2017-18 Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Graduation Day for Numerous Oglethorpe Student-Athletes
    May 12, 2018
    Saturday served as Graduation Day for Oglethorpe University, with a large number of Oglethorpe student-athletes receiving their diplomas on the school's academic quad on Saturday morning.
  • Oglethorpe Athletics Closes 2017-18 Season with Petey Awards Ceremony
    April 30, 2018
    The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Sixth Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the university's Turner Lynch Campus Center. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the 2017-18 athletic year as a whole.
  • Men's Basketball Suffers Tough Loss to Hendrix in SAA Semifinals
    February 24, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team saw their season come to a close Saturday evening at Alumni Gym in Danville, Kentucky, as they fell to the seventh-seeded Hendrix Warrirors 69-65 in the semifinals of the SAA Tournament. The result meant that the third-seeded Stormy Petrels finished the season at 15-12 overall.
  • Three Petrels Earn Spots on All-SAA Men's Basketball Teams
    February 23, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team saw three members take home All-SAA accolades, as voted by the league's coaches, on Friday. Junior forward Will Perry earned All-SAA First Team accolades, while junior center Tom Inungu garnered a spot on the All-SAA Second Team, and senior guard Chris Lawrence earned All-SAA Honorable Mention.
  • Men's Basketball Runs Away from Millsaps on Wild First Day of SAA Tournament
    February 23, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team picked up a wire-to-wire 80-62 victory over No. 6 seed Millsaps Friday night at the SAA Tournament in Danville, Kentucky, and now finds themselves the highest remaining seed in the tournament after a wild quarterfinal Friday. The victory improved the third-seeded Stormy Petrels to 15-11 on the season, and gave them a semifinal matchup with No. 7 seed Hendrix on Saturday.
  • Men's Basketball Finishes Regular Season with Road Defeat at Berry
    February 17, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team closed out its regular season with a 69-58 defeat against the in-state rival Berry Vikings Saturday night in Mount Berry, dropping the team to 14-11 overall and 8-6 in SAA play to finish the campaign. It did not affect their seeding in the upcoming SAA Tournament, though, as the Stormy Petrels were locked into the No. 3 seed entering Saturday night's contest. The Petrels will travel to Danville, Kentucky, for the 3-day event, which will run Feb. 23 through 25.
  • Men's Basketball Falls at Centre in Tight One Despite Huge Second Half Comeback
    February 11, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team mounted a valiant comeback against the Centre Colonels Sunday afternoon in Danville, Kentucky, storming back from a 20-point deficit with just under 13 minutes remaining to a 1-point deficit with 13 seconds to go. However, Centre was able to hold off the Stormy Petrels over the game's final seconds to secure a 70-67 win. The defeat dropped Oglethorpe to 14-10 overall and 8-5 in SAA play, putting them in third place in the league with a single game left on the regular season schedule.
  • Men's Basketball Suffers Tough Night at Sewanee, Falls 81-46
    February 09, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team had a tough night Friday in Tennessee, trailing by as many as 36 points en route to an 81-46 defeat to the homestanding Sewanee Tigers. The Stormy Petrels shot just 31 percent from the field while the Tigers connected on 53 percent of their total shots and 43 percent from 3-point range. The defeat dropped the Petrels to 8-4 in SAA play and 14-9 overall, putting them in third place in the league headed into the final two games of the season.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Rhodes in 101-98 Barnburner, Drops to Second in SAA
    February 04, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team found itself in a thrilling back-and-forth contest Sunday afternoon against the Rhodes Lynx at Dorough Field House, but it was Rhodes who came away with the victory in the end, outlasting the Stormy Petrels 101-98 in a game that featured 13 ties and 18 lead changes. The defeat dropped the Petrels to 14-8 overall and 8-3 in SAA play, putting them in second place in the league.
  • Men's Basketball Pulls Away with 57-Point Second Half, Maintains First Place Tie in SAA
    February 02, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team shot over 60 percent from the field in the second half en route Friday night en route to a 90-67 victory over the visiting Hendrix Warriors on Senior Night at Dorough Field House. With the victory, the Petrels improved to 14-7 on the season overall and 8-2 in league play, keeping pace with Centre and staying tied with the Colonels for first place in the SAA.
  • Men's Basketball Gets Big Bounce-Back Win over Birmingham-Southern, Maintains First Place in SAA
    January 28, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team played well throughout in a 100-90 win over Birmingham-Southern Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House. Bouncing back from a loss to Millsaps on Friday, the Stormy Petrels shot 47 percent from the field over the course of the game and sank 36 percent of their 3-point attempts while making 77 percent of their free throws. With the victory, the Petrels improved to 13-7 on the season overall and 7-2 in SAA play, allowing them to maintain a 3-way tie for first place with Centre and Sewanee.
  • Men's Basketball Suffers 72-47 Home Defeat to Millsaps
    January 26, 2018
    It was simply not the Oglethorpe men's basketball team's night Friday at Dorough Field House. They suffered a tough shooting performance and were unable to get many stops in a 72-47 defeat to the visiting Millsaps Majors. The loss dropped the team to 12-7 on the season overall and 6-2 in SAA play, a mark which will see them tied for first place in the league headed into Sunday's action.
  • Men's Basketball Suffers First Conference Loss to Birmingham-Southern, 91-80; Lawrence Passes 1,000 Career Points in Defeat
    January 21, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team dropped an SAA game for the first time this season Sunday afternoon in Birmingham, Alabama, falling to homestanding Birmingham-Southern 91-80. The defeat dropped the Stormy Petrels to 12-6 on the season overall and 6-1 in SAA play.
  • Men's Basketball Outlasts Millsaps 63-56, Remains Undefeated in SAA Play
    January 19, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team found themselves in a tough game with Millsaps Friday night in Jackson, Mississippi, but they finished on a 12-1 run over the final 4:10 of the contest to turn the game in their favor, and they walked away from the Hangar Dome with 63-56 victory. The win improved them to 12-5 on the season overall and a perfect 6-0 in SAA play, allowing them to push out to a 2-game lead in the league standings.
  • Men's Basketball Rides Defensive Effort to 76-69 Win over Centre
    January 14, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team got an outstanding defensive performance Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, and used that effort to defeat the visiting Centre Colonels 76-69. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 11-5 on the season overall and a perfect 5-0 in SAA play, allowing them to maintain sole possession of first place in the league and run their win streak to four in a row and seven of their last eight.
  • Men's Basketball Holds Sole Possession of First Place in SAA after Thrilling Overtime Victory over Sewanee
    January 12, 2018
    In a battle between two teams that entered the game undefeated in conference play, it was the Oglethorpe men's basketball team that triumphed Friday evening at Dorough Field House, as they outlasted the visiting Sewanee Tigers 65-60 in overtime to improve to 4-0 in SAA play and 10-5 overall. The Stormy Petrels got a layup from freshman guard Lane Foster with 11 seconds remaining on the clock to force overtime, then outscored the Tigers 9-4 in the extra period to come away with the victory.
  • Men's Basketball Undefeated In The SAA After Beating Rhodes, 108-87
    January 07, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team had their second road SAA victory of the weekend Sunday, this time clashing against Rhodes. The Petrels only led by three points entering halftime, but they would end the game with a 108-87 victory. The Petrels’ starting lineup made the difference in the game, combining to score 83 points compared to only 17 combined points by the Lynx starting lineup. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 9-5 on the season and allowed them to remain undefeated (3-0) in SAA play.
  • Men's Basketball Keeps Hendrix at Arm's Length Throughout in 84-74 Victory
    January 05, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned a victory Friday night in their first SAA road game of the season, taking down the Hendrix Warriors 84-74 in Conway, Arkansas, to improve to 2-0 on the SAA season and 8-5 overall. The Stormy Petrels led by as many as 17 points en route to the 10-point victory on the night.
  • Men's Basketball Falls in Hard-Fought Battle with Crosstown Rival Emory
    January 02, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team played very well out of the gate Tuesday night at Dorough Field House in the annual matchup with their crosstown rival Emory. However, the visiting Eagles came back in the second half, outscoring the Stormy Petrels 43-39 over the final 20 minutes to pull out an 88-82 victory. The result dropped the Petrels to 7-5 headed into the bulk of the SAA season.
  • Men's Basketball Holds off Geneva for Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament Championship
    December 30, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team took home the title at their own Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament on Saturday afternoon, taking down the Geneva Golden Tornadoes 77-73 in the championship game at Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels withstood a big Geneva comeback late to hold on for the victory. They led by as many as 22 points in the second half and held a 70-50 advantage with 6:03 on the clock, but four consecutive made 3-pointers from the Golden Tornadoes’ Jimmy Leichliter was followed by a run of six points in 20 seconds, cutting the Oglethorpe lead to 74-70 with 41 seconds remaining. Senior guard Connor Smith and junior forward Will Perry sank free throws to put the game away down the stretch, however. The win allowed the Petrels to improve to 7-4 on the season overall.
  • Men's Basketball Knocks Off Ozarks, 96-75, in Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament Opener
    December 29, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team jumped out to a big lead early on the visiting Ozarks (Arkansas) Eagles on Friday night and never relinquished the advantage, as they held on through a couple of runs from the visitors and eventually pulled away for a 96-75 win in their opener at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament at Dorough Field House. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 6-4 on the season and advanced them to the tournament's championship game Saturday afternoon against Geneva.
  • Men's Basketball Uses Big Second Half to Run Past Concordia, 82-69
    December 21, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team used a 65 percent shooting performance in the second half Thursday at the Daytona Beach Shootout in Florida to pull away from the Concordia (Wisconsin) Falcons 82-69 at Daytona Beach's Ocean Center. The result improved the Stormy Petrels to 5-4 on the season, and served as a bounce back from their defeat to Lawrence on Wednesday.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Hot Shooting Lawrence in Daytona Beach Shootout Opener
    December 20, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team fell 79-60 to Lawrence Wednesday afternoon in their opener at the Daytona Beach Shootout in Florida. The Stormy Petrels were put behind the eight-ball early by the Vikings, who shot 69 percent from the field overall and 81 percent from beyond the arc in the first half at Daytona Beach's Ocean Center and led 50-35 at the break. The Petrels played Lawrence more evenly in the second half and held them to 42 percent shooting over the final 20 minutes, but were unable to mount a comeback.
  • Men's Basketball Falls at Piedmont, 82-61
    December 03, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team fell behind early against the Piedmont Lions and were never able to catch up Sunday afternoon in Demorest, dropping to 4-3 on the season overall with an 82-61 loss. The Stormy Petrels shot just 36 percent from the field while Piedmont converted on 60 percent of their shots from the field, leading to the 21-point victory for the Lions.
  • Men's Basketball Reverses 11-Point Deficit to Defeat Berry in SAA Opener
    November 29, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team flipped the script in the second half against the visiting Berry Vikings Wednesday night at Dorough Field House, turning an 11-point deficit early in the second half into a nine-point win in the SAA opener for both teams. The Stormy Petrels outscored Berry 39-26 in the second half and played outstanding defense late, enabling them to move to 4-2 on the season overall and 1-0 in SAA play.
  • Men's Basketball Hangs On for 66-63 Victory over LaGrange, Splits Lee Richter Classic
    November 26, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team used outstanding defense in the first half and outstanding shooting in the second half to outlast the homestanding LaGrange Panthers on Sunday at the Lee Richter Classic. The Stormy Petrels defeated LaGrange 66-63 to earn a split from their two games over the weekend. The result improved the Petrels to 3-2 over the course of the season.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Maryville on Day 1 of Lee Richter Classic in LaGrange
    November 25, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team had a tough day Saturday at the Lee Richter Classic in LaGrange, falling to Maryville (Tennessee) 81-52 to fall to 2-2 on the season. The Stormy Petrels were held to just 32 percent shooting from the field in the defeat, while the Scots shot 54 percent, making 14 more shots than the Petrels. In addition, Maryville converted on 52 percent of their three-point attempts, while the Petrels did so on just 25 percent of theirs.
  • Men's Basketball Pulls Away Late for 82-75 Victory over Washington and Lee at Lon Varnell Classic
    November 19, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned a split at the Lon Varnell Classic in Sewanee, Tennessee, this weekend, pulling away in the final two minutes to defeat the Washington and Lee Generals 82-75 on Sunday at Juhan Gymnasium. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 2-1 on the season headed into Thanksgiving.
  • Men's Basketball Falls 80-66 to High-Powered Methodist at Lon Varnell Classic
    November 18, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team went up against an outstanding Methodist team on Saturday night at the Lon Varnell Classic in Sewanee, Tennessee, and while the Stormy Petrels hung tough for much of the contest, the Monarchs pulled away in the end for an 80-66 victory. The loss dropped the Petrels to 1-1 on the young season, headed into another Lon Varnell Classic game against Washington and Lee on Sunday.
  • Men's Basketball Opens Season with Wild Overtime Victory over Covenant; Smith, Ponder Reach Individual Milestones
    November 15, 2017
    Wednesday night proved to be a momentous evening for the Oglethorpe men's basketball team in their season opener at Dorough Field House. They defeated the visiting Covenant Scots 79-78 in overtime in a frantic, back-and-forth contest to start the season off on the right foot, getting a buzzer-beater from freshman guard Lane Foster to send the game to overtime and a game-winning free throw from junior guard Devin Huffman with 22 seconds remaining in the extra period. In the process, senior guard Connor Smith passed 1,000 points for his career and Oglethorpe head coach Philip Ponder earned his 200th career victory.
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