2005-06 Men's Basketball


NCAA/Regional Tournament Competition:  Barton (Elite 8 1st Round & East Region Champions) & Mount Olive (East Region 2nd Round)


CVAC Tournament Champion:  Barton


CVAC Regular Season Champion: Barton








Mount Olive












Belmont Abbey



St. Andrews
















All-CVAC Awards:

Freshman of the Year

Bobby Buffaloe, Barton

Player of the Year

Anthony Atkinson, Barton

Coach of the Year

Ron Lievense,Barton

First Team:

Anthony Atkinson, Barton

Elton Coffield, Mount Olive

DeMario Grier, Pfeiffer

Alejo Barovero, Barton

Craig Williams, Erskine

Second Team:

Kendrick Harris, Queens

Shawn Poppie, Limestone

Damien Humphrey, Belmont Abbey

Elijah Rouse, Mount Olive

Melvin Creddle, Mount Olive

Honorable Mention:

Casey Moore, Barton

Aaron Dugger, Lees-McRae

Marquintus Jones, Limestone

Chad Eichelberger, St. Andrews

Chris Jones, Queens


All-Tournament Teams:

Anthony Atkinson, Barton - MVP

Alejo Barovero, Barton

Casey Moore, Barton

Elton Coffield, Mount Olive

Maurice Horton, Mount Olive

Tavares Cooper, Pfeiffer

Shawn Poppie, Limestone


Players of the Week:

DeMario Greer, Pfeiffer

Alejo Barovero, Barton

Matt Odom, Erskine

Victor Young, Mount Olive

Casey Moore, Barton

Alejo Barovero, Barton

Anthony Atkinson, Barton

Michael Pierce, Coker

TJ Taylor, Erskine

Alejo Barovero, Barton

Marquintus Jones, Limestone

Victor Young, Mount Olive


2005-06 archives

  • BC Alum Making Impact Abroad
    July 27, 2006
    The evaluation after spending a week at the San Antonio Spurs' workout facility back in 2004 didn't leave Tim Black deflated. The acclaimed Barton College basketball player was told that, at best, he had an outside shot at playing in the National Basketball Association. Black, now age 25, was braced, but heeded was the attached advice: Set your a goal for a specific time frame and then determine where you are.
  • MOC Star Spends Part of Summer Down Under
    July 25, 2006
    During the 2005-06 season, Elton Coffield established a career high with 35 points against Pfeiffer in the semifinal round of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. That total is now only his best single-game scoring performance in the Northern Hemisphere. Elton Coffield, a rising senior at Mount Olive, joined a group of basketball student-athletes from college division schools on a trip to Australia under the auspices of USA Athletes International, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for amateur athletes to participate in international competition.
  • Limestone Alumni To Coach for Saints Men's Basketball
    July 24, 2006
    GAFFNEY, S.C.- Limestone College alumni Brandon Scott and Marquintus Jones will join the Limestone men’s basketball program as assistant coaches for the 2006-07 season. Both newcomers had great playing careers for the Saints and will be valuable assets to the team. Jones and Scott will assist head coach Larry Epperly in all facets of the program.
  • Brookman Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Anderson
    July 05, 2006
    ANDERSON, S.C. – Jeff Brookman has been named assistant men’s basketball coach at Anderson University, head coach Jason Taylor announced Wednesday afternoon. Brookman, a native of Charlotte, N.C., has served as an assistant coach at the semi-pro, Division I, Division II, and AAU levels.
  • MOC's Head Basketball Coach and AD Take Part in Flight Exercises at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
    June 17, 2006
    Mount Olive Director of Athletics Jeff Eisen and Head Men's Basketball Coach Bill Clingan joined East Carolina Director of Athletics Terry Holland and Head Football Coach Skip Holtz in flight and refueling exercises Thursday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
  • Lees-McRae Names New Men’s Basketball Coach
    June 16, 2006
    BANNER ELK, NC – Lees-McRae College recently named Scott Polsgrove as the new men’s basketball head coach. Polsgrove joins the Lees-McRae Bobcats from King College, Bristol, Tenn., where he was head men’s basketball coach for 14 years. Before coaching at King College, Coach Polsgrove was the assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Taylor University, Upland, Ind.
  • Jason Taylor Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach At Anderson University
    May 31, 2006
    ANDERSON, S.C. – Jason Taylor, assistant coach for the Anderson University men’s basketball program for the past three seasons, has been elevated to head coach, AU athletic director Bobby Beville announced Wednesday afternoon. “Jason has worked very hard and has been very dedicated to our men’s basketball program for the last three years,” Beville said. “He impressed the search committee with his plans for the program and his vision for the future. We believe Jason is a good fit for Anderson University.” Taylor replaces Doug Novak, who resigned in late April join the basketball staff at The Citadel. Taylor, a 27-year-old native of Clarkrange, Tenn., came to Anderson in 2003 after two years at Roane State (Tenn.) Community College.
  • NCCSIA Announces North Carolina All-State College Division Men's Basketball Teams
    April 03, 2006
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Twelve student-athletes comprise the 2005-06 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State Men's Basketball Teams released on Monday. The team consists of non-NCAA Division I student-athletes from North Carolina colleges and universities. Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals. NCCSIA members voted for the all-state teams. The All-State basketball teams include a five-player first-team, as well as a five-player second team (plus those involved in ties). Teams are selected for men and women in both the college (Division II, III and NAIA) and university (NCAA Division I) divisions.
  • Mount Olive Holds Sportsmanship Symposium
    April 03, 2006
    Just like the weather, everybody talks about sportsmanship. Mount Olive College senior Chuckie Jefferson is helping Mount Olive do something about. As part of his internship, Jefferson helped coordinate a Sportsmanship Symposium Thursday at Mount Olive. A capacity audience, comprised primarily of Trojan student-athletes, filled the Hennessee Room
  • Barton's 'Elite 8' Dream Season Ends in OT
    March 22, 2006
    WINONA STATE 86, BARTON 78 (OT) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Winona State (Minn.) scored 16 points in overtime en route to an 86-78 victory versus Barton (N.C.) in an opening round game of the “Elite Eight” tonight at the MassMutual Center. Winona State will now meet the winner of the Stonehill/Tarleton State contest in a national semifinal encounter tomorrow at 8:30 pm. That game will be aired live on CSTV. The Warriors (30-4) ran the entire emotional spectrum throughout the evening. They allowed a 14-point first half lead to slip away, only to rally from a 12-point second half deficit after Barton had outscored them by a 44-18 margin throughout an 18 minute span that bridged the two regulation periods.
  • Barton's Elite 8 Basketball Games to be Webcast
    March 21, 2006
    BETHESDA, MD (22 March 2006) – Fans of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament will be able to follow live action on their computers through a partnership between PrestoSports, American International College and the NCAA. Up-to-the-second, official live stats will be made available for fans to follow online throughout Championship Weekend. The basketball games are being played this weekend at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. American International College is the host institution. Quarterfinal games will be played on March 22, with the Semifinals on March 23. The 50th annual NCAA Championship contest is slated for March 25 at one o’clock in the afternoon. CSTV will televise the Semifinal round, with the title game televised live on CBS.
  • Barton MBB Advance to NCAA Elite 8; Sixth Straight CVAC Team to Win East Region
    March 15, 2006
    WILSON , N.C. – The Barton College men's basketball team, amid the greatest season in school history, is going to the NCAA D-II Elite Eight in Springfield, MA . The top-seeded Bulldogs, under the direction of 10th -year head coach Ron Lievense, rallied from way down late in the game for the second straight night to beat third-seeded Alderson-Broaddus 73-70 Tuesday in the East Regional Championship game. The 28-3 Bulldogs will play fifth-ranked Winona State (29-4) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the MassMutual Center in the Elite Eight.
  • Barton College Host NCAA DII Men's Basketball Regional Champioinship
    March 12, 2006
    Barton College is hosting the NCAA DII Men's Basketball Regional Championships in Wilson, NC. Five of the eight qualifing teams are ranked in the national top twenty-five, including CVAC member and Barton arch rival Mount Olive College. Link here for stories, stats, scores, and all tournament information for the championships.
  • Queens University of Charlotte Earns Second Allan Sharp Award
    March 07, 2006
    Thomasville, NC> Queens University of Charlotte won this year’s Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Allan Sharp Award with a 67% graduation rate. The Sharp Award identifies the CVAC member institution with the year’s highest graduation rate among student athletes receiving athletics aid.
  • Barton & Mount Olive MBB Teams Going to National Tournament; As the #1 Seed, Barton Named Regional Host
    March 06, 2006
    INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2006 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. Twenty-two conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The remaining 42 teams were selected at large by the committee. Seven of the regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, will be conducted March 11, 12 and 14 at regional sites. The West regional will be conducted March 10, 11 and 13. The eight quarterfinalists will advance to the finals at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, March 22, 23 and 25.
  • Barton Men Beat Mount Olive After 2 OT's For CVAC Championship; All-Tourney Teams Announced
    March 04, 2006
    Tournament Most Valuable Player Anthony Atkinson (pictured, right) scored 37 points and a Mount Olive three-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer as top-seeded and nationally 12th-ranked Barton defeated the second-seeded and nationally 25th-ranked Trojans 102-100 in the championship game of the 2006 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Basketball Championship Friday at Kornegay Arena. Mount Olive was the host site for the CVAC Tournament "final four."
  • Basketball All-CVAC Teams, FOY, COY, & POY Winners Announced
    March 02, 2006
    The CVAC announced the All-Conference Teams, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshmen of the Year award winners at the Honors Banquet during this weekend's CVAC Basketball Conference Championship Tournament. The banquet was held at the host institution, Mount Olive College. The women’s awards were first given out, followed by the men’s awards. Head Coaches from CVAC member institutions nominate and then vote upon the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference.
  • Pfeiffer's Clark Awarded CVAC Murphy Osborne 'Best of the Best Student-Athlete' Award
    March 02, 2006
    The Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference is proud to recognize Brenna Clark of Pfeiffer University as the 2006 Murphy Osborne Award recipient. Brenna was selected as the CVAC’s most outstanding student-athlete from a field of ten nominees. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a senior student-athlete with a minimum grade point average of 3.25. The student must be a full-time student at the time of nomination, must have been a full-time student for at least two years at the member school, and must be a starter or important substitute in a conference sport. The recipient is selected by the Faculty Athletics Representatives of CVAC institutions. The Murphy Osborne award was presented March 2, 2006, at the annual CVAC winter meeting held in conjunction with the basketball tournament hosted by Mount Olive College.
  • Erskine's "Fullcourt Family" Featured On Columbia`s WLTX
    February 28, 2006
    COLUMBIA, SC—WLTX, the CBS affiliate in Columbia, aired a segment, “Fullcourt Family,” featuring Athletic Director and head men’s basketball, Mark Peeler, and his wife and head women’s basketball coach, Maggie Peeler. The segment, which aired on the 11 o’clock news on February 27th, is viewable on www.wltx.com under “Video Headlines” on the left side of the webpage.
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