2019-20 Tusculum Men's Basketball News

  • 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.
  • Pioneers remain 10th in D2SIDA Men's Basketball Region Poll
    November 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Tusculum remained 10th in this week’s D2SIDA / NCAA Division II Southeast Region men’s basketball rankings.
  • Pioneers open league season at home this week against SAC Championship finalists
    November 24, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will open their South Atlantic Conference season this week with a pair of home match-ups against the two teams that appeared in the SAC Championship game a year ago.
  • Pioneers win 60-57 overtime nail-biter at North Georgia
    November 23, 2019
    DAHLONEGA, Ga. --- Freshman Joshua Scott connected on the go-ahead three-pointer and senior Cam King made two critical free throws with 22 seconds left in overtime as the Tusculum men’s basketball team defeated host North Georgia Saturday night at the UNG Convocation Center.
  • Pioneers travel to North Georgia for final SAC tune-up
    November 21, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum Pioneers will play its first true road game of the 2019-20 campaign as Coach JT Burton’s squad heads to Dahlonega, Georgia to face off against the North Georgia Nighthawks at the UNG Convocation Center. Tip-off time is 6 p.m. (ET).
  • Schedule changes announced for upcoming TU men's basketball games
    November 19, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team has announced three changes to its upcoming schedule.
  • Mitchell, Thornton named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 18, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University forward Brandon Mitchell and middle blocker Tatum Thornton have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Thornton earns this honor for a second time this year.
  • Tusculum ranked 10th in D2SIDA Men's Basketball Region Poll
    November 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team is ranked 10th in this week’s D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll.
  • Second half rally falls short in 85-80 loss to Bobcats
    November 17, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Lees-McRae opened the game with 16-4 run, but had to hold off a late Tusculum charge as the Bobcats defeated the Pioneers 85-80 Sunday afternoon at the Curry Arena on the Queens University of Charlotte campus.
  • Pioneers fall to Pembroke 81-79 in battle of unbeatens
    November 16, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The UNC Pembroke men’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to edge Tusculum 81-79 Saturday night at Curry Arena in Charlotte.
  • Last second trey by Smith rallies Pioneers in home opener
    November 13, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum senior Dillon Smith missed his first 11 shots of the night, but made the 12th one matter as he buried a deep three-pointer with 10.9 seconds left as the Pioneers rallied from a 14-point deficit to edge visiting Young Harris 74-73 in TU’s home opener.
  • Gibson, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University guard Trenton Gibson and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns this honor for a fourth time this fall.
  • Pioneers open at home Wednesday, travel to Charlotte this weekend for pair
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will face three regional opponents this week beginning with Wednesday’s home opener against Young Harris College. Tip-off time of Wednesday’s opener is 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Arena.
  • Mitchell shines, Pioneers remain undefeated with win over Lakers
    November 09, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- Tusculum’s Brandon Mitchell posted 17 points and seven rebounds while the Pioneers used an 11-0 first half run as TU remained undefeated on the young season with a 78-61 victory over Clayton State to conclude the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge. The two-day event was held at Tex Turner Arena at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Gibson triple-double sparks second half rout, Pioneers beat USC Aiken 93-63
    November 08, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team used a 27-2 run to open the second half and Trenton Gibson’s first career triple-double as the Pioneers defeated USC Aiken 93-63 Friday night at Tex Turner Arena in the opening game of the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge.
  • Pioneers take on USC Aiken, Clayton State this weekend at SAC / PBC Challenge
    November 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Year two of the Coach J.T. Burton era begins this weekend as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team opens the 2019-2020 campaign.
  • Pioneers open 2019-20 season this weekend
    November 05, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team opens the 2019-2020 schedule this weekend as the Pioneers begin a 30-game stretch including eight contests against teams which advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament.
  • Pioneers picked sixth in SAC men's basketball poll, Gibson earns preseason honors
    October 30, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team is picked to finish sixth in the South Atlantic Conference with the announcement of the 2019-2020 SAC Coaches’ Poll. TU sophomore guard Trenton Gibson was also named to the Preseason All-SAC second team which was released on Wednesday.
  • 81 Pioneers earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
    August 26, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio --- Tusculum University had 81 student-athletes named recipients of the 2018-2019 Division 2 Athletics Director Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award.
  • Former Pioneer to play professional basketball in Europe
    July 18, 2019
    GOSTIVAR, North Macedonia --- Former Tusculum University men’s basketball student-athlete Donovan Donaldson has signed a professional contract to play for KK Gostivar in the Macedonian Top Division League.