Benedict College, LeMoyne-Owen Preview

Memphis, Tenn., — The LeMoyne-Owen (LOC) men’s and women’s basketball teams return to Jerry C. Johnson Court against Benedict College (BC), Saturday, Nov. 25.

Saturday’s doubleheader will open SIAC play, as the Magicians look to start off on a good note versus the Tigers.

Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM (WBB), with the men following at 7:30 PM CT.


The Lady Tigers (0-4) dropped their fourth straight game, Tuesday, falling 61-51 to Augusta University Lady Jaguars. After a slow start to the season, the reigning SIAC Champions, look to turn things around by opening conference play with a win at LOC. Benedict is led by freshman forward Ay’Anna Bey, who is averaging 12.5 ppg and 7.3 rpg.

The Lady Magicians (1-3) put an end to their losing streak Tuesday, with an 88-84 road victory over Concordia Lady Hornets. With a victory under their belt, the Lady Magicians aim to keep it going and take care of home court in back-to-back SIAC action Saturday and Monday.

On the men’s side, LOC (2-3) fell to Clayton State Lakers in a tough 86-83, battle on Monday, Nov. 20. The Magicians had another solid shooting night, but were outrebounded 40-27 by the Lakers. In a showdown of the purple and gold, LeMoyne looks to put an end to Bendict’s (6-0) early winning streak. The Tigers are coming off an 83-79 win over Augusta.

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