2012-13

  • Sacred Heart’s Dave Bike Announces Retirement After 35 Seasons; Pioneers Announce Anthony Latina as New Head Coach
    May 30, 2013
    After 35 years on the sidelines at Sacred Heart University, head men’s basketball coach Dave Bike has announced his retirement after a storied career. The Sacred Heart University Athletic Department has announced that Anthony Latina has been named the Pioneers’ new head coach becoming just the third head coach in men’s basketball program history.
  • New England Basketball Hall of Fame Elects Three Pioneers
    May 17, 2013
    The New England Basketball Hall of Fame announced that former Pioneers Amanda Pape '07 and Bill Bayno '85 along with head coach Dave Bike will be inducted into their Class of 2013. This year's induction will take place on Saturday, June 22nd at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
  • Phil Gaetano and Alyssa Selmquist Named NEC Scholar Athletes of the Year
    April 29, 2013
    Sacred Heart senior Alyssa Selmquist (Northford, CT) of the women's track & field team and sophomore Phil Gaetano (Wallingford, CT) have been named 2013 Northeast Conference Scholar Athletes of the Year for the winter season.
  • Shane Gibson a Three-Time All-NEC Pick
    March 05, 2013
    Sacred Heart senior guard Shane Gibson was named to the All-Northeast Conference first team announced by the NEC office on Tuesday. Gibson ends his career as a three-time All-Northeast Conference selection.
  • Sacred Heart’s Season Ends With 92-80 Loss to St. Francis Brooklyn
    March 02, 2013
    The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team was eliminated from postseason consideration on Saturday, falling at St. Francis Brooklyn 92-80 in the regular season finale. The Pioneers got 29 points from senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) but end the year on a seven-game losing streak to finish 7-11 in the Northeast Conference standings.
  • SHU Heads Back to Brooklyn with NEC Playoff Spot On the Line
    March 01, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers head back to Brooklyn for the 2012-13 regular season finale on Saturday afternoon, facing the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in a battle for the final Northeast Conference Tournament spot. The winner of Saturday’s game will earn the #8 seed in this year’s tournament field while the loser will see their season end. Both SHU and St. Francis Brooklyn are tied at 7-10 in the NEC standings. The Pioneers won the first meeting this season back on January 5th, a 66-65 victory on their home court. Sacred Heart comes in having lost six-straight after a 70-68 loss at LIU Brooklyn on Thursday night. The Terriers come off a 78-67 home loss to Quinnipiac on Thursday and have lost six of their last eight heading into Saturday’s showdown.
  • Pioneers Come Up Short at LIU Brooklyn, 80-78
    February 28, 2013
    Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored a game-high 25 points but LIU Brooklyn’s Jamal Olasewere scored his final points of the night with 10 seconds left to give the Blackbirds the lead for good and help deliver a 70-68 win Thursday night at the WRAC in Brooklyn. The Pioneers drop to 7-10 overall and will play at St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday with the winner earning the final spot in the Northeast Conference Tournament.
  • Pioneers Head to LIU Brooklyn Looking to End Skid
    February 27, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to LIU Brooklyn Thursday night looking to snap a five-game losing skid as they continue to battle for the final Northeast Conference Tournament spot. The Pioneers, who opened the league slate 6-2, have dropped six of their last seven and sit tied with St. Francis Brooklyn for eighth place in the NEC standings at 7-9. The two teams will meet in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are in a three-way tie for third place at 10-6 after falling in the final seconds at Wagner Sunday night, 94-92. LIU has lost two-straight coming in to Thursday night.
  • Gibson Reaches 2,000 Career Points, Pioneers Fall at Bryant 84-68
    February 25, 2013
    Smithfield, RI – On a night when Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) only needed five points to notch 2,000 in his career, the senior guard poured in 30 to become only the fifth player in Northeast Conference history to reach 2,000 plateau but the Pioneers could not hang with a hot shooting Bryant, falling to the Bulldogs, 84-68, Monday night at the Chase Athletic Center.
  • SHU Begins Final Week of Regular Season at Bryant Monday Night
    February 24, 2013
    Sacred Heart will finish the regular season with three-straight on the road starting Monday night at Bryant University. SHU and Bryant were originally scheduled to meet on Saturday, February 9th but the blizzard that struck the Northeast forced the game to be rescheduled. Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Pioneers are in a battle with Central Connecticut and St. Francis Brooklyn for two of the final Northeast Conference Tournament spots. SHU has dropped four-straight and five of their last six to fall to 7-8 in the standings, tied for seventh with CCSU and a half game in front of the Terriers (7-9). The Pioneers are coming off their fourth-straight loss at home, an 80-72 defeat to Central on Saturday. Bryant comes in at 10-5 and tied for second in the NEC. Despite losing to at Quinnipiac on Saturday, 69-58, the Bulldogs have clinched a spot in the playoff field in their first season of eligibility for the postseason. Bryant is 9-2 at home this season and close their regular season with three-straight in the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Pioneers Drop Home Finale, 80-72, to CCSU
    February 23, 2013
    Sacred Heart junior Steve Glowiak (New Britain, CT) scored 21 points to lead four Pioneers in double figures but Central Connecticut got a pair of 20-point games from Kyle Vinales and Joe Efese to come away with an 80-72 Northeast Conference win Saturday in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers drop their fourth-straight at home to fall to 7-8 in the NEC this year.
  • SHU Takes on CCSU on Newtown Community Day
    February 22, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers play host to Northeast Conference rival Central Connecticut Saturday afternoon on Newtown Community Day. Saturday is also “Senior Day” as the Pioneers honor seniors Shane Gibson, Nick Greenbacker, Justin Swidowski and Femi Akinpetide before they play in their final home game. The Pioneers and Blue Devils are both looking to snap losing skids and stay in the NEC Tournament hunt. The Pioneer are coming off an 81-74 loss to Quinnipiac, their third straight loss and fifth in the last six games to even their record at 7-7. CCSU comes in on a four-game slide and off an 88-67 loss at Bryant on Thursday night.
  • Gibson Scores 36 Points but Pioneers Fall to Quinnipiac, 81-74
    February 21, 2013
    Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored a season-high 36 points but Quinnipiac closed the game on an 11-4 run to come away with an 81-74 win Thursday night in Northeast Conference action in the William H. Pitt Center. Gibson hit six three's on the night to set a new Sacred Heart record for career three-point makes.
  • Pioneers Face Rival Quinnipiac Thursday Night
    February 20, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome Constitution State rival Quinnipiac to the William H. Pitt Center Thursday night. The Pioneers are in sixth place in the Northeast Conference standings with a 7-6 record, a game behind the Bobcats in fifth. SHU has lost two-straight and four of their last five heading into their final two home games of the regular season. Quinnipiac comes in having won four-straight and six of their last seven. This will be the final meeting between Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac as members of the NEC. The Bobcats will be joining the MAAC in 2013-14.
  • Pioneer Rally Falls Short in 68-63 Loss to Robert Morris
    February 16, 2013
    The Sacred Heart men's basketball team put together a late 21-7 run to pull within a bucket with just over a minute left but the Robert Morris Colonials locked in defensively and hit three of four at the line in the closing seconds to come away with a 68-63 Northeast Conference win Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers have lost two-straight and four of their last five in falling to 9-15 overall and 7-6 in the NEC.
  • Pioneers Look to Bounce Back Saturday Hosting Robert Morris
    February 15, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers take on the Robert Morris Colonials Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers need to shake off a tough 64-60 loss to Saint Francis U Thursday night as they take on the second place Colonials. The Pioneers were without their starting point guard Thursday night as sophomore Phil Gaetano missed his first-ever game since suiting up in a SHU uniform due to illness. The Sacred Heart offense struggled shooting just 36.8 percent (21-57) and scoring just 60 points, a season low in NEC games. The Colonials are tied for second with LIU Brooklyn at 9-4 and just a half game behind first place Bryant at 9-3.
  • Pioneers Suffer 64-60 Setback to Saint Francis U
    February 14, 2013
    Sacred Heart's Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) scored 26 points with eight rebounds, five steals and four assists but it wasn't enough as the Pioneers saw their five-game home winning streak snapped at the hands of the Saint Francis U Red Flash, 66-62, Thursday night. The Pioneers fall to 9-14 overall and 7-5 in the Northeast Conference with the loss.
  • Sacred Heart to Host Newtown Community Day at Feb. 23rd Basketball Doubleheader
    February 13, 2013
    FAIRFIELD, CT – The Sacred Heart University Athletic Department will host Newtown Community Day on Saturday, February 23rd during the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at the William H. Pitt Center.
  • Pioneers Back in Action Hosting Saint Francis U
    February 13, 2013
    Sacred Heart is back on the court Thursday night hosting the Saint Francis U Red Flash. The Pioneers have been off since last Thursday’s win over Fairleigh Dickinson thanks to the blizzard that pounded Connecticut over the weekend. SHU’s game at Bryant was postponed and will now be played on Monday, February 25th. The Pioneers are now coming off a 77-70 win over FDU at home a week ago, their fifth-straight win in the William H. Pitt Center. The Red Flash have lost their last two coming in, falling at home to Mount St. Mary’s, 69-58, on Saturday. SFU is 2-10 in the NEC this season and tied with Fairleigh Dickinson for last in the conference standings.
  • Men's Basketball Game at Bryant Moved to February 25th
    February 11, 2013
    Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart men's basketball game at Bryant which was originally set for Saturday afternoon has now been moved to February 25th at 7 PM due to Blizzard Nemo.
  • Men's and Women's Basketball Doubleheader at Bryant Delayed Again
    February 10, 2013
    Fairfeld, CT - Both the men's and women's basketball games at Bryant that were originally scheduled for Saturday will be postponed again due to the weather. The men's team will now play tomorrow night, the 11th, at 7 PM, while the women's game has has been posponed to a later date that's to be announced.
  • Pioneers Face First Place Bryant on Sunday
    February 08, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to Smithfield, RI on Sunday to take on the first place Bryant Bulldogs. The Pioneers dealt the Bulldogs their first Northeast Conference loss this season back on January 24th, shooting a season-best 60.0 percent (33-55) in an 87-76 win at home. The loss ended an eight-game win streak for Bryant. SHU hits the road fresh off a 77-70 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night at home, their fifth-straight win in the William H. Pitt Center. The Bulldogs have won three-straight thanks to an 84-77 win at home over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday. Guard Frankie Dobbs had 12 points and 13 assists to lead his Bulldogs to their 16th win on the year.
  • SHU Wins Fifth-Straight at Home Beating FDU, 77-70
    February 07, 2013
    Senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Sacred Heart Pioneers to their fifth-straight win at home, beating Fairleigh Dickinson 77-70 in Northeast Conference action Thursday night. The Pioneers are 5-0 in NEC play at home this season and raise their league mark to 7-4 with the win.
  • Basketball Doubleheader at Bryant Moved to Sunday
    February 07, 2013
    The men's and women's basketball games originally scheduled for Saturday at Bryant have been pushed back to Sunday due to the impending storm. The women will play at 1:00 p.m., while the men will play at 4:00 p.m. Because of this change, Monday's women's home game against Fairleigh Dickinson will be moved to Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pioneers Play Host to Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday Night
    February 06, 2013
    Sacred Heart welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson University to the Pitt Center Thursday night for the only meeting this season between the Pioneers and the Knights. The Pioneers entered last week’s games tied for first with a 6-2 record but after consecutive road losses at Wagner and Mount St. Mary’s, SHU is now in a four-way tie for third heading into Thursday night’s match-up with FDU. The Knights are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak after back-to-back home losses to Bryant and CCSU last week. FDU comes in a 2-8 and tied at the bottom of the standings with Saint Francis U.
  • Pioneer Struggles at the Mount Continue with 91-82 Loss
    February 02, 2013
    Mount St. Mary’s shot 63.0 percent (17-27) in the first half on their way to building a 23-point halftime lead in dealing the Sacred Heart Pioneers a 91-82 Northeast Conference loss Saturday afternoon in Emmitsburg, MD. Rashad Whack made 10-of-16 including seven three’s on his way to a game-high 35 points for the Mount. SHU’s Louis Montes (Brockton, MA) finished with 21 points as the Pioneers drop their second-straight.
  • Sacred Heart Looks to Top the Mount on Saturday
    February 01, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers finish up a two-game road swing on Saturday night facing the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Knott Arena. The Pioneers are looking to shake off a tough 84-78 overtime loss at Wagner on Thursday that ended their three-game winning streak. SHU dropped to 6-3 in the Northeast Conference and is in a four-way tie for second place in the league standings with Robert Morris, Wagner and LIU Brooklyn. The Mount earned a hard fought 77-73 win over Quinnipiac at home on Thursday to improve to 3-6 in NEC play.
  • Pioneers Fall at Wagner in Overtime, 84-78
    January 31, 2013
    Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) finished with 22 points including a pair of late three’s to help force overtime but the Pioneers came-up short at Wagner College Thursday night, falling to the Seahawks 84-78, snapping a three-game win streak. The Pioneers outscored Wagner 8-2 over the final 50 seconds to force overtime but were outscored 13-7 in the extra session to fall to 6-3 in the Northeast Conference.
  • Sacred Heart On the Road at Wagner Thursday Night
    January 30, 2013
    Sacred Heart is on the road Thursday night taking on the Wagner Seahawks. The Pioneers have won three-straight and sit in a three-way tie for first place atop the Northeast Conference standings. SHU is coming off an 82-68 win over Monmouth on Saturday, leaving them tied with Bryant and Robert Morris, all three at 6-2 in league play. Senior Shane Gibson was named the Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 29.5 ppg in the Pioneers two wins. Gibson netted a season-high 33 points in the win over Monmouth with 24 coming in the second half. The Wagner Seahawks return home after road wins at Mount, 52-50, and Saint Francis U, 81-56, last week. The Seahawks are 5-1 at home this season.
  • Shane Gibson Named Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week
    January 28, 2013
    Sacred Heart senior Shane Gibson (Killingly, CT) was named the Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week by the league office on Monday. Gibson collects his second award this season.
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