• Friday, Mar 18
    University of the Cumberlands vs
    82
    Talladega
    80
    Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Championship: Round of 16
  • Friday, Mar 18
    Campbellsville University at
    81
    Dillard
    73
    Round of 16-NAIA Men's National Basketball Championship
  • Thursday, Mar 17
    Dillard at
    111
    Hope International University
    91
    1st round of the NAIA Men's Basketball National Championship
  • Thursday, Mar 17
    Xavier vs
    (OT) 68
    Lewis-Clark State College
    69
    Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Wednesday, Mar 16
    Westmont College vs
    61
    Talladega
    63
    Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Championship: First Round
  • Sunday, Mar 6
    Xavier vs
    71
    Dillard
    84
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Championship Final
  • Saturday, Mar 5
    Xavier at
    75
    Talladega
    67
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Semifinal Round
  • Saturday, Mar 5
    Philander Smith vs
    76
    Dillard
    95
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Semifinal Round
  • Friday, Mar 4
    Edward Waters vs
    66
    Philander Smith
    86
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Opening Round
  • Friday, Mar 4
    Xavier vs
    (2OT) 94
    Tougaloo
    92
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Opening Round
  • Friday, Mar 4
    SUNO vs
    58
    Dillard
    81
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Opening Round
  • Saturday, Feb 27
    Xavier at
    (OT) 63
    Dillard
    67
    Bleu Devil Classic
  • Saturday, Feb 27
    Philander Smith at
    90
    Tougaloo
    91
    Homecoming 2016/Senior Night
  • Saturday, Feb 27
    Talladega at
    75
    Edward Waters
    66
  • Monday, Feb 22
    Dillard at
    80
    Talladega
    96
    Senior Night
  • Monday, Feb 22
    Xavier at
    84
    Tougaloo
    81
    Military Night
  • Monday, Feb 22
    SUNO at
    51
    Edward Waters
    66
  • Saturday, Feb 20
    Xavier at
    42
    Edward Waters
    39
    5 p.m. EST tip-off
  • Saturday, Feb 20
    Philander Smith at
    91
    Dillard
    92
    Battle of @HipHopPrez (Old School vs. New School)
  • Saturday, Feb 20
    Tougaloo at
    87
    SUNO
    82
Men's Basketball
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Men's Basketball - Wed, Oct. 24, 2012

Tougaloo, MS-The Tougaloo College Athletics Department held a press conference on yesterday to officially announce the retirement of legendary coach Lafayette Stribling, the Head Men's Basketball Coach.  Coach Stribling will be hanging up the whistle on October 31, 2012.

After 55 years of coaching on the high school and collegiate levels, Lafayette Stribling has decided to let it go.  In the press conference held on yesterday, Coach Stribling announced his retirement effective October 31, 2012.  He has been at Tougaloo College for seven years.  In those seven years, Coach Stribling led the Bulldogs to four regular season championships, one tournament championship, and five national tournament appearances.  During the 2010-2011 season, Coach Stribling was forced to play with seven players, known as the Super 7.  With those seven players, they had a 16-2 record.  They had an overall record of 28-5 and he led them to a GCAC Regular Season and Tournament championship and the "Sweet Sixteen" of the national tournament. 

Also during his time here at Tougaloo College, Coach Stribling has been named GCAC Coach of the Year three times.  In his seven years here at Tougaloo, he only had one losing season, which was his first season here at Tougaloo when he went 5-20.  However, the following season, he would go 17-13 and win the school's first GCAC Regular Season Championship.  At the press conference, Stribling thanked his players, past and present, for allowing him to coach them.  He acknowledged that none of his accomplishments would not have been possible without them. 

On hand for the press conference were his family, former and present players, athletic director Dr. James C. Coleman, Tougaloo College President Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, Tougaloo College Athletic Booster Club President Trustee Jerry Nickens, and other friends and colleagues.  Also at the press conference was the announcement of Coach Stribling's successor, who will be his assistant Coach Harvey Wardell.  Wardell has been Stribling's assistant for 30 years, starting back at Mississippi Valley State University.  In Coach Wardell's remarks, he stated "It's going to be the same ship, just a different captain."  Coach Wardell acknowledged that he was humble and very thankful for the opportunity to succeed Coach Stribling. 

The Bulldogs and new head coach Harvey Wardell are scheduled to kick-off the 2012-2013 season on October 31, 2012 in Tyler, TX against Texas College.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 P.M.