2016-17 Carson-Newman Men's Basketball News

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    January 17, 2017
    Top three SAC scorers on display Wednesday night in Holt Fieldhouse JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The three most prolific scorers in the South Atlantic Conference will be on display Wednesday night in Holt Fieldhouse when Carson-Newman’s (10-6, 7-3 SAC) men’s basketball team tips off at 8 against Anderson (7-9, 5-5 SAC).
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    January 14, 2017
    C-N weathers second half storm to triumph in Hartsville HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Carson-Newman (10-6, 7-3 South Atlantic Conference) went five minutes without scoring late in the second half, but Sawyer Williams (Owenton, Ky.) connected on and-one with less than 30 seconds to play to propel C-N past Coker (6-10, 3-7 SAC) Saturday afternoon at the DeLoach Center.
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    January 13, 2017
    C-N puts Palmetto State win streak on the line with trip to Coker JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (9-6, 6-3 South Atlantic Conference) has won nine consecutive games in the state of South Carolina, a win streak it puts on the line when it tips off at 4 p.m. Saturday in Hartsville against Coker (6-9, 3-6 SAC).
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    January 11, 2017
    C-N blows by Brevard with furious second half as six score double-digits BREVARD, N.C. – Carson-Newman (9-6, 6-3 South Atlantic Conference) turned a four-point halftime lead into a 28-point second half advantage with aggressive defense en route to an 86-71 win at Brevard (2-13, 0-9 SAC) Wednesday night in what was likely C-N’s final visit to Boshamer Gym.
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    January 10, 2017
    Eagles bound to Brevard for SAC road swing JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – After starting 2017 at home, Carson-Newman (8-6, 5-3 South Atlantic Conference) heads away from Holt Fieldhouse for a pair of games, starting with a visit to Brevard’s (2-12, 0-8 SAC) Boshamer Gym Wednesday night at 8.
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    January 07, 2017
    Bulldogs take defensive slugfest from Eagles, 79-77 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Wingate (7-7, 4-4 South Atlantic Conference) limited Carson-Newman (8-6, 5-3 SAC) to its second worst shooting effort of the season and staved off a late Eagle comeback to hold on for a 79-77 win Saturday evening at Holt Fieldhouse.
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    January 06, 2017
    Benson’s Bunch looks to halt losing streak versus Bulldogs JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (8-5, 4-2 South Atlantic Conference) and Wingate (6-7, 3-4 SAC) got together three times last year to play basketball.
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    January 04, 2017
    Defensively dominant finish powers C-N past Tusculum JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (8-5, 5-2 South Atlantic Conference) held Tusculum (6-6, 3-4 SAC) without a field goal over the final 8:18 of the contest to whip past its rivals in a 95-84 triumph Wednesday night in Holt Fieldhouse.
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    January 03, 2017
    Eagles open 2017 with rivalry matchup versus Tusculum JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (7-5, 4-2 South Atlantic Conference) cranks open 2017 with a rivalry matchup against Tusculum (6-5, 3-3 SAC) Wednesday night at 8 inside the friendly confines of Holt Fieldhouse.
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    December 31, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Athlete of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Athlete of the Year. New Year's Day, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Athlete of the Year.
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    December 31, 2016
    Second half surge sends C-N into 2017 in style MARS HILL, N.C. – Trailing by 12 at the half, Carson-Newman (7-5, 4-2 South Atlantic Conference) dialed up the defensive pressure to turn the tide with a 24-5 run and close out 2016 with a 76-71 win over Mars Hill (3-9, 1-5 SAC) Saturday at Burt Stanford Arena.
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    December 30, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Comeback of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Comeback of the Year. New Year's Eve, we'll unveil the candidates for Male Athlete of the Year.
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    December 30, 2016
    Eagles wrap up 2016 in mountains at Mars Hill JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (6-5, 3-2 South Atlantic Conference) finishes out 2016 with a short road trip into the mountains north of Asheville to take on Mars Hill (3-7, 1-4 SAC) New Year’s Eve at 4 p.m.
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    December 29, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Upset of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Upset of the Year. Friday, we'll unveil the candidates for Comeback of the Year.
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    December 28, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Game of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Game of the Year. Thursday, we'll unveil the candidates for Upset of the Year.
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    December 26, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Performance of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Performance of the Year. Tuesday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Performance of the Year.
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    December 26, 2016
    Eagles ink Andre for 2017-18 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman head men’s basketball coach Chuck Benson has announced the signing of 6-6, 210-pound power forward Cameron Andre (Kissimmee, Fla., Gateway High School) for the early signing period.
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    December 23, 2016
    Carson-Newman athletes participate in Jefferson County Angel Tree project JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman's athletic department and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee worked with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Angel Tree program to provide gifts to more than 50 local children this Christmas Season.
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    December 21, 2016
    Campbell named TATS Eugene Smith/Mickey O’Brien College Athletic Trainer of the Year NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Carson-Newman Athletic Trainer Brwyan Campbell has been named the recipient of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society’s Eugene Smith/Mickey O’Brien College Athletic Trainer of the Year.
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    December 21, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Freshman of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Freshman of the Year. Thursday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Freshman of the Year.
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    December 20, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Newcomer of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Newcomer of the Year. Wednesday, we'll unveil the candidates for Male Freshman of the Year.
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    December 20, 2016
    Men's basketball releases Christmas training montage JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - In celebration of the holiday season and in appreciate for the Carson-Newman sports performance program, Carson-Newman men's basketball has released a Christmas training montage.
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    December 17, 2016
    Offensive doldrums doom Eagles in six-point loss at Lenoir-Rhyne HICKORY, N.C. – Carson-Newman (6-5, 3-2 South Atlantic Conference) went eight minutes without hitting a field goal in the second half, while Lenoir-Rhyne (5-5, 4-2 SAC) rattled off an 18-0 run, leading to a 72-66 Bears’ win Saturday afternoon at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
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    December 16, 2016
    Bears’ three-point prowess awaits Eagles in Hickory JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (6-4, 3-1 South Atlantic Conference) hits the floor for the final time before Christmas to take one of the nation’s top three-point shooting teams in Lenoir-Rhyne (4-5, 3-2 SAC) Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
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    December 14, 2016
    Eagles use “Death Ground” defense to bury Catawba, 78-71 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (6-4, 3-1 South Atlantic Conference) turned in its best defensive performance of the year to halt a five-game Catawba (8-3, 2-3 SAC) win streak and collect a 78-71 win over the Indians Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.
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    December 13, 2016
    Streaking Indians pay visit to Holt Fieldhouse JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – After failing to halt the longest win streak in the South Atlantic Conference Saturday, Carson-Newman (5-4, 2-1 SAC) will hope to put an end to the second longest winning streak in the league Wednesday.
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    December 10, 2016
    White-hot Royals down Carson-Newman, 112-90 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 8 Queens (10-0, 4-0 South Atlantic Conference) played every bit of the part of a top 10 team, stroking the rock at a 59 percent clip en route to a 112-90 win over Carson-Newman (5-4, 2-1 SAC) Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse.
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    December 09, 2016
    This Week at The Creek: December 11- December 17, 2016 This week at The Creek basketball will face off against two conference opponents in Catawba and Lenoir-Rhyne. The swim team will also have competitions on the road.
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    December 09, 2016
    Benson’s Bunch welcomes second top-10 foe to Holt Fieldhouse JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Carson-Newman (5-3, 2-0 South Atlantic Conference) will welcome a top-10 team into Holt Fieldhouse for a game.
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    December 03, 2016
    Jones matches SAC and C-N single-game field goal percentage mark as Eagles trounce Newberry 116-94 NEWBERRY, S.C. – A white-hot Carson-Newman men’s basketball team (5-3, 2-0 SAC) drilled 67.6 percent of its shots and held Newberry (5-3, 1-2 SAC) without a field goal for 10 minutes in the second half en route to 116-94 triumph over the Wolves Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena.
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    December 02, 2016
    Carson-Newman heads to Newberry for first SAC roadtrip JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (4-3, 1-0 South Atlantic Conference) leaves the friendly confines of Holt Fieldhouse for the first time this year in conference play to challenge Newberry (5-2, 1-1 SAC) Saturday afternoon at 4 in Eleazer Arena.
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    November 30, 2016
    Noted goat farmer Williams nominated for Allstate NABC Good Works team INDIANAPOLIS – Carson-Newman senior forward Sawyer Williams (Owenton, Ky.) has been nominated for the Allstate NABC Good Works team. It marks back-to-back nominations for Williams for the team, which is in its fifth year of existence.
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    November 30, 2016
    Johnson C. Smith collects sixth straight win over Eagles 88-75 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (4-3) coughed up 17 turnovers and couldn’t clamp down on the defensive end as Johnson C. Smith (3-4) snapped a three-game losing skid with an 88-73 decision over the Eagles Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.
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    November 29, 2016
    This Week at The Creek: December 4 - December 10, 2016 Slow week at the Creek with both basketball teams hosting Queens on Saturday December 10th at 2&4 p.m.
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    November 29, 2016
    Carson-Newman closes out nonconference play with Golden Bulls JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (4-2) aims to get back to its hot-shooting ways when Johnson C. Smith (2-4) comes to Holt Fieldhouse to close out nonconference play Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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    November 26, 2016
    This Week at The Creek: November 27 - December 3, 2016 Basketball is in full swing with five games this week.
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    November 26, 2016
    Eagles unable to overcome poor-shooting first half, fall 73-69 to Winona State OWENSBORO, Ky. – Carson-Newman (4-2) missed the first 14 threes it shot, then couldn’t get the requisite defensive stops in the second half as Winona State (3-1) mustered a 73-69 win over the Eagles Saturday afternoon at the Owensboro Sportscenter in the consolation game of the Hampton Inn Kentucky Wesleyan Thanksgiving Classic.
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    November 25, 2016
    First half run charges Hillsdale past Carson-Newman OWENSBORO, Ky. – Hillsdale (4-1) outscored Carson-Newman (4-1) 25-9 over the final nine minutes of the first half, then stiff-armed the Eagles in the second stanza to hand Carson-Newman its first loss of the season, Friday afternoon at the Owensboro Sportscenter.
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    November 24, 2016
    Eagles head to Owensboro for Kentucky Wesleyan Classic JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (4-0) sets out to improve upon its best start in four seasons with tournament action at the Kentucky Wesleyan Classic Friday and Saturday in Owensboro, Ky.
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    November 22, 2016
    Eagles take heavyweight prizefight from No 6 Lincoln Memorial 111-109 in overtime JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Malik Abraham (Snellville, Ga.) delivered the knockout blow with a second left in overtime with to a 17-foot two from the right wing to propel Carson-Newman (4-0, 1-0 South Atlantic Conference) to a 111-109 overtime victory over No. 6 Lincoln Memorial (3-2, 0-1 SAC) Tuesday night inside Holt Fieldhouse.
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