Men's Basketball - Archives 2017-18

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UWG Hires Moore as Men's Basketball Coach
Men's Basketball 04/16/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. – The University of West Georgia announced Dave Moore as its new basketball coach Monday, the ninth head coach in the program's history.

UWG Announces Changes in Men's Basketball Program
Men's Basketball 03/26/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. – The University of West Georgia announced Monday that associate athletic director and men's basketball head coach Mike Cooney will transition full-time into an administrative role to help lead the university's efforts to become a top-50 Division II contender.

UWG Basketball Players Earn Academic Honors
Academic Support 03/22/2018

Carrollton, GA – Five University of West Georgia basketball players have been honored for their academic accomplishments. Four UWG women's players and one from the men's team have been named to the 2018 Gulf South Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll.

UWG Hoops Star Named All-South Region
Men's Basketball 03/13/2018

Carrollton, GA – Postseason honors continued Monday for a UWG Wolves basketball standout. Marquill Smith was named a first team member of the 2018 Division II Conference Commissioner's Association All-South Region Basketball Team.  

Basketball Closes Season in Valdosta
Men's Basketball 02/27/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. – The 2017-18 basketball season came to a close on Tuesday evening for the West Georgia Wolves, as the top-seeded Valdosta State Blazers handed the Wolves a 106-90 loss in the first round "Super Tuesday" matchup of the 2018 Gulf South Conference tournament.

Marquill Smith named 1st Team All-GSC
Men's Basketball 02/27/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Night-in and night-out throughout the 2017-18 UWG basketball season, Marquill Smith came to play. The Gulf South Conference coaches recognized his efforts on Tuesday afternoon, voting Smith as a First Team All-GSC honoree.

Wolves Return to GSC Tournament
Men's Basketball 02/26/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Winners of three-straight to end the 2017-18 season, the West Georgia Wolves will open the 2018 postseason on Tuesday evening in Valdosta, Ga., taking on the Valdosta State Blazers in the 131st meeting between the two programs.

Smith Named GSC Basketball Player of the Week
Men's Basketball 02/26/2018

Carrollton, GA – Marquill Smith erupted in the UWG Wolves' win last Thursday over Auburn-Montgomery. He had a 39-point, 17-rebound night to propel the Wolves into this week's Gulf South Conference Tournament.

Smith Powers Wolves to GSC Tourney
Men's Basketball 02/22/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. – Marquill Smith put on a shooting clinic on Thursday evening in Montgomery, Ala., leading the West Georgia Wolves to their third-straight victory and a berth in the 2018 Gulf South Conference tournament with an 86-80 road victory in the regular season finale over Auburn Montgomery.

Follow Tonight's Games at Auburn Montgomery
Men's Basketball 02/22/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - The 2017-18 regular season comes to a close tonight for West Georgia basketball with much on the line after today's release from the Gulf South Conference regarding West Alabama. The women are set to tip at 7:00 p.m. (EST) tonight, with the men's tip set for 9:00 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the women's game.

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.

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