Men's Basketball

  • School-record 397 named to Athletic Director's Spring Honor Roll
    May 22, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- A school-record 397 student-athletes have been named to the 2020 Tusculum University Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll announced Doug Jones, vice president of athletics and university initiatives.
  • Tusculum student-athletes honored at virtual awards show
    May 15, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Dee Alford and Nicole McMillen were named the 2019-2020 Tusculum University Athletes of the Year during the athletic department’s virtual awards show Friday night. The event, which is held annually at the department’s end of the year athletic banquet, was done virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Tusculum listed in final NCAA men's basketball statistics
    May 05, 2020
    INDIANAPOLIS --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team finished the season listed in five categories in the final 2019-2020 NCAA Division II national statistics.
  • Three sign with Tusculum men's basketball
    April 28, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Three student-athletes have committed to attend Tusculum University and play basketball for the Pioneers announced TU head men’s coach JT Burton. Joining the Tusculum program beginning in the 2020-21 campaign are Ray Tyler, James West IV and Inady Legiste.
  • A message to student-athletes from VP of Athletics Doug Jones
    March 16, 2020
    A message to student-athletes from VP of Athletics Doug Jones
  • Tusculum, SAC statement pertaining to cancellation of all athletic events for remainder of spring season
    March 12, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University and the South Atlantic Conference continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health and medical professionals, as such the SAC Presidents Council has made the decision to cancel all spring athletics competition and practice for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This includes all SAC spring sports championships.
  • Gibson earns SAC Elite 20 Award for men's basketball
    March 09, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University guard Trenton Gibson was honored as the 2020 recipient of the South Atlantic Conference Elite 20 Award for men’s basketball. The award was presented at last weekend’s SAC Championship in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Pioneers fall 67-46 to No. 2 LMU in SAC semifinal, end season at 19-13
    March 07, 2020
    GREENVILLE, S.C. --- Devin Whitfield scored a game-high 18 points, while Courvoisier McCauley tallied 14 points and nine rebounds to lead top-seeded Lincoln Memorial University to a 67-46 victory over No. 4 seed Tusculum University in a semifinal contest of the 2020 Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship. The semifinal and final round is being held at Timmons Arena on the campus of Furman University
  • Pioneers face top-seed Lincoln Memorial in SAC Basketball semifinal
    March 06, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- For the first time in nine seasons the Tusculum University men’s basketball team has advanced to the semifinal round of the Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Championship.
  • 2019-20 Tusculum Men's Basketball Game Notes
    March 06, 2020
    Game notes for the 2019-20 Tusculum Men's Basketball season are provided below in PDF format.
  • Gibson, Scott garner SAC basketball honors
    March 05, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University guard Trenton Gibson was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference team while rookie forward Joshua Scott garnered SAC All-Freshman Team recognition with the release of the league’s men’s basketball awards.
  • Pioneers advance to SAC semifinal with 86-65 win over Anderson in SAC Tournament
    March 04, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum’s Trenton Gibson recorded a game-high 19 points to lead the fourth-seeded Pioneers to an 86-65 victory over No. 5-seed Anderson in a quarterfinal match-up of the 2020 Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena.
  • Smith, McMillen named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for February
    March 04, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University guard Dillon Smith and distance runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for February.
  • Tusculum seeded fourth in SAC Basketball Tournament, host Anderson Wednesday in quarterfinal
    March 01, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- For a second consecutive season, the Tusculum University men’s basketball team will host a quarterfinal round game of the Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Basketball Championship.
  • Pioneers end regular-season with road loss at Wingate
    February 29, 2020
    WINGATE, N.C. --- Jakob Dawkins poured in 27 points as the Wingate University men’s basketball team used a 14-0 run to knock off visiting Tusculum University, 90-77 Saturday afternoon at Cuddy Arena.
  • Pioneers ranked ninth in NCAA region rankings
    February 27, 2020
    INDIANAPOLIS --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team climbed one spot and is listed ninth in the second NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings, through games on Sunday, Feb. 23.
  • TU winning streak snapped in road loss at No. 2 LMU
    February 26, 2020
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- Lincoln Memorial used a 24-4 run spanning the first and second halves as the second-ranked Railsplitters defeated in-state foe Tusculum, 83-67 Wednesday night at Tex Turner Arena in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Pioneers win fourth in a row, TU rallies to 71-59 victory over Coker
    February 22, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Dillon Smith scored 17 points on Senior Day, while Trenton Gibson tallied his fourth double-double of the season as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team rallied to a 71-59 South Atlantic Conference victory over Coker University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Tusculum listed 10th in first NCAA region rankings
    February 20, 2020
    INDIANAPOLIS --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team is ranked 10th in the initial NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings, which were released earlier this week.
  • Gibson, Hodnett named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    February 20, 2020
    AUSTIN, Texas --- Tusculum University student-athletes Trenton Gibson and Caleb Hodnett have been named to the 2019-2020 NCAA Division II Academic All-District 3 Men’s Basketball first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Tusculum wins third straight in 62-52 victory over Eagles
    February 19, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Dillon Smith poured in 22 points including 17 in the second half to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 62-52 South Atlantic Conference win over arch-rival Carson-Newman University Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena.
  • Tusculum closes out home schedule with Eagles, Cobras
    February 18, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will close out the home portion of the 2019-2020 schedule when they host Carson-Newman and Coker this week at Pioneer Arena.
  • Gibson named SAC AstroTurf Men's Basketball Player of the Week
    February 17, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University guard Trenton Gibson has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men's Basketball Player of the Week announced league officials Monday.
  • Pioneers secure key 74-66 road win at Anderson
    February 15, 2020
    ANDERSON, S.C. --- Tariq Jenkins poured in 18 points including a pair of key three-pointers in a second half run to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 74-66 South Atlantic Conference victory at Anderson University Saturday afternoon.
  • Pioneers down Mars Hill 80-66, remain in top half of SAC standings
    February 12, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Trenton Gibson scored in double figures for a seventh straight game to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to an 80-66 South Atlantic Conference victory over Mars Hill University Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena.
  • Pioneers face Mars Hill, Anderson in key SAC match-ups
    February 11, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team takes on Mars Hill University and Anderson University in a pair of key South Atlantic Conference match-ups.
  • Winning streak ends in 87-72 loss to defending SAC champs
    February 08, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Daniel Carr poured in 28 points, while Van Turner, Jr. added 23 to lead the Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team to an 87-72 South Atlantic Conference win at Tusculum University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Smith stays hot, Pioneers down Cavs 78-68 for third straight win
    February 05, 2020
    WISE, Va. --- Dillon Smith scored a career-high 22 points, while Caleb Hodnett and Brandon Mitchell each posted a double-double as the Tusculum Pioneers defeated UVa-Wise 78-68 Wednesday night at the Prior Center in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Mitchell, McMillen named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for January
    February 04, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University forward Brandon Mitchell and distance runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for January.
  • Tusculum takes on UVa-Wise, Queens in SAC clashes this week
    February 03, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will be looking to build upon an undefeated week as the Pioneers travel to UVa-Wise on Wednesday before returning home to host defending South Atlantic Conference champion Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday.
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