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GCAC News and Information

  • Teams in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference went a combined 5-4 (not counting exhibition contests) last week including 0-1 against ranked foes.
  • Philander Smith, Talladega and Edward Waters have won a combined 13 games in a row.
  • GCAC Preseason Player of the Year Brandon Peters of Talladega won his first GCAC Player of the Week award of the season.
  • The first regular season NAIA Division I Coaches’ Top 25 poll will be released on Tuesday, December 9th.  Xavier has been ranked in 38 consecutive polls, which is the longest active streak in the nation.
  • GCAC teams are 22-11 at home this season, 11-17 on the road, and 8-8 at neutral sites this season.
  • Voorhees was picked to finish last in the conference in the GCAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, but as of Dec. 7th, the Tigers had a better record than SUNO (picked 5th), Tougaloo (6th), and Dillard (7th).
  • Half of the teams in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference have winning records.  This places the GCAC 6th out of the nine conferences in Division I.
  • This marks the first week since the week of Nov. 10 that no GCAC school will face a ranked opponent.
  Conference Standings
  GCAC   Overall
W-L Pct. Home Away W-L Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak Vs Top 25
(23) Philander Smith 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 7-2 .778 4-0 2-1 1-1 Won 2 0-0
(5) Talladega 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 10-3 .769 4-1 4-1 2-1 Won 5 1-0
Edward Waters 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 6-2 .750 4-0 2-2 0-0 Won 6 0-0
(13) Xavier 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 8-4 .667 6-3 2-1 0-0 Lost 2 0-1
Voorhees 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 5-5 .500 1-0 0-0 4-5 Won 1 0-1
SUNO 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 2-7 .222 1-3 1-3 0-1 Lost 4 0-3
Tougaloo 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 1-4 .200 0-1 0-3 1-0 Lost 3 0-2
Dillard 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 2-10 .167 2-3 0-7 0-0 Lost 4 0-3

Scores from the Week of December 1


Monday, December 1

North Florida 97, Edward Waters 65 (exhibition)
Talladega 69, Freed-Hardeman 57
(9) William Carey 69, Xavier 59
Philander Smith 85, Fisk 78

Wednesday, December 3

Loyola (La.) 59, Xavier 46
McNeese State 74, SUNO 63 (exhibition)

Thursday, December 4

Blue Mountain College 75, Tougaloo 70

Friday, December 5

Talladega 72, Concordia College-Selma 58
Voorhees 87, Morris College 69
Southern University 68, Dillard 55 (exhibition)
Edward Waters 68, Florida Memorial 64

Saturday, December 6

Faulkner 63, SUNO 55
Edward Waters 71, College of Coastal Georgia 50

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GCAC News and Information

  • The teams of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference went a combined 5-4 in games played during the past week, including a 1-1 mark against ranked opponents.
  • GCAC schools are 19-6 at home so far this season.  The conference has a 17-20 road mark and is 3-3 in games played at neutral sites.
  • The GCAC has struggled against ranked opponents, going 1-9 against teams in the NAIA Division I Coaches’ Top 25.  18th ranked Xavier is the only team to earn a win against a ranked foe.
  • Currently, 7 of 8 basketball teams have records of .500 or better.  Last season 5 GCAC teams finished the season with winning records.
  • Philander Smith’s 8-1 record represents a four-game improvement over last season’s 4-5 start.  The Lady Panthers have won 4 road games this season; they won 6 all of last season.
  • During Xavier’s four-game winning streak they have held opponents to just over 52 points per game.  In their previous 6 contests they allowed an average of 70.5 points per contest.
Conference Standings
GCAC Overall
W-L Pct. Home Away W-L Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak Vs Top 25
Philander Smith 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 8-1 .889 2-0 4-1 2-0 Won 5 0-0
SUNO 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 5-2 .714 2-0 3-2 0-0 Lost 1 0-1
Edward Waters 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 7-3 .636 3-0 3-3 1-1 Won 1 0-0
(18) Xavier 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 6-4 .600 4-0 2-2 0-2 Won 4 1-3
Dillard 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 5-4 .556 2-2 3-2 0-0 Lost 1 0-3
Talladega 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 5-4 .556 4-1 1-3 0-0 Lost 1 0-1
Voorhees 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 3-4 .500 2-1 1-3 0-0 Lost 1 0-1
Tougaloo 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-6 .000 0-2 0-4 0-0 Lost 6 0-0

Scores from the Week of December 1

Monday, December 1

Philander Smith 81, Fisk 49
(18) Xavier 57, (22) Mobile 55

Tuesday, December 2

Bethune-Cookman 60, Edward Waters 42 (exhibition)

Wednesday, December 3

SUNO 69, Selma 35
(18) Xavier 52, LeMoyne-Owen 45

Thursday, December 4

(11) Loyola 71, Talladega 54
Blue Mountain College 72, Tougaloo 66

Friday, December 5

Morris College 91, Voorhees 81
Edward Waters 67, Florida Memorial 63

Saturday, December 6

Blue Mountain College 82, SUNO 74
Mississippi Valley State 59, Talladega (exhibition)

Courtesy: GCAC

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