• Thursday, Mar 17
    Lindsey Wilson College vs
    69
    Talladega
    67
    NAIA National Tournament Independence, MO March 16-22
  • Wednesday, Mar 16
    Xavier vs
    50
    Campbellsville University
    75
    NAIA Division I National Championship, Independence, Mo.
  • Sunday, Mar 6
    Xavier vs
    75
    Talladega
    68
    GCAC Finals
  • Saturday, Mar 5
    SUNO vs
    65
    Talladega
    73
    gcac semifinals
  • Saturday, Mar 5
    Xavier vs
    73
    Edward Waters
    55
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Semifinal Round
  • Friday, Mar 4
    Dillard vs
    57
    Xavier
    71
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Opening Round
  • Friday, Mar 4
    SUNO vs
    72
    Philander Smith
    52
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Opening Round
  • Friday, Mar 4
    Tougaloo at
    52
    Edward Waters
    64
    2016 GCAC Basketball Tournament: Opening Round
  • Saturday, Feb 27
    Philander Smith at
    78
    Tougaloo
    84
    Homecoming 2016/Senior Night
  • Saturday, Feb 27
    Xavier at
    63
    Dillard
    57
    Bleu Devil Classic
  • Saturday, Feb 27
    Talladega at
    (OT) 64
    Edward Waters
    67
  • Monday, Feb 22
    SUNO at
    58
    Edward Waters
    52
  • Monday, Feb 22
    Dillard at
    57
    Talladega
    64
    Senior Night
  • Monday, Feb 22
    Xavier at
    78
    Tougaloo
    68
    Military Night
  • Saturday, Feb 20
    Xavier at
    47
    Edward Waters
    60
    3 p.m. EST tip-off
  • Saturday, Feb 20
    Philander Smith at
    58
    Dillard
    56
    Battle of @HipHopPrez (Old School vs. New School)
  • Saturday, Feb 20
    Tougaloo at
    52
    SUNO
    56
    Senior Knight
  • Wednesday, Feb 17
    Crowley's Ridge College at
    74
    Philander Smith
    90
  • Wednesday, Feb 17
    Xavier at
    57
    Loyola
    67
  • Monday, Feb 15
    Philander Smith at
    57
    Fisk University
    66
Women's Basketball
April Perry scored 26 points to lead SUNO's upset of 9th-ranked Xavier
Women's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 15, 2013

New Orleans, LA - The Xavier Gold Nuggets have had SUNO's number for quite a while.  In 68 previous meetings, the Lady Knights had won just 8 times, and had lost 11 of their last 12 to their crosstown rivals, including 7 in a row.  But after 40 minutes of hard-fought basketball, none of that mattered as SUNO left the Convocation Center with a 63-56 upset of 9th-ranked Xavier.

 

"This is a great win for our team", said Coach Elston King.  "Xavier has an outstanding basketball tradition and they have been the measuring stick in this city and in our conference.  To come in to their building and to win this game with the toughness that these ladies displayed is something special".

SUNO was able to build a 15-point lead late in the first half behind some blistering shooting as the Lady Knights shot 52% from the field, but Xavier closed the gap to 7 just before the intermission.  Sabrina Scott was able to dominate the paint early, on her way to 9 points and 8 rebounds along with 3 blocks and a number of other shots altered.

"When Sabrina is active defensively, it gets us opportunities to get out in transition and score some easy baskets and we were able to do that in the first half", said Janee Morton, who added 12 points and 7 boards.  "It got more difficult as both teams really turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, but we have April (Perry) and they didn't".

Guard April Perry who played all 40 minutes, would not let the Lady Knights lose the game as she helped to fend off every Xavier rally.  The Senior scored 26 points and handed out 5 assists while fighting against the suffocating pressure of the Gold Nuggets trapping defense.

"We ended a lot of streaks tonight," said Perry, "and for our team this is a big win.  More importantly, this is a conference win and we want to compete for the GCAC championship.  To do that, we have to go on the road and beat teams like Xavier."

SUNO next plays this Saturday in The Castle versus Edward Waters.