Francis Marion University Men's Basketball 2018-19 News

  • 113 FMU Student-Athletes Named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll
    June 28, 2019
    The Peach Belt Conference announced that 1,517 student-athletes have been named to the 28th-annual Presidential Honor Roll. The list includes a record 113 student-athletes from Francis Marion University. Each of FMU’s 14 sponsored-sports were recognized on the list.
  • Patriots add high-scoring Alabama guard, Kainan Pouncy
    May 23, 2019
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-2, 195-pound guard Kainan Pouncy of New Brockton, Ala., to a national letter of intent to attend FMU and play for the Patriots in 2019-20.
  • Charlotte Cager inks with FMU Men
    May 16, 2019
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the inking of 6-3 guard Quinton Thomas of Charlotte, N.C., to a national letter of intent to attend FMU and play for the Patriots in 2019-20.
  • Patriot Men add pair of Columbia natives to 2019 class
    May 15, 2019
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-4 wing player Ja’Lil Robinson and 6-4 guard Derrick Sinkler Jr. both of Columbia, S.C., during the recent signing period. They will enroll at FMU in the fall of 2019 and suit up for the Patriots starting in 2019-20.
  • FMU Holds 49th-Annual Athletic Gala
    April 24, 2019
    Francis Marion University recently held its 49th-annual Athletic Gala in the university’s Performing Arts Center. Most Valuable Player awards were given in 14 sports and for the first time the athletic department awarded 13 Frankie Awards, including the Swamp Fox Academic Award, the Ray E. Thames Memorial Raise the Roof Award, and the Mark Haselden Sportsmanship Award.
  • 2018-19 Men's Basketball Season Highlights
    March 29, 2019
    The 2018-19 Francis Marion University men's basketball team put together one of the best seasons in recent memory, including program records, individual accolades, and more.
  • Parker tallies 9 points and 6 assists in East win at All-Star game
    March 29, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior swingman Brandon Parker scored nine points as his East Squad defeated the West 133-106, Friday night (March 29) in the 2019 Reese's Division II College All-Star Game.
  • Parker learns his teammates for 2019 Reese’s Division II College All-Star Game
    March 27, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior Brandon Parker has learned who his teammates will be as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday (March 26) announced the rosters for the 2019 Reese’s® Division II College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2019 NCAA® Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. Reese’s brand is the official candy partner of the NCAA.
  • Parker named to NABC All-America Team
    March 26, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior Brandon Parker has been selected to the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-America Team. The announcement came from the NABC office in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday.
  • FMU’s Parker named All-Region, picked for All-Star Game
    March 21, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior Brandon Parker has been selected to the 2018-19 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Men’s Basketball Southeast All-Region Team and been picked to play in the 2019 Reese’s® Division II College All-Star Game on March 29 in Evansville, Ind.
  • Francis Marion rallies but drops overtime decision in NCAA Tournament
    March 16, 2019
    A 10-0 run in the final minutes of overtime allowed second-seeded and 16th-ranked Augusta University to escape with a 77-70 victory over seventh-seeded Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (March 16) in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Men’s Basketball Tournament.
  • FMU MBB at NCAA practice
    March 15, 2019
    Francis Marion University men's basketball goes through practice in Charlotte, N.C., a day before their quarterfinal game against Augusta University in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament.
  • Patriots face Jaguars in NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday
    March 14, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will face 16th-ranked Augusta University on Saturday (March 16) at 2:30 p.m. in the second quarterfinal game of the 2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional Tournament.
  • Francis Marion men earn second straight NCAA Tournament invite
    March 10, 2019
    Francis Marion University earned an at-large bid to the 2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament as the field of 64 was announced on Sunday night (March 10). This year’s field includes 24 automatic qualifiers (conference champions) and 40 at-large invitations. It marks the second straight year the Patriots have made the Big Dance and the third time in program history.
  • Pacers race past Patriots at start of second half
    March 09, 2019
    Second-seeded and 16th-ranked USC Aiken used a 25-8 run that started late in the first half and continued through the first five minutes of the second half that enabled the Pacers to claim a 98-83 victory over third-seeded Francis Marion University, Saturday night (March 9) in the semifinals of the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament.
  • FMU Men to take on nationally ranked USCA in PBC semifinals
    March 08, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will head to Augusta, Ga., on Saturday night (March 9) to face nationally-ranked USC Aiken in a Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinal contest at 7:30 p.m.
  • FMU’s Parker, Davis, and Stephens collect hardware at PBC Awards
    March 08, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior swingman Brandon Parker has been named the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Year, while FMU forward Kailex Stephens was selected the PBC Co-Freshman of the Year and senior guard Ryan Davis earned second-team All-Conference recognition.
  • Hill’s 4-point play sparks Patriots to 96-88 Quarterfinal win
    March 06, 2019
    Freshman 6-7 center Winston Hill converted a four-point play with 3:15 remaining to break an 82-82 deadlock and Francis Marion University went on to grab a 96-88 victory over Young Harris College, Wednesday night (March 6) in a quarterfinal game in the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament.
  • FMU Men host Young Harris in PBC Quarterfinals on Wednesday
    March 05, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will welcome Young Harris College to the Smith University Center for a Peach Belt Conference Tournament Quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday night (March 6) at 7 p.m.
  • Patriot Men drop regular season-finale at Georgia College
    March 03, 2019
    Georgia College used 17-3 and 13-2 runs in the second half to break open a tight game and hand Francis Marion University an 86-63 loss in the final game of the Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball regular season on Sunday (Mar. 3). The game was delayed at tip-off due to a tornado warning in the Milledgeville area.
  • Second-half shooting clinic pushes Patriots past UNCP 80-72
    February 27, 2019
    Junior point guard Jaquez Smith and freshman forward Kailex Stephens combined for 34 second-half points and Francis Marion University shot 70.8 from the floor over the final 20 minutes to earn an 80-72 victory over UNC Pembroke, Wednesday night (Feb. 27) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot Cagers host Senior Night vs UNCP on Wednesday
    February 26, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate Senior Night on Wednesday (Feb. 27) when the Patriots play host to local-rival UNC Pembroke for a key Peach Belt Conference doubleheader.
  • Patriots methodically defeat Saints on Homecoming 84-71
    February 23, 2019
    A 16-0 run midway through the first half and an 8-0 spurt early in the second half allowed Francis Marion University to claim an 84-71 Homecoming win over Flagler College, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • FMU celebrates Homecoming 2019, Hoops hosts Saints
    February 22, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men's and women's basketball teams will play host to Flagler College for a key Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday (Feb. 23) as the school celebrates Homecoming 2019. The FMU baseball and softball teams will also be in action this weekend at the Griffin Athletic Complex and the tennis teams on the Kassab Courts.
  • Missed Opportunities key in FMU loss to second-place Jags
    February 20, 2019
    Missed opportunities during the final 20 minutes proved decisive as Francis Marion University dropped a 75-70 decision to second-place Augusta University, Wednesday night (Feb. 20) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Parker and Dwight key three-point explosion in 104-92 win
    February 18, 2019
    Senior Brandon Parker scored 32 points, including a near-record eight three-pointers, and senior reserve guard Douglas Dwight keyed a 22-5 second-half run as 25th-ranked Francis Marion University rallied to claim a 104-92 road win over Young Harris College, Monday night (Feb. 18) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Nighthawks upend 25th-ranked Patriot Men
    February 16, 2019
    The 25th-ranked Francis Marion University men’s basketball team erased an 18-point second-half deficit, but couldn’t complete the comeback and fell 87-75 to the University of North Georgia in the opener of a three-game road trip, on Saturday (Feb. 16) in Peach Belt conference action.
  • Stephens sparks #25 Francis Marion to 90-56 win
    February 13, 2019
    Freshman forward Kailex Stephens scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting as 25th-ranked Francis Marion University coasted to a 90-56 win over Lander University, Wednesday night (Feb. 13) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot Men enter NABC Top-25 poll
    February 13, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men's basketball is ranked No.25 in the latest NABC Top 25 poll.
  • Smith pushes Patriots past Lakers 107-98
    February 09, 2019
    Junior 5-7 point guard Jaquez Smith scored a career-high 25 points and handed out a career-high equaling eight assists to propel Francis Marion University to a wire-to-wire 107-98 win over Clayton State University, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
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