May 5, 2009
Jeremy Luther Named Head Men's Basketball Coach
Former Newberry head man becomes the 10th men's basketball head coach in Armstrong Atlantic State University history; press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday will introduce Luther to the AASU community.
April 27, 2009
T.T. Hall Awarded 55th Annual Ashley Dearing Cup
Senior guard led the Pirates in free throw percentage in 2008-09, hitting 88-of-113 free throws for a 77.9 percentage.
April 27, 2009
Three Finalists Named For AASU Men's Basketball Head Coach
Tusculum head coach Jim Boone, former Georgia assistant Mike Jones and Newberry head coach Jeremy Luther will visit campus this week.
April 14, 2009
Hayden, Jones Named To PBC Basketball All-Academic Team
Senior shooting guard for the No. 25-ranked Pirates and junior Savannah native for the Lady Pirates earn spots on the league's first basketball All-Academic team.
March 29, 2009
AASU Basketball Enthusiast Ashley Dearing Passes Away
Dearing sponsored the Dearing Cup, given to AASU's best free throw shooter each year, since 1955 and is a member of the AASU Athletic Hall of Fame.
March 27, 2009
Jeff Burkhamer Resigns To Take Position At Lander
AASU men's basketball coach compiled a 134-73 record in seven seasons for the Pirates, including four NCAA Championships berths.
March 14, 2009
Catawba Eliminates AASU From Southeast Regional, 74-67
Pirates end season 23-7, tied for third-most wins in school history. T.T. Hall scores 18 in his final game; Dwight Tolbert adds 17.
March 8, 2009
AASU Men's Basketball Earns NCAA Championships Bid
Pirates will be the No. 3 seed in the Southeast Region, to be held in Augusta, Ga. It is the fourth NCAA appearance for AASU in the last six years and eighth berth overall.
March 7, 2009
No. 23 Pirates Sunk In PBC Semifinal Four Overtime Thriller
It takes 60 minutes, but No. 17 USC Aiken picks up 90-87 win over AASU in the longest game in Pirate men's basketball history.
March 6, 2009
Wilson, Pirates Dunk Patriots In PBC Tournament Quarterfinals
Wilson's dunk with 3.9 seconds remaining gives AASU a 68-66 win over Francis Marion; Pirates advance to the PBC Semifinals on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
March 3, 2009
Dwight Tolbert, Brian Moultrie Earn All-PBC Men's Basketball Honors
Tolbert named to the league's first team; Moultrie earns second-team honors as AASU places two players on the All-PBC squad for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
March 3, 2009
Pirates Reappear In NABC Division II Top 25 Poll At No. 23
AASU's four-game win streak brings Pirates back into national rankings; gives Peach Belt four ranked teams heading into PBC Tournament.
March 2, 2009
Dwight Tolbert Named PBC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Junior averaged 26.5 points per game in leading AASU to two wins to wrap up the 2008-09 regular season.
February 28, 2009
Tolbert, Pirates Power Past Bearcats On Senior Day, 81-67
Junior steals the show on Senior Day with a career-high 29 points, including a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line; Brian Moultrie adds 15 points for AASU.
February 25, 2009
Pirates Outlast Patriots, 77-66, In Overtime
AASU hits 11-of-12 free throws in the extra period to pick up victory; Dwight Tolbert hits for a game-high 24 points, including basket with five seconds left to force OT.
February 19, 2009
Pirates Win 20th With 92-70 Victory Over Columbus State
AASU reaches 20-win plateau for the fourth season out of the last six; T.T. Hall scores a game-high 25 points on the night.
February 16, 2009
No. 20 Pirates Overcome 16-Point Deficit, Beat Clayton State 64-60
Pirates hit 7-of-12 threes after intermission, win for first time over the Lakers in Morrow since 2002-03.
February 14, 2009
No. 9 Jaguars Outslug No. 20 Pirates, 59-55
In only the second matchup of nationally-ranked teams in Alumni Arena history, Augusta State shakes off an 0-for-17 start from the field to pick up the victory.
February 11, 2009
No. 20 Pirates Climb Back Into PBC Race With 68-60 Win At No. 14 GCSU
AASU picks up its first road win over a nationally-ranked team in more than five years; Pirates shoot 59 percent after halftime to pick up the win.
February 10, 2009
AASU Basketball Ranked No. 20 In Latest NABC Top 25 Poll
Pirates drop five spots from last week's poll; face two nationally-ranked foes this week in Peach Belt Conference action.
February 7, 2009
Pirates Blister UNC Pembroke With 95-63 PBC Victory
AASU shoots 60 percent from the floor and hits 10-of-18 three-pointers; Dwight Tolbert hits for 17 in the first half en route to a game-high 21 points.
February 4, 2009
No. 15 Pirates Halt Two-Game Slide With 61-52 Win
Calvin Wilson records double-double with 18 points and career-high 14 rebounds as AASU sweeps season series from Georgia Southwestern.
February 3, 2009
Pirate Basketball Slips To No. 15 In NABC/Top 25 Poll
Loss at nationally-ranked USC Aiken on Saturday moves AASU down three spots; four PBC teams continue to appear in the Top 25 poll.
February 2, 2009
Patriots Race Past Pirates, 74-69
Francis Marion uses a 15-0 second-half run to hand the No. 12-ranked AASU men's basketball squad its second straight loss.
January 31, 2009
No. 14 Pacers Halt No. 12 AASU's Five-Game Win Streak
USC Aiken hands Pirates an 81-76 loss, knocking AASU out of first in the PBC; Moultrie leads all scorers with 22 points.
January 28, 2009
Moultrie, No. 12 Pirates Power Past Clayton State, 68-64
Senior scores 16 of his game-high 18 points after intermission, Pirates pick up fifth straight win and are off to the best start in school history at 15-2.
January 27, 2009
Men's Basketball Ascends To No. 12 In NABC/DII Top 25 Poll
Pirates are the biggest movers in this week's poll, moving up six spots to No. 12; Ranking is the highest for AASU in the PBC era and the highest since 1978-79.
January 24, 2009
No. 18 Pirates Hold Off Bearcats, 65-62
AASU (14-2) off to its best start since 1978-79; senior T.T. Hall leads a quartet of Pirates in double figures with 15 points.
January 22, 2009
No. 18 Pirates Dunk Cougars, 88-65
AASU shoots a decade-best 67.3 percent from the floor and rattle the rim 11 times in Thursday's Peach Belt win over Columbus State.
January 20, 2009
Pirates Move Up To No. 18 In NABC Top 25 Poll
AASU makes the seven-spot jump in its second week in the men's basketball coaches' poll; Pirates' highest ranking since February 21, 2006.
January 19, 2009
Pirates Use Big Second-Half Run To Down Saints, 78-58
AASU shoots 64.5 percent from the floor after halftime, turning a two-point halftime lead into a 20-point victory; Dwight Tolbert hits for 21 points off the bench, Gabriel Robinson scores a season-high 15 points.
January 14, 2009
Moultrie Leads No. 25 Pirates To 68-63 Comeback Win Over Bobcats
Senior scores eight straight points in the final two minutes to help AASU erase a nine-point second-half deficit and earn its first win this season as a nationally-ranked squad.
January 13, 2009
Men's Basketball Enters NABC DII Top 25 Coaches' Poll
Pirates went 2-1 last week, lost on last-second shot at No. 7 Augusta State; move into poll for the first time since the 2006-07 season.
January 10, 2009
No. 10 Jaguars Hit Last-Second Shot To Down Pirates, 74-72
Ben Madgen's driving layup with 1.5 seconds left snaps AASU's six-game win streak; Five AASU players score in double figures, led by Brian Moultrie and Dwight Tolbert's 15 points apiece.
January 7, 2009
Hall, Pirates Power Past Georgia Southwestern, 85-68
Senior guard scores 24 points in leading Pirates to their sixth straight win; PBC Player of the Week Brian Moultrie adds a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
January 5, 2009
Pirates Hit The Boards In 74-67 Win At North Georgia
AASU outrebounds the Saints by 20 in winning fifth straight; McKenzie leads the Pirates with 15 points off the bench.
January 5, 2009
Brian Moultrie Named PBC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Senior forward set an Alumni Arena record and PBC offensive rebounding record during the 2008 Spring Hill Suites Midtown New Year's Classic last week, averaged 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in two wins.
December 30, 2008
Pirates Reach Century Mark In Spring Hill Suites New Year's Classic Finale
AASU defeats Wingate, 101-56; reaches the 100-point plateau at home for the first time since the 2003-04 season. Dwight Tolbert leads the way with 24 points.
December 29, 2008
Moultrie's Record Highlights New Year's Classic Day One
Senior forward grabs an Alumni Arena record 19 boards - and a PBC-record 14 offensive boards - as AASU defeats West Virginia Wesleyan, 80-68, to wrap up day one action of the 2008 Spring Hill Suites Midtown New Year's Classic.
December 28, 2008
AASU Hosts Spring Hill Suites Midtown New Year's Classic
Pirates take on West Virginia Wesleyan and Wingate in two-day, four-team tournament that begins Monday at 5:00 p.m.
December 20, 2008
2008 AASU/Chatham Orthopedics Holiday Classic Day Two Wrapup
AASU, St. Augustine's men finish 2-0 with wins on Saturday; Wingate's women also finish 2-0, while the Lady Pirates pick up a victory.
December 19, 2008
2008 AASU/Chatham Orthopedics Holiday Classic: Day One
AASU, St. Augustine's men pick up victories; Columbus State and No. 25 Wingate notch wins on the women's side.
December 18, 2008
AASU Hosts 2008 Chatham Orthopedics Holiday Classic Friday and Saturday
Two-day, eight-team tournament features men's and women's basketball games beginning at 1:00 p.m. each day at Alumni Arena.
December 6, 2008
Pirates' Second Half Rally Falls Short In 73-68 Loss To No. 2 USCA
AASU nearly erases a 21-point second-half deficit in taking the preseason PBC favorite Pacers to the brink.
December 2, 2008
Pirates Win PBC Opener, 96-88, At UNC Pembroke
Senior T.T. Hall hits for a career-high 31 points on 8-of-13 shots from the floor, including 6-of-10 three-pointers, as well as 9-of-10 from the free throw line.
November 29, 2008
Pirates Set School, PBC Record In 125-43 Win Over Temple Baptist
AASU's 82-point margin of victory sets a new Peach Belt Conference and school record for largest margin of victory; most points scored by the Pirates since 1991.
November 28, 2008
Moultrie, Pirates Down Lock Haven, 81-57
Senior records second career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds as AASU opens the UC Subway Classic with a victory.
November 17, 2008
Pirates Win Men's Basketball Opener, 77-58 Over Queens (NC)
Senior T.T. Hall leads the way with 19 points as head coach Jeff Burkhamer wins his sixth straight opener for AASU.
October 28, 2008
AASU Men's Basketball Picked Fifth In PBC Preseason Poll
Pirates return four players, feature 11 newcomers for the upcoming 2008-09 season.
October 27, 2008
AASU's Franchot Brown Drafted By Wilmington Of The PBL
Former Pirate selected with the first pick of the second round by the Sea Dawgs; AASU's first drafted basketball player in more than 25 years.
October 20, 2008
AASU Basketball Meets The Media On Monday
AASU holds its annual Media Luncheon; coaches Burkhamer, Schmidt speak about the Pirates' upcoming season.
August 1, 2008
Ryan Hilburn Joins AASU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
South Carolina graduate and former Charleston Southern staffer Ryan Hilburn joins the Armstrong Atlantic State men's basketball coaching staff for 2008-09.
July 21, 2008
AASU Recruit VanLandingham Scores 13 In East-West All-Star Game
Incoming freshman Chris VanLandingham scores 13 points for the West All-Stars in the NCAA East-West All-Star Game
July 10, 2008
AASU Men's Basketball Announces 2008-09 Recruiting Class
Head coach Jeff Burkhamer announces his 2008-09 men's basketball recruiting class.