Nationally Ranked Maroon Tigers Go to 13-0 After Defeating Lane 85-53 Saturday

Date Released: January 9, 2018

The Morehouse College Maroon Tigers basketball team continued their winning ways this weekend as they defeated Lane College 85-53 Saturday at Franklin Forbes Arena.

Ranked 25th in the nation, the Maroon Tigers are now 13-0 this season, and 8-0 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They are tied for second in the SIAC East Division with Clark Atlanta University who also has an 8-0 record.

Martravious Little led Morehouse with 21 points in a game where the Maroon Tigers never trailed and led by as many 43 points.

Omar Alston has ten points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Duby Maduegbunam also had ten points, along with six rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot. James Walker added nine points, ten rebounds, four assists and two steals. Leading scorer Tyrius Walker had nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Next up for Morehouse is a visit to Fort Valley State University Saturday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m., followed by a Jan. 15 game at Albany State University at 3 p.m. The Maroon Tigers next home game is a huge contest against first place, and nationally ranked, Claflin University on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

For the first time in more than two decades, the undefeated Morehouse College basketball team is ranked among the best basketball teams in the country. 

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released their latest rankings this month and the Maroon Tigers are ranked No. 25.

According to the NABC, it’s the first time that Morehouse has been ranked since 1995.

“We’ve talked about just taking one game, one half at a time,” said Head Coach Grady Brewer ’80. “I personally thought we should have been ranked earlier this season, but we don’t control that. The only thing that we can control are wins and losses, and we just want to continue winning basketball games."

Brewer said he expected to start the season strong because the top eight players from last year’s team that won 18 games returned. The winning streak has rallied fans behind the Maroon Tigers.

“I figured we had the continuity from last year. The guys we have bought in and are playing for one another," he said. "It’s working for us right now.”

Last Modified: January 9, 2018, 16:01 PM, by: Kara Walker

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