2019-20 Tusculum Men's Basketball News

  • Pioneers use defense, first half run to down Wingate 75-53
    January 18, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team opened the game with a 26-8 run and led wire-to-wire as the Pioneers defeated Wingate University 75-53 Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Second-half rally not enough as Pioneers fall 72-68 at Carson-Newman
    January 15, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- Tripp Davis scored a game-high 24 points and Carson-Newman University shot nearly 52 percent from the field in a 72-68 win over Tusculum University in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action at Holt Fieldhouse Wednesday night.
  • Tusculum faces Carson-Newman, Wingate in SAC hoops this week
    January 13, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will be looking to get back to its winning ways when the Black & Orange faces two important South Atlantic Conference tests this week.
  • Tale of two halves as Pioneers fall 67-58 at Coker
    January 11, 2020
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- The Coker University men’s basketball team out-scored Tusculum University 37-14 in the second half including 27-8 in the final 12:35 as the Cobras rallied to a 67-58 South Atlantic Conference victory Saturday afternoon at the DeLoach Center.
  • School-record 352 named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll
    January 09, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- A school record 352 student-athletes have been named to the 2019 Tusculum University Athletic Director’s Fall Honor Roll announced Doug Jones, vice president of athletics and university initiatives.
  • Mars Hill wins at the buzzer, 67-66 as Tusculum rally comes up empty
    January 08, 2020
    MARS HILL, N.C. --- Mars Hill’s Ja’Shawn Brooks hit the game-winning three-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to give the Lions a 67-66 win over visiting Tusculum Wednesday night at Stanford Arena.
  • Tusculum basketball teams boast fifth-best combined record in Tennessee
    January 07, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s and women’s basketball teams have the fifth-best combined won-loss percentage of all colleges and universities in the State of Tennessee.
  • Mitchell, Williams named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    January 06, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball student-athletes Brandon Mitchell and Jasmine Williams have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Gibson earns his second Athlete of the Week honor this season. Mitchell earns his second Zaxby’s Athlete of the Week Award while Williams garners her inaugural honor this season.
  • Pioneers climb two spots to sixth in D2SIDA Region Poll
    January 06, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team climbed up two spots and are listed sixth in this week’s D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll. The Pioneers (10-4, 5-1 South Atlantic Conference) are riding a four-game winning streak and are tied for second place in the SAC standings.
  • Pioneers take winning streak on the road for two SAC games this week
    January 06, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team takes its four-game winning streak on the road this week for a pair of South Atlantic Conference contests at Mars Hill University (Wed. – 7:30 p.m.) and Coker University (Sat. – 2 p.m.).
  • Mitchell shines, Pioneers win fourth straight in 70-54 victory over Anderson
    January 04, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University junior Brandon Mitchell recorded career-highs 17 rebounds and six blocked shots to go along with his game-high 18 points as the Pioneers led wire-to-wire in a 70-54 South Atlantic Conference win over Anderson University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Jenkins, Wilson named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month
    January 02, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball standouts Tariq Jenkins and Sydney Wilson have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for December.
  • TU carries winning streak into Saturday clash with Anderson
    January 02, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will carry a three-game winning streak into Saturday’s South Atlantic Conference match-up against Anderson University. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. from Pioneer Arena.
  • Jenkins, Johnson named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    December 22, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball student-athletes Tariq Jenkins and Kasey Johnson have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Gibson earns his second Athlete of the Week honor this season. Jenkins earns his third Zaxby’s Athlete of the Week Award while Johnson garners her inaugural honor this season.
  • Pioneers rally again, upset #20/21 Queens 67-61
    December 21, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Tariq Jenkins scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as Tusculum University overcame a double-digit deficit for the second straight game and defeated 20th-ranked Queens University of Charlotte 67-61 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Levine Center.
  • 13-3 run sparks Tusculum rally over UVa-Wise
    December 18, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum rallied from a 10-point second half deficit and closed out the game with 13-3 run in the final 3:40 as the Pioneers defeated league-newcomer UVa-Wise 86-84 Wednesday night in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action from Pioneer Arena.
  • Pioneers face UVa-Wise, Queens in SAC contests this week
    December 16, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team returns to South Atlantic Conference play for the remainder of the season, beginning with two league contests this week to close out the pre-holiday schedule for the Black and Orange.
  • Tusculum listed eighth in D2SIDA Region men's basketball poll
    December 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team moved up one spot to eighth in this week’s D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll.
  • Pioneers survive late run, beat Young Harris 73-69
    December 14, 2019
    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. --- Tusculum University nearly let a 20-point second-half lead slip away before holding on for a 73-69 win over Young Harris College Saturday afternoon in non-conference men's basketball at the YHC Basketball Arena.
  • Pioneers suffer first road loss in 87-75 setback at Lees-McRae
    December 12, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Quay Kimble scored a game-high 27 points and Andrew Gardner added 20 markers to lead the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team to an 87-75 non-conference win over visiting Tusculum Thursday night at Williams Gymnasium. The Bobcats (8-2) remain undefeated at home this year (6-0) and complete the season sweep over the Pioneers (6-4).
  • Two early season rematches on tap this week for Tusculum
    December 10, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum men’s basketball team wraps up a three-game road trip with a pair of Southeast Region rematches at Lees-McRae on Thursday (7 p.m.) and Young Harris on Saturday (4 p.m.).
  • Jenkins, Sutton named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    December 09, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball standouts Tariq Jenkins and Maddie Sutton have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Gibson earns his second Athlete of the Week honor this season. Jenkins earns his second Zaxby’s Athlete of the Week Award while Sutton earns her inaugural honor this season.
  • Pioneers move up to ninth in D2SIDA Region Poll
    December 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team moved up one spot and is ranked ninth in this week’s D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll.
  • Pioneers hold on late for 65-61 win at Newberry
    December 07, 2019
    NEWBERRY, S.C. --- Tariq Jenkins scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half as Tusculum University held on for a 65-61 win over Newberry College in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena.
  • Tusculum travels to Newberry for SAC road test
    December 04, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team begins a three-game road swing as the Pioneers travel to Newberry College on Saturday in TU’s lone action of the week. Tip-off time is schedule for 4 p.m. following the TU/Newberry women’s game from Eleazer Arena on the Newberry, South Carolina campus.
  • Gibson, Long named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    December 02, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University guards Trenton Gibson and Mia Long have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Gibson earns his second Athlete of the Week honor this season.
  • Tusculum listed 10th in D2SIDA Region Poll
    December 02, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- For a third consecutive week, the Tusculum men’s basketball team is listed 10th in the D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll.
  • Tusculum rally falls short in 75-71 home loss to Catawba
    November 30, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Catawba College men’s basketball team converted two turnovers into two baskets in the final 35 seconds as the Catawba Indians fended off a furious rally in a 75-71 South Atlantic Conference win at Tusculum University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Pioneers lead wire-to-wire in 70-58 win over Bears in SAC opener
    November 26, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University’s Trenton Gibson scored a team-high 19 points as the Pioneers led wire-to-wire in a 70-58 home win over Lenoir-Rhyne University Tuesday night in the South Atlantic Conference opener for both teams.
  • Jenkins, Miller named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 25, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University guards Tariq Jenkins and Aliyah Miller have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
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