SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week Two

SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week Two

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- It was a busy first full week of SCAC men’s basketball with all nine teams in action led by Johnson & Wales posting a perfect 2-0 record at the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament to open the season.

The Wildcats opened the weekend with a four-point victory over Wis. River-Falls before cruising to a 22-point win against Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday. JWU was led on the weekend by senior Jontrell Herman after pouring in 65 points (32.5 ppg) on 22-of-40 shooting (55.0 %), including 7-for-12 from three and added 12 rebounds and eight assists in the two wins. The 2-0 start is the first for the Wildcats since the 2004-2005 season.

Southwestern is off to its third 2-1 start since the 2010-2011 season and the lone other SCAC squad currently above .500 through the first week and a half of play to start the season. The Pirates earned victories over Howard Payne and UT Dallas which bookended a loss to Hardin-Simmons. Ryan Wheeler led the way for Southwestern averaging 13.3 points per game on the week, including 19 in the win against Howard Payne.

Austin College (2-2), Colorado College (1-1), Schreiner (1-2) and Texas Lutheran (1-2) all went 1-1 last weekend picking up wins against Hendrix, Iowa Wesleyan, East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau respectively.

Men’s basketball continues over the Thanksgiving break with a number of teams participating in early season tournaments this coming weekend. All nine teams will be in action with 14 non-conference contests scheduled for the weekend. 

For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below: 

This Week's Leaders:

Points/game (32.5): Jontrell Herman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Rebounds/game (8.5): Cooxooeii Black, Colorado College
Assists/game (5.5): Nathan Josephs, Texas Lutheran
Steals/game (4.5): Jontrell Heman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Blocks/game (2.3): Karthik Reddy, Trinity
*FG percentage (66.7): Dustin Mathis, Dallas (4-6)
+FT percentage (100.0): Jordan Lippman, Trinity (8-8)
#3FG percentage (75.0): Scott Cunningham, Colorado College (3-4)

*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game 

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
Mon. 12 Texas-Dallas 61 Southwestern (Tex.) 76 Final
Wed. 14 Mary Hardin-Baylor 79 Trinity (Tex.) 68 Final
Thu. 15 Southwestern (Tex.) 71 Hardin-Simmons 96 Final
  Dallas 67 Hendrix 81 Final
  Louisiana Col. 61 Centenary (La.) 58 Final
Fri. 16 Schreiner 69 LeTourneau 77 Final
  Wis.-River Falls 81 JWU (Denver) 85 Final
  Texas Lutheran 71 East Tex. Baptist 87 Final
  Iowa Wesleyan 68 Colorado College 81 Final
Sat. 17 Chris. Newport 67 Trinity (Tex.) 51 Final
  Texas Lutheran 80 LeTourneau 79 Final
  Howard Payne 56 Southwestern (Tex.) 86 Final
  Austin College 74 Millsaps 96 Final
  Schreiner 83 East Tex. Baptist 82 Final
  JWU (Denver) 95 Iowa Wesleyan 73 Final
  Centenary (La.) 62 Hendrix 64 Final
  Wis.-River Falls 104 Colorado College 68 Final
Sun. 18 Trinity (Tex.) 55 Wilmington (Ohio) 65 Final
  Centenary (La.) 76 Millsaps 81 Final - OT
  Austin College 70 Hendrix 69 Final