Mon, Nov/08 Final
Men's Basketball
101 Pensacola Christian
108 vs LaGrange
Fri, Nov/12 Final
Men's Basketball
56 MUW
75 vs LaGrange
Sat, Nov/13 Final
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81 Sewanee
84 vs LaGrange
Tue, Nov/16 Final
Men's Basketball
78 LaGrange
112 at Montevallo
Sat, Nov/20 Final
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89 LaGrange
75 vs Oglethorpe
Sun, Nov/21 Final
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74 LaGrange
88 at Berry
Tue, Nov/23 Final
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49 LaGrange
91 at West Ala.
Wed, Dec/01 Final
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65 LaGrange
95 at No. 22 Emory
Sun, Dec/12 Final
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71 LaGrange
98 at Birmingham Southern
Wed, Dec/15 Final
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95 N.C. Wesleyan
88 vs LaGrange
Fri, Dec/17 Final
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83 LaGrange
90 at West Ga.
Wed, Dec/29 Final
Men's Basketball
100 LaGrange
89 vs Birmingham Southern
Thu, Dec/30 Final
Men's Basketball
89 Wis.-Whitewater
63 vs LaGrange
Tue, Jan/18 Final
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62 Piedmont
66 vs LaGrange
Fri, Jan/21 Final
Men's Basketball
62 LaGrange
60 at Covenant
Sun, Jan/23 Final
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82 Maryville (Tenn.)
74 vs LaGrange
Thu, Jan/27 Final - OT
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74 LaGrange
71 at Piedmont
Sat, Jan/29 Final
Men's Basketball
66 Berea
85 vs LaGrange
Sun, Jan/30 Final
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67 Brevard
102 vs LaGrange
Sat, Feb/05 Final
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80 Covenant
70 vs LaGrange
Tue, Feb/08 Final
Men's Basketball
78 LaGrange
76 at Huntingdon
Sat, Feb/12 Final - OT
Men's Basketball
101 LaGrange
98 at #11 Maryville (Tenn.)
Sun, Feb/13 Final
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87 LaGrange
83 at Berea
Wed, Feb/16 Final
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75 Huntingdon
94 vs LaGrange
Sat, Feb/19 Final
Men's Basketball
81 LaGrange
71 at Brevard
Tue, Feb/22 Final
Men's Basketball
65 LaGrange
62 at #22 Maryville (Tenn.)
Fri, Feb/25 Final - 2OT
Men's Basketball
77 LaGrange
81 vs Averett
Sat, Nov/12 Final - OT
Men's Basketball
83 LaGrange
88 vs Berry
Sun, Nov/13 Final
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68 LaGrange
67 vs Millsaps
Fri, Nov/18 Final
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71 Birmingham Southern
82 vs LaGrange
Sat, Nov/19 Final - OT
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93 Sewanee
89 vs LaGrange
Mon, Nov/21 Final
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79 Pensacola Christian
89 vs LaGrange
Sun, Nov/27 Final
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70 LaGrange
67 at MUW
Wed, Nov/30 Final
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88 LaGrange
84 at Birmingham Southern
Wed, Dec/07 Final
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86 #21 Emory
68 vs LaGrange
Fri, Dec/16 Final
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59 MUW
73 vs LaGrange
Mon, Dec/19 Final - 2OT
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91 LaGrange
87 vs Eastern Nazarene
Tue, Dec/20 Final
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69 Pacific Lutheran
54 vs LaGrange
Thu, Dec/29 Final
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75 Sewanee
81 vs LaGrange
Fri, Dec/30 Final
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88 LaGrange
92 at Oglethorpe
Fri, Jan/06 Final
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88 LaGrange
84 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat, Jan/07 Final
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82 LaGrange
75 at Berea
Wed, Jan/11 Final
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84 LaGrange
73 at Huntingdon
Sat, Jan/14 Final
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78 LaGrange
87 at Belhaven
Tue, Jan/17 Final
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61 Covenant
74 vs LaGrange
Wed, Jan/25 Final
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80 LaGrange
77 at Piedmont
Tue, Jan/31 Final
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74 Huntingdon
80 vs LaGrange
Fri, Feb/03 Final - OT
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69 Maryville (Tenn.)
64 vs LaGrange
Tue, Feb/07 Final
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61 Piedmont
74 vs LaGrange
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Sat, Feb/11 4:00 PM EST
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Panther basketball ready to take the court

Photo by Dean Hartman
Photo by Dean Hartman

Basketball season begins this weekend, and student-athletes are excited to be back in action in Mariotti Gym.  

"It is that time of year for all the hard work to be shown off," said senior forward Kyle Brown, who has averaged 10.8 points per game and shot 52.3% from the field in 36 games. "I am excited to see what the season has in store for us. We have a good group of guys to get things done." 

Players and fans will notice something different about Mariotti when play resumes. 

"The floor was repainted recently and it looks fantastic," said Head Men's Basketball Coach Kendal Wallace. 

The women's team opens its season Saturday with a 2 p.m. game against Oglethorpe during the USA South/SAA Classic at Piedmont University in Demorest, Georgia. The men's team begins its journey Monday with a 7 p.m. game against Pensacola Christian in Mariotti. The women's home opener is Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Emory. 

"We are excited going into our first games," said senior guard Jalaya Lewis. "Our coaches have prepared us for this moment, so we just have to stick to the game plan and let everything else fall into place." 

Both programs were successful during the COVID-19-altered 2020-21 campaign. The men's squad went 7-4 overall and 7-3 in the conference and hosted a first-round playoff game during the USA South West Division Tournament as the No. 2 seed. 

During the 2021-22 season, the men will compete in 25 regular-season games, with 12 counting toward the conference record and 10 being played in Mariotti. LaGrange was picked to place fifth in the West Division Coaches Preseason poll.  

Brown, senior guard Bershard Edwards and junior forward Zac Hill are the returning student-athletes to watch, according to Wallace. 

"I like this team," he said. "I am not sure if we are reloading or rebuilding. We have a solid foundation with Kyle, Bershard and Zac. I have been impressed with one transfer, and a couple sophomores will make a big impact. Our freshman class is strong. We will play hard and compete from tipoff to the buzzer. It is going to be interesting to see how they perform in the actual games." 

Brown started all 11 games in 2020-21, averaging 13.0 points and 5.4 rebounds, while shooting 53.5% from the field. Edwards started all 11 games, scoring 10.5 points per game and shooting 51.1% on 3-pointers. During the first round of the playoffs against Piedmont, Hill finished with 12 points and four boards in 18 minutes. 

On the women's side, the Panthers (8-4, 8-3 USA South) won their first eight games under new Head Coach Jasen Jonus and earned the No. 3 seed in the West Division Tournament last season.

LC, which was selected to place fourth in the West Division Coaches Preseason poll, will participate in 25 regular-season games, 16 counting toward its USA South record and 11 taking place in Mariotti. The team returns a strong core with Lewis, senior guard Jada Brown, junior guard Gracie Brunel and junior forward Breonna Glover. 

Lewis was named to the All-Conference West Division second team last year, while Brown averaged 8.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals. Brunel tallied career-highs of 22 points and made four 3-pointers in a win over visiting Wesleyan on Feb. 16. Glover tallied two double-doubles, including career-bests of 19 points and 16 rebounds during a victory at Wesleyan on Feb. 10. 

"It is great to have a complete season, and our kids are ready to build off what they did last year," said Jonus. "We need to take it one game at a time. It is going to be awesome having our fans back in Mariotti." 

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