Francis Marion University Men's Basketball 2018-19 News

  • Big halfs from Davis, Parker lead FMU Men to win at Lander
    January 16, 2019
    Senior guard Ryan Davis scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half and senior forward Brandon Parker poured in 18 of his 22 after halftime to carry Francis Marion University to a 93-83 win at Lander University, Wednesday night (Jan. 16) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot senior Parker named PBC Player of the Week
    January 14, 2019
    For the second time this season, Francis Marion University senior forward Brandon Parker has earned Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors, this time for the week of Jan. 6-13.
  • Davis delivers PBC road win at Clayton State
    January 12, 2019
    Senior guard Ryan Davis utilized a near-record day at the free throw line to score a career-high 31 points and power Francis Marion University to a 98-80 road win at Clayton State University, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 12) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • FMU Hoops heads to Clayton State for doubleheader on Saturday
    January 11, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams continue Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 12) with a doubleheader at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga. The women’s contest will tip-off at 1:30 p.m., with the men’s tilt to follow at 3:30 p.m.
  • Parker helps seal 99-92 upset of fifth-ranked Pacers
    January 09, 2019
    Senior swingman Brandon Parker scored 34 points, including hitting 10-of-10 free throws over the final 1:12, to power Francis Marion University to a 99-92 upset of fifth-ranked and previously unbeaten USC Aiken, Wednesday evening (Jan. 9) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot Hoops hosts twinbill against USCA on Wednesday
    January 08, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams continue Peach Belt Conference play on Wednesday night (Jan. 9) with a doubleheader against USC Aiken in the Smith University Center. The women’s contest will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s tilt against the nationally-ranked Pacers to follow at 7:30 p.m.
  • FMU Men ink pair of wing players
    January 07, 2019
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-5 wing players Jamal Edmonson of Ladson, S.C., and Stan Eze of Marietta, Ga., 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.
  • Patriots fall short in shoot-out to YHC 120-119
    January 05, 2019
    Despite career-high totals of 25 points and 14 rebounds by freshman forward Kailex Stephens, Francis Marion University dropped a wild 120-119 decision to Young Harris College, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 5) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • 5 for 5 on the 5th promotion as FMU Hoops opens 2019
    January 04, 2019
    Following a break for the holidays, the Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams return to the Smith University Center on Saturday (Jan. 5) to begin 2019 with a doubleheader against Peach Belt Conference foe Young Harris College. The women’s contest will tip-off at 1:30 p.m., with the men’s contest to follow at 3:30 p.m.
  • 120 FMU Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    December 21, 2018
    A total of 120 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2018 fall semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • Patriot Men’s Basketball up to fourth in region poll
    December 21, 2018
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team moved up three positions to fourth in the most recent D2SIDA Men’s Basketball Southeast Region rankings.
  • Three-point barrage helps Patriot Men hold off CSU
    December 19, 2018
    Francis Marion University collected its seventh straight win on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 19), withstanding a late rally to claim a 90-85 victory at Columbus State University in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriots weather the storm behind Parker and Smith career-highs
    December 17, 2018
    Senior forward Brandon Parker scored a career-high 36 points and Francis Marion University withstood a late rally to knock off Georgia Southwestern State University 90-85 in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action on Monday (Dec. 17).
  • Patriot student-athletes earn degrees
    December 14, 2018
    Eleven former student-athletes and one current player at Francis Marion University earned diplomas at the December 2018 commencement exercises:
  • FMU Men rise to seventh in Southeast Region poll
    December 12, 2018
    Winners of five straight, the Francis Marion University men’s basketball team rose to seventh in this week’s D2SIDA NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Region poll.
  • Former Patriot Cager retires at Mars Hill
    December 05, 2018
    David Riggins, a member of the very first Francis Marion men's basketball team in 1970-71, has retired from Mars Hill University after 32 years of service, the last 20 of which have been as the athletic director.
  • Patriot Men sign guard from Richmond, Va.
    December 04, 2018
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-1 guard Loginn Norton of Richmond, Va., to a national letter of intent during the recent signing period.
  • Smith sparks late run to give FMU an 86-78 win
    December 04, 2018
    Junior point guard Jaquez Smith scored six points and assisted on two more buckets to fuel a late 12-0 run that gave Francis Marion University a come-from-behind 86-78 non-conference victory over the University of Mount Olive, Tuesday evening (Dec. 4) in men’s basketball action.
  • FMU Men entertain Mount Olive on Tuesday
    December 03, 2018
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team concludes its non-conference slate on Tuesday (Dec. 4) as it welcomes the University of Mount Olive to the Smith University Center for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
  • Freshman duo leads FMU Men to 82-79 win over Nighthawks
    December 01, 2018
    Freshman forwards Winston Hill (24 points) and Kailex Stephens (22 points) each recorded new career highs to help lead the Francis Marion University men’s basketball team to an 82-79 win over the University of North Georgia on Saturday (Dec. 1) in the Peach Belt Conference opener for both squads.
  • FMU Hoops hosts North Georgia for doubleheader on Saturday
    November 30, 2018
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams begin their Peach Belt Conference schedules on Saturday (Dec. 1) at home against the University of North Georgia in the Smith University Center. The women will tip-off at 1:30 p.m., with the men to follow at 3:30 p.m.
  • Team effort allows FMU to avoid Bear attack and claim 80-72 win
    November 20, 2018
    Freshman forward Kailex Stephens scored 16 points to lead five Francis Marion University players in double figures as the Patriots claimed an 80-72 road win over Shaw University, Tuesday evening (Nov. 20) in non-conference men’s basketball action.
  • Stephens leads FMU to 110-63 win in home opener
    November 15, 2018
    Freshman forward Kailex Stephens notched his first career double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds to help Francis Marion University win its home opener 110-63 over Methodist University in non-conference men’s basketball action, Thursday night (Nov. 15).
  • FMU Men’s Basketball opens home slate on Thursday
    November 14, 2018
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team begins its 2018-19 home slate on Thursday night (Nov. 15) against Methodist University at 6 p.m. in the Smith University Center.
  • FMU’s Parker named PBC Player of the Week
    November 12, 2018
    Francis Marion University senior 6-3 forward Brandon Parker has been named the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the opening week of the 2018-19 season.
  • BP operates on high octane in 105-86 FMU win
    November 10, 2018
    Senior swingman Brandon Parker erupted for a career high 34 points, including eight three-pointers, while senior guard Ryan Davis added a career-high 28 points as Francis Marion University cruised to a 105-86 victory over Newberry College, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 10) on the second day of the Peach Belt Conference/South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Challenge.
  • Hot-shooting Indians hand Patriot Men season-opening loss
    November 09, 2018
    Catawba College shot 67.2 percent from the floor to hand the Francis Marion University men’s basketball team a 115-82 season-opening defeat, Friday night (Nov. 9) in the Peach Belt Conference/South Atlantic Conference Challenge.
  • Patriot Men set to begin 2018-19 hoops campaign in Salisbury, N.C.
    November 08, 2018
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will begin its 2018-19 season on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 9-10) with a pair of games at the Peach Belt Conference-South Atlantic Conference Challenge in Salisbury, N.C.
  • 2018-19 FMU Men's Basketball Introductions
    November 07, 2018
    Meet the 2018-19 Francis Marion University men's basketball team!
  • 98 FMU Student-Athletes Named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll
    July 05, 2018
    The Peach Belt Conference announced that 1,476 student-athletes have been named to the 27th-annual Presidential Honor Roll, including 98 student-athletes from Francis Marion University.