Men’s basketball ended its season in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) quarterfinals game to Wiley College. Joe Jackson was named the RRAC player of the year, while Darion Brown and PJ Escobar were named to the All-Conference second team, and Kellen Sweetwyne was named to the Champions of Character Team. Read more.
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OLLU improved to 8-4 this season and 4-2 in Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play, sitting at third place in the RRAC standings. Read more online.
OLLU men’s basketball announced the signing of Joshua Santos, a 6’8″ junior combo forward from London, England.
Santos played the 2015-2016 season for the Cincinnati State Surge of the National Junior College Athletic Association in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). As a sophomore, he averaged 11.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per game, shooting 46.2 percent overall and 40.4 percent from behind the 3-point line and was the OCCAC Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 21. During his freshman year, Santos played at Ancilla College, where he was named third team all-conference in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Read full story online.
The men’s basketball team defeated Bacone College (BC) 99-80 in a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) game. The win moves the Saints to 10-1 on the season and 5-0 in the RRAC. The Warriors dropped to 4-10 on the season and 0-5 in conference. The game began with a back and forth pace that saw the lead change six times in the first period. OLLU led by as many as eight points with less than 90 seconds left in the half, but BC was able to cut that in half with the last shot of the half for a halftime score of 44-40. In the second half, the Saints were able to create some separation after shooting 53 percent and great performances from Jeremy Hines and De’Quentin Greer to win by a margin of 19 points 99-80. The Saints will take their unbeaten conference record on the road for a two-game stretch. OLLU will visit Wiley College on Friday, Jan. 16 and Jarvis Christian College on Saturday, Jan. 17. Both games are scheduled for a 7:30 tipoff time. Read full story online.
OLLU has named Ryan Wall head men’s basketball coach. Wall took over as head coach of the Saints in November 2013 on an interim basis after the resignation of Russell Vanlandingham. Vanlandingham was the first coach of the men’s basketball team when it returned to competition in 2009 – he coached the team for four years. Wall joined the Saints in the 2012-2013 season as assistant coach. Wall came to OLLU from Ranger College, where he was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Under head coach, Larry Brown, Ranger College won the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference his last season – the first time in more than 40 years. Prior to Ranger, Wall was the graduate assistant for the University of South Alabama men’s basketball team. While here, he met and mentored future OLLU standout Xavier Roberson, who became only the second Saint to earn NAIA All-American honors. Roberson became the Saints’ all-time leading scorer and was the runner-up in the NAIA’s 3-Point Shooting Contest and a member of the winning inaugural all-star team. Read full article online.
Xavier Roberson was named Co-Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, while Marcus Thompson was named Defensive Player of the Year by the Red River Athletic Conference. Other OLLU members of the 2013-14 Red River Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team are: First Team – Xavier Roberson and Marcus Thompson; Second Team: De’Quentin Greer; Honorable Mention: Brock Hunter and Christian Wood-Dvorak; Champions of Character: Christian Wood-Dvorak. Read full article online.
The men’s basketball team ended its season last Friday after losing the semifinals match to the University of St. Thomas 64-74. The Saints finish at 21-11 overall and 14-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference, while St. Thomas advances to the conference tournament finals with a record of 20-9 overall and 14-4 in conference. Xavier Roberson (SR, Houston, Texas), the nation’s leading scorer, had one point in the first half and finished with 18 including 7-of-16 field goals, 3-of-9 3-pointers and 1-of-2 free throws. Wood-Dvorak added 17 points including 6-of-13 from the field goal and 5-of-10 from 3-point range. The only other Saint to score in double digits was Mike Willie (SR, Austin, Texas), who finished with 13 points. Overall, the Saints shot 35 percent from the field, 31 percent from 3-point range and 61 percent from the free-throw line. Roberson and Wood-Dvorak were selected to the All-Tournament Team. Read full article online.