• Saturday, Dec 20
    Philander Smith at
    62
    Arkansas Monticello
    73
  • Thursday, Dec 18
    Xavier at
    64
    Northwood University
    67
    Cruzin Classic, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Wednesday, Dec 17
    Briar Cliff University vs
    64
    Xavier
    60
    Cruzin' Classic, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Wednesday, Dec 17
    Philander Smith at
    85
    Bacone College
    70
  • Tuesday, Dec 16
    Dillard at
    84
    Louisiana State University Shreveport
    72
  • Monday, Dec 15
    Southern Arkansas at
    58
    Philander Smith
    61
  • Monday, Dec 15
    Spring Hill at
    81
    Tougaloo
    70
  • Monday, Dec 15
    Faulkner at
    49
    Xavier
    64
  • Monday, Dec 15
    Claflin University at
    68
    Edward Waters
    54
  • Saturday, Dec 13
    Columbia College at
    81
    Voorhees
    73
  • Saturday, Dec 13
    SUNO at
    52
    Louisiana-Lafayette
    58
  • Saturday, Dec 13
    Belhaven at
    69
    Tougaloo
    57
  • Friday, Dec 12
    Edward Waters at
    79
    Florida College
    51
  • Friday, Dec 12
    Talladega at
    76
    Faulkner
    80
  • Thursday, Dec 11
    Brenau at
    68
    Voorhees
    53
  • Tuesday, Dec 9
    Tennessee Wesleyan College at
    77
    Talladega
    64
  • Saturday, Dec 6
    SUNO at
    74
    Blue Mountain College
    82
  • Saturday, Dec 6
    Talladega at
    38
    Mississippi Valley State
    59
  • Friday, Dec 5
    Morris College at
    91
    Voorhees
    81
  • Friday, Dec 5
    Florida Memorial College at
    63
    Edward Waters
    67
Women's Basketball
Dillard Senior Myron McGowan had 22 points and 7 rebounds in loss to Philander Smith Colleg
Dillard Senior Myron McGowan had 22 points and 7 rebounds in loss to Philander Smith Colleg
Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 14, 2012

(New Orleans) The Dillard Bleu Devils battled back from an eighteen point lead but fell short late and lost to the Philander Smith Panthers 82-77 on Saturday night on the Battlefield in Dent Hall.

The Dillard Bleu Devils (0-4, 0-14) showed amazing resiliency, coming back from a fourteen point half time deficit and eighteen point second half deficit to regain the lead on the Panthers (2-2, 5-11) before falling late. 

 

The Bleu Devils started off sluggish to begin the game, failing behind early against the Panthers. The Bleu Devils had no answers for Philander Smith's up and down attack, unable to find any rhythm on offense. The Panthers used solid outside shooting and transition buckets to gain the first half advantage on the Bleu Devils, going into halftime up fourteen at 48-34.

In the second half, the Bleu Devils fell behind by seventeen points before slowly chipping away at the Panthers lead. The Bleu Devils' begin to play mistake free on offense, while forcing turnovers playing team defense. Late in the second half, the Bleu Devils' tied the game at 69-69 with just under five minutes remaining in the game. Following a basket by the Bleu Devils' Lance Theard, the Bleu Devils had completed their comeback and taken a 75-73 lead. Philander Smith quickly responded with a three-pointer to regain the lead, but the Bleu Devils keep their composure and tied the game once again on one free-three by Zachary Harmon. Philander Smith went back up by two points with 33 seconds remaining at 78-76 and the Bleu Devils missed a three-pointer as time winded down that would have sent the game to overtime. Philander Smith hit two free throws to squeak out the victory.

Myron McGowan led the Bleu Devils with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Zachary Harmon recorded his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Bleu Devils. Lance Theard and Devonte Fernandez had 14 and 13 points respectively for the Bleu Devils.

The Dillard Bleu Devils will be back in action on MLK Day, Monday, January 16th versus Edward Waters College on the Battlefield in Dent Hall. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30p.m.