2016-17 Men's Basketball News
May 12, 2017
Department of Athletics Celebrates Career Achievements Of Class of 2017
Ellen Nighbor of the women’s golf team and Justin Danforth of the men’s ice hockey received the top honors of the Pioneer Award
April 26, 2017
Latina Adds Watson And Spellman To 2017 Recruiting Class
Sacred Heart Men’s Basketball Head Coach Anthony Latina announced on Wednesday that Alex Watson and Jarel Spellman will join the Pioneers for the 2017-18 season.
April 25, 2017
Eight Student-Athletes Earn NSCA Strength And Conditioning All-America Honors
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics had eight student-athletes named National Strength and Conditioning All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for the 2016-17 season.
April 24, 2017
Quincy McKnight Named All-Met Third Team By MBWA
Sophomore guard Quincy McKnight was named to the All-Met Third Team on Monday by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.
March 22, 2017
Quincy McKnight Named First Team All-District By NABC
Sacred Heart men’s basketball sophomore guard Quincy McKnight was named First Team All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Wednesday.
March 1, 2017
SHU Takes Mount St. Mary’s To The Brink, Falls 76-73 In NEC Quarterfinals
The Sacred Heart Pioneers came close to history Wednesday night, narrowly missing out on becoming the first eighth-seed in Northeast Conference Tournament history to win in the quarterfinals in a 76-73 loss to top-seeded Mount St. Mary’s at Knott Arena.
February 28, 2017
McKnight and Lopez Earn NEC All-Conference Honors
Sacred Heart men’s basketball student-athletes Quincy McKnight and Joseph Lopez earned Northeast Conference All-Conference honors on Tuesday.
February 28, 2017
SHU Travels To Mount St. Mary's For NEC Tournament Quarterfinals Wednesday
Sacred Heart takes on top-seeded Mount St. Mary’s in the NEC Tournament quarterfinals Wednesday night.
February 25, 2017
Men’s Basketball Drops Third Straight at Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season Saturday with a 79-72 loss to the Robert Morris Colonials at the Sewall Center. With the loss, the Pioneers will be the eighth seed in the NEC Tournament and will play at Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday, March 1.
February 24, 2017
Pioneers Wrap Up Regular Season At Robert Morris Saturday on ESPN3
Sacred Heart wraps up the regular season on Saturday at RMU with a chance to finish at least .500 in NEC play for the third straight season.
February 23, 2017
Men’s Basketball Falls At Saint Francis U 73-64
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team lost its second straight game Thursday night, falling 73-64 to the Saint Francis U Red Flash at DeGol Arena.
February 22, 2017
Pioneers Open Final Week Of NEC Play At Saint Francis U Thursday
Sacred Heart begins the annual road trip to western Pennsylvania on Thursday night at Saint Francis U.
February 18, 2017
Pioneers’ Winning Streak Snapped In Final Seconds At LIU Brooklyn
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Steinberg Wellness Center, dropping a hard-fought 83-82 game to the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds.
February 17, 2017
Men's Basketball Takes On LIU Saturday On MSG
Riding its longest winning streak since 2009, Sacred Heart travels to LIU Brooklyn for a 12 p.m. game on MSG and Fox College Sports.
February 16, 2017
Pioneers Win Fifth Straight, Defeat FDU 91-81
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team won its fifth consecutive game Thursday night, defeating the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 91-81 at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
February 15, 2017
SHU Looks To Sweep Homestand Against FDU Thursday Night
Pioneers go for first five-game winning streak since 2009 against Knights in final regular season home game
February 11, 2017
Pioneers Win Fourth Straight Over CCSU On Senior Day
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Saturday afternoon at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center, beating the Central Connecticut Blue Devils 77-62 on Senior Day.
February 10, 2017
Men's Basketball Hosts CCSU Saturday On Senior Day
Winners of three games in a row, Sacred Heart hosts rival Central Connecticut Saturday for Senior Day. Prior to tipoff, SHU will honor seniors Matej Buovac and Cole Walton.
February 9, 2017
SHU Wins Third Straight, Beats St. Francis Brooklyn On Pack The Pitt Night
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team shot over 50 percent from the floor Thursday night in an 80-65 win over the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
February 8, 2017
GAME ON AS STORM CLEARS OUT: SHU Hosts St. Francis Brooklyn For Pack The Pitt Thursday Night
Riding a two-game winning streak, SHU hosts St. Francis Brooklyn as the Pioneers Pack The Pitt Thursday night. The game will be telecast on MSG+ and Fox College Sports.
February 4, 2017
SHU Outlasts Bryant 73-70 In Overtime
After playing a triple overtime game three weeks ago, the Sacred Heart Pioneers and Bryant Bulldogs went to overtime once again Saturday afternoon at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center with the Pioneers winning 73-70.
February 3, 2017
Pioneers Host Bryant Saturday Afternoon
Three weeks after winning a triple-overtime thriller at Bryant, the Pioneers welcome the Bulldogs to the Pitt Center for a Saturday matinee.
February 2, 2017
McKnight Leads SHU To 74-70 Win At Fairleigh Dickinson
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team snapped a four-game losing skid Thursday night with a 74-70 win over the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at Stratis Arena.
February 1, 2017
Men's Basketball Takes on Defending NEC Champions FDU Thursday Night
The Pioneers travel to the defending NEC champions Fairleigh Dickinson for a Thursday night showdown.
January 28, 2017
Pioneers Fall On The Road at Mount St. Mary’s
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team led Mount St. Mary’s 36-33 at halftime Saturday at Knott Arena, but the Mountaineers held the Pioneers to 25% from the floor in the second half as they rallied for a 67-53 win.
January 27, 2017
Men's Basketball Travels To First-Place Mount St. Mary's Saturday
Looking to snap a three-game losing streak, Sacred Heart hits the road to face first-place Mount St. Mary’s Saturday afternoon.
January 26, 2017
Pioneers Come Up Short Against LIU Brooklyn 60-57
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team had two chances in the final 0:30 Thursday night to force overtime against LIU Brooklyn at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center, but could not convert as the Blackbirds held on for a 60-57 win.
January 25, 2017
SHU Wraps Up Homestand With Matchup Against LIU Brooklyn Thursday
Sacred Heart wraps up its current three-game homestand Thursday night against LIU Brooklyn.
January 21, 2017
Sacred Heart Falls To Wagner 67-62
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought game Saturday to the Wagner Seahawks 67-62 at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
January 20, 2017
SHU Hosts Wagner Saturday For Cancer Survivor Day
Sacred Heart looks to earn a split of this weekend’s games at the Pitt Center as the Wagner Seahawks come to Fairfield.
January 19, 2017
Pioneers’ Furious Rally Comes Up Short Against Mount St. Mary’s 86-75
Despite a hot-shooting start to the second half, the Sacred Heart men’s basketball team could not overcome a 24-point halftime deficit to the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers in an 86-75 loss Thursday night at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
January 18, 2017
Saturday Basketball Doubleheader To Celebrate Cancer Survivors, Barnum Festival
Pioneer basketball programs host Wagner in Saturday doubleheader matinee.
January 18, 2017
Men's Basketball Returns To Pitt Center To Host Mount St. Mary's Thursday
After going 3-1 on its four-game road swing, the Pioneers open a three-game homestand Thursday night against Mount St. Mary’s.
January 17, 2017
Quincy McKnight Named Met Writers Player of the Week
Sacred Heart men’s basketball sophomore guard Quincy McKnight added to his weekly award total from this past weekend with the Met Basketball Writers Association Division I Player of the Week Award Tuesday.
January 16, 2017
McKnight Earns Third NEC Player of The Week Honor
Sacred Heart sophomore guard Quincy McKnight was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday after capping a sensational week by setting a new career-high in scoring during Sunday’s thrilling, 112-110 triple overtime win over Bryant.
January 14, 2017
SHU Wins Wild 3OT Game At Bryant 112-110
It took almost an hour of game time Saturday, but the Sacred Heart Pioneers defeated the Bryant Bulldogs 112-110 in three overtimes at Chace Athletic Center. Joseph Lopez scored the eventual game-winning basket with 0:04 left.
January 13, 2017
Men's Basketball Travels To Bryant Saturday
Sacred Heart looks to finish its four-game road swing 3-1 when it takes on Bryant Saturday afternoon.
January 12, 2017
Pioneers’ Offense Comes Alive In 87-75 Win At St. Francis Brooklyn
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team’s offense exploded for 87 points Thursday night in an 87-75 win over the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers at Pope Physical Education Center.
January 11, 2017
Men's Basketball Continues Road Trip At St. Francis Brooklyn Thursday
Sacred Heart opens another road NEC weekend Thursday night at St. Francis Brooklyn.
January 7, 2017
Late Seahawks Run Puts Wagner Past Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team was within three points of the Wagner Seahawks with 3:27 to play Saturday at Spiro Sports Center, but the Seahawks’ 10-0 run with 2:20 to play gave Wagner a 75-64 win.
January 6, 2017
SHU Travels To Wagner Saturday Afternoon
Sacred Heart travels to Staten Island Saturday afternoon, looking to level its NEC record against the Wagner Seahawks.
January 5, 2017
Pioneers Earn First NEC Win Of Season At CCSU 64-62
Quincy McKnight’s two free throws with 0:34 remaining proved to be the difference Thursday night as the Sacred Heart Pioneers defeated the Central Connecticut Blue Devils 64-62 at Detrick Gymnasium.
January 4, 2017
Pioneers Travel To Central Connecticut For Thursday Night Showdown
Sacred Heart opens a stretch of four consecutive road games Thursday night, travelling to Central Connecticut.
January 3, 2017
Tevin Falzon Signs With Ametx Zornotza
Sacred Heart men’s basketball alumnus Tevin Falzon has agreed to terms on a contract with Spanish basketball club Ametx Zornotza of the LEB Silver league.
December 31, 2016
Pioneers Fall To Saint Francis U On New Year’s Eve
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team wrapped up the 2016 calendar year Saturday afternoon with a, 87-67 loss to the Saint Francis U Red Flash at the Pitt Center.
December 30, 2016
SHU Rings In New Year Against Saint Francis U Saturday
Sacred Heart looks to bounce back from its loss to Robert Morris when it hosts Saint Francis U Saturday at the Pitt Center.
December 29, 2016
Pioneers Drop Conference Opener to Robert Morris 78-67
Junior forward Joseph Lopez had a season-high 23 points and 16 rebounds Thursday as Sacred Heart dropped its Northeast Conference opener to the Robert Morris Colonials 78-67 at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
December 28, 2016
Men's Basketball Opens NEC Play Thursday Against Robert Morris
The Pioneers return from the Christmas holiday to open Northeast Conference play against Robert Morris at the Pitt Center.
December 21, 2016
Men’s Basketball Announces Addition of Anosike and Boateng For 2017-18 Season
Sacred Heart Men’s Basketball Head Coach Anthony Latina announced on Wednesday that EJ Anosike and Tony Boateng will join the Pioneers’ basketball program in the fall of 2017 after signing their National Letters of Intent.
December 21, 2016
Pioneers Rally But Fall Short Against Holy Cross
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team rallied from an eight-point deficit to tie the Holy Cross Crusaders 67-67 with 0:45 to play Wednesday night, but the Crusaders scored the final five points to come away with a 72-67 win at the Pitt Center.
December 20, 2016
Men's Basketball Wraps Up Non-Conference Slate Against Holy Cross Wednesday
The Pioneers host Holy Cross Wednesday night in their final non-conference tuneup before NEC play starts after Christmas.
December 19, 2016
Holiday Hoops And Hockey Begins Wednesday
SHU Stocking Stuffers, Grandparents Day and New Year's Eve fun from your Pioneers
December 19, 2016
Quincy McKnight Earns Second NEC Player of the Week Honor
Sacred Heart sophomore guard Quincy McKnight was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after setting a new career-high in scoring Sunday at Boston College.
December 18, 2016
McKnight Scores Career-High 36 Points As SHU Falls At Boston College
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to the Boston College Eagles Sunday Conte Forum to take a 48-47 lead with 10:24 to play. However, the Eagles came back for an 82-75 win.
December 17, 2016
Sacred Heart Takes On Boston College Sunday Afternoon
The Pioneers travel to Boston to take on the Boston College Eagles for a Sunday matinee.
December 11, 2016
Pioneers Race Past Lafayette 85-61
Six different Pioneers scored in double figures Sunday as the Sacred Heart men’s basketball team earned an 85-61 win over the Lafayette Leopards Sunday afternoon at Kirby Sports Center.
December 10, 2016
Men's Basketball Travels To Lafayette Sunday
The Pioneers hit the road before finals with a Sunday matchup at Lafayette.
December 8, 2016
SHU Falls At Home To Yale 66-52
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team wrapped up its three-game homestand Thursday night with a 66-52 loss to the Yale Bulldogs at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
December 7, 2016
SHU Wraps Up Homestand Thursday Night Against Yale
Winners of three of their last four games, the Pioneers close out their three-game homestand Thursday night against Yale.
December 6, 2016
Joseph Lopez Named Co-D-I Men's Player of the Week By MBWA
Junior forward added another weekly award on Tuesday, as the Met Basketball Writers Association named him Co-Division I Men's Player of the Week with Tim Coleman of NJIT.
December 6, 2016
McKnight’s Career Night Leads SHU Past UMass Lowell 91-82
Led by a career-high 34 points from sophomore guard Quincy McKnight, the Sacred Heart men’s basketball team defeated the UMass Lowell River Hawks 91-82 Tuesday night at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
December 5, 2016
Joseph Lopez Named NEC Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week
Junior forward Joseph Lopez was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last week against Fordham and Hartford.
December 5, 2016
Men's Basketball Hosts UMass Lowell Tuesday Night
Sacred Heart looks to rebound from Saturday’s overtime loss to Hartford with a game against another America East opponent, UMass Lowell.
December 3, 2016
Pioneers Fall In Overtime To Hartford 87-79
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team rallied from a late three-point deficit to force overtime Saturday against the Hartford Hawks at the Pitt Center, but could not overcome the Hawks’ hot shooting in the extra period in an 87-79 loss.
December 2, 2016
Men's Basketball Hosts Hartford For Saturday Matinee
Sacred Heart opens a three-game homestand Saturday afternoon against the Hartford Hawks.
November 30, 2016
Pioneers Pull Off Great Escape At Fordham 71-70
Trailing by 11 with 6:14 to play Wednesday night, the Sacred Heart men’s basketball team went on a 16-4 run to rally for a 71-70 win over the Fordham Rams at Rose Hill Gym. De’von Barnett scored the game-winning basket with 2.7 seconds remaining.
November 29, 2016
Pioneers Travel To Fordham For Midweek Clash
Sacred Heart travels to Fordham for a midweek matchup at Rose Hill Gym to wrap up November.
November 28, 2016
CyberMonday Brings First Holiday Ticket Deal
Visit SacredHeartPioneers.com/Tickets and use code CYBERMONDAY for discounted basketball tickets
November 25, 2016
Men's Basketball Hangs On For Win Over Norfolk State
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team hung on Friday for a 61-59 win over the Norfolk State Spartans in the Continental Tires Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena.
November 24, 2016
Pioneers Drop First Game In Las Vegas To Northern Colorado
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team lost its third consecutive game Thursday, falling 81-54 to the Northern Colorado Bears at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena.
November 23, 2016
Pioneers Wrap Up West Coast Trip With Two Games In Las Vegas
Sacred Heart wraps up its west coast trip with its final two games of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The Pioneers take on Northern Colorado on Thanksgiving before a matchup with either Norfolk State or Bucknell on Friday.
November 22, 2016
Santa Clara’s Three-Point Barrage Gets Broncos Past Pioneers
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team could not overcome the three-point shooting of the Santa Clara Broncos Monday night at the Leavey Center, falling 84-74.
November 21, 2016
Quincy McKnight Named NEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Sophomore guard Quincy McKnight was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 25 points per game against Hofstra and Arizona.
November 20, 2016
Men's Basketball Takes On Santa Clara Monday Night
The Pioneers look to bounce back from Friday night’s loss at top-10 Arizona Monday night at Santa Clara in SHU’s second game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.
November 18, 2016
McKnight Goes Over 20 For Third Straight Game as SHU Falls At #9/10 Arizona
Sophomore guard Quincy McKnight scored over 20 points for the third consecutive game Friday night as the Sacred Heart Pioneers fell 95-65 to the #9/10 Arizona Wildcats at the McKale Center.
November 17, 2016
Men's Basketball Opens Four-Game West Coast Swing At #9/10 Arizona Friday Night
The Pioneers open a five-game road swing Friday night against #9/10 Arizona in SHU’s first game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.
November 15, 2016
Pioneers’ Furious Second Half Comeback Vaults SHU Past Hofstra 90-86
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team overcame a nine-point deficit to the Hofstra Pride in the final four minutes to win 90-86 Tuesday night at Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center.
November 14, 2016
SHU Opens Home Slate Against Hofstra Tuesday Night
The Pioneers hit the home floor for the first time this season when Hofstra comes to Coach Bike Court at the William H. Pitt Center Tuesday night.
November 11, 2016
Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Loss At Fairfield
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team opened its 2016-17 season Friday night with an 85-63 loss to the Fairfield Stags at Webster Bank Arena.
November 10, 2016
Men's Basketball Opens 2016-17 Season At Fairfield In Crosstown Classic
Pioneers and Stags Open Season As Nightcap To Crosstown Classic Doubleheader
November 8, 2016
SHU Basketball To Be Broadcast On WSTC 1400 AM Beginning in 2016-17 Season
Partnership will broadcast SHU coaches show on Friday morning and men's and women's basketball games
November 3, 2016
John McNair Named Coordinator of Men's Basketball Operations
Sacred Heart men’s basketball coach Anthony Latina announced on Thursday the hiring of John McNair as Coordinator of Basketball Operations.
November 1, 2016
SHU Athletics Announces 2016-17 Basketball Game Times And Promotions
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics released the game times for its 2016-17 home basketball games on Wednesday, concurrent to the Northeast Conference’s release of its television basketball schedule.
October 25, 2016
Men’s Basketball Picked Eighth In NEC Preseason Coaches Poll At Social Media Day
The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll, released at NEC Social Media Day at the Barclays Center Wednesday.
October 6, 2016
Basketball And Hockey Season Tickets On Sale Now
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September 13, 2016
SHU Releases 2016-17 Men's Basketball Schedule