Men's Basketball - Archives 2017-18

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Wolves Hold On In Livingston, Take Down Tigers
Men's Basketball 02/17/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. The West Georgia Wolves held off a major late charge from the West Alabama Tigers on Saturday evening in Livingston, Ala., taking an 85-82 victory in Pruitt Hall to move to 13-13 on the year and 8-11 in Gulf South Conference play. For the first 10 minutes of the contest at Pruitt Hall on Saturday evening, the West Georgia Wolves struggled to find their offense, falling behind by a 16-7 score during that span. But over the next minute, a 9-0 run tied the game, spurred by Marquill Smith and Vinko Glavan, who combined for 12 points in the first 11 minutes of the contest. Glavan continued to have a strong first half, reaching 10 points in the period when he hit a layup to cut the West Alabama lead back to 26-25 with 5:22 left in the period. Over the next two minutes, the contest was a see-saw battle, as the two teams exchanged the lead on four-straight possessions before a missed three-pointer from the Tigers allowed for an Ovie Magbegor layup that gave the Wolves a 31-28 lead with 3:21 left in the half. Over the final three minutes of the period, the lead for UWG would stay right there, as West Georgia would go into the locker room at the break with a 38-35 lead. Glavan and Magbegor combined for 18 points in the period to lead the way for the Wolves. Early in the second half, West Georgia began to pull away with William Sides leading the way. Sides scored nine points in the first 12 minutes of the second half, as the Wolves took a 69-53 lead in that span. West Alabama, at that point, began to mount a comeback, outscoring the Wolves 24-11 over the next six minutes, pulling to within three points at 80-77 with 2:10 left in the game. In the final 30 seconds, things were crazy from Pruitt Hall, but the Wolves maintained that three-point lead and a steal from Marquill Smith with one second left in the game sealed the victory for the Wolves. Will

Smith's 40 Propels Wolves to Win
Men's Basketball 02/14/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Wednesday night's 2017-18 home finale for the West Georgia Wolves was a dogfight for 35 minutes, but in the end, a 40-point eruption from Marquill Smith propelled the Wolves to a 106-97 victory over the Shorter Hawks at The Coliseum.

Wolves Host Shorter in Final Home Game
Men's Basketball 02/13/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Three games remain on the regular season schedule for the 2017-18 West Georgia basketball squad, and the Wolves will close out the home schedule for this season on Wednesday evening, hosting GSC opponent Shorter at approximately 7:30 p.m. at The Coliseum.

Smith's Big Night Not Enough for UWG Hoops
Men's Basketball 02/10/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. Despite 30 points from Marquill Smith, the UWG men's basketball team fell 71-85 to the 17th-ranked West Florida Argonauts on Saturday night at The Coliseum.

Follow UWG Basketball Saturday
Men's Basketball 02/10/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves will host West Florida in Gulf South Conference action on Saturday afternoon at The Coliseum. Here's how to follow Saturday's games if you can't be in the Carrollton area.

UWG Falls to Blazers
Men's Basketball 02/08/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves returned home on Thursday evening following last weekend's victorious run through the state of Mississippi, but the same wouldn't be true this week, as the Valdosta State Blazer offense overwhelmed the Wolves at The Coliseum, handing the Wolves a 106-77 home loss.

Basketball Preview: The Valdosta State Game
Men's Basketball 02/07/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - One of the oldest rivalries in the Gulf South Conference returns to The Coliseum on Thursday night, as the West Georgia Wolves play host to the Valdosta State Blazers. The women's game is set to tip at 5:30 p.m., with the men's game to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Smith Earns Gulf South Conference Honor
Men's Basketball 02/06/2018

Carrollton, GA The UWG Wolves' leader of last week's Mississippi sweep has received honors from the Gulf South Conference. Marquill Smith was selected Tuesday as GSC Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Wolves Complete Weekend Sweep in MS
Men's Basketball 02/03/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. West Georgia's men's basketball program went to Mississippi needing nothing but wins in order to take a step toward the Gulf South Conference tournament. The Wolves swept the weekend, beating Mississippi College 97-79 on Saturday evening in Clinton, Miss.

UWG Closes Out Mississippi Road Trip Saturday
Men's Basketball 02/02/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Sometimes, only a spark is need to ignite a fire. Perhaps that fire was lit for the West Georgia men's basketball program on Thursday evening in Cleveland, Miss., and the West Georgia faithful are looking for a continuation of that fire on Saturday at Mississippi College.

UWG Holds on for Victory in Mississippi
Men's Basketball 02/01/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - For 11 seconds in Thursday's game at Delta State, the West Georgia Wolves trailed the Statesmen. Paul Turner and Co. made sure that didn't stand for long, as a 45 percent shooting night from three-point range powered the Wolves to a 70-64 victory over DSU at Sillers Coliseum in Cleveland, Miss.

Wolves head for GSC Western Swing
Men's Basketball 01/31/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Seven games remain in the 2017-18 regular season for West Georgia men's basketball, and the run to get back into the mix for a spot at the 2018 Gulf South Conference tournament begins Thursday at Delta State, as the Wolves take on the Statesmen at 8:30 p.m.

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