2010-11 Men's Basketball News

October 11, 2011
Men's And Women's Basketball Hosts Hoops For Heart Health Clinic
The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s basketball teams welcomed the Hoops For Heart Health organization to TD Bank Sports Center on Tuesday morning, a foundation founded by National Basketball Association (NBA) star, Ryan Gomes. Hoops For Heart Health is a not-for-profit association that was established to address the problem of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in high school, collegiate and professional sports. Quinnipiac’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are the first in NCAA Division I basketball to partake in the training session.

July 6, 2011
Men's Basketball Announces 2011-12 Recruiting Class
Quinnipiac University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore has announced five recent written commitments from recruits for the 2011-12 academic year. Marquis Barnett (Bronx, N.Y.), Evan Conti (Bayside, N.Y.), Nate Gause (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Justin Harris (Paterson, N.J.) and Alex Jackson (Baltimore, Md.) join Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.) and Zaid Hearst (Silver Spring, Md.) in comprising the Bobcats’ incoming class.

June 9, 2011
Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore Honored With St. Francis Award At 26th Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet
Quinnipiac Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Moore was honored with the prestigious St. Francis Award by the Franciscan Life Center at the 26th annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction on Thursday, June 8, 2011 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn.

June 3, 2011
Justin Rutty Honored With Edwin L. Steck Award
Quinnipiac University senior men's basketball forward Justin Rutty was recently presented the Edwin L. Steck Award by the Quinnipiac Student Government Association. The award is presented each year to an athlete who demonstrates outstanding athletic abilities with a sense of leadership and sportsmanship.

March 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls To Buffalo, 75-68, In CollegeInsider.com Tournament Opener
Senior Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) had 14 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was defeated by Buffalo, 75-68, in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament opener Monday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss, the Bobcats conclude the season at 22-10, while the Bulls improve to 19-13 and advance to face an opponent to be determined.

March 13, 2011
Men's Basketball To Play Host To Buffalo In Monday's CollegeInsider.com Tournament Opener
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team will play host to the University at Buffalo in Monday night's CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament opener at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. Tickets are available at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com or by visiting the TD Bank Sports Center box office. The box office can also be reached daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 203-582-3905.

March 13, 2011
Men's Basketball Plays Nation's First Division I Postseason Game of 2011, Monday's Only D-I Game
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team will play the first Division I postseason men's basketball game in the country Monday, when it plays host to the University at Buffalo in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament opener at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The game is the only contest being played in NCAA Division I on Monday. Special Ticket Prices are available for Quinnipiac season ticket holders, QU Faculty and Staff and QU Students. Please contact the TD Bank Sports Center box office. The box office can be reached daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 203-582-3905 or by email at tickets@quinnipiac.edu.

March 10, 2011
Quinnipiac To Host Collegeinsider.com Tournament Game On Monday, March 14 At 7 PM
For the first time in program history, the Quinnipiac men's basketball team will host a national postseason tournament game. Quinnipiac will host the first game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center on Quinnipiac's York Hill Campus in Hamden, Conn.

March 9, 2011
Johnson, Rutty Earn NABC All-District 18 First Team Honors
Quinnipiac University senior men's basketball forward Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and junior guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 18 First Team, the organization today announced. Rutty takes the honor for the second straight year, while Johnson earns his first honor. The 245 student-athletes, from 24 districts, are eligible for the State Farm Coaches' Division I All-America teams, to be announced on Saturday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston during the NABC Convention and NCAA? Final Four?.

March 8, 2011
Postseason Tournaments Showing Interest In Quinnipiac Men's Basketball
With a record of 22-9, a beautiful state-of-the-art facility and record-breaking crowds, the Quinnipiac men's basketball team's season appears not to be over. Director of Athletics Jack McDonald and Head Coach Tom Moore have received calls and e-mails from the directors of both the CIT (Collegeinsider.com) and the CBI (College Basketball Invitational) Tournaments.

March 6, 2011
NEC Semi-Finals Today/Sunday at 2pm - Video
Be There Bobcats! The second-seeded Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays host to No. 3 Robert Morris in NEC Tournament Semifinal action Sunday at the TD Bank Sports Center. The game can be seen live on Fox College Sports (FCS), ESPN3.com and ESPN Full Court. The Bobcats defeated No. 7 Mount St. Mary's, 78-59 on Thursday, while RMU edged No. 6 Wagner, 78-74. Quinnipiac took the only meeting of the season between the two teams, a 69-61 victory Jan. 27 in Hamden. The teams will have a different look this time around, as Justin Rutty was playing his first game since elbow surgery first time around, and the Colonials had leading scorer Karon Abraham, who sustained a season-ending knee injury two weeks ago. The Colonials have ended the Bobcats' NEC title hopes in each of the last two seasons, defeating QU, 75-48, in the 2009 semifinals, before edging the Bobcats, 52-50, in the championship game last season. RMU holds a 15-9 advantage in the all-time series.

March 6, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls To Robert Morris, 64-62, In NEC Semifinals
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) had nine points and 10 rebounds to become the Northeast Conference's all-time leading rebounder (1,025), but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was defeated by Robert Morris, 64-62, Sunday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 22-9, while the Colonials improve to 18-13 and move on to Wednesday's NEC Tournament Championship Game at top-seeded Long Island. The Bobcats now wait for a potential at-large invitation to a postseason tournament.

March 4, 2011
Men's Basketball Runs Past Mount St. Mary's, 78-59
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) compiled his 41st career double-double with 22 points and 16 rebounds as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Mount St. Mary's, 78-59, in Thursday night's NEC Tournament Quarterfinals at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 22-8 and advance to the NEC Tournament Semifinals, where they'll play host to third-seeded Robert Morris, Sunday at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Fox College Sports, ESPN3.com and ESPN Full Court. The Mountaineers close the season at 11-21.

March 3, 2011
Men's Basketball Challenges The Mount In NEC Quarterfinals Thursday
The second-seeded Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays host to No. 7 Mount St. Mary's in Northeast #$%^Conference Tournament Quarterfinal action Thursday at the TD Bank Sports Center. The teams split a pair of meetings this #$%^season, with each team winning on its home court. Both teams reached the NEC Semifinals a year ago, with the Bobcats #$%^advancing to the finals with a win against LIU, while the Mount fell at Robert Morris. Quinnipiac has met Mount St. Mary's #$%^once before in the NEC Tournament, an 80-70 loss in the quarterfinals, Mar. 6, 2008, in Emmitsburg. The Mountaineers are #$%^just 3-15 on the road this season, but put a scare into the Bobcats in Hamden on Dec. 4. James Johnson put the Bobcats' #$%^fears to rest, erupting for eight points in the final 57 seconds, including a runner with 0.5 seconds left in regulation, to win it. #$%^The Mount leads the all-time series, 13-11.

March 1, 2011
Rutty and Johnson Named To All-NEC First Team
Quinnipiac University senior men's basketball forward Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and junior guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) have been named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team, as announced during today's NEC Pre-Tournament Media Teleconference. Rutty takes the honor for the third straight year, while Johnson earns his first All-NEC accolade. The awards give Quinnipiac Head Coach Tom Moore a first-team honoree in each of his four years at the helm, including four different players, and a pair of first-team selections in each of the past two years.

February 28, 2011
Tom Moore To Appear On WTIC Sports Talk Tonight at 6:15
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore will be a featured guest on WTIC Sports Talk on AM 1080 tonight at 6:15 p.m. Moore will preview the Bobcats' Thursday NEC Tournament quarterfinal match-up against Mount St. Mary's.

February 27, 2011
Rutty's Double-Double Fuels Men's Basketball Past FDU, 71-60
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) compiled his 40th career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Quinnipiac #$%^University men's basketball team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 71-60, in front of a season-high 3,316 on Senior Day Saturday #$%^at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats finish the regular season at 21-8 (13-5 NEC), while the Knights #$%^conclude the season at 5-24 (3-15 NEC). The 3,316 is the largest regular-season attendance figure for a basketball game at #$%^the TD Bank Sports Center since the opening of the building drew 3,570 on Jan. 27, 2007.

February 26, 2011
Men's Basketball Senior Day To Be Televised On MSG Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays host to Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday at the TD Bank Sports Center. #$%^Prior to the game, the Bobcats will honor their seven-member senior class as part of Senior Day ceremonies. Quinnipiac #$%^has won its last five games and eight of its last nine, including a 64-59 victory against Monmouth Thursday that clinched the #$%^No. 2 seed in the upcoming NEC Tournament. Justin Rutty led the Bobcats with 17 points and 17 rebounds. FDU is also #$%^coming off a win, having defeated Sacred Heart, 85-74, Thursday in Fairfield. Terence Grier erupted for 34 points on 14-of- #$%^22 shooting. The Knights have been eliminated from NEC Tournament contention. Though FDU owns a 16-12 edge in the #$%^all-time series, Quinnipiac has won seven of the last eight, including a 66-56 victory, Jan. 8 in Hackensack.

February 25, 2011
Rutty's Double-Double Propels Men's Basketball Past Monmouth, 64-59
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) compiled a double-double of 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as the Quinnipiac #$%^University men's basketball team defeated Monmouth, 64-59, Thursday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the #$%^Bobcats (20-8, 12-5 NEC) clinch the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NEC Tournament, and at least two home games, should they #$%^advance past the quarterfinals. The Hawks (9-20, 5-12 NEC) were eliminated from NEC Tournament contention with the loss.

February 24, 2011
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball NEC Tournament Tickets Available For Purchase On Thursday, Feb. 24
Tickets for the Quinnipiac men's basketball team's Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals will be available for #$%^purchase on Thursday, Feb. 24. The Bobcats are guaranteed a home game in the quarterfinals, scheduled for Thursday, #$%^March 3 at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the TD Bank Sports #$%^Center Ticket Office on the York Hill Campus or by calling 203-582-3905. Bobcat fans can also purchase tickets online at the #$%^Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Bobcat fans are encouraged to refer to #$%^www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all the latest scores, highlights, news and schedule changes.

February 23, 2011
Men's Basketball Plays Host To Monmouth Thursday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays host to Monmouth Thursday at the TD Bank Sports Center. #$%^Quinnipiac has won its last four games, including a 68-67 road victory at intrastate rival Central Connecticut Saturday. Dave #$%^Johnson had a career-high 17 points, while James Johnson added 15 points, 13 in the second half. Monmouth has been #$%^highly competitive in its last nine games, winning four. In its five losses, the Hawks have lost by a combined 13 points. #$%^including three defeats by two or fewer points. Last time out, the Hawks were edged at home by Robert Morris, 62-60. Mike #$%^Myers Keitt led the Hawks with 14 points, while Jesse Steele added 12 points. Ed Waite narrowly missed a double-double #$%^with eight points and 10 rebounds. Monmouth holds a 13-12 edge in the all-time series, but Quinnipiac has won seven of the #$%^last nine.

February 19, 2011
Men's Basketball Fends Off CCSU, 68-67
Dave Johnson (Jackson, N.J.) scored a career-high 17 points as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team earned a #$%^68-67 victory against intrastate NEC rival Central Connecticut, Saturday afternoon at Detrick Gym. With the win, the Bobcats #$%^move to 19-8 (11-5 NEC), and gained control of the pivotal head-to-head tie-breaker against the Blue Devils (18-9, 11-5 NEC), #$%^having swept the season series.

February 18, 2011
Men's Basketball Beats Bryant, 80-60
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) scored a game-high 24 points and nailed seven three-pointers as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Bryant, 80-60, Thursday night at the Chace Athletic Center. Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) added his Quinnipiac Division I record 38th double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds to push the Bobcats to 18-8 (10-5 NEC). The loss drops the Bulldogs to 9-18 (7-8 NEC).

February 18, 2011
Men's Basketball Faces CCSU In Pivotal NEC Game Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team travels to New Britain Saturday afternoon for a pivotal contest against intrastate NEC rival Central Connecticut. A win would give the Bobcats the inside track on the No. 2 seed in the NEC Tournament, along with the accompanying two home games in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, should they advance so far. QU has won its last three games, two against Sacred Heart, as well as an 80-60 victory, Thursday at Bryant. James Johnson hit seven three-pointers en route to 24 points, while Justin Rutty added 16 points and 10 rebounds for his 38th career double-double. CCSU edged Sacred Heart, 57-56 on Thursday. Ken Horton had 18 points and seven rebounds. CCSU owns a 50-18 advantage in the all-time series, but Quinnipiac has won five of the last six meetings, including the last four. QU edged CCSU, 73-68, on Jan. 15.

February 17, 2011
Quinnipiac Featured In ESPN 1050 AM's McDonald and Tierney Campus Madness Tournament
Quinnipiac University iis featured in the bracket for ESPN 1050 AM's McDonald and Tierney Campus Madness Tournament. Bobcat fans are encouraged to participate in the promotion, that could land a live broadcast with McDonald and Tierney on-campus.

February 16, 2011
Tom Moore To Appear On ESPN Radio Tonight
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore will be a guest on ESPN Radio 1300/1410's 'The Drive,' tonight at 6:05 p.m. Moore will join interim host Paul Nanos to talk about the Bobcats recent results, as well as the upcoming games at Bryant and rival Central Connecticut.

February 16, 2011
Men's Basketball Travels To Bryant Thursday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team travels to Smithfield, R.I., Thursday, looking for a measure of revenge after watching a 23-point lead slip away on Jan. 13 against Bryant. The Bobcats are coming off an NEC Rivalry Week series sweep of Sacred Heart, including a 55-48 victory on Monday. Justin Rutty scored a game-high 13 points, while James Johnson scored all 12 of his points on four second-half three-pointers. Lance Brown also added 12 points and eight rebounds. Bryant outlasted Central Connecticut, 85-80, in overtime last time out, Feb. 12. Cecil Gresham had a game-high 27 points and seven assists, while Frankie Dobbs added 19 points and six assists. Alex Francis added a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Quinnipiac owns a 39-17 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to both teams' Division II days in the Northeast-10 Conference.

February 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Earns 55-48 Road Win At Sacred Heart
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) scored all 12 of his points on four second-half three-pointers, including two late to put the #$%^Bobcats on top for good, as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Sacred Heart, 55-48, Monday night at #$%^the William H. Pitt Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 17-8 (9-5 NEC), and take a sweep of Sacred Heart (9-16, 4-10 #$%^NEC) in NEC Rivalry Week.

February 14, 2011
Men's Basketball Faces Sacred Heart On MSG Monday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team continues NEC Rivalry Week Monday, when it travels to intrastate foe #$%^Sacred Heart for a game televised live on MSG. The Bobcats came from behind to defeat Sacred Heart, 59-54, Wednesday #$%^in Hamden. Ike Azotam and Lance Brown had double-doubles for Quinnipiac, while Deontay Twyman contributed 15 points. #$%^Shane Gibson led all scorers with 21 points for Sacred Heart. The Bobcats outrebounded the Pioneers, 44-25, including a #$%^19-6 edge on the offensive boards. While Sacred Heart leads the all-time series, 36-22, the Bobcats have won the last four, #$%^including all three NEC Rivalry Week games since its inception last season. Monday's game will feature the NEC's leader in #$%^rebounding offense (Quinnipiac, 42.4) against the league's leader in rebounding defense (Sacred Heart, 34.0).

February 14, 2011
Ike Azotam Earns Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week
Quinnipiac University men's basketball freshman forward Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) has been named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, the league office today announced. Azotam posted career highs of 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Bobcats' 59-54 victory against Sacred Heart Wednesday.

February 10, 2011
Men's Basketball Outlasts Sacred Heart, 59-54
Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) and Lance Brown (Teaneck, N.J.) both compiled double-doubles as the Quinnipiac University #$%^men's basketball team held off intrastate rival Sacred Heart, 59-54, Wednesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the #$%^win, the Bobcats improve to 16-8 (8-5 NEC), while the Pioneers fall to 9-15 (4-9 NEC).

February 9, 2011
Felicia Barron and James Johnson Named Quinnipiac Athletes of the Month for January
Redshirt sophomore women's basketball guard Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) and junior men's basketball guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) have been named the Quinnipiac University Athletes of the Month for January. Barron led the Bobcats with 14.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, while Johnson contributed 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

February 9, 2011
Dave Johnson Featured In Today's New Haven Register
Quinnipiac sophomore guard Dave Johnson (Jackson, N.J.) is the subject of a feature story in today's New Haven Register. Register staff writer Bill Cloutier examines Johnson's strong play of late, and the way he makes his teammates around him better.

February 9, 2011
James Johnson Featured In "Sporting News Today"
Quinnipiac junior guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) is featured in a Q&A with Sporting News Today's Ryan Fagan in today's issue. Johnson discusses his in-game heroics against Mount St. Mary's and Robert Morris this season, as well as the Bobcats quest for an NEC Championship.

February 8, 2011
Men's Basketball Opens NEC Rivalry Week Against Sacred Heart Wednesday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team begins NEC Rivalry Week Wednesday, when it plays host to intrastate foe Sacred Heart. The Bobcats are coming off an 84-74 setback at Long Island Saturday, while the Pioneers also fell Saturday in Brooklyn at St. Francis (N.Y.), 78-51. James Johnson (24) and Justin Rutty (20) led the Bobcats in scoring, while Ike Azotam collected a team-high 10 rebounds. Julian Boyd led LIU with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Freshmen Chris Evans (17) and Evan Kelley (10) led the Pioneers in defeat at St. Francis (N.Y.). While Sacred Heart leads the all-time series, 36-21, the Bobcats have won the last three, including both games in last year's NEC Rivalry Week series. Wednesday's game will feature the NEC's leader in rebounding offense (Quinnipiac, 42.3) against the league's leader in rebounding defense (Sacred Heart, 33.6).

February 6, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls At Long Island, 84-74
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) had a game-high 24 points and Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) added 20 points, but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was defeated by NEC-leading Long Island, 84-74, Saturday afternoon at the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 15-8 (7-5 NEC), while the Blackbirds improve to 18-5 (10-2 NEC). The loss snapped a 10-game Quinnipiac winning streak against Long Island.

February 4, 2011
Men's Basketball Earns 74-60 Road Victory At St. Francis (N.Y.)
Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) scored a game-high 20 points as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team #$%^defeated St. Francis (N.Y.), 74-60, Thursday night at Peter Aquilone Court. With the win, the Bobcats move to 15-7 (7-4 #$%^NEC), while the Terriers fall to 10-12 (5-6 NEC).

February 4, 2011
Men's Basketball Challenges League-Leading LIU Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team continues NEC action in Brooklyn when it faces league-leading Long Island Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats have won three straight following a 74-60 victory Thursday at St. Francis (N.Y.). Deontay Twyman scored 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting, while Lance Brown added a career-high 12 rebounds. James Johnson also scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds for QU. The Bobcats shot 51.9 percent (28-54) and outrebounded St. Francis, 50-30. LIU got double-doubles from Julian Boyd (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Kyle Johnson (15 points, 11 rebounds) en route to its third straight win, an 81-69 decision over Sacred Heart. The Bobcats own a 15-10 edge in the all-time series against the Blackbirds, including wins in each of the last 10 meetings. Both teams rank in the top 10 in the nation in rebounds per game, with the Bobcats placing fourth (42.1) and the Blackbirds sixth (41.5).

February 3, 2011
Tom Moore To Appear On ESPN Radio Tonight at 6:05 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore will be a guest on ESPN Radio 1300/1410's 'The Drive,' tonight at 6:05 p.m. Moore will join interim host Paul Nanos to discuss the Bobcats' recent wins against Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.), as well as this weekend's games at St. Francis (N.Y.) and Long Island.

February 2, 2011
Men's Basketball Begins Weekend In Brooklyn At St. Francis (N.Y.) Thursday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team travels to Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday for the first of two Northeast #$%^Conference games in the borough. The Bobcats face St. Francis (N.Y.) on Thursday night, before taking on Long Island #$%^Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats, buoyed by the return of Justin Rutty after missing seven games due to injury, have won #$%^their last two games against Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.). Rutty scored a game-high 12 points against the Red #$%^Flash, while Dave Johnson dished out a career-high 10 assists. St. Francis won a pair of road games at Monmouth and #$%^Fairleigh Dickinson last weekend. Ricky Cadell, the NEC's leading active scorer for his career (1,495), has scored at least #$%^14 points in each of his last seven games, including 20 apiece in the two wins over the NEC's New Jersey teams. Though #$%^the Terriers lead the all-time series, 10-9, the Bobcats have won the last seven meetings.

January 31, 2011
Baskin, Langston Featured In Connecticut Post
Quinnipiac University men's basketball freshmen Dominique Langston (Bridgeport, Conn.) and Tevin Baskin (Stamford, Conn.) are featured in today's Connecticut Post. Along with Sacred Heart's Chris Evans and Evan Kelly, the Post's Bill Paxton profiles the Bobcats' duo's journey from Fairfield County high school stardom to contributing roles in college.

January 31, 2011
James Johnson Takes Choice Hotels NEC Co-Player of the Week
Quinnipiac University men's basketball junior guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) has been named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week, along with Long Island's Julian Boyd. The award is the first of the year for Johnson, and the second of his career.

January 29, 2011
Men's Basketball Tries To Trip Up Red-Hot Red Flash Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays host to Saint Francis (Pa.) Saturday afternoon in the second game of a men's and women's basketball doubleheader at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are coming off a dramatic 69-61 victory against Robert Morris. James Johnson scored a career-high 38 points, upstaging the return of Justin Rutty from injury after missing seven games. Rutty finished with six points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench. Saint Francis (Pa.) has won its last five games, all NEC victories. The first four came at home, where the Red Flash is 6-1, while the last win came in overtime at Sacred Heart, Saint Francis' first road victory in 13 tries this season. Umar Shannon had a game-high 30 points. The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 16-7. Saint Francis won the last meeting, 73-68, last Feb. 18 in Loretto, Pa.

January 29, 2011
Men's Basketball To Take Part In Coaches vs. Cancer Suit and Sneakers Awareness Weekend
During today's men's basketball game, the Quinnipiac University coaches will wear sneakers with their suits in support for Coaches vs. Cancer? Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend. Basketball coaches in the Northeast Conference and nationwide will wear sneakers with their suits to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society and its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Basketball fans are encouraged to also wear sneakers to games that weekend to show their support.

January 29, 2011
Men's Basketball Cruises Past Saint Francis (Pa.), 75-55
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team opened with a 22-0 run and cruised to a 75-55 Northeast Conference victory #$%^against Saint Francis (Pa.), Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. Seven different Bobcats figured in the opening #$%^burst, and Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) scored a team-high 12 points for the game. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 14-7 #$%^(6-4 NEC), while the Red Flash falls to 7-14 (5-5 NEC).

January 28, 2011
Johnson's 38 Points Lead Men's Basketball Past Robert Morris, 69-61
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) erupted for seven three-pointers and a career-high 38 points and added eight rebounds as #$%^the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Robert Morris, 69-61, Thursday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. #$%^Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) returned to the court after missing seven games due to an elbow injury, contributing six points #$%^and 10 rebounds. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 13-7 (5-4 NEC), while the Colonials fall to 9-11 (5-4 NEC). The game #$%^was the first meeting between the two teams since the Colonials nipped the Bobcats, 52-50, in the 2010 NEC Tournament #$%^Championship Game, last March 10.

January 28, 2011
New Haven Register Chronicles Men's Basketball's Win Against Robert Morris
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team's 69-61 victory is chronicled by New Haven Register staff writer Bill Cloutier #$%^and columnist Dave Solomon in today's newspaper. Cloutier recounts James Johnson's (Queens, N.Y.) career-high 38 points, #$%^second-most in the country last night behind only Chattanooga's Ricky Taylor (41), who needed two overtime periods to eclipse #$%^Johnson's mark. Solomon analyzes the emotional lift of Justin Rutty's (Newburgh, N.Y.) unexpected early return from injury.

January 27, 2011
Men's Basketball Game Against Robert Morris On Thursday, Jan. 27 To Be Played As Scheduled
The Quinnipiac men's basketball's game against Robert Morris on Thursday, Jan. 27 at the TD Bank Sports Center #$%^in #$%^Hamden, Conn., will be played as scheduled despite heavy snowfall Thursday morning. Quinnipiac officials have confirmed that #$%^the game will still begin at 7 p.m.

January 26, 2011
Men's Basketball Looks To Avenge NEC Championship Loss To Robert Morris Thursday On MSG
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team looks to exact revenge on Robert Morris for last year's loss in the NEC Tournament Championship Game, Thursday at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats also seek to snap a three-game losing skid, having dropped road contests at Brown, Wagner and Mount St. Mary's in their last three games. Robert Morris has won four out of its last five games, falling only this past Thursday to NEC-leading Long Island. The Colonials won at Mount St. Mary's and earned home wins against Fairleigh Dickinson, Monmouth and St. Francis (N.Y.). Robert Morris owns a 15-8 advantage in the all-time series, including a 52-50 victory in last year's NEC Tournament Championship Game. James Feldeine led all scorers with 17 points in the contest, while Karon Abraham led the Colonials with 16 points. Meanwhile, James Johnson scored a career-high 28 points in an 87-79 Bobcats win at RMU, Feb. 20, 2010.

January 23, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls At Mount St. Mary's, 72-63
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) scored the 1,000th point of his career, but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team #$%^was defeated by Mount St. Mary's, 69-61, Saturday night at Knott Arena. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 12-7 (4-4 NEC), while #$%^the Mountaineers improve to 7-14 (5-3 NEC).

January 21, 2011
Wagner Defeats Men's Basketball, 90-80
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) scored 24 points, but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was defeated by Wagner, 90-80, Thursday night at the Spiro Sports Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 12-6 (4-3 NEC), while the Seahawks improve to 9-9 (5-2 NEC).

January 21, 2011
Men's Basketball Looks To Bounce Back At Mount St. Mary's
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team looks to snap its first stretch of consecutive losses this season Saturday when it travels to Mount St. Mary's. The Bobcats are coming off losses at Brown and Wagner. Most recently, the Seahawks downed Quinnipiac, 90-80, Thursday in Staten Island behind 57.9 percent shooting, including 66.7 percent (10-15) from long range. They also connected on 36-of-44 free throws. James Johnson led Quinnipiac with 24 points and stands just three shy of 1,000 for his career. Meanwhile, Mount St. Mary's defeated Sacred Heart, 61-45, Thursday for its second straight win. Shawn Atupem erupted for 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting, six rebounds and three steals. Julian Norfleet (13) and Lamar Trice (11) also scored in double figures. The Bobcats look to even the all-time series, in which the Mount currently holds a 12-11 edge.

January 19, 2011
Tom Moore Continues Weekly Spot On ESPN Radio Tonight at 6:05 p.m.
Bobcats fans can hear Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore all season long on 'The Drive,' on ESPN Radio 1300 and 1410. Continuing today, January 19, Moore will be a weekly guest on ESPN Radio 1300 (New Haven) and ESPN #$%^Radio 1410 (Hartford). Today, Moore will speak with interim host Steve Lenox live at 6:05 p.m. This is Moore's third straight season as a weekly #$%^guest on the local affiliates of ESPN Radio.

January 19, 2011
NESN To Rebroadcast Men's Basketball's Win Against CCSU Wednesday at 7:30
NESN will rebroadcast the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team's 73-68 victory against Central Connecticut, #$%^Wednesday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. The broadcast features the announcement of Quinnipiac's 'Top Moments of the #$%^Decade,' at halftime, as well as video of Felicia Barron's last-second game-winning three-pointer earlier in the day during the #$%^Quinnipiac women's basketball team's 76-75 victory against the Blue Devils.

January 19, 2011
Men's Basketball Looks To Even Score At Wagner Thursday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team looks to avenge a Jan. 3 loss when it travels to Wagner Thursday. The Bobcats took their first NEC loss of the year to the Seahawks, 73-68. Tyler Murray had a game-high 28 points for Wagner. James Johnson led the Bobcats with 15 points, while Justin Rutty and Deontay Twyman had 14 points apiece. Most recently, the Bobcats fell at Brown, 87-78. Johnson led QU with 19 points. Wagner is coming off its first two NEC losses of the season, falling on the road to St. Francis (N.Y.), 72-56, and Long Island, 84-54. Murray averaged 19.5 points per game on the weekend. The Seahawks lead the all-time series, 14-12.

January 17, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls At Brown, 87-78
Brown used a 15-1 second half run to defeat the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team, 87-78, Monday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) had a team-high 19 points to lead four Quinnipiac (12-5) players in double figures, while adding a team-high six assists. Tucker Halpern led Brown (7-8) with 26 points, while Peter Sullivan added 22 points.

January 16, 2011
Twyman's 23 Points Lead Men's Basketball Past Central Connecticut, 73-68
Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) scored 18 of his career-high 23 points in the first half as the Quinnipiac University men's #$%^basketball team defeated Central Connecticut, 73-68, Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the #$%^Bobcats improve to 12-4 (4-2 NEC), while the Blue Devils fall to 10-7 (3-3 NEC).

January 16, 2011
Men's Basketball Gets Final Non-Conference Tune-Up At Brown Monday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays the first of three straight road games Monday, when it travels to Brown for its final non-conference match-up of the 2010-11 regular season. The Bobcats are coming off a 73-68 victory against intrastate NEC rival Central Connecticut Saturday. Deontay Twyman led the way with a career-high 23 points, while Tevin Baskin added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats. James Johnson (13) and Jamee Jackson (11) also scored in double figures for Quinnipiac. The Bears fell to Yale, 69-64, in their Ivy League opener Saturday. Tucker Halpern had a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds, while Sean McGonagill (14) and Garrett Leffelman (10) also scored in double figures. Brown owns the all-time series lead, 5-2, though the Bobcats won last year's meeting, 88-75, in Hamden.

January 14, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls To Bryant, 69-61
Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) compiled a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds, but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team fell to Bryant, 69-61, Thursday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 11-4 (3-2 NEC), while the Bulldogs improve to 4-13 (2-3 NEC).

January 14, 2011
Men's Basketball Renews Rivalry With CCSU On NESN Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team renews its rivalry with intrastate NEC foe Central Connecticut, Saturday at 4 p.m. The game can be seen live on NESN-TV. The Bobcats are looking to avenge a 69-61 loss Thursday to Bryant, while extending an unprecedented run of success against the Blue Devils, having won four of the last five against CCSU. The Blue Devils have been playing solid basketball of late, having won six of their last seven games, including a 92-63 thumping of UMass, Jan. 3, and an 88-75 win against Sacred Heart, Thursday in Fairfield. CCSU has dominated the all-time series, 50-17. However, Tom Moore leads the personal series against Howie Dickenman, 4-2.

January 12, 2011
Men's Basketball Returns Home Thursday To Face Bryant
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team returns home Thursday to face Bryant at 7 p.m. The Bobcats are coming off a weekend sweep of the league's New Jersey teams, Monmouth and Fairleigh Dickinson, on the road. Deontay Twyman led four Bobcats in double-figures with 17 points in a 66-56 win at FDU on Saturday. Dave Johnson also tied his career high, contributing 14 points. The Bulldogs earned their first-ever NEC home win with a 67-64 decision against St. Francis (N.Y.) Saturday. Cecil Gresham had a game-high 24 points, while Corey Maynard knocked down the game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds. The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 39-16, including wins in both of last season's contests.

January 9, 2011
Men's Basketball Defeats Fairleigh Dickinson, 66-56
Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) had a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 66-56, Saturday afternoon at Stratis Arena. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 11-3 (3-1 NEC), while the Knights fall to 3-10 (2-2 NEC).

January 9, 2011
Tom Moore To Appear On Fox CT Sports Ticket Tonight at 10:45
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore will be a featured guest on the Fox CT Sports Ticket, tonight #$%^at 10:45 p.m. The Bobcats are coming off a weekend sweep of the NEC's New Jersey schools, Monmouth and Fairleigh #$%^Dickinson, on the road. The road wins push the Bobcats record to 5-0 on the opposition's home floor, Quinnipiac's best start on #$%^the road in program Division I history.

January 7, 2011
Men's Basketball Erases 14-Point Second-Half Deficit To Defeat Monmouth, 72-70
Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.) scored a career-high 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting as the Quinnipiac University men's #$%^basketball team erased a 14-point second half deficit to defeat Monmouth, 72-70, Thursday night at the Multipurpose Activity #$%^Center. Jackson's free throw with 14 seconds left gave Quinnipiac its first lead since the five-minute mark of the first half, and #$%^the lead stood up. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 10-3 (2-1 NEC), while the Hawks fall to 5-10 (1-2 NEC).

January 7, 2011
Men's Basketball Travels to Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team completes a two-game road trip through New Jersey when it travels to Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday. The Bobcats are coming off a 72-70 victory at Monmouth in which they erased a 14-point second-half deficit. Jamee Jackson had a career-high 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Meanwhile, Fairleigh Dickinson suffered a 67-50 loss at home to Sacred Heart on Thursday, the team's sixth straight loss. Kamil Svrdlik scored a team-high 13 points, with seven points coming from the free-throw line. No FDU player made more than four field goals as the Knights shot just 30.6 percent (15-49). Though the Knights lead the all-time series, 16-11, the Bobcats have won six of the last seven.

January 6, 2011
Men's Basketball Begins Two-Game NEC Road Stretch At Monmouth Thursday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team travels to Monmouth Thursday, looking to bounce back after seeing its #$%^five-game winning streak snapped by Wagner Monday. The Seahawks defeated the Bobcats, 73-68, at the TD Bank Sports #$%^Center. Meanwhile, Monmouth defeated Bryant, 66-57, Monday. However, the Bobcats will face a much different team than #$%^the Hawks who beat the Bulldogs. According to several published reports, four Hawks - Will Campbell, Gary Cox, Jordan #$%^Davis and Matt Pritchett - have been suspended indefinitely due to academic reasons. Campbell, Cox and Davis combined #$%^for 29 points and 16 rebounds in 73 minutes Monday. Davis compiled his first career double-double with 12 points and 13 #$%^rebounds to go along with six assists Monday. Monmouth leads the all-time series, 13-11, though the Bobcats have won six #$%^of the last eight meetings.

January 6, 2011
Former Quinnipiac Star James Feldeine Excelling In Spain
Former Quinnipiac University men's basketball star James Feldeine '10 has been excelling recently for his professional team in Spain, Leche Rio Breogan Lugo. Quinnipiac student Matthew Stucko recently caught up with Feldeine. To read Stucko's story on Feldeine, please click on the link provided.

January 4, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls To Wagner, 73-68
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) compiled his 37th career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was defeated by Wagner, 73-68, Monday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 9-3 (1-1 NEC), while the Seahawks improve to 6-7 (2-0 NEC).

January 2, 2011
Men's Basketball Tries For Sixth Straight Win Monday Against Wagner
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team looks for its sixth straight win Monday, when it reopens Northeast Conference play against Wagner. The Bobcats are coming off a thrilling 82-81 win at Boston University in which Dominique Langston tipped in the game-winner with 3.8 seconds left in regulation. Justin Rutty also added his 36th career double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Wagner defeated Albany, 80-65, on Thursday. Josh Thompson scored 24 points off the bench, while Tyler Murray added 17. Four Seahawks dished out at least five assists, paced by Latif Rivers' seven, to account for Wagner's 24 dimes on the day. Though Wagner owns a 14-11 edge in the all-time series, QU has won the last two. Quinnipiac swept the season series last year, taking the first meeting, 78-66, Jan. 9 in Hamden, before earning a 66-57 decision Jan. 28 in Staten Island.

December 30, 2010
Langston's Tip-In Propels Men's Basketball Past BU, 82-81
Dominique Langston (Bridgeport, Conn.) tipped in a missed Bobcats shot with 3.8 seconds left as the Quinnipiac University #$%^men's basketball team outlasted Boston University, 82-81, Wednesday night at Case Gym. Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) led #$%^Quinnipiac with his 36th career double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds, his sixth of the season. With the win, the Bobcats #$%^improve to 9-2, while the Terriers fall to 5-8.

December 28, 2010
Men's Basketball Looks For Fifth Straight Win At Boston University Wednesday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team looks for its fifth straight win Wednesday, when it travels to Boston to take on Boston University. The Bobcats are coming off an impressive 88-63 win at Niagara in which James Johnson knocked down seven of Quinnipiac's 12 three-point field goals. Dominique Langston also added his first career double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. BU defeated St. Joseph's, 85-79, on Dec. 21. Darryl Partin scored 29 points, while John Holland added 19. The Terriers shot 56.3 percent (9-16) from long range in the contest. The Terriers lead the all-time series, 1-0, having taken a 66-60 victory against the Bobcats on Nov. 24, 2000, in Washington, D.C.

December 28, 2010
Men's Basketball Featured On ESPN.com
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team, senior forward Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and junior guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) were highlighted in a recent ESPN.com article by Mark Adams. In Adams' 'A weekly look at the mid-major scene,' he lists Rutty among the 20 players from mid-major schools he'd assemble on a team 'and the mission was to beat all of the big boys.' In listing Quinnipiac as the top team in the 'Who Else Is Hot' section on his piece, Adams calls Johnson and Rutty, 'the best 1-2 punch in the NEC.' He also says, 'the Bobcats look like heavy favorites in the NEC.'

December 23, 2010
Men's Basketball Beats Niagara, 88-63, On The Road
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) drilled seven three-point field goals and scored a game-high 23 points as the Quinnipiac #$%^University men's basketball team beat Niagara, 88-63, Wednesday night at the Taps Gallagher Center. With the win, the #$%^Bobcats improve to 8-2, while the Purple Eagles fall to 3-9.

December 20, 2010
Men's Basketball Travels To Niagara Wednesday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team begins a two-game road stretch when it travels to Western New York to face Niagara Wednesday. The Bobcats are coming off arguably the most impressive victory in program history, a 73-66 win against Rhode Island. It was the first win in program history against an Atlantic 10 team. The Purple Eagles fell at Central Connecticut, 74-71, in New Britain Sunday. The two teams have never met.

December 13, 2010
Rutty, Langston Sweep NEC Weekly Awards
Quinnipiac University men's basketball senior Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and freshman Dominique Langston (Bridgeport, #$%^Conn.) have been named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, after leading #$%^the Bobcats to wins against defending Patriot League Champion Lehigh and perennially-powerful Rhode Island of the Atlantic 10 #$%^Conference.

December 13, 2010
ESPN.com's Weekly Watch Highlights Men's Basketball's Win Against URI
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team's 73-66 victory against Rhode Island is highlighted in ESPN.com's Weekly Watch, released today on the website.

December 12, 2010
Men's Basketball Outlasts Rhode Island, 73-66
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) had 13 points apiece as the Quinnipiac University men's #$%^basketball team defeated Rhode Island, 73-66, in front of a season-high 2,909 at the TD Bank Sports Center Saturday #$%^afternoon. The win is the first in program history against an Atlantic-10 school for the Bobcats (7-2). The Rams fall to 6-4 with #$%^the loss.

December 10, 2010
Men's Basketball To Raise Money For Hoops For Heart Health
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team has been raising money and awareness this season for Hoops for Heart Health, a non-profit organization that was started by NBA forward Ryan Gomes, to address the problem of sudden cardiac arrest in high school, college and professional sports. Including the Dec. 11 game against the University of Rhode Island, a table will be set up in the lobby of the TD Bank Sports Center at all Saturday home games throughout the season to collect donations that will benefit the organization.

December 9, 2010
Men's Basketball Faces Rhode Island Saturday On NESN-TV
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team concludes its five-game homestand Saturday, when it plays host to Rhode #$%^Island in a game regionally-televised on NESN. The Bobcats are coming off a wild 84-78 victory against Lehigh on Tuesday, #$%^while the Rams defeated Northeastern on the road Wednesday. Rhode Island leads the all-time series, 2-0, including an 83-74 #$%^victory, Dec. 8, 2009, in Kingston, R.I.

December 9, 2010
Men's Basketball Coaches Take Part In "Shots From The Heart"
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore and Assistant Coach Eric Eaton recently took part in 'Shots From The Heart,' a free-throw shooting contest designed to raise awareness for the growing problem of heart disease. In addition to raising heart disease awareness, the contest also pays tribute to the late Skip Prosser, who passed away in July 2007 of a heart attack.

December 9, 2010
Men's Basketball Signs Two For 2011-12
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore has announced the signings of Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.) and Zaid Hearst (Silver Spring, Md.) to National Letters of Intent. Drame is a 6-foot-7 post player currently playing at Marianapolis (Conn.) Prep, while Hearst, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, is also in a prep year at Salisbury (Conn.) School.

December 8, 2010
Men's Basketball Wins Shootout Against Lehigh, 84-78
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) turned in the 35th double-double of his career with 27 points and 11 rebounds, as the Quinnipiac #$%^University men's basketball team defeated defending Patriot League Champion Lehigh, 84-78, in a non-conference game at the #$%^TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 6-2 overall, while Lehigh drops to 4-5 on the season.

December 6, 2010
Men's Basketball Entertains Lehigh Tuesday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team continues its five-game homestand Tuesday at 7 p.m., when it plays host to Lehigh at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are coming off a thrilling 77-75 buzzer-beating victory against Mount St. Mary's in their Northeast Conference opener on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Mountain Hawks were defeated last time out at home by Fordham, 74-67. Quinnipiac leads the all-time series, 2-1, but fell to Lehigh, 79-71, last Nov. 18 at Stabler Arena.

December 4, 2010
Johnson Flurry Caps Men's Basketball's 77-75 Buzzer-Beating Victory Against Mount St. Mary's
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) scored eight points in the final minute of regulation, including the game-winning steal and fast- #$%^break bucket in the final seconds, as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team came from behind to defeat Mount St. #$%^Mary's, 77-75, in the Bobcats' Northeast Conference opener Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, #$%^the Bobcats improve to 5-2 (1-0 NEC), while the Mountaineers fall to 3-5 (1-1 NEC).

December 3, 2010
Men's Basketball Opens NEC Play At Home Against The Mount Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team opens Northeast Conference play Saturday when it welcomes Mount St. Mary's to the TD Bank Sports Center at 2 p.m. The Bobcats are coming off a wild 66-64 defeat to Massachusetts on Wednesday, while the Mountaineers knocked off Sacred Heart, 66-52, Thursday night in Fairfield. The Mount owns a 12-10 advantage in the all-time series, including a 61-56 win, Jan. 30, 2010, in Emmitsburg, Md.

December 2, 2010
Men's Basketball Featured In 'Sporting News Today'
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team is featured in today's Sporting News Today. The story highlights the Bobcats' preseason NEC favorite status and Justin Rutty's return for his senior season following an NEC Player of the Year campaign as a junior.

December 2, 2010
Men's Basketball Erases 19-Point Deficit Against UMass, Falls On Last-Second Goal Tend, 66-64
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball overcame a 19-point deficit just prior to halftime to the University of Massachusetts, but lost on a last-second goal tend, as the Minutemen defeated the Bobcats, 66-64, at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. UMass remains undefeated at 7-0 while Quinnipiac drops to 4-2 on the season.

December 2, 2010
Kelly Babstock and James Johnson Named Quinnipiac November Athletes of the Month
Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and men's basketball junior guard James Johnson have been named Quinnipiac's Athletes of the Month for November.

December 1, 2010
Men's Basketball Lends A Hand To Special Olympics
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team helped honor Special Olympics Champions Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Special Olympics Connecticut 2010 Holiday Sports Classic, held at the Quinnipiac Recreation Center. The team presented medals to the winning teams and also cheered on the competitors during games.

November 30, 2010
Johnson's 20-Point Effort Leads Men's Basketball To 75-67 Win Against Maine
Quinnipiac's James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) dropped in a game-high 20 points, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists #$%^and two steals, as he led the Bobcats to a 75-67 win against Maine at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, Quinnipiac #$%^improves to 4-1 through its first five games of the season while Maine drops to 2-3 overall.

November 30, 2010
Men's Basketball Plays Host To UMass Wednesday Night
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team continues a five-game homestand Wednesday night when it plays host to #$%^Massachusetts at 7 p.m. UMass's visit to Hamden marks the first time the Bobcats' men's basketball team has played host to #$%^an Atlantic-10 team. The second will come in less than two weeks when Rhode Island plays on Lender Court, Dec. 11. The #$%^Bobcats are coming off a come-from-behind 75-67 win against Maine on Monday, while the Minutemen have won all six games #$%^they've played this season, including an 83-76 victory over Holy Cross, Saturday at Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst, Mass. #$%^Wednesday's game is the first true road game of the season for UMass.

November 29, 2010
Ike Azotam Named Choice Hotels NEC Co-Rookie of the Week
Quinnipiac University freshman men's basketball forward Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) has been named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office today. Azotam scored a game-high 15 points on 7-for-7 shooting and added seven rebounds in the Bobcats' 69-52 victory at Dartmouth on Tuesday.

November 28, 2010
Men's Basketball Begins Five-Game Homestand Monday Against Maine
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team begins a five-game homestand Monday, when it plays host to the University #$%^of Maine. The Bobcats defeated Dartmouth, 69-52, Tuesday night in Hanover, N.H., while the Black Bears fell at Notre Dame, #$%^97-72, last Monday night. The Black Bears have fallen to a pair of high-major teams in Notre Dame and Maryland, while #$%^defeating Utah Valley and NAIA member Maine-Machias. The two teams have played in each of the last three years, with the #$%^road team winning each contest. The Black Bears won the inaugural meeting in 2007, before the Bobcats won in Orono each of #$%^the last two seasons.

November 24, 2010
Men's Basketball Earns 69-52 Road Win At Dartmouth
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.), Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) scored 15 points apiece as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Dartmouth, 69-52, Tuesday night at Leede Arena. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 3-1, while the Big Green fall to 1-4.

November 22, 2010
Men's Basketball Plays First Road Game At Dartmouth Tuesday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays its first road game of the year Tuesday, when it travels to Hanover, N.H., to face Dartmouth College. The Bobcats have dominated the series in recent years, winning seven of the last nine and eight of 12 overall. The Bobcats are coming off a tough 79-75 loss to Vermont Saturday, while the Big Green will play their third game in three cities covering five days Tuesday. Dartmouth defeated Hartford, 71-57, Friday in Connecticut, before falling to Loyola (Md.), 73-59, Sunday in Baltimore.

November 20, 2010
Men's Basketball Faces Vermont On NESN-TV Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays host to Vermont in a game regionally televised by NESN, Saturday #$%^afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are coming off two straight wins over Yale and Hartford to begin the #$%^season, while the Catamounts defeated perennially-powerful Siena on the road before leading UConn at the half but ultimately #$%^falling, 89-73. The Catamounts lead the all-time series 4-0, including an 80-77 victory last season.

November 20, 2010
Second-Half Comeback Falls Short For Men's Basketball Against Vermont, 79-75
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) led a furious second-half comeback with 10 points, five steals and three assists in the latter stanza, but it wasn't enough to overcome an 18-point deficit as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was defeated by Vermont, 79-75, Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 2-1, while the Catamounts improve to 2-1.

November 17, 2010
Men's Basketball Holds Off Hartford, 66-64, In Home Opener
James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) scored a game-high 23 points and Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) compiled his 32nd career #$%^double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team held off Hartford, 66-64, #$%^Tuesday night in the Bobcats' home opener at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 2-0 overall, #$%^while the Hawks fall to 0-2.

November 15, 2010
Men's Basketball To Raise NEC Championship Banner Prior To Home Opener Tuesday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team plays host to Hartford in its home opener, Tuesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. Prior to the game, the Bobcats will raise the 2009-10 NEC Regular Season Championship banner. Quinnipiac opened the 2010-11 season with an 84-75 victory against Yale Friday night in the second annual Connecticut 6 Classic. Justin Rutty paced the Bobcats with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Deontay Twyman and James Johnson added 16 points apiece. Hartford took a tough 64-62 loss to Central Connecticut at the Connecticut 6, after leading for the majority of the game. The Bobcats are 13-5 all-time against Hartford, including wins in each of the last three meetings.

November 15, 2010
Justin Rutty Named Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week
Quinnipiac University men's basketball junior Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) has been named the Choice Hotels Northeast #$%^Conference Player of the Week after compiling his Quinnipiac Division I record 31st career double-double with 19 points and 10 #$%^rebounds against Yale in the Connecticut 6 Classic at Mohegan Sun Arena. Rutty's 31 double-doubles lead all active NEC #$%^players. The NEC award is the fourth of Rutty's career.

November 14, 2010
Men's Basketball Defeats Yale, 84-75, In Season Opener
Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) compiled his 31st career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds and James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) and Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) added 16 points apiece as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Yale, 84-75, Saturday night in the second annual Connecticut 6 Classic at Mohegan Sun Arena. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 1-0 overall and 4-0 under Head Coach Tom Moore in season openers. The Bulldogs fall to 0-1.

November 12, 2010
Justin Rutty Named To All-Connecticut 6 Preseason Team
Quinnipiac University men's basketball senior forward Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) has been named to the 2010-11 All-Connecticut 6 Preseason Team. Rutty takes his place on the team after earning the inaugural Connecticut 6 Player of the Year Award.

November 11, 2010
Men's Basketball Featured In Today's New Haven Register
The New Haven Register's Bill Cloutier previews the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team's 2010-11 season in a feature story in today's newspaper. Cloutier looks back at last year's run to the Northeast Conference Tournament Championship Game, and the desire this year's team has to make it to the NCAA Tournament.

November 11, 2010
Men's Basketball Opens 2010-11 Against Yale At Mohegan Sun Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team opens the 2010-11 campaign against local rival Yale at the second annual #$%^Connecticut 6 Classic, being played this year at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The Bobcats are coming off #$%^unprecedented success in 2009-10, having won a program-record 23 games, including a 71-64 at Yale on Nov. 21. The #$%^Bulldogs were 12-19 in 2009-10, including a 6-8 mark in the Ivy League. The Bobcats and Bulldogs have met twice, with the #$%^Bobcats winning both games.

November 10, 2010
Tom Moore To Appear On Mike'd Up Today
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore will be a featured guest with host Mike Francesa on WFAN/YES-TV's 'Mike'd Up' at Mohegan Sun today at 3:05 p.m.

November 3, 2010
Men's Basketball Named Unanimous 2010-11 NEC Favorite
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team has been selected as the unanimous favorite to win the Northeast Conference by the league's coaches, the conference office today announced on its annual preseason media teleconference. All 11 other coaches in the league picked the Bobcats as the favorite, making Quinnipiac the first unanimous pick since Long Island in 1997-98. Quinnipiac Head Coach Tom Moore's vote went to Long Island, as coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. In addition, 2009-10 Northeast Conference Player of the Year Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) was selected to the Preseason All-NEC Team.

October 5, 2010
Rutty's Glass-Shattering Dunk Grabs National Attention
National sports news outlets ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and FoxSports.com have taken notice of senior forward Justin Rutty's (Newburgh, N.Y.) glass-shattering dunk during a recent workout. All three news outlets have posted stories on their respective websites chronicling the event.

October 4, 2010
Tom Moore Featured In Connecticut Post Sunday
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore was the subject of a Question & Answer session with the Connecticut Post, which ran in Sunday's newspaper. Moore answers questions from the Post's Bill Paxton about the predictions of several news outlets that the Bobcats are the preseason favorite to win the Northeast Conference, as well as the Second Annual Connecticut 6 Classic and individual questions about some of his players.

September 30, 2010
Scott Burrell To Appear On ESPN Radio Tonight at 6:05
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Scott Burrell will be a guest on ESPN Radio's 'The Back Page with Jason Page' today at 6:05 p.m. The show can be heard on ESPN Radio 1300 in the New Haven area and ESPN Radio 1410 in the Hartford area.

September 28, 2010
Men's Basketball Featured In New Haven Register
The Quinnipiac men's basketball team was featured in the New Haven Register on Tuesday, Sept. 28. In a feature story written by Dave Borges, Quinnipiac Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore discusses the team's trip to Europe this past summer.

September 28, 2010
Men's Basketball Adds Mike Gabriel, Garvey Young
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore has announced that Mike Gabriel (Chicago, Ill.) and Garvey Young (Washington, D.C.) will join the Bobcats in 2010-11. Gabriel will be immediately eligible for the upcoming season, while Young will see his first action on the court for the Bobcats in 2011-12 due to NCAA transfer rules.

September 25, 2010
Men's Basketball Visits Achievement First Bridgeport Academy
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team visited with students at the Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Friday morning. The team spoke with the students to encourage them to continue to achieve in the classroom and answered questions about issues ranging from the classroom to the basketball court.

September 24, 2010
Three Major Publications Name Bobcats Preseason NEC Favorite
Three major publications have named the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team as the preseason favorite to win the Northeast Conference Championship. Athlon Sports, Lindy's and The Sporting News each picked the Bobcats to win the league title.

August 30, 2010
FoxSports.com Reports On Bobcats' European Tour
Fox Sports national college basketball writer Jeff Goodman recently spoke with Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore about his team's recent European Tour. In Goodman's blog today, he discusses what Moore found out about his team on the trip abroad.

August 26, 2010
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe: The Conclusion
We got up early in Paris, ate a team breakfast, and departed from the hotel at 10:30 a.m. Paris time. About 12 hours of traveling later, we pulled back into the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden. Traveling that much is always draining, but I think everyone is happy to finally be back home.

August 26, 2010
Tom Moore To Discuss European Tour On ESPN Radio Tonight
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore will be a guest on ESPN Radio 1410/1300's (Hartford/New Haven) 'The Back Page with Jason Page,' tonight at 6:30 p.m. Moore will discuss his team's recent European Tour through The Netherlands, Belgium and France, where the Bobcats went 3-1. Moore will also take a look at a 2010-11 Bobcats roster with several new faces.

August 23, 2010
Men's Basketball Closes European Tour With 90-70 Win Over Cergy
Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.) had a game-high 18 points and 14 rebounds and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) added a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Cergy, 90-70, Monday night outside Paris. The Bobcats outrebounded Cergy by an astounding 64-25 margin to finish their European Tour with a 3-1 record. The double-double by Azotam was his third in four games during the trip, as he averaged 11.5 points and 12.0 rebounds. Jackson also averaged a double-double with 13.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.

August 23, 2010
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 9
On our last full day on our European Tour, we had the opportunity to choose what we wanted to do. I really wanted to go inside the Notre Dame cathedral, but as I mentioned in previous blogs, with only four days in Paris, you have to make decisions, and today I chose to follow the group that went inside the Louvre museum. The team got together and decided on two options - shopping or the Louvre. I figured since we were in France, I might as well go inside the Leauve since I didn't know if I'd ever come back here again. I think this was a great decision. The artwork in there was extraordinary. They had enormous sculptures and paintings, both with exquisite detail. The biggest attraction in there was Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' This was an awesome painting to see. After having seen it for years on TV, and in books, to see it up close was almost surreal. There was a mob scene in front of the photo of probably over one hundred spectators. Getting to the painting was like trying to get to the exit in a crowded club. Surprisingly, we were allowed to take pictures of it, but weren't allowed to use a flash. This rule was blatantly ignored by the photographers crowding around the painting.

August 22, 2010
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 7
We just got in from our third game, and we got back on the right track with a great win here in Paris. It was a tough game, but we played with great energy from start to finish, and executed on both ends of the court. I think everyone still had a bad taste in their mouths from our loss in Belgium, and we came out fired up and ready to play. Our pressure defense and physical offense proved to be enough to drive us to victory. We will play one more game here in France on Monday, and then we will head back across the pond for the U.S. of A.

August 22, 2010
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 8
There is so much to do in Paris that it makes it so difficult to pick what you want to do. Our tour guide, Bob, said you could see something new every day for at least two months and still not see everything. Today we had some time to see different things that we wanted to see. Myself and several players, coaches and staff, went to the garden at Musee Rudin and saw the famous statue 'The Thinker.' We also went to the Musee de l'Armee or the Hotel des Invalides, which was the home of Napolean's tomb. His tomb was astonishing. It was enormous. Inside the giant tomb were five caskets, one inside the other, and the last one held the remains of the famous Emperor. The former church in which he was buried was full of beautiful paintings, and statues, on the ceilings, walls and floor. Entering the level of the tomb was like entering some sort of forbidden chamber at the Hogwarts Castle in Harry Potter. Also inside the Hotel, was Napolean's son's burials, as well as displays of all sorts of weaponry and armor used at the time.

August 21, 2010
Men's Basketball Defeats Charenton, 75-69
Senior Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) scored a game-high 19 points and freshman Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) added his second double-double as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated St. Charles Charenton St. Maurice, 75-69, Saturday night at Nelson Pavillou in suburban Paris. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 2-1 on their European Tour.

August 20, 2010
Men's Basketball Falls At Antwerp, 66-59
Sophomore forward Raheem May-Thompson (London, England) scored 19 points and added seven rebounds, but the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was defeated by St. Jan-Antwerp, 66-59, Thursday night. Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.) also added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats, who fall to 1-1 on their European tour with the loss.

August 20, 2010
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 5
Today was our last day in Belgium. We just got back from our game, and we lost a real close contest. After a sluggish #$%^beginning, we were able to pick up the energy and storm back into the game. We got some tough breaks and missed some #$%^critical shots that usually fall for us and the deficit proved to be just a bit too much for us to overcome. Hopefully we will have #$%^better luck in Paris.

August 20, 2010
QU Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 6
Today was a travel day for the Bobcats. We got up early and left Belgium for Paris. It was a four-hour drive, so we had plenty of time to soak in the roadside sites. We drove through the rolling hills of the French countryside, and drove by the high-speed French train (actually it drove past us). For about 150 kilometers of the trip into Paris, I thought every electrical tower was the Eiffel Tower. As we drove into the actual city, we got a quick glimpse of the top of the tower. It's unbelievable that we are here in Paris and being able to see such a global icon.

August 19, 2010
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 4
Well we parted ways with Amsterdam this morning, for the sunny skies of Belgium. One difference that is immediately noticeable is that the amount of English being spoken has been lessened here in Belgium. I was very surprised by how much English was spoken in the Netherlands. There was practically no language barrier and everyone seemed to be able to communicate in our native tongue. Here in Belgium, there is still a lot of English being spoken, but far less than Amsterdam. From what I hear, this will act as our warm-up for our trip to Paris in a few days. According to our tour guide, there will be little or no English in Paris. But we will save that for when we actually get there. For now, we are still here in the home of the French Fry (that's right, Belgium is where the French Fry originated).

August 18, 2010
QU Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 3
On our last day here in Amsterdam, we were able to do what we really came here to do - win basketball games. We played against the Meppel Red Giants and were able to win handily. A lot of guys played well for us. Ike Azotam, Will Harrison, and Deontay Twyman were just a few of the many that played well for us tonight. What is really exciting is that we were able to get a convincing win, and it was our first game together, and still we have a lot of room to get better as a team.

August 17, 2010
QU Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 2
Our second day here in Amsterdam was great! After a full night's sleep, the jet lag wasn't as bad today. I still needed #$%^to take long nap in the afternoon to really get in sync with the time difference. It's really weird to think that when we are #$%^waking up, some of you back home will just be going to bed. And as I write this right before bed, people back home are #$%^probably just coming back from work, and eating dinner.

August 17, 2010
Men's Basketball Overpowers Meppel Red Giants, 109-61
Freshman forward Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) scored 21 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and made five steals as the Quinnipiac #$%^University men's basketball team defeated the Meppel Red Giants, 109-61, in the Bobcats' European Tour opener Tuesday #$%^night. Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) added 20 points, while William Harrison (Bronx, N.Y.) had 16 points. Jamee Jackson #$%^(Newark, N.J.) and Raheem May-Thompson (London, England) had 13 points apiece, and nine and eight rebounds, #$%^respectively. Dave Johnson (Jackson, N.J.) also contributed eight points and eight assists.

August 16, 2010
Men's Basketball Departs For European Tour Saturday
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team will depart on a European Tour through The Netherlands, Belgium and France #$%^starting Saturday and running through Aug. 24. The team will play four games during the stretch, one each in The Netherlands #$%^and Belgium, as well as a pair of games in Paris.

August 16, 2010
QU Men's Basketball In Europe: Day 1
What's up QU fans, Sean Light here reporting live from Amsterdam. We just finished up our first day here on our European #$%^Tour. It was a long day of traveling and touring. We left Newark Airport on Friday at around 7pm, and eight hours later we #$%^touched down in Paris. The flight was real long, but we had games, movies, and TV shows to keep us busy during the time. #$%^It was definitely an experience to see the sun set and rise all in one flight. A lot of the other passengers and some of the #$%^stewardesses were commenting on how it was going to be a long flight for some of our taller guys like Justin Rutty and #$%^Jamee Jackson. When we finally got into Paris it was raining and a bit cold outside. We all got something to eat while we #$%^waited for our connecting flight to Amsterdam. This flight was much shorter, only a little over an hour, and I was able to get #$%^my first few minutes of sleep since Friday morning. It's tough for the taller guys to get comfortable and sleep with little to no #$%^room to move.

August 16, 2010
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe Archive
Quinnipiac Men's Basketball In Europe Archive

August 11, 2010
Tom Moore Featured In FoxSports.com, NCAA Report On APR Improvement
Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore and the Bobcats men's basketball team were featured in a report filed today by FoxSports.com's Jason Belzer, highlighting the coaches in NCAA Division I who have had led the greatest academic turnarounds over the past three years. Moore's teams improved by 219 Academic Progress Rate points since the 2006-07 academic year, the greatest improvement among NCAA Division I men's basketball programs.

July 16, 2010
Men's Basketball To Play Program-Record 15 Regular-Season Home Games In 2010-11
The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team will play a program-record 15 home dates in the 2010-11 regular season, #$%^highlighted by contests against Atlantic 10 foes Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition to nine home NEC games, the #$%^Bobcats also face Lehigh of the Patriot League and America East opponents Hartford, Maine and Vermont at the TD Bank #$%^Sports Center this season.