About UVa-Wise UVa-Wise will look to continue its winning streak in conference play and remain undefeated as the Cavaliers take on the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets. The Cavalier men have had two tough MEC road tests, with the most recent resulting in a one-point double-overtime win for the Cavaliers, 102-101, against Notre Dame.
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UVa-Wise will attempt to halt a two-game losing skid when the team plays its third consecutive Mountain East Conference road game Wednesday at West Virginia State. Elise Clyburn's team has struggled on defense during its two game skid, the Cavaliers allowed 32 fourth quarter points in a 71-64 loss at Urbana before allowing Notre Dame to build a 78-48 lead after three quarters in a 90-68 loss to the Falcons.
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va - - UVa-Wise men's basketball redshirt senior forward Taiwo Badmus has been named Mountain East Conference Player of the Week. The league office made the announcement Monday afternoon.
WISE - - UVa-Wise has qualified for the 64-team Helmet Bowl National Championship bracket. The Helmet Bowl National Championship started with 777 college football helmets from each team in all 76 conferences, and now, through weekly polls the helmets will be pared down from 64 to 32 to 16 to 8 and on to the final four. The National Champion will be crowned Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
HARROGATE, Tenn. - - Lincoln Memorial improved to 5-0 on the season behind senior forward Dorian Pinson's 20 points and 12 rebounds. Pinson went 7-for-12 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc to help the No. 4 Railsplitters earn a 106-75 win over the Cavaliers.
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About UVa-Wise Men's basketball returned home after surviving Notre Dame, 102-101, in double-overtime to complete its conference opening road trip. Recording over 100 points for the second time this season, UVa-Wise earned its first home win of the year against a then-undefeated Berea College on Tuesday, 103-70.
WISE - - Dominating on both ends of the court, UVa-Wise breezed by Berea College, 103-70, to get the team's first home win of its 2017-18 campaign. The Cavaliers (3-3, 2-0 MEC) shot 38-for-78 (48.7 percent) from the field and forced 20 turnovers by Berea (2-1) en route to their third victory of the season.
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About UVa-Wise UVa-Wise hit the road this past weekend as the team opened up conference play against the Blue Knights of Urbana University on Saturday. With shooting struggles in each of the Cavaliers first three contests, UVa-Wise began Saturday afternoon's matchup only hitting 10-of-35 (31.3 percent) shots from the field in the first half. The Cavs stepped up the intensity coming out of halftime, going 12-for-23 (52.2 percent) from the field.
WISE - - Officials at UVa-Wise announced the interim tag has been removed from Director of Athletics Kendall Rainey, a role she had held since June, Tuesday. Additionally, Assistant Athletic Director Malinda Berglund will also serve as the institution's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) effective immediately. A former two-sport star at the College, Rainey previously served as the school's volleyball coach and as Associate Director of Athletics for Academics and Student-Athlete Success.
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio - - UVa-Wise handled Notre Dame College on Monday night, 102-101, in a double-overtime thriller. The Cavs improve to 2-0 in league play, 2-3 overall, while the Falcons received their first conference upset and dropped to 1-1 in conference play and 2-3 overall.