2013-14 Men's Basketball News

  • Latina to Present at Upcoming Nutmeg Basketball Coaches Clinic
    August 13, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, CT- Sacred Heart Head Men’s Basketball Coach Anthony Latina will be one of the featured presenters at the upcoming Nutmeg Basketball Coaches Clinic presented by the Nutmeg State Games. The two-day clinic, hosted at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, CT, will take place on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th.
  • Men’s Basketball Adds Two Transfers To 2014 Recruiting Class
    August 06, 2014
    Sacred Heart Head Men’s Basketball Coach Anthony Latina announced on Wednesday the addition of student-athletes Jordan Allen and Matej Buovac to complete the Pioneers’ 2014 recruiting class.
  • Falzon Helps Malta To Silver Medal At FIBAEurope Small Countries Championship
    July 23, 2014
    Rising junior tallied 28 points, 15 boards and seven assists in four games
  • Falzon To Represent Malta In FIBA European Championship For Small Countries
    June 24, 2014
    Six-team championship will be played July 7-12 in Gibraltar
  • SHU Men’s Basketball and Women’s Track And Field Receive NEC Sportsmanship Awards
    June 03, 2014
    The Sacred Heart men’s basketball and women’s track and field teams were awarded Team Sportsmanship Awards by the Northeast Conference on Tuesday, the conference announced.
  • Gaetano Named NEC Winter Scholar Athlete; 43 Pioneers Named to Honor Roll
    May 07, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn – Sacred Heart junior point guard Phil Gaetano (Wallingford, CT) was named as one of six Northeast Conference Scholar Athletes for the Winter season Wednesday afternoon. Gaetano, a Business Administration major, finished the winter semester with a 3.77 grade point average.
  • Men's Basketball Adds Two More to 2014 Class
    April 30, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn - Sacred Heart head men's basketball coach Anthony Latina announced the additions of student-athletes Chris Robinson (Bronx, NY/Cardinal Hayes) and Filip Nowicki (Wloclanek, Poland/ Midwest Elite Pep) for the 2014-15 season. Robinson and Nowicki join freshmen Cane Broome (West Hartford, CT) and Vince Fritz (Overland Park, KS) who signed letters of intent in November, to complete Coach Latina’s first recruiting class as a head coach.
  • De'Von Barnett Named to NEC All-Rookie Team
    March 04, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn – Freshman De’Von Barnett (Waldorf, MD) has been named to the Northeast Conference All-Rookie team, announced by the Conference via Twitter Tuesday morning. Barnett was named NEC Rookie of the Week three times this season, the most of any freshman in the league.
  • Barnett Named NEC Rookie of the Week for Third Time
    March 03, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn - Freshman forward De’Von Barnett (Waldorf, MD) has been named this week’s Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. This is the third Rookie of the Week honor for Barnett this season.
  • Men's Basketball Closes Season With CCSU on Senior Day
    February 28, 2014
    Sacred Heart wraps up its season on Saturday afternoon as the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils come to town for a 3:30 tip. The Pioneers are looking to end the season on a two game winning streak, after defeating Mount St. Mary’s Thursday night. CCSU will be attempting to improve its tournament seed after clinching a spot in the NEC Tournament Thursday night. The Blue Devils defeated Sacred Heart, 74-69, in New Britain on February 15th. SHU will be honoring its two seniors, Louis Montes and Mostafa Abdel Latif prior to the start of the game. At halftime, there will be a ceremony in which the Pitt Center Court will be named after former head basketball coach, Dave Bike.
  • Basketball Legends To Be Honored At Saturday Double-Header
    February 27, 2014
    Amanda Pape and Coach Dave Bike will be recognized Saturday afternoon.
  • Barnett's Career-High Helps Lead SHU Past Mount St. Mary's, 72-65
    February 27, 2014
    EMMITSBURG, MD – In front of a contingency of friends and family, Maryland-native De’Von Barnett (Waldorf, MD) scored a career-high 24 points as the Sacred Heart Pioneers defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 71-65, Thursday night at Knott Arena. With the win, Sacred Heart snaps a 12 game losing streak.
  • Pioneers Head to Mount St. Mary's for Final Road Game of 2014
    February 26, 2014
    Sacred Heart continues the final week of the regular season with a Thursday night match-up against Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg. The Pioneers are coming off an 80-75 setback to LIU Brooklyn on Tuesday night, their 12th consecutive loss. Mount St. Mary’s is sitting in fourth place in the NEC after a convincing 88-73 win over Bryant on Monday night. Earlier this season, The Mount defeated Sacred Heart, 73-60, at the William H. Pitt Center.
  • Men's Basketball Welcomes LIU Brooklyn Tuesday Night
    February 25, 2014
    The Pioneers begin the final week of the regular season with a home match-up against the Blackbirds of LIU Brooklyn. Sacred Heart and LIU Brooklyn were originally scheduled to play on February 13th but that game was postponed due to a snowstorm. SHU is looking to snap an 11 game losing streak, while LIU Brooklyn is still battling for the eighth and final NEC Tournament spot. The Blackbirds have lost two consecutive games and are currently two games behind CCSU for the final playoff spot.
  • Sacred Heart’s Comeback Comes Up Short Against LIU Brooklyn 80-75
    February 25, 2014
    The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team led by two at halftime over the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Tuesday night at the Pitt Center, but the Blackbirds used a hot-shooting second half to win 80-75.
  • Pioneers Fall 73-66 at Fairleigh Dickinson
    February 22, 2014
    HACKENSACK, NJ – Fairleigh Dickinson had players score in double digits Saturday afternoon, on its way to a 73-66 win over Sacred Heart at Stratis Arena. SHU has now dropped eleven consecutive games and falls to 1-12 in the NEC this season.
  • Pioneers Seek Season Sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday
    February 21, 2014
    The Pioneers travel to Hackensack, New Jersey Saturday afternoon looking to defeat the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights for the second time this season. Sacred Heart defeated FDU on February 11th for its lone conference win of the season. Louis Montes scored a team-high 15 points for Sacred Heart. Since then, SHU has lost ten consecutive games and are now 1-11 in the conference. FDU comes into this game fresh off a much needed 63-52 win at second place Bryant on Thursday night. The Knights had lost five consecutive games before the victory in Smithfield.
  • Pioneers Dropped 74-62 at Wagner
    February 20, 2014
    STATEN ISLAND, NY - The Wagner Seahawks closed out the first half on a 17-3 run and never looked back Thursday night, defeating the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 74-62, at the Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island. SHU falls to 1-11 in the Northeast Conference this season.
  • Pioneers Head to Wagner Looking to Snap Losing Streak
    February 19, 2014
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers will look to snap a nine game losing streak Thursday night when they take on the Wagner Seahawks at the Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island. The Pioneers have not won a game since January 11th when they defeated Fairleigh Dickinson at the William H. Pitt Center. Unlike SHU, Wagner is on the rise after winning three straight, including a 73-60 win over Bryant on Saturday afternoon.
  • Dave Bike to be Featured on WICC's Talkin' Sports with the Bird Tonight
    February 18, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn – Former SHU Basketball Coach Dave Bike will be appearing on WICC’s “Talkin’ Sports with the Bird” with John Crowe at 8:05 pm tonight.
  • Glowiak Scores 27; Pioneers Fall 74-69 at Central Connecticut
    February 15, 2014
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn – The Central Connecticut Blue Devils used a 16-0 second half run to take momentum from Sacred Heart and ultimately defeat the Pioneers 74-69 Saturday afternoon at Detrick Gymnasium. The Pioneers were outscored 58-0 by CCSU’s bench. Sacred Heart falls to 1-10 in the NEC this season.
  • Pioneers Hit the Road for In-State Showdown at Central Connecticut
    February 14, 2014
    The Sacred Heart Pioneers hit the road for the first time since January 25th to take on the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils at Detrick Gym on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers are looking to snap an eight game losing streak that dates back to January 11th. CCSU comes into this afternoon having won two of its last three and a NEC record of 3-7. The Blue Devils are the only team to defeat first place Robert Morris this season, coming back from 16 down to beat the Colonials 74-73. Both Sacred Heart’s and CCSU’s games on Thursday night were postponed due to the weather.
  • Men's Basketball Game Postponed to February 25th
    February 12, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn - Due to the impending snowstorm, the Sacred Heart men’s basketball game against LIU Brooklyn, scheduled for Thursday night, has been postponed. The game will now be played on February 25th at 7:00 pm.
  • Men's Basketball Falls 62-55 to Wagner
    February 08, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team did not score in the final eight minutes and ten seconds of the first half and finished the game shooting 26.2 percent (16-of-61) from the floor en route to a 62-55 loss to Wagner Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers’ 55 points and 26.2 shooting percentage are the lowest since Sacred Heart's opening game of the season against Fairfield. Sacred Heart has now lost eight consecutive games for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
  • Pioneers Back at Home Saturday Against Wagner
    February 07, 2014
    Sacred Heart plays its fourth home game in a row Saturday afternoon against the Wagner Seahawks, looking to snap a seven game losing streak. SHU is coming off a 73-60 loss to Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday night. Wagner is looking for a second consecutive victory after a 75-68 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night.
  • Cold Shooting Pioneers Fall to the Mount, 73-60
    February 06, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn – In front of a red hot Pitt Center crowd of 1,369 fans, the Sacred Heart men’s basketball team shot an ice cold 36.8 percent from the floor on their to a 73-60 loss to Mount St. Mary’s Thursday night. The 60 points is the third lowest for the Pioneers this season. Sacred Heart falls to 1-8 in the NEC this season.
  • Sacred Heart and Mount St. Mary's Set for ESPN3 Matchup Thursday night
    February 05, 2014
    The Pioneers will play their third televised game of the season as the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers come town for a rare 9:00 tip-off at the William H. Pitt Center. Sacred Heart is looking to snap a six-game losing streak and win its first game since January 11th. The Mount currently sits in fourth place in the NEC with a conference record of 5-3. MSM is looking to win their third NEC game in a row, after defeating FDU in overtime last Thursday night, and then beating LIU Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Sam Prescott drilled a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left to down the Blackbirds.
  • Sacred Heart Falls Short 76-67 to Bryant
    February 02, 2014
    FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Bryant Bulldogs built an 18 point halftime lead on Sacred Heart on their way to a 76-67 win Sunday afternoon at the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers have now lost six straight and fall to 1-7 in the Northeast Conference.
  • Pioneers Welcome Bryant to the Pitt Sunday Afternoon
    February 01, 2014
    The Pioneers look to snap a five game losing streak as they play host to the Bryant Bulldogs Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm. SHU was defeated by Bryant, 85-70, on January 16th in Smithfield. Bryant is coming off a 79-76 loss at Robert Morris on Thursday night, a game that pitted the first place team in the NEC against the second place team. The Pioneers are 5-1 all-time against Bryant in the William H. Pitt Center, but just 1-5 this season at home.
  • Sacred Heart To Honor Basketball Legends At March 1 Doubleheader
    January 30, 2014
    Dave Bike and Amanda Pape will be recognized for their Sacred Heart careers at the March 1 men's and women's doubleheader at the William H. Pitt Center.
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