• Today
    Tougaloo at
    73
    Philander Smith
    89
  • Today
    Edward Waters at
    69
    Xavier
    72
  • Monday, Jan 16
    Philander Smith at
    68
    Dillard
    95
    Battle of @hiphopprez (Old School vs. New School)
  • Monday, Jan 16
    SUNO at
    53
    Xavier
    61
  • Monday, Jan 16
    Talladega at
    75
    Edward Waters
    90
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Dillard at
    97
    Talladega
    79
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Philander Smith at
    68
    SUNO
    69
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Tougaloo at
    64
    Edward Waters
    66
  • Friday, Jan 13
    Rust College at
    53
    Xavier
    97
  • Wednesday, Jan 11
    Talladega at
    81
    Stillman College
    76
  • Tuesday, Jan 10
    Tougaloo at
    75
    Dillard
    100
    Conference Opener
  • Monday, Jan 9
    Edward Waters at
    86
    SUNO
    58
  • Saturday, Jan 7
    SUNO at
    62
    Mobile
    59
  • Saturday, Jan 7
    Edward Waters at
    76
    Philander Smith
    81
  • Saturday, Jan 7
    Tougaloo at
    (OT) 69
    Xavier
    74
  • Tuesday, Jan 3
    Xavier at
    65
    Keiser University
    81
    Chuck Daly Classic, West Palm Beach, Fla. . . . 7 p.m. EST
  • Monday, Jan 2
    Mid America Christian at
    (OT) 97
    Philander Smith
    103
  • Monday, Jan 2
    Concordia University - Montreal vs
    64
    Xavier
    62
    Chuck Daly Classic, West Palm Beach, Fla. . . . 7 p.m. EST
  • Saturday, Dec 31
    Edward Waters vs
    80
    Johnson & Wales University
    74
    Dick Versace Holiday Classic
  • Saturday, Dec 31
    Xavier at
    68
    Barry University
    96
    4 p.m. EST . . . Barry ranked 10th/12th in NCAA Division II
Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 19, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - It wasn't pretty, but it was a victory as SUNO defeated the Edward Waters Tigers 52-38 in The Castle.  The Knights bounced back from their loss to Xavier on Monday to improve to 8-3 on the season and 3-2 in the GCAC.

"You take wins any way you can get them", said Head Coach Dale Valdery.  "But we didn't give the kind of performance that I was expecting after the loss the other night.  I know that they know that they can play better, and that they have to play better the rest of the way."

 

SUNO trailed 27-24 at the half even though they shot just 36 percent from the floor.  Kevin Dukes kept the Knights in the game with 8 first half points.  After the break, SUNO turned up the defensive intensity forcing Edward Waters into 18 turnovers that led to easy opportunities, especially for Clyde Moore as he was able to score on layups or make trips to the foul line.  Moore finished with 16 points to lead all scorers.

The Tigers were only able to score 4 baskets on 17 percent shooting in the half and finished at 35 percent for the game.  "We didn't have it going offensively, shots weren't falling", said Moore, "so we tightened it up defensively and found a way to win.  Some games are just going to be like this, but we've been here before and each guy trusts the next one to make a stop or get a basket when we really need one.  Monday we get to play again, and we're going to come out and play hard."

The Knights take on Talladega at 4pm Monday afternoon in The Castle.