Francis Marion University Men's Basketball 2018-19 News

  • 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.
  • Patriot Hoops to host Clayton State on Saturday; Play 4 Kay and Game No.1000
    February 08, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams return to the Smith University Center on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9) for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Clayton State University. The women’s contest will tip-off at 1:30 p.m., with the men’s game to follow at 3:30 p.m.
  • Patriots shock #4 Pacers, sweep season series
    February 06, 2019
    Francis Marion University earned a regular-season sweep over rival USC Aiken on Wednesday night (Feb. 6), upsetting the fourth-ranked Pacers 92-89 in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • FMU overcomes 21-point deficit to win in OT 86-82
    February 02, 2019
    Francis Marion University overcame a 21-point second-half deficit and then hit 12-of-12 free throws in overtime to escape with an 86-82 Peach Belt Conference victory over Georgia College, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) in men’s basketball action.
  • FMU Hoops to entertain Georgia College for Saturday twinbill
    February 01, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams return to the Smith University Center on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) for We Back the Blue Day and a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Georgia College.
  • Runs prove crucial for #21 Braves in 91-72 win over FMU
    January 30, 2019
    No. 21 UNC Pembroke used an 11-0 run to close the first half, a 9-0 spurt midway through the second half, and a late 13-3 run to grab a 91-72 victory over Francis Marion University, Wednesday night (Jan. 30) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot senior Brandon Parker earns PBC Player of the Week award
    January 28, 2019
    For the second time in three weeks and the third 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. 13-20. The weekly award is presented by Floor Action.
  • Parker scores 23 in second half to lead FMU Men to win at Flagler
    January 26, 2019
    Senior Brandon Parker scored 23 of his game-high 25 points, including the final five points of the game, after halftime to lift Francis Marion University to an 80-76 win at Flagler College, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 26) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriots unable to overcome cold-shooting first half
    January 23, 2019
    Francis Marion University forwards Kailex Stephens (22) and Brandon Parker (21) combined for 43 points, but Francis Marion University was unable to overcome a cold-shooting first half and the Patriots fell to Augusta University 81-76, Wednesday night (Jan. 23) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • FMU Hoops to host Augusta for Wednesday night twinbill
    January 22, 2019
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams conclude their three-game home stand on Wednesday (Jan. 23) as Augusta University visits the Smith University Center for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader. The women’s contest will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m.
  • Parker hits 1,000-point plateau as Patriots win fifth straight
    January 21, 2019
    Senior forward Brandon Parker scored 26 points to become the 21st player in program history to reach 1,000 points and help Francis Marion University grab its fifth straight win, 76-60 over Columbus State University on Monday (Jan. 21) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
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