Men's Basketball

  • Sunday's basketball DH with Newberry postponed
    December 08, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Sunday’s South Atlantic Conference basketball doubleheader between Tusculum University and Newberry College has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.
  • Gibson, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    December 03, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball guard Trenton Gibson and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns her fourth Zaxby’s Athlete of the Week honor, while Gibson garners his inaugural mention.
  • Tusculum rally not enough in 83-79 loss at Catawba
    December 01, 2018
    SALISBURY, N.C. --- Catawba’s Daquan Lilly scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half including four markers in a 10-2 run as the Catawba Indians won their fifth in a row in an 83-79 victory over Tusculum Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Tusculum men's basketball drops SAC opener at Anderson, 69-64
    November 28, 2018
    ANDERSON, S.C. --- Gage Ellis scored a career-high 32 points to lead Anderson University to a 69-64 win over visiting Tusculum University Wednesday night at the Abney Athletic Center in the South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball opener for both teams.
  • Donaldson, Long named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 26, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball guards Donovan Donaldson and Mia Long have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Smith shines, Pioneers beat Lander 84-61 in home opener
    November 24, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Junior Dillon Smith poured in a season-high 20 points off the bench to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to an 84-61 win over Lander University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena in TU’s home opener.
  • Donaldson, Jenkins pace Pioneers to 79-56 win over Flames
    November 19, 2018
    CLEVELAND, Tenn. --- Donovan Donaldson poured in 19 points, while Tariq Jenkins added 18 markers to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 79-56 win over Lee University Monday night at Walker Arena.
  • Hodnett, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 19, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University forward Caleb Hodnett and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns her third Athlete of the Week honor while Hodnett is selected for a first time this year.
  • Late scoring drought costly in 71-68 loss at Lees-McRae
    November 17, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College held Tusculum University scoreless for the final five minutes of a 71-68 victory in non-conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium.
  • Hodnett's career night gives Burton first TU win, 73-62 at Lander
    November 14, 2018
    GREENWOOD, S.C. --- Caleb Hodnett scored a career-high 21 points and matched his career best with 13 rebounds as Tusculum University defeated Lander University 73-62 in men's basketball action Wednesday night at Finis Horne Arena.
  • Jenkins, Donaldson with double-doubles in 77-73 loss to Clayton State
    November 10, 2018
    AIKEN, S.C. --- D'Von Moore hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 37.5 seconds remaining as Clayton State University rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Tusculum University 77-73 in the South Atlantic Conference/Peach Belt Conference Challenge at the Convocation Center Saturday afternoon.
  • Hodnett scores career-high 18 in season-opening loss at USC Aiken
    November 09, 2018
    AIKEN, S.C. --- The USC Aiken men’s basketball opened the game on a 14-0 and led wire-to-wire in an 83-66 win over visiting Tusculum University Friday night in the opening game of the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge. The two-day event is being held at the USCA Convocation Center.
  • Burton era begins, Pioneers open season Friday at USC Aiken
    November 08, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- With three exhibition games behind them, the Tusculum University men’s basketball team tips off the 2018-19 season for real this weekend at the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge in Aiken, South Carolina.
  • Second-half surge boosts Cincinnati to 68-41 exhibition win
    November 01, 2018
    CINCINNATI, Ohio --- The University of Cincinnati broke open a close game in the final 12 minutes and defeated Tusculum University 68-41 in exhibition men's basketball action Thursday night at Fifth Third Arena.
  • Pioneers conclude exhibition slate with Thursday night tilt at Cincinnati
    November 01, 2018
    CINCINNATI, Ohio --- No rest for the weary as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team will play its third NCAA Division I opponent in six days as the Pioneers travel to the Queen City to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena Thursday night.
  • No. 6 Tennessee defeats Tusculum in exhibition action
    October 31, 2018
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --- Reigning SEC Player of the Year Grant Williams scored 15 points as sixth-ranked Tennessee defeated Tusculum 87-49 in an exhibition game Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
  • Pioneers picked 10th in SAC men's basketball poll
    October 31, 2018
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum Pioneers have been picked 10th in the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll announced league officials Wednesday.
  • Tusculum takes on No. 6 Tennessee in men's basketball exhibition Wednesday
    October 30, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team returns to action Wednesday night as they play its second exhibition game of the preseason as they take on the sixth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off time is 7 p.m.
  • Strong start not enough as men's basketball falls at Arkansas in exhibition
    October 26, 2018
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. --- A strong first half performance by the Tusculum men’s basketball team wasn’t enough as the Arkansas Razorbacks scored 66 second half points en route to a 96-47 exhibition win over the Pioneers in front of 13,376 fans at Bud Walton Arena Friday night.
  • Tusculum begins tough men's basketball slate Friday with exhibition at Arkansas
    October 24, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team gets the 2018-19 season underway this Friday night as the Pioneers take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in an exhibition game at Bud Walton Arena. Tip-off time from Fayetteville, Arkansas is 8 p.m. (ET).
  • Pioneers unveil 2018-19 men's basketball schedule
    September 18, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University men’s basketball coach J.T. Burton has announced the Pioneers’ 2018-2019 schedule which includes an impressive exhibition slate as well as a challenging 28-game regular-season schedule.
  • Three named to Tusculum men's basketball coaching staff
    July 09, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University men’s basketball coach J.T. Burton has completed his coaching staff with the appointment of three outstanding assistants for his inaugural Pioneer season.
  • School-record 196 student-athletes named to SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll
    June 21, 2018
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- A school-record 196 Tusculum student-athletes have been named to the 2017-2018 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The conference had 1,710 student-athletes honored for their achievements in the classroom.
  • Tusculum student-athletes give back to the community
    May 21, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Being a student-athlete can be demanding in terms of both energy and time. So, one might excuse them for focusing solely on academics and their respective sports team during college. But Tusculum athletic teams have been very active in giving back to the community, whether their involvement occurs on their own or within the team setting.
  • 323 named to Tusculum Athletic Director's Spring Honor Roll
    May 18, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Three-hundred and twenty (323) student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Tusculum Athletic Director’s Spring Honor Roll announced Doug Jones, Vice President of Student Success and Athletics.
  • WATCH today's press conference introducing J.T. Burton as Tusculum basketball coach
    March 21, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- James Tyler “J.T.” Burton has been named the men’s basketball coach at Tusculum College announced vice president of student success and athletics Doug Jones. Coach Burton will be introduced to the Tusculum community at a press conference on Thursday in the Board Room of the Meen Center for Science and Mathematics beginning at 11:30 a.m.
  • Smith named to SAC All-Freshman Team
    March 01, 2018
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum’s Dashauntè Smith has been named to the 2018 South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman Team announced league officials Thursday.
  • Pasqua resigns as Tusculum men's basketball coach
    February 26, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Nick Pasqua has tendered his resignation as men’s basketball coach at Tusculum College announced Doug Jones, vice president of student success and athletics. Pasqua steps down after one season at the Greeneville, Tennessee school to pursue other professional opportunities.
  • Mitchell records double-double in 91-81 loss at Newberry in season finale
    February 24, 2018
    NEWBERRY, S.C. --- Senior Rob Valentine scored 33 points in his final game at Eleazer Arena in leading Newberry to a 91-81 South Atlantic Conference victory over Tusculum Saturday afternoon.
  • Pioneers eclipse 300 treys in a season, fall 81-64 at Anderson
    February 21, 2018
    ANDERSON, S.C. --- The Anderson University men’s basketball team placed five players in double figures to lead the Trojans to an 81-64 win over Tusculum Wednesday night at the Abney Athletic Center in South Atlantic Conference action.
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