Morehouse Men’s Basketball is Back!
By Clifton Dutton and Zoria McClerklin
Basketball season has arrived, and the Morehouse College basketball team is looking to make a statement this season! After falling short in the 2022 post-season, this team has unfinished business.
On Wednesday night, the Maroon Tigers tipped off their 2022-23 campaign with a 61-54 victory over Talladega College.
The Maroon Tigers are looking to pick up where they left off last season when the Maroon Tigers finished with a 21-7 record. In addition, they won 18 consecutive games before a tough loss to Savannah State University in the SIAC tournament.
Some of their notable performances last season included a 71-70 victory against the University of West Georgia and a blowout, 84-52 victory against Spring Hill. That huge defeat propelled them into the Semi-Finals of the SIAC tournament.
In only his second season, head coach Douglas Whittler will look to steer his alma mater in an upward direction as they face off in a key match-up against Harvard University on Monday, November 5, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
Harvard finished at .500 in their division with a balanced record of 13-13 last season. Their trip to Forbes Arena, in Atlanta, Ga will be their first game of the season. They will be looking to get their season started off on the right track.
The Maroon Tigers will open up SIAC play against Miles College on November 28, 2022, in Fairfield, Al. Before the Christmas holiday, the Maroon Tigers will travel to Tennessee to face off against LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN on December 15 and Lane College in Jackson, TN two days later.
Another key game for the Maroon Tigers is when they play against their cross-town rivals in Clark Atlanta University. This will be the 23rd matchup between the two. This game will bring out the entire Atlanta University Center (AUC) as the tickets will be free for AUC students.
One of the key players to look out for on the Maroon Tigers is junior guard Andrew Stewart. Shooting an efficient 38 percent from the three-point line, the Maroon Tigers will look for their veteran to provide some much-needed spacing to allow their frontcourt to work the paint. Soaring at 6’11, sophomore center Mohamad Diallo hopes to disrupt the flow of opposing offenses.
With SIAC reaching its 100th year anniversary, fans can look for more history to be made as Morehouse will look to have another historic season. Through it all, all fans, students, and alumni can count on the Maroon Tiger to keep them updated!
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