Men's Basketball

  • Pioneers win 79-65 at Carson-Newman behind 23-5 second-half run
    February 20, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- A 23-5 run in the latter stages of the second half propelled Tusculum University to a 79-65 victory over Carson-Newman University in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.
  • Hodnett, Cupidan named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    February 18, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball forwards Caleb Hodnett and Yolizma Cupidan have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Both earn Athlete of the Week honors for a third time this season.
  • Hodnett named AstroTurf SAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
    February 18, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University’s Caleb Hodnett has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
  • Pioneers edge Bears 56-54 in men's basketball thriller
    February 16, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University’s Dillon Smith hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:29 remaining and held off a last second charge from Lenoir-Rhyne as the Pioneers held on for a thrilling 56-54 win over Lenoir-Rhyne University, Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena in men’s basketball action.
  • Pioneers erase early deficit, win 81-73 at Mars Hill
    February 13, 2019
    MARS HILL, N.C. --- Caleb Hodnett and Donovan Donaldson scored 21 points apiece as Tusculum University rallied from a 12-point deficit to defeat Mars Hill University 81-73 Wednesday night at Stanford Arena in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action.
  • Tusculum men fall 97-88 at No. 11/10 Queens
    February 09, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Shaun Willett recorded his NCAA Division II leading 21st double-double of the season to pace the Queens University of Charlotte to a 97-88 South Atlantic Conference victory over Tusculum University Saturday afternoon in men’s basketball action at Curry Arena.
  • Hodnett, Wilson named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    February 04, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball forward Caleb Hodnett and track & field athlete Destini Wilson have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Donaldson, Hodnett rally Pioneers to 96-91 road win at Newberry in 2OT
    February 02, 2019
    NEWBERRY, S.C. --- Donovan Donaldson matched a career-high with 32 points while Caleb Hodnett added a career-best 27 as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team overcame a 14-point second half deficit to win in double-overtime, 96-91 at Newberry College Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena in South Atlantic Conference action.
  • Anderson rallies in final minute to stun Pioneers, 68-66
    January 30, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- A 10-0 run by Anderson University in the final minute was capped by a three-point play from Shawn Benard with 8.3 seconds left as the Trojans rallied to stun Tusculum University 68-66 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action at Pioneer Arena Wednesday night.
  • Tusculum has four-game home winning streak snapped in 72-55 loss to Catawba
    January 26, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Catawba College men’s basketball team made all 28 of its free throw attempts en route to a 72-55 South Atlantic Conference victory over host Tusculum University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Donaldson tabbed TSWA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
    January 24, 2019
    NASHVILLE --- Tusculum University guard Donovan Donaldson has been named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association College Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games from January 14-20.
  • Jenkins nets 24 in Pioneers' 86-72 setback at LMU
    January 23, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- Kamaran Calhoun scored a game-high 27 points and Cameron Henry added 22 as Lincoln Memorial University beat Tusculum University 86-72 in a South Atlantic Conference men's basketball game Wednesday night at Tex Turner Arena.
  • Donaldson named AstroTurf SAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
    January 22, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University guard Donovan Donaldson has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played January 14 through 20.
  • Tusculum rallies to 91-81 overtime win over Newberry for fifth straight victory
    January 21, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum Pioneers overcame a sluggish first half and a 13-point second half deficit to defeat visiting Newberry 91-81 in overtime Monday afternoon at Pioneer Arena in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Donaldson, Minus named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    January 21, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball guard Donovan Donaldson and track sprinter Raygene Minus have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Donaldson earns his third Athlete of the Week honor this year.
  • Donaldson scores career-high 32, Pioneers win 80-77 in overtime at Wingate
    January 19, 2019
    WINGATE, N.C. --- Tusculum senior Donovan Donaldson poured in a career-high 32 points to lead the Pioneers to an 80-77 overtime win at Wingate Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action at Cuddy Arena.
  • Donaldson has career double-double, Pioneers post defensive gem in 63-49 win over Eagles
    January 16, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Donovan Donaldson recorded his second double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 63-49 South Atlantic Conference win over arch-rival Carson-Newman University Wednesday night before a crowd of 1,352 at Pioneer Arena.
  • Donaldson scores 1000th point in 95-78 win over Coker
    January 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Donovan Donaldson scored a season-high 22 points including the 1,000th point of his collegiate career to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to a 95-78 South Atlantic Conference victory over Coker College Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • Pioneers use strong second half to notch first SAC win of season
    January 09, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Trenton Gibson recorded 15 points and seven rebounds as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team posted a 72-60 South Atlantic Conference victory over cross-mountain rival Mars Hill University Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena.
  • Donaldson, Patterson named Applebee's Student-Athletes of month for December
    January 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball players Donovan Donaldson and Callie Patterson have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for December.
  • Mitchell, Cupidan named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    January 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball standouts Brandon Mitchell and Yolizma Cupidan have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Key second half run sparks Lenoir-Rhyne to 77-74 win over Pioneers
    January 05, 2019
    HICKORY, N.C. --- The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball team recorded 12 three-pointers including four by Deontae Walker in three minutes stretch in the second half to lead the Bears to a 77-74 South Atlantic Conference win over visiting Tusculum Saturday afternoon at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
  • Tusculum to host "Pack the Arena" Night Jan. 16 vs Carson-Newman
    January 04, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum basketball teams will host its annual “Pack the Arena” Night, Wednesday, January 16th when the Pioneers host arch-rival Carson-Newman for a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Pioneer Arena. The women’s game will tip-off at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.
  • School-record 324 named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll
    January 02, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- A school record 324 student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Tusculum Athletic Director’s Fall Honor Roll announced Doug Jones, vice president of athletics and university initiatives.
  • Late Pioneer rally comes up just short in 65-63 loss to Belmont Abbey
    December 29, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University nearly erased an 11-point deficit in the final five minutes, but came up just short as Belmont Abbey College held on for a 65-63 win in non-conference men's basketball action Saturday at Pioneer Arena.
  • Men's Basketball rallies late for 91-87 win at Barton
    December 19, 2018
    WILSON, N.C. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team rallied from a 13-point second half deficit and closed the game with a 20-3 run as the Pioneers edged Barton College 91-87 Wednesday night at Wilson Gymnasium.
  • Donaldson, Patterson named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    December 17, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball guards Donovan Donaldson and Callie Patterson have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. Donaldson earns his second Zaxby’s Athlete of the Week honor, while Patterson garners her inaugural mention.
  • No. 19 Queens rallies past Pioneers, 77-62
    December 16, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The 19th-ranked Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team used a 25-4 run to rally to a 77-62 South Atlantic Conference win over host Tusculum University Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • 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.
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