2016-17 Carson-Newman Men's Basketball News

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    March 20, 2017
    Clark becomes Carson-Newman’s 12th All-American with plaudit from Basketball Times SIOUX FALL, S.D. – Carson-Newman junior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been named an All-American by Basketball Times, the publication announced Monday morning.
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    March 16, 2017
    Men's basketball sets Drill Factory camps for June and July JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman's men's basketball program will play host to a pair of camps, one running from June 5-9 and another from July 3-7.
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    March 13, 2017
    Clark nets D2CCA All-Region First Team honors HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Carson-Newman junior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has tallied up another postseason accolade with his inclusion on the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association All-Southeast Region First Team.
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    March 04, 2017
    Clark cracks 1600-point threshold in SAC semifinal loss to LMU GREENVILLE, S.C. – No. 4 Lincoln Memorial (26-4) drilled 17 threes and used a trio of big runs to bury Carson-Newman (19-11) 105-62 Saturday night at Timmons Arena.
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    March 03, 2017
    Eagles, No. 4 Railsplitters collide in SAC semifinals JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Fourth-seeded Carson-Newman (19-10) and top-seeded and fourth-ranked Lincoln Memorial (25-4) will match wits Saturday at 5:30 from Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C. for the right to play in the South Atlantic Conference Championship game.
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    March 02, 2017
    Clark named player of the year, Williams earns All-SAC honors ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman junior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been named the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, the league office announced Thursday morning.
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    March 01, 2017
    Eagles move up spot to ninth in region rankings INDIANAPOLIS – Carson-Newman’s men’s basketball program has moved up a spot in the Southeast Region rankings to ninth, the NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon.
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    March 01, 2017
    Williams joins 1,500-point club as Eagles use lockdown defense to make SAC semis JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Fourth-seeded Carson-Newman (19-10) used an amorphous blob of a two-three zone to force fifth-seeded Newberry (18-11) into shooting a SAC record 57 threes en route to a 96-74 win over the Wolves Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse in the quarterfinals of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament.
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    February 28, 2017
    Carson-Newman cranks open SAC tournament play with Wolves JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (18-10) opens up play in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament looking for a third win this season against Newberry (18-10). The teams square off at 8 p.m. Wednesday inside Holt Fieldhouse.
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    February 28, 2017
    TSWA presents Clark with fifth career player of the week plaudit NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The awards keep rolling in for Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) after the junior's record-breaking week. The Tennessee Sportswriters' Association has tabbed Clark for its weekly player of the of the week accolade for a third time this season and a fifth time in Clark's career.
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    February 28, 2017
    Bird is the word for USBWA National Player of the Week JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - For the second time this season, Carson-Newman guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been selected as the US Basketball Writers Association national player of the week.
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    February 27, 2017
    Clark’s prodigious week garners AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors ROCK HILL, S.C. – Thanks to what was arguably the greatest week in the history of basketball at Carson-Newman, junior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has garnered AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors for a third time this season and a sixth time in his career.
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    February 25, 2017
    Clark resets C-N and SAC single-game scoring records as Eagles close out regular season in style JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) put together one of the greatest performances in the history of Carson-Newman (18-10, 15-7 South Atlantic Conference) basketball en route to a 120-91 pulverizing of Coker (8-20, 5-17 SAC) Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse.
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    February 24, 2017
    Eagles to celebrate Williams, Barnett with senior day Saturday versus Coker JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (17-10, 14-7 South Atlantic Conference) will pay homage to senior center Sawyer Williams (Owenton, Ky.) and guard turned student assistant Andy Barnett (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) in the Eagles final regular season home Saturday at 4 p.m. against Coker (8-19, 5-16 SAC).
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    February 22, 2017
    Birthday boy Clark slaps icing on cake with triple-double to blow by Brevard JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – On his 21st birthday, Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) tallied his second triple-double in as many games inside Holt Fieldhouse as Carson-Newman (17-10, 14-7 South Atlantic Conference) dominated wire-to-wire in a 96-54 win over Brevard (2-25, 0-21 SAC) Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.
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    February 21, 2017
    Eagles can lock up first round home game with win Wednesday against Brevard JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (16-10, 13-7 South Atlantic Conference) can secure a first-round home game in the South Atlantic Conference tournament with a win Wednesday night at 8 against Brevard (2-24, 0-20 SAC).
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    February 18, 2017
    Eagles go cold down the stretch, Bulldogs prevail 90-79 WINGATE, N.C. – Carson-Newman (16-10, 13-7 South Atlantic Conference) made one of its final eight shots from the floor as Wingate used a 14-1 run to turn a hotly contested matchup into a comfortable 90-79 win Saturday evening at Cuddy Arena.
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    February 17, 2017
    Southeast Region showdown pits Carson-Newman against Wingate JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (16-9, 13-6 South Atlantic Conference) will take part in its first contest against a fellow regionally-ranked foe in the regular season for the first time since the end of the 2013-14 season.
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    February 15, 2017
    Eagles clock in 10th in first region rankings INDIANAPOLIS – Carson-Newman’s men’s basketball program has been ranked 10th in the first Southeast Region ranking, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
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    February 15, 2017
    Clark’s last-second heroics push C-N to season sweep of Pioneers GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) hit an off-hand layup from the right side of the lane after a coast-to-coast drive to propel Carson-Newman (16-9, 13-6 South Atlantic Conference) to a come-from-behind 75-74 win over Tusculum (11-14, 8-11 SAC).Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena.
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    February 14, 2017
    TSWA presents Clark with State Player of the Week honors NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A day after earning South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week accolades, Carson-Newman junior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been named the State Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers' Association.
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    February 14, 2017
    Carson-Newman, Tusculum clash in resumption of East Tennessee rivalry JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (15-9, 12-6 South Atlantic Conference) hits the road for the final two-game trip away from Holt Fieldhouse before the SAC tournament with a rivalry matchup Wednesday night at Tusculum (11-13, 8-10 SAC).
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    February 13, 2017
    Clark’s triple-double paves way for AstroTurf SAC Player of the Week plaudit ROCK HILL, S.C. – Bolstered by the first triple-double in school history, junior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.
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    February 11, 2017
    Clark’s historic triple-double highlights Eagles’ second-half dismantling of Lenoir-Rhyne JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (15-9, 12-6 South Atlantic Conference) guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) produced the first triple-double in school history and the Eagles pounded Lenoir-Rhyne (10-13, 9-9 SAC) into a fine paste with a virtuoso second-half performance, 93-65 Saturday evening at Holt Fieldhouse.
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    February 10, 2017
    C-N set for L-R Saturday, 15-year reunion ready for 2001-02 Sweet 16 team JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (14-9, 11-6 South Atlantic Conference) returns to Holt Fieldhouse after back-to-back games on the road for a Saturday matchup with Lenoir-Rhyne (10-12, 9-8 SAC). Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.
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    February 09, 2017
    Williams lauded with academic all-district accolade for second time AUSTIN, Texas – For the second time in his career, Carson-Newman senior forward Sawyer Williams (Owenton, Ky.) has been lauded with Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America.
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    February 08, 2017
    Benson’s Bunch tries to halt road woes at Anderson JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – After a 5-1 start away from the friendly confines of Holt Fieldhouse, Carson-Newman (13-9, 10-6 South Atlantic Conference) has dropped three consecutive games away from home.
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    February 08, 2017
    Benson grabs career win 250 as Eagles weather late Trojan rally ANDERSON, S.C. – Carson-Newman (14-9, 11-6 South Atlantic Conference) head men’s basketball coach Chuck Benson notched his 250th career victory as the Eagles stiff-armed Anderson (10-13, 8-9 SAC) Wednesday night at the Abney Center.
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    February 05, 2017
    Sunday Conversations: Free throw shooting with Gerald Oliver JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Celtics Adrian Griffin, UCONN head coach Kevin Ollie, NBA coaching legend George Karl and now current C-N men’s basketball players Sawyer Williams (Owenton, Ky.) and Shaun Jones (Lawrenceville, Ga) – all credit one Carson-Newman basketball alum for helping them with their games.
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    February 04, 2017
    Eagles rally, but fall in heartbreaker to Catawba SALISBURY, N.C. – Carson-Newman (13-9, 10-6 South Atlantic Conference) rallied from a 13-point second half deficit, but fell in the final eight seconds, 77-76 to Catawba (15-6, 10-6 SAC) Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.
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    February 03, 2017
    Four v. Five SAC matchup on docket for Eagles Saturday JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Fourth-place Carson-Newman (13-8, 10-5 South Atlantic Conference) takes on fifth-place Catawba (15-6, 9-6 SAC) in a pivotal SAC showdown Saturday afternoon at Catawba’s Goodman Gym.
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    February 01, 2017
    Pangallo’s three-point pop powers potent Eagles past Mars Hill JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – A career-best 25-point effort from Zack Pangallo (Newport, Ky.) coupled with a beefy second half run helped Carson-Newman (13-8, 10-5 South Atlantic Conference) move by Mars Hill (4-17, 2-13 SAC) Wednesday night inside Holt Fieldhouse.
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    January 31, 2017
    Carson-Newman aims to halt skid with Wednesday night matchup with Mars Hill JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (12-8, 9-5) will look to win a third consecutive game inside the friendly confines of Holt Fieldhouse after dropping back-to-back road games. The Eagles take on Mars Hill (4-16, 2-12 SAC) Wednesday night at 8 p.m.
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    January 28, 2017
    Comeback falls short, No. 5 Queens downs Eagles 72-70 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fifth-ranked Queens (19-1, 13-1 South Atlantic Conference) blocked a shot with five seconds left and Carson-Newman (12-8, 9-5 SAC) couldn’t get off a second, game-tying attempt as the Eagles fell 72-70 Saturday evening at Curry Arena.
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    January 27, 2017
    Top-Five Royals Await Eagles in Charlotte JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (12-7, 9-4 South Atlantic Conference) takes on its second consecutive ranked opponent and its third inside the top 10 this season when it heads to Charlotte to take on No. 5 Queens (18-1, 12-1 South Atlantic Conference) Saturday at 4 p.m. from Curry Arena.
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    January 25, 2017
    Third one’s a charm, Clark picks up more hardware as USBWA national player of the week Rolla, Mo. – Roughly 36 hours after picking up his fourth career SAC player of the week honor, and six hours after he was named TSWA State Player of the Week, Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) Charles Clark saw another accolade role in.
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    January 25, 2017
    Pinson's triple-double powers Lincoln Memorial to 35-point win HARROGATE, Tenn.— Thanks to five Cornelius Taylor three-pointers in the first six minutes of game action and a triple-double effort from Dorian Pinson, Lincoln Memorial handled Carson-Newman quickly with a 108-74 route in the Tex Turner Arena Wednesday night.
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    January 24, 2017
    Eagles head to Harrogate for rivalry matchup with No. 17 LMU JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Both Carson-Newman (12-6, 9-3 South Atlantic Conference) and No. 17 Lincoln Memorial (14-4, 9-3 SAC) put four-game winning streaks on the line when the teams clash for the 203rd time Wednesday night at 8 p.m. inside LMU’s Tex Turner Arena.
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    January 24, 2017
    Awards roll in for Clark, junior named TSWA Player of the Week NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A day after earning AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week plaudits for a fourth time in his career, junior men’s basketball guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has added some more hardware to his trophy case.
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    January 23, 2017
    Clark nabs AstroTurf SAC Player of the Week honors ROCK HILL, S.C. – For the fourth time in his career, junior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has earned AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors, the league office announced Monday.
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