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Weekend Trip ends with Loss to VSU
Men's Basketball 01/21/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. The road trip through the south end of the Gulf South Conference ended on a sour note on Sunday afternoon at The Complex in Valdosta, Ga., as the Wolves fell by a 112-94 score to the Valdosta State Blazers. Valdosta State came out firing on all cylinders early in the contest, opening up an early 12-4 lead in the first four minutes. Over the next four minutes, the Blazers continued to shoot well, leading 22-13 at the under-12 timeout with 11:58 left in the game. Over the final 12 minutes of the first half, the Blazers continued with the offensive pressure, leading by as many as 21 points in that span, and the teams headed into the locker room with Valdosta State leading by a 51-35 score. Laperion Perry was a spark off the bench, scoring seven points in the final 10 minutes of the half and Steven Ross buried a three-pointer in the final seconds of the period to cut the VSU lead to 16 at the break. In the second half, Valdosta State rode on the back of a three-point shooting exhibition from guard Beau Justice, who hit six three-pointers in the first eight minutes of the second half, as the Blazers continued with an 84-66 lead with 11:26 left in the game. Over the final 11 minutes of the contest, the Wolves cut the VSU lead to as little as 15, but could get no closer. Five Wolves scored in double-figures in the contest, led by Marquill Smith with 22 points. William Sides added 17, while Karlos Odum had 14. Ovie Magbegor and Steven Ross each had 10 points in the loss. West Georgia falls to 8-10 on the year and 3-8 in Gulf South Conference play, while Valdosta State moves to 17-2 overall with a 10-1 record against league opponents. The Wolves are back in action at home on Thursday evening, taking on the West Alabama Tigers at 7:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball Preview: Wolves at Valdosta State
Men's Basketball 01/20/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Sunday takes the West Georgia Wolves to south Georgia to renew one of the oldest rivalries in the Gulf South Conference, as the Wolves and the Valdosta State Blazers take to the floor at The Complex in Valdosta. Tip time for the women's game is set for 2 p.m., with the men to follow at 4 p.m.

Second Half Surge Falls Short in Pensacola
Men's Basketball 01/19/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. A huge second-half surge nearly paid off for the West Georgia Wolves in Pensacola, Fla. on Friday evening, as the Wolves fell just short against 10th-ranked West Florida, falling 88-86 to the homestanding Argos.

UWG Heads for Southern Swing
Men's Basketball 01/18/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - It has been delayed a day, but the West Georgia Wolves will head on the southern swing of Gulf South Conference play this weekend, taking on West Florida on Friday evening at 8:30 p.m., followed by a Sunday battle at The Complex in Valdosta at 4 p.m.

Weather Alters Weekend Basketball Schedule
Men's Basketball 01/17/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. The winter weather crippling the West Georgia area has altered the weekend basketball schedule as the men's and women's games in Pensacola and Valdosta have been pushed back a day and will take place Friday at West Florida and Sunday at Valdosta State.

Wolves Outlast Chargers in 3OT
Men's Basketball 01/15/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - The first three-overtime game in the history The Coliseum went the way of the wolf on Monday evening, as the West Georgia Wolves upended the Alabama Huntsville Chargers in the highest-scoring game in The Coliseuem history, winning 122-118 in Gulf South Conference play.

Wolves Host UAH in Monday Matinee
Men's Basketball 01/14/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. -Matinee basketball is on deck for the West Georgia Wolves on Monday, as the Wolves take on longtime rival Alabama Huntsville in Gulf South Conference action. The UWG men take on UAH at approximately 4 p.m., or 25 minutes after the conclusion of the women's game, which begins at 2 p.m.

Lions Outlast Wolves in Overtime Thriller
Men's Basketball 01/13/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. A second half comeback was all for naught on Saturday afternoon as the UWG men's basketball team fell 92-99 in overtime to the North Alabama Lions at The Coliseum.

Wolves Host North Alabama on Saturday
Men's Basketball 01/12/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. -Coming off of a huge home victory over Auburn Montgomery on Tuesday night, the West Georgia Wolves kick off a tough home weekend on Saturday with the North Alabama Lions coming to town for the final regular season game between the two programs in The Coliseum. Tip-off for the doubleheader is at 2 p.m. for the women's game, with the men's game to follow at 4 p.m.

Wolves Survive Footrace in Carrollton
Men's Basketball 01/09/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - At nearly every point on Tuesday evening at The Coliseum, when it looked as if the West Georgia Wolves would pull away from Auburn Montgomery, the Warhawks would hit a few shots and make it a game again. That was the way it was for the entire night, but a huge baseline runner from Paul Turner with 16 seconds remaining put the Gulf South Conference game away for the Wolves, 103-100.

Wolves Return to GSC Play Tuesday
Men's Basketball 01/08/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves return to Gulf South Conference play after a brief hiatus on Sunday, taking on league newcomer Auburn Montgomery in conference action on Tuesday evening at The Coliseum. The game will mark the first contest between the Wolves and the Warhawks in GSC play, and will tip at 7:30 p.m., or approximately 25 minutes after the women's game.

Wolves Blast Carver in Non-Conference Tilt
Men's Basketball 01/07/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. The West Georgia Wolves took a brief hiatus from Gulf South Conference play on Sunday afternoon, taking on the Carver Cougars in a make-up game from early in December, when the contest was cancelled due to snow. The Wolves led nearly from horn to horn, cruising to a 113-72 victory in just the fourth home game of the year.

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