Tuskegee’s Kusamae Draper named to Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off All-Tournament Team

Courtesy of Tuskegee Athletics TUSKEGEE, Ala. __Kusamae Draper of the Tuskegee men’s basketball team was named to the Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off All-Tournament Team, announced over the weekend by the tournament media relations staff. The sophomore claimed the honor after his performances in the two games played inside of the Mohegan Sun Arena against Winston-Salem State and Cheyney. He averaged 17.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the two-game event over the weekend, helping Tuskegee go 1-1. The forward from Conyers, Ga., shot 44.0 percent (11-of-25) from the field and 85.7…

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Tuskegee hires Chiante Wester as new women’s basketball coach

Courtesy of Tuskegee Athletics Chiante Wester has been named the new head coach of the women’s basketball program at Tuskegee University, Director of Athletics Reginald Ruffin announced on Wednesday. “The goal of this department is to always continue to build on the standard that has been set,” Ruffin stated. “In the hiring of Coach Wester, we believe that Tuskegee women’s basketball will again have a coach that can carry the recent momentum along with maintain the duty to educate, dominate, and graduate our student-athletes.” Wester comes to lead the Golden Tiger…

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Three Tuskegee players to take part in HBCU All-Star Classic in Harlem

Courtesy of Tuskegee Athletics TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Tuskegee Athletics will be represented I the famed Rucker Park in Harlem, New York this summer as a trio of student-athletes have been selected to participate in the 2023 HBCU All-Star Dream Classic. Second Team All-SIAC guard Devin Booker has been chosen from the Golden Tiger program for the men’s roster, while Ashiala Jackson, the two-time Player of the Year and JuToreyia Willis, the two-time SIAC Defensive Player of the Year, will represent on the women’s side. The basketball event featuring both a men’s…

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Tuskegee completes road trip with two conference games

Courtesy of Tuskegee Athletics TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Tuskegee men’s basketball will look to continue their winning ways with a pair of road Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) opponents in Kentucky State on Saturday before taking on Central State on Monday afternoon. The Golden Tigers (11-4, 6-2 SIAC) have played well so far, going 5-2 in non-conference play, while winning their last four games, all against SIAC opponents. The matchups over the next few days will end a four-game road stint to start the calendar year for Tuskegee. Kentucky State is coming in…

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Tuskegee to host a pair of SIAC opponents this week

Courtesy of Tuskegee Athletics TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The Tuskegee women’s basketball program will host both Savannah State and Edward Waters over the weekend in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) action, both inside of the Daniel “Chappie” James Center. The Golden Tigers (7-4, 2-2 SIAC) are coming off a 77-75 overtime loss to Florida A&M on Monday evening, however are undefeated in conference play so far this year. Savannah StateTip: Thursday, December 15 l 5:30 pmLocation: Tuskegee, Ala.Venue: Daniel “Chappie” James ArenaScheduleRosterStatsLast Meeting: Savannah State defeated Tuskegee, 79-73 (February 19, 2022) Edward WatersTip: Saturday, December 17 l 1:00…

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FAMU squeaks by Tuskegee in overtime,77-75

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics 75 TU 77  FAMU Team 1 2 3 4 OT 1 F TU 22  11  17  17  8  75 FAMU 19  20  18  10  10  77 TALLAHASSEE, FL —Ivet Subirats put the Florida A&M women’s basketball team ahead for good with five seconds to go the extra period to give the Rattlers a 77-75 win over the Tuskegee Golden Tigers at home Monday. The Rattlers (2-6) had four players score in double figures, led by Paulla Weekes, who had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Ahriahna Grizzle tacked on…

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Albany State gets 72-67 win over Tuskegee

The Albany State men’s hoops team won their second straight game by defeating Tuskegee72-67 Monday night. The first ten minutes of the contest was a back-and-forth affair that featured 7 lead changes and 5 ties.it appeared that Albany State may be beginning to assert control over the game when Terin Wofford’s dunk put the Golden Rams up 18-13 with 9:32 left in the half. Tuskegee outscored Albany State 11-6 over the next 3:14 to tie the game at 24 on Martez Jones’ dunk. The teams swapped the lead twice and…

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Tuskegee lady hoops puts it on Clark Atlanta, 64-41

Courtesy of Tuskegee University Athletics 41 Clark 64  TU Team 1 2 3 4 F Clark 9  11  12  9  41 TU 12  17  17  18  64 TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The Golden Tigers took down Clark Atlanta 64-41 in their Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) opener as well as home opener on Tuesday evening inside Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. Nadia Thorman-Mckey (Evanston, Ill.) scored a game-high 18 points along with grabbing seven rebounds for Tuskegee (2-2, 1-1 SIAC), who scored 21 points off 24 Clark Atlanta turnovers and never trailed in the game. JuToreyia Willis (Chattanooga,…

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Albany State women’s hoops prepare for Golden Tigers Tuesday night

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics After participating in the SIAC/ CIAA Challenge, the Albany State Golden Rams women’s basketball team will host the Tuskegee Golden Tigers at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 15.  The game will be held at the HPER Complex on the ASU East Campus. The Golden Rams enter the game with an overall record of (1-1).  The Golden Rams earned their first win of the season after defeating the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (74-71) in the 2022 SIAC/ CIAA Basketball Challenge Saturday, on November…

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SIAC News: Tuskegee Women’s Basketball getting ready for SIAC/Gulf South Crossover

Courtesy of Tuskegee Athletics TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Head Coach Trelanne Powell and her program will officially open their 2022-23 regular season schedule on Friday, as they compete in the Gulf South-SIAC Crossover over the weekend, held in Cleveland, Miss. The Golden Tigers will battle a pair of non-conference opponents in host school Delta State on Friday evening, followed by a matchup with Mississippi College on Saturday afternoon, both in the Walter Sillers Coliseum. Delta State went 14-13 last season, falling to the top seed Union in the second round of the GSC Basketball Tournament.…

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