PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – Sean Elliott (JR/Canal Winchester, Ohio), a senior sports studies major from Canal Winchester and SSU men's basketball player, died early this morning in a car accident on I-70 near Columbus.
"The university community is deeply saddened by this tragic news and we are doing what we can on campus to support our students, faculty, and coaching staff," Shawnee State University President Rita Rice Morris, said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Sean's family and friends."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – Sean Elliott (JR/Canal Winchester, Ohio) connected for a game-high 28 points and Andrew Bendolph (SR/Portsmouth, Ohio) added 24, as the Shawnee State men's basketball team all but erased a 13-point second half deficit – but came up just short as the University of Pikeville escaped the ninth-seeded SSU squad, 87-77, in the Mid-South Conference quarterfinals on Friday afternoon at the Frankfort Convention Center.
The season comes to an end for the Bears, who finished the year with an 11-19 record, including a 4-12 mark in the Mid-South. SSU did record a victory over the then-No. 1 ranked Campbellsville University and notched its first MSC Tournament victory in program history.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – For the fifth-straight year, the Shawnee State men's basketball team has fielded the Mid-South Conference Champions of Character award. This year, the honor went to Austin Vance – named co-recipient with Campbellsville's Darius Clement – conference officials announced Thursday night at the men's basketball awards banquet.
Vance becomes the fifth straight recipient for the Bears, who have won the award in each season since joining the Mid-South in 2010.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – Ninth-seeded Shawnee State University scored 37 points off the bench – including 26 combined from Ethan Moffatt (JR/Somerville, Tenn.) and Frederick Moore (FR/Cincinnati, Ohio) – as the Bears erased a seven-point first half deficit to take a 70-59 victory over eighth-seeded Cumberland University in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.
The victory was the first for the Bears all-time in Mid-South tournament play since joining the conference prior to the 2010-11 season. SSU advances to play the top-seeded and No. 4 nationally-ranked University of Pikeville on Friday at 2 p.m.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's and Women's Basketball) – The Mid-South Conference men's and women's basketball tournament brackets are set, the conference office announced Saturday upon the conclusion of regular season play.
The Shawnee State men's team – who represent the No. 9 seed – will open the slate versus eighth-seeded Cumberland University at noon on Thursday. The winner of this game advances to face top-seeded University of Pikeville on Friday at 2 p.m.
|University of Northwestern Ohio at||6:30pm|
|West Virginia Institute of Technology at||4:00pm|
|University of Rio Grande at||7:00pm|
|Shawnee State at||7:00pm|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene University||EST|
|Cougar Homecoming Classic|
|Shawnee State vs||1:00pm|
|Cougar Homecoming Classic|
|Campbellsville University at||8:00pm|
|St. Catharine College at||4:00pm|
|Alice Lloyd College at||5:00pm|
|Shawnee State at||8:00pm|
|University of Rio Grande||EST|
|Shawnee State at||4:00pm|