Men's Basketball

  • Donaldson scores career-high 32, Pioneers win 80-77 in overtime at Wingate
    January 19, 2019
    WINGATE, N.C. --- Tusculum senior Donovan Donaldson poured in a career-high 32 points to lead the Pioneers to an 80-77 overtime win at Wingate Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action at Cuddy Arena.
  • Donaldson has career double-double, Pioneers post defensive gem in 63-49 win over Eagles
    January 16, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Donovan Donaldson recorded his second double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 63-49 South Atlantic Conference win over arch-rival Carson-Newman University Wednesday night before a crowd of 1,352 at Pioneer Arena.
  • Donaldson scores 1000th point in 95-78 win over Coker
    January 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Donovan Donaldson scored a season-high 22 points including the 1,000th point of his collegiate career to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 95-78 South Atlantic Conference victory over Coker College Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Pioneers use strong second half to notch first SAC win of season
    January 09, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Trenton Gibson recorded 15 points and seven rebounds as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team posted a 72-60 South Atlantic Conference victory over cross-mountain rival Mars Hill University Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena.
  • Donaldson, Patterson named Applebee's Student-Athletes of month for December
    January 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball players Donovan Donaldson and Callie Patterson have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for December.
  • Mitchell, Cupidan named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    January 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball standouts Brandon Mitchell and Yolizma Cupidan have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Key second half run sparks Lenoir-Rhyne to 77-74 win over Pioneers
    January 05, 2019
    HICKORY, N.C. --- The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball team recorded 12 three-pointers including four by Deontae Walker in three minutes stretch in the second half to lead the Bears to a 77-74 South Atlantic Conference win over visiting Tusculum Saturday afternoon at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
  • Tusculum to host "Pack the Arena" Night Jan. 16 vs Carson-Newman
    January 04, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum basketball teams will host its annual “Pack the Arena” Night, Wednesday, January 16th when the Pioneers host arch-rival Carson-Newman for a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Pioneer Arena. The women’s game will tip-off at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.
  • School-record 324 named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll
    January 02, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- A school record 324 student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Tusculum Athletic Director’s Fall Honor Roll announced Doug Jones, vice president of athletics and university initiatives.
  • Late Pioneer rally comes up just short in 65-63 loss to Belmont Abbey
    December 29, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University nearly erased an 11-point deficit in the final five minutes, but came up just short as Belmont Abbey College held on for a 65-63 win in non-conference men's basketball action Saturday at Pioneer Arena.
  • Men's Basketball rallies late for 91-87 win at Barton
    December 19, 2018
    WILSON, N.C. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team rallied from a 13-point second half deficit and closed the game with a 20-3 run as the Pioneers edged Barton College 91-87 Wednesday night at Wilson Gymnasium.
  • Donaldson, Patterson named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    December 17, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball guards Donovan Donaldson and Callie Patterson have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Donaldson earns his second Zaxby’s Athlete of the Week honor, while Patterson garners her inaugural mention.
  • No. 19 Queens rallies past Pioneers, 77-62
    December 16, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The 19th-ranked Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team used a 25-4 run to rally to a 77-62 South Atlantic Conference win over host Tusculum University Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Sunday's basketball DH with Newberry postponed
    December 08, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Sunday’s South Atlantic Conference basketball doubleheader between Tusculum University and Newberry College has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.
  • Gibson, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    December 03, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball guard Trenton Gibson and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns her fourth Zaxby’s Athlete of the Week honor, while Gibson garners his inaugural mention.
  • Tusculum rally not enough in 83-79 loss at Catawba
    December 01, 2018
    SALISBURY, N.C. --- Catawba’s Daquan Lilly scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half including four markers in a 10-2 run as the Catawba Indians won their fifth in a row in an 83-79 victory over Tusculum Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Tusculum men's basketball drops SAC opener at Anderson, 69-64
    November 28, 2018
    ANDERSON, S.C. --- Gage Ellis scored a career-high 32 points to lead Anderson University to a 69-64 win over visiting Tusculum University Wednesday night at the Abney Athletic Center in the South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball opener for both teams.
  • Donaldson, Long named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 26, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball guards Donovan Donaldson and Mia Long have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Smith shines, Pioneers beat Lander 84-61 in home opener
    November 24, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Junior Dillon Smith poured in a season-high 20 points off the bench to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to an 84-61 win over Lander University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena in TU’s home opener.
  • Donaldson, Jenkins pace Pioneers to 79-56 win over Flames
    November 19, 2018
    CLEVELAND, Tenn. --- Donovan Donaldson poured in 19 points, while Tariq Jenkins added 18 markers to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 79-56 win over Lee University Monday night at Walker Arena.
  • Hodnett, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 19, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University forward Caleb Hodnett and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns her third Athlete of the Week honor while Hodnett is selected for a first time this year.
  • Late scoring drought costly in 71-68 loss at Lees-McRae
    November 17, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College held Tusculum University scoreless for the final five minutes of a 71-68 victory in non-conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium.
  • Hodnett's career night gives Burton first TU win, 73-62 at Lander
    November 14, 2018
    GREENWOOD, S.C. --- Caleb Hodnett scored a career-high 21 points and matched his career best with 13 rebounds as Tusculum University defeated Lander University 73-62 in men's basketball action Wednesday night at Finis Horne Arena.
  • Jenkins, Donaldson with double-doubles in 77-73 loss to Clayton State
    November 10, 2018
    AIKEN, S.C. --- D'Von Moore hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 37.5 seconds remaining as Clayton State University rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Tusculum University 77-73 in the South Atlantic Conference/Peach Belt Conference Challenge at the Convocation Center Saturday afternoon.
  • Hodnett scores career-high 18 in season-opening loss at USC Aiken
    November 09, 2018
    AIKEN, S.C. --- The USC Aiken men’s basketball opened the game on a 14-0 and led wire-to-wire in an 83-66 win over visiting Tusculum University Friday night in the opening game of the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge. The two-day event is being held at the USCA Convocation Center.
  • Burton era begins, Pioneers open season Friday at USC Aiken
    November 08, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- With three exhibition games behind them, the Tusculum University men’s basketball team tips off the 2018-19 season for real this weekend at the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge in Aiken, South Carolina.
  • Second-half surge boosts Cincinnati to 68-41 exhibition win
    November 01, 2018
    CINCINNATI, Ohio --- The University of Cincinnati broke open a close game in the final 12 minutes and defeated Tusculum University 68-41 in exhibition men's basketball action Thursday night at Fifth Third Arena.
  • Pioneers conclude exhibition slate with Thursday night tilt at Cincinnati
    November 01, 2018
    CINCINNATI, Ohio --- No rest for the weary as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team will play its third NCAA Division I opponent in six days as the Pioneers travel to the Queen City to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena Thursday night.
  • No. 6 Tennessee defeats Tusculum in exhibition action
    October 31, 2018
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --- Reigning SEC Player of the Year Grant Williams scored 15 points as sixth-ranked Tennessee defeated Tusculum 87-49 in an exhibition game Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
  • Pioneers picked 10th in SAC men's basketball poll
    October 31, 2018
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum Pioneers have been picked 10th in the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll announced league officials Wednesday.
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