SIAC Basketball Week 2 Honorees

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, Ga. (November 26, 2019) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its Men and Women Basketball Players of the Week. For women, Shanassia White (Benedict) was named Player of the Week, while teammate, Wykira Johnson-Kelly (Benedict) earned Newcomer of the Week for the second time. For men, Jordan Little (Kentucky State) was named Player of the Week, while Darweshi Hunter (Central State) earned Newcomer of the Week for the second consecutive week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Women’s Basketball PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Shanassia White, BenedictForward  |  Junior  |  St. Mathews, S.C. In Benedict’s only game last week, White had a double-double with 16…

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Benedict defeats Limestone College 81-70

from Benedict College Athletics: COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Tigers defeated Limestone College 81-70 on Saturday afternoon. Benedict improves to 3-3 on the season, while Limestone College falls to 1-6. Tajh Green led the Tigers with 18 points and seven rebounds. Deon Joyner added 13 points and seven rebounds in only 17 minutes of play, while Joseph Staton contributed with 12 points and five assists. Benedict got off to a strong start, taking an 8-0 lead after four minutes into the first half. Limestone would go on a 12-6…

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Spring Hill edges Albany State 69-66

Courtesy of Spring Hill Athletics: ALBANY, Ga. – The Spring Hill College (SHC) women’s basketball opened the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) portion of their season with a 69-66 victory over the Albany State University (ASU) Golden Rams in The Arena at West Campus on Saturday afternoon. SHC used outside shooting to take a quick 6-1 lead over the Golden Rams (0-4, 0-1 SIAC East) and switched to an inside game to maintain a 21-18 advantage at the end of the 1st period. ASU rallied to take a 34-33 lead into the locker…

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Miles defeats Oakwood 65-50

Courtesy of Miles College Athletics : On the night that players from the Miles’ 2018-19 men’s basketball team received their rings for winning the SIAC title, the current band of Golden Bears showed why they could very well do it again this season. Miles opened a 15-point lead in the first half, watched as it nearly all went away early in the second half, then turned the screws on the defensive end to post a 65-50 win over Oakwood Monday night at Knox-Windham Gymnasium. Avery Brown scored a game-high 15…

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Morehouse Men’s Basketball ranked no.25 in NABC Preseason Poll

Courtesy Morehouse Athletics : ATLANTA, Ga. – The Morehouse College basketball team will enter the 2019-20 season ranked as the No. 25 team in the country in the preseason poll release by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday. The Maroon Tigers finished the 2018-19 campaign with a 20-5 overall record and won the SIAC’s regular season title for the second consecutive year. Last season, MHC also earned the highest ranking in school history at No. 3 after starting the season 13-1. Morehouse returns last seasons Newcomer of the…

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Morehouse releases 2019-20 Basketball schedule

From Morehouse Athletics: 2019-20 SCHEDULE ATLANTA, Ga. – Fall is approaching, which means that basketball fans are in luck. The Morehouse College basketball team has announced its 2019-20 schedule. This year, there will be 15 home games and 12 away. The schedule is highlighted by a trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina as the Maroon Tigers compete in the SIAC-CIAA challenge on November 15-16 against Shaw University and Winston-Salem State University. The Maroon and White tip-off the season with an away exhibition contest against the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Nov. 1. MHC…

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Albany State announces Men’s Basketball 2019-20 schedule

From asugoldenrams.com : ALBANY, Ga. (September 12, 2019) – Albany State University head men’s basketball coach Patrick Gayle announces the 2019-20 schedule. The 28-game schedule includes 14 home games, and 14 road contests. The Albany State University Golden Rams will tip-off their 2019 season on the road at Valdosta State University on November 9-10th at the SIAC-Gulf South Challenge. The Golden Rams will return for its home season opener against Valdosta State University (Nov. 14) and Columbus State University (Nov. 15). ASU will then travel to Americus, GA, to play Georgia Southwestern State (November…

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Albany State Women’s Basketball 2019-20 schedule released

From asugoldenrams.com: ALBANY, Ga. (September 13, 2019) – The Albany State University women’s basketball team releases its 2019-20 schedule, a slate that includes 11 home games and 13 road contests. The Golden Rams finished last season with a 9-19 overall record. Albany State University will tip-off their 2019-20 season with the Regional Challenge hosted by Valdosta State University on November 8-9. Following that the Golden Rams will compete in the SIAC-Peach Belt Challenge from November 15-16th.  The Golden Rams will then have a two-game home stand against Georgia College (November 20)…

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NBPA Foundation provided scholarship grants to SIAC Athete-Students

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, GA– The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation has pledged a significant financial grant to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) to provide scholarship resources to SIAC member-institution basketball student-athletes to facilitate a path to graduation objectives. This program, in addition to a similar initiative at Norfolk State University, is part of an NBPA pilot project to support student-athletes at colleges and universities around the country. “We are extremely grateful to NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and Sherrie Deans, who leads the NBPA foundation for their financial commitment to SIAC…

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Kentucky State’s David Jelks signs with Argentinian pro basketball team

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics : Former Kentucky State University men’s basketball player David Jelks is headed to Argentina. Jelks (Conyers, GA) becomes the third Thorobred in the Jamaal Jackson era to sign a professional basketball contract. He signed with Tomas de Rocamore of LaLiga Argentina, and is currently the only American on the roster.  They finished 11th in the South Division a season ago. He joins Julius Barton and Toussaint Rose as the other two professional basketball players under Jackson. “I remembered all the hard work I have put in through…

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