2011-12 Men's Basketball News

July 12, 2012
Four Bishops Named to NABC Honors Court
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced its NABC Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season. North Carolina Wesleyan had four Battling Bishops garner recognition in the form of Matt Dougherty, John Kostet, Alex Murray and Cornelius Snow. Dougherty, Kostet and Murray are recent graduates of the College, while Snow is a rising senior for head men's basketball coach John Thompson.

June 1, 2012
USA South Releases Academic All-Conference Team
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its 2011-2012 Academic All-Conference Team, and North Carolina Wesleyan is pleased to announce that 58 Battling Bishops have garnered recognition.

May 15, 2012
Wesleyan's John Thompson Joins USA Basketball
The USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team committee has released its list of coaches and players chosen for the 2012 U18 National Team Training Camp. A trio of experienced and successful college coaches will lead the team, including Billy Donovan (Florida) as head coach, with Mark Few (Gonzaga) and Shaka Smart (Virginia Commonwealth) as assistant coaches. Joining them as a Court Coach at the Training Camp will be North Carolina Wesleyan's John Thompson, who will travel to the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs June 5-12 to offer instruction to the 24 players who have accepted invitations.

April 17, 2012
Athletics Hosts 47th Annual Awards Ceremony
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics hosted its 47th Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 16th, in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center. Coaches, staff and student-athletes came together to celebrate the accomplishments of both individuals and teams from the 2011-2012 season. Among those athletes and teams, NCWC boasted 50 USA South All-Conference selections, three USA South Championships, two Players of the Year, one Coach of the Year and one NCAA tournament berth. Highlighting the night’s winners were the honors given for the Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year, along with the Male and Female Athlete of the Year.

March 12, 2012
Bishop Athletes Join "Stop Hunger Now" Efforts
Members of several Battling Bishop athletic squads donated their time on Saturday morning to help with the area's "Stop Hunger Now" efforts in Edge Gym.

February 23, 2012
All-Conference Awards Announced in Men's Hoops
The USA South announced it postseason men's basketball awards on Wednesday, and North Carolina Wesleyan had a trio of student-athletes earn accolades. Domarius Thomas was a First Team All-Conference selection, while fellow senior Matt Dougherty grabbed Honorable Mention status. John Kostet rounded out Wesleyan's award-winners as the Battling Bishops' representative on the All-Sportsmanship Team.

February 21, 2012
Hornets Shock Bishops in First Round of Tourney
Shenandoah University shocked North Carolina Wesleyan in the first round of the 2012 USA South Conference Tournament on Tuesday night, handing the 2nd-seeded Bishops a 72-68 defeat in Everett Gymnasium.

February 18, 2012
Wesleyan Men Honor Seniors, Down Ferrum 82-60
On Senior Day in Everett Gymansium, the Battling Bishops never trailed en route to an 82-60 victory over Ferrum College in the regular season finale for both squads. The decisive victory secured the #2 seed for Wesleyan in next week's USA South Conference Tournament.

February 15, 2012
Morrison's Trey Gives Bishops 57-54 Win at Methodist
Sophomore Josh Morrison nailed a three-pointer with three seconds remaining to give North Carolina Wesleyan a 57-54 win at Methodist on Wednesday night.

February 14, 2012
Thomas and Khussainov Grab Weekly Honors
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its weekly awards for February 13th, and North Carolina Wesleyan had two athletes garner recognition.

February 11, 2012
Wesleyan Never Trails in 77-67 Win at Shenandoah
North Carolina Wesleyan opened the game with a 23-2 run and never trailed as the Battling Bishops cruised to a 77-67 victory at Shenandoah on Saturday afternoon.

February 8, 2012
Thomas Nets 21, Bishops Down Cougars 89-76
Senior Domarius Thomas poured in 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help his Battling Bishop men's basketball team to an 89-76 victory over Averett on Wednesday night in Everett Gym.

February 6, 2012
Basketball's Dougherty Named Academic All-District
North Carolina Wesleyan senior Matt Dougherty of men's basketball has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team for his stellar performance in the classroom.

February 4, 2012
Murray's Double-Double Sparks Bishops in 80-70 Win
North Carolina Wesleyan senior Alex Murray recorded a team-high 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead his Battling Bishop men's basketball team to an 80-70 USA South victory over Greensboro College on Saturday in Everett Gym.

February 1, 2012
NCWC Athletics to Sponsor SIXTH MAN SATURDAY
This Saturday, February 4th, our Battling Bishop men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting Greensboro College at 2pm and 4pm in a key USA South hoops doubleheader. Not only is Saturday Alumni Day for our basketball squads, but it’s also the start of something we hope will become a Wesleyan tradition: SIXTH MAN SATURDAY!

January 31, 2012
Captains Withstand Bishop Rally for 73-71 Win
Behind the hot shooting of sophomore Josh Morrison, the Battling Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan overcame a double-digit second half deficit only to fall just short in Tuesday's 73-71 loss at Christopher Newport.

January 25, 2012
Panthers Hold On, Down Bishops 83-79
Ferrum got 30 points from Marcus Mayo and 20 from Daryl Hart as the Panthers downed North Carolina Wesleyan by an 83-79 score in Wednesday night’s USA South men’s basketball action.

January 24, 2012
Second Half Run Lifts Bishops to 77-58 Win Over SU
The Battling Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan used a 25-3 second half run to pull away from visiting Shenandoah, eventually securing a 77-58 victory over the Hornets in Everett Gymnasium on Sunday.

January 21, 2012
Wesleyan Cruises to 88-64 Win Versus Methodist
The men's basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan cruised to an 88-64 USA South victory over Methodist University on Saturday in Everett Gymnasium. Senior Alex Murray paced the Bishops with 13 points and five steals, igniting the crowd on four different occasions with thunderous dunks.

January 14, 2012
Bishop Men Secure 77-73 Victory at Averett
North Carolina Wesleyan's men's basketball team held on for a hard-fought 77-73 USA South victory at Averett University on Saturday. The Cougars erased double-digits deficits in both halves and actually held a late lead before Bishop senior Domarius Thomas scored four of his team-high 19 points in the final 30 seconds to secure Wesleyan's first conference win of the season.

January 11, 2012
Greensboro Uses Late Run to Down Wesleyan, 89-77
In Wednesday night's USA South men's basketball action, the Pride of Greensboro College used a late 14-3 run to pull away from visiting North Carolina Wesleyan for an 89-77 victory.

January 7, 2012
NCWC Men Drop USA South Opener to CNU, 84-56
Christopher Newport University took a 48-30 lead into the break and did not look back en route to an 84-56 victory over homestanding North Carolina Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in Everett Gymnasium.

January 3, 2012
Wesleyan Men Drop Pair of Contests Up North
The Battling Bishop men's basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan returned to action on Monday and Tuesday, falling at York College (N.Y.) and Richard Stockton by 78-74 and 83-60 scores, respectively.

December 11, 2011
NCWC Wins at Covenant, Drops OT Thriller at Maryville
The Battling Bishop men's basketball team played a pair of non-conference contests over the weekend, earning a 82-65 win at Covenant College on Saturday before dropping a tough 93-82 overtime decision at Maryville on Sunday.

December 4, 2011
Hot-Shooting Marlins Top Battling Bishops, 99-76
The 5th-ranked Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan shot 53 percent from the floor and knocked down ten three-pointers en route to a 99-76 victory over homestanding North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon in Everett Gymnasium.

December 1, 2011
Bishop Athletes Support Worthy Initiatives This Fall
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics has highlighted a variety of community service projects that our Battling Bishops undertook this fall. In addition to the department's yearly 9/11 initiative, Cans Across the Conference and elementary reading programs, several teams participated in unique projects that surely benefited our student-athletes.

November 30, 2011
Bishops Pick Up 65-61 Victory Over Guilford at Home
Senior Matt Dougherty scored 16 points and Alex Murray chipped in 13 off the bench to lead the North Carolina Wesleyan men's basketball squad to a 65-61 victory over Guilford College on Wednesday night in Everett Gymnasium.

November 27, 2011
Wesleyan Downs Hampden-Sydney, Falls at UMW
The men's basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan split a pair of contests at this weekend's 4th Annual South Region Challenge. The Bishops fell to host Mary Washington on Saturday night before earning a hard-fought 73-70 victory over Hampden-Sydney on Sunday.

November 22, 2011
Bishop men and women earn split in hoops action
North Carolina Wesleyan's men's and women's basketball squads were both in action on Tuesday night, with the men hosting Mid-Atlantic Christian University and the women traveling to Newport News Apprentice. The Bishop men cruised to an 88-51 victory behind Cornelius Snow's game-high 17 points, while the Wesleyan women were paced by Tiffany Bell's 21 points in a tough 73-68 loss to the Builders.

November 20, 2011
Bishops Down St. Andrews to Wrap Up 2011 RTI
North Carolina Wesleyan wrapped up its annual Roger Taylor Invitational on Sunday afternoon, downing Division II St. Andrews University by an 82-77 score in Everett Gymnasium. Senior Matt Dougherty poured in a tournament-high 29 points.

November 16, 2011
Wesleyan Wins Opener, Prepares for Roger Taylor Invite
The 20th-ranked Battling Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan opened up their 2011-2012 slate on Wednesday evening with a dominating 90-56 victory at Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

October 29, 2011
NCWC Inducts 2011 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
On Saturday night, October 29th, the North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics officially inducted former head coach Tony Guzzo and men's basketball All-Americans Jamar Jones and Chris Moody into its Athletics Hall of Fame.