2019-20 Tusculum Men's Basketball News

  • Second half rally falls short in 85-80 loss to Bobcats
    November 17, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Lees-McRae opened the game with 16-4 run, but had to hold off a late Tusculum charge as the Bobcats defeated the Pioneers 85-80 Sunday afternoon at the Curry Arena on the Queens University of Charlotte campus.
  • Pioneers fall to Pembroke 81-79 in battle of unbeatens
    November 16, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The UNC Pembroke men’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to edge Tusculum 81-79 Saturday night at Curry Arena in Charlotte.
  • Last second trey by Smith rallies Pioneers in home opener
    November 13, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum senior Dillon Smith missed his first 11 shots of the night, but made the 12th one matter as he buried a deep three-pointer with 10.9 seconds left as the Pioneers rallied from a 14-point deficit to edge visiting Young Harris 74-73 in TU’s home opener.
  • Gibson, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University guard Trenton Gibson and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns this honor for a fourth time this fall.
  • Pioneers open at home Wednesday, travel to Charlotte this weekend for pair
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will face three regional opponents this week beginning with Wednesday’s home opener against Young Harris College. Tip-off time of Wednesday’s opener is 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Arena.
  • Mitchell shines, Pioneers remain undefeated with win over Lakers
    November 09, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- Tusculum’s Brandon Mitchell posted 17 points and seven rebounds while the Pioneers used an 11-0 first half run as TU remained undefeated on the young season with a 78-61 victory over Clayton State to conclude the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge. The two-day event was held at Tex Turner Arena at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Gibson triple-double sparks second half rout, Pioneers beat USC Aiken 93-63
    November 08, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team used a 27-2 run to open the second half and Trenton Gibson’s first career triple-double as the Pioneers defeated USC Aiken 93-63 Friday night at Tex Turner Arena in the opening game of the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge.
  • Pioneers take on USC Aiken, Clayton State this weekend at SAC / PBC Challenge
    November 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Year two of the Coach J.T. Burton era begins this weekend as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team opens the 2019-2020 campaign.
  • Pioneers open 2019-20 season this weekend
    November 05, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team opens the 2019-2020 schedule this weekend as the Pioneers begin a 30-game stretch including eight contests against teams which advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament.
  • Pioneers picked sixth in SAC men's basketball poll, Gibson earns preseason honors
    October 30, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team is picked to finish sixth in the South Atlantic Conference with the announcement of the 2019-2020 SAC Coaches’ Poll. TU sophomore guard Trenton Gibson was also named to the Preseason All-SAC second team which was released on Wednesday.
  • 81 Pioneers earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
    August 26, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio --- Tusculum University had 81 student-athletes named recipients of the 2018-2019 Division 2 Athletics Director Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award.
  • Former Pioneer to play professional basketball in Europe
    July 18, 2019
    GOSTIVAR, North Macedonia --- Former Tusculum University men’s basketball student-athlete Donovan Donaldson has signed a professional contract to play for KK Gostivar in the Macedonian Top Division League.