bounce back and defeat the Ambassadors 71-70.
NORFOLK, Va. - The Owls men's and women's basketball programs remain on the USCAA coaches radar and are rising in the USCAA Basketball Coaches Poll. In the tenth week of the poll, The W men's basketball team breaks the top ten, ranking No. 9, while the women's basketball team moves to 12th.
BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Owls men’s basketball run to the USCAA National Basketball Championship Tournament ended last night in a 77-55 loss at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. The W played hard, but a slow start cost them the game inside Becknell Gymnasium.
HOTSPRINGS, Ark. – Senior guard Tre Pinkston led the Owls with a game-high 27 points on the road against Champion Christian College Saturday afternoon. Despite the effort, The W was unable to come back from a slow first half to defeat the Tigers. The Owls fell 88-83 inside Champion Christian Community Center.
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Senior guard Keith Harris led the Owls men’s basketball team to a 79-69 victory at Pensacola Christian College Tuesday evening. With the win, The W improves to 9-11 on the season and bounces back from a loss against Oakwood earlier in the week.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Freshman guard Milos Zeradjanin led his team for the first time this season in a hard-fought 85-74 victory over Champion Christian Thursday afternoon in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium. The Zemun, Serbia native put up a game-high 20 points with 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and one block to propel The W ahead in its eighth win of the season.
SOMERSET, Ky. – The Owls men’s basketball team improves to 7-10 with a 99-86 victory over Campbellsville University – Somerset on Saturday afternoon. Tavonta Jones led The W offense with a career-high 32 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team will compete in its first home game of 2020 when they travel to Somerset, Ky. to face fellow USCAA-institution Campbellsville University – Somerset on Saturday, Jan. 18. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Director of Athletics Jason Trufant and the Owls athletic program would like to take the time to recognize the 111 student-athletes who received a GPA of 3.0 or better during the fall 2019 semester. Because of their academic efforts, the scholars have been named to the Fall 2019 Athletic Director's List. Among those student-athletes recognized, 38 Owls hold at least a 3.5 GPA and 20 finished with a 4.0.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team continues its four-game winning streak with a 64-54 victory over Pensacola Christian College inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium Friday evening. The 6-10 Owls were led by senior guard Tre Pinkston who picked up 18 points in Friday’s competition. He was assisted by Keith Harris and Carlos Wilkerson who picked up 13 and 12 points respectively.
Men’s basketball player Keith Harris has been selected as the first Renasant Bank Athlete of the month in the year 2020. The senior guard from Starkville, Miss. has been a huge asset during the 2019-20 season. A spirited competitor, Harris leads The W in scoring, averaging 20.8 points per game. He also adds 1.2 steals per game, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team outpaced the Knights of Southern University - New Orleans to get its fourth victory of the season. Saturday evening, The W defeated SUNO 73-62 inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W men’s basketball team ended 2019 on a high note with a 66-61 victory over Lyon College Monday evening. The Owls played well in its first game in over a week to improve to 3-10 on the season.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team prepares to close 2019 in a matchup against Lyon College on Monday, Dec. 30. The two teams are set to face off at 6 p.m. CT inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Keith Harris scored 23 points and Carlos Wilkerson had 17 points and 11 rebounds against Blue Mountain College Thursday evening. The Owls grabbed an early lead but struggled to remain on top to fall 74-61 inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Tavonta Jones hit 19 points, Tyler Jackson scored 11, and Tre Pinkston added 10 but it was not enough to defeat Southern University of New Orleans Saturday evening. The Owls fell 61-59 on the road.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team will be back on the road on Saturday, Dec. 14 when they travel to New Orleans, La. to take on the Knights of Southern University of New Orleans at 4 PM CT.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Keith Harris broke his career-high for the second time this season, putting up 33 points against Talladega College Saturday afternoon in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium. Despite the offensive effort, it was not enough to keep the Owls in the game and The W men’s basketball team fell 78-57 versus the Tornadoes.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – After a tough showing at the Millsaps Thanksgiving Classic and week off of competition, the Owls men’s basketball team returns to Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT in a rematch against Talladega College. The Owls took on the Tornadoes on the road in the second weekend of the season to fall 91-53.
NORFOLK, Va. – Following a 2-5 start to the season, The W men’s basketball team made its season debut in the Top 15 rankings. The Owls made its first appearance on the USCAA Basketball Coaches Poll, grabbing the No. 14 spot on Wednesday.