2019-20 Owls Men's Basketball News

  • Owls Rank 15th in Final 2020 USCAA Director's Cup Standings
    April 01, 2020
    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.
  • Gonsalves Named to USCAA All-Academic Team
    March 23, 2020
    Sophomore guard Josh Gonsalves was named to the 2020 USCAA Men's Basketball Division I All-Academic Team. Gonsalves, a kinesiology major, holds a 3.51 GPA. #GoOwls #WinEveryDay
  • Harris Receives USCAA All-American Honorable Mention
    March 23, 2020
    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
  • Men's Basketball Ends Season with 71-70 Victory Over Oakwood
    February 20, 2020
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Ranked 9th, Women's Basketball Ranked 12th
    February 13, 2020
    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. 
  • Men's Basketball Falls at Lyon College, 77-55
    February 04, 2020
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Stalls at Champion Christian, 88-83
    February 01, 2020
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Moves to 10th Place in USCAA Coaches Poll, Women's Basketball 13th
    January 30, 2020
    NORFOLK, Va. – The Owls men’s basketball team moves up to 10th place in Week 8 of the USCAA Coaches Poll as the women’s basketball team moves to 13.
  • Men's Basketball Slides By Pensacola Christian, 79-69
    January 28, 2020
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Winning Streak Ends at Oakwood
    January 25, 2020
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -  The Owls men’s basketball team’s six-game winning streak came to an end Saturday night with a 73-54 loss at Oakwood University inside Ashby Auditorium.
  • Zeradjanin Leads Owls Past Champion Christian, 85-74
    January 23, 2020
    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.
  • Jones Scores Career-High 32 Points in 99-86 Victory Over Campbellsville
    January 18, 2020
    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.
  • Owls Head to Campbellsville-Somerset for Road Competition
    January 17, 2020
    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.
  • Fall 2019 Athletic Director's List
    January 10, 2020
    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.  
  • Owls Extend Winning-Streak in 64-54 Victory Over Pensacola Christian
    January 10, 2020
    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 to Host Pensacola Christian
    January 09, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The No. 14 Owls men’s basketball team will conclude its five-game home stretch Friday when it hosts Pensacola Christian College at 7 p.m. CT inside Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Owls Men's and Women's Basketball Rank 14th in USCAA Coaches Poll
    January 09, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W basketball programs are both ranked 14th in the fifth week of the USCAA Coaches Poll. 
  • Men's Basketball Pushes Pass Rhodes, 70-62
    January 07, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team improves to 5-10 on the season after defeating Rhodes College, 70-62, Tuesday night inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Harris Named Renasant Athlete of the Month
    January 06, 2020
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Outpaces SUNO, 73-62
    January 04, 2020
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Defeats Lyon College in Last Game of 2019, 66-61
    December 30, 2019
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Close 2019 Against Lyon College
    December 29, 2019
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Upended by Blue Mountain, 74-61
    December 19, 2019
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Stumbles at SUNO
    December 14, 2019
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Readies for Match-up at SUNO
    December 13, 2019
    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.
  • Voorhees Outlast Men's Basketball, 74-67
    December 10, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Quin Williams and Keith Harris put up 13 points each against Voorhees College, but the 14-ranked W men’s basketball team lost 74-67 on Tuesday inside of Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium.
  • Men's Basketball Welcomes Voorhees on Tuesday
    December 09, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Miss – Three days after hosting Talladega College, the Owls men’s basketball team returns to its home court to faceoff against Voorhees College on Tuesday.
  • Harris Scores Career-High 33 Points Against Talladega
    December 07, 2019
    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.
  • Men's Basketball Returns Home Against Talladega
    December 06, 2019
    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.
  • Owls Men's Basketball Ranked 14th in USCAA Coaches Poll
    December 05, 2019
    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.
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