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2016-17 Birmingham-Southern Men's Basketball News

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    February 26, 2017
    SAA Tournament: Free Throws Lift Rhodes over Panthers MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team held top seeded Rhodes College to under 100 points for only the third time this season, but could not get the right buckets to drop in the final seconds of the Southern Athletic Association championship Sunday afternoon and fell 98-95.
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    February 25, 2017
    SAA Tournament: Panthers in Championship MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A full team effort led the Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team to its second consecutive Southern Athletic Association championship game after the Panthers upset second seeded Centre College 77-71 Saturday night.
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    February 24, 2017
    Four Panthers Named All-Conference BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Four Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball players were named to Southern Athletic Association All-Conference teams Friday. Ian Thom (Cold Spring, N.Y./Croton-Harmon HS) and Harrison Deneka (Memphis, Tenn./Christian Brothers HS) earned second-team honors for their performance this season.
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    February 24, 2017
    Panthers Complete Comeback, Advance to Semifinals BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team erased a 17-point first half deficit to come back and defeat Oglethorpe University 62-59 in the Southern Athletic Association tournament quarterfinals Friday night. BSC (13-13) will take on #2 seed Centre College in the second semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. for a chance to defend their tournament title.
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    February 18, 2017
    Panthers Win 74-58 Over Millsaps on Senior Day BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Seniors Evan Lewis (Birmingham, Ala./Ramsay HS) and Ian Thom (Cold Spring, N.Y./Croton-Harmon HS) led the Panthers to a 74-58 win in their final regular season game of the season. BSC (12-13, 8-6 SAA) will be the No. 3 seed in the Southern Athletic Association tournament next weekend.
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    February 12, 2017
    Berry Sinks Free Throws to Down Panthers MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team took the lead with five seconds left, but a foul as time expired opened the door for Berry College Sunday afternoon. The Vikings hit both free throws to win 72-71 at home in a Southern Athletic Association showdown.
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    February 10, 2017
    Panthers Fall 65-59 at Oglethorpe ATLANTA, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team moved to 11-12 overall after falling 65-59 on the road at Oglethorpe University Friday night. The Panthers are now 7-5 in Southern Athletic Association play with the loss, and remain in third place in the league.
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    February 05, 2017
    Men Upend Hendrix 67-54, Move to Third in SAA BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team downed Hendrix University 67-54 in a full team effort Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum. BSC is now 11-11 overall. The win moved the Panthers into third place ahead of Hendrix in the Southern Athletic Association with a 7-4 record.
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    February 03, 2017
    Panthers Run With Rhodes, Fall 122-98 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team battled in a fast-paced game against Southern Athletic Association rival Rhodes College Friday night in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers hung with Rhodes in the first half, but could not overcome a big second half run and fell 122-98. They moved to 10-11 overall, 6-4 in SAA play.
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    January 29, 2017
    BSC Holds On For 67-62 Win at Sewanee SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team fought off a late rally from Sewanee Friday afternoon to pull out the 67-62 road win. The Panthers are now 10-10 overall and 6-3 in the Southern Athletic Association.
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    January 27, 2017
    Men Fall 75-62 at Centre DANVILLE, Ky. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team could not hold off Centre College Friday night and fell 75-62 on the road. The Panthers are now 9-10 overall, 5-3 in Southern Athletic Association play.
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    January 24, 2017
    Deneka Named SAA Athlete of the Week BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Harrison Deneka (Memphis, Tenn./Christian Brothers HS) was named the Southern Athletic Association men’s basketball athlete of the week for his performance January 16-22.
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    January 22, 2017
    Panthers Move to First in SAA with 80-68 Win Over Sewanee BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team held on for the 80-68 win at home in Bill Battle Coliseum against Southern Athletic Association rival Sewanee Sunday afternoon. The win put the Panthers in a tie for first in the league with Centre College. BSC is now 9-9 overall on the year, 5-2 in SAA play.
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    January 20, 2017
    Tip-in At Buzzer Lifts Panthers Over Centre 91-89 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team upended Centre College 91-89 Friday night in Bill Battle Coliseum on a tip-in at the buzzer by sophomore Chris Graham (Dothan, Ala./Dothan HS). The come-from-behind win handed Centre its second Southern Athletic Conference loss of the season. BSC improved to 6-9 overall, 4-2 in SAA play.
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    January 15, 2017
    BSC Outlasts Berry in 83-76 Overtime Thriller BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team fought through a tough battle with Berry College Sunday afternoon in their second overtime bout this season to win 83-76. The Panthers are now 7-9 overall and move to 3-2 in Southern Athletic Association play.
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    January 13, 2017
    Men Defeat Oglethorpe 82-68, Move to 2-2 in SAA BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team jumped out to a quick lead against Southern Athletic Association rival Oglethorpe University and never looked back. The Panthers cruised to an 82-68 win Friday night to improve to 6-9 overall and 2-2 in SAA play.
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    January 11, 2017
    Panthers Drop 79-70 Battle at Huntingdon MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team battled tough in its last non-conference game of the regular season, but fell 79-70 at Huntingdon College Wednesday night.
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    January 08, 2017
    Men Fall 79-53 at Hendrix CONWAY, Ark. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team dropped its battle with Hendrix University 79-53 Sunday afternoon.
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    January 06, 2017
    Panthers Drop Physical Battle at Rhodes 142-100 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team scored triple digits for the first time in two years, but could not fend off Rhodes College Friday night, falling 142-100 in Southern Athletic Association play on the road.
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    January 02, 2017
    Men Win Overtime Thriller 69-68 at Millsaps JACKSON, Miss. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team held on for the 69-68 overtime win at Millsaps College Monday evening to open Southern Athletic Association play 1-0. The Panthers improved to 5-6 overall with the win.
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    December 28, 2016
    Panthers Complete Comeback, Win 57-53 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team overcame a late 15-5 run by Hampden-Sydney to pull out the 57-53 comeback win Wednesday night in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers move to 4-6 overall on the year and are 4-3 at home.
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    December 21, 2016
    Panthers in the Community: Men’s Basketball BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team spent its time not only preparing in the gym, but in the community as well for this year. The Panthers have participated in a series of projects around the Birmingham area to impact the community this offseason.
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    December 15, 2016
    Slow Start Hurts Panthers in 70-59 Loss to Guilford BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team could not recover from a slow start Thursday night as they fell 70-59 to Guilford College at home in Bill Battle Coliseum.
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    December 13, 2016
    Panther Profile: Mateusz Rudak BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Mateusz "Matty" Rudak (Augustów, Poland/ Kinsale Community School, Ireland) is a sophomore on the Birmingham-Southern College men’s basketball team. Born in Agustów, Poland, he and his family moved to Kinsale, Ireland when he was in the fifth grade. He finished secondary school at Kinsale Community School. Rudak came to the states after graduating to complete a year of prep at Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York. Despite being geographically far from home, Rudak is very family oriented.
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    December 12, 2016
    Rudak Named SAA Player of the Week ATLANTA - The SAA announced the men's basketball Player of the Week for games played December 5 - 11 and Matty Rudak of Birmingham-Southern won the distinction after leading the Panthers in two tough non-conference contests.
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    December 11, 2016
    Buzzer Beater Downs Panthers at Berea BEREA, Ky. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team battled tough against Berea College Sunday night, but a steal and a three as time expired gave Berea the 82-79 win.
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    December 10, 2016
    Men Fall on Road at Maryville MARYVILLE, Tenn. – A big second half from Maryville College downed the Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team 70-57 Saturday afternoon.
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    December 03, 2016
    Panthers Comeback to Defeat Huntingdon 81-73 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team stopped a two-game skid Saturday afternoon by completing a comeback against Huntingdon College to win 81-73 in Bill Battle Coliseum. It was Blackout Night as the Panthers raised money for cancer research.
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    November 30, 2016
    Men Rally Late, Fall Short in Battle with Emory BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team’s comeback against Emory University Wednesday night fell short as they dropped the game 75-70 in Bill Battle Coliseum.
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    November 22, 2016
    Panthers Drop Thriller 68-65 to Covenant BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker in their third game in four days. BSC fell 68-65 to Covenant College Tuesday night in Bill Battle Coliseum in a contest with 19 lead changes.
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    November 20, 2016
    Panthers Improve to 2-0 at Home, Win 72-65 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 overall after a 72-65 win against Wabash College Sunday afternoon to close out the 2016 Black Tie Classic in Bill Battle Coliseum.
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    November 19, 2016
    Men Win Home Opener 80-69 Over Rose-Hulman BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team opened its home season with an 80-69 win over Rose-Hulman Saturday night in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers led the length of the contest to move to 1-1 overall. Rose-Hulman dropped to 0-1 with the loss.
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    November 15, 2016
    Men’s Basketball Unable to Hold Off Baruch, Falls 76-72 New York, N.Y. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball team could not fend off a late push from Baruch College Tuesday night and fell 76-72 on the road in their season opener.
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    November 11, 2016
    2016-17 Season Preview: Men's Basketball BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Returning seven of their top 10 players from last year’s squad, the Birmingham-Southern College men’s basketball team is primed to repeat their historic season. The reigning Southern Athletic Association champion brings back three starters from a team that went 23-7 overall and 14-0 in conference play.
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    October 20, 2016
    Panthers Ranked No. 20 by SmallCollegeHoops.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball program was ranked No. 20 in the SmallCollegeHoops.com preseason poll.