August 16, 2011
Tolbert to join Lander men's basketball team
GREENWOOD - Lander head men's basketball coach Jeff Burkhamer announced today the addition of 6-5 post/wing Dwight Tolbert to the Bearcat squad for the 2011-12 season.
August 1, 2011
Fredimon to continue basketball career at Lander
GREENWOOD - Lander head men's basketball coach Jeff Burkhamer announced today that Sumter native Travis Fredimon, a 6-3, sophomore point guard/wing, will continue his collegiate basketball career in a Bearcat uniform beginning this season.
July 23, 2011
Burkhamer to speak at S.C. Coaches Convention
GREENWOOD - Lander University head basketball coach Jeff Burkhamer is scheduled to speak to the high school basketball coaches of South Carolina on Tuesday, July 26, at the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Convention. The convention is being held at the Carolina First Center in Greenville.
July 18, 2011
Corey Wright to join Lander men's basketball team
GREENWOOD - Lander head men's basketball coach Jeff Burkhamer announced today that Corey Wright, a six-foot point guard from Broward (Fla.) Community College, will join the Bearcats for the 2011-12 season.
July 12, 2011
Lander men's basketball signs transfer Pat Powell
GREENWOOD - Pat Powell has become the newest member of the Lander men's basketball team announced Bearcat head coach Jeff Burkhamer today.
May 21, 2011
Former standout Geoff Brower makes Hall of Fame
GREENWOOD – As a Florida State Seminole, Geoff Brower played Atlantic Coast Conference basketball against the likes of Vince Carter, Joe Smith and Tim Duncan, and once scored 17 points against North Carolina in the Dean Dome with Dick Vitale at the microphone.
February 26, 2011
No. 5 Augusta State holds off Bearcats, 65-60
GREENWOOD – Lander's David Pruett scored 26 points, but the Bearcats' upset bid against No. 5 ranked Augusta State fell short 65-60 on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Horne Arena.
February 23, 2011
USC Aiken men's basketball edges Lander, 54-53
AIKEN - USC Aiken's Alvin Brown sank the first of two free throws with one second remaining Wednesday night to lead the Pacers to a 54-53 Peach Belt Conference victory over Lander at the Convocation Center.
February 19, 2011
Men's basketball falls to Flagler College, 73-66
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - John Pietkiewicz scored a game-high 24 points and Eddie Fowler added 20 to lead the Flagler College men's basketball team to a 73-66 Peach Belt Conference victory over Lander Saturday afternoon.
February 16, 2011
Pruett, Kennedy, Bailey pace Lander past FMU
GREENWOOD – Lander's David Pruett, Jermel Kennedy and Tovi Bailey scored a combined 66 points as the Bearcats had an explosive first half and held off Peach Belt Conference rival Francis Marion 90-78 Wednesday night at Horne Arena.
February 10, 2011
Clayton State edges past Bearcats, 73-71
MORROW, Ga. - The Clayton State men's basketball team broke a 69-69 tie with 1:47 left to play then held off Lander to claim a 73-71 Peach Belt Conference victory Thursday night.
February 7, 2011
Bailey, Kennedy lead Bearcats past Armstrong Atlantic, 65-51
GREENWOOD – Lander's Tovi Bailey scored 21 points and teammate Jermel Kennedy posted a double-double, including a career-high 17 rebounds, leading the Bearcats to a 65-51 Peach Belt Conference upset victory over Armstrong Atlantic State Monday night at Horne Arena.
February 5, 2011
Bearcats fall to No. 3-ranked Augusta State, 85-46
AUGUSTA - The No. 3-ranked Augusta State men's basketball team put four players in double figures Saturday afternoon as the Jaguars defeated Lander, 85-46, in a Peach Belt Conference contest at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
February 2, 2011
Liptrot, Kennedy pace Lander past Allen, 73-52
GREENWOOD – Calvin Liptrot led Lander with 24 points and Jermel Kennedy posted a double-double as the Bearcats broke out of a halftime tie to beat Allen University 73-52 Wednesday night in a non-conference game at Horne Arena.
January 29, 2011
Men's basketball falls to Hurricanes, 71-53
GREENWOOD – Colin Slotter scored 11 points in a row early in the second half to give Georgia Southwestern the lead for good as the Hurricanes spoiled Lander's Homecoming 71-53 Saturday afternoon at Finis Horne Arena.
January 27, 2011
Lander reserves play well in loss to Columbus State
GREENWOOD – In a game in which both teams shot better than 50 percent from the floor, Columbus State maintained a double-digit lead most of the way and held off the Lander Bearcats 85-77 Thursday night at Horne Arena.
January 22, 2011
Kennedy has big second half, but Lander falls short
GREENWOOD – USC Aiken's Alvin Brown scored two key baskets in the final minutes as the Pacers outlasted the Lander Bearcats 67-62 in a Peach Belt Conference game Saturday afternoon at Horne Arena.
January 19, 2011
Bearcat rally falls short in 71-62 loss to Armstrong Atlantic
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Lander men's basketball team battled back from a 15-point, second-half deficit Wednesday night to tie the game with four minutes remaining, but fell victim to an 11-2 Armstrong Atlantic rally in the final minutes as the Pirates claimed the Peach Belt Conference contest, 71-62, in Alumni Arena.
January 15, 2011
Liptrot leads Lander past NGCSU for first PBC victory
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Calvin Liptrot scored a game-high 23 points Saturday afternoon to pace the Lander men's basketball team to an 80-66 Peach Belt Conference victory over North Georgia. Lander, in winning its first PBC contest, improves to 7-7 overall and 1-6 in the PBC, while NGCSU drops to 3-9, 0-3.
January 12, 2011
Carrier nets game-high 16 points in loss to UNC Pembroke
PEMBROKE, N.C. - Darius Carrier scored a game-high 16 points Wednesday night to lead three Lander players in double figures as the Bearcats lost to UNC Pembroke, 81-66, in a Peach Belt Conference game in the English E. Jones Center. UNCP improves to 10-3 overall and 3-2 in the PBC, while Lander moves to 6-7, 0-6.
January 8, 2011
Flagler fends off Lander rally, wins 73-69
GREENWOOD – John Pietkiewicz led four Flagler double-figure scorers with 18 points, helping the Saints hold off the Lander Bearcats 73-69 in a Peach Belt Conference game Saturday at Horne Arena. Flagler, which had recently upset No. 3 Augusta State in overtime, improved to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in the PBC. Lander fell to 6-6 overall, 0-5 in the conference.
January 5, 2011
Lander falls to Francis Marion in OT
FLORENCE - After forcing the game into overtime, the Lander men's basketball team fell short in its bid to defeat Francis Marion Wednesday night when the Patriots squeezed out a 92-90 Peach Belt Conference victory in the Smith University Center.
January 4, 2011
Lander to host ”Take a Kid to the Game” on Saturday
GREENWOOD - The Lander men's and women's basketball teams will host "Take a Kid to the Game" this Saturday when the Bearcats play Flagler College in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader in Horne Arena. The women's game begins at 1:30 p.m. with the men's contest to follow at 3:30.
January 4, 2011
Twice Player of Week Pruett overcomes slow start at LU
GREENWOOD – David Pruett came to Lander with a reputation of being a stellar 3-point shooter. But of his first 32 shots from behind the arc this season, he made only six.
January 3, 2011
Pruett earns second PBC Player of the Week honor
GREENWOOD - David Pruett, a 6-4, sophomore wing from Sugar Hill, Ga., was named the Peach Belt Conference men's basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season it was announced today.
December 30, 2010
Lander hosts Second Annual Bearcat Holiday Classic
GREENWOOD - The Lander men's basketball team is hosting the Second Annual Bearcat Holiday Classic, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 29-30, in Horne Arena. All games can be viewed on video stream and through LiveStats.
December 13, 2010
Pruett selected PBC Player of the Week
GREENWOOD - Lander's David Pruett, a 6-4, wing from Sugar Hill, Ga., was selected the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday against Southern Wesleyan. In the 98-91 win over the Warriors, Pruett scored a team-high 34 points in Lander's only game of the week. The sophomore hit 11-of-19 shots from the field and 7-of-12 from three-point range to go along with all five of his free throw attempts. He also grabbed six rebounds and had one blocked shot.
December 11, 2010
Pruett's 34 points leads Lander past SWU
GREENWOOD – Lander's David Pruett scored a career-high 34 points and Jermel Kennedy added a double-double as the Bearcats survived an outstanding performance by Greenwood County native Nick Lagroone and beat Southern Wesleyan University 98-91 Saturday afternoon at Horne Arena. Lander broke a four-game losing streak, evening its record at 4-4. The Warriors fell to 5-4.
December 4, 2010
Men’s basketball falls to Georgia College in final minutes
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Lander men's basketball team fell victim to a Georgia College rally Saturday afternoon as the Bobcats defeated the Bearcats 58-55 in a Peach Belt Conference game at the Centennial Center. GCSU improves to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the PBC, while Lander moves to 3-4, 0-3.
November 30, 2010
No. 10 Montevallo outlasts tornado warning delay, Lander
GREENWOOD – No. 10 ranked Montevallo University and the Lander Bearcats fought a close battle, then endured a tornado warning delay in the second half before Montevallo was able to pull away for a 71-58 Peach Belt Conference victory Tuesday night at Horne Arena. Lander fell to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Peach Belt. The Falcons improved to 5-0, 1-0.
November 27, 2010
Division I Winthrop pulls away from Lander with late run
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Facing a Division I program that has advanced to the NCAA Tournament nine of the past 12 years, the Lander Bearcats met the challenge by battling Winthrop University to a tie over the first 27 minutes of the game. But the Eagles used a 22-3 run to break the final tie and pulled away from Lander, 65-46, Saturday night at Winthrop Coliseum. The Division II Bearcats, who battled to a 38-all tie with 13 minutes left in the game, fell to 3-2 overall. The Eagles, who broke the 38-all tie with 15 unanswered points, improved to 3-3.
November 23, 2010
UNC Pembroke hands Lander first loss of season
GREENWOOD – UNC Pembroke's Chris Hargrove posted a double-double, helping the Braves hand the Lander Bearcats their first loss of the season, 71-65, in the Peach Belt Conference opener Tuesday night at Horne Arena. Hargrove led the Braves (4-1 overall, 1-0 PBC) with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Nate Priest scored 13 points, and Cody Hughes added 12 points.
November 20, 2010
Bearcats victorious over rival Erskine
GREENWOOD - David Pruett netted a game-high 18 points and Calvin Liptrot added 17 to lead the Lander men's basketball team to a 68-54 non-conference game over Erskine College Saturday afternoon in Horne Arena. Lander remains unbeaten at 3-0, while Erskine is winless at 0-3.
November 16, 2010
Bearcats hold off Voorhees for 80-72 victory
GREENWOOD - The Lander men's basketball team held off a furious Voorhees rally Tuesday night to defeat the Tigers, 80-72, in a non-conference game in Horne Arena. Lander remains unbeaten at 2-0, while Voorhees slips to 3-4.
November 13, 2010
Lander men’s basketball wins opener at Newberry
NEWBERRY - Three Lander men's basketball players posted double figures Saturday night to lead the Bearcats to a 68-64 season-opening win against Newberry College in a non-conference game in Eleazer Arena. Lander is 1-0, while Newberry is 0-1.
November 12, 2010
Men’s basketball opens at Newberry on Saturday
GREENWOOD – The Lander men's basketball team motto for the 2010-11 season is "Building from Scratch," and that is not just a play on words relating to the Bearcat's claws. Lander's 12-man roster has only one returning player from last year, point guard Tovi Bailey. The rest of the squad is made up of transfers and freshmen.
November 6, 2010
Athletes in Action squeaks past Lander
GREENWOOD – Calvin Liptrot and Tovi Bailey combined for 41 points, but the Lander Bearcats lost 76-72 to Athletes in Action in an exhibition game Saturday afternoon at Finis Horne Arena. Liptrot hit 10 of 13 shots from the floor and led all scorers with 24 points in his debut at Horne Arena, Bailey scored 17 points, and David Pruett added 13 points for Lander. Jermel Kennedy paced the Bearcats with seven rebounds while Bailey had eight assists. Quentin Bastian blocked two shots.
November 4, 2010
Bearcats to host Athletes in Action in exhibition Nov. 6
GREENWOOD - The Lander men's basketball team will host Athletes in Action at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, in an exhibition game in Horne Arena. Athletes in Action, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, is a collection of former collegiate player who spread the word of Jesus Christ. During the halftime break, several of the players will give testimonies.