2008-09 Men's Basketball News
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June 11, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team and head coach Greg Gary have announced the 2009-10 schedule. The Gents will play 29 contests highlighted by trips to Marquette, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Mississippi State.
May 28, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team and head coach Greg Gary have announced the signing of 6-3 swingman Mantas Drungys to a National Letter of Intent on Tuesday.
May 9, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Centenary men's basketball Head Coach Greg Gary is excited to announce his second annual summer basketball camps, which are now officially open for online registration. Team Camp kicks off the 2009 camp schedule, running June 12-14. Day Camps are being offered for two weeks, June 15-18 and again June 22-25. The day camps are open to both boys and girls age 6-18. Team camp is open to middle and high school students. Coach Gary is excited to work again with the youth of Shreveport and surrounding areas.
April 13, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Junior Chase Adams and senior Nick Stallings were named honorable mention all-LSWA by selected members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Sunday.
March 16, 2009
The Centenary Gents Men's Basketball program is proud to announce the offering of a Spring Basketball Clinic starting on April 9. This will be a twice #$%^weekly clinic offered on Thursdays and Saturday afternoons until May 2. The clinic is offered to boys in the 2nd through 6th grades and girls in the 2nd #$%^through 8th grades.
March 7, 2009
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A big 38-17 second half run and a season-high 26 points from junior Chase Adams nearly helped to pull off an upset of the top seeded North Dakota State Bison, but in the end it wasn't enough as the Gents fell 83-77.
March 5, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Under first year head coach Greg Gary, the Centenary men's basketball team captured the eighth seed in The Summit League Championship after a must-win situation last Saturday. The Gents will face the top-seeded Bison of North Dakota State on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Sioux Falls, S.D.
March 5, 2009
ELMHURST, ILL. - The Summit League coaches, selected members of the media and sports information directors honored three members of the Centenary men's basketball team on Thursday.
March 3, 2009
SHREVEPORT - This week is Read Across America, a program designed for children to start reading. Members of the Centenary men's basketball team along with assistant head coach Carlin Hartman and Director of Athletics Tom Tallach read to kids at AC Steere Elementary School on Monday.
February 28, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Led by three double figure scorers, which includes freshman Maxx Nakwaasah, who had his first career double-double, the Centenary men's basketball team kept its Summit League postseason dreams alive with a 77-67 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday afternoon.
February 28, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team is headed to The Summit League Tournament as the eighth seed after IUPUI defeated Western Illinois on Saturday night 71-66.
February 27, 2009
SHREVEPORT -The Centenary men's basketball team will honor three seniors in its final regular season home game on Saturday as the Gents host #$%^South Dakota State at 2:30 p.m. in Summit League play.
February 26, 2009
SHREVEPORT - An early 16-6 second half run and a career-high 26 points from sophomore Gary Redus II couldn't push the Centenary men's basketball team past Summit League regular season champion North Dakota State on Thursday, as the Gents fell 89-79 in the Gold Dome.
February 25, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The final two regular season games have come, as the Centenary men's basketball team hosts North Dakota State on Thursday at 7 p.m. and South Dakota State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Summit League action held at the Gold Dome.
February 22, 2009
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Freshman Maxx Nakwaasah scored a career-high 19 points, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary men's basketball team, as the Gents fell to Southern Utah 79-68 on Saturday night in Summit League play.
February 20, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team will face Southern Utah on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. central (7:30 p.m. mtn) in Cedar City, Utah in a #$%^decisive Summit League match up.
February 19, 2009
KANSAS CITY, MO. - For its second game in a row, the Centenary men's basketball team fell in the final seconds, dropping a 61-59 decision to UMKC on Thursday evening in Summit League play.
February 18, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team will face UMKC on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. in Kansas City in a crucial Summit League match up. The Gents are in a tight race to make the tournament, as they only have four regular season games left.
February 15, 2009
SHREVEPORT - From beginning to end, a Summit League battle was evident on Saturday evening, as the Centenary men's basketball team took a #$%^crushing, 55-54 loss at the hands of Western Illinois in the Gold Dome.
February 13, 2009
SHREVEPORT - As part of its two-game home stand this week, the Centenary men's basketball team will host Western Illinois on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Gold Dome for a key Summit League contest.
February 12, 2009
Well, it's my turn to write our blog. My name is Chase Adams and I am a junior point guard for your Gents basketball team. We are coming off of a road trip that took us to Indiana and Michigan.
February 12, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Gary Redus II had a career-high 24 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome a strong shooting performance by IUPUI in Summit League play on Thursday evening, falling 79-67.
February 11, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team is looking to end a three-game slide when it hosts IUPUI in the Gold Dome on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The Gents are currently in sixth in The Summit League and need a win to push towards a higher seed in the tournament.
February 10, 2009
SHREVEPORT - With its recent success and play of late, the Centenary men's basketball team and head coach Greg Gary have become an exciting team to watch and because of that, ESPN.com has recognized the Gents among other college basketball teams across the nation.
February 7, 2009
ROCHESTER, Mich. - With a needed road win and looking to sweep the series, the Centenary men's basketball team met Oakland on Saturday evening, falling 78-65 in Summit League action.
February 6, 2009
SHREVEPORT - On Saturday, the Centenary men's basketball team hopes to regain its winning ways when it faces Oakland in a 5 p.m. central tip-off in #$%^Summit League play. The Gents will look for the two-game sweep over the Golden Grizzlies this season in a crucial league contest.
February 5, 2009
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Centenary men's basketball team couldn't gain late-game momentum, falling 71-59 to IPFW on Thursday evening in Summit League action.
February 4, 2009
SHREVEPORT -After completing a successful three game home stand last week, the Centenary men's basketball team will head to Fort Wayne, Ind., to face IPFW on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Summit League play.
January 31, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Gary Redus II poured in a career-best 23 points, but it wasn't enough for the Centenary men's basketball team, as it fell to Oral Roberts, 84-71 on Saturday afternoon in Summit League action.
January 30, 2009
SHREVEPORT - After winning its fourth straight contest, the Centenary men's basketball team will host its final game of this three-game Summit League home stand on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. when Oral Roberts comes to the Gold Dome.
January 27, 2009
Jr. Gents
January 24, 2009
SHREVEPORT - In the final game of the first round of Summit League play, the Centenary men's basketball team handed UMKC an 83-75 loss in the #$%^Gold Dome on Saturday afternoon. The win was the fourth straight for the Gents in league play, breaking the previous three-game streak back in 2003- #$%^04, when they joined the league.
January 23, 2009
This past week the Centenary men's basketball team did something that has not been done in a long time. If you don't already know we won three out of our last four games. The really amazing thing is that two of our wins came on the road this past weekend against IUPUI and Western Illinois, two teams that we have yet to beat on their home courts in the three years that I have been at Centenary. This is a truly exciting experience that my teammates and I are feeling.
January 23, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team will welcome the UMKC Kangaroos to the Gold Dome on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Summit League action. With the Gents riding a three-game win streak, they look to continue their winning ways and build on their solid play of late.
January 22, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Four Gents scored in double-figures to lead the Centenary men's basketball team to an 81-56 win over Southern Utah on Thursday #$%^evening in Summit League action.
January 21, 2009
SHREVEPORT - As league play is reaching the midway point, the Centenary men's basketball team will look to continue its winning ways when it host Southern Utah on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Gold Dome.
January 17, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Freshman Maxx Nakwaasah's put back with one second remaining sends the Centenary men's basketball team home with a 58- #$%^56 win over IUPUI on Saturday evening in league action. The two-game road sweep for the Gents marks the first time Centenary has accomplished this #$%^feat since joining the league in 2003-04.
January 16, 2009
SHREVEPORT -The Centenary men's basketball team will battle for its third Summit League victory this season, as it travels to face IUPUI on Saturday at 6 p.m. central (7 p.m. eastern). The Gents are looking for consecutive wins after topping Western Illinois on the road this past Thursday.
January 16, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Centenary's head coach Greg Gary will take part in a national event by coaching the Gents barefoot on Saturday against IUPUI at 6 p.m. (central). By doing this, he, along with five other coaches across the Summit League will participate in an effort to collect shoes for the non-profit organization, Samaritan's Feet.
January 15, 2009
MACOMB, Ill. - In an important road trip to Western Illinois, the Centenary men's basketball team was able to find a way to pull off a 47-45 win over the Leathernecks on the road on Thursday evening. This game marked the first road win for head coach Greg Gary and the Gents this season.
January 14, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team will embark on an important road trip as it travels to face Western Illinois on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Summit League action.
January 10, 2009
SHREVEPORT - Looking for its second Summit League win of the season, the Centenary men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought battle to IPFW, 68-64, on Saturday afternoon in the Gold Dome.
January 9, 2009
SHREVEPORT - After a home opening win over Oakland on Thursday evening, the Centenary men's basketball team will look to build momentum as it host IPFW on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for its second Summit League home game.
January 8, 2009
SHREVEPORT - For the 11th straight year the Centenary men's basketball team was victorious in its home opener, as the Gents pulled out the 80-60 victory over Oakland on Thursday evening in Summit League play.
January 7, 2009
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team will end its opening 15-game road span when it host Oakland in Summit League action on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Gold Dome. This game marks the home opener for head coach Greg Gary and the Gents this season.
January 2, 2009
TULSA, Okla. - A Summit League battle between Centenary and Oral Roberts ended in favor of the Golden Eagles, 82-59 on Friday evening at Mabee Center, despite a better second half shooting performance by the Gents.
January 1, 2009
SHREVEPORT - After a busy road schedule against three teams from the Big 12, the Centenary men's basketball team meets Oral Roberts in Summit #$%^League play on Friday night in Tulsa, Okla., at 7:05 p.m. The Gents have played four non-conference games since their last league opponent, North #$%^Dakota State, on Dec. 6.
December 30, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nick Stallings's double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds wasn't enough to overcome a sharp shooting Missouri team, falling 80-52 in non-conference action on Tuesday evening.
December 29, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The holidays are over for the Centenary men's basketball team as it prepares for a week-long road trip, making its first stop in #$%^Missouri to face the Tigers of the Big 12 on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
December 23, 2008
LUBBOCK, Tex. - Centenary's Chase Adams scored a game-high 23 points knocking down 4-of-5 from behind the arch against Texas Tech in non-conference action. The Gents fell to the Red Raiders, 67-53 on Tuesday evening despite a late game comeback.
December 22, 2008
SHREVEPORT - For the third time this season, the Centenary men's basketball team will hit the road to face a non-Summit League opponent from the Big 12. The Gents will battle the Red Raiders from Texas Tech on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Lubbock, Tex.
December 20, 2008
MANHATTAN, Kan. - A 27 point performance by senior guard Nick Stallings wasn't enough for Centenary as it fell to Big 12 non-conference opponent, Kansas State, 73-51 on Saturday afternoon.
December 19, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team will take its first few days of the holiday break to Manhattan, Kan., to face non-conference foe Kansas State on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. tip-off. This game will be the second time the Gents play an opponent from the Big 12, as they battled Baylor earlier this season.
December 18, 2008
Gents vs. La. Tech
December 13, 2008
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Late game heroics weren't in store for the Centenary men's basketball team, as they fell to I-20 rival Louisiana Tech, 77-71 in non-conference action on Saturday evening at the CenturyTel Center.
December 12, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After a week off from play, the Centenary men's basketball team will face I-20 rival Louisiana Tech in the CenturyTel Center on Saturday with a 7 p.m. tip off. This will be the first game the Gents play in front of a home crowd this season.
December 6, 2008
FARGO, N.D. - The Centenary men's basketball team battled to the end against NDSU, but eventually fell 68-53 in Summit League action on Saturday night in chilly North Dakota. With this loss, the Gents fall 0-2 in league play.
December 5, 2008
SHREVEPORT -- Fans looking to buy tickets for the Centenary and Louisiana Tech game on Dec. 13 at the CenturyTel Center will not be able to get #$%^their tickets at the Centenary box office.
December 4, 2008
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Centenary men's basketball team struggled to find its late game momentum dropping its Summit League opener to South Dakota State, 71-58 in Frost Arena on Thursday evening.
December 3, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team opens Summit League play this week as they travel to face South Dakota State on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and North Dakota State on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
December 2, 2008
So as most people know we have had a couple of pretty long road trips recently. I'm just going to give you guys the inside story of our travel. We #$%^went into the LSU tourney 0-2 as we lost our first game to Mississippi State and as a lot of you saw we lost to Baylor on ESPN. Our first game in the #$%^tourney was against Troy who we beat. Then we played Northwestern State whom we lost to but the game came down to the wire. After that horrible #$%^lost we had a 13 hour drive that ended up being about 15 on a sleeper bus to Wichita State. We got to spend a few days there and just relax before #$%^our game. There isn't much to do in Oldtown Wichita when you are with your team, but I did get to catch a movie with one of the guys. We watched #$%^Madagascar 2 and some of us also checked out the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. I found out that I had gotten hurt in the Northwestern game, so it #$%^sounds like I may be out for a while and I don't really know what to do with myself.
December 1, 2008
NATCHITOCHES, La - With its second I-49 battle against Northwestern State this season, the Centenary men's basketball team battled until the final buzzer of regulation sending the game to overtime, but eventually fell to the Demons, 90-84.
November 30, 2008
SHREVEPORT - For the second time this season Centenary and Northwestern State will do battle on the hardwood. Just 11 days ago the Gents and Demons played in Baton Rouge at the LSU Invitational, and NSU edged Centenary 69-66.
November 29, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. - Behind a trio of double digit scorers, the Centenary men's basketball team rallied late in the second half to defeat Alcorn State, 64-51.
November 28, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. - For most of Friday night, the Centenary men's basketball team couldn't find the bottom of the net, but in the last two and a half minutes, the Gents couldn't be stopped. Centenary went on a 16-2 run, but the onslaught was a little too late, as the Gents fell 64-58 to LSU.
November 24, 2008
WICHITA, Kan. - The Centenary men's basketball team was handed its fourth loss of the season in a road contest against the Shockers from Wichita State University. WSU handed the Gents a 65-44 loss on Monday night in Wichita, Kansas.
November 23, 2008
SHREVEPORT - After having traveled across several states last week, the Centenary men's basketball team will look for its second win of the season in Wichita, Kansas, as they prepare to battle the Wichita State Shockers on Monday evening for a 7:05 p.m. tip off.
November 21, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La - In the first of two I-49 rivalry games this season, Centenary and Northwestern State met in Baton Rouge on the campus of LSU for the second day of the LSU Classic on Friday. The old foes played another close contest, but the Gents eventually fell to the Demons, 69-66.
November 20, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La - The Centenary men's basketball team secured its first win of the season in a thrilling 81-77 win over Troy University in the LSU Classic on Thursday evening. Senior guard Nick Stallings paced the Gents with an impressive 31 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
November 19, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Looking for its first win of the season, the Centenary men's basketball team will face Troy University on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Northwestern State on Friday at 4 p.m. in the LSU Classic held in Baton Rouge.
November 18, 2008
WACO, Texas - The Centenary men's basketball team found itself battling on hardwood against a highly competitive Baylor team on Tuesday afternoon live on ESPN. Where gold and green filtered through the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas, the Gents weren't able to overcome an early deficit falling 90-55 to the Bears.
November 16, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team will travel to take on Baylor University in Waco, Texas on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Not only will the Gents be facing the Bears from the Big 12, but battling it out on the hardwood live on ESPN.
November 15, 2008
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Centenary men's basketball team struggled to find its shooting touch, as Mississippi State handed the Gents a season-opening 77-55 loss on Saturday afternoon.
November 14, 2008
Welcome to the first edition of our weekly blog from the Gents basketball program. As we are on the verge of major change in the political realm of our country with the recent election of Barack Obama, change is definitely in the air for the Gents! The Greg Gary era of Centenary Basketball begins Saturday on the road at Mississippi State and we want to welcome you on our '08-'09 journey.
November 14, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The new era of Centenary men's basketball will get under way on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Mississippi State. The Gents go into the game with six returnees, which includes all-conference honoree Nick Stallings and Chase Adams, who is 90 assists from cracking into the top 10 all-time in assists.
November 13, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team and head coach Greg Gary have announced the signing of 5'11" guard Mitch Marquis (Tyler, Texas) to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
October 29, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team took time out last Wednesday to visit the children at the LSU Health Sciences Center.
October 23, 2008
ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League men's basketball preseason poll was released on Thursday, and Centenary was chosen 10th by the conference #$%^coaches, sports information directors and selected members of the media.
September 29, 2008
SHREVEPORT - Centenary men's basketball coach Greg Gary has announced that he has agreed to move his Nov. 18th home-opener to Baylor in order for the game to be televised on ESPN. The game, originally slated for a 7 p.m. start in Shreveport, will now begin at 3 p.m. in Waco, Texas.
September 19, 2008
MACON, Ga. - The Atlantic Sun Conference is celebrating its 30 shining moments in honor of the league's 30th anniversary. Centenary, a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference from 1978 to 1999 (formerly the Trans America Athletic Conference or TAAC), was recognized with the league's No. 27 and No. 14 moments in the countdown. These moments are described by the Atlantic Sun as events that helped define, shape, and mold the league into what it is today.
September 5, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Centenary men's basketball team took time to help those in need in the wake of Hurricane Gustav by helping unload cars, boxing up supplies, and loading supply trucks recently. The Gents donated their help to the Tango Trucking Company Food Drive for Hurricane Relief, which partnered with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to make the event a success.
July 29, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Centenary men's basketball player Travis Hill was one of eight Summit League basketball players named to the 2007-08 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
July 3, 2008
SHREVEPORT - The Gold Dome renovations, which include plans to install a new wood floor, new bleachers, and an upgraded sound system among other things, are progressing nicely. The old floor and bleachers have been completely removed. All audio/video, power, scoreboard and shot clock wiring, phone lines, and internet lines on the court area have been installed and routed to their end destinations. The first two layers of wood have been laid on the court area and more will be installed soon.