2008-09 Defiance Men's Basketball News

  • NABC Tabs Pettaway as Second-Team All-Midwest District
    March 23, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The National Association of Basketball Coaches is the latest to recognize Defiance College’s Anthony Pettaway for his outstanding 2008-2009 campaign, after recently naming the senior center to its Second-Team All-Midwest District Team.
  • DC's Pettaway Named Third-Team All-Region
    March 19, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Anthony Pettaway was recently named as a Third-Team All-Midwest Region selection as announced by D3Hoops.com. The award was the second year in a row that Pettaway has been named all-region by the website.
  • Pettaway Voted as HCAC Male Athlete of the Month
    March 04, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College’s Anthony Pettaway has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Month for February, after leading the Jackets to a third-place finish in the league standings and their third-straight appearance in the HCAC Semifinals.
  • Jackets Place Four on All-HCAC Squad
    March 03, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Defiance College men’s basketball team topped the 17-win plateau for the third-straight season, while also reaching the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals for the third year in a row and has placed four players on the All-HCAC Team.
  • Pettaway Earns Spot on HCAC All-Tournament Team
    March 02, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Anthony Pettaway led Defiance College to its third-straight trip into the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals and was one of seven players selected to the HCAC All-Tournament Team.
  • Defiance Falls in HCAC Semifinals
    February 27, 2009
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Defiance failed to hit a shot from the floor over the final four minutes and saw Franklin capitalize with a 12-3 run to finish the game and pull out the 73-67 win over the Jackets in the HCAC Semifinal matchup.
  • DC Dumps Hanover at the Horn to Advance to HCAC Semifinals
    February 24, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Anthony Pettaway buried the game-winning shot on the left wing from 20 feet out as time expired, to lift Defiance to a thrilling, 69-68, win over the sixth-seeded Hanover Panthers on Tuesday night.
  • Sales Garners HCAC Weekly Honors
    February 23, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Nick Sales closed out his regular season in style, by logging a pair of double-double performances and netting 23.0 points and 14.0 rebounds a night, on his way to being named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference player of the week.
  • DC Closes Regular Season with 92-89 Win at Franklin
    February 21, 2009
    FRANKLIN, Ind. – Just three days after having its own chance at the HCAC regular season championship taken away with a loss, Defiance ruined Franklin’s hopes of an outright title by handing the Grizzlies a 92-89 defeat.
  • Second Half Woes Plague Jackets on Senior Night
    February 18, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Josh Eichar’s layup with four seconds remaining gave Bluffton a two-point lead and Mike Floyd’s desperation three-point heave at the horn missed its mark, leaving Defiance with a disappointing, 59-57, loss to the Beavers on Senior Night.
  • HCAC Tabs Pettaway as Men's Basketball Player of the Week
    February 16, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Anthony Pettaway turned in two more 20-point performances to lead Defiance to a pair of crucial Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victories and has been selected as the league’s player of the week.
  • Defiance Pulls Out Road Win Against Lions
    February 11, 2009
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – An old-fashioned three-point play from Nick Sales with 27 ticks left on the clock completed yet another second-half comeback for the Defiance College men’s basketball team and sent the Jackets to a 68-64 road victory at Mount St. Joseph.
  • Jackets Hold On for 64-59 Victory Over Anderson
    February 07, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance held off a scrappy Anderson squad for 64-59 victory to remain one game back in the HCAC title hunt. The Jackets weathered several late runs by the Ravens to clinch a spot in the upcoming Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
  • Five-Game Win STreak Comes to End for DC Men
    February 04, 2009
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Defiance’s hopes of defending the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference crown took a major hit on Wednesday, as a 53-48 defeat at Transylvania dropped the Jackets two full games out of the HCAC lead with only five games to play.
  • Pettaway Joins 1,300-Point Club in Win at Manchester
    January 31, 2009
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Anthony Pettaway poured in 15 points to help fuel Defiance’s 82-69 win over Manchester on Saturday and became the 19th player in DC history to eclipse the 1,300-point plateau for a career.
  • Defiance Prevails in Miller's Return to Weaner Center
    January 24, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance picked up its sixth-straight win over Hanover on Saturday to complete its third-straight season sweep over the Panthers on the hardwood. Jon Miller, who orchestrated the previous two DC sweeps from the Jackets’ bench, could not stop it from happening a third time, as the Jackets pulled out a 50-47 win.
  • DC Rallies for Thrilling Win at Bluffton
    January 21, 2009
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – Mike Floyd sank two of his game-high 24 points from the charity stripe to lift DC to its first lead of the second half with just 15 seconds remaining, before a steal and score from Nick Sales at the horn sealed the stirring comeback and gave the Jackets a 71-68 win at Bluffton.
  • Defiance Tops Franklin to Grab Share of HCAC Lead
    January 17, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Saturday presented Defiance with one of its biggest games of the 2008-2009 campaign and the Jackets responded by bouncing Franklin, 80-65, to climb back atop the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference at the season’s midway point.
  • Defense Fuels Second-Half Rallly for Defiance
    January 14, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College held Mount St. Joseph to just 26 second-half points and pulled away for the 71-62 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory on Wednesday night. The win moves the Jackets to 4-2 in league play and into a three-way tie for second.
  • Turnovers Prove Too Much for Jackets in Road Defeat
    January 10, 2009
    ANDERSON, Ind. – In a key conference clash between two of the top teams in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Defiance was its own worst enemy. The Jackets turned the ball over 17 times, which led to 22 points for Anderson in the 75-68 win for the Ravens.
  • Jackets Clamp Down on Engineers for Road Victory
    January 07, 2009
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College men’s basketball team used one of its best defensive performances of the season and rode the post tandem of Anthony Pettaway and Nick Sales to a 69-58 victory at Rose-Hulman on Wednesday.
  • DC Lets Early Lead Slip Away in Loss to Transylvania
    January 03, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Anthony Pettaway became the 23rd player in DC history to crack the 1,200-point barrier for a career and led the Jackets with 18 points on Saturday but it was not enough to hold off a determined Transylvania squad, as DC suffered an 81-79 defeat to the Pioneers.
  • Sales Leads Jackets to Victory Against Geneva
    December 30, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College men’s basketball team upped its all-time record in the Purple and Gold Tournament to 52-16 and notched a victory in the event for the 34th-straight year by handling Geneva, 93-79, on Tuesday evening.
  • Defiance Suffers Disappointing Setback to Rockford
    December 29, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The 34th-Annual Purple and Gold Financial Tournament got off to a rocky start for Defiance on Monday night, as the Yellow Jackets failed to slow a hot-shooting Rockford squad en route to a 95-89 loss.
  • DC Ends on 15-0 Spurt to Collect Win at Ohio Wesleyan
    December 18, 2008
    DELAWARE, Ohio – Defiance closed a key non-conference clash at Ohio Wesleyan on a 15-0 run to earn an 80-65 victory over the Bishops and extend its win streak to five wins in a row.
  • Strong Second Half Lifts Jackets to Fourth Straight Win
    December 16, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance used a 44-point effort in the second half to blow open its non-conference affair against Kalamazoo on Tuesday night. DC never trailed in the game and outscored the Hornets by 19 points after the break to secure the 81-55 victory.
  • Floyd Earns HCAC Honors After Setting League Record
    December 15, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College point guard, Mike Floyd, set a new Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference single-game record with 15 assists in Saturday’s 86-72 win over Manchester and has been named the HCAC Player of the Week.
  • Defiance Dismantles Manchester, 86-72, in Home Opener
    December 13, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College men’s basketball team played on its home court for the first time this season and clicked on all cylinders from the opening tip. The Jackets led by as many as 25 midway through the second half, before settling for an 86-72 win over Manchester on Saturday.
  • Jackets Rout Hanover to Open HCAC Title Defense
    December 06, 2008
    HANOVER, Ind. – After opening the 2008-2009 season with five non-conference affairs, the Defiance College men’s basketball team got its first taste of conference play on Saturday and rolled to a 103-78 victory at Hanover.
  • Pettaway Named to Community Versus Cancer All-Tourney Team
    December 01, 2008
    GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Anthony Pettaway led Defiance to a third-place showing in the Mike Rokicki Community Versus Cancer Challenge and has been named to the All-Tournament Team. Pettaway was one of five players honored from the two-day event.
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