• Tuesday, Jan 27
    Dillard at
    56
    William Carey
    75
  • Monday, Jan 26
    Xavier at
    73
    Voorhees
    59
  • Monday, Jan 26
    Philander Smith at
    (OT) 114
    Tougaloo
    116
    Champions of Character Day
  • Monday, Jan 26
    SUNO at
    69
    Talladega
    92
  • Saturday, Jan 24
    Voorhees vs
    90
    Morris College
    78
  • Saturday, Jan 24
    Xavier at
    61
    Edward Waters
    50
    5 p.m. EST
  • Saturday, Jan 24
    Dillard at
    64
    Tougaloo
    82
    Think Pink Game
  • Saturday, Jan 24
    Philander Smith at
    (OT) 108
    SUNO
    97
  • Wednesday, Jan 21
    Loyola at
    69
    SUNO
    72
  • Monday, Jan 19
    Voorhees at
    80
    Tougaloo
    87
  • Monday, Jan 19
    Edward Waters at
    51
    Dillard
    52
  • Monday, Jan 19
    SUNO at
    52
    Xavier
    60
  • Monday, Jan 19
    Talladega at
    82
    Philander Smith
    77
  • Saturday, Jan 17
    Voorhees at
    71
    Philander Smith
    90
  • Saturday, Jan 17
    Edward Waters at
    58
    SUNO
    50
  • Thursday, Jan 15
    Voorhees vs
    74
    Concordia College Selma
    77
  • Wednesday, Jan 14
    Tougaloo at
    71
    Mobile
    62
  • Tuesday, Jan 13
    Allen University at
    80
    Edward Waters
    88
  • Monday, Jan 12
    Talladega at
    94
    Voorhees
    83
  • Monday, Jan 12
    Tougaloo at
    74
    Xavier
    76
Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball - Mon, Jan. 16, 2012

(New Orleans) Dillard won their first game of the season and Head Coach Bernard Griffith got his first victory as coach as the Bleu Devils upset Edward Waters College 64-62 before a packed and rowdy crowd on MLK Day on the Battlefield in Dent Hall. 

The victory was sweet for the Bleu Devils, who had suffered several heartbreaking losses prior to defeating Edward Waters. 

The Bleu Devils were able to put two halves of perfect, mistake-free basketball together to secure the victory. Edward Waters did everything they could to shake the pesky Bleu Devils, but were unable to. 

Dillard trailed for majority of the first half, fighting to stay close to the Tigers. Trailing midway through the first half, Dillard went on an impressive 12-4 run to trail by only one point at halftime at 29-28. The Bleu Devils shot 47% from the field in the first half, while connecting on all of their free throw attempts.

In the second half, Edward Waters took control of the game early on, leading the Bleu Devils 42-34. Again, the scrappy and resilient Bleu Devils closed to Tigers lead down to three at 44-41 with a little over five minutes remaining in the game. Dillard continue to fight and claw their way through the game and with seven minutes remaining, a three point play by Lance Theard gave Bleu Devils their first lead of the game at 50-49. Dillard continued to make timely baskets down the stretch, showing excellent poise and patience. A jumper by Devonte Fernandez gave Dillard a 61-56 lead, their largest of the game and sent the gymnasium in a frenzy. The Bleu Devils connected on their free throws down the stretch and held on for the upset victory. Students stormed the court when the final buzzer sounded. 

Terry Church led the Bleu Devils with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Myron McGowan contributed l1 points. Lorenzo Mitchell came off the bench late and made critical plays down the stretch to help the Bleu Devils to victory. Mitchell finished with 7 points.

going as they will take Talladega College on Monday, January 23rd on the Battlefield in Dent Hall. Tipoff is set for 7:30p.m.