2011-12 Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Huntingdon joins USA South Athletic Conference
    May 10, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today that Huntingdon will join the NCAA-Division III USA South Athletic Conference beginning in the fall of 2013. Huntingdon and Covenant College (Ga.) were approved as members at a meeting of the USA South presidents yesterday. Current USA South members are Averett University (Va.), Ferrum College (Va.), Greensboro College (N.C.), Mary Baldwin College (Va.), Meredith College (N.C.), Methodist University (N.C.), N.C. Wesleyan College (N.C.), William Peace University (N.C.), and the conference's newest members, LaGrange College (Ga.), Piedmont College (Ga.), and Maryville College (Tenn.).
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball falls in GSAC semis
    February 24, 2012
    LaGRANGE, Ga. – LaGrange pulled away in the second half to end the Huntingdon men’s season on Friday. The Hawks battled with LaGrange for more than a half, but the Panthers took a 76-67 win in the Great South Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.
  • Huntingdon’s Thomas, Varney, Kilpatrick and Tackett recognized by GSAC
    February 23, 2012
    DECATUR, Ga. – Two Huntingdon men’s basketball players earned All-Conference honors and two others were named All-Academic with the release of the Great South Athletic Conference awards on Thursday.
  • Huntingdon men close out regular season with loss at Pensacola Christian
    February 22, 2012
    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team started strong but couldn’t get by Pensacola Christian on Tuesday night. The Hawks led by four at the half but fell 88-76 in the final game of the regular season.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball falls in overtime
    February 18, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team missed a free throw at the end of regulation and couldn't get the final shot to fall in overtime as Piedmont escaped with an 89-87 win on Saturday. The Hawks (7-17, 3-5 Great South Athletic Conference) have lost three straight games by three points or less. This was the seventh loss by five points or less this season.
  • Huntingdon falls on last-second block
    February 15, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half but came up a point short against LaGrange on Wednesday. LaGrange blocked a Huntingdon shot with two seconds left to pull out a 66-65 win at Roland Arena.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball can’t hold off Hiwassee
    February 11, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon built a double-digit lead in the first half and led by nine points in the second half, but Hiwassee College pulled ahead late for a 75-72 win at Roland Arena on Saturday.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball snaps four-game skid with win at Covenant
    February 08, 2012
    LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Huntingdon men held Covenant to 18 points in the second half and pulled out a 58-51 win on Wednesday night. The Hawks trailed 33-28 at the half but outscored Covenant 30-18 in the final 20 minutes.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball loses GSAC battle at Maryville
    February 04, 2012
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Huntingdon fell behind early, rallied in the second half but came up short on Saturday at Maryville. Huntingdon pulled within three points in the final 10 minutes, but Maryville pulled away for a 99-88 win.
  • Huntingdon men can’t pull off season sweep of Berry
    January 31, 2012
    ROME, Ga. – Courtnee Edgar sank two free throws with nine seconds to play to pull Huntingdon within two points of Berry College on Tuesday. But that was as close as the Hawks could get. Berry’s Jonathan Adams sank 1-of-2 free throws with seven seconds remaining and the Hawks missed a 3-point attempt with two seconds left as the Vikings held on for an 83-80 win.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball drops to 2-2 in GSAC
    January 28, 2012
    DEMOREST, Ga. – Five Huntingdon players combined for 73 points, but Piedmont pulled out a 90-82 win Saturday afternoon.
  • Thomas and Haggerty Earn Player of the Week Honors
    January 25, 2012
    DECATUR,Ga.- Heading into the final month before the conference tournament, Lindsay Haggerty of Wesleyan and Jeremiah Thomas of Huntingdon claim this week's Great South Athletic Conference player of the week honors after putting up solid stats for their squads in the last seven days of play. This marks the first time either athlete has been given the award this season.
  • Huntingdon men slip against Rust College
    January 23, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team had its opportunities Monday night. Trailing by one with less than 30 seconds to play, the Hawks were in position to take the last shot and win the game. Instead, Huntingdon missed three shots under the basket in the final seconds and Rust College hung on to win 83-80.
  • Huntingdon men bounce back with conference win over Covenant
    January 21, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team built an early lead Saturday, but had trouble putting Covenant College away at Roland Arena. The Hawks built a double-digit lead twice, only to watch the Scots chip away and get back in the game. Huntingdon’s final push made the difference as the Hawks came away with a 79-65 win.
  • Huntingdon men’s winning streak ends at LaGrange
    January 19, 2012
    LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team fell behind late in the first half and lost to LaGrange College 90-68 on Wednesday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Huntingdon (5-10, 1-1 Great South Athletic Conference).
  • Covington and Edgar Nab Player of the Week Honors
    January 18, 2012
    DECATUR, Ga.- After a strong week of performances, the Great South Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the winners of this week's player of the week honors, Katie Covington of LaGrange and Courtnee Edgar of Huntingdon. This is the first time the duo has received the award this season.
  • Thomas’ double-double powers Huntingdon men past Pensacola Christian
    January 16, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It was a closer game than head coach Mike Pugh would have liked, but the Huntingdon men’s basketball team pushed its winning streak to three games with a 79-77 win over Pensacola Christian on Monday.
  • Huntingdon men win GSAC opener, beat Maryville for first time since 2006
    January 14, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Sophomore Courtnee Edgar and his Huntingdon teammates don’t want to forget the first part of the season. They want to learn from it. It was a tough stretch that included an 0-7 start and eight straight road games. But the early adversity challenged the Hawks to become a stronger team. There is still improvement to be made, but Saturday’s 87-74 win over Maryville College was a big step for Huntingdon (4-9). It was the fourth win in six games and gives Huntingdon a 1-0 record in the Great South Athletic Conference.
  • Huntingdon men knock off Berry for third win in five games
    January 11, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon men’s basketball coach Mike Pugh challenged his team at halftime on Tuesday. Nursing a one-point lead against Berry College, Pugh wanted his team to set the second-half tempo with defense. The Hawks answered the challenge by allowing 19 points in the final 20 minutes and knocking off the Vikings 75-57 at Roland Arena.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball loses at Rust College
    January 07, 2012
    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team fell behind late in the first half and couldn’t recover in a 93-71 loss to Rust College on Saturday.
  • Petty and Varney lead Huntingdon men to second win in three games
    January 04, 2012
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men were in a battle from start to finish on Wednesday. In a game where neither team ever led by more than seven points, the Hawks prevailed in the final minutes for a 76-73 win over Rust College in the James C. Campbell Memorial Classic at Maryville College.
  • Huntingdon men stumble in second half against Wittenberg
    January 03, 2012
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team played a strong first half against Wittenberg on Tuesday. But the Tigers used a big run to open the second half and knocked off the Hawks 75-62 in the first game of the James C. Campbell Memorial Classic at Maryville College.
  • Huntingdon men knock off Berry for first win of the season
    December 18, 2011
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team had been agonizingly close to victory in the first seven games of the season. Three losses against nationally ranked competition and three losses by 10 points or less were frustrating. But the Hawks continued to push forward. The perseverance paid off on Sunday with a 79-63 win over Berry College in the Rhodes Christmas Invitational.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball falls in Rhodes Christmas Invitational
    December 17, 2011
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team built an early lead on Saturday but Rhodes College stormed back to win the first game of the Rhodes Christmas Invitational. The Lynx rallied from an eight-point deficit in the first half and pulled away in the second half for an 84-59 victory.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball comes up short at Hiwassee
    December 10, 2011
    MADISONVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore Jason Varney scored a career-high 23 points and three other Hawks scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough for the Huntingdon men’s basketball team on Saturday. Hiwassee College took the lead in the final four minutes and held on to beat the Hawks 89-85.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball loses at 19th-ranked Birmingham-Southern
    November 30, 2011
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team started strong Wednesday night. But 19th-ranked Birmingham-Southern took the lead shortly before halftime and never trailed again. The Panthers controlled the second half and won 93-75.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball comes up short at Millsaps
    November 27, 2011
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Huntingdon men’s basketball team fell behind in the first half and couldn’t close the gap in a 74-64 loss at Millsaps on Sunday.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball loses to No. 23 Hampden-Sydney in Huntingdon Classic
    November 19, 2011
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team hasn't taken the easy road to open the season. In five days, the Hawks have hosted two nationally ranked opponents at Roland Arena, lost a two-point battle with 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern and a five-point battle with Concordia College. On Saturday, the Hawks fell to 23rd-ranked Hampden-Sydney 98-71 in the Huntingdon Classic. The Hawks (0-3) are still looking for their first win, but head coach Mike Pugh is encouraged by what he has seen.
  • Huntingdon men’s basketball falls to Concordia in Huntingdon Classic
    November 18, 2011
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the second time in two games, the Huntingdon men’s basketball team battled but came up short in the final seconds in a tight game. After falling by two points in the season opener, Huntingdon fell to Concordia College on Friday night. The Hornets eased ahead late to win 87-82 in the second game of the Huntingdon Classic at Roland Arena.
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