COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men’s basketball team could not get the offense going in its miss against Tougaloo College on Tuesday night. The W saw just 48 points in the 74-48 loss to fall to 1-6 on the season.
JACKSON, Miss. – Junior forward Ill’yan Scott led The W with 20 points off the bench in the Owls 66-64 overtime victory over Howard Payne University. This victory is the first in program history and The W men’s basketball team improves to 1-5 on the season.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Junior forward Ill’yan Scott, Jr. scored a game high of 21 points in the Owls season opener versus Blue Mountain College on Monday, Nov. 12. Despite the effort The W was unable to capture the victory, falling 81-74.
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.
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.