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2011-12 Rams Basketball

April 5, 2012
WSSU Rams Men's Basketball Finishes 2nd In Boxtorow National Division II/NAIA HBCU Top 10 Basketball Poll
The Winston-Salem State University Rams men's basketball team finished ranked 2nd in the final Boxtorow National Division II/NAIA HBCU Top 10 Basketball Poll.

April 5, 2012
Rams Glover Named First Team NCCSIA All-State College Division
Winston-Salem State University junior guard, Justin Glover, has been selected to the North Carolina Sports Information Association College Division All-State first team.

April 4, 2012
WSSU's Glover, Bazemore Earn HBCU All-American Honors
Fuquay-Varina, NC - Winston-Salem State University’ junior guard Justin Glover, and freshman forward Wykevin Bazemore, have been named HBCU All-Americans as announced today by Boxtorow.com.

March 10, 2012
See The Rams At NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament Central
If you can't make it to West Liberty, WVa to see the WSSU Rams take on West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday night, here is a link to catch the action online at Tournament Central.

March 10, 2012
WSSU Rams' Season Ends With 57-54 Loss To WV Wesleyan In NCAA Atlantic Regional
West Liberty, WVa - WV Wesleyan converted a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left, and Winston-Salem State’s Justin Glover’s missed desperation three spelled doom for the Rams as WSSU fell 57-54 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

March 7, 2012
WSSU Great, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, One of 10 To Be Inducted Into College Basketball Hall Of Fame
Winston-Salem State University basketball icon, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, has been named as one of 10 to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall Of Fame November 18, 2012, at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.

March 4, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM STATE TO FACE WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN IN NCAA DII TOURNAMENT
INDIANAPOLIS – The Winston-Salem State University Rams will open the 2012 NCAA Division II Men’s Tournament against West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday, March 10th.

March 3, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM STATE RETURNS TO CIAA GLORY WITH 11TH CIAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
CHARLOTTE, NC – Stephon Platt came off the bench to lead all players with 21 points while Justin Glover made crucial shots in the second half on his way to 15 points and the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award as the Rams used a tremendous defensive effort for the second straight game to win the CIAA title after beating Elizabeth City State 62-51 on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

March 2, 2012
Rams Upset #5 Shaw Bears to Advance to 2012 CIAA Championship Game
CHARLOTTE - Winston-Salem State brought an end to both Shaw's 21-game winning streak and their hopes of repeating as CIAA Champions by defeating the Bears 51-48 in a game played at Time Warner Cable Arena Friday night.

March 1, 2012
WSSU HOLDS ON TO ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS
CHARLOTTE – Winston-Salem State nearly faltered down the stretch, but the Rams hung on to hold off Virginia Union, 56-55, on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the CIAA Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena.

February 26, 2012
CIAA TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS ANNOUNCED
CHARLOTTE, NC -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has released its pairings for the 2012 Basketball Tournament as determined by the CIAA Tournament Committee, and Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams will play Tuesday, while the Rams men’s team will play on Thursday.

February 25, 2012
WSSU Rams Fall To Fayetteville State Broncos 64-54 On Senior Night
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Winston-Salem State fell behind early and never held a lead in the game, as the Fayetteville State Broncos upset the WSSU Rams, 64-54, Saturday night at the CE Gaines Center on the WSSU campus.

February 23, 2012
WSSU's Glover and Bazemore Earn All-CIAA Honors
HAMPTON, VA -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches Associations have selected their rosters for the 2012 All-CIAA Basketball Team, and Winston-Salem State University’s Justin Glover and WyKevin Bazemore have earned All-CIAA honors.

February 21, 2012
WSSU's WyKevin Bazemore Tabbed As CIAA's Top Rookie
HAMPTON, Va. – Winston-Salem State’s Wykevin Bazemore and Virgina Union’s Ashle Freeman were named the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Rookies of the Year, respectively, the conference announced on Tuesday. The CIAA All-Rookie Team and Rookie of the Year are selected by the CIAA Sports Information Directors Association.

February 20, 2012
WSSU Rams Fall Hard at Shaw, 80-59
RALEIGH, NC -- Winston-Salem State University raced out to an early lead, but that quickly dissipated, as the Shaw Bears dominated the WSSU Rams, 80-59 Monday night in Raleigh, NC at C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium on the Shaw University campus.

February 18, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM STATE BOUNCES BACK WITH AN IMPRESSIVE 68-56 WIN OVER JOHNSON C. SMITH
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The Winston-Salem State University Rams snapped a two game loosing streak, and put up a solid defensive effort, while riding the hot hand of Justin Glover in the first half, in route to a 68-56 win over Johnson C. Smith, Saturday night in the CE Gaines Center.

February 16, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM STATE RAMS RANKED SEVENTH IN ATLANTIC REGION
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The Winston-Salem State University Rams men’s basketball team is ranked seventh in the Atlantic Region in the NCAA's first regional men's basketball poll. These rankings are used to determine the seeding for the 2012 NCAA Division II Basketball Championships.

February 13, 2012
Rams Drop Second Consecutive CIAA Southern Division Game; Fall 83-65 to Livingstone College
RALEIGH, NC -- The cold shooting Rams could not overcome the turnover bug, and fell to the Livingstone College Blue Bears, 83-65 Monday night in the CE Gaines Center.

February 11, 2012
Rams Stumble Against Bears; Fall to #12 Shaw, 76-60
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Winston-Salem State University fell behind big early and could never get back on even footing, as the Shaw Bears came into the CE Gaines Center and mauled the Rams, 76-60.

February 6, 2012
WSSU’s Hunt; Bazemore Earn CIAA Weekly Honors
Winston-Salem, NC – Winston-Salem State University men’s basketball players Kimani Hunt and WyKevin Bazemore have been chosen as the Newcomer and Rookie of the Week respectively in the CIAA for the week ending February 4, 2012.

February 6, 2012
#25 WSSU Rams Move To 17-4 With 55-43 Win Over Saint Augustine's Falcons
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Winston-Salem State University Rams rode the wave that the electric crowd inside of the CE Gaines Center provided, and WyKevin Bazemore led three Rams in double figure scoring, as WSSU gained revenge from last week’s defeat and ran past the Saint Augustine’s Falcons, 55-43.

February 4, 2012
WSSU Rams Snap Two Game Skid With 74-54 Win Over Livingstone College
SALISBURY, NC -- Kimani Hunt scored a career high 27 points, and Justin Glover added 21 as the Winston-Salem State University Rams snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday night, with a 74-54 win over the Livingstone College Blue Bears at Trent Gymnasium on the Livingstone campus.

January 30, 2012
WSSU Rams Fall To Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, 76-70
CHARLOTTE, NC -- For the second consecutive game, the Winston-Salem State University battled until the end, but came up short, as the Rams fell to the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, 76-70 on Monday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2012
WSSU Rams Fall To Saint Augustine's Falcons, 61-55
RALEIGH, NC -- The cold shooting Rams could not overcome the turnover bug, and faultered on both ends of the floor, as the Saint Augustine’s Falcons upset the Winston-Salem State University Rams, 61-55 at Emery Gymnasium on the Saint Augustine’s campus.

January 24, 2012
Winston-Salem State Outlasts Scrappy Washington Adventist, 100-84
Wakefield Ellison scored a career high 18 points, as the Winston-Salem State University Rams turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and wore down the Washington Adventist Chock in route to a 100-84 win on Tuesday night at the CE Gaines Center.

January 21, 2012
Rams Hold Off Fayetteville State Broncos; Stay Unbeaten In CIAA Play
The Winston-Salem State University Rams stayed unbeaten in CIAA play, as the rode the broad shoulders of Justin Glover to a 58-54 win over host Fayetteville State on Saturday at Felton J. Capel Arena in a nationally-televised game.

January 20, 2012
Rams and Broncos To Battle On Bounce TV
The Winston-Salem State University Rams and Fayetteville State Broncos will in front of a national television audience on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

January 18, 2012
Winston-Salem State, Shaw Top Boxtorow Basketball Poll
The Winston-Salem State University Rams join the defending CIAA Champion, Shaw Bears at #1 in the first Boxtorow National HBCU Division II/NAIA Top 10 Basketball Poll. The Rams and Bears received eight first and second place votes each.

January 17, 2012
WSSU's Bobby Collins Tabbed As CIAA Coach Of The Week
For the second time this season, Winston-Salem State University head basketball coach, Bobby Collins as earned CIAA Coach Of The Week honors.

January 16, 2012
Winston-Salem State University Rams Hold Off Scrappy Lincoln Tigers, 59-52
The Winston-Salem State University Rams used a strong defensive effort in the second half, to take a 59-52 grind out win over the visiting Lincoln University Tigers at the CE Gaines Center on Monday night.

January 14, 2012
WSSU Rams Hold Off Elizabeth City State Vikings, 63-60 To Stay Unbeaten In CIAA
ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Winston-Salem State University used a strong team rebounding effort, and Justin Glover’s 19 points as the Rams continued their hot CIAA start, with a 63-60 win over Elizabeth City State Saturday night, in Elizabeth City, NC.

January 12, 2012
Rams Hold Off Chowan Hawks For 71-66 Victory OnRoad
MURFREESBORO, NC – Winston-Salem State won its fourth consecutive game, and stayed undefeated in the CIAA with a 71-66 grind out win over Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C. on Thursday night.

January 9, 2012
WSSU's WyKevin Bazemore Selected AS CIAA Player/Rookie of the Week
Winston-Salem State University freshman, WyKevin Bazemore, has been chosen as this week’s CIAA Player and Rookie of the Week for his performances against Virginia state and Virginia Union.

January 9, 2012
Winston-Salem State University Rams Score Upset Win Over #15 Bowie State on Justin Glover's Last Second FreeThrows
In a "CIAA Instant Classic", the Winston-Salem State University Rams battled back from an eight point second half deficit to upset the #15 ranked Bowie State Bulldogs, 70-69 at the CE Gaines Center on the WSSU campus.

January 7, 2012
WyKevin Bazemore Paces Rams To Thrilling 67-66 Win Over Virginia Union
WSSU freshman, WyKevin Bazemore, had a career night with 24 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Winston-Salem State University Rams to a thrilling 67-66 win over Virginia Union on Saturday night in the CE Gaines Center on the WSSU campus.

January 7, 2012
Heritage Sports Radio Network Broadcast Of WSSU vs. Virginia Union
Catch the Winston-Salem State University vs. Virginia Union women's and men's games on Sirius radio or online at hsrn.com.

January 5, 2012
WSSU Rams To Host Virginia State Trojans In CIAA Opener
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The Winston-Salem State University men’s basketball team will kick off CIAA Conference play when they host Virginia State University, Thursday, January 5, at 7:30 PM in the CE Gaines Center as part of a doubleheader of basketball action.

January 5, 2012
Winston-Salem State Rams Defeat Virginia State Trojans, 56-43 in CIAA Opener
Winston-Salem State freshman WyKevin Bazemore scored a career high 14 points and pulled down a game high eight rebounds, as the WSSU Rams fought off a valiant Virginia State Trojan basketball team, 56-43 in the CIAA opener at the CE Gaines Center on the Winston-Salem State campus.

December 30, 2011
WSSU Rams Rally Falls Short Versus Tampa Spartans, 64-61
For the second consecutive night, the #25 Winston-Salem State University came up on the short end of the scoreboard, as the University of Tampa held off the Rams 64-61 in the Tampa Classic at the Bob Martinez Sports Complex on the Tampa campus.

December 29, 2011
#25 WSSU Rams Struggle In Loss To Eckerd College, 75-51
Lamar Monger's 11 points were not enough, as the #25 ranked Winston-Salem State men's team lost for the first time this season on Thursday afternoon, losing 75-51 to Eckerd College in the Tampa Classic in Tampa, Fla.

December 21, 2011
WSSU Rams Men's Basketball Cracks Top 25 Poll
The undefeated Winston-Salem State University Rams Men’s Basketball team is the latest sports team on campus to gain national attention with its #25 spot in the NABC/DII poll.

December 19, 2011
Rams Men's Basketball Pulls Out Tough 74-70 Road Win At Tusculum
The Winston-Salem State University men’s basketball team (7-0) remained undefeated heading into the Christmas break with a hard fought 74-70 win over Tusculum College (5-4) on Monday night in Greenville, Tenn.

December 15, 2011
Undefeated WSSU Rams Men's Baksetball Returns to Action
The undefeated Winston-Salem State Rams men's basketball team will return to action tonight when they face the Wingate Bulldogs at 7:00 pm at Cuddy Arena on the Wingate campus.

December 15, 2011
WSSU Rams Remain Unbeaten With 68-66 Win At Wingate
WINGATE, NC - The Winston-Salem State University Rams survived 14 lead changes and nine tied scores, as they remained undefeated in scoring an impressive 68-66 win over Wingate University at Cuddy Arena on the Wingate campus.

December 3, 2011
WSSU Rams Men's Basketball Back In Action Hosting Queens University of Charlotte.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The WSSU football team isn’t the only team on campus that is undefeated. The 4-0 Winston-Salem State University Ram Men’s Basketball team will return to action tomorrow night at approximately 7:00 pm in the CE Gaines Center when they host Queens University of Charlotte.

December 3, 2011
Rams Remain Undefeated With 70-60 Win Over Queens University
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- LaMar Monger scored 19 points and the Rams’ defense forced 22 Royal turnovers, as Winston-Salem State University beat Queens University of Charlotte, 70-60 Saturday night in the CE Gaines Center.

November 29, 2011
INAUGURAL HBCU ALL-STAR GAME TO FEATURE TOP MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS FROM THE CIAA, SIAC, MEAC & SWAC
(ATLANTA - November 29, 2011) The inaugural HBCU All-Star Game will be played in Atlanta, Georgia on April 6, 2012, at Morehouse College’s Forbes Arena. The HBCU All-Star Game is a showcase of the top talent among HBCU men’s basketball seniors, including student athletes from Florida A&M University, Hampton University and Tuskegee University.

November 21, 2011
Winston-Salem State University's Bobby Collins, WyKevin Bazemore Earn CIAA Weekly Honors
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Winston-Salem State University’s Bobby Collins has been named CIAA Coach of the Week and freshman WyKevin Bazemore was named Rookie of the Week, as announced today by the CIAA Office.

November 20, 2011
WSSU Rams Hold Off #25 Queens University, 72-66
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Winston-Salem State used a strong defensive effort down the stretch and outscored #25 Queens University of Charlotte 44-36 in the second half, in route to a 72-66 win over the hosts in the Queens Final Fire Classic.

November 19, 2011
Monger's 32 Leads Rams To 97-85 Win Over Belmont Abbey
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Winston-Salem State’s LaMar Monger scored a game high 32 points to lead the WSSU Rams to a 97-85 win over Belmont Abbey College in the first of two games in the Queens Final Fire Classic.

November 18, 2011
WSSU Rams Basketball Returns To Action In Queens Final Fire Classic
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Winston-Salem State University Rams men’s basketball team will return to action this weekend, as they participate in the Queens Final Fire Classic, hosted by Queens University of Charlotte.

November 14, 2011
WSSU Rams Hoops Overwhelms Talladega, 104-80
LaMar Monger scored 19 points to lead six different Rams scorers in double figures, as Winston-Salem State University opened the 2011-12 basketball campaign with a 104-80 win over Talladega College on Sunday in the CE Gaines Center.

November 13, 2011
WSSU Ram Men’s Hoops Kicks Off Season Sunday Versus Talladega
Head men’s basketball coach, Bobby Collins, will get his season started on Sunday, as the WSSU Rams will face Talladega College in the 2011-12 season home opener at the CE Gaines Center on the WSSU campus. Tip off is scheduled for 5:00 pm.

October 26, 2011
WSSU Men's Basketball To Hold Red & White Scrimmage
The Winston-Salem State University Men’s Basketball team will host a Red & White scrimmage on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 PM in the CE Gaines Center.

October 6, 2011
Rams Pick To Finish Third; Monger Chosen Preseason All-CIAA
The Winston-Salem State University Rams Men’s Basketball team was picked to finish third in the CIAA’s Southern Division when the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced the predicted order of finish for the 2011-12 season, at the annual basketball press conference at the Charlotte Convention Center.

September 20, 2011
SUPER STAR CHRIS PAUL RETURNS HOME TO HOST CP3 ALL-STAR PICKUP GAME AT WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING WEEKEND
On Saturday, October 1st, Winston-Salem native and four-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul will host the CP3 All-Star Pickup Game, bringing together an all-star group of friends on the campus of Winston-Salem State University for an evening of friendly competition and celebration for a good cause.