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Photos and Game Summary: VUU Men Fight Back for Hard Fought Win Against Lincoln

The Panthers trailed until the final four minutes before getting the lead and never letting it go.

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Lincoln (PA) 90, Virginia Union 97

Virginia Union University’s Keleaf Tate scored a team-high 21 points to lead VUU to a 97-90 come-from-behind win over Lincoln University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 22, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Virginia Union trailed until four minutes left in the game when the Panthers took a 78-77 lead on a dunk by Jordan Peebles.

“You’ve got to tip your hat to Lincoln, because they played a great game,” said VUU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jay Butler.  “They put up 90 points on us and that’s the most we’ve had scored against us in a long time.  We scored 65 points in the second half, and that was a great offensive performance.  We needed to get some stops down the stretch and we got them when we needed them.”

Peebles scored 18 points while teammate Tyriek Railey added 16 points.

VUU’s Darius Hines scored 15 points and teammate Robert Osborne had a team-high eight rebounds.

The win raised Virginia Union’s record to 13-4 overall and 6-1 in the CIAA.  Lincoln fell to 12-6 overall and 5-2 in CIAA play.

Virginia Union now travels to Fayetteville, N.C., to face Fayetteville State University at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25.

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Photos and Game Summary: Panthers Come Back to Win Home Finale

VUU will wrap up the 2021-22 regular season when the Lady Panthers travel to Raleigh, N.C., to face Shaw University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19.

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Virginia Union University’s Ny Langley recorded a double-double for the second consecutive game as VUU downed Salem University 84-75 in the Lady Panthers’ home finale on Thursday, February 17, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Langley led VUU with 18 points and 15 rebounds in the win.

VUU’s Ymani Breedlove grabbed 11 rebounds while teammate Chris Alston scored 17 points.

Virginia Union’s Raven Williams added 11 points and Darryn Zeigler scored 10 points in the win.

“Salem University plays a very tough, fast paced style of basketball, but we really locked in defensively in the fourth quarter and held them to 6 points,” said VUU Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tierra Terry.  “We had four people in double digits, and Ny Langley showed her pure will and determination tonight with 18 points and 15 rebounds. We are really proud of our overall defensive effort tonight, and that is what won us this game.”

VUU will wrap up the 2021-22 regular season when the Lady Panthers travel to Raleigh, N.C., to face Shaw University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19.

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Photos and Game Summary: VUU Men Win Hard Fought Battle Against the Vikings

Virginia Union University’s men’s basketball team reached the 20th-win plateau for the first time in five years as the Panthers downed a stubborn Elizabeth City State University team 57-51.

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Virginia Union University’s men’s basketball team reached the 20th-win plateau for the first time in five years as the Panthers downed a stubborn Elizabeth City State University team 57-51 on Wednesday, February 16, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

The 2016-17 team won 22 games, and now the Panthers have a record of 20-6 overall and 12-3 in the CIAA.

The win was also the 24th straight home win for the Panthers and marked the first time since the Dave Robbins era that VUU finished a season undefeated at home.

Virginia Union’s Tyriek Railey and Raemaad Wright led the Panthers in scoring with 10 points apiece while Robert Osborne led VUU on the boards with nine rebounds.

“This was a hard-fought win tonight against a tough Elizabeth City team,” said VUU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jay Butler.  “We struggled offensively tonight and missed a lot of free throws, but defense kept us in the game, and we made plays down the stretch to get the win on Senior Night.  We wanted to send seniors Tyriek RaileyJordan Peebles, and Kelvin Calhoun out with a win on their last home game.”

Elizabeth City State fell to 13-12 overall and 6-9 in CIAA play.

VUU will wrap up the 2021-22 regular season when it travels to Raleigh, N.C., to face Shaw University at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19.

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Photos and Game Summary: Lady Panthers Upset Elizabeth City

Virginia Union University’s Ny Langley recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Panthers to a 73-60 upset of CIAA Northern Division leading Elizabeth City State University.

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Virginia Union University’s Ny Langley recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Panthers to a 73-60 upset of CIAA Northern Division leading Elizabeth City State University on Wednesday, February 16, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

VUU’s Taniah Johnson scored 14 points while Raven Williams and Darryn Zeigler scored 10 points apiece in the win.

“We dedicated tonight’s win to our seniors,” said VUU Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tierra Terry.  “They have given their all to Virginia Union and we wanted tonight to be memorable. ECSU is an excellent and well coached team. Tonight we executed the game plan with excellence and had a season-high 20 assists. Ny Langley’s double-double and six assists played a big factor in this game, while also having three other players in double-digit scoring. Raven Williams and Ymani Breedlove left everything on the court tonight. We love and appreciate our seniors.”

Virginia Union will conclude the home part of the 2021-22 season when the Lady Panthers tip off against Salem University at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

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