2011-12 Washington and Lee Men's Basketball News Releases

May 15, 2012
Lawson and Westfal Highlight Major Award Winners at W&L
Washington and Lee University held its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 15 at Lee Chapel. Headlining the award winners were senior soccer player Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County) and senior football player Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan), who were selected as the “Pres” Brown Outstanding Senior Female and Male Athletes of the Year as voted on by members of the department.

May 9, 2012
W&L Claims the 2012 ODAC Overall Sports Champion Cup
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee University has claimed the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup for the ninth-straight year.

April 24, 2012
Numerous W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 185 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

April 20, 2012
Five Generals Named to ODAC Winter Sportsmanship Teams
Several Washington and Lee athletes have been selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference/StellarOne Sportmanship Teams for the winter season.

February 24, 2012
Marlins Top Generals, 87-63, in ODAC Quarterfinals
The top-seeded and seventh-ranked Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team defeated ninth-seeded Washington and Lee, 87-63, in the quarterfinal round of the ODAC Tournament on Friday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.

February 23, 2012
W&L's Ey Named Second Team All-ODAC
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2012 men’s basketball postseason awards at its annual awards banquet on Thursday evening and Washington and Lee junior J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) was named second team all-conference.

February 21, 2012
Hot-Shooting Generals Down Wasps, 67-50
Ninth-seeded Washington and Lee shot 59.0 percent (23-39) from the floor in defeating eighth-seeded Emory & Henry, 67-50, in the first round of the ODAC men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday evening at the King Center.

February 20, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Notes - ODAC Tournament
The Generals look to stay perfect in postseason play against Emory & Henry in Tuesday's Play-In Round of ODAC Tournament. Tip at the King Center is at 7:00 pm.

February 19, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Falls, 77-49, at No. 7 VWC
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team wrapped up regular-season play with a 77-49 loss at No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon.

February 15, 2012
Cold Shooting Dooms W&L Men's Hoops in 70-53 Loss to EMU
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team was held scoreless for an 8:18 stretch that spanned the halftime break and shot just 30.8 percent from the floor in dropping a 70-53 contest to Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

February 11, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Falls at Bridgewater, 81-78
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball fell, 81-78, to Bridgewater College at Nininger Hall on Saturday afternoon.

February 8, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Goes Cold in a 68-49 Loss to Guilford
First-year guards Javon McDonald (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg) and Clay McLean (Charlotte, N.C./Davidson Day) shot a combined 12-of-22 (.546), but the rest of the team went 6-of-28 (.214) as Washington and Lee fell to Guilford, 68-49, on Wednesday evening at Ragan-Brown Field House.

February 7, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Game Notes: Week 12
Generals look to keep momentum following 22-point win over No. 21 Randolph-Macon with a pair of ODAC contests away from the Warner Center this week.

February 4, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Swats No. 21 Yellow Jackets, 78-56
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team hade five players score in double figures and the Generals turned in a dominant performance on the boards in defeating No. 21 Randolph-Macon, 78-56, on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

February 1, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Goes Cold in 60-38 Loss to Randolph
Randolph College hit nine second-half three pointers and Washington and Lee hit a season-low 22.0 percent of its field goal attempts in falling, 60-38, in men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

January 30, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Notes - Week 11
W&L will face off against two Top-25 teams this week as they host three contests at the Warner Center.

January 30, 2012
Third-Ranked VWC Outlasts W&L, 92-76, in Men's Hoops
The third-ranked Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan shot 54.7 percent from the floor, including 52.5 percent from beyond the arc, as it outlasted Washington and Lee, 92-76, in men’s basketball action at the Warner Center on Monday evening.

January 25, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Puts the Clamps on E&H , 67-46
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team limited Emory & Henry to 11 second-half points in posting a 67-46 win over the Wasps on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

January 23, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Notes - Week 10
The Generals look to inch closer to .500 in the ODAC with a single league contest this week.

January 21, 2012
W&L Races Past Ferrum, 84-65, in Men's Hoops
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team shot a season-high 56.1 percent from the floor and three players scored in double figures as W&L snapped a two-game losing streak with an 84-65 win over Ferrum College on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

January 18, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Falls at Hampden-Sydney, 78-56
Hampden-Sydney used an 18-3 run over a 7:03 stretch in the first half to turn a two-point lead into a 17-point advantage in defeating the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team, 78-56, on Wednesday evening at Fleet Gymnasium.

January 14, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Stumble at Lynchburg, 88-63
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team shot just 35.8 percent (19-53) from the field in falling, 88-63, to Lynchburg at Turner Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.

January 11, 2012
Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 166 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50.

January 11, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Shoots Past Roanoke, 79-57
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team shot 50.9 percent from the floor (29-57) and the Generals recorded their first regular-season sweep of Roanoke since the 1988-89 season with a 79-57 win over the Maroons on Wednesday evening at the Bast Center.

January 10, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Notes - Week 8
Washington and Lee takes to the road for a pair of ODAC contests, with a Wednesday trip to Roanoke followed by a Saturday matchup at Lynchburg.

January 4, 2012
W&L Men's Hoops Defeat EMU, 72-65
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team built a nine-point lead by halftime, then survived a spirited second-half rally in pulling out a 72-65 win over Eastern Mennonite at Yoder Arena on Wednesday evening.

January 2, 2012
W&L Men's Basketball Game Notes - Week 7
W&L travels to Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday for a 7:00 pm game in the Generals' only action of the week.

January 1, 2012
Hampden-Sydney Trips Up Generals, 77-65, in Men's Basketball
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team shot just 37.3 percent from the floor in falling, 77-65, to Hampden-Sydney on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

December 30, 2011
Generals Outlast Juniata, 93-89 2OT, in Men's Hoops
First-year guard Javon McDonald (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg) scored 23 points and Junior forward J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) netted 22 points as Washington and Lee outlasted Juniata, 93-89 in double overtime, in men’s basketball action on Friday evening at the Warner Center.

December 29, 2011
W&L Topples Monarchs, 83-57, in Men's Hoops
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team built a 24-point lead by halftime and cruised to an 83-57 win over Methodist in game one of the W&L Invitational on Thursday afternoon at the Warner Center.

December 7, 2011
Generals Stifled by Quakers, 96-67, in Men's Basketball
Guilford College shot 60.0 percent (39-65) from the field and had six players score in double figures as the Quakers ran away with a 96-67 win over the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

December 5, 2011
W&L Men's Basketball Game Notes - Week 4
The Washington and Lee men's basketball team hosts Guilford on Wednesday in its final contest before the Christmas Holiday.

December 3, 2011
Randolph Bests Generals, 78-70, in Men's Basketball
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team dug itself an early 19-point hole and was unable to dig itself out in falling, 78-70, to Randolph College at the RAD Center on Saturday afternoon.

November 30, 2011
W&L Men's Hoops Survives Roanoke, 73-66
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team used a game-ending 11-4 run and received double-doubles from junior forward J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) and sophomore forward Larry Whitaker (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) en route to a 73-66 victory over Roanoke College on Wednesday evening at the Warner Center.

November 28, 2011
W&L Men's Basketball Notes - Week 3
Generals open up ODAC play with a pair of conference games this week, beginning with a home game against Roanoke on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

November 27, 2011
W&L Men's Hoops Falls to Christopher Newport, 76-66
Washington and Lee shot just 29.2 percent (7-24) from the floor in the second half as the Generals men’s basketball team fell to Christopher Newport, 76-66, in the championship game of the CNU/Point Plaza Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Freeman Center.

November 26, 2011
W&L Men's Hoops Shoots Past Wesley, 88-81
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team shot 10-of-21 (.476) from three-point range and 20-of-22 (.909) from the free throw line to post an 88-81 win over Wesley in the CNU/Point Plaza Invitational on Saturday evening at the Freeman Center.

November 23, 2011
W&L Men's Basketball Notes - Point Plaza Invitational
Washington and Lee looks to ride momentum of a 3-1 start as it takes part in the Point Plaza Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport on Saturday and Sunday.

November 22, 2011
Generals Topple Shenandoah, 80-65, in Men's Hoops
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team saw four starters score in double figures and the Generals led wire-to-wire in posting an 80-65 win over Shenandoah on Tuesday evening at Shingleton Gymnasium.

November 22, 2011
W&L's J.D. Ey Named ODAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Washington and Lee junior J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) has been named the ODAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 5.

November 21, 2011
W&L Men's Basketball Game Notes - Week 2
Washington and Lee looks to keep its strong start going with a trio of games over the Thanksgiving break beginning at Shenandoah on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

November 19, 2011
W&L Hoops Falls to 4th-Ranked Amherst, 100-64
Fourth-ranked Amherst College shot nearly 54 percent from the floor and held a 55-31 advantage on the glass in defeating Washington and Lee, 100-64, in the championship game of the Ken Wright '52 Memorial Invitational Tournament hosted by the Amherst on Sunday.

November 18, 2011
W&L Men's Hoops Defeats Elms, 72-68
Junior guard Jeremy Adkins (Huntington, W.Va./Spring Valley) scored 24 points and junior forward J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) tallied 16 points, a career-high 21 rebounds and a career-high seven assists to lead the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team to a 72-68 win over Elms College in the opening round of the Ken Wright '52 Memorial Invitational Tournament at Elms on Friday evening.

November 15, 2011
Generals Hold Off Red Devils, 69-67, in Men's Hoops
The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team nearly blew a 22-point second half lead in staving off Dickinson for a hard-fought 69-67 win in the season-opener for both teams on Tuesday night.

November 14, 2011
W&L Men's Basketball Notes - Week 1
W&L men's basketball set to open the 2011-12 campaign with a trio of games in the season's first week.

November 11, 2011
W&L Men's Basketball 2011-12 Season Preview
Robert Louis Stevenson would have marveled at the similarities between the 2010-11 version of the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team and his iconic novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

October 28, 2011
W&L Men's Hoops Tabbed 7th In ODAC Preseason Poll
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee was picked to finish seventh out of 11 teams.

September 6, 2011
ODAC Releases 2010-11 Academic All-Conference Team
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference recently released its 2010-11 All-Academic Team and Washington and Lee once again led the league in number of athletes honored.

August 25, 2011
Washington and Lee University Partners With Special Olympics
Washington and Lee University, in unison with like-minded initiatives set forth by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is announcing a partnership with the Special Olympics.

August 11, 2011
W&L Announces Partnership with First Team Broadcasting
Washington and Lee will be partnering with First Team Broadcasting to provide live streaming of selected University events during the 2011-12 school year.