SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week Three

SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week Three

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball continued over the holiday break, posting a combined record of 7-11 against non-conference teams, highlighted by Johnson & Wales earning a pair of victories at the Rocky Mountain Thanksgiving Classic.

JWU (4-0) remains the lone undefeated team in the SCAC and is now off to its best start in school history following wins against George Fox, 92-82, and UT-Tyler, 94-87. The Wildcat's pervious best start to a season was 3-0 back in 2003-2004. Senior Andrew Romero III paced JWU averaging 29.5 points per game last week, including his second-career 40-point effort in the come from behind win over UT-Tyler when he poured in 40 points, collected nine rebounds, dished out four assists and added three steals.

Southwestern (3-2) remained the lone other SCAC squad above .500 after turning in a 1-1 week that included an impressive 102-90 victory over Concordia last Tuesday. The Pirates saw four players in double-figures in the win led by Brandon Alexander with 24 points. Southwestern has now broken the century mark for points in a single game at least once for four-straight seasons, the longest such streak for the Pirates in the SCAC era. Southwestern hit 100-plus points in a single contest at least once three-straight seasons from the 2001-2002 through 2003-2004 seasons.

Colorado College (2-2) split last week, while hosting the Rocky Mountain Thanksgiving Classic. The Tigers opened the tournament defeating UT-Tyler, 77-70, before falling to George Fox. In the win, senior forward CooXooEii Black recorded game-highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds. CC has now opened the season at .500 or better through four games in four of the last six seasons.

Texas Lutheran (2-3) split non-conference road contests last weekend, dropping to Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday before bouncing back with a convincing 79-56 victory over McMurry on Saturday. The Bulldogs were led in the victory by Jackson Willoughby with 21 points, including 4-for-5 from three-point range and adding four steals, three rebounds and two assists.

Austin College (2-3) dropped its lone contest of the week, falling to LeTourneau, 108-69.

Schreiner (2-4) went 1-2 last week with its lone victory coming on the road at McMurry, 92-80. The Mountaineers got a 27-point effort in the win from Matthew Rindahl as Schreiner topped the 90-point plateau for the first time this season.  

Dallas (1-3), Centenary (1-4) and Trinity (0-5) combined to post a 1-5 record last week in non-conference play with the Crusaders earning the one win among the three squads, defeating Mississippi Univ. for Women, 86-83, on Saturday.

Men's basketball continues this week with 14 non-conference contests scheduled before the SCAC portion of the schedule opens next week, when Johnson & Wales travels to take on Colorado College on Tuesday, December 4th. 

For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below: 

This Week's Leaders:

Points/game (29.5): Andrew Romero, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Rebounds/game (10.0): CooXooEii Black, Colorado College; King Grant-Perry, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Assists/game (6.5): Jontrell Herman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Steals/game (3.5): Andrew Romero, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Blocks/game (2.5): CooXooEii Black, Colorado College
*FG percentage (80.0): Kile Mingo, Centenary (4-5)
+FT percentage (100.0): Cameran Hyde, Dallas (8-8); Eric Jonas, Colorado College (6-6); Jacob Kouremetis, Texas Lutheran (5-5)
#3FG percentage (100.0): Kile Mingo, Centenary (3-3)

*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game 

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
 
November
Mon. 19 Schreiner 56 Texas-Dallas 93 Final
Tue. 20 Concordia (Tex.) 90 Southwestern (Tex.) 102 Final
  Dallas 76 Ozarks (Ark.) 91 Final
  Austin College 69 LeTourneau 108 Final
Fri. 23 Whitworth 76 Trinity (Tex.) 65 Final
  Texas Lutheran 63 Hardin-Simmons 87 Final
  George Fox 82 JWU (Denver) 92 Final
  Schreiner 92 McMurry 80 Final
  Texas-Tyler 70 Colorado College 77 Final
Sat. 24 Dallas 86 Mississippi University for Women 83 Final
  Centenary (La.) 51 Ark.-Monticello 80 Final
  Schreiner 84 Hardin-Simmons 97 Final
  Texas Lutheran 79 McMurry 56 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) 80 Mary Hardin-Baylor 107 Final
  JWU (Denver) 94 Texas-Tyler 87 Final
  George Fox 78 Colorado College 73 Final
Sun. 25 Texas-Dallas 78 Trinity (Tex.) 64 Final
  Dallas 63 Millsaps 91 Final