Men's Basketball - Archives 2017-18

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Wolves Lose in Final Home Game of January
Men's Basketball 01/27/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - A cold second half from the field spelled doom for the West Georgia men's basketball squad on Saturday afternoon, as the Wolves shot 31 percent in the period en route to an 81-73 loss to Montevallo at The Coliseum.

UWG Men Look to Continue Winning Ways
Men's Basketball 01/27/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Thursday night was everything UWG men's basketball head coach Michael Cooney could ask for. His team got down twice to West Alabama, but came back and pulled away for a five-point victory. Saturday against Montevallo at 4 p.m. at The Coliseum, Cooney and his charges will look to capitalize on that momentum.

Smith, Turner lead Wolves past Tigers
Men's Basketball 01/25/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Paul Turner and Marquill Smith combined for 28 second half points as the UWG men's basketball team powered past West Alabama in Gulf South Conference action winning 81-76 at The Coliseum on Thursday night.

Wolves Return Home for Thursday Matchup
Men's Basketball 01/23/2018

CARROLLTON, Ga. - With nine games left in the year, the West Georgia Wolves are looking to get back into the swing of things on Thursday evening,a s the Wolves host West Alabama in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader. Tip time for the women's game is 5:30 p.m., with the men scheduled to tip at 7:30 p.m.

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.