2018-19 Oglethorpe Men's Basketball News

  • Men's basketball drops tight decision to Sewanee, 60-57
    February 10, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team suffered a tough 60-57 loss to Sewanee Sunday afternoon in Tennessee, losing a six-point lead with six minutes to go after coming back from 11 points down in the first half. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 13-11 on the season overall and 7-6 in SAA play.
  • Men's basketball falls to Centre 75-54
    February 08, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team suffered a 75-54 loss Friday night in a tough matchup with the homestanding Centre Colonels at Alumni Gymnasium in Danville, Kentucky. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 13-10 overall and 7-5 in league play. With the result they maintained third place in the league headed into the final two games of the season.
  • Tom Inungu earns SAA Player of the Week honors
    February 04, 2019
    Senior center Tom Inungu of the Oglethorpe men's basketball team was named the SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week by the league office Monday, marking the first such award of his career and the third time this season that a member of the Stormy Petrels has earned the honor.
  • Men's basketball outlasts Millsaps in 62-57 slugfest
    February 03, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned a hard-fought 62-57 victory over the visiting Millsaps Majors Sunday afternoon, prevailing in a game in which neither team led by more than five at any point and which featured five ties and 11 lead changes. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 13-9 overall and 7-4 in SAA play, maintaining sole possession of third place in the league.
  • Men's basketball recovers from blown lead to outlast Birmingham-Southern in double overtime
    February 01, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team led by as many as 25 points in the first half Friday night at Dorough Field House, but found themselves in overtime needing a basket on their final possession just to stay alive. They got that basket on a driving layup by sophomore guard Lane Foster with 2.1 seconds left, then pulled out to an eight-point lead in the second overtime period en route to a 93-90 win over the Birmingham-Southern Panthers.
  • Will Koch takes SAA Player of the Week honors
    January 28, 2019
    Sophomore forward Will Koch of the Oglethorpe men's basketball team was named the SAA Player of the Week Monday by the league office, marking the first time in his career that the Stormy Petrel forward earned the honor.
  • Men's basketball defeats Hendrix 70-62
    January 27, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team used turnovers to beat the visiting Hendrix Warriors Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House. They forced 18 Hendrix giveaways and outscored them 23-4 off turnovers en route to a 70-62 victory, avenging their loss to the same team in Arkansas a week prior. With the win, the Stormy Petrels moved into a tie for third place in the SAA at 5-4 and improved to 11-9 overall.
  • Men's basketball uses stifling defense to beat Rhodes, 59-30
    January 25, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team suffocated the visiting Rhodes Lynx with their zone defense Friday night en route to a 59-30 victory. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 10-9 on the season overall and an even 4-4 in SAA play. It also moved the team into a tie for fourth place in the league standings.
  • Men's basketball drops 63-56 decision to Hendrix on road
    January 20, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team found themselves in a tight battle with the Hendrix Warriors Sunday afternoon in Conway, Arkansas, but the home side put the game away with free throws down the stretch and won 63-56. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 9-9 on the season overall and 3-4 in SAA play.
  • Men's basketball pulls away from Rhodes in second half for 82-69 win
    January 18, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team used an outstanding second-half performance to run past the homestanding Rhodes Lynx 82-69 Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 9-8 on the season overall and an even 3-3 in SAA play, good enough to move them into a tie for fourth place in the league.
  • Men's basketball rides big first half to 67-60 win over Sewanee
    January 13, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team bounced back from Friday's loss to Centre in a large way Sunday afternoon, running out to a 16-point lead in the first half and holding on down the stretch for a 67-60 upset win over the previously 13-2 Sewanee Tigers at Dorough Field House. The victory moved the Stormy Petrels back to .500 at 8-8 on the year while inching them up to a 2-3 mark in SAA play.
  • Men's basketball falls to Centre 77-54
    January 11, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team saw the visiting Centre Colonels pull away from them in the second half Friday night en route to a 77-54 victory at Dorough Field House. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 7-8 on the season overall and 1-3 in SAA play.
  • Men's basketball outscored by 16 in second half at Millsaps, falls 92-72
    January 06, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Millsaps group Sunday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi, and came away with a 92-72 loss on the day. The homestanding Majors outscored the Stormy Petrels 50-34 in the second half, turning what had been a close game at halftime into a rout. The Petrels fell to 7-7 overall and 1-2 in SAA play with the defeat.
  • Men's basketball blows out Birmingham-Southern in return to SAA play
    January 04, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team went back over .500 on the season and evened their SAA record with a 91-70 victory over Birmingham-Southern Friday night in Alabama. The Stormy Petrels outscored the homestanding Panthers 49-32 in the second half to pull away for the 21-point win, and improved to 7-6 on the season with a 1-1 conference tally.
  • Bridgewater outscores men's basketball in second half to secure 77-70 win at Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic
    December 30, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team saw the visiting Bridgewater (Virginia) Eagles outscore them 46-33 in the second half Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, leading to a 77-70 loss for the home side on the final day of the Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic. The Stormy Petrels fell to 6-6 on the season as they head into SAA play for the remainder of the regular season.
  • Men's basketball blitzes Ozarks in second half, pulls away 71-54 to open Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic
    December 29, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team outscored the visiting Ozarks (Arkansas) Eagles 42-26 in the second half Saturday evening at Dorough Field House, leading to a 71-54 win to open the Comfort Inn and Suites Holiday Classic. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 6-5 on the season.
  • Will Perry earns SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors
    December 17, 2018
    Senior forward Will Perry of the Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned the SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week award from the league office on Monday, marking the second such award in his career and the program's first of the season.
  • Men's basketball falls to hot-shooting Covenant in final game before winter break
    December 15, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team hung with the homestanding Covenant Scots throughout the first half Saturday afternoon in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, but a big second-half run vaulted Covenant to an 88-80 win over the Stormy Petrels in the final game for Oglethorpe before they head out for winter break. The loss dropped the Petrels to an even 5-5 on the season.
  • Men's basketball runs away from Piedmont in second half, wins 69-51
    December 08, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team outscored the visiting Piedmont Lions by 16 points in the second half Saturday night at Dorough Field House, using that to sail to a 69-51 victory. The win served as an excellent response after the Stormy Petrels suffered a tough, double-overtime loss on Friday night, and improved the team to 5-4 on the season.
  • Men's basketball falls to Berry in 82-81 double-overtime thriller
    December 07, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team fought hard in their SAA opener Friday night in Mount Berry, Georgia, matching the homestanding Vikings point for point over 40 minutes of regulation and through 10 minutes of overtime. Berry's Elijah Hirsch hit a fadeway jumper with three seconds to go in the second overtime period, however, giving his team an 82-81 win over the Stormy Petrels and dropping Oglethorpe to 4-4 on the season.
  • Men's basketball runs past Boyce 111-46
    December 01, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team earned a blowout victory over the Boyce Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Dorough Field House, running past the visitors 111-46 to improve to 4-3 on the season.
  • Men's basketball knocks off Trinity (Texas) in defensive battle
    November 30, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team won a defensive struggle Friday evening at Dorough Field House, defeating the visiting Trinity (Texas) Tigers 60-55. The win over their former conference rivals propelled the Stormy Petrels to 3-3 on the young season and snapped their three-game losing streak.
  • Men's basketball can't overcome first-half shooting struggles, falls to No. 22 Maryville 65-56
    November 25, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team hung with the No. 22 Maryville (Tennessee) Scots Sunday afternoon at the Emory Thanksgiving Classic in Atlanta, but poor first-half shooting doomed the Stormy Petrels in a 65-56 loss at Emory's Woodruff PE Center. The result dropped the Petrels to 2-3 on the season.
  • Men's basketball falls to Randolph-Macon at Emory Thanksgiving Classic
    November 24, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team found themselves in a tough matchup with Randolph-Macon Saturday at the Emory Thanksgiving Classic in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets led most of the way en route to a 73-56 win over the Stormy Petrels to stay undefeated and drop Oglethorpe to 2-2 on the season.
  • Men's basketball falls to Manhattanville in Buchanan Classic championship game
    November 17, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team was outscored 44-34 in the second half by the homestanding Manhattanville Valiants on Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the AJ Buchanan Classic. It allowed Manhattanville to pull to an 82-73 victory, handing the Stormy Petrels their first loss of the season.
  • Men's basketball opens AJ Buchanan Classic with 81-70 win over Sage
    November 16, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team got their weekend stay in Purchase, New York, off to a good start Friday night. They defeated Sage 81-70 to open the four-team AJ Buchanan Classic, hosted by Manhattanville College. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 2-0 on the young season and advanced to Saturday's championshp game against Manhattanville.
  • 2018-19 Men's Basketball Season Preview
    November 13, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team returns to the court Tuesday night to take on Toccoa Falls in their season opener. The Stormy Petrels will look to improve on their 15-12 record in 2017-18, a season in which they finished third in the SAA with an 8-6 league mark and continued their streak of finishing in the top half of the conference standings every year since its founding in 2012-13.
  • Men's basketball trounces Toccoa Falls in season opener
    November 13, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team got the 2018-19 season off on a positive note Tuesday night in Dorough Field House. They ran away from the visiting Toccoa Falls Eagles 79-53 in a game that was never close and earned a season-opening victory.
  • Division I Kennesaw State Pulls Away from Men's Basketball Late
    November 07, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team began their season with an exhibition game against Division I Kennesaw State in nearby Kennesaw, Georgia, Wednesday night. The Stormy Petrels hung tough the entire game, but the homestanding Owls eventually pulled away for the 68-57 win.
  • Men's Basketball Enjoys Preseason Trip to Costa Rica
    October 17, 2018
    The Oglethorpe men's basketball team just returned from a 5-day, 4-night trip to Costa Rica over fall break weekend, where they played two exhibition games against the Costa Rican national team, performed a community service project at a local community center, and took part in various cultural activities around Costa Rica.