The Tigers Basketball Team, Men finished the 2007-2008 season with a record of 28 - 5 (20 - 2 Conference).
On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, the Benedict College Tigers, Men clinched the 2007 - 2008 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) regular-season basketball championship(3rd consecutive year) by defeating Albany State University 64 - 44 in Albany, GA.
2008 SIAC Basketball Tournament Games/Results:
Thu., Mar. 6, 2008, BC Men vs. Albany State University, Score: 73 - 69 (W - 2OT).
Sat., Mar. 8, 2008, BC Men vs. Clark Atlanta University, Score: 81 - 57 (W).
Sun., Mar. 9, 2008, BC Men vs. Tuskegee University, Score: 74 - 69 (W OT - Championship Final).
2008 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship - South Region (Location: Lakeland, FL):
Sat., Mar. 15, 2008, #2 BC Men vs. #7 Eckerd College, Score: 70 - 49 (W). Note: BC is the first SIAC team to advance to the second round of the NCAA Playoffs since the 1991 Morehouse team that advanced to the NCAA Semi-Finals.
Sun., Mar. 16, 2008, #2 BC Men vs. #3 University of Tampa, Score: 73 - 59 (W).
Tue., Mar. 18, 2008 at 7:00pm, #2 BC Men vs. #4 University of North Alabama, Score:75 - 97 (L - Regional Championship Final ... "Gun down by long range missiles ... 3-pointers"). Note: It was a great ride and the team made history. "We shall return next year!"
Basketball Team, Men are ranked #8 in the NABC Division II Men's Coaches Poll (National Rankings as of 03/10/2008).
Basketball Team, Men are ranked #2 in the NCAA Division II South Region (as of 03/09/2008).
Basketball Team, Men are ranked #1 in the Final BCSP (Black College Sports Page) Top 10(as of 04/02/2008).
2008 NCAA Division II South Region All-Tournament Team:
#22 Bennie Lewis
#34 Michael Holmes
2008 SIAC Basketball All Tournament Team:
#34 Michael Holmes
#50 Martinis Woody
2008 SIAC Tournament Most Valuable Player: Michael Holmes
Outstanding Coach of the 2008 SIAC Basketball Tournament: Fred Watson
2007-2008 SIAC Men's All-Conference Team:
Michael Holmes, F, FR, 6'4, Cincinnati, OH
Bennie Lewis, G/F, JR, 6'7, East St. Louis, IL
2007-2008 SIAC Men's All-Academic Team:
Bennie Lewis, 3.60, Criminal Justice
2007-2008 SIAC Freshman of the Year: Michael Holmes
- Benedict wins 75th Annual Men's Basketball Tournament in overtime (March 10, 2008)
Head Coach: Fred Watson
Assistant Coaches: Shawn Jones, Jason James and Pete Asmond
Film Coordinator: Donnell Taylor
Team Manager: Diargo Summers
Graduate Assistant: Quentin Atkins
Sports Information Director: Derrick Johnson
Athletic Director: Willie Washington
President: Dr. David H. Swinton