2011-12 Men's Basketball Headlines

June 7, 2012
Birmingham-Southern finishes 45th in the nation in 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has finished 45th in the nation and second in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, it was announced today.

May 8, 2012
BSC names Teams, Athletes of the Year at annual Athletic Awards Banquet
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College held its annual Athletic Awards Banquet Tuesday evening in Bruno Great Hall on the BSC campus.

April 30, 2012
Birmingham-Southern College to host “Celebration of Champions” to honor 2012 SCAC conference champions and NCAA tournament teams
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is hosting a “Celebration of Champions” Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum to recognize the three Panther teams that captured Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships this past weekend.

March 13, 2012
Zac Richards named D3hoops.com All-Region and NABC All-District
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior forward Zac Richards has earned post-season honors from D3hoops.com and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

March 13, 2012
Chris Graves named D3hoops.com South Region Coach of the Year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern Head Men's Basketball Coach Chris Graves has been named South Region Coach of the Year by D3hoops.com.

March 2, 2012
No. 22 Wittenberg upsets No. 13 Panthers in first round of NCAA Tournament
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Plagued by shooting woes, the 13th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team lost in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament to No. 22 Wittenberg, 63-56, Friday evening in the Beck Center on the campus of Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.

March 2, 2012
BSC vs. Wittenberg DIII National Tournament game postponed to 7:30 p.m. Eastern
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The 13th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team's first-round national tournament game against No. 22 Wittenberg has been postponed this evening until 7:30 p.m. Eastern/6:30 p.m. Central due to the forecast of severe weather and tornadoes in the Lexington area this afternoon and evening.

February 29, 2012
Follow the No. 13 Panthers this weekend LIVE!
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 13th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team's games in the National Tournament this weekend will feature both live stats and live video.

February 27, 2012
UPDATED: No. 9 BSC to face No. 17 Wittenberg in Division III National Tournament
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 9 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team will face No. 17 Wittenberg University in the first round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament this week at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.

February 25, 2012
Centre upsets No. 9 Panthers in SCAC semifinals
BIRMINGHAM—Centre College senior forward Greg Ross poured in a game-high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Colonels knocked off ninth-ranked Birmingham-Southern College, 77-58, in the first men's semifinal Saturday afternoon at Bill Battle Coliseum on the campus of Birmingham-Southern.

February 25, 2012
Graves named SCAC Coach of the Year; White named Defensive Player of the Year
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—In exclusive voting by the head coaches of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), Birmingham-Southern head men's basketball coach Chris Graves was named the league's Coach-of-the-Year and junior point guard Blaise White was named Defensive Player-of-the-Year.

February 24, 2012
No. 9 Panthers cruise past Dallas, 82-59, in SCAC quarterfinals
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College, the East's top-ranked team, earned the program's first-ever Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) tournament win with an 82-59 victory over the West's fourth-ranked University of Dallas Crusaders at Bill Battle Coliseum.

February 18, 2012
No. 8 BSC caps off regular season with 92-80 win over Oglethorpe
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Playing at home in the regular-season finale, the No. 8 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team defeated Oglethorpe, 92-80, in Bill Battle Coliseum.

February 14, 2012
Richards leads No. 8 Panthers to 69-58 win over Berry
ROME, Ga.—Junior Zac Richards scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help lead the No. 8 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team to a 69-58 win over Berry College, Tuesday evening in the Cage Center.

February 14, 2012
Panthers rise to eighth in D3hoops.com Top 25
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team saw yet another jump in its national ranking this week, going up two spots to eighth in the nation in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll.

February 12, 2012
No. 10 Panthers roll to 85-49 win over Sewanee
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 10th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its 15th-straight game and 41st-straight home game today with a 85-49 victory against Sewanee in Bill Battle Coliseum.

February 10, 2012
No. 10 BSC clinches top seed in SCAC East Division with 81-64 win against Centre
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 10th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team clinched the top seed in the SCAC East Friday evening with an 81-64 win against Centre College in Bill Battle Coliseum.

February 6, 2012
Panthers break into top 10 in latest D3hoops.com national poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team rose one spot again this week in the D3hoops.com Top 25, going from 11th to 10th.

February 6, 2012
Zac Richards named SCAC Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Birmingham-Southern junior forward Zac Richards has been selected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Week, the conference office announced today.

February 5, 2012
No. 11 BSC hangs on to defeat Rhodes, 76-66
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Led by junior Kevin Kegarise with 19 points, the 11th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team held off the upset bid from Rhodes College Sunday afternoon, winning 76-66 in Memphis.

February 3, 2012
No. 11 Panthers win 12th straight, down Millsaps on the road 64-52
JACKSON, Miss.—The No. 11 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its 12th straight game this evening, defeating Millsaps College, 64-52, in Jackson, Miss.

February 2, 2012
Zac Richards named to Capital One Academic All-District Men's Basketball Team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior Zac Richards has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Basketball Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

January 31, 2012
Panthers rise to 11th in D3hoops.com national rankings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—In the latest D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved from 12th to 11th in the nation.

January 29, 2012
No. 12 BSC defeats Hendrix on the road, 73-64
CONWAY, Ark.—The No. 12 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its 11th straight game today with a 73-64 victory against Hendrix College on the road in Conway, Ark.

January 27, 2012
No. 12 Panthers hold off Colorado College for 10th straight win
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The 12th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its 10th straight game tonight with a 53-42 victory against Colorado College on the road.

January 23, 2012
Panthers keep moving up in D3hoops.com Top 25
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved up yet again in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25, jumping to 12th in the nation after two more wins this past weekend.

January 21, 2012
Richards scores career-high 27 points to lead No. 14 Panthers past Dallas, 100-78
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior Zac Richards shot 10-of-12 and scored a career-high 27 points to lead the 14th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team to a 100-78 victory over University of Dallas, Saturday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.

January 20, 2012
No. 14 Panthers keep win streak alive with 92-62 win against Austin College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 14 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its eighth straight game and 38th straight home game this evening with a 92-62 victory against Austin College in Bill Battle Coliseum.

January 17, 2012
Panthers move up to 14th in D3hoops.com Top 25
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After two more conference wins this past weekend, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved from 19th to 14th in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 poll.

January 14, 2012
No. 19 Panthers notch 66-58 win against Trinity
SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The 19th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its eighth straight game with a 66-58 win over Trinity University on the road, Saturday evening.

January 13, 2012
No. 19 Panthers win sixth straight with 81-62 victory against Southwestern
GEORGETOWN, Texas—Led by junior Kevin Kegarise with 16 points, the No. 19 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its sixth straight game with an 81-62 victory on the road against Southwestern University, Friday evening.

January 10, 2012
Birmingham-Southern ranked 19th in latest D3hoops.com poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team is ranked 19th in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 poll.

January 8, 2012
No. 22 BSC keeps home streak alive with 70-48 win against Rhodes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its 37th-straight home game with a 70-48 victory against Rhodes College, Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum.

January 6, 2012
No. 22 Panthers roll past Millsaps, 89-62
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Jasen Jonus shot 7-of-9 from the field and 6-of-8 from three-point range to help lead the No. 22 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team to a 89-62 win against conference rival Millsaps, Friday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.

December 30, 2011
No. 22 Birmingham-Southern ekes out 58-57 win against Clark University
NEW ORLEANS, La.—The No. 22 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team held on for a close win over Clark University, 58-57, in the Big Easy Challenge Friday evening at the Alario Center in New Orleans.

December 29, 2011
Kegarise leads No. 22 Panthers past Southern Maine, 85-73
NEW ORLEANS, La.—Junior Kevin Kegarise scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures in helping the No. 22 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team defeat Southern Maine, 85-73, in the Big Easy Challenge at the Alario Center in New Orleans, Thursday afternoon.

December 19, 2011
Lee named SCAC Character & Community Athlete-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Senior Caleb Lee has been selected as the SCAC Character & Community Male Student-Athlete-of-the-Week.

December 18, 2011
No. 16 Panthers win big on the road, defeat Sewanee 86-65
SEWANEE, Tenn.—Five different Panthers scored in double digits today in the No. 16 Birmingham-Southern basketball team's 86-65 road win against Sewanee in Juhan Gymnasium.

December 16, 2011
No. 16 Panthers suffer first loss of season to Centre, 72-65
DANVILLE, Ky.—The No. 16 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team was handed its first loss of the season Friday evening, falling to Centre College, 72-65, on the road in Danville, Ky.

December 12, 2011
Undefeated BSC ranked 16th in latest D3hoops.com poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The undefeated Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved to 16th in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 national poll.

December 10, 2011
No. 18 Panthers hold on to defeat Point University, 92-80
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its 35th straight home game Saturday afternoon, defeating Point University 92-80 in Bill Battle Coliseum.

December 8, 2011
Panthers move to 18th in latest D3hoops.com poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved from 19th to 18th in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 poll.

December 3, 2011
No. 19 BSC remains undefeated in thrilling 63-62 victory over Oglethorpe
ATLANTA—A three-pointer from freshman Larry Thomas with one second remaining lifted the No. 19 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team to a 63-62 victory against Oglethorpe University, Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

November 30, 2011
No. 19 Panthers remain unbeaten with 93-75 win against Huntingdon
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 19 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved to 5-0 on the season tonight with a 93-75 win against Huntingdon at home in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers have now won 34 straight home games.

November 28, 2011
Zac Richards named SCAC Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Junior Zac Richards has been named SCAC Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Week for games played Monday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 27, the league office announced today.

November 22, 2011
No. 22 Men's Basketball moves to 4-0 with 96-65 rout of LaGrange
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by junior Zac Richards with 12 points and 14 rebounds, the No. 22 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved to 4-0 on the season with a 96-65 victory against LaGrange College, Tuesday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.

November 20, 2011
No. 22 Panthers roll past Berry, 103-55
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by junior Kevin Kegarise with 22 points, the 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern basketball team defeated Berry College at home, 103-55, Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum.

November 18, 2011
No. 22 Panthers win big in home opener against Ozarks, 103-80
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Winning their 31st straight home contest, the No. 22 Birmingham-Southern Panthers defeated University of the Ozarks, 103-80, in their home opener Friday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers are now 2-0 on the season.

November 15, 2011
No. 22 Men's Basketball downs Huntingdon on the road in season opener, 81-79
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Led by senior Jasen Jonus with 19 points, the 22nd-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team opened the 2011-12 season this evening on the road with an 81-79 victory against Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala.

November 11, 2011
Panthers picked to finish second in SCAC East Division
SUWANEE, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team has been picked to finish second in the SCAC East Division Preseason Poll.

October 24, 2011
Men's Basketball ranked 22nd in D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team has been voted No. 22 in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25.