Men’s basketball: Guilford College vs. Wake Forest Nov. 5 in Winston-Salem(First meeting since 1934)

Posted by Andy Durham on October 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm under College | Comments are off for this article


* Guilford College men’s basketball coach* Tom Palombo* announced the
Quakers’ 2010-11 schedule Thursday. The Quakers went 30-3 last year and
reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Championships for the second
straight season.

Guilford begins the campaign Nov. 5 with a trip to Winston-Salem, N.C., to
face off against the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Wake Forest University. The
Quakers meet the Demon Deacons for the first time since 1934 in an
exhibition matchup in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This
year’s slate also includes a return to the Greensboro Coliseum to play
Greensboro College, a trip to Indiana to take on Manchester College, and
games against five 2010 NCAA Tournament teams.

Ten days after the exhibition with Wake Forest, Guilford opens
regular-season play against crosstown-rival Greensboro College in the
Greensboro Coliseum, with Guilford serving as this year’s host. Last
season’s matchup in the Coliseum went to the Quakers, their sixth win in
seven meetings with the Pride. Guilford scored a 76-49 victory after opening
the game with a 28-0 run.

The Quakers host the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational Nov. 19-20 in
Ragan-Brown Field House. The Quakers open the tournament versus McMurry
College, which makes the trip to Greensboro from Abilene, Texas. Emory
University plays Averett University under first-year coach *Matt Parke *in
the tourney’s other game. Parke spent six seasons as a Guilford assistant
before taking the Averett job last summer.

Guilford again faces a tough Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
schedule this season, with Eastern Mennonite University, Randolph-Macon
College, and Virginia Wesleyan College all coming off impressive NCAA
Tournament runs. The Quakers visit Ashland, Va., Dec. 11 to take on fellow
NCAA semifinalist Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets return the visit Jan.
29. Guilford won all three meetings with Randolph-Macon last season,
including an 81-65 triumph in the ODAC Tournament final.

After only one regular-season game with Eastern Mennonite last year,
Guilford has two in 2010-11. The Quakers visit Harrisonburg, Va, Jan. 15 and
host the Royals in the regular-season finale Feb. 19. Last season, the
Royals shocked the top-ranked Quakers in Ragan-Brown Field House, 90-63.
Guilford avenged the setback in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals with a
90-80 win in Greensboro that may have sparked a new ODAC rivalry.

Guilford returns two starters among 11 letter winners from last year’s club
that captured both the ODAC regular-season and tournament titles. Behind
First Team All-ODAC performers *Clay Henson ’10 *and Division III National
Player of the Year *Tyler Sanborn ’10*, the Quakers weaved through the field
of 64 to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament semifinal appearance.
Guilford fell to Williams College, 97-88, in the semifinals.


2010-11 Guilford College Men’s Basketball Schedule

* 5 at Wake Forest (Exhibition) 7 pm; 15 vs Greensboro$ 8 pm; 17 at
Methodist 7 pm; 19 McMURRY^; 20 EMORY/AVERETT^ 3/5pm; 23 at Averett 7 pm.*

* 1 N.C. Wesleyan 7 pm; 4 at Bridgewater* 3 pm; 8 at Washington and Lee* 7
pm; 11 at Randolph-Macon* 2 pm; at Maryville (Tenn.) 3 pm; 29 at Manchester
7 pm.*

* 3 ST. MARY’S (Md.) 7 pm; 5 EMORY & HENRY* 7 pm; 8 LYNCHBURG* 3 pm; 12
BRIDGEWATER* 7 pm; 15 at Eastern Mennonite* 2 pm; 19 at Emory & Henry* 7 pm;
22 VIRGINIA WESLEYAN* 3 pm; 26 at Randolph* 7 pm; 29 RANDOLPH-MACON* 3 pm.*

* 2 at Roanoke* 7 pm; 9 WASHINGTON AND LEE* 7 pm; 12 RANDOLPH* 2 pm; 16 at
Hampden-Sydney* 7 pm; 19 EASTERN MENNONITE* 3 pm.

HOME GAMES IN CAPS; $ – at Greensboro Coliseum; * – Old Dominion Athletic
Conference game; ^ -Hilton Garden Inn Invitational.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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