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Owls Fall 86-83 to University of Dallas

Men's Basketball

JACKSON, Miss. – DJ Clark led the Owls in their match-up against the University of Dallas on Saturday, Nov. 24. The senior forward scored 22 points to tie the game-high and brought down 15 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Despite the effort, the Owls were unable to stop Crusaders from scoring to fall 86-83 in their first game of the Millsaps Thanksgiving Classic.

MUW Toy Drive Dec. 8

Men's Basketball

Come out and support The W toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 8. Instead of paying admission, bring an unwrapped toy for entry. The Owls men's basketball team will take on Southern University - New Orleans at 6 p.m. #WinEveryDay #GoOwls

Buzzer Beater Robs Owls of Victory at Southern - New Orleans, 72-70

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – A buzzer beater layup by Southern University – New Orleans takes a late victory out of the grasp of the Owls men’s basketball team. After battling back to tie the game, The W fell 72-70 in the Health and Physical Education Building, also known as The Castle, on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Owls drop to 0-4 on the season.

Owls Drop Hard Fought Game Against Wiley College, 73-59

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COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team played hard ball against NAIA opponent Wiley College on Sunday, Nov. 14. The W made several improvements like increasing its 3-point percentage and its field goal percentage but it was not enough to take down the Red River Conference No. 2 ranked Wildcats. The Owls fell 73-59 in Emma ‘Ody’ Pohl Gymnasium in Sunday’s competition.

Wright Hits Game High 17 Points in Talladega Loss, 86-68

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COLUMBUS, Miss. – In a thrilling high energy game against Talladega College, sophomore guard Shon Wright led the Owls men’s basketball team with a game high of 17 points. In the midweek match-up, the Shaw, Miss. native hit 5 of 12 from the field with three 3-pointers while picking up all four of his foul shots.

Tougaloo Holds Off Owls in Exhibition Play, 94-65

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COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team fell short in its first outing during its inaugural season on the court. The W took on Tougaloo College in an exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 3 but struggled to make the grade against the NAIA opponent to fall 94-65 in its first offering.

Merkel to Head Owls Men's Basketball Program

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COLUMBUS, Miss. - Athletic Director Jason Trufant and the Owls Athletic Department has named Brian Merkel as the first head coach of the Owls men’s basketball program.

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Schedule
Dec 17
Men's Basketball 5:00 PM
at Southwestern Assemblies of God
Dec 18
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Wiley College
Dec 29
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at Belhaven
Jan 10
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
Campbellsville University Somerset
Jan 13
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Campbellsville University Somerset
Results
Dec 11
Men's Basketball Final
at Blue Mountain College
L, 77-74
Dec 08
Men's Basketball Final
Southern Univ. of New Orleans
L, 70-50
Dec 06
Men's Basketball Final
at Bethel University
L, 107-60
Nov 27
Men's Basketball Final
Tougaloo College
L, 74-48
Faculty/Staff Appreciation
Nov 25
Men's Basketball Final - OT
at Howard Payne
W, 66-64
Millsaps Thanksgiving Classic

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Athlete of the Month

DJ Clark Men's Basketball The W Athletic Department has named DJ Clark as December’s Renasant Athlete of the Month. The senior forward averages 12.3 points per game and 9.6 rebounds. Because of his effort, the Indianola, MS native was named USCAA Player of the Week during the second week of play. DJ is a kinesiology major with a 3.4 GPA and spends his time off the court and out of the classroom as a student worker for campus intramural sports.