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2016-17 UCO Men's Basketball Media Guide

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Central Oklahoma men's basketball media guide providing a look into the 2016-17 season, player bios, a recap of last year, as well as a glance into the 95-year history of the program.

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2016-17 UCO Men's Basketball Media Guide

  1. 1. Central Oklahoma Bronchos Men’s Basketball
  2. 2. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 0 Garen Wright 2 Braeden O’Dell 3 Xavier Howard 4 Alex Ogunseye 5 Demari Edwards 10 Corey Alpough 11 Josh Holliday 12 Phil Hrncir 13 Marquis Johnson 14 Jordan London 23 Corbin Byford 24 Cooper Clark 32 Jake Hammond 33 Isaac Leggins Central Oklahoma Basketball
  3. 3. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 1 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Date Opponent Location Time/Result Nov. 11 (Friday) Northwestern Oklahoma State Edmond 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 (Sunday) Southeastern Oklahoma State Edmond 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 (Saturday) Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas 7 p.m. Nov. 30 (Wednesday) Northwest Missouri State* Edmond 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 (Saturday) Northeastern State* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 (Monday) Science & Arts Edmond 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 (Thursday) Southwest Baptist* Bolivar, Mo. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 (Saturday) Mid-America Christian Edmond 3:30 p.m. Dec. 16 (Thursday) Southern Nazarene Bethany, Okla. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 (Thursday) Oklahoma Christian Edmond 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 (Saturday) Missouri Western State* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Jan. 5 (Thursday) Lincoln* Jefferson City, Mo. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 (Saturday) Lindenwood* St. Charles, Mo. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 (Thursday) Emporia State* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 (Saturday) Washburn* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (Saturday) Northeastern State* Tahlequah, Okla. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 (Thursday) Pittsburg State* Pittsburg, Kan. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 (Saturday) Missouri Southern State* Joplin, Mo. 3 p.m. Feb. 2 (Thursday) Central Missouri* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 (Saturday) Southwest Baptist* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 (Thursday) Nebraska-Kearney* Kearney, Neb. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 (Saturday) Fort Hays State* Hays, Kan. 4 p.m. Feb. 16 (Thursday) Nebraska-Kearney* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 (Saturday) Fort Hays State* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 (Thursday) Washburn* Topeka, Kan. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (Saturday) Emporia State* Emporia, Kan. 3:30 p.m. March 3-5 MIAA Tournament Kansas City, Mo. TBA Note: Home games in bold; * - Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association game Table of Contents General Information 2015-16 Schedule...............................................1/Back Cover UCO Quick Facts/Phone Directory.......................................2 Coaches/Season Outlook/Players Head Coach............................................................................4 Assistant Coaches................................................................. 5 2016-17 Outlook....................................................................6 2016-17 Roster ......................................................................7 Player Profiles.................................................................. 8-15 2015-16 Review Season Review/Final Stats..............................................17-21 Season Results/Trends.........................................................21 MIAA Standings/All-MIAA Teams.....................................22 Records/History Central Oklahoma Records.............................................23-28 All-Time Letterwinners .......................................................29 All-Conference/All-America Players...................................30 Season-by-Season Results............................................. 31-33 Series Records......................................................................34 About UCO The University.....................................................................36 Athletic Administration ..................................................37-40 About Edmond.....................................................................41 About Oklahoma City..........................................................41 The MIAA...................................................................... I.B.C. 2016-17 Schedule
  4. 4. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide2 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide University Facts Mailing Address: 100 North University Edmond, OK 73034 Founded: Dec. 24, 1890 President: Dr. Don Betz Athletic Director: Joe Muller Assistant Athletic Director/Facilities: Gunnar Poff Assistant Athletic Director/Business: Britni Brannon Assistant Athletic Director/Media Relations: Chris Brannick Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance: Darnell Smith Assistant Athletic Director/Marketing: Brandon Baker Director of Athletic Compliance: Jeremy Rogers Director of Stampede Club: Al Jones Head Athletic Trainer: Ed Kabrick Faculty Representative: Trey Cone National Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Nickname: Bronchos School Colors: Bronze and Blue Enrollment: 17,101 Staff Phone/Email Directory University of Central Oklahoma Switchboard................. (405) 974-2000 Athletic Department......................................................... (405) 974-2500 Head Coach Guy Hardaker (ghardaker@uco.edu)............................... (405) 974-2146 Assistant Coach Heather Davis (hdavis9@uco.edu).................................. (405) 974-2178 Athletic Director Joe Muller (jmuller2@uco.edu)....................................... (405) 974-2500 Assistant Athletic Director/Operations Gunnar Poff (gpoff@uco.edu)......................................... (405) 974-2176 Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance Darnell Smith (dsmith132@uco.edu).............................. (405) 974-3959 Head Athletic Trainer Ed Kabrick (ekabrick@uco.edu)...................................... (405) 974-2188 School Nickname “Bronchos” was the nickname selected for Central Oklahoma in 1922 by Mrs. C.W. Wantland, wife of long-time UCO football coach C.W. Wantland. The name was chosen from a number of suggestions for the name of UCO’s football team and became the nickname for all athletic teams at the school. Mrs. Wantland was made an honorary member of the Letterman’s Club as a result of selecting the nickname, becoming the first woman admitted to that organization. School Colors Bronze and blue were chosen as Central Oklahoma’s school colors early in the fall of 1895 by school president Edmund Dandridge Mur- daugh. The first public display of the bronze and blue was in Guthrie when a student represented UCO in the first oratorical contest ever held in Oklahoma. On the Cover Featuredonthefrontcoverofthe2016-17UCOmen’sbasketballmedia guide are two of the four seniors on this year’s team, Corbin Byford and Corey Alpough, as well as head coach Tom Hankins. Production Credits The 2015-16 UCO basketball media guide was written, edited and designed by the UCO Athletic Media Relations Office. Photographs, including the cover shot, were provided by UCO Pho- tographic Services Director Dan Smith. Basketball Facts Head Coach: Tom Hankins Years, Record at UCO: One year, 16-14 Years, Overall Record: One year, 16-14 Assistant Coach: Cameron Henderson Graduate Assistant Coach: Daniel Wheeler 2015-16 Record: 16-14 2015-16 Conference Record/Finish: 11-11 (Fifth) Lettermen Returning/Lost: 5/10 Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3 Basketball History First Season of Basketball: 1921-22 All-time Record: 1,293-957 Conference/DivisionChampionships: 22(1937,1938,1939,1953,1954, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1974, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) National Tournament Appearances: 17 - five in NAIA (1938, 1939, 1959, 1961, 1964) and 12 in NCAA Division II (1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) Media Relations Director of Athletic Media Relations: Chris Brannick Office: (405) 974-2142 Cell: (405) 301-1087 Email: cbrannick@uco.edu
  5. 5. BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 3 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Hamilton Field House Records Central Oklahoma plays all its home basketball games inside Hamilton Field House, which opened its doors on Jan. 8, 1965 when the UCO men’s team downed intrastate rival Northeastern State 64-52. The Bronchos have a 464-184 (.716) home record in 51 1/2 years at Hamilton. UCO has won 292 home games over the past 27 seasons. Hamilton Field House was re-named from Broncho Field House on May 1, 1993 in honor of long-time UCO coach and athletic director Dale Hamilton, who helped design the building in the 1960s. The facility underwent extensive renovation before the 2001-02 season, with new chairback seats installed around the floor level. Hamilton Field House is also the home facility for the volleyball and wrestling teams and numerous other events, including the university’s graduation ceremo- nies, are also held in the building. Team Most Points, One Team: 167, UCO vs.Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993 and UCO vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993. Most Points, Combined: 263, UCO (134) vs. Abilene Christian (129), Feb. 26, 1998. Most Points, One Half: 89, UCO vs. Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993 (2nd). Largest Winning Margin: 104, UCO (158) over Arkansas Baptist (54), Dec. 9, 1995. Field Goals Made: 67, UCO vs. Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993 (att. 111) and UCO vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993 (att. 119). Field GoalsAttempted: 119, UCO vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993 (made 67). 3-Point Field Goals Made: 28, UCO vs. East Central, Feb. 11, 2009. 3-Point Field Goals Attempted: 57, UCO vs. East Central, Feb. 11, 2009. Free Throws Made: 47, UCO vs. Dallas, Nov. 17, 1990 (att. 70). Free Throws Attempted: 70, UCO vs. Dallas, Nov. 17, 1990 (made 47). Rebounds: 76, UCO vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993. Steals: 24, UCO vs. Mid-America Bible, Nov. 21, 2001. Assists: 42, UCO vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993). Blocked Shots: 14, UCO vs. Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993. Individual Points: 52, Eddie Robinson, UCO vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1999. Field Goals Made: 19, Eddie Robinson, UCO, vs. Southwestern Oklahoma Feb. 16, 1999 (att. 32). Field Goals Attempted: 33, Randle Benton, Langston, Dec. 5, 1987 (made 15). 3-Point Field Goals Made: 11, Shawn Williams, UCO vs. Nebraska-Kearney, Dec. 10, 1990 (att. 21). 3-Point Field GoalsAttempted: 21,ShawnWilliams,UCOvs.Nebraska-Kearney, Dec. 10, 1990 (made 11). Free Throws Made: 23, Alex Wright, UCO vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, Feb. 5, 1992 (att. 25). Free Throws Attempted: 26, Tyshon Fisher, UCO vs. Midwestern State, Feb. 10, 1996 (made 19). Rebounds: 25, Tony Bolar, UCO, vs. Eastern New Mexico, Jan. 12, 1974. Steals: 8, twice. Assists: 17, Zoderick Green, UCO vs. Tarleton State, Feb. 25, 1995. Blocks: 8, Johnny Tyson, UCO, vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, Jan. 29, 1994.
  6. 6. Tom Hankins is in his second year at the helm of the Central Oklahoma program after a lenghty career as an assistant coach on the Division I level. Hankins took over the UCO reigns in May 2015 and led the Bronchos to a 16-14 record and fifth-place finish in the Mid-Amer- ica Intercollegiate Athletics Asso- ciation last season. UCO beat two league teams (Fort Hays State and Nebraska-Kearney) who advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs and won a first-round MIAA Tour- nament home game before falling in the quarterfinals. Tom spent 18 years in the Di- vision I ranks, serving 15 years at Oral Roberts and then spending three seasons as associate head coach at Southern Illinois-Carbon- dale before coming to UCO. ORU captured five Summit League championships and made three NCAA Division I national tournament appearances during Hankins’ tenure there. He also helped recruit forward Caleb Green, who scored 2,503 points and grabbed 1,189 rebounds during his career while winning Summit League Player of the Year honors three times. Hankins went to SIU in 2012 as associate head coach and recruit- ing coordinator, spending three seasons there before coming to UCO. Tom was a prep standout at Thomas Edison High School in Tulsa, finishing as the school’s career assists leader and earning Tulsa World All-Metro honors as a senior. He went on to play two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and two years at Northeastern State, ranking among the national lead- ers in assists as a senior with the RiverHawks. Hankins started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at NEO and he also also stops at Frank Phillips College, Northwest Missouri and Tulsa East Central High School before getting hired at ORU. Tom is married (Annie) and has three children (daughters Kamryn and Elizabeth and son Luke). 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide4 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide The Hankins FileBorn: Jan. 22, 1966 High School Education: Thomas Edison High School, Tulsa, Okla. (1984). College Education: Northeastern State University, bachelor’s degree in health and physical education (1989); Northwest Missouri State Univeristy, master’s degree in physical education (1993). Playing Experience: Two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Col- lege (1984-86) and two years at Northeastern State Univeristy (1987-89). Coaching Experience: 1989-90: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, graduate assistant. 1990-91: Frank Phillips College, assistant coach. 1991-93: Northwest Missouri State Univeristy, graduate assistant. 1993-97: Tulsa East Central High School, assistant coach. 1997: Tulsa East Central High School, head coach. 1997-12: Oral Roberts University, assistant coach. 2012-15: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, assistant coach. Marital Status: Married (Annie). Children: Kamryn (16), Elizabeth (14) and Luke (11). Hankins Highlights: 4Helped coach ORU to three consecutive NCAA Division I national tournament appearances (2006, ‘07, ‘08). 4Helped coach ORU to six Summit Conference championships (1998, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘12). 4Recruited two Conference Player of the Year winners (Caleb Green and Dominique Morrison) to ORU. Head Coach Tom Hankins
  7. 7. BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 5 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Assistant Coach In his second year as Central Oklahoma's assistant men's bas- ketball coach is Cameron Hender- son, who came to the Bronchos in July 2015 after a highly-successful three-year stint at Connors State College. Henderson helped UCO to a 16-14 record in 2015-16, with the Bronchos tying for fifth in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and making it to the quarterfinals of the MIAA Tournament. Cameron spent the last three years as assistant coach at Connors before coming to UCO, helping the Cowboys go 79-18 during that span while qualifying for the junior college national tournament twice. A three-time All-State performer at Hall High School in Little Rock, Ark., Henderson started his college career at Connors in 2007. He was a two-time All-Bi-State Confer- ence and All-Region II selection for the Cowboys before signing with Division I Montana State. Henderson was a two-year let- terman for the Bobcats and then stayed on as a student assistant coach. He returned to Connors as assistant coach in 2012. The Cowboys went 24-9 in 2012- 13, followed with a 23-7 campaign and conference championship in 2013-14 and then had a 32-2 record this past season while win- ning conference and regional titles. Connors made the national tour- nament in 2013 and ’15, advancing to the Elite Eight this season. Henderson recruited the 2014 and ’15 Region II MVP award winners and 11 players signed with Division I schools during his tenure at Connors. Cam Henderson Graduate Assistant Coach Serving in his second year as Central Oklahoma’s graduate assis- tant coach is Daniel Wheeler. Wheeler helped UCO to a 16-14 record in 2015-16, with the Bronchos tying for fifth in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and making it to the quarterfinals of the MIAA Tournament. Daniel came to the Bronchos after spending the previous two years as student assistant coach at MIAA rival Missouri Western. Wheeler worked three years before that as student manager/as- sistant coach at Northern Oklaho- ma-Tonkawa, helping the Maver- icks to a best-year 27-4 record and conference championship during his last season. A native of Burden, Kan., Dan- iel was a four-year standout in football, basketball and baseball at Central High School. Daniel Wheeler
  8. 8. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide6 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide A heavy influx of newcomers has created plenty of ques- tions for Central Oklahoma, but second-year head coach Tom Hankins is confident the Bronchos can challenge the elite of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Associa- tion in 2016-17. UCO has back just six players from last year’s 16-14 team that tied for fifth in the league -- four returning letterman and another from the season before along with a redshirt freshman. Tennewplayersfillouttheroster,thoughseveral talented transfers and some highly-regarded freshmen give Hankins plenty of reasons for optimism. “We’re extremely excited about this year,” said Hankins, who took over the UCO reins last season after a lengthy ca- reer as a Division I assistant coach. “We’ve got a lot of new players and a handful of returners, but we feel good about our guys and what they can accomplish this season. “The cornerstone of this program is we’re going to defend and rebound. We’re trying to improve and get better ev- ery day and I think we’ve got a chance to compete with any team in the conference.” Leading the Bronchos are returning lettermen Corey Al- pough, Josh Holliday, Jordan London and Garen Wright, while Corbin Byford lettered in 2014-15 before missing all but two games last year to injury. Alpough, a 6-foot-5 senior forward with great leaping ability, averaged 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds a game last season and more is expected of him this winter. Holliday netted 6.3 points and 1.7 rebounds a contest as a true freshman and the 5-8 guard should play an even bigger role this season. London capped his first-ever college game last year with a game-winning trey at the buzzer and played in all 30 games with 15 starts, averaging 6.9 points and 2.6 rebounds a game. The 6-1 sophomore sharpshooter nailed 44.6 per- cent of his 3-point shots and will be a prime scoring threat for the Bronchos this season. Wright started in 18 of the first 24 games last year be- fore going out with injury, averaging 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a contest. The multi-talented 6-4 junior has the most UCO experience on the roster with 36 starts in 49 ca- reer games and will counted on to provide crucial leader- ship. Byford appeared in 28 games with four starts two years ago, netting 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds an outing. He missed all but two games last season to injury and the 6-6 senior is eager to get back on the court and show what he’s capable of. UCO’s only other returner is redshirt freshman Cooper Clark, with the 6-1 guard expected to challenge for playing time. The Bronchos gained experience with several transfers, highlighted by the addition of Division I move-in Jake Hammond. A 6-9 junior who lettered two years at Nebraska, Ham- mond gives UCO a legitimate inside scoring force and should make an immediate impact with his scoring, re- bounding and shot-blocking ability. The Bronchos gained three junior college transfers in 5-11 guard Demari Edwards, 6-8 forward Phil Hrncir and 6-7 forward Fadil Robinson. Edwards is the leading candidate to take over at point guard and is also a long-range shooting threat. He averaged 13.8pointsand5.1assistsagamelastseasonatConnorsState while shooting 48.8 percent from 3-point territory. Hrncir and Robinson are both capable of helping UCO out inside. The Bronchos have two other seniors in 5-9 guard Mike Hawkins and 6-3 forward Xavier Howard. Hawkins came to UCO from St. Gregory’s and Howard is a superb all-around athlete who is expected to help despite having yet to play in a college game. Rounding out the roster are four freshmen – 5-9 guard Marquis Johnson, 6-3 forward Isaac Leggins, 6-0 guard Braeden O’Dell and 6-4 forward Alex Ogunseye. Johnson and Leggins led Putnam City West High School to the Class 6A state championship last season, O’Dell av- eraged 21.3 points a game at Marlow High School as a se- nior and Ogunseye was an All-State pick at Sapulpa High School. All four will push for playing time. “We’ve got good depth at the guard position and are a good shooting team,” Hankins said. “We will be unselfish and we have a lot of guys capable of playing for us. “Inexperience on the front line is a concern and we’re not sure how good a rebounding team we will be, but that’s something we’ll continue to work on. We’re excited about the year and are eager to get started.” Season Outlook Central Oklahoma junior guard Garen Wright returns for the 2016-17 season.
  9. 9. BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 7 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Central Oklahoma Roster By Class Seniors (4): Alpough, Byford, Hawkins, Howard Juniors (5): Edwards, Hammond, Hrncir, Robinson, Wright Sophomores (2): Holliay, London Freshman (5): Clark, Johnson, Leggins, O’Dell, Ogun- seye By state Oklahoma (12): Byford, Clark, Edwards, Ham- mond, Holliday, Hrncir, Johnson, Leggins, Lon- don, O’Dell, Ogunseye, Wright Texas (2): Alpough, Howard Florida (1): Hawkins Ohio (1): Robinson Numerical No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown/High School 0 Garen Wright F 6’4 210 Jr. Oklahoma City (Putnam City) 1 Fadil Robinson F 6’7 265 Jr. Toledo, Ohio (Harford CC) 2 Braeden O’Dell G 6’0 170 Fr. Marlow (Marlow) 3 Xavier Howard F 6’3 175 Sr. Houston, Texas (Navarro JC) 4 Alex Ogunseye F 6’4 195 Fr. Sapulpa (Sapulpa) 5 Demari Edwards G 5’11 195 Jr. Tulsa (Connors State) 10 Corey Alpough F 6’5 195 Sr. Channelview, Texas (NOC-Enid) 11 Josh Holliday G 5’8 170 So. Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow) 12 Phil Hrncir F 6’8 205 Jr. Tulsa (Lane) 13 Marquis Johnson G 5’8 145 Fr. Bethany (Putnam City West) 14 Jordan London G 6’1 185 So. Fort Gibson (Fort Gibson) 21 Mike Hawkins G 5’9 160 Sr. Navarre, Fla. (St. Gregory’s) 23 Corbin Byford F 6’6 220 Sr. Marlow (Oral Roberts) 24 Cooper Clark G 6’1 170 RFr. Norman (Norman) 32 Jake Hammond C 6’9 230 Jr. Comanche (Nebraska) 33 Isaac Leggins F 6’3 250 Fr. Oklahoma City (Putnam City West) Alphabetical No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown/High School 10 Corey Alpough F 6’5 195 Sr. Channelview, Texas (NOC-Enid) 23 Corbin Byford F 6’6 220 Sr. Marlow (Oral Roberts) 24 Cooper Clark G 6’1 170 RFr. Norman (Norman) 5 Demari Edwards G 5’11 195 Jr. Tulsa (Connors State) 32 Jake Hammond C 6’9 230 Jr. Comanche (Nebraska) 21 Mike Hawkins G 5’9 160 Sr. Navarre, Fla. (St. Gregory’s) 11 Josh Holliday G 5’8 170 So. Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow) 3 Xavier Howard F 6’3 175 Sr. Houston, Texas (Navarro JC) 12 Phil Hrncir F 6’8 205 Jr. Tulsa (Lane) 13 Marquis Johnson G 5’8 145 Fr. Bethany (Putnam City West) 33 Isaac Leggins F 6’3 250 Fr. Oklahoma City (Putnam City West) 14 Jordan London G 6’1 185 So. Fort Gibson (Fort Gibson) 2 Braeden O’Dell G 6’0 170 Fr. Marlow (Marlow) 4 Alex Ogunseye F 6’4 195 Fr. Sapulpa (Sapulpa) 1 Fadil Robinson F 6’7 265 Jr. Toledo, Ohio (Harford CC) 0 Garen Wright F 6’4 210 Jr. Oklahoma City (Putnam City)
  10. 10. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide8 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Corey Alpough Career Statistics Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3PM-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘15-16 28-0 64-137 .467 2-4 .500 33-46 .717 80-2.9 163-5.8 UCO Career Highs Points: 17 at Northwest Missouri (1/2/16) Rebounds: 9 vs. Northeastern State (2/6/16) Assists: 1, four times Steals: 3 vs. Northeastern State (2/6/16) Blocks: 3 vs. Lincoln (1/28/16) Returning letterman expected to provide much-needed experience in 2016-17 . . . Is ready to contend for starting spot after playing a big role off the bench last season . . . Runs the floor well and is a great leaper who can really help the Bronchos inside, both offen- sively and defensively . . . Came to UCO last year after solid career at Northern Oklahoma-Enid. 2015-16: Played in 28 of 30 games, averaging 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds a contest . . . Scored in double figures five times, highlighted by 17-point outing in season-high 35 minutes at Northwest Missouri . . . Had 11 points along with season-highs for rebounds (nine) and steals (three) in home win over North- eastern State . . . Scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting and blocked season-best three shots in win over Lincoln . . . Had seven games with five-plus rebounds. Juco: Spent two years with the Jets, starting in 48 of 54 games played . . . Averaged 5.8 points and 4.9 rebounds a game while shooting 55.5 percent from the field as a freshman . . . Team captain and the offensive MVP last year after averaging 12.9 points and 8.9 rebounds a contest on 55.4-percent shooting from the field. High School: All-District pick as a senior at Channelview High School. Personal: General studies major . . . Birthdate is Nov. 22, 1994. Corey Alpough No. 10 Senior Guard 6-5, 195 Channelview, Texas
  11. 11. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 9 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Corbin Byford No. 23 Senior Forward 6-6, 220 Velma, Okla. Multi-talented veteran ready to get back on the court after missing most of last season to injury . . . Owns good shooting range and can also help inside as a rebounder . . . Spent two years at Division I Oral Roberts before coming to UCO for the 2014-15 season . . . Is listed as a senior, but has applied for an injury hardship ruling and will find out in the spring if he will earn another season of eligibility. 2015-16: Played in the first two games, making one start, before going out with injury . . . Had 10 points and nine rebounds in those two contests, making 4-of-9 shots . . . Was named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. 2014-15: Appeared in 28 games with four starts, averaging 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds a game . . . Scored in double digits twice, capped by 18-point performance against Southwestern Christian after hitting 6-of-9 shots, including 3-of-4 from long range . . . Made 6-of-8 field goals with a 3-pointer in 14-point outing against Fort Hays State . . . Pulled down five-plus re- bounds five times. ORU: Redshirted in 2012-13 for the Golden Eagles and then appeared in 18 games the next season, averaging 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds an outing. High School: Racked up more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during tremendous career at Velma-Alma High School . . . Averaged 23.3 points and 11.0 rebounds a game as a senior in earning All-State and Class A Player of the Year honors . . . Also a six-time state champion in track for the Comets, setting a Class A state record in the 400-meter dash. Personal: Education major looking to become a coach . . . Father (Lyndle) was an All-Big Eight offensive lineman at Oklahoma and was taken in the ninth round of the 1982 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs . . . Enjoys playing video games in his spare time . . . Names “Coach Carter” as his favorite sports movie . . . Birthdate is Nov. 7, 1992. UCO Career Highs Points: 18 vs. Southwestern Christian (11/24/14) Rebounds: 6, two times Assists: 2, two times Steals: 1, three times Blocks: 2, two times Corbin Byford Career Statistics Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3PM-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘14-15 28-4 36-84 .429 7-25 .280 16-31 .516 66-2.4 95-3.4 ‘15-16 2-1 4-9 .444 0-0 .000 2-3 .667 9-4.5 10-5.0 Totals 30-5 40-93 .430 7-25 .280 18-33 .545 75-2.5 105-3.5
  12. 12. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide10 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Xavier Howard No. 3 Senior Guard 6-3, 175 Houston, Texas Athletic senior forward slated to vie for playing time . . . Has no collegiate experience, but show- cases a wide range of skills and should be able to help the Bronchos . . . Practiced with the team last spring . . . Attended Navarro College before coming to UCO. High School: Helped lead Yates High School to a state championship. Personal: Kinesiology major looking for a career as a fitness trainer . . . Older brother (Malcolm) was a football standout for the Bronchos in 2014 and ’15 . . . Names the Boston Celtics as his top profession- al team . . . Lists “Waterboy” as his favorite sports movie . . . Birthdate is Oct. 29, 1997. Phil Hrncir No. 12 Junior Forward 6-8, 205 Tulsa, Okla. Junior big man looking to help out on the interior this season . . . Didn’t play last year after spending two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Juco: Saw limited action during two-year career with the Norsemen. High School: Played for home school team in Tulsa. Personal: Accounting major . . . Has nine siblings (five brothers, four sisters) . . . Birth- date is July 9, 1992.
  13. 13. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 11 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Garen Wright No. 0 Junior Guard 6-4, 210 Oklahoma City, Okla. Garen Wright Career Statistics Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3PM-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘14-15 25-18 79-190 .416 18-55 .327 67-113 .593 92-3.7 243-9.7 ‘15-16 24-18 88-179 .492 11-36 .306 75-111 .676 128-5.3 262-10.9 Totals 49-36 167-369 .453 29-91 .319 142-224 .633 220-4.5 505-10.3 UCO Career Highs Points: 21 vs. Oklahoma City (11/22/14) Rebounds: 15 vs. Southern Nazarene (11/28/15) Assists: 5, twice Steals: 4 vs. Oklahoma City (11/22/14) Blocks: 1, five times Versatile junior eager to get back in the lineup after missing the final six games of last season to injury . . . Has started most of the past two years and has the most UCO experience on the ros- ter with 36 starts in 49 games played . . . Superb athlete with great agility who can really attack the basket and also a strong rebounder . . . Will once again push for a starting berth and can be a big- time force on the court for the Bronchos . . . Spent four years after high school playing minor league baseball for the Houston Astros organization be- fore coming to UCO and then missed the 2013-14 season to injury. 2015-16: Played in the first 24 games, starting the last 18, before going out with an injury that shelved him for the final six contests . . . Netted 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game while shooting a solid 49.2 percent from the field . . . Had 14 games with 10-plus points, including nine with at least 15 . . . Pulled down seven-plus rebounds five times . . . Scored season-high 20 points in win over Oklahoma City, hitting 5-of-9 shots with a pair of 3-pointers and 8-of-13 free throws . . . Had 15 points and a career-best 15 rebounds against Southern Nazarene . . . Also had a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards in win over Southeastern Oklahoma . . . Shot at least 60 percent from the field in seven games . . . Was named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. 2014-15: Averaged 9.7 points and 3.7 re- bounds a game while starting in 18 of 25 games played, missing five contests to injury . . . Scored in double figures 14 times, including a pair of 20-point outings . . . Made 6-of-11 shots and 9-of-13 free throws in career-best 21-point game against Oklahoma City and had 20 points in win over Lindenwood while making 7-of-9 field goals with three 3-pointers . . . Averaged 14.9 points on 52.3-percent shooting (46-of-88) during one nine-game stretch . . . Had eight games with five-plus rebounds, hauling in season-high nine against Missouri Western while adding 15 points and three assists . . . Was named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. 2013-14: Missed the season to Achilles heel injury. High School: Baseball-basketball star at Put- nam City High School, earning All-State hon- ors in both as a senior . . . Three-year starter in basketball, averaging 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists a game his final season . . . Four- year starter in baseball and hit .407 with 22 stolen bases his senior season before being picked by the Astros in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Personal: Kinesiology major . . . Enjoys writing as a hobby and can play five musical instruments . . . Father (Gary) played baseball at Houston and mother (Renea) basketball at Southern Nazarene . . . Names “42” as his favorite sports movie . . . Lists Boyz II Men as his top musical group . . . Birthdate is Dec. 25, 1990.
  14. 14. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide12 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Demari Edwards No. 5 Junior Guard 5-11, 195 Tulsa, Okla. Talented junior college transfer who should push for extended minutes this season . . . Excellent shooter with outstand- ing range and also a top-notch passer able to find open teammates . . . Came to UCO after stellar two-year career at Connors State College and is ready to make an immediate impact. Jake Hammond No. 32 Junior Forward 6-9, 230 Comanche, Okla. Big-time Division I transfer expected to step in and become an immediate force in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athlet- ics Association . . . Gives the Bronchos a much-needed physical presence in the paint and is capable of dominating games with his rebounding and shot-blocking prowess . . . Will also be a prime scoring threat and is primed for a banner season . . . Came to UCO after two years at Nebraska. NU: Was a two-year letterman for the Cornhuskers, seeing limited action as a true freshman before playing in 29 games with eight starts last year . . . Averaged 2.2 points and 2.8 rebounds a game last season . . . Had career highs for points (11) and rebounds (10) against Tennessee . . . Blocked four shots in game against No. 21-ranked Miami (Fla.) . . . Provided nine points, five rebounds and two blocks against Penn State. High School: Finished prep career at Comanche High School and was a domi- nant force in earning All-State and Duncan Banner Area Player of the Year honors . . . Averaged 26.2 points, 14.8 rebounds, 5.7 blocks and 3.1 steals his final season and was second-ranked prospect in the state accord- ing to three recruiting services . . . Averaged 14 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks as a sophomore while playing for the Oklahoma Storm homeschool team and then spent junior year at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., netting 12 points a game for a 29-1 team. Personal: Criminal justice major look- ing to become a highway patrol officer . . . Enjoys fishing and other outdoor activities as hobbies . . . Names the Dallas Mavericks as his top professional team . . . Lists Hank Williams, Sr. as his favorite musician . . . Birthdate is March 2, 1995. Juco: Part-time starter as a freshman on team that went 32-2 in making it to the national tournament, averaging 9.0 points, 3.4 assists and 1.8 rebounds a game . . . Averaged 13.8 points, 5.1 assists and 2.0 re- bounds a contest while starting all season as a sophomore for the Cowboys . . . Shot 48.8 percent from 3-point range and 87.5 percent from the free throw line last year in helping team to a 26-5 record. High School: Prep standout at Memorial High School in Tulsa, earning All-State hon- ors as a senior after averaging 15.0 points a game. Personal: Criminal justice major . . . En- joys playing video games in his spare time . . . Names the Cleveland Cavs as his favorite professional team . . . Lists “He Got Game” as his top sports movie . . . Birthdate is Jan. 9, 1996.
  15. 15. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 13 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Josh Holliday No. 11 Sophomore Guard 5-8, 170 Broken Arrow, Okla. Sophomore letter- man determined to play a bigger role this season . . . Gave the Bronchos a big boost off the bench last year and will battle for more minutes . . . Sen- sational athlete with great leaping ability and quickness who should really bene- fit from experience gained last season. 2015-16: Aver- aged 6.3 points and 1.7 rebounds a game while appearing in 23 contests . . . Made an amazing collegiate debut, hitting 7-of- 14 shots with three 3-pointers in 21-point outing against North- western Oklahoma . . . Added season-high eight rebounds and sea- son-best four steals in that narrow win . . . Also scored 21 points in MIAA Tournament victory over Central Missouri, nailing 8-of-10 field goals with a season-high five treys . . . Had three other double-digit scoring games. High School: Prep standout at Broken Arrow High School, helping the Tigers qualify for state tournament twice during four-year career . . . All- State selection as a senior as a senior after aver- aging 16.7 points a game in leading team to Class 6A quarterfinals. Personal: Undecided on a major . . . Has seven siblings, including six brothers . . . Names John Legend as his favorite musician . . . Lists “Space Jam” as his top sports movie . . . Birthdate is May 5, 1996. Josh Holliday Career Statistics Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3PM-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘15-16 23-0 54-125 .432 25-65 .385 12-18 .667 40-1.7 145-6.3 UCO Career Highs Points: 21 vs. Northwestern (11/13/15); vs. Central Missouri (3/1/16) Rebounds: 8 vs. vs. Northwestern (11/13/15) Assists: 3 vs. Northwestern (11/13/15) Steals: 4 vs. Northwestern (11/13/15) Blocks: 1 vs. Nebraska-Kearney (2/25/16)
  16. 16. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide14 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Jordan London No. 14 Sophomore Guard 6-1, 185 Fort Gibson, Okla. Sophomore sharpshooter slated to push for a full-time starting berth this season . . . Saw part- time starting duty last year and enjoyed a solid rookie season . . . Outstanding shooter with un- limited range and not afraid to take tough shots in clutch situations . . . Should really benefit from experience gained last year and is ready to take on an even bigger role in 2016-17. 2015-16: Appeared in all 30 games with 15 starts, averaging 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists an outing . . . Shot team-best 44.6 percent from 3-point range, hitting 45-of-101 attempts from beyond the arc . . . Made at least two treys in 14 games, nailing four on three different occasions . . . Had a memorable collegiate debut, knocking down a 3-pointer with one second left in overtime to give UCO a 74-71 win over Northwestern Okla- homa . . . Scored in double figures six times, with a high of 14 at Fort Hays State after hitting 4-of-5 long-range shots . . . Scored 13 points with four assists and two steals in first-round MIAA Tour- nament win over Central Missouri . . . Had a pair of five-assist games and pulled down season-best eight rebounds in home win over Northeastern State. High School: Named the state’s Male Athlete of the Year by the Oklahoma Coaches Association as a senior at Fort Gibson High School after earning All-State recognition in three sports . . . Aver- aged 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists a game his final season in leading the Tigers to the Class 4A state quarterfinals, claiming District and Muskogee Phoenix MVP recognition . . . Also an All-State wide receiver in football as well as an All- State golfer. Personal: Undecided on a major but wants to become a coach . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite team . . . Birthdate is April 8, 1996. Jordan London Career Statistics Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3PM-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘15-16 30-15 69-137 .504 45-101 .446 24-31 .774 77-2.6 207-6.9 UCO Career Highs Points: 14 vs. Lincoln (1/28/16); at Fort Hays State (1/16/16) Rebounds: 8 vs. vs. Northeastern (2/6/16) Assists: 5, twice Steals: 3, twice Blocks: N/A
  17. 17. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 15 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Cooper Clark No. 24 RS Freshman Guard 6-1, 170 Norman, Okla. Braeden O’Dell No. 2 Freshman Guard 6-0, 170 Marlow, Okla. Multi-talented freshman capable of step- ping in and helping the Bronchos in a variety of ways . . . Fantastic all-around athlete with a bright future ahead and will only get better with experience. High School: Enjoyed phenomenal career as a four-sport star at Marlow High School and was named the Oklahoma Coaches As- sociation Male Athlete of the Year for 2015- 16 . . . Earned All-State honors in football and basketball as a senior for the Outlaws while also capturing a state track title in the 300-meter hurdles and qualifying for the state tournament in golf . . . Averaged 17.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.5 steals as a soph- omore, 19.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals as a junior and 21.3 points last season. Personal: Mechanical engineering major . . . Sister (Ashley) played basketball at Mur- ray State . . . Enjoys playing golf as a hobby . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his top professional team . . . Lists Drake as his favorite musician . . . Birthdate is Aug. 1, 1997. Redshirt freshman looking to help out at a guard spot . . . Picked up valuable experience last year and is eager to get on the court. High School: Two-time All-District and All-Conference pick at Norman High School, finishing as the school’s second-lead- ing all-time scorer . . . Averaged 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists a game as a senior . . . Also lettered in track and field for the Tigers. Personal: Education major looking to be- come a teacher and coach . . . Enjoys playing video games as a hobby . . . Lists Drake as his favorite musician . . . Names the Los Angeles Lakers as his top team . . . Birthdate is Nov. 26, 1996. Alex Ogunseye No. 4 Freshman Guard 6-4, 195 Sapulpa, Okla. Freshman forward who provides quality depth . . . Strong inside player with good shooting touch and a possible redshirt candi- date this season. High School: Prep standout at Sapulpa High School, earning All-Frontier Valley Conference honors his last two years . . . All-State pick as a senior after averaging 13.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.6 steals a game. Personal: Kinesiology major looking for a career in exercise and fitness management . . . Birthdate is Dec. 3, 1997.
  18. 18. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide16 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide Marquis Johnson No. 13 Freshman Guard 5-8, 145 Bethany, Okla. Isaac Leggins No. 33 Freshman Forward 6-3, 250 Oklahoma City, Okla. Freshman forward looking to provide depth . . . Enjoyed stellar high school career and has a bright future ahead. High School: Four-year letterman at Put- nam City West High School, capping career by helping lead the Patriots to the Class 6A state championship last year . . . Had 12 points and seven rebounds in 67-66 finals victory that gave the school its first-ever bas- ketball state title. Personal: Kinesiology major looking to become a sports trainer or physical therapist . . . Enjoys drawing and singing as hobbies . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers as his favorite teams . . . Birthdate is Jan. 11, 1998. Rookie point guard expected to be a key contributor this winter . . . Speedy youngster with great vision on the court and also an outstanding shooter . . . Should see plenty of action off the bench. High School: Led Putnam City West to its first-ever state championship as a senior last season in earning All-District, Oklahoman All-City and All-State accolades . . . Averaged 25.1 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds for the Patriots a year ago. Personal: Undecided on a major . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his top professional team . . . Lists Young Thug as his top musician . . . Birthdate is Jan. 18, 1998.
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  20. 20. 2015-16 Season Review UCO 74, Southeastern 71 DURANT, Okla. (Nov. 13) – Freshman Jordan London nailed a 3-point shot with one second remaining to lift Central Oklahoma to a thrilling 74-71 season-opening victory over Northwestern Oklahoma on the first day of the MIAA/GAC Challenge here Friday night. It was the UCO head coaching debut of Tom Hankins and the Bronchos gave him a win in dramatic fashion after overcoming a 10-point first-half deficit and blowing a 12-point second-half lead. UCO 81, Northwestern 75 DURANT, Okla. (Nov. 14) – Cornell Neal and Garen Wright scored 17 points apiece to lead Central Oklahoma to an 81-75 win over Southeastern Oklahoma here Saturday night on the second day of the MIAA/GAC Challenge. The Bronchos trailed 65-63 with 4:57 left to play before go- ing on a 9-1 run to take the lead for good en route to complet- ing a sweep of the two-day classic after beating Northwestern Oklahoma in overtime Friday night. Neal went 4-of-7 from the field and hit all eight free throw tries in his 17-point outing while adding seven rebounds and five assists. Wright scored 17 on 6-of-10 shooting from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and a 3-of-3 performance from the line in addition to pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds. UCO also got 12 points each from Trai Jordan and Jordan London, with London hitting 4-of-5 long-range shots. UCO 73, Oklahoma Christian 67 OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 17) – Free throw troubles nearly proved fatal, but Central Oklahoma finally survived in double overtime over Oklahoma Christian here Tuesday night. The Bronchos prevailed 73-67 despite making just 8-of-17 foul shots (47.1 percent) in regulation. UCO made 6-of-8 free throws (75.0 percent) in the two extra sessions. It was the second overtime win of the young season for the Bronchos of first-year head coach Tom Hankins, who im- proved to 3-0. Cornell Neal led UCO with 15 points, six rebounds and three steals, while Kendahl Amerson had 14 points. Trai Jordan chipped in 10 rebounds and eight points and Garen Wright also pulled down 10 boards to go with seven points. Southwestern 77, UCO 73 EDMOND (Nov. 24) – Central Oklahoma led nearly the entire game before succumbing to a stunning late-game rally in dropping a 77-73 decision to long-time rival Southwestern Oklahoma Tuesday night at Hamilton Field House. The Bronchos were in front for 36 of the 40 minutes and appeared in good shape with a 73-68 lead with less than a minute to play, but the Bulldogs reeled off nine unanswered points in the final 47 seconds to hand UCO its first loss after a 3-0 start. UCO 90, Oklahoma City 67 EDMOND (Nov. 27) – Jordan London scored all eight of his points during a rapid-fire sequence early in the second half to spark a 12-1 run that put Central Oklahoma in front and the Bronchos went on to a 90-67 drubbing of Oklahoma City Friday night at Hamilton Field House on the first day of the UCO Thanksgiving Classic. UCO was down 45-44 early in the second before London caught fire, hitting a layup and two 3-pointers in a one-min- ute, 24-second span as the Bronchos sprinted out to a 56-46 lead. The Stars never responded and UCO steadily pulled away the rest of the game in improving to 4-1. The Bronchos outscored OCU 50-26 in the second half after trailing 41-40 at halftime. Southern Nazarene 79, UCO 74 EDMOND (Nov. 28) – Garen Wright had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for Central Oklahoma as the Bronchos fell to Southern Nazarene 79-74 Saturday night at Hamilton Field House on the second day of the UCO Thanksgiving Classic. UCO struggled with its long-range shooting all night, fin- ishing just 4-of-21 (19.0 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc in dropping to 4-2 on the season. Wright made 6-of-14 shots with one 3-pointer and was just 2-of-6 from the line in his 15-point outing while also hauling in 15 rebounds --including 11 on the defensive end – and making two steals in 32 minutes off the bench. Seth Heckart added 12 points, Cornell Neal contributed 10 points, five assists and three steals and Trai Jordan had nine points and nine rebounds. Missouri Southern 81, UCO 66 JOPLIN, Mo. (Dec. 3) – Central Oklahoma fell behind late in the first half and could never quite catch up the rest of the way in dropping an 81-66 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athlet- ics Association decision to Missouri Southern here Thursday night. The game was tied 20-all with 9:23 left in the half, but the Lions surged in front 37-30 by intermission and UCO was forced to battle from behind the rest of the way. The Bronchos were within four points with less than seven minutes left before MSSU used a 9-0 run to take control en route to handing UCO its second straight loss in the league opener for both teams. PIttsburg State 74, UCO 71 PITTSBURG, Kan. (Dec. 5) – Pittsburg State outscored Central Oklahoma 8-2 down the stretch to hand the Bronchos a tough 74-71 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Associa- tion setback here Saturday afternoon. UCO led by 13 at halftime and was up three at 69-66 after Kendahl Amerson hit a 3-pointer with 1:53 left to play. A turnover and missed shot helped the Gorillas score six unan- swered points in taking a 72-69 lead with 17 seconds remain- ing. Trai Jordan made two free throws at 0:08 to pull the Bron- chos within 72-71, but PSU answered with two foul shots of its own at 0:06 to make it 74-71 and Garen Wright’s tying 3-point try at the buzzer was off the mark. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide18 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  21. 21. Lincoln 84, UCO 79 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 12) – A second-half shooting slump put Central Oklahoma in a big hole and the Bronchos couldn’t quite recover in falling to Lincoln 84-79 here Saturday afternoon. UCO trimmed a 12-point deficit to three in the final min- ute, but the Blue Tigers made six straight free throws down the stretch to hang on in handing the Bronchos their fourth straight loss. Three of those defeats have been by five points or less as UCO dropped to 4-5 on the season and 0-3 in the Mid-Amer- ica Intercollegiate Athletics Association. LU improved to 5-3 and 1-1. UCO 66, Lindenwood 59 ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Dec. 14) – Kendahl Amerson scored 12 of his team-high 22 points in the final four minutes to lead Central Oklahoma to a streak-snapping 66-59 victory over Lindenwood here Monday night. The Bronchos never trailed after using a 17-5 run to open up a 23-13 first-half lead, but needed Amerson’s late-game heroics to hold off the hard-charging Lions down the stretch and end a four-game losing skid. Amerson needed just 18 minutes to collect his game-high 22 points, coming off the bench to hit 6-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers and all six free throw attempts. The Bronchos also got 10 points apiece from Jordan London and Cornell Neal, while Jarred Bairstow contributed 10 key rebounds and two blocked shots. Northeastern State 92, UCO 73 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (Dec. 19) – Central Oklahoma couldn’t keep up with hot-shooting Northeastern State in the second half and the road-weary Bronchos dropped a 92-73 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association decision here Saturday afternoon. UCO led 36-34 at halftime, but the RiverHawks made seven 3-point bombs in the final 20 minutes to surge in front and then pull away down the stretch. NSU ended up shooting 54.5 percent (30-of-55) for the game, including a sizzling 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from beyond the arc. It was the fifth loss in six games for the Bronchos, who were playing their fifth straight road game. UCO fell to 5-6 overall and 1-4 in the conference, while the RiverHawks improved to 2-7 and 1-4. UCO made only 7-of-23 long-range shots. Kendahl Amerson led the Bronchos with 20 points, while Cornell Neal added 18 and Seth Heckart 10. Northwest Missouri 78, UCO 59 MARYVILLE, Mo. (Jan. 2) – It was the tale of two drasti- cally different halves for Central Oklahoma here Saturday as the Bronchos fell to Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Northwest Missouri 78-59. UCO built a 38-29 halftime lead behind 53.3-percent shooting, but made just 5-of-26 shots (19.2 percent) in the final 20 minutes. The Bearcats, meanwhile, nailed a sizzling 68.0 percent (17-of-25) of their second-half field goal tries in outscoring the Bronchos 48-21. Corey Alpough scored a season-high 17 points off the bench to lead UCO, hitting 8-of-15 shots while adding five re- bounds. Bairstow had a fine all-around game with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and two steals. Missouri Western 77, UCO 60 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Jan. 4) – Central Oklahoma fell behind late in the first half and never recovered en route to a 77-60 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association loss to Missouri Western here Monday night. The Bronchos led 20-14 after the first 13 minutes, but the Griffons ended the half with a 19-8 run in taking a 33-28 lead and then scored the first 10 points of the second half to take control. Cornell Neal scored 21 points to lead UCO, hitting 6-of- 10 shots with two 3-pointers and 7-of-9 free throws. Garen Wright added 15 points and six rebounds for the Bronchos, who shot just 38.9 percent (21-of-54) from the field and 27.3 percent (6-of-22) from 3-point range. UCO 84, Emporia State 74 EDMOND (Jan. 7) – Cornell Neal and Kendahl Amerson led a sensational first-half rally that sparked Central Oklaho- ma to an 84-74 victory over Emporia State Thursday night at Hamilton Field House. Neal scored 11 points and Amerson 10 over the final 13 minutes of the opening half as the Bronchos turned a sev- en-point deficit into an 11-point lead and UCO led by as many as 22 in the second half before surviving some anxious moments down the stretch. Neal hit 8-of-10 shots with a pair of 3-pointers and 4-of-6 free throws to finish with a season-high 22 points while add- ing five rebounds and five assists. Amerson ended up with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting with one trey. UCO 98, Washburn 92 EDMOND (Jan. 9) – Cornell Neal scored four points in the final 14 seconds of regulation to force overtime and then hit a 3-pointer early in the extra period to propel Central Okla- homa past Washburn 98-92 Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House. The Bronchos led most of the game, but were down 81-77 in the final seconds before Neal’s late heroics forced OT. The Bronchos never trailed in the five-minute extra session after Neal swished a 3-pointer from the top of the key 31 seconds in. UCO 71, Nebraska-Kearney 61 KEARNEY, Neb. (Jan. 14) – Jarred Bairstow dominated the opening minutes in staking Central Oklahoma to a big early lead and the Bronchos rode a staunch defensive effort to a 71- 61 victory over Nebraska-Kearney here Thursday night. The Australian senior scored the first eight points of the game and had 10 points and three rebounds after four minutes as UCO raced to a quick double-digit lead en route to its third straight win. The Bronchos limited UNK to 36.5-percent shooting from the field and -- with Garen Wright leading the way -- held scoring ace Connor Beranek to nine points, nearly 17 under his 25.7 average that ranks second in the Mid-America Inter- collegiate Athletics Association. 2015-16 Season Review 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 19 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  22. 22. Fort Hays State 91, UCO 74 HAYS, Kan. (Jan. 16) – Fort Hays State took control early and rode uncanny 3-point accuracy to a 91-74 Mid-Ameri- ca Intercollegiate Athletics Association victory over Central Oklahoma here Saturday afternoon. The Tigers hit three long-range bombs in the opening two minutes to grab a 9-0 lead and the Bronchos never recovered in falling to 8-9 on the season and 4-7 in the league. FHSU, which improved to 13-4 and 7-4, made 15-of-22 attempts from beyond the arc for a sizzling 68.2 percent while also outrebounding UCO 32-18. Jordan London and Garen Wright scored 14 points apiece to lead the Bronchos, with London making 4-of-5 from 3-point range and Wright adding four rebounds. Cornell Neal and Corey Alpough had 11 points each, while Trai Jordan chipped in eight points and five rebounds. UCO, Southwest Baptist EDMOND (Jan. 21) – Cornell Neal drilled a 3-pointer at the end of the first half to put Central Oklahoma in front to stay and the Bronchos went on to topple Southwest Baptist 80- 69 Thursday night at Hamilton Field House. Neal’s buzzer-beater highlighted a 15-2 run sandwiching halftime that turned a four-point deficit into a nine-point lead and UCO was never threatened again en route to its fourth win in five games. Neal led four players in double figures with a game-high 20 points, making an assortment of driving layups and short jumpers in addition to the one trey while also dishing out six assists and pulling down five rebounds. Garen Wright added 15 points and three assists, Seth Heckart had 12 points, two assists and two steals and Kendahl Amerson chipped in 12 points and two assists. UCO 90, Central Missouri 86 EDMOND (Jan. 23) – Cornell Neal hit the go-ahead 3-pointer and scored seven of his season-high 26 points in the second overtime to propel Central Oklahoma to a thrilling 90-86 victory over Central Missouri Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House. It was the fifth win in six games for the Bronchos, who got a last-second 3-pointer from Garen Wright in forcing the first extra session and a buzzer-beating layup from Neal to arrange the second. Neal was 8-of-17 form the field with two treys and 8-of-13 from the line in his 26-point outing while adding seven steals and four rebounds. UCO also got 16 points and five rebounds apiece from Bair- stow and Wright, with Trai Jordan contributing seven points and a career-high 11 rebounds. UCO 105, Lincoln 78 EDMOND (Jan. 28) – Jarred Bairstow and Kendahl Am- erson put on a shooting clinic to spur Central Oklahoma to an impressive 105-78 drubbing of Lincoln Thursday night at Hamilton Field House. The twosome combined for 43 points while hitting 16-of-17 shots – including all eight 3-point attempts – and 3-of-3 free throws as the Bronchos raced to their third straight win and the sixth in the last seven outings. Bairstow was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field with three treys and 2-of-2 from the foul line in a career-best 23-point outing, while Amerson made 7-of-8 shots with five long-range bombs and his lone free throw in scoring 20 points. Lindenwood 69, UCO 60 EDMOND (Jan. 30) – Central Oklahoma had a tough time against the best defensive team in the Mid-America Intercol- legiate Athletics Association and dropped a 69-60 decision to Lindenwood Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House. The Bronchos struggled throughout against a Lion squad featuring a front line that went 6-foot-7, 6-foot-9 and 7-foot-1 and shot a season-low 33.3 percent (22-of-66) from the field in having a three-game winning streak snapped. Trai Jordan had 11 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and five steals to lead the Bronchos, who ended up outrebounding LU 40- 33. Cornell Neal scored a team-high 16 points with four assists. UCO also got 11 points and seven rebounds from Garen Wright and 10 points from Jarred Bairstow. UCO 70, Northeastern State 66 EDMOND (Feb. 6) – Seth Heckart drained two pres- sure-packed free throws with 14 seconds left to seal the deal as Central Oklahoma staved off hard-charging Northeastern State 70-66 Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House. The Bronchos never trailed, led by 14 points at halftime and were up 16 in the second half before holding on down the stretch for their seventh win in nine outings. Trai Jordan and Corey Alpough had 11 points apiece to lead a balanced attack, with Al- pough adding nine rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Cornell Neal, Jordan London and Kendahl Amerson added nine points each, while Heckart finished with seven points, four assists and two steals. Northwest Missouri 77, UCO 61 EDMOND (Feb. 11) – League-leading Northwest Missouri took control early and Central Oklahoma could never catch up in dropping a 77-61 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association decision Thursday night at Hamilton Field House. The Bronchos led only once, trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half and were down 24 in the second before rallying. UCO cut its deficit to 10 in the final minutes, but the Bearcats ended the game with an 8-2 spurt to close it out. Garen Wright led UCO with 16 points, making 4-of-7 shots and 7-of-8 free throws. Seth Heckart had three 3-pointers in scoring 11 points, Jarred Bairstow was 6-of-6 from the line in an 11-point outing and Cornell Neal added 10 points. Missouri Western 88, UCO 84 EDMOND (Feb. 13) – Missouri Western unleashed a lethal second-half 3-point barrage on Central Oklahoma to rally from big halftime hole and hand the Bronchos a tough 88-84 overtime setback Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House. The Griffons made 11-of-16 shots (68.8 percent) from beyond the arc in the final half, hitting the last one with 2.7 seconds left in regulation to force a 76-all stalemate. The loss ruined a sensational effort by Seth Heckart, who made 7-of-10 long-distance shots and a pair of free throws in scoring a team-high 23 points to go with four rebounds and two assists. The senior sharpshooter moved into fifth place on UCO’s all-time 3-pointer list with 210. 2015-16 Season Review 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide20 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  23. 23. Emporia State 80, UCO 70 EMPORIA, Kan. (Feb. 17) – Emporia State used a siz- zling first-half shooting stretch to open up a big lead and short-handed Central Oklahoma never quite recovered in dropping an 80-70 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association decision here Wednesday night at W.L. White Auditorium. The Bronchos trailed just 22-20 after Corey Alpough’s blocked shot led to a fast-break layup by Cornell Neal, but the Hornets responded with a back-breaking 22-3 run during a rapid-fire four-minute spurt. ESU made eight straight shots – including four 3-pointers – in stretching its lead to 21 (44-23) with 1:55 left in the half and a furious late-game rally that got UCO within nine wasn’t enough. Neal led UCO with 19 points, while Seth Heckart added 13 points and three assists. Jordan London and Alpough chipped in nine points each. UCO 71, Washburn 60 TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 20) – Seth Heckart joined an exclu- sive club and Jacob Strassle was big off the bench in guiding Central Oklahoma past Washburn 71-60 Thursday night at Lee Arena. Heckart scored a game-high 19 points in becoming the 42nd player in school history to go over the 1,000 mark in career points, while Strassle had a season-high 12 points as the Bronchos snapped a three-game losing streak in the key Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association contest. UCO evened its record at 13-13 and moved to ninth in the league standings at 9-11 while dropping the Ichabods to 14-11 and 10-10. The top 12 teams make the MIAA Post-season Tournament, with the top four earning first-round byes while teams 5-8 host teams 9-12. Heckart hit 7-of-10 shots with five 3-pointers in his 19-point outing while adding three steals and two assists. Strassle made 5-of-8 field goal attempts with a pair of treys in addition to pulling down five rebounds and Jarred Bairstow chipped in nine points and a team-high eight boards. UCO 75, Nebraska-Kearney 68 EDMOND (Feb. 25) – Trai Jordan had a pair of fierce first- half dunks off steals and length-of-the-court drives to spur Central Oklahoma past Nebraska-Kearney 75-68 Thursday night at Hamilton Field House. The Bronchos never trailed after taking a 7-6 lead on a Seth Heckart 3-pointer early in the game and led by as many as 16 in the key Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association victory. The Bronchos had their second-best shooting game of the season in hitting 29-of-49 field goals (59.2 percent), making 10-of-20 tries (50.0 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc. Jordan finished with three dunks and led UCO’s balanced attack with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting while adding a game- high eight rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals. Heckart drained four treys in a 12-point, seven-rebound, three-assist outing, with Cornell Neal adding 12 points and seven assists and Josh Holliday 10 points. UCO 67, Fort Hays State 54 EDMOND (Feb. 27) – Trai Jordan had another dominating effort inside and Jacob Strassle scored a career-high 14 points in a rare start to catapult Central Oklahoma past Fort Hays State 67-54 Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House. Jordan had 10 points, a career-best 14 rebounds and two blocked shots, while Strassle added four rebounds and two steals to his 14-point outing in just the 11th start of his four- year career on Senior Day. It was the third straight win for the Bronchos, who finished the regular season 15-13 and ended up in a five-way tie for fifth in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association standings. The Tigers fell to 19-9 and 13-9. UCO 94, Central Missouri 74 EDMOND (March 1) – Seth Heckart set the tone 30 sec- onds into the game and it didn’t take long for Jarred Bairstow and Josh Holliday to join Central Oklahoma’s 3-point party Tuesday night at Hamilton Field House. The Bronchos broke out of the gate quickly behind a torrid long-distance shooting display and went on to throttle Central Missouri 94-74 in the first round of the Mid-America Inter- collegiate Athletics Association Post-season Tournament. The Bronchos finished with a season-high 16 treys, shooting 55.2 percent (16-of-29) from beyond the arc and 58.5 percent (31-of-53) overall. Bairstow led the way with a career-high 24 points, making 8-of-14 shots with four 3-pointers and all four free throw tries while adding six rebounds and two assists. Holliday was deadly off the bench, hitting his first eight shots – including five treys – and tying a season high with 21 points. Heckart was 5-of-5 from the field with four 3-pointers and 2-of-2 from the line in a 16-point outing. Bairstow, Holliday and Heckart combined for 13 3-pointers and 61 points. Jordan London added 13 points, four assists and two steals and Corey Alpough pitched in eight points and five boards. Fort Hays State 67, UCO 61 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 4) – A six-minute scoreless stretch early in the second half was Central Oklahoma’s un- doing in the quarterfinals of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Post-season Tournament here Friday night. The Bronchos missed five shots and had five turnovers during the decisive span to see a one-point lead turn into a 10-point deficit and a late rally fell short as UCO dropped a 67-61 decision to Fort Hays State at Municipal Auditorium. The Tigers improved to 20-9 and moved into Saturday’s semifinals against Northwest Missouri, while the Bronchos had a four-game winning streak ended in finishing the season 16-14. Jarred Bairstow led UCO with 17 points, while Cornell Neal added 11 points as the only other player in double figures. Corey Alpough had eight points off the bench and Trai Jordan chipped in a team-high nine rebounds and seven points. 2015-16 Season Review 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 21 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  24. 24. 2015-16 Individual Statistics Date (Day) Opponent Site Time Nov. 13 (Friday) Northwestern Oklahoma W 74-71 Nov. 14 (Saturday) Southeastern Oklahoma W 81-75 Nov. 17 (Tuesday) Oklahoma Christian W 73-67 Nov. 24 (Tuesday) Southwestern Oklahoma State L 77-73 Nov. 27 (Friday) Oklahoma City W 90-67 Nov. 28 (Saturday) Southern Nazarene L 79-74 Dec. 3 (Thursday) Missouri Southern* L 81-66 Dec. 5 (Saturday) Pittsburg State* L 74-71 Dct. 12 (Saturday) Lincoln* L 84-79 Dec. 14 (Monday) Lindenwood* W 66-59 Dec. 19 (Saturday) Northeastern State* L 92-73 Jan. 2 (Saturday) Northwest Missouri* L 78-59 Jan. 4 (Monday) Missouri Western* L 77-60 Jan. 7 (Thursday) Emporia State* W 84-74 Jan. 9 (Saturday) Washburn* W 98-92 Jan. 14 (Thursday) Nebraska-Kearney* W 71-61 Jan. 16 (Saturday) Fort Hays State* L 91-74 Jan. 21 (Thursday) Southwest Baptist* W 80-69 Jan. 23 (Saturday) Central Missouri* W 90-86 Jan. 28 (Thursday) Lincoln* W 105-78 Jan. 30 (Saturday) Lindenwood* L 69-60 Feb. 6 (Saturday) Northeastern State* W 70-66 Feb. 11 (Thursday) Northwest Missouri* L 77-61 Feb. 13 (Saturday) Missouri Western* L 88-84 Feb. 17 (Wednesday) Emporia State* L 80-70 Feb. 20 (Saturday) Washburn* W 71-60 Feb. 25 (Thursday) Nebraska-Kearney* W 75-68 Feb. 27 (Saturday) Fort Hays State* W 67-54 MIAA Conference Tournament March 1 (Tuesday) Central Missouri W 94-74 March 4 (Friday) Fort Hays State L 67-61 2015-16 Season Results No. Player GP-GS FG-FGA Pct 3PM-3PA Pct FTM-FTA Pct Reb. Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts.-Avg 05 Neal,Cornell................................... 30-25 126-286 .441 19-73 .260 128-168 .762 107 3.6 83 2 116 91 7 51 399-13.3 32 Amerson,Kendahl.......................... 21-8 82-207 .396 42-114 .368 45-56 .804 43 2.0 42 1 28 41 4 9 251-12.0 00 Wright,Garen................................. 24-18 88-179 .492 11-36 .306 75-111 .676 128 5.3 39 0 38 45 2 17 262-10.9 03 Heckart,Seth................................... 27-23 78-191 .408 49-137 .358 39-47 .830 84 3.1 64 0 61 30 2 34 244-9.0 04 Bairstow,Jarred............................... 30-24 98-208 .471 23-55 .418 47-59 .797 134 4.5 77 2 25 34 13 17 266-8.9 01 Jordan,Trai...................................... 30-30 74-125 .592 0-0 .000 70-144 .486 188 6.3 92 4 43 44 33 32 218-7.3 14 London,Jordan............................... 30-15 69-137 .504 45-101 .446 24-31 .774 77 2.6 60 1 51 42 0 26 207-6.9 11 Holliday,Josh................................... 23-0 54-125 .432 25-65 .385 12-18 .667 40 1.7 32 1 19 31 1 13 145-6.3 02 Alpough,Corey............................... 28-0 64-137 .467 2-4 .500 33-46 .717 80 2.9 50 2 4 28 13 13 163-5.8 23 Byford,Corbin.................................. 2-1 4-9 .444 0-0 .000 2-3 .667 9 4.5 3 0 0 2 0 1 10-5.0 20 Strassle,Jacob................................... 29-6 29-71 .408 12-33 .364 7-13 .538 46 1.6 48 1 9 15 5 11 77-2.7 13 Kerr,Jace............................................ 6-0 3-6 .500 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 3 0.5 1 0 0 1 0 1 7-0.2 12 Hicks,Taylor..................................... 6-0 2-6 .333 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 3 0.5 3 0 2 0 1 1 5-0.8 10 Kilborn,Garrett................................ 2-0 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0.0 33 Thelen,Logan................................... 4-0 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 0.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0-0.0 Total............................................. 30 771-1691 .456 230-624 .369 482-696 .693 1028 34.3 595 14 396 417 81 226 2254-75.1 Opponents................................... 30 748-1685 .444 262-675 .388 477-655 .728 1016 33.9 618 - 383 432 79 199 2235-74.5 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide22 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  25. 25. 2015-16 MIAA Standings MIAA Overall Place Team W-L Pct. W-L Pct. 1. Northwest Missouri 19-3 .864 27-6 .818 2. Nebraska Kearney 14-8 .636 21-12 .636 3. Missouri Southern 14-8 .636 18-12 .600 4. Fort Hays State 13-9 .591 20-11 .645 5. Central Oklahoma 11-11 .500 16-14 .533 6. Washburn 11-11 .500 15-13 .536 7. Lincoln 11-11 .500 16-14 .533 8. Pittsburg State 11-11 .500 16-13 .552 9. Lindenwood 11-11 .500 16-14 .533 1 Emporia State 10-12 .455 13-16 .448 11. Missouri Western 9-13 .409 12-18 .400 12. Central Missouri 8-14 .364 14-15 .483 13. Northeastern State 7-15 .318 8-18 .308 14. Southwest Baptist 5-17 .227 10-18 .357 2015-16 All-MIAA Teams First Team Justin Pitts, G, So., Northwest Missouri State; Connor Beranek, F, Sr., Nebraska-Kearney; Taevaunn Prince, G/F, Sr., Missouri Southern; Cory Arentsen, G/F, Sr., Lindenwood; Rob Davis, G, Jr., Fort Hays State; All-MIAA Second Team Terrence Moore, G, Sr., Emporia State; Anthony Virdure, G, Jr., Lincoln; Josiah Gustafson, G, Jr., Pittsburg State; Ethan Brozek, C, Sr., Nebraska-Kearney; Conner Crooker, G, Sr., Northwest Missouri State; All-MIAA Third Team Craig Nicholson, G, Sr., Fort Hays State; Trey Lansman, F, So., Nebraska-Kearney; Dom Samac, F, Sr., Fort Hays State; Charlie Brown, G, So., Missouri Southern; Zach Schneider, F, Jr., Northwest Missouri State; All-MIAA Defensive Team Brady Skeens, F, So., Washburn; Stanislas Heili, C, Sr., Lindenwood; Terrence Moore, G, Sr., Emporia State; Javis Flynn, G, Sr., Pittsburg State; Ethan Brozek, C, Sr., Nebraska-Kearney; All-MIAA Honorable Mention D’Marnier Cunningham, Central Missouri; Spencer Reaves, Central Missouri; Seth Heckart, Central Oklahoma; Cornell Neal, Central Oklahoma; Charles McKinney, Emporia State; Kevin Allen, Emporia State; Jaylon Smith, Lincoln; Austin Wright, Missouri Southern; Aaron Emmanuel, Missouri Western; Trey Mohair, Northeastern State; Dakota Caudill, Northeastern State; Chris-Ebou Ndow, Northwest Missou- ri State; Trey Starks, Pittsburg State; Javis Flynn, Pittsburg State; Logan Hovey, Southwest Baptist; Javion Blake, Washburn; Brady Skeens, Washburn 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 23 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
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  27. 27. Central Oklahoma Records Individual Records Most Points Game: 52, Eddie Robinson vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1999. Season: 865, Joe Newton, 1997-98. Career: 2,148, Wesley Clark, 1975-79. Most Field Goals Made Game: 19, Eddie Robinson vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1999 (attempted 27). Season: 305, Eddie Robinson, 1998-99 (attempted 550). Career: 887, Wesley Clark, 1975-79 (attempted 1,431). Most Field Goals Attempted Game: 34, Marlon Dawson vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2001 (made 13). Season: 642, Joe Newton, 1997-98 (made 298). Career: 1,431, Wesley Clark, 1975-79 (Made 887). Best Field Goal Percentage Game: 100%, DeWayne Rogers vs. Eastern New Mexico, Feb. 3, 1996 (11-of-11); James Morris vs. Eastern New Mexico, Feb. 15, 1992 (10-of-10) and Morris vs. Wayne State, Dec. 1, 1990 (13-of-13). Minimum 10 attempts. Season: 68.9%, James Morris, 1991-92 (195-of-283). Mini- mum 150 attempts. Career: 66.7%, James Morris, 1990-93 (532-of-798). Minimum 500 attempts. Most 3-Point Field Goals Made Game: 11, Marlon Dawson vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2001 (attempted 28) and Shawn Williams vs. Ne- braska-Kearney, Dec. 10, 1990 (attempted 21). Season: 139, Shawn Pughsley, 1997-98 (attempted 303). Career: 263, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (attempted 698). Most 3-Point Field Goals Attempted Game: 28, Marlon Dawson vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2001 (made 11). Season: 318, Shawn Williams, 1990-91 (made 129). Career: 698, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (made 263). Best 3-Point Field Goal Percentage Game: 100%, David Thomas vs. Midwestern State, Nov. 25, 2008 (6-of-6) and Scott Moody vs. Eastern New Mex- ico, Feb. 1, 1988 (5-of-5). Minimum five attempts. Season: 46.5%, Marlon Brown, 1990-91 (47-of-101). Minimum 75 attempts. Career: 45.9%, Shawn Pughsley, 1997-98 (139-of-303). Minimum 200 attempts. Most Free Throws Made Game: 23, Alex Wright vs. Southeastern, Feb. 5, 1992 (at- tempted 25) and William Cotton vs. Pittsburg State, Dec. 17, 1963 (attempted 26). Season: 187, Joe Newton, 1997-98 (attempted 268). Career: 511, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (attempted 652). Most Free Throws Attempted Game: 26, Tyshon Fisher vs. Midwestern State, Feb. 10, 1996 (made 19) and William Cotton vs. Pittsburg State, Dec. 17, 1963 (made 23). Season: 268, Joe Newton, 1997-98 (made 187). Career: 652, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (made 511). Best Free Throw Percentage Game: 100%, seven players. Most recent - Josh Gibbs vs. Emporia State, Feb. 15, 2014 (11-of-11). Minimum 10 attempts. Season: 90.1%, Troy Denwalt, 1974-75 (109-of-121). Minimum 100 attempts. Career: 83.3%, Alex Wright, 1991-93 (310-of-372). Minimum 300 attempts. Most Rebounds Game: 25, Tony Bolar vs. Eastern New Mexico, Jan. 12, 1974. Season: 362, Wesley Clark, 1975-76. Career: 1,169, Wesley Clark, 1975-79. Most Assists Game: 17, Zoderick Green vs. Tarleton State, Feb. 25, 1995. Season: 233, Reggie Evans, 1991-92 Career: 539, David Factor, 1995-99. Most Steals Game: 8, four players. Most recent - David Thomas vs. Abilene Christian, Dec. 1, 2007. Season: 110, Joe Newton, 1997-98. Career: 208, David Factor, 1995-99. Most Blocked Shots Game: 8, JohnnyTyson vs.TexasA&M-Kingsville, Jan. 29, 1994 and Fred Tyler vs. Bridgeport, March 26, 1992. Season: 126, Johnny Tyson, 1993-94. Career: 147, Jason Pritchett, 2000-03. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 25 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  28. 28. Central Oklahoma Records Scoring Top 10 Games Rank Points Player Opponent Season 1. 52 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 2. 51 Alex Wright Oklahoma Panhandle 1991-92 3. 50 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 4. 47 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 5. 45 Alex Wright Eastern New Mexico 1992-93 6. 44 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 6. 44 Alex Wright Eastern New Mexico 1992-93 6. 44 James Morris Stonehill 1990-91 6. 44 Charles Crosby Cameron 1981-82 10. 43 Wesley Clark Eastern New Mexico 1978-79 Top 40 Seasons Rank Points Player Season Avg. 1. 865 Joe Newton 1997-98 27.0 2. 848 Alex Wright 1992-93 30.3 3. 789 Alex Wright 1991-92 24.7 4. 729 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 28.0 5. 689 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 20.9 6. 680 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 23.4 7. 668 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 25.7 8. 650 Sam Belt 2007-08 19.1 9. 648 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 21.6 10. 646 Junie Sanders 1994-95 21.5 11. 630 Wesley Clark 1975-76 21.7 12. 610 Zoderick Green 1994-95 20.3 13. 587 Reggie Evans 1991-92 18.3 14. 579 Larry Wood 1954-55 24.1 15. 576 Dauntae Williams 2009-10 19.9 16. 574 Van Smith 1958-59 18.5 17. 569 Anthony Brown 2006-07 20.3 18. 567 William Cotton 1963-64 20.3 19. 567 Wesley Clark 1978-79 27.0 20. 566 Shawn Williams 1990-91 19.5 21. 565 David Foote 1990-91 18.8 22. 562 Kelvin McCain 1988-89 20.8 23. 559 Shawn Pughsley 1997-98 17.5 24. 554 Junie Sanders 1993-94 21.3 25. 553 Tyrone Hopkins 1996-97 24.0 26. 550 Mark Martinovich 1986-87 19.2 27. 543 Demario Jones 2002-03 18.7 28. 538 Fred Tyler 1992-93 18.6 29. 534 Reggie Evans 1987-88 19.8 30. 530 Shawn Williams 1989-90 18.9 31. 529 Dantrail Coleman 2001-02 20.3 32. 523 Terry Anderson 1978-79 18.7 33. 521 Anthony Brown 2005-06 17.4 33. 521 Wesley Clark 1977-78 19.3 35. 507 Josh Gibbs 2012-13 17.5 36. 505 Lance Harper 2008-09 16.8 37. 500 Sam Belt 2006-07 17.9 37. 500 Bryce Vann 1958-59 16.1 39. 492 Deshone Henderson 2003-04 17.6 40. 487 Dante Harris 1999-00 19.5 Single-Season Scoring Average Leaders Rank Avg. Player Games Points Season 1. 30.3 Alex Wright 28 848 1992-93 2. 28.0 Eddie Robinson 26 729 1998-99 3. 27.0 Joe Newton 32 865 1997-98 4. 27.0 Wesley Clark 21 567 1978-79 5. 25.7 Marlon Dawson 27 668 2000-01 1,000-Point Career Scorers Rank Points Player Years 1. 2,148 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 1,918 Sam Belt 2004-08 3. 1,850 Larry Wood 1952-55 4. 1,659 Leo Holland 1954-58 5. 1,637 Alex Wright 1991-93 6. 1,501 S.L. Shofner 1949-53 7. 1,429 Reggie Evans 1986-92 8. 1,420 Alfred Murrell 1963-67 9. 1,377 William Cotton 1962-65 10. 1,353 Bryce Vann 1958-61 11. 1,341 Don Burget 1950-54 12. 1,330 Chuck Kersgieter 1982-86 13. 1,326 Van Smith 1956-59 14. 1,315 Joe Newton 1996-98 15. 1,308 Steve Austin 1979-83 16. 1,297 James Morris 1990-93 17. 1,293 Willie Malone 1961-65 18. 1,265 Dauntae Williams 2009-11 19. 1,264 Troy Denwalt 1972-76 20. 1,255 Joe Sheets 1971-75 21. 1,248 Terry Anderson 1975-79 22. 1,233 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-97 23. 1,210 Howard Stutte 1965-69 24. 1,207 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 25. 1,200 Junie Sanders 1993-95 26. 1,155 Josh Gibbs 2012-14 27. 1,129 Eddie Robinson 1997-99 28. 1,110 Charles Crosby 1978-82 29. 1,102 James Keith 1966-70 30. 1,096 Shawn Williams 1989-91 31. 1,092 Bill Ballew 1946-50 32. 1,090 Anthony Brown 2005-07 33. 1,083 Zoderick Green 1993-95 34. 1,072 Tyler Phillips 2007-12 35. 1,054 John Roseburr 1970-74 36. 1,050 Seth Heckart 2012-16 37. 1,033 Mike Mimms 1965-69 38. 1,032 Shane Carroll 2008-12 39. 1,030 Eligha Bell 1970-74 40. 1,021 Scott Streller 1985-89 41. 1,013 Marvin Harris 1958-62 42. 1,003 Mark Martinovich 1985-87 Rebounding Top 10 Games Rank Reb. Player Opponent Season 1. 25 Tony Bolar Eastern New Mexico 1973-74 2. 21 Josh Gibbs SW Christian 2013-14 2. 21 Josh Gibbs USAO 2013-14 2. 21 Herman Stevenson Phillips 1963-64 2. 21 Wesley Clark Langston 1976-77 6. 20 Eight times by six players Top 20 Seasons Rank Rebounds Name Season Avg. 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide26 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  29. 29. Central Oklahoma Records 1. 362 Wesley Clark 1975-76 12.5 2. 344 Eligha Bell 1972-73 11.9 3. 339 Fran Siebuhr 1958-59 10.9 4. 337 Fred Tyler 1992-93 11.6 5. 333 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 11.1 6. 317 Eligha Bell 1971-72 11.7 7. 308 Junie Sanders 1994-95 10.3 8. 307 Bryce Vann 1958-59 9.9 9. 303 James Keith 1968-69 9.8 10. 302 Devin Baker 1997-98 9.4 11. 300 Marcus Penny 1979-80 10.7 12. 298 Wesley Clark 1977-78 11.0 13. 285 Ferney Presley 1959-60 12.4 14. 283 Marlon Brown 1990-91 9.4 15. 280 Bobby Harris 1988-89 10.4 16. 273 J.W. Lockett 1958-59 8.8 17. 268 Bobby Harris 1989-90 9.2 18. 266 Willie Malone 1961-62 10.2 19. 265 Sam Belt 2007-08 7.8 20. 264 Wesley Clark 1976-77 10.6 Single-Season Rebound Average Leaders Rank Avg. Player Games Rebounds Season 1. 12.5 Wesley Clark 29 362 1975-76 2. 12.4 Ferney Presley 23 285 1959-60 3. 11.9 Eligha Bell 29 344 1972-73 4. 11.7 Eligha Bell 27 317 1971-72 4. 11.7 Wesley Clark 21 245 1978-79 Top 10 Careers Rank Rebounds Player Years 1. 1,169 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 1,061 Eligha Bell 1970-74 3. 845 Sam Belt 2004-08 4. 835 Alfred Murrell 1963-66 5. 787 Bryce Vann 1958-61 6. 764 James Keith 1966-70 6. 764 Charles Crosby 1978-82 8. 743 Steve Austin 1979-83 9. 737 Jason Pritchett 2000-03 10. 718 Willie Malone 1961-65 Field Goals Made Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 19 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 2. 18 Alex Wright Oklahoma Panhandle 1991-92 2. 18 Eddie Robinson Eastern New Mexico 1998-99 4. 17 Eddie Robinson Harding 1998-99 4. 17 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 4. 17 Tyrone Hopkins Eastern New Mexico 1996-97 4. 17 James Morris Stonehill 1990-91 8. 16 Dante Harris Mid-America 1999-00 8. 16 Alex Wright Eastern New Mexico 1992-93 8. 16 Kelvin McCain Cameron 1988-89 8. 16 Charles Crosby Cameron 1981-82 8. 16 Wesley Clark Washburn 1975-76 8. 16 James Dawson Northwestern Okla. 1969-70 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 305 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 2. 298 Joe Newton 1997-98 3. 293 Alex Wright 1992-93 4. 277 Wesley Clark 1975-76 4. 277 Alex Wright 1991-92 6. 266 Junie Sanders 1994-95 7. 234 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 8. 233 Van Smith 1958-59 9. 229 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 10. 228 Anthony Brown 2006-07 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 887 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 577 Sam Belt 2004-08 3. 570 Alex Wright 1991-93 4. 540 Willie Malone 1961-65 5. 490 Joe Sheets 1972-75 Field Goals Attempted Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 34 Marlon Dawson Southeastern Okla. 2000-01 2. 32 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 3. 31 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 3. 31 Shawn Williams Stonehill 1990-91 5. 30 Eddie Robinson Montana St.-Billings 1998-99 5. 30 Eddie Robinson East Central 1998-99 5. 30 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 5. 30 Mark Martinovich Langston 1986-87 9. 29 Joe Newton TX A&M-Commerce 1997-98 9. 29 Alex Wright Baptist Christian 1992-93 9. 29 Alfred Murrell Southwest Missouri 1965-66 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 642 Joe Newton 1997-98 2. 606 Alex Wright 1992-93 3. 602 Alex Wright 1991-92 4. 550 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 5. 500 Van Smith 1958-59 6. 495 Junie Sanders 1994-95 7. 493 Zoderick Green 1994-95 8. 489 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 9. 474 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 10. 472 Shawn Williams 1990-91 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 1,431 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 1,332 Sam Belt 2004-08 3. 1,208 Alex Wright 1991-93 4. 1,128 Willie Malone 1961-65 5. 1,003 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 3-Point Field Goals Made Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 11 Marlon Dawson Southeastern Okla. 2000-01 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 27 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  30. 30. Central Oklahoma Records 1. 11 Shawn Williams Nebraska-Kearney 1990-91 3. 10 Shawn Pughsley Southeastern Okla. 1997-98 4. 9 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 4. 9 Zoderick Green Midwestern State 1993-94 4. 9 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 7. 8 Eric Cazenave East Central 2008-09 7. 8 Sam Belt TX A&M-Commerce 2007-08 7. 8 Sam Belt Oklahoma Christian 2006-07 7. 8 Terrance Watkins Abilene Christian 1999-00 7. 8 Shawn Pughsley Southern Connecticut 1997-98 7. 8 Alex Wright Baptist Christian 1992-93 7. 8 Alex Wright Tabor 1992-93 7. 8 Darrell Gibson Northwest Missouri 1992-93 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 139 Shawn Pughsley 1997-98 2. 129 Shawn Williams 1990-91 3. 110 Zoderick Green 1994-95 4. 104 Reggie Evans 1991-92 5. 102 Zoderick Green 1993-94 6. 101 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 7. 97 Alex Wright 1992-93 8. 90 Alex Wright 1991-92 9. 87 Dante Harris 1999-00 10. 83 Shawn Williams 1989-90 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 263 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 229 Seth Heckart 2012-16 3. 212 Zoderick Green 1993-95 3. 212 Shawn Williams 1989-91 5. 211 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 3-Point Field Goals Attempted Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 28 Marlon Dawson Southeastern Okla. 2000-01 1. 21 Shawn Williams Nebraska-Kearney 1990-91 3. 20 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 3. 20 Shawn Williams Stonehill 1990-91 5. 19 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 6. 18 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1989-90 6. 18 Shawn Pughsley Southeastern Okla. 1997-98 8. 17 Zoderick Green TX A&M-Kingsville 1993-94 8. 17 Alex Wright Baptist Christian 1992-93 8. 17 Reggie Evans Cameron 1991-92 8. 17 Kelvin McCain Abilene Christian 1988-89 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 318 Shawn Williams 1990-91 2. 303 Shawn Pughsley 1997-98 2. 303 Zoderick Green 1994-95 4. 276 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 5. 261 Zoderick Green 1993-94 6. 251 Joe Newton 1997-98 7. 247 Alex Wright 1991-92 8. 244 Reggie Evans 1991-92 9. 240 Dante Harris 1999-00 10. 238 Alex Wright 1992-93 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 698 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 590 Seth Heckart 2012-16 3. 568 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 4. 564 Zoderick Green 1993-95 5. 562 Tyler Phillips 2007-12 Free Throws Made Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 23 Alex Wright Southeastern Okla. 1991-92 1. 23 William Cotton Pittsburg State 1963-64 3. 19 Tyshon Fisher Midwestern State 1995-96 4. 17 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 4. 17 Tyrone Hopkins Tarleton State 1996-97 4. 17 James Morris Dallas 1990-91 7. 16 Josh Gibbs Fort Hays State 2013-14 7. 16 Tyrone Hopkins Midwestern State 1996-97 9. 15 Sam Belt Angelo State 2007-08 10. 14 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 10. 14 Alex Wright TX A&M-Commerce 1992-93 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 187 Joe Newton 1997-98 2. 184 Sam Belt 2007-08 3. 177 William Cotton 1963-64 4. 175 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 5. 169 Tyrone Hopkins 1996-97 6. 165 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 6. 165 Alex Wright 1992-93 8. 159 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 9. 155 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 10. 145 Alex Wright 1991-92 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 511 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 419 William Cotton 1962-65 3. 374 Wesley Clark 1975-79 4. 344 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-97 5. 310 Alex Wright 1991-93 Free Throws Attempted Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 26 Tyshon Fisher Midwestern State 1995-96 1. 26 William Cotton Pittsburg State 1963-64 3. 25 Alex Wright Southeastern Okla. 1991-92 4. 23 Tyrone Hopkins Midwestern State 1996-97 5. 20 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 5. 20 Tyrone Hopkins Tarleton State 1996-97 5. 20 James Morris Dallas 1990-91 8. 19 Joe Newton Seattle Pacific 1997-98 9. 18 Sam Belt Angelo State 2007-08 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide28 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  31. 31. Central Oklahoma Records 10. 17 Josh Gibbs Fort Hays State 2013-14 10. 17 Demario Jones Central Arkansas 2002-03 10. 17 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 10. 17 Devin Baker Southwestern Okla. 1997-98 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 268 Joe Newton 1997-98 2. 245 Sam Belt 2007-08 3. 237 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 4. 233 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 5. 225 Tyrone Hopkins 1996-97 6. 224 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 7. 221 William Cotton 1963-64 8. 203 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 9. 202 Alex Wright 1992-93 10. 186 Junie Sanders 1993-94 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 652 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 546 William Cotton 1962-65 3. 525 Wesley Clark 1975-79 4. 458 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-97 5. 430 Brent Friday 2008-12 Assists Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 17 Zoderick Green Tarleton State 1994-95 2. 15 David Foote Stonehill 1990-91 2. 15 Kevin Pierce Eastern New Mexico 1978-79 4. 14 Zoderick Green Angelo State 1994-95 4. 14 Reggie Evans Oklahoma Christian 1987-88 5. 13 Pechone Stepps Abilene Christian 1993-94 5. 13 Spencer Wright Tabor 1992-93 5. 13 Reggie Evans Paul Quinn 1991-92 5. 13 Kevin Pierce Oklahoma Baptist 1978-79 5. 13 Kevin Pierce Southwestern Okla. 1978-79 5. 13 Scott de la Garza Oklahoma Christian 1988-89 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season Avg. 1. 233 Reggie Evans 1991-92 7.3 2. 209 Zoderick Green 1994-95 7.0 2. 200 Kevin Pierce 1978-79 7.1 4. 174 Joe Newton 1997-98 5.4 5. 170 Spencer Wright 1992-93 6.1 5. 170 Kendall Cudjoe 1980-81 6.1 6. 158 Dauntae Williams 2009-10 5.4 7. 156 Keith Felton 2000-01 5.8 8. 153 David Foote 1990-91 5.1 9. 145 Kevin Pierce 1979-80 4.8 9. 145 Kendall Cudjoe 1981-82 4.8 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 539 David Factor 1995-99 2. 434 Reggie Evans 1986-92 3. 429 Kendall Cudjoe 1979-82 4. 428 Kevin Pierce 1978-82 5. 377 Marty Kelsey 1974-78 Steals Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 8 David Thomas Abilene Christian 2007-08 1. 8 Norton Edmonds Cameron 2001-02 1. 8 Joe Newton Ind.-Purdue@Indiana 2006-07 1 8 Tyrone Hopkins Angelo State 2005-06 5. 7 By numerous players Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season Avg. 1. 110 Joe Newton 1997-98 3.4 2. 100 Alex Wright 1992-93 3.6 3. 76 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 2.3 4. 74 David Foote 1990-91 2.5 5. 73 Alex Wright 1991-92 2.3 6. 71 Dauntae Williams 2009-10 2.4 7. 66 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 2.5 8. 65 Scott Sanders 1995-96 2.3 9. 64 Scott Sanders 1994-95 2.1 9. 64 Marlon Brown 1990-91 2.1 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 208 David Factor 1995-99 2. 174 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 3. 173 Alex Wright 1991-93 4. 160 Joe Newton 1996-98 5. 152 Seth Heckart 2012-16 Blocked Shots Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 8 Johnny Tyson TX A&M-Kingsville 1993-94 2. 8 Fred Tyler Bridgeport 1991-92 3. 7 Johnny Tyson TX A&M-Commerce 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson Eastern New Mexico 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson California (Pa.) 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson Emporia State 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson Arkansas Baptist 1993-94 3. 7 Fred Tyler SIU-Edwardsville 1991-92 3. 7 Fred Tyler Missouri Western 1991-92 10. 6 Jason Pritchett Southeastern Okla. 2002-03 10. 6 Al Segova TX A&M-Commerce 1994-95 10. 6 Johnny Tyson TX A&M-Kingsville 1993-94 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season Avg. 1. 126 Johnny Tyson 1993-94 4.7 2. 65 Fred Tyler 1991-92 2.2 3. 63 Fred Tyler 1992-93 2.2 4. 58 Jason Pritchett 2002-03 2.0 4. 58 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 2.2 6. 46 Jason Pritchett 2000-01 1.7 6. 46 Al Segova 1994-95 1.5 8. 43 Jason Pritchett 2001-02 1.7 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 29 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  32. 32. Central Oklahoma Records 9. 39 Marlon Brown 1989-90 1.4 10. 36 Philip Brown 2014-15 1.2 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 147 Jason Pritchett 2000-03 2. 129 Fred Tyler 1991-93 3. 126 Johnny Tyson 1993-94 4. 93 Eddie Robinson 1997-99 5. 83 James Morris 1990-93 Team Records Most Points Game: 167 vs. Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993 and vs. Baptist Chris- tian, Jan. 18, 1993. Season: 3,566, 1991-92 (32 games). Most Points in a Half Game: 89 vs. Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993 (2nd). Most Combined Points Game: 268, UCO (140) vs. Nebraska-Kearney (128). Most Field Goals Made Game: 67 vs.Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993 (attempted 111) and vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993 (attempted 119). Season: 1,321, 1991-92 (attempted 2,653). Most Field Goals Attempted Game: 119 vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993 (made 67). Season: 2,653, 1991-92 (made 1,321). Best Field Goal Percentage Game: 71.4% vs. South Dakota State, 1962-63 (40-of-56). Minimum 50 attempts. Season: 52.5%, 1963-64 (849-of-1,617) and 1985-86 (807-of-1,538). Most 3-Point Field Goals Made Game: 28 vs. East Central, Feb. 11, 2009. Season: 353, 1991-92 (attempted 945). Most 3-Point Field Goals Attempted Game: 57 vs. East Central, Feb. 11, 2009 (made 28). Season: 982, 1994-95 (made 317). Best 3-Point Field Goal Percentage Game: 72.7 vs. Truman State, Jan. 10, 2013 (13-of-18). Minimum 15 attempts. Season: 39.3%, 1986-87 (110-of-280). Most Free Throws Made Game: 47 vs. Dallas, Nov. 17, 1990 (attempted 70). Season: 631, 2007-08 (attempted 857). Most Free Throws Attempted Game: 70 vs. Dallas, Nov. 17, 1990 (made 47). Season: 911, 2010-11 (made 582). Best Free Throw Percentage Game: 100% vs. West Texas A&M, Jan. 21, 1995 (17-of-17). Minimum 15 attempts. Season: 81.8%, 1974-75 (330-of-403). Most Rebounds Game: 76 vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993. Season: 1,512, 1992-93. Most Steals Game: 24 vs. Mid-America Bible, Nov. 21, 2001. Season: 367, 1991-92. Most Assists Game: 42 vs. Baptist Christian, Jan. 18, 1993. Season: 643, 1992-93. Most Blocks Game: 14 vs. Arkansas Baptist, Nov. 20, 1993. Season: 211, 1993-94. Most Points by Opponent Game: 134, Montana State-Billings, Dec. 17, 1998. Season: 2,987, 1991-92 (32 games). Largest Margin of Victory Game: 104 vs.Arkansas Baptist, Dec. 9, 1995 (UCO 158,Arkansas Baptist 54). Highest Scoring Games Central Oklahoma has scored 100-plus points 233 times in its 89-year history. The Bronchos have an all-time record of 205-28 (.880) when scoring 100-plus points. The first 100-point game in school history was a 102-56 victory over Howard Payne on Dec. 31, 1952. Here’s a look at UCO’s 15 highest-scoring games: Rank Score Opponent Season 1. 167-78 Arkansas Baptist 1993-94 1. 167-77 Baptist Christian (La.) 1992-93 3. 158-54 Arkansas Baptist 1995-96 4. 150-83 National Christian 2000-01 4. 150-73 Arkansas Baptist 1994-95 6. 149-71 Paul Quinn (Texas) 1991-92 7. 147-72 Bartlesville Wesleyan 1994-95 8. 146-103 East Central 1997-98 9. 144-98 Southwestern Oklahoma 1998-99 9. 144-99 Texas College 1996-97 11. 141-112 Texas College 1994-95 11. 141-95 Baptist Christian (La.) 1991-92 11. 141-96 Abilene Christian 1989-90 14. 140-128 Nebraska-Kearney 1991-92 15. 139-118 University of Ozarks (Ark.) 1991-92 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide30 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide
  33. 33. All-Conference Players Central Oklahoma has had 76 players earn all-conference honors a combined 122 times in the 90-year history of the program. The Bron- chos have been members of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference and District Nine while in the NAIA and in the Lone Star Conference and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association as members of NCAA Division II. Only three players earned all-conference honors four times during their careers -- Bill Ballew (1947, ‘48, ‘49 and ‘50), Wesley Clark (1976, ‘77, ‘78 and ‘79) and Sam Belt (2005, ‘06, ‘07 and ‘08) -- with each being a first-time selection three times and a second-time pick once. Five players were three-time all-conference picks -- Otis Delaporte (1937, ‘38 and ‘39), Larry Wood (1953, ‘54 and ‘55), Leo Holland (1956, ‘57 and ‘58), Bryce Vann (1959, ‘60 and ‘61) and Alfred Murrell (1965, ‘66 and ‘67). All-MIAA 2015-16 Seth Heckart (HM) Cornell Neal (HM) 2014-15 Mahlon Jones (3rd) 2013-14 Josh Gibbs (1st) 2012-13 Josh Gibbs (1st) All-LSC North Division 2010-11 Dauntae Williams (1st, POY) Tyler Phillips (2nd, Academic) Jarrod McDaniel (Defensive POY) 2009-10 Eric Cazenave (1st) Dauntae Williams (1st, POY) Tyler Phillips (2nd, Academic) Shane Carroll (Academic) 2008-09 Lance Harper (1st, POY) David Thomas (Academic POY) Adam Terneus (Academic) 2007-08 Sam Belt (1st, POY, Academic) Michael Sosanya (co-Freshman of the Year) 2006-07 Sam Belt (1st) Anthony Brown (1st) Eric Cazenave (Freshman of the Year) 2005-06 Anthony Brown (1st) Sam Belt (2nd) 2004-05 Sam Belt (1st) Deshone Henderson (1st) 2003-04 Deshone Henderson (1st) 2002-03 Demario Jones (1st) Jason Pritchett (2nd) 2001-02 Dantrail Coleman (2nd) 2000-01 Marlon Dawson (1st) 1999-00 Dante Harris (2nd) 1998-99 Eddie Robinson (1st, POY) 1997-98 Joe Newton (1st, POY) Shawn Pughsley (2nd) All-Lone Star Conference 1996-97 Tyrone Hopkins (1st, POY) Joe Newton (2nd) 1995-96 Tyrone Hopkins (1st, co-POY) 1994-95 Junie Sanders (1st, MVP) Zoderick Green (1st) 1993-94 Junie Sanders (1st) Darrell Gibson (2nd, co-Defen- sive POY) Johnny Tyson (co-Defensive POY) 1992-93 Fred Tyler (1st) Alex Wright (1st, POY) 1991-92 Reggie Evans (1st) Alex Wright (1st) 1990-91 Marlon Brown (1st) David Foote (1st) Shawn Williams (1st) James Morris (Freshman of Year) 1989-90 Marlon Brown (2nd) Shawn Williams (2nd) 1988-89 Kelvin McCain (2nd) All-District Nine 1985-86 Chuck Kersgieter (1st) 1984-85 Chuck Kersgieter (2nd) 1981-82 Charles Crosby (2nd) 1979-80 Marcus Penny (2nd) 1978-79 Wesley Clark (1st) 1977-78 Wesley Clark (2nd) 1976-77 Wesley Clark (1st) 1975-76 Wesley Clark (1st) Troy Denwalt (1st) All-Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference 1974-75 Stanley Burdine (2nd) Michael Johnson (2nd) Joe Sheets (2nd) 1973-74 Johnnie Roseburr (2nd) 1972-73 Eligha Bell (1st) 1971-72 Joe Sheets (2nd) 1969-70 James Keith (1st) 1968-69 James Keith (2nd) Howard Stutte (2nd) 1967-68 Rodney Chitsey (2nd) 1966-67 Alfred Murrell (1st) 1965-66 Alfred Murrell (1st) 1964-65 William Cotton (1st) Alfred Murrell (2nd) 1963-64 William Cotton (1st) William Malone (2nd) Luther Pegues (2nd) 1962-63 Willie Malone (1st) Luther Pegues (2nd) 1961-62 Marvin Harris (2nd) 1960-61 Bryce Vann (1st) Rex Norton (2nd) 1959-60 Bryce Vann (1st) 1958-59 Van Smith (1st) Bryce Vann (2nd) 1957-58 Leo Holland (1st) Van Smith (1st) 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide 31 BRONCHOBASKETBALL 2016-17 UCO Basketball Media Guide

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