The 2016-17 men’s basketball season at Southern Virginia University, which began in November in Idaho, ended in February with a win over St. Mary’s (Md.) to finish a 5-20 season with a trio of conference wins at home.
The Southern Virginia University men’s basketball team logged a high-intensity comeback against St. Mary’s College of Maryland on senior day Saturday afternoon, topping the Seahawks 82-77 in the final regular-season game of the year.
Of the seven men’s basketball games this season that have taken place in the Knight Sports Arena, six of them have been decided by five points or less. Saturday afternoon was no different as the Southern Virginia University men’s basketball team found themselves on the wrong side of a 60-57 decision against York College of Pennsylvania.
The Southern Virginia University men’s basketball team suffered a nail-biting loss Wednesday night against Capital Athletic Conference opponent Frostburg State. The Knights outscored the Bobcats in the second half, but lost 73-74.
The Southern Virginia men’s basketball team earned itself a spot in the championship game of the John K. Adams Tip-Off Classic with a 59-56 win over host Rutgers-Newark Friday night, before falling 80-69 to No. 5 Tufts on Saturday afternoon.
Despite the program’s first appearance in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament last season, the Southern Virginia men’s basketball team was picked to finish ninth in the 2016-17 preseason coaches’ poll, ahead of Frostburg State.