2018-19 WestConn Men's Basketball News

  • WestConn Men's Basketball To Hold Free Clinic
    March 25, 2019
    The Western Connecticut State University men's basketball program is offering a free clinic this Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, for grades Kindergarten through 8th graders, from 10 am -12 noon.
  • Aaron Samuel Named To All-Little East Conference First Team
    February 27, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University senior forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) has been named to the 2018-19 Little East Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference First Team, announced league assistant commissioner Darryl Konicki on Wednesday.
  • Rashard Rodriguez And Fenton Bradley, Jr. Lead WestConn In Season Finale
    February 22, 2019
    KEENE, NH - Senior forward Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull, CT) and junior center Fenton Bradley, Jr. (Mansfield, CT) scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, but the Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team fell to host Keene State College, 107-80, in the Little East Conference Tournament semifinals at Spaulding Gym on Friday night.
  • Aaron Samuel & Rashard Rodriguez Lead Fourth-Seeded Men's Basketball Past Fifth-Seeded UMass-Boston, 97-77, in LEC Quarterfinals
    February 19, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Senior forwards Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) and Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull, CT) each tallied 18 points to lead the fourth-seeded Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team to a 97-77 victory over visiting fifth-seeded UMass-Boston in the quarterfinal round of the Little East Conference Championship Tournament on Tuesday night at Feldman Arena. With the win, the Colonials advanced to the semifinal round where they will meet top-seeded host Keene State College on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Samuel Erupts for 29 Points as Men's Basketball Upends Southern Maine in Regular Season Finale, 109-81
    February 16, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Senior forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) racked up a game-high 29 points on a red-hot 11-of-15 shooting from the floor while pulling down seven rebounds to guide the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team to a 109-81 victory over the visiting University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference battle on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Colonials wrapped up the regular season slate at 16-9 overall and 10-6 in league play, while the Huskies finished at 6-19 and 3-13. WestConn previously secured the No. 4 seed in the upcoming LEC Postseason Championship Tournament. They will host No. 5 UMass-Boston in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Privott Buries Game-Winner to Lead WestConn Men's Basketball Comeback Win Over Rhode Island College, 82-80
    February 13, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Rookie guard Ahmod Privott (Middletown, CT) pulled up and drilled a game-winning three-pointer from the left wing with less than one second remaining to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team to a thrilling comeback victory over Rhode Island College, 82-80, in a Little East Conference matchup on Wednesday night at Feldman Arena. With the dramatic win, the Colonials clinched the No. 4 seed in the upcoming LEC Postseason Championship Tournament. They will host the No. 5 seed – still to be determined – on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Aaron Samuel heads four Colonials in double figures, but fall at Eastern Connecticut,
    February 09, 2019
    WILLIMANTIC, CT - Senior guard Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead four Colonials in double figures in the scoring column, but the Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team fell 92-76 to cross-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University at Geissler Gym on Saturday afternoon.
  • Men's Basketball Comeback Falls Short at Keene State, 78-77
    February 06, 2019
    KEENE, NH – Despite 17 points and a game-high seven rebounds from senior forward and reigning Conference Player of the Week Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT), the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team was edged at Keene State, 78-77, in a Little East Conference contest on Wednesday night. Trailing by 10 at the half, the Colonials put together a second half rally that would come up just short. With the loss, WestConn dropped to 14-8 overall and 8-5 in league play, while the Owls improved to 16-7 and 11-3.
  • Aaron Samuel named Little East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week
    February 04, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University senior guard Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) has been named Little East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, for the week ending on February 3.
  • Three Players Notch Double Figures but Men's Basketball Falls to UMass-Dartmouth, 96-76
    February 04, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Senior guard Geary McLeod (New London, CT) netted a team-high 14 points, while junior forward Tracy Cleckley, Jr. (Rosedale, NY) and rookie guard Isaiah Hall (Plainfield, NJ) added 10 apiece, but it wasn’t enough as the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball squad fell to visiting UMass-Dartmouth, 96-76, in a Little East Conference matchup on Monday night. The teams entered the contest with identical records. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 14-7 overall and 8-4 in league play, while the Corsairs improved to 15-6 and 9-3.
  • Aaron Samuel scores 21 points to lead WestConn over Plymouth State, 79-74
    February 02, 2019
    PLYMOUTH, NH - Senior guard Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team to a 79-74 victory over host Plymouth State University at Foley Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
  • Lights Out ! WestConn Basketball
    January 31, 2019
    A special thank you to WCSU Media Services which provided an inside "Light-Out" look into the WestConn men's and women's basketball programs.
  • Men's Basketball Notches Third Straight LEC Win, Downing Castleton, 94-62
    January 23, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – After upending league rivals UMass-Boston and Southern Maine over the extended holiday weekend, the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team notched its third straight Little East Conference victory as they downed visiting Castleton, 94-62, on Wednesday night at Feldman Arena. Junior forward Fenton Bradley Jr. (Mansfield, CT) led the Colonials with 18 points, while rookie forward Joshua Gourgue (New York, NY) added a game-high nine rebounds.
  • Aaron Samuel Nets Game-High 23 Points In Win Over Southern Maine, 68-60
    January 21, 2019
    GORHAM, ME - Senior guard Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) led a trio of Western Connecticut State University men's basketball players in double figures, 23 in total, as the Colonials defeated host University of Southern Maine, 68-60, at Hill Gym on Monday afternoon.
  • Samuel and McLeod Guide Men's Basketball Past UMass-Boston, 54-48
    January 19, 2019
    BOSTON, MA – An 11-2 run over the final six plus minutes carried the Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team to a 54-48 Little East Conference win over UMass-Boston on Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium. Seniors Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) and Geary McLeod (New London, CT) led the Colonials with a team-high 11 points each in the low scoring affair between the longtime conference rivals. With the win, WestConn improved to 11-6 overall and 5-3 in league play, while the Beacons dropped to 9-8 and 4-5.
  • Bradley Jr. Nets 18 as Men's Basketball Falls to Keene State, 79-70
    January 16, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Despite a team-high 18 points from junior forward Fenton Bradley Jr. (Mansfield, CT), the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team fell to visiting Little East Conference foe Keene State College, 79-70, on Wednesday night at Feldman Arena. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 10-6 overall and 4-3 in league play, while the Owls improved to 9-7 and 5-3.
  • Men's Basketball Breezes Past Plymouth State, 94-70
    January 12, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Senior forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) tallied a game-high 20 points, while junior forward Fenton Bradley Jr. (Mansfield, CT) chipped in with 19 and six rebounds to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball squad to a 94-70 victory over visiting Little East Conference opponent Plymouth State University on Saturday afternoon at Feldman Arena. With the win, the Colonials improved to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in league play, while the Panthers dropped to 8-7 and 4-4.
  • Rashard Rodriguez Drills Game-High 20 Points as Men’s Basketball Edged at UMass-Dartmouth, 80-75
    January 10, 2019
    DARTMOUTH, MA – Senior forward Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull, CT) tallied a game-high 20 points while shooting a red-hot 9-of-14 from the field but it wasn’t enough as the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team was edged at Little East Conference nemesis UMass-Dartmouth, 80-75, on Thursday evening. Seniors Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) and Geary McLeod (New London, CT) added 16 and 13, respectively, for the Colonials while junior guard Ronald Jefferson (Brooklyn, NY) contributed 13.
  • Basketball Doubleheader At Southern Maine Postponed
    January 07, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - The Little East Conference men's and women's basketball doubleheader between Western Connecticut State University and University of Southern Maine has been postponed due an impending winter storm on Tuesday.
  • Aaron Samuel And Rashard Rodriguez Lead Colonials To Victory At Castleton, 67-53
    January 05, 2019
    CASTLETON, VT - Seniors Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) and Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull, CT) scored 14 and 13 points, respectively and the Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team defeated Castleton University, 67-53 at Glenbrook Gym on Saturday night.
  • Colonials Come Back To Defeat St. Joseph, 98-95 In Overtime
    January 02, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team came all the way back from a 25-point deficit to defeat visiting University of St. Joseph, 98-95 in an overtime thriller iin front of an announced crowd of 527 at Feldman Arena on Wednesday night.
  • Ronald Jefferson Scores 14 Points In Loss To NYU, 64-53
    December 30, 2018
    DANBURY, CT - Junior guard Ronald Jefferson (Brooklyn, NY) scored a team-high 14 points, but the Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team closed out the year with a 64-53 loss to visiting New York University at Feldman Arena on Sunday night.
  • Samuel Buries 20 Points to Lead Men’s Basketball Past Keystone, 73-61
    December 15, 2018
    LA PLUME, PA – Senior forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) tallied game-highs of 20 points and eight rebounds as the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team upended non-conference opponent Keystone College, 73-61, on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Colonials improved to 7-3 overall and have now won five of their last six, while the Giants dropped to 0-8.
  • Men's Basketball Utilizes Stifling Defense, Rallying to Edge UMass-Boston, 57-50
    December 08, 2018
    DANBURY, CT – After a stunning victory over archrival Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday, the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball squad utilized stifling defense as they edged visiting Little East Conference nemesis UMass-Boston, 57-50, on Saturday afternoon at the O’Neill Center’s Feldman Arena. Senior forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) led the Colonials with a game-high 14 points to go along with a team-high six rebounds, while junior guard Ronald Jefferson (Brooklyn, NY) added 13 points and a game-high four steals.
  • Second Half Outburst Leads Men's Basketball to 85-75 Victory Over Eastern
    December 05, 2018
    DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team reeled off an 18-2 run midway through the second half en route to an 85-75 victory over visiting cross-state rival Eastern Connecticut in a Little East Conference matchup at the O’Neill Center’s Feldman Arena on Wednesday night. Senior guard Geary McLeod (New London, CT) paced the Colonials with 18 points, while classmate forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) chipped in a double-double on 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
  • Samuel Double-Double Not Enough as Men's Basketball Downed at Rhode Island College to Begin LEC Play, 76-62
    December 01, 2018
    PROVIDENCE, RI – Senior guard Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) notched team-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team was downed at Rhode Island College, 76-62, to begin the Little East Conference slate on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Colonials fell to 4-3 overall and 0-1 in league play, while the Anchormen improved to 7-2 and 1-1.
  • Jefferson Drains Game-High 22 Points as Men's Basketball Escapes Trinity with 78-73 Win
    November 28, 2018
    HARTFORD, CT – Junior guard Ronald Jefferson (Brooklyn, NY) poured in a game-high 22 points to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team to a 78-73 victory at non-conference opponent Trinity College on Wednesday night. With the win, the Colonials improved to 4-2 overall while the Bantams dropped to 3-2.
  • Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Elms, 87-65
    November 26, 2018
    CHICOPEE, MA – The Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team returned from the Thanksgiving break and rolled to an 87-65 victory at non-conference opponent Elms College on Monday night. With the win, the Colonials improved to 3-2 overall while the Blazers fell to 0-6.
  • Jefferson Nets 21 Points as Men's Basketball Falls to Albertus Magnus, 84-79, in Colonial Classic
    November 17, 2018
    DANBURY, CT – Junior guard Ronald Jefferson (Brooklyn, NY) scored a team-high 21 points to go along with a game-high four steals as the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team fell to visiting non-league foe Albertus Magnus College, 84-79, in the championship game of the Colonial Classic on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, WestConn dropped to 2-2 overall, while the Falcons took home the tourney crown, improving to 3-1.
  • Four Colonials Score In Double Figures In Win Over Worcester State, 96-84
    November 16, 2018
    DANBURY, CT - Junior Tracy Cleckley, Jr. (Rosedale, NY) scored a team-high 22 points and three other Western Connecticut State University players scored in double figures as it defeated Worcester State University, 96-84 in the first round of the 2018 Colonial Classic at Feldman Arena on Friday night.
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