Howard holds first basketball practice of the 2020-21 season

From Howard University Athletic Media Relations : WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Howard University men’s basketball team officially kicked off the 2020-21 season on Wednesday afternoon in Burr Gymnasium. The practice was the first of the preseason in advance of their season opener at the end of November.  “Collectively, our guys had a sense of urgency in the way they practiced, our guys played hard and competed.” head coach Kenneth Blakeney said.  The Bison welcomes 10 new players, headlined by five-star recruit Makur Maker. Maker shocked the basketball world on July 3 when…

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Pillow Names Nayreau and Powell as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaches

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University new head women’s basketball coach Shalon Pillow announced on Wednesday the appointments of Jaye Nayreau and Jalen Powell as FAMU assistant women’s basketball coaches. “Jaye is a veteran coach with experience on all levels. He has a great basketball mind and is a proven recruiter,” Pillow said. “Jalen is an up-and-coming coach who has a deep passion for the game and thrives in skill development,” Nayreau comes to FAMU after spending the past season as the assistant coach of the Trinity Valley Community College…

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Florida A&M Basketball signs Johnny Brown

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Robert McCullum announced the signing of Johnny Brown on Tuesday. Brown, who played one season at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Fla., graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. He will enter FAMU as a sophomore and with three years of eligibility remaining. Last season at Florida State College, Brown averaged 12.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and made 54 3-pointers. He shot 47.4 percent from the floor, 43.5 percent from behind the three-point line and…

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MEAC calls off athletic competitions

In the fallout of the coronavirus outbreaks, the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference has also decided to suspend all athletic competition for the time being. Below is a release from the MEAC: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the suspension of the remainder of its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, which is being held at the Norfolk Scope Arena. Additionally, all spring sports competitions are being suspended through the end of the Spring 2020 semester and next week’s Women’s Bowling Championship will also be suspended. According to Dr. Wayne Frederick,…

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SCSU comes up short against FAMU 62-56

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Four players scored in double figures as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team held off a late charge by South Carolina State in a 61-56 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) victory on Monday night at the Al Lawson Center. FAMU (12-14 overall, 10-5 MEAC), which completed its first undefeated season at home since 1988-89, led 28-22 at the half, but surrendered the lead early in the second half before grabbing the lead for good. South Carolina State nearly rallied from a nine-point deficit late, but…

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FAMU women’s hoops falls to Delaware State 61-53

From Florida A&M Sports Information : DOVER, Del. | The Florida A&M University women’s basketball team pushed Delaware State to the limit Saturday afternoon, but eventually fell to the Hornets, 61-53, in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play at Memorial Hall Gym. Saturday’s setback was the seventh straight loss for Florida A&M (4-19, 2-10 MEAC), while Delaware State improved to 11-12 overall and 7-3 in the MEAC. THE LEADING LADIES Shalaunda Burney-Robinson turned in her seventh double-double of the season, pulling down a career high 21 rebounds to go with her game-high 26…

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Howard women’s hoops beats down Florida A&M 82-56

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Jasmine Ballew poured in a game-high 17 points, while Shalaunda Burney-Robinson grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball dropped a home tilt to Howard, 82-56, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoonat the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (4-17 overall, 2-8 MEAC) trailed, 10-8, after the first period and were outscored, 21-11 in the second quarter as Howard took a 31-19 advantage into the break. The Bison (14-9, 6-4) pushed the advantage…

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Florida A&M defeats Howard 82-78

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Evins Desir matched his career high with 18 points as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball overcame a sluggish performance to force overtime and defeat Howard, 82-78, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday at the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (8-13 overall, 6-4 MEAC), which matched its longest win streak of the season and will remained perfect at home, trailed 34-30 at the half and by as many as six points early in the second half. The Rattlers forced overtime…

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Florida A&M hangs on to beat Howard 87-83

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rod Melton, Jr. tied a career-high 27 points, including going 10-of-13 from the free-throw line, as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team held off Howard, 87-83, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium.  Florida A&M (6-12 overall, 4-3 MEAC), which matched its season-long win streak with the victory over Howard, led by as many as 18 and watched it disappear in the second half. The Rattlers led 45-27 late in the first half, but the Bison (2-19, 0-6)…

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FAMU women’s hoops goes down to Howard 72-58

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Alaina Rice scored a team-high 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball team fell on the road to Howard, 72-58, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium. Rice finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals as she was 4-for-8 from behind the 3-point line. Kailya Jackson added nine points and four rebounds, while Corey Staples registered seven points, four boards, two steals and one assist. Kayla Massop led the…

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