2018-19 News

  • Firebirds brought the heat to the lion’s den but fell short in the ECC playoffs 61-60.
    March 06, 2019
    Rockville Centre, NY- The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team brought the heat in what turned out to be a very intense match up game against Molloy College, Wednesday night.
  • Firebirds took flight on senior night to secure a spot in the ECC Playoffs!
    March 02, 2019
    Washington, D.C. (March 2. 2019) – Lead by senior Danny Shand with a team high 27 points and a perfect 14-14 at the free throw line, the UDC Firebirds was able to soar past the Queens college Knights to secure the number 6 slot in the East Coast Conference playoffs
  • Firebirds Split Weekend Games to Stay in The ECC Tournament Race
    February 25, 2019
    WASHINGTON, DC - On Feb. 22nd The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team defeated East Coast Conference rival and pre-season favorite Roberts Wesleyan Friday night at UDC Gym.
  • Kevin Cox Surpasses 1,000 Points as the Firebirds Win on the Road
    February 07, 2019
    BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Senior guard Kevin Cox surpassed 1,000 points for his career as he scored 17 points in the University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team’s 102-70 victory at LIU Post. Four Firebirds finished in double figures. Freshman guard Juanye Colon led the Firebirds with 23 points on 7-12 shooting from the three point line, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Junior guard Zachary Olukanni extended his double figures scoring streak to six games by scoring 18 points on 7-14 shooting.
  • Smart Play and Efficient Shooting Leads Firebirds to Road Victory
    February 02, 2019
    Dobbs Ferry, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team fought back from a nine point halftime deficit to defeat Mercy College 84-74 Saturday afternoon. Four Firebirds finished in double figures with three players finishing with 18 points in scoring. Junior guard Zachary Olukanni led the way for the Firebirds scoring 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, eight rebounds, and two steals. Senior guard Kevin Cox led the Firebirds in the first half scoring 10 of his 18 points off a series of dunks, acrobatic layups, and three pointers. Senior guard Danny Shand and freshman guard Juanye Colon were spark plugs off the bench in the second half. Danny Shand scored all 12 of his points in the second half as well as defensively grabbing two steals. Juanye Colon scored 15 of his 18 points on 5-of-7 shooting from behind the three point line. ECC assists leader senior guard Quadire Truesdale facilitated the offense by dishing out eight assists and scoring eight points.The Mavericks were led by Bryan Griffin, who finished the game with a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds. Amir Atkins led the Mavericks bench with 17 points. Despite being out rebounded, the Firebirds won the game behind efficient shooting and defense. UDC shoot the ball 45 percent from the field and 46 percent from behind the three point line. Neither team got to the free throw line much, but the Firebirds were the better team making 83 percent of their free throws while the Mavericks only made 63 percent of their free throws. A 21-10 points off turnovers difference made the Difference for the Firebirds en route to their 10 point victory over the Mavericks. The Firebirds will stay on the road and travel Brookville, NY to take on LIU Post Thursday, February 7th. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
  • Strong Balanced Attack Propels Firebirds Over ECC Preseason Favorites 91-81
    January 30, 2019
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team defeated the East Coast Conference preseason favorites University of Bridgeport with defense and strong long range shooting Wednesday night at UDC Gym.
  • Offensive Struggles Lead to 87-59 Defeat
    January 27, 2019
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Firebirds were defeated 87-59 by Roberts Wesleyan Saturday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Fall on the Road 95-65
    January 27, 2019
    Amherst, N.Y. – Firebirds defeated 95-65 by Daemen.
  • Offensive Struggles Lead to 87-59 Defeat
    January 25, 2019
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Firebirds were defeated 87-59 by Roberts Wesleyan Friday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Fall 80-79 After Last Second Foul Results in Free Throws
    January 19, 2019
    Flushing, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team were narrowly defeated 80-79 by Queens College Saturday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Comeback Bid Cut Short 65-63 By Buzzer Beater
    January 16, 2019
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team fought back, but Molloy College, prevails 65-63 in ECC conference play Wednesday night at UDC Gym.
  • Strong Team Shooting Powers Firebirds to 98-74 Win
    January 12, 2019
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team earned a 98-74 win vs. NYIT in ECC conference play Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • Second Half Woes Slow Firebirds UDC falls 95-69
    January 02, 2019
    Sparkill, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team were defeated, 95-69 by the nationally-ranked Spartans (#18 NABC, #16 D2SIDA), St. Thomas Aquinas College in East Coast Conference play Wednesday afternoon in Sparkill, NY.
  • Late Dominican Charge Dooms District of Columbia
    December 29, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated in overtime, 87-84 by Dominican College in East Region non-conference play Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • Firebirds Tame Tigers for 73-67 Comeback Win
    December 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned a 73-67 come-from-behind win vs. Holy Family University in East Region non-conference play Sunday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • Firebirds Battle to 84-80 Victory vs. Rival Bowie State
    December 10, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned an 84-80 victory vs. Division II local rival Bowie State Monday night in the nation’s capital.
  • Second Half Struggles Continue as UDC Men’s Basketball Falls, 69-58 vs. Mercy
    December 08, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated, 69-58 vs. Mercy College in East Coast Conference play Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • UDC Men’s Basketball Succumbs to Pre-season ECC Favorite, 88-72; Unable to Withstand 2nd Half Bridgeport Blitz
    December 05, 2018
    BRIDGEPORT, CT – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated, 88-72 by host University of Bridgeport in both teams’ East Coast Conference season opener Wednesday night at Hubbell Gym.
  • Firebirds Finish Off Chestnut Hill for Fifth Straight Win
    December 01, 2018
    PHILADELPHIA, PA – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team defeated Chestnut Hill College, 83-74 in East Region non-conference play Saturday afternoon at Sorgenti Arena.
  • Firebirds Win 4th Straight, 88-75 vs. Nyack
    November 24, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned its 4th straight victory, 88-75 vs. visiting Nyack College in East Region non-conference play Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • Firebirds Outlast Goldey-Beacom in 80-79 Overtime Win in Season Home Opener
    November 20, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned a thrilling, 80-79, overtime win vs. visiting Goldey-Beacom College in East Region non-conference play Tuesday night at UDC Gym.
  • Quadire Truesdale Earns ECC Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week
    November 19, 2018
    WEST BABYLON, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Quadire Truesdale has earned East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts during the week ending November 18th.
  • UDC Men’s Basketball Triumphs Over Slippery Rock, 64-59
    November 17, 2018
    SLIPPERY ROCK, PA – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned a 64-59 victory vs. host Slippery Rock University on Saturday afternoon in NCAA Division II non-regional action at Morrow Field House.
  • Firebirds Ward off Bears to Earn Season’s 1st Win, 83-77
    November 14, 2018
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned its first win of the season vs. host Bloomfield College by a score of 83-77 Wednesday night at Bloomfield Gym.
  • Second Half Collapse Results in 86-82 Loss to Wilmington
    November 11, 2018
    SPARKILL, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated, 86-82 by Wilmington University during Day 3 of the Conference Challenge Tournament hosted by St. Thomas Aquinas College.
  • UDC Men’s Basketball Drops Season Opener vs. Stonehill
    November 10, 2018
    SPARKILL, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated, 87-61 by East Region foe Stonehill College in its season opener Saturday night and the 2nd night of the Conference Challenge Tournament hosted by St. Thomas Aquinas College.
  • UDC Men’s Basketball Picked 5th in ECC Preseason Poll
    November 08, 2018
    WEST BABYLON, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was picked to finish 5th of 10 teams in the East Coast Conference in this year’s preseason coaches’ poll.
  • UDC Athletic Department Announces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Package
    October 09, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia Athletic Department is now offering season ticket packages for all 25 Firebirds men’s and women’s basketball contests.
  • Earl Jones to be Inducted in Small College Basketball Hall of Fame
    August 13, 2018
    BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball great Earl Jones will be inducted in the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame on November 2 at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, St. Joseph, Missouri.