May 30, 2013
Sacred Heart’s Dave Bike Announces Retirement After 35 Seasons; Pioneers Announce Anthony Latina as New Head Coach
After 35 years on the sidelines at Sacred Heart University, head men’s basketball coach Dave Bike has announced his retirement after a storied career. The Sacred Heart University Athletic Department has announced that Anthony Latina has been named the Pioneers’ new head coach becoming just the third head coach in men’s basketball program history.
May 17, 2013
New England Basketball Hall of Fame Elects Three Pioneers
The New England Basketball Hall of Fame announced that former Pioneers Amanda Pape '07 and Bill Bayno '85 along with head coach Dave Bike will be inducted into their Class of 2013. This year's induction will take place on Saturday, June 22nd at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
April 29, 2013
Phil Gaetano and Alyssa Selmquist Named NEC Scholar Athletes of the Year
Sacred Heart senior Alyssa Selmquist (Northford, CT) of the women's track & field team and sophomore Phil Gaetano (Wallingford, CT) have been named 2013 Northeast Conference Scholar Athletes of the Year for the winter season.
March 5, 2013
Shane Gibson a Three-Time All-NEC Pick
Sacred Heart senior guard Shane Gibson was named to the All-Northeast Conference first team announced by the NEC office on Tuesday. Gibson ends his career as a three-time All-Northeast Conference selection.
March 2, 2013
Sacred Heart’s Season Ends With 92-80 Loss to St. Francis Brooklyn
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team was eliminated from postseason consideration on Saturday, falling at St. Francis Brooklyn 92-80 in the regular season finale. The Pioneers got 29 points from senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) but end the year on a seven-game losing streak to finish 7-11 in the Northeast Conference standings.
March 1, 2013
SHU Heads Back to Brooklyn with NEC Playoff Spot On the Line
The Sacred Heart Pioneers head back to Brooklyn for the 2012-13 regular season finale on Saturday afternoon, facing the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in a battle for the final Northeast Conference Tournament spot. The winner of Saturday’s game will earn the #8 seed in this year’s tournament field while the loser will see their season end. Both SHU and St. Francis Brooklyn are tied at 7-10 in the NEC standings. The Pioneers won the first meeting this season back on January 5th, a 66-65 victory on their home court. Sacred Heart comes in having lost six-straight after a 70-68 loss at LIU Brooklyn on Thursday night. The Terriers come off a 78-67 home loss to Quinnipiac on Thursday and have lost six of their last eight heading into Saturday’s showdown.
February 28, 2013
Pioneers Come Up Short at LIU Brooklyn, 80-78
Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored a game-high 25 points but LIU Brooklyn’s Jamal Olasewere scored his final points of the night with 10 seconds left to give the Blackbirds the lead for good and help deliver a 70-68 win Thursday night at the WRAC in Brooklyn. The Pioneers drop to 7-10 overall and will play at St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday with the winner earning the final spot in the Northeast Conference Tournament.
February 27, 2013
Pioneers Head to LIU Brooklyn Looking to End Skid
The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to LIU Brooklyn Thursday night looking to snap a five-game losing skid as they continue to battle for the final Northeast Conference Tournament spot. The Pioneers, who opened the league slate 6-2, have dropped six of their last seven and sit tied with St. Francis Brooklyn for eighth place in the NEC standings at 7-9. The two teams will meet in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are in a three-way tie for third place at 10-6 after falling in the final seconds at Wagner Sunday night, 94-92. LIU has lost two-straight coming in to Thursday night.
February 25, 2013
Gibson Reaches 2,000 Career Points, Pioneers Fall at Bryant 84-68
Smithfield, RI – On a night when Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) only needed five points to notch 2,000 in his career, the senior guard poured in 30 to become only the fifth player in Northeast Conference history to reach 2,000 plateau but the Pioneers could not hang with a hot shooting Bryant, falling to the Bulldogs, 84-68, Monday night at the Chase Athletic Center.
February 24, 2013
SHU Begins Final Week of Regular Season at Bryant Monday Night
Sacred Heart will finish the regular season with three-straight on the road starting Monday night at Bryant University. SHU and Bryant were originally scheduled to meet on Saturday, February 9th but the blizzard that struck the Northeast forced the game to be rescheduled. Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Pioneers are in a battle with Central Connecticut and St. Francis Brooklyn for two of the final Northeast Conference Tournament spots. SHU has dropped four-straight and five of their last six to fall to 7-8 in the standings, tied for seventh with CCSU and a half game in front of the Terriers (7-9). The Pioneers are coming off their fourth-straight loss at home, an 80-72 defeat to Central on Saturday. Bryant comes in at 10-5 and tied for second in the NEC. Despite losing to at Quinnipiac on Saturday, 69-58, the Bulldogs have clinched a spot in the playoff field in their first season of eligibility for the postseason. Bryant is 9-2 at home this season and close their regular season with three-straight in the Chace Athletic Center.
February 23, 2013
Pioneers Drop Home Finale, 80-72, to CCSU
Sacred Heart junior Steve Glowiak (New Britain, CT) scored 21 points to lead four Pioneers in double figures but Central Connecticut got a pair of 20-point games from Kyle Vinales and Joe Efese to come away with an 80-72 Northeast Conference win Saturday in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers drop their fourth-straight at home to fall to 7-8 in the NEC this year.
February 22, 2013
SHU Takes on CCSU on Newtown Community Day
The Sacred Heart Pioneers play host to Northeast Conference rival Central Connecticut Saturday afternoon on Newtown Community Day. Saturday is also “Senior Day” as the Pioneers honor seniors Shane Gibson, Nick Greenbacker, Justin Swidowski and Femi Akinpetide before they play in their final home game. The Pioneers and Blue Devils are both looking to snap losing skids and stay in the NEC Tournament hunt. The Pioneer are coming off an 81-74 loss to Quinnipiac, their third straight loss and fifth in the last six games to even their record at 7-7. CCSU comes in on a four-game slide and off an 88-67 loss at Bryant on Thursday night.
February 21, 2013
Gibson Scores 36 Points but Pioneers Fall to Quinnipiac, 81-74
Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored a season-high 36 points but Quinnipiac closed the game on an 11-4 run to come away with an 81-74 win Thursday night in Northeast Conference action in the William H. Pitt Center. Gibson hit six three's on the night to set a new Sacred Heart record for career three-point makes.
February 20, 2013
Pioneers Face Rival Quinnipiac Thursday Night
The Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome Constitution State rival Quinnipiac to the William H. Pitt Center Thursday night. The Pioneers are in sixth place in the Northeast Conference standings with a 7-6 record, a game behind the Bobcats in fifth. SHU has lost two-straight and four of their last five heading into their final two home games of the regular season. Quinnipiac comes in having won four-straight and six of their last seven. This will be the final meeting between Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac as members of the NEC. The Bobcats will be joining the MAAC in 2013-14.
February 16, 2013
Pioneer Rally Falls Short in 68-63 Loss to Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart men's basketball team put together a late 21-7 run to pull within a bucket with just over a minute left but the Robert Morris Colonials locked in defensively and hit three of four at the line in the closing seconds to come away with a 68-63 Northeast Conference win Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers have lost two-straight and four of their last five in falling to 9-15 overall and 7-6 in the NEC.
February 15, 2013
Pioneers Look to Bounce Back Saturday Hosting Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart Pioneers take on the Robert Morris Colonials Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers need to shake off a tough 64-60 loss to Saint Francis U Thursday night as they take on the second place Colonials. The Pioneers were without their starting point guard Thursday night as sophomore Phil Gaetano missed his first-ever game since suiting up in a SHU uniform due to illness. The Sacred Heart offense struggled shooting just 36.8 percent (21-57) and scoring just 60 points, a season low in NEC games. The Colonials are tied for second with LIU Brooklyn at 9-4 and just a half game behind first place Bryant at 9-3.
February 14, 2013
Pioneers Suffer 64-60 Setback to Saint Francis U
Sacred Heart's Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored 26 points with eight rebounds, five steals and four assists but it wasn't enough as the Pioneers saw their five-game home winning streak snapped at the hands of the Saint Francis U Red Flash, 66-62, Thursday night. The Pioneers fall to 9-14 overall and 7-5 in the Northeast Conference with the loss.
February 13, 2013
Sacred Heart to Host Newtown Community Day at Feb. 23rd Basketball Doubleheader
FAIRFIELD, CT – The Sacred Heart University Athletic Department will host Newtown Community Day on Saturday, February 23rd during the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at the William H. Pitt Center.
February 13, 2013
Pioneers Back in Action Hosting Saint Francis U
Sacred Heart is back on the court Thursday night hosting the Saint Francis U Red Flash. The Pioneers have been off since last Thursday’s win over Fairleigh Dickinson thanks to the blizzard that pounded Connecticut over the weekend. SHU’s game at Bryant was postponed and will now be played on Monday, February 25th. The Pioneers are now coming off a 77-70 win over FDU at home a week ago, their fifth-straight win in the William H. Pitt Center. The Red Flash have lost their last two coming in, falling at home to Mount St. Mary’s, 69-58, on Saturday. SFU is 2-10 in the NEC this season and tied with Fairleigh Dickinson for last in the conference standings.
February 11, 2013
Men's Basketball Game at Bryant Moved to February 25th
Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart men's basketball game at Bryant which was originally set for Saturday afternoon has now been moved to February 25th at 7 PM due to Blizzard Nemo.
February 10, 2013
Men's and Women's Basketball Doubleheader at Bryant Delayed Again
Fairfeld, CT - Both the men's and women's basketball games at Bryant that were originally scheduled for Saturday will be postponed again due to the weather. The men's team will now play tomorrow night, the 11th, at 7 PM, while the women's game has has been posponed to a later date that's to be announced.
February 8, 2013
Pioneers Face First Place Bryant on Sunday
The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to Smithfield, RI on Sunday to take on the first place Bryant Bulldogs. The Pioneers dealt the Bulldogs their first Northeast Conference loss this season back on January 24th, shooting a season-best 60.0 percent (33-55) in an 87-76 win at home. The loss ended an eight-game win streak for Bryant. SHU hits the road fresh off a 77-70 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night at home, their fifth-straight win in the William H. Pitt Center. The Bulldogs have won three-straight thanks to an 84-77 win at home over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday. Guard Frankie Dobbs had 12 points and 13 assists to lead his Bulldogs to their 16th win on the year.
February 7, 2013
SHU Wins Fifth-Straight at Home Beating FDU, 77-70
Senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Sacred Heart Pioneers to their fifth-straight win at home, beating Fairleigh Dickinson 77-70 in Northeast Conference action Thursday night. The Pioneers are 5-0 in NEC play at home this season and raise their league mark to 7-4 with the win.
February 7, 2013
Basketball Doubleheader at Bryant Moved to Sunday
The men's and women's basketball games originally scheduled for Saturday at Bryant have been pushed back to Sunday due to the impending storm. The women will play at 1:00 p.m., while the men will play at 4:00 p.m. Because of this change, Monday's women's home game against Fairleigh Dickinson will be moved to Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.
February 6, 2013
Pioneers Play Host to Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday Night
Sacred Heart welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson University to the Pitt Center Thursday night for the only meeting this season between the Pioneers and the Knights. The Pioneers entered last week’s games tied for first with a 6-2 record but after consecutive road losses at Wagner and Mount St. Mary’s, SHU is now in a four-way tie for third heading into Thursday night’s match-up with FDU. The Knights are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak after back-to-back home losses to Bryant and CCSU last week. FDU comes in a 2-8 and tied at the bottom of the standings with Saint Francis U.
February 2, 2013
Pioneer Struggles at the Mount Continue with 91-82 Loss
Mount St. Mary’s shot 63.0 percent (17-27) in the first half on their way to building a 23-point halftime lead in dealing the Sacred Heart Pioneers a 91-82 Northeast Conference loss Saturday afternoon in Emmitsburg, MD. Rashad Whack made 10-of-16 including seven three’s on his way to a game-high 35 points for the Mount. SHU’s Louis Montes (Brockton, MA) finished with 21 points as the Pioneers drop their second-straight.
February 1, 2013
Sacred Heart Looks to Top the Mount on Saturday
The Sacred Heart Pioneers finish up a two-game road swing on Saturday night facing the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Knott Arena. The Pioneers are looking to shake off a tough 84-78 overtime loss at Wagner on Thursday that ended their three-game winning streak. SHU dropped to 6-3 in the Northeast Conference and is in a four-way tie for second place in the league standings with Robert Morris, Wagner and LIU Brooklyn. The Mount earned a hard fought 77-73 win over Quinnipiac at home on Thursday to improve to 3-6 in NEC play.
January 31, 2013
Pioneers Fall at Wagner in Overtime, 84-78
Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) finished with 22 points including a pair of late three’s to help force overtime but the Pioneers came-up short at Wagner College Thursday night, falling to the Seahawks 84-78, snapping a three-game win streak. The Pioneers outscored Wagner 8-2 over the final 50 seconds to force overtime but were outscored 13-7 in the extra session to fall to 6-3 in the Northeast Conference.
January 30, 2013
Sacred Heart On the Road at Wagner Thursday Night
Sacred Heart is on the road Thursday night taking on the Wagner Seahawks. The Pioneers have won three-straight and sit in a three-way tie for first place atop the Northeast Conference standings. SHU is coming off an 82-68 win over Monmouth on Saturday, leaving them tied with Bryant and Robert Morris, all three at 6-2 in league play. Senior Shane Gibson was named the Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 29.5 ppg in the Pioneers two wins. Gibson netted a season-high 33 points in the win over Monmouth with 24 coming in the second half. The Wagner Seahawks return home after road wins at Mount, 52-50, and Saint Francis U, 81-56, last week. The Seahawks are 5-1 at home this season.
January 28, 2013
Shane Gibson Named Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week
Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) was named the Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week by the league office on Monday. Gibson collects his second award this season.
January 26, 2013
Late Run Lifts Pioneers Past Monmouth, 82-68
The Sacred Heart Pioneers closed out the final four minutes of Saturday's Northeast Conference game with Monmouth on a 15-0 run to come away with an 82-68 win in front of 1,614 fans in the William H. Pitt Center to move into a first place tie atop the league standings. Fueld by a season-high 33 points from senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) and 25 points from junior Louis Montes (Brockton, MA) the Pioneers improve to 6-2 over in the NEC.
January 25, 2013
Pioneers Host Monmouth Live on NEC TV Saturday Night
Sacred Heart will be looking to make it three-straight Saturday night when they play host to the Monmouth Hawks in a Northeast Conference match-up shown live on MSG Plus2. The Pioneers knocked the last team from the unbeaten ranks in NEC play Thursday night, beating the Bryant Bulldogs 87-76 at home. SHU scored a season-high 87 points and shot a season-best 60.0 percent (33-55) in dealing the first place Bulldogs their first conference loss of 2012-13. SHU sits at 5-2 in the NEC, tied for second place with Robert Morris a game behind Bryant. The Monmouth Hawks come to town off a 73-54 win over rival Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night. The Hawks are 3-4 in the NEC this season.
January 24, 2013
Tenth Annual Suits & Sneakers Weekend Jan. 25-27
During Saturday's basketball doubleheader with Monmouth, the coaching staffs of both teams will be part of more than 4,000 college and high school basketball coaches across the United States making an unusual fashion statement, when he wears sneakers with his game attire to support the Coaches vs. Cancer® program during the 10th annual Suits & Sneakers weekend.
January 24, 2013
Pioneers Roll Past Bryant, 87-76
The Sacred Heart men's basketball team shot a blistering 60.0 percent (33-55) and got a pair of 20-point games from senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) and sophomore Steve Glowiak (New Britain, CT) on the way to dealing the Bryant Bulldogs their first Northeast Conference loss of the season, 87-76, Thursday night in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers end an eight-game Bryant winning streak with the win and improve to 5-2 in the NEC.
January 23, 2013
Pioneers Host First Place Bryant Thursday Night
The Sacred Heart Pioneers are back at home Thursday night playing host to the first place Bryant Bulldogs. The Pioneers are fresh off a 2-2 four-game road swing that has them sitting at 4-2 overall and tied for second in the Northeast Conference standings. SHU ended their longest NEC road trip of the season with a 75-72 win at Saint Francis U on Saturday. Senior Shane Gibson has been a scoring machine in NEC games, averaging 24.0 ppg, tied with CCSU’s Kyle Vinales for the league lead. The Bulldogs come an unbeaten 6-0 in league play and have been the surprise after being voted to finish ninth in the NEC Preseason Coaches Poll. After winning just twice last year the Bulldogs have grabbed 13 wins in 2012-13 and are riding a program-best eight game winning streak coming in. Bryant was 17th in this week’s College Insider Mid-Major Top-25 poll.
January 19, 2013
Pioneers Win on the Road at Saint Francis U,75-72
Sacred Heart shot 50.0 percent (13-26) in the second half as senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) led four players in double figures with 23 points to guide the Pioneers to a 75-72 Northeast Conference win at Saint Francis U Saturday afternoon. Gibson had 14 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as SHU improved to 4-2 in NEC play closing a four-game road trip.
January 18, 2013
SHU Faces Saint Francis U LIVE on Fox College Sports & ESPN3
The Sacred Heart Pioneers their longest Northeast Conference road trip of the season on Saturday facing the Saint Francis U Red Flash live on Fox College Sports and ESPN3. The Pioneers close out the four-game swing coming off a tough 66-62 loss at Robert Morris Thursday night. Senior Shane Gibson gave the Pioneers 27 points but no other SHU starter could break double digits in the loss. The Pioneers shot 47.7 percent (21-44) but were done in by 21 turnovers to just 11 for RMU to fall to 2-8 on the road this season. The Red Flash have struggled this season at 1-15 overall but have been a handful in NEC action. SFU has dropped two-straight in overtime coming in, falling to Quinnipiac at home on Thursday, 75-66.
January 17, 2013
Gibson’s 27 Not Enough as SHU Falls at Robert Morris, 66-62
Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) led all scorers with 27 points but Robert Morris answered with 15 apiece from Lucky Jones and Mike McFadden for a 66-62 Northeast Conference win in Moon Township, PA Thursday night. The Pioneers shot 47.7 percent (21-44) but turned the ball over 21 times in the loss, falling to 3-2 in NEC play.
January 16, 2013
Pioneers Take Hot NEC Start to Robert Morris on Thursday
The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to Pennsylvania for the back half of a four-game NEC road trip starting Thursday night at Robert Morris. The Pioneers are off to their best-start in NEC play (3-1) since the 2007-08 season after a 2-9 non-conference record. SHU split with their conference in-state rivals last week, falling at Central Connecticut, 84-78, and at Quinnipiac, 80-74. Guards Shane Gibson and Steve Glowiak paced the Pioneers offensively. Gibson netted a season-high 31 points, his sixth career 30-point game, to lead SHU past Quinnipiac. Glowiak hit for a career-high 22 points at CCSU and followed that up with 21 on Saturday at QU. Robert Morris bounced back from an 0-2 league start with a pair of road wins at Fairleigh Dickinson, 88-54, and at Monmouth, 70-55, last week.
January 12, 2013
Strong Second Half Paces Pioneers Past Quinnipiac, 80-74
Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored a season-high 31 points and the Pioneers shot 60.0 percent (15-25) in the second half en route to an 80-74 win over Northeast Conference rival Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon in the TD Bank Sports Center. The win gives the Pioneers a 3-1 start to the NEC schedule, their best-start since a 3-1 mark in 2007-08.
January 11, 2013
Pioneers at Quinnipiac Saturday Afternoon
Sacred Heart stays in state and heads to Northeast Conference rival Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers saw a 10-point second half lead disappear in falling at Central Connecticut Thursday night, 82-78. SHU got matching 22-point games from junior Shane Gibson and r-sophomore Steve Glowiak but the Blue Devils scored 56 points and shot 51.5 percent (17-33) in the second half for the comeback win. The Bobcats are looking to bounce back after suffering a 103-95 loss at Bryant on Thursday. QU is 2-5 at home in the TD Bank Sports Center this season.
January 10, 2013
Strong Second Half Sends CCSU Past Sacred Heart, 84-78
Sacred Heart’s Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) and Steve Glowiak (New Britain, CT) each had 22 points but a 10-0 run helped the Central Connecticut Blue Devils pull away in the second half for an 84-78 win Thursday night in Detrick Gymnasium. All five Blue Devil starters were in double figures led by Matt Hunter’s 21 points.
January 9, 2013
Pioneers Take on CCSU Live on CPTV Sports
The Sacred Heart Pioneers open up a four-game Northeast Conference road swing Thursday night with a trip up-state to face the Central Connecticut Blue Devils. SHU is riding their first 2-0 start to NEC play since the 2007-08 season thanks to a pair of home wins last week. The Pioneers took down defending NEC champion LIU Brooklyn, 77-73, and topped St. Francis Brooklyn, 66-65 during the league’s opening weekend. Central returns home after a 1-1 trip to Western Pennsylvania where they lost to previously winless Saint Francis (PA), 67-60, but rebounded to beat Robert Morris, 77-70.
January 5, 2013
SHU Opens NEC Play 2-0 Thanks to 66-65 Win over St. Francis Brooklyn
A pair of Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) free throws with five seconds left gave Sacred Heart its first lead since the game's first points and delivered the Pioneers a 66-65 comeback victory over visiting St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers open Northeast Conference play 2-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 season.
January 4, 2013
Sacred Heart Hosts St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday Afternoon
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team welcomes the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers to the William H. Pitt Center Saturday afternoon for the first home Northeast Conference double header of the season. The Pioneers are fresh off a 77-73 win over LIU Brooklyn on Thursday night, a win that ended a season-long seven-game losing streak for SHU. Junior Louis Montes led the Pioneers to their best-offensive game of the season with a career-high 35 points in the win. Montes buried 13-of-17 shots en route to his first career 30-point game. SHU shot a season-best 53.7 percent (29-54) in snapping a five-game losing streak to the defending champion Blackbirds. The SFC Terriers come in off an impressive 63-61 road win at Quinnipiac on Thursday. Sophomore guard Brent Jones had a steal and lay-up for the go-ahead points with just nine seconds left in the win.
January 3, 2013
Montes Drops 35 as Pioneers Top LIU Brooklyn 77-73 in NEC Opener
Sacred Heart junior Louis Montes poured in a career-high 35 points to lead the Pioneers to a 77-73 win over two-time defending Northeast Conference Champion LIU Brooklyn Thursday night at home in the conference opener for both teams. The win snaps a season-long seven game losing streak and gets the Pioneers off to a 1-0 start to NEC play.
January 2, 2013
NEC Play Opens with LIU Brooklyn Thursday Night
The Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome two-time defending Northeast Conference Champion LIU Brooklyn to the Pitt Center Thursday night to tip-off NEC play. The Pioneers are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak as they open the 18-game league slate, coming in off a 77-38 loss at George Washington University last time out. The Pioneers had their worst offensive game of the season in the loss, scoring 38 points while shooting just 23.7 percent, both season lows. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds were picked to win their third-straight league title in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll. LIU comes in at 5-7 and on a three-game slide after an 81-80 loss at Lamar. The Blackbirds have won just once away from home this season (1-5), a 97-70 win at Rice.
December 30, 2012
Pioneers Fall at George Washington, 77-38
Junior Louis Montes (Brockton, MA) scored a game-high 15 points but the Pioneers shot a season-low 23.7 percent (14-59) losing at George Washington University, 77-38, Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers drop their seventh-straight and end non-conference play at 2-9.
December 28, 2012
SHU Ends Non-Conference Schedule at George Washington
Sacred Heart will finish the non-conference portion of their schedule with a trip to George Washington University on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers are in the midst of a six-game losing streak after a 100-71 loss at La Salle on December 22nd. SHU’s last six-game losing streak came during the 2007-08 season when they opened the year 0-6. Senior Shane Gibson and sophomore Steve Glowiak were the only Pioneers in double figures in the loss to La Salle. Gibson went for 19 points in the loss while Glowiak came off the bench for a season-high 15 points on five three’s. The Colonials are 5-6 on the season and coming off a 76-67 win over VMI that ended a three-game slide. GW is looking to avenge an early season loss to the NEC on Sunday, having lost at home to Mount St. Mary’s, 65-56, back in November.
December 22, 2012
Pioneers Fall to La Salle 100-71
Philadelphia, PA – The La Salle Explorers started off hot and never looked back, cruising to a 100-71 win over the Sacred Heart Pioneers Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. The Pioneers have now lost 6 straight games and fall to 2-8 on the season.
December 21, 2012
Pioneers Head to City of Brotherly Love on Saturday
The Sacred Heart Pioneers enter the final stages of non-conference play with a pair of games against teams from the Atlantic-10 Conference. The Pioneers will head to La Salle on Saturday afternoon looking to end a season-long five-game losing streak. SHU dropped a 64-59 decision to Stony Brook on Tuesday, falling to 0-3 at home in the Pitt Center this season. Senior Shane Gibson is rounding into mid-season form, posting his third-straight 20-point game with 22 points against the Seawolves. The La Salle Explorers are 7-2 after an 88-74 win at home over Iona on Thursday night. The Explorers are 4-1 at home this season with their only blemish coming in an 81-74 loss to NEC member Central Connecticut State back on November 18th.
December 18, 2012
Stony Brook Ends Drought at Pitt Center, Tops SHU 64-59
Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) netted his third-straight 20-point game with 22 points but the Stony Brook Seawolves closed out the game outscoring SHU 10-5 to earn their first-ever win in the William H. Pitt Center, 64-59, Tuesday night. The Seawolves were 0-5 in the Pitt Center and improve to 8-2 with their fourth-straight win.
December 17, 2012
Sacred Heart - Stony Brook Round Two Tuesday Night
Sacred Heart springs back into action after an eight day lay-off for final exams by playing host to the Stony Brook Seawolves Tuesday night. This is round two for both teams after the Pioneers dealt the Seawolves a 64-62 loss back on November 18th. SHU trailed by 12 points with just over five minutes to play but ended the game on an 18-4 run to steal the win.
December 9, 2012
Pioneers Beaten on Late Three, 72-70, at Lafayette
Lafayette freshman Bryce Scott drilled a three with two seconds left to lift the Leopards to a 72-70 win over visiting Sacred Heart University Sunday afternoon at the Kirby Sports Center. SHU’s Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored all of his game-high 25 points in the second half but it wouldn’t be enough as the Pioneers drop their fourth-straight and fall to 2-6 on the year.
December 7, 2012
Sacred Heart Heads to Lafayette on Sunday
Sacred Heart will head to Lafayette College on Sunday afternoon looking to snap a three-game slide as they take on the Leopards of the Patriot League. SHU will play their final game before an eight-day lay-off for final exams. The Pioneers are now 0-2 this season against the Patriot League after falling to Holy Cross at home Wednesday night, 83-78. The Pioneers erased a 17-point deficit to tie the game at 72-72 late but never took the lead as the Crusaders pulled away for the win. Senior Shane Gibson led four Pioneers in double figures with 24 points in the loss. The Lafayette Leopards come in off an 82-80 loss Friday night at Fairleigh Dickinson. The Leopards tied the game at 80-80 with 20 seconds left but lost on a tip-in by the Knights to beat the buzzer. The Leopards host the Pioneers to close a stretch of four-straight games against Northeast Conference teams. Lafayette is 2-4 against the NEC this season, beating LIU Brooklyn and Saint Francis (PA) at home.
December 5, 2012
Sacred Heart Comeback Falls Short in 83-78 Loss to Holy Cross
The Sacred Heart Pioneers battled back from down 17-points in the second half to tie the game late but came up short in their comeback bid, falling to the Holy Cross Crusaders, 83-78, Wednesday night in the William H. Pitt Center. Holy Cross sophomore guard Justin Burrell buried 11-of-15 shots on his way to a career-high 30 point night in the win.
December 4, 2012
Pioneers Host Holy Cross Crusaders Wednesday Night
The Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome the Holy Cross Crusaders to the William H. Pitt Center Wednesday night. The Pioneers are looking to shake of two-straight losses as they face the first of two Patriot League opponents this week. SHU dropped a 69-56 decision at Brown last Thursday. Junior Louis Montes scored 17 points in the loss, hitting 10-of-10 at the free throw line. The Pioneers were thin at the guard position with junior Evan Kelley and sophomore Steve Glowiak missing the game with injury and senior Shane Gibson going out in the first half against the Bears with injury. Holy Cross comes in at 4-4 but have lost two-straight themselves, falling at Providence, 61-42, and at Hartford, 48-45. Junior Dave Dudzinski is the team’s top-scorer and rebounder at 12.4 ppg and 8.9 rpg.
November 29, 2012
Pioneers Beaten by Brown Bears, 69-56
Brown sophomore center Rafael Maia scored 19 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Bears past the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 69-56, Thursday night in Providence, RI. The Pioneers got 17 points from junior Louis Montes (Brockton, MA) as they drop their second-straight and fall to 2-4 on the year.
November 28, 2012
Pioneers Battle the Brown Bears Thursday Night
Sacred Heart heads to Providence, RI to take on the Brown Bears Thursday night. The Pioneers are looking to shake off a 91-77 loss to Lehigh in their home opener on Sunday. SHU never led and trailed by as many as 30 points in the second half in the loss to the Mountain Hawks. Sacred Heart had four players in double figures led by senior Shane Gibson who scored 18 points in the loss. Sophomore Steve Glowiak hit for a season-high 13 points. The Brown Bears play their fourth and final game against a Northeast Conference school in facing the Pioneers. Brown has lost two-straight coming in, falling to Bryant, 68-61, and St. Francis Brooklyn, 76-72 in overtime, both at home. The Bears lost at Central Connecticut earlier this year, 86-71.
November 25, 2012
Lehigh Sprints Past Sacred Heart, 91-77
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks got 26 points from senior guard C.J. McCollum to spoil Sacred Heart's home-opener Sunday afternoon in the Pitt Center, dealing the Pioneers a 91-77 loss. SHU's Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) finished with 18 points on six-of-15 shooting in the loss as SHU drops to 2-3 on the season.
November 24, 2012
Pioneers Take on Lehigh in Home Opener Sunday Afternoon
The Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome the Lehigh Mountain Hawks to the William H. Pitt Center for the 2012-13 home opener Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers return to the court one week after erasing a 12-point deficit with five minutes to play for a 64-62 win at Stony Brook. SHU owns a pair of double digit second half comebacks this season, erasing a 24-point hole against Yale in the season opener and a week ago trailing by as many as 14 to the Seawolves. Lehigh comes in off a 3-1 mark in the NIT Season Tip-Off with wins over Robert Morris, Fairfield and Penn. The Mountain Hawks play six games against the Northeast Conference this season and carry a seven-game winning streak against the league into Sunday.
November 18, 2012
SHU Comeback Kids Do it Again, Down Stony Brook 64-62
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team was down 58-46 with just over five minutes to play at Stony Brook but closed out the game on an 18-4 run fueled by senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) to steal a 64-62 win at Pritchard Gymnasium. Gibson made four-straight shots including a pair of three’s in the closing minutes to score the final 11 points for the Pioneers as they even their record at 2-2.
November 17, 2012
Sacred Heart Travels Across the Sound to Face Stony Brook
Sacred Heart closes out a four-game road swing to open the season heading across the Long Island Sound to face the Stony Brook Seawolves Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers suffered a 62-47 loss at the hands of the Hartford Hawks on Friday night as they look to bounce back from an offensive performance where they shot just 32.7 percent (16-49) including just 1-for-11 from three. Junior Louis Montes posted his second double double of the young season, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds. Stony Brook is off to a 3-0 start to their season after a 54-46 win at Rider at 6 a.m. live on ESPN. The Seawolves are looking for their first 4-0 start in their Division I history. SBU has won 16-straight at home in Pritchard Gymnasium.
November 16, 2012
Pioneer Offense Struggles in 62-47 Loss at Hartford
The Sacred Heart Pioneers shot just 32.7 percent (16-49) and made just one-of-11 from three in a 62-47 loss on the road at the University of Hartford Friday night. SHU junior Louis Montes (Brockton, MA) notched his second double double of the young season, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds as the Pioneers fall to 1-2.
November 15, 2012
Pioneers Head Back to Hartford to Take on the Hawks Friday Night
The Sacred Heart Pioneers return to the Chase Family Arena for the second time in less than a week to take on the Hartford Hawks Friday night. The Pioneers opened their season at the University of Hartford in the Connecticut 6 Classic, where they erased a 24-point second half deficit to comeback and beat Yale in overtime, 85-82. SHU saw their winless streak against the Big East extended to 17-straight on Monday night, falling at Rutgers, 88-62. The Hawks are 0-2 coming in with a pair of losses to Northeast Conference teams. Hartford loss to Quinnipiac, 65-61, at home in the CT6 and on the road at Mount St. Mary’s, 70-63. The Hawks will also face NEC opponents Central Connecticut and Fairleigh Dickinson this season.
November 12, 2012
Gibson Grabs Season's First NEC Award
Sacred Heart's Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) was named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Gibson shares the season's first weekly award win Monmouth's Andrew Nichols who helped the Hawks beat Hofstra in their opener.
November 12, 2012
Sacred Heart Falls at Rutgers, 88-62
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights shot 54.4 percent and had five players in double figures led by sophomore Eli Carter’s 18 on their way to dealing Sacred Heart an 88-62 loss Monday night at The RAC in Piscataway, NJ. The Pioneers got outscored 56-24 in the paint in the loss as they even their record at 1-1 to start the year.
November 11, 2012
SHU Looks to End Drought Against Big East at Rutgers on Monday Night
The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to Rutgers Monday night riding high after an 85-82 overtime win over Yale in the Connecticut 6 Classic season opener. In head coach Dave Bike’s 1,000th career game, the Pioneers erased a 24-point second half deficit, their largest comeback in the Division I era, to beat the Bulldogs. Senior Shane Gibson led the charge with 24 of his game-high 29 points coming in the second half and overtime. Rutgers is coming off a 56-52 loss at home to Saint Peter’s in their opener Friday night. R-Jnior Wally Judge posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in his first game for Rutgers but the Scarlet Knights shot just 35.8 percent (19-53) and committed 18 turnovers in the loss to the instate Peacocks.
November 10, 2012
Pioneers Open with Stunning Comeback Win Over Yale
In the 1,000th career game for head coach Dave Bike, his Sacred Heart men’s basketball team erased a 24-point second half Yale lead to come away with the largest comeback victory in the program’s Division I history, beating the Bulldogs in overtime, 85-82, in the Connecticut 6 Classic. Senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) led the furious comeback with 24 of his 29 points coming in the second half and overtime.
November 9, 2012
SHU Tips-Off in CT6 Classic Saturday; Game LIVE on SNY
The 2012-13 season tips-off Saturday afternoon as the Sacred Heart Pioneers take on the Yale Bulldogs in the Connecticut 6 Classic. The annual triple header is being played at the University of Hartford this season and will be aired on SportsNet New York (SNY) with John Holt on the play by play and Tom Brennan on color. The Pioneers return four starters from last year’s team that finished 14-18 overall and returned to the Northeast Conference Tournament after a two-year absence. SHU was picked to finish sixth in this year’s NEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll and senior guard Shane Gibson was a Preseason All-NEC selection after leading the league in scoring in 2011-12. The Yale Bulldogs come off a season where they won 19 games and appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The Bulldogs were tabbed sixth in the Ivy League Preseason Media Poll. Saturday’s opener will mark the 1,000th career game coached at Sacred Heart for head coach Dave Bike.
November 8, 2012
SHU Third in CT6 Poll; Gibson Named to CT6 Preseason Team
The Sacred Heart Pioneers were tabbed third and senior guard Shane Gibson was honored as the Connecticut 6 Classic announced their Preseason Coaches' Poll and Preseason Team on Thursday. The Pioneers are set to take on the Yale Bulldogs in the annual triple header this Saturday.
November 5, 2012
Pioneer Hoops Featured as Part of NEC TV Package
The Northeast Conference announced their 2012-13 basketball television package on Monday and the Sacred Heart men's and women's basketball teams will be featured twice as part of double header broadcasts this season. The league has a 23-game schedule set with five games featured on the ESPN family of networks.
October 31, 2012
SHU's Gibson Named on CBS Sports Top-30 "Under the Radar" List
Sacred Heart senior guard Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) had a breakthrough season in 2011-12, finishing the year fourth in the country in scoring while earning a spot on the All-Northeast Conference. Primed for his senior season in the Red & White, Gibson was named by national writer Jeff Borzello to his Top 30 "Under the Radar" list on CBSports.com this week.
October 23, 2012
SHU Men Tabbed Sixth; Gibson a Preseason All-NEC Pick
The Northeast Conference announced the 2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll and five member Preseason All-NEC team Tuesday afternoon at "Social Media Day" event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Sacred Heart Pioneers were picked sixth in this year's polling of the league's head coaches while r-senior guard Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) earned a spot on the preseason all-conference team.
September 25, 2012
Senior Nick Greenbacker Named 2012-13 Team Captain
Sacred Heart men's basketball senior Nick Greenbacker (Coventry, CT) has been named team captain for the 2012-13 season announced head coach Dave Bike. Greenbacker is a two-time team captain after serving the role last season as well.
September 20, 2012
NEC Basketball "Social" Media Day Set For October 23rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
The Northeast Conference (NEC) will be conducting its first in-person Basketball Media Day in a decade on October 23, but with a modern twist to the traditional format.
July 11, 2012
Pioneers Announce 2012-13 Non-Conference Opponents
Sacred Heart head men's basketball coach Dave Bike announced the 11-game non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season. The Pioneers will face teams from six different conferences this season and will once again tip-off their season in the Connecticut 6 Classic.