College of Southern Maryland
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Hawks on pace for one of the best seasons in program history
By Dallas Cogle
Not even a 15-day layoff could slow down these College of Southern Maryland Hawks, who are on a mission to boast one of the greatest men’s basketball seasons, if not the best, in the 41 years of the program’s existence.
Monday, the Hawks defeated St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s junior varsity team of the NCAA Division III outfit in a thrilling 94-91 overtime outcome on the road, solidifying CSM’s No. 13 national ranking in the most recent Division II junior college poll.
The St. Mary’s varsity unit is ranked No. 23 in the latest NCAA Division III national rankings.
The game marked the first time since before Christmas that the Hawks saw any competitive action on the court after inclement weather postponed Friday’s slated home affair with Thomas Nelson (Va.).
CSM won for the eighth time in its last nine contests.“To be ranked amongst some of the best programs in the country is... click here for more
Hawks men get first win in conference play
By: AJ Mason
With visiting Anne Arundel Community College leading 40-35, College of Southern Maryland men’s basketball head coach Alan Hoyt called a timeout with three-and-a-half minutes left in the first half of Tuesday night’s contest so that his team could regroup.
The timeout would bode well for CSM, which exploded for a 13-2 run capped off by freshman guard Steven Cole’s long three-pointer as time expired heading into the locker room.
“In the timeout I said if we’re going to be a good team we have to be able to guard people and we put five guys out there that did,” Hoyt said. “That three-pointer was huge and gave us some momentum. We brought back the same guys in the second half and the level stayed there. The guys that didn’t start the second half figured out that they... click here for more.
Last year's Cinderella playoff run setting stage for this season's lofty goals
That’s what the College of Southern Maryland men’s basketball team has in its favor with a new season just tipping off.
The Hawks completed last year with major momentum despite absorbing a tough-luck 88-83 overtime loss to Howard in the District 15 title game of the Region XX tournament, ending their Cinderella postseason run.
Overwhelming favorite Howard was forced to sweat out the nationals-clinching win over the Hawks, which were at a major size disadvantage in the contest. That said everything about the Hawks’ statement-making postseason, establishing a tone of significance confidence entering this season.
The Hawks nearly upset Howard before the district championship reached overtime but were unable to convert a transition off a steal before the regulation clock expired in transition.
Just advancing to the district-deciding showdown meant the Hawks made regional tournament history as the only last seed to make a championship game with a nationals berth on the line. Their wins in an opening-round game of the tournament and then in the semifinals ended the program’s decade-plus span without a postseason victory.
Sophomores forward Sigourney Jackson (Thomas Stone) and guard Juwan Cole may be the only returners from a season ago when the Hawks... click here for more