2016-17 Wilmington University Men's Basketball News

  • Wilmington Men’s Basketball to Host Wildcats in Training Boys Basketball Camp in June
    March 23, 2017
    Third year men’s basketball coach Dan Burke will be holding his annual Wildcats in Training Boys Basketball Camp this summer at the Wilmington University Athletics Complex in June.
  • Tyaire Ponzo-Meek Adds NABC All-Region Accolades to Senior Season
    March 22, 2017
    The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced the 2017 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-District Teams and Coaches, and Wilmington University’s Tyaire Ponzo-Meek has added another accolade to his outstanding senior season.
  • Tyaire Ponzo-Meek Earns Wilmington Men’s Basketball’s First All-Region Selection
    March 13, 2017
    Following an illustrious playing career for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, senior guard Tyaire Ponzo-Meek will again be at the top of a list in the record books as he was named First Team Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-East Region on Monday.
  • Record Breaking Season Comes to an End as Caldwell Upsets Wilmington Men’s Basketball, 81-74, in CACC Quarterfinals
    February 25, 2017
    A large first half hole was too deep to climb out of for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team as they fell to Caldwell, 81-74, in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • Ponzo-Meek Named Player of the Year; Burke Coach of the Year to Lead WilmU on All-CACC Awards List
    February 24, 2017
    Records continue to be set for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team this season as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference announced its major award winner and All-Conference selections for the 2016-17 season. The Wildcats were well represented on both fronts.
  • TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Wilmington Men’s Basketball Takes Program’s Best Regular Season into CACC Tournament
    February 22, 2017
    The 2016-17 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament begins on Saturday with a First Round contest between the Wilmington University men’s basketball team and Caldwell University at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • Philadelphia Clinches South Division’s Top Seed with 81-61 Victory over Men’s Basketball in Regular Season Finale
    February 21, 2017
    An unbelievable second half performance from beyond the three-point arc sent Philadelphia to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division Regular Season Championship over the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, 81-61, on Tuesday night at the Gallagher Center.
  • Wilmington Men’s Basketball Secures Home Court in CACC Tournament Quarterfinals with 79-77 Victory at Goldey-Beacom
    February 18, 2017
    Tyaire Ponzo-Meek’s three-pointer with 47 seconds left put the Wildcats as they went on defeat crosstown rival Goldey-Beacom, 79-77, in an exhilarating back-and-forth contest in front of a packed house at the Joseph West Jones Center on Saturday night.
  • Second Half Shooting Saves Slow First Half As Wilmington Men’s Basketball Downs Chestnut Hill, 70-63, on Senior Night
    February 15, 2017
    The second half shooting of the Wilmington University men’s basketball team spurred the Wildcats to a much needed 70-63 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over Chestnut Hill on Senior Night on Wednesday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • Men's Basketball vs. Chestnut Hill
    February 15, 2017
    The Wildcats overcame a slow start to overtake Chestnut Hill, 70-63, with a hot shooting second half on Wednesday for Senior Night. Prior to the game, the fans program recognized Brian Adkins, Taj Almon, Drew Johnson II, and Tyaire Ponzo-Meek for all their work while donning the green and white. All four of em showed up on Wednesday night, as Ponzo-Meek led the team with 19 points despite not hitting a shot from the field in the first half. Johnson hit three three-pointers for 16 points while Adkins hit a big three-pointer to start the second half and tie the game. Almon added to the hot start in the second half with a big block, finishing the game with three blocks, six points, and five boards. A 7-0 run gave the Wildcats a 42-40 lead before another 5-0 run ended a 12-2 spurt to put the Wildcats on top for good, 47-42, halfway through the second half. The Wildcats are tied for second and only a game behind Philadelphia for first place in the CACC South Division with two games to play. Those two games are against Goldey-Beacom (tied for second) and Philadelphia (first place) to end the regular season. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • Post’s Long Ball Sinks Wilmington Men’s Basketball, 78-72, in CACC Cross-Divisional Action
    February 11, 2017
    An off shooting day didn’t end well for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team as they dropped an important Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference cross-divisional contest at Post, 78-72, on Saturday afternoon.
  • Wilmington Men’s Basketball Clinches Playoff Spot with 92-90 Barnburner over Holy Family
    February 07, 2017
    The pregame numbers pointed towards a shootout and that’s just what the Wilmington University men’s basketball team and Holy Family gave the crowd as the Wildcats made the final stop to win, 92-90, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division action at the WU Athletics Complex on Tuesday night.
  • Men's Basketball vs Holy Family
    February 07, 2017
    The Wildcats survived a slugfest with Holy Family, 92-90, in CACC South Division action on Tuesday night at the WU Athletics Complex. The Wildcats needed to come up with a stop at the buzzer as Holy Family's game-winning three-pointer was well short. The Wildcats led wire-to-wire but needed to hold on down the stretch despite being ahead by 15 points with 5:20 left in regulation. Wilmington's high scoring duo of Tyaire Ponzo-Meek and Nick Richards out dueled the Tigers' and CACC's two leading scorings Dyllon Hudson-Emory and Randy Bell. Ponzo-Meek finished with 23 points, six rebounds, and six assists while Richards added 20 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Although Bell scored 36 for the Tigers, the CACC's leading scorer Hudson-Emory was held to 15 points. Omari Dill-Pettiford added 15 points for the Wildcats while Masner Beauplan also chipped in with 14 points and three assists. The Wildcats are now 17-7, 12-3 in the CACC and remain in a tie for second place in the South Division. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • LaShyra Williams and Tyaire Ponzo-Meek Named CACC Co-Players of the Week for Wilmington Basketball
    February 06, 2017
    A pair of Wildcats were named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Co-Players of the Week after leading the men’s and women’s basketball teams to a perfect 4-0 week with sweeps over Georgian Court and Nyack.
  • Tyaire Ponzo-Meek and Nick Richards Put on a Show for Men’s Basketball in 97-84 CACC Victory over Nyack
    February 04, 2017
    The highest scoring output of the season and a late game push allowed the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to blow by Nyack, 97-84, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action at the WU Athletics Complex on Saturday afternoon.
  • Men's Basketball vs Georgian Court
    February 02, 2017
    The Wildcats were dialed into the long-distanced shots in the first half on Wednesday night against Georgian Court, leading to an 81-62 CACC victory. The Wildcats went 10-of-1 from deep in the first half alone, opening a 52-30 halftime lead that the Lions could never come back from. Tyaire Ponzo-Meek was perfect from distance in the first half, shooting 4-of-4 while Omari Dill-Pettiford wasn't far beyond, shooting 4-of-6 from deep in the first half. Ponzo-Meek finished with a game-high 26 points, shooting 9-of-12 from the field for the game, including 7-of-8 from three-point land. Dill-Pettiford scored 16 of his 18 in the first half while Nick Richards added 17 points. Brian Adkins came off the bench to add 12 points, hitting a pair of three-pointers as well. The Wildcats climbed into a tie for second place in the South Division and are now 15-7 overall, 10-3 in the CACC. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • First Half Shooting Carries Wilmington Men’s Basketball to 81-62 Victory Over Georgian Court
    February 01, 2017
    The hot shooting in the first half carried the Wilmington University men’s basketball team a they defeated Georgian Court, 81-62, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division action at the WU Athletics Complex on Wednesday night.
  • Men’s Basketball Loses Late Lead on the Road as Concordia Steals 80-78 CACC Contest
    January 28, 2017
    Concordia made a late game comeback to steal a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference cross divisional contest over the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, 80-78, on Saturday at the Meyer Athletic Center.
  • Perfect Week For Basketball Lands LaShyra Williams and Tajee Almon on CACC Weekly Reports
    January 23, 2017
    The Wilmington University basketball teams had a perfect week on the court, with each the men’s and women’s basketball teams defeating the University of the Sciences and Holy Family. Both squads were honored with Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week honorees, as announce by the conference office today.
  • Men's Basketball vs USciences
    January 23, 2017
    A strong start propelled the Wilmington University men's basketball team to a 79-70 victory over USciences last Tuesday night, exacting an earlier season loss to the Devils. Drew Johnson caught fire from deep, hitting 4-of-4 in the first half before finishign 6-of-7 from deep in the game. He led the team with 22 points while adding six rebounds and two assists. Taj Almon collected his second straight double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 6-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the foul line. Tyaire Ponzo-Meek added 18 points while Omari Dill-Pettiford chipped in with 15 points as well. The Wildcats raised their record to 13-6 overall and 8-2 in the CACC. Copyright 2017; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • Second Half Outburst Leads Wilmington Men’s Basketball to 83-70 CACC Victory at Holy Family
    January 21, 2017
    A second half outburst led the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to an 83-70 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division victory at Holy Family on Saturday at the Campus Center Gym.
  • Hot Start Gives Wilmington Men’s Basketball Wire-to-Wire Win over USciences, 79-70
    January 17, 2017
    A strong start paced the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to a wire-to-wire win over the University of the Sciences, 79-70, to keep pace atop the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division standings on Tuesday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • Second Half Shooting Carries Wilmington Men’s Basketball to 85-68 CACC Victory over Caldwell
    January 14, 2017
    A strong second half carried the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to an 85-68 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over Caldwell on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • Bloomfield Snaps Wilmington Men’s Basketball’s Five-Game Winning Streak, 86-64
    January 10, 2017
    In a matchup of the two divisional leaders in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, the size of Bloomfield got the better of the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, 86-64, on Tuesday night at The Gym.
  • Trio of Wildcats Earn Spots on CACC Weekly Reports
    January 09, 2017
    The Wilmington University basketball teams picked up a combined four wins last week and each team was honored with student-athletes being named on the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Weekly Reports, as announce by the conference office on Monday.
  • Wilmington Men’s Basketball Holds Off Dominican, 72-69, to Stretch Winning Streak to Five Straight
    January 08, 2017
    Each team once held its own double digit lead but it was the Wilmington University men’s basketball team that had the last say, holding on to win their program record fifth straight game, 72-69, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • POSTPONED: Basketball Doubleheader Against Dominican Pushed to Sunday
    January 07, 2017
    Due to the threat of inclement incoming weather, the Wilmington University basketball doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the WU Athletics Complex against Dominican has been postponed.
  • Winning Streak Pushed to Four as Wilmington Men’s Basketball Takes Down Felician, 82-73
    January 04, 2017
    The team’s top two scorers in Tyaire Ponzo-Meek and Nick Richards lifted the Wilmington University men’s basketball team to an 82-73 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference contest at Felician on Wednesday night in Job Gym.
  • Men’s Basketball Hangs On to Start 2017 with a 91-81 Nonconference Victory at the District of Columbia
    January 02, 2017
    The 2017 calendar year started off on a high note for the Wilmington University men’s basketball team, as it held off the District of Columbia in the second half, 91-81, on Monday night at the UDC Sports Complex.
  • Balanced Attack Sends Wilmington Men’s Basketball to 85-76 CACC Victory over Goldey-Beacom
    December 18, 2016
    The Wilmington University men’s basketball team stopped a red hot Goldey-Beacom team, shooting its way to an 85-76 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory on Sunday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
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