2012-13 Men's Basketball Headlines

May 6, 2013
BSC names Larry D. Striplin Athletes of the Year at annual Athletic Awards Banquet
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–Birmingham-Southern held its annual Athletic Awards Banquet Monday evening in Bruno Great Hall and named the 2013 Newcomers, Athletes, Teams, and Man and Woman of the Year, as well as the Johnny Johnson Most Inspirational Senior Student Athletes.

February 25, 2013
Richards and Thomas Earned SAA All-Tournament Laurels
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senor Zac Richards and sophomore Larry Thomas were named to the Southern Athletic Association All-Tournament team following the inaugural SAA Men’s Basketball Championship game.

February 25, 2013
BSC Men's Basketball Places Five on SAA All-Conference Teams
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Blaise White was named the Southern Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year while five players earned all-conference honors according to the league office on Monday.

February 24, 2013
Panthers Fall To Centre In SAA Title Game
DANVILLE, Ky. -- Birmingham-Southern (20-8) missed a last second 3-point attempt as Centre College (21-5) won a 46-44 defensive struggle to claim the 2013 Southern Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship on Sunday.

February 23, 2013
BSC Men's Basketball Advances To SAA Championship Game
DANVILLE, Ky. – No. 2 seed Birmingham-Southern got out the gates quickly and never trailed on its way to a 63-47 win over Millsaps College Saturday in the semifinals of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament.

February 19, 2013
Larry Thomas Earns Weekly SAA Honor
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Southern Athletic Association has announced the men's basketball Player of the Week for games played February 11 - 17 and Larry Thomas of Birmingham-Southern claimed the weekly honor.

February 19, 2013
Zac Richards Named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern senior Zac Richards was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American Third-Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American Committee on Tuesday.

February 17, 2013
BSC Men Defeat Berry College In Regular Season Finale
ROME, Ga. – Birmingham-Southern overcame a 15-point first half deficit to earn a Southern Athletic Association road win over Berry College 53-50 Sunday at the Cage and secure the No. 3 seed in next week’s conference tournament.

February 15, 2013
BSC Men’s Basketball Holds Off Oglethorpe, 77-74
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Larry Thomas scored 25 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds to help the Birmingham-Southern Men’s Basketball team earn a 77-74 Southern Athletic Association win at Dorough Fieldhouse on Friday.

February 13, 2013
Panthers Defeat Covenant On Senior Night At Battle
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore Larry Thomas scored 17 points and senior Zac Richards added 16 to help Birmingham-Southern to a 68-49 win over Covenant College (10-8) on Senior night Wednesday at Bill Battle Coliseum. Thomas also had eight steals, seven rebounds and three assists.

February 10, 2013
BSC’s Cold Shooting Helps Sewanee Take 79-61 Win
SEWANEE, Tenn. – Valentino Bryant scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Sewanee (16-7, 7-5 SAA) to a 79-61 win over Birmingham-Southern (15-7; 8-4 SAA) Sunday a Juhan Gym.

February 8, 2013
BSC Men’s Basketball Falls To Centre In Battle Of First Place Teams
DANVILLE, Ky. – Centre College (16-4, 9-2 SAA) used a balanced offense and a shot 50 percent in the second half to earn a 72-62 Southern Athletic Association win over the Birmingham-Southern Men’s Basketball (15-6; 8-3 SAA) Friday at Alumni Gym.

February 5, 2013
Zac Richards, Melanie Short Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Seniors Zac Richards and Melanie Short have been named to the 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-America All-District IV Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams according to a releasefrom CoSIDA Academic All-American Committee.

February 3, 2013
Late Three Lifts Rhodes Past BSC Men, 58-57
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Andrew Galow’s 3-point field goal with 1.8 seconds left in the game to lift Rhodes College to a 58-57 Southern Athletic Association win over Birmingham-Southern Sunday at Bill Battle Coliseum.

February 1, 2013
Richards and Thomas Lead BSC Past Hendrix, 78-66
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Zac Richards scored a game-high 19 points while Larry Thomas scored 15 points and collected 10 rebounds to lead Birmingham-Southern (15-4; 8-1 SAA) to a 78-66 Southern Athletic Association win over Hendrix College (6-14; 1-8 SAA) Friday at Bill Battle Coliseum.

January 27, 2013
Kegarise leads Panthers in 68-53 victory over Oglethorpe
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team, led by a career-high 25 points from senior Kevin Kegarise, wrapped up an undefeated weekend of conference play with a 68-53 victory over Oglethorpe University, Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum.

January 25, 2013
Panthers rebound with 88-62 home win against Berry
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team got back to its winning ways Friday evening with an 88-62 victory against Berry College in Bill Battle Coliseum.

January 20, 2013
Shooting woes plague Panthers in 68-55 loss to Rhodes
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team shot a season-low .333 from the field on Sunday afternoon, falling to Rhodes 68-55 on the road to snap a six-game win streak.

January 18, 2013
Panthers cruise past Hendrix, 78-60
CONWAY, Ark.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its sixth straight game Friday evening, defeating Hendrix College on the road, 78-60.

January 14, 2013
Schylar Freeman named SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
ATLANTA, Ga.—Junior forward Schylar Freeman has been named Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Jan. 7-13, the league office announced today.

January 12, 2013
Panthers win fifth straight with 93-56 victory over Millsaps
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by junior Schylar Freeman with a career-high 16 points, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its fifth straight game on Saturday, defeating Millsaps 93-56 to move to 4-0 in the Southern Athletic Association.

January 9, 2013
Panthers roll past Huntingdon on the road, 73-59
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Led by senior Kevin Kegarise with 17 points, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its fourth straight game Wednesday night, defeating Huntingdon on the road, 73-59.

January 8, 2013
White named to D3hoops.com National Team of the Week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After being named Southern Athletic Association Player of the Week yesterday, senior guard Blaise White (Roswell, Ga.) has been named to the D3hoops.com National Team of the Week, it was announced today.

January 7, 2013
Blaise White named SAA Player of the Week
ATLANTA, Ga.—Senior guard Blaise White (Roswell, Ga.) has been named Southern Athletic Association Player of the Week for games played Dec. 31-Jan. 6, the league office announced today.

January 6, 2013
Panthers down Centre at home, 73-69
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by sophomore Larry Thomas with 29 points, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team defeated Centre College at home in Bill Battle Coliseum, 73-69, Sunday afternoon.

January 4, 2013
White's 25 points propel BSC past Sewanee, 88-80
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Blaise White led the way with a career-high 25 points to help the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team defeat Sewanee, 88-80, Friday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.

December 31, 2012
Larry Thomas named SAA Player of the Week
ATLANTA, Ga.—Sophomore Larry Thomas has been named the Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played December 17-30, the league office announced today.

December 30, 2012
Thomas leads Panthers past Maryville, 82-76
MARYVILLE, Tenn.—After trailing for the first 12 minutes of the game, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team came back to defeat Maryville College on the road, Sunday, 82-76.

December 29, 2012
BSC falls to Guilford in Maryville Classic, 88-85
MARYVILLE, Tenn.—After trailing by nine at the half, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team was unable to overcome Guilford College at the Maryville Classic, Saturday, falling 88-85.

December 17, 2012
Panthers return home to defeat Rust, 102-89
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—With five players scoring in double figures, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team returned home for the first time in a month and defeated Rust College, 102-89, Monday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.

December 17, 2012
Zac Richards named SAA Player of the Week
ATLANTA, Ga.—Senior forward Zac Richards (Hoover, Ala.) has been named Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played through Sunday, Dec. 16, the league office announced today.

December 15, 2012
Richards leads BSC past Millsaps in overtime, 65-60
JACKSON, Miss.—Senior Zac Richards led the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team with a career-high 33 points on Saturday in a 65-60 overtime win against Millsaps on the road.

December 3, 2012
Kevin Kegarise named SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
ATLANTA, Ga.—The Southern Athletic Association has announced the men's basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 26 through Dec. 2 and Kevin Kegarise of Birmingham-Southern earned the weekly award.

November 28, 2012
Panthers hold off Emory for 75-72 road win
ATLANTA, Ga.—After leading by as much as 19 in the first half, the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team held off a late-game surge by Emory to win 75-72 on the road, Wednesday evening in Atlanta.

November 25, 2012
No. 12 BSC picks up 65-57 win over Wesley College
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—The No. 12 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team rebounded from two straight losses with a 65-57 win over Wesley College, Sunday afternoon, taking third place in the Point Plaza Invitational, hosted by Christopher Newport University.

November 24, 2012
No. 12 Panthers drop hard-fought match against John Carroll in Point Plaza Invitational, 87-83
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Despite shooting nearly 53 percent from the field, the 12th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team lost a close battle with John Carroll University, 87-83, Saturday in the opening game of the Point Plaza Invitational, hosted by Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

November 20, 2012
No. 12 BSC falls to LaGrange on the road, 90-68
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Plagued by turnovers and cold shooting from three-point range, the 12th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team lost on the road to LaGrange, 90-68, Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2012
Zac Richards named SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
ATLANTA, Ga.—Senior Zac Richards has been named the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced today.

November 17, 2012
No. 12 BSC defeats Huntingdon, 90-80
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by sophomore Larry Thomas with 31 points on 12-16 shooting, the No. 12 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team defeated in-state rival Huntingdon College, 90-80, Saturday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum in the final game of the 2012 Black Tie Classic.

November 16, 2012
No. 12 Panthers open season with 84-75 win against Ozarks
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 12th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team opened the 2012-13 season Friday evening with an 84-75 victory against University of the Ozarks in the Black Tie Classic, hosted by BSC in Bill Battle Coliseum.

November 15, 2012
Birmingham-Southern mourns the loss of coaching legend Murray Arnold
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern athletics lost a key member of the foundation of its basketball program this week in former men's basketball coach Murray Arnold, who passed away Tuesday evening in Deland, Fla., at the age of 75.

October 18, 2012
Men's Basketball ranked 12th in D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team has been ranked 12th by D3hoops.com in its 2012-13 Preseason Top 25.

October 16, 2012
Panthers ranked 25th in DIII News Preseason Top 25; Richards named Preseason Honorable Mention All-America
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team is ranked 25th in the nation in the DIII News Preseason Top 25. Senior Zac Richards has also been selected as a Preseason Honorable Mention All-American.