2008-09 Men's Basketball News

  • Nathan Davis Takes Over R-MC Men's Basketball Reins
    April 27, 2009
    Nathan Davis, who is a 1997 graduate of Randolph-Macon and has 11 years of experience coaching at the Division I level, is returning to his alma mater as the Yellow Jackets new Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
  • ODAC Splits Senior All-Star Games
    March 24, 2009
    The ODAC split the ODAC-USA South Senior All-Star Basketball Games last weekend at Hampden-Sydney College, marking the third straight year the teams had each won a contest. The ODAC women evened their record at 2-2 while the ODAC men suffered their first loss in four tries.
  • Guilford Tops F&M for Third Place
    March 21, 2009
    Guilford College had four players in double figures as the Quakers won the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Consolation game, defeating Franklin & Marshall College, 79-67. The Quakers (26-6) wrapped up their best campaign since 1972-73 with a national third place finish.
  • Guilford Topped by Washington U.
    March 20, 2009
    Aaron Thompson scored a game-high 30 points to lead Washington University-St. Louis to a 77-58 win over Guilford College in the first of two NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament semifinal games Friday. The win sends the defending national champion Bears back to the title game. The Quakers await their opponent in the national third place game.
  • ODAC and USA South Senior Games Set
    March 17, 2009
    For the fourth consecutive year, the ODAC and the USA South are bringing a little extra basketball to the region. Hampden-Sydney College will serve as host of the ODAC/USA South Senior All-Star Games.
  • GC Advances to D-III Men’s Hoops Finals
    March 14, 2009
    Guilford College advanced to its first NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Final Four Saturday with a 64-59 overtime win over the University of Texas-Dallas at John Carroll University.
  • Guilford Moves on to Sectionals
    March 08, 2009
    Rhett Bonner (Yadkinville, N.C./North Forsyth) scored 27 points and Clay Henson (Glen Alpine, N.C./Freedom) added 23 to lead Guilford College past Averett University, 91-81, Saturday night in a second-round NCAA Division III Tournament game at Centre College.
  • Virginia Wesleyan Wins Fourth ODAC Title
    March 01, 2009
    Eighth-seeded Washington and Lee battled back from a 16-point first half deficit to pull within one point in the final minute, but could not take the lead as seventh-seeded Virginia Wesleyan pulled out a 66-62 victory in the championship game of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
  • Short, Palombo Head MBB Awards
    February 26, 2009
    R-MC senior Justin Short took home the ODAC Player of the Year award and GC's Tom Palombo was tabbed as the Bob Johnson ODAC Coach of the Year. Randolph forward Derrick Woods-Morrow received ODAC top rookie honors, and WLU senior Ben Heller was selected as the scholar-athlete.
  • ODAC Basketball Tournament Seeds Set
    February 21, 2009
    The pairings for the 2009 ODAC Men and Women's Basketball Tournaments feature of pair of teams with championship pedigree holding down the #1 seeds. Guilford College earns top billing on the men's side for the second straight season and Roanoke College returns to the top of the ODAC women's postseason seedings for the first time since 1997.
  • Randolph-Macon Heads ODAC Men’s Basketball Poll
    October 30, 2008
    Randolph-Macon College collected 10 first place votes and 119 total points to earn the top slot in the 2008 ODAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll. Virginia Wesleyan College picked up one first place nod and notched 110 total tallies for second place and Guilford College sits in third place with 88 total points.
  • Bridgewater Names Burgess Head Men’s Hoops Coach
    September 09, 2008
    Don Burgess, a veteran Division I assistant coach and a native of Harrisonburg, Va., has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Bridgewater College. Curt Kendall, the College’s Director of Athletics, introduced Burgess during a Thursday afternoon press conference at Nininger Hall on the Bridgewater campus.
  • Guilford Appoints Tom Palombo Athletics Director
    September 03, 2008
    Guilford College Vice President for Enrollment and Campus Life Randy Doss '82 announced Tom Palombo will serve as the school's athletic director Tuesday. Palombo, who also serves as the Quakers' head men's basketball coach, assumed the position on an interim basis last September upon Marion Kirby's retirement.
  • ODAC Readies for New Men’s Hoops Season
    ODAC Men’s Basketball welcomes several fresh faces to the league for the 2008-09 season, although some have been seen before. The new campaign kicks off on Thursday, October 30, as the media gets its first insights into the conference at the annual ODAC Men’s Basketball Media Day in the Salem Civic Center.