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GCAC Ranking
 1. Dillard (10) 11-1 
 2. Talladega (19) 7-5 
 3. Philander Smith 7-5 
 4. Xavier, LA 6-6 
 5. Edward Waters 5-7 
 6. Tougaloo 5-7 
 7. SUNO 1-11 

GCAC Women 2016-2017
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Points Per Game
 Andravious SMITH
  Tougaloo
  (196-F-)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Smith, Tougaloo24.8 
 2. Washington, Talladega24.1 
 3. Austin, Dillard19.4 
 4. Ward, Philander Smith16.9 
 5. Wallace, Tougaloo16.3 
 6. Stainbrook, Xavie.15.0 
 7. Williams, Edward W.13.9 
 8. Odell, Tougaloo13.9 
 9. Daniels, SUNO13.9 
 10. Jackson, Dillard13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andravious SMITH
  Tougaloo
  (196-F-)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Smith, Tougaloo12.5 
 2. Austin, Dillard8.6 
 3. McGaughy, Dillard7.8 
 4. Maddox, Edward W.6.6 
 5. Jackson, Dillard6.3 
 6. Ward, Philander Smith6.3 
 7. Washington, Edward W.5.8 
 8. Vago, SUNO5.6 
 9. Green, Talladega4.9 
 10. Alexander, Xavie.4.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dennis HIGHTOWER
  Dillard
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Hightower, Dillard6.2 
 2. Brown, SUNO6.0 
 3. Jackson, Dillard4.3 
 4. Anderson, Tougaloo3.7 
 5. Spicer, Philande.3.7 
 6. Washington, Talladega3.3 
 7. Thomas, Dillard3.1 
 8. Armstrong, Xavie.2.9 
 9. Odell, Tougaloo2.7 
 10. Miller, Edward Waters2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ezekiel BROWN
  SUNO
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Brown, SUNO2.5 
 2. Daniels, SUNO2.0 
 3. Washington, Talladega1.9 
 4. Stainbrook, Xavie.1.7 
 5. Brown, Talladega1.7 
 6. David, Xavier, LA1.4 
 7. Smith, Tougaloo1.4 
 8. Anderson, Tougaloo1.4 
 9. Bernard, Xavier, LA1.3 
 10. Hightower, Dillard1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jalen MCGAUGHY
  Dillard
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. McGaughy, Dillard3.7 
 2. Gardner-W., Talla.1.3 
 3. Carter, Xavier, LA1.1 
 4. Hart, Edward W.1.1 
 5. Smith, Tougaloo0.8 
 6. Green, Talladega0.8 
 7. Ward, Philander Smith0.7 
 8. Smith, Tougaloo0.7 
 9. Maddox, Edward W.0.7 
 10. Bailey, Talladega0.7 


Bleu Devils destroy Philander Smith in GCAC Championship game; crowded back to back GCAC Champs (Photo: GCAC)

Dillard University 2016-17
Mike Newell Mike Newell Newell
Demetric Austin
Austin
Quinton Jackson
Jackson
Dennis Hightower
Hightower
Jalen McGaughy
McGaughy
Montrey Thomas
Thomas
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
23  Austin Demetric 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
4  Jackson Quinton 188 (6'2'') F 85 USA
2  Hightower Dennis 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
22  McGaughy Jalen 208 (6'10'') C 0 USA
11  Thomas Montrey 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
3  Ward Jesse 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
12  Morris JJ 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
5  Clark Kristian 198 (6'6'') G/F 0 USA
14  Thompson Patrick 193 (6'4'') F 0 USA
25  Dentmond Dequandre 206 (6'9'') C 0 USA
1  Johnson Ramon 208 (6'10'') F/C 0 USA
21  Burrell Sean 201 (6'7'') F/C 0 USA
10  Riley A.J. 193 (6'4'') 0 USA
12  McKay Xavian 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
14  Watkins Jordan 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
21  Roberts Jamerson 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
Head Coach: Mike Newell
Coach Assistant: Edward Newton


Bleu Devils destroy Philander Smith in GCAC Championship game; crowded back to back GCAC Champs - Mar 7, 2017

For the second straight year, the Dillard Bleu Devils have earned the right to be kings of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference with an 86-65 blowout victory over Philander Smith College in the 2017 GCAC Men's Basketball Tournament Championship game in a series that has been dubbed "The Battle of @hiphopprez" (Old School vs. New School) because Dr. Walter Kimbrough, Dillard University's current president, spent seven years as Philander Smith's president before moving to New Orleans to hold the same title at Dillard.
The #10 Bleu Devils (24-7, 11-1) got off to a hot start with a 13-2 run and never looked back as they led 43-31 at the break, shooting 53 percent in the first half while holding its opponent to just 32 percent. The second half was more of the same as the Bleu Devils feasted on the foul line, knocking down 16-of-24 free throws in the second half to just 6-of-10 for the Panthers, who simply had no answer for Dillard's high-powered offense.
Senior power forward and NAIA All-American Demetric Austin (SR/Washington, D.C.) had a stellar tournament and was named GCAC Men's Basketball Tournament Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year as his team won its second straight title. In this year's championship game he scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out three assists and had one steal in nearly 40 minutes of action for Dillard, who won its 24th game of the season. Senior point guard Dennis Hightower (SR/Daniville, Ill.) finished with seven points, six assists, two rebounds and one steal while teammate Jalen McGaughy (JR/Ann Arbor, Mich.) produced a near triple-double, scoring 22 points, grabbing 10 boards and blocking eight shots. McGaughy, the nation's leader in both 3-point field goal percentage and blocks per game, buried four 3-pointers in the victory.
Junior transfer Quinton Jackson (JR/Cambridge, Md.) had a solid output as he scored 14 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed six boards. Jackson, McGaughy, Hightower and Austin were all named to the 2017 GCAC Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team, with Austin picking up his second straight tourney MVP award.
Philander Smith's Braylon Spicer was the high man for the Panthers, finishing with 16 points in the loss while former Bleu Devil JaCarre Crockett, who started his collegiate career in New Orleans at Dillard University, finished with just six points on 1-of-6 shooting from the field.
2016 GCAC Freshman of the Year Montrey Thomas (SO/Shreveport, La.) chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds while sharpshooter Jessie Ward (SO/Maringouin, La.) poured in 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field, including a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. Thomas was also perfect from the free throw line, sinking all four of his attempts. As a team, Dillard hit 22-of-31 free throws (71 percent).

Courtesy of GCAConf

GCAC Tournament Final: Dillard - Philander Smith 86-65
GCAC Tournament Semifinals:
Dillard - Edward Waters 103-78
Philander Smith - Talladega 80-76


All-GCAC Awards 2017 - Mar 7, 2017

All-GCAC 1st Team 2017
Demetric Austin
Austin
Jalen McGaughy
McGaughy
Andravious Smith
Smith
Chris Ward
Ward
Jordan Washington
Washington

All-Tournament MVP: Demetric Austin (6'7''-F) of Dillard
Player of the Year: Andravious Smith (6'5''-F) of Tougaloo
Freshman of the Year: Marcus Brown of Talladega
Newcomer of the Year: Jalen McGaughy (6'10''-C) of Dillard
Coach of the Year: Todd Day of Philander Smith

1st Team
F: Demetric Austin (6'7''-F) of Dillard
C: Jalen McGaughy (6'10''-C) of Dillard
F: Andravious Smith (6'5''-F) of Tougaloo
F: Chris Ward (6'6''-F) of Philander Smith
PG: Jordan Washington (5'10''-PG) of Talladega

2nd Team
G: Marcel Daniels (6'3''-G) of SUNO
G/F: Jalen David (6'4''-G/F) of Xavier, LA
PG: Dennis Hightower (6'0''-PG) of Dillard
F: Quinton Jackson (6'2''-F-85) of Dillard
G: Keith Williams (6'4''-G) of Edward Waters
G/F: Oceaan Maddox (6'4''-G/F) of Edward Waters
PG: Denarius Odell (6'0''-PG) of Tougaloo

All-Defensive Team
G/F: Kristian Clark (6'6''-G/F) of Dillard
G: Marcel Daniels (6'3''-G) of SUNO
C: Jalen McGaughy (6'10''-C) of Dillard
F: Daldric Sargent (6'6''-F) of Philander Smith
F: Andravious Smith (6'5''-F) of Tougaloo

All-Tournament Team
F: Demetric Austin (6'7''-F) of Dillard
PG: Dennis Hightower (6'0''-PG) of Dillard
F: Quinton Jackson (6'2''-F-85) of Dillard
C: Jalen McGaughy (6'10''-C) of Dillard
G: Braylon Spicer (6'1''-G-94) of Philander Smith


 

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