Christopher Newport Captains

All times Eastern
Overall: 19-9 - Conference: 9-7
11/16 vs. Arcadia W, 79-66 BX
11/19 at Randolph-Macon W, 84-83 BX RC
11/23 vs. York (N.Y.) W, 89-83 BX RC
11/24 vs. Emory L, 92-90 BX RC
12/1 at Eastern Mennonite W, 68-59 BX RC RC PH
12/4 at Southern Virginia W, 80-54 BX PH
12/7 at York (Pa.) * • W, 63-60 BX
12/15 at Virginia Wesleyan W, 83-80 BX RC
12/18 vs. Salisbury * • W, 56-47 BX RC
12/30 vs. Pitt-Greensburg W, 76-70 BX
1/4 vs. Frostburg State * • W, 72-59 BX
1/8 vs. Wesley * • L, 64-46 BX RC
1/11 at Penn State-Harrisburg * • L, 63-60 BX
1/15 at Mary Washington * • L, 76-65 BX RC
1/18 vs. Marymount * • W, 76-69 BX RC
1/25 at Frostburg State * • W, 84-41 BX
1/27 at St. Mary's (Md.) * • L, 73-62 BX
2/1 vs. York (Pa.) * • W, 73-57 BX RC
2/3 vs. Southern Virginia W, 91-76 BX
2/5 at Salisbury * • L, 83-58 BX
2/8 at Wesley * • L, 66-63 BX RC
2/12 vs. Mary Washington * • W, 74-61 BX
2/15 vs. Penn State-Harrisburg * • W, 74-44 BX
2/19 vs. St. Mary's (Md.) * • L, 69-64 BX
2/22 at Marymount * • W, 59-56 BX
2/25 at Salisbury W, 78-74 BX
2/27 at Wesley W, 59-54 BX PH
3/1 at Mary Washington L, 65-48 BX RC

(* Conference; • Region)
All times Eastern
Overall: 19-9 - Conference: 9-7
12/7 at York (Pa.) * • W, 63-60 BX
12/18 vs. Salisbury * • W, 56-47 BX RC
1/4 vs. Frostburg State * • W, 72-59 BX
1/8 vs. Wesley * • L, 64-46 BX RC
1/11 at Penn State-Harrisburg * • L, 63-60 BX
1/15 at Mary Washington * • L, 76-65 BX RC
1/18 vs. Marymount * • W, 76-69 BX RC
1/25 at Frostburg State * • W, 84-41 BX
1/27 at St. Mary's (Md.) * • L, 73-62 BX
2/1 vs. York (Pa.) * • W, 73-57 BX RC
2/5 at Salisbury * • L, 83-58 BX
2/8 at Wesley * • L, 66-63 BX RC
2/12 vs. Mary Washington * • W, 74-61 BX
2/15 vs. Penn State-Harrisburg * • W, 74-44 BX
2/19 vs. St. Mary's (Md.) * • L, 69-64 BX
2/22 at Marymount * • W, 59-56 BX

(* Conference; • Region)

2013-14

Wesley 14-2 23-4
Mary Washington 12-4 25-6
St. Mary's (Md.) 11-5 19-8
Christopher Newport 9-7 19-9
Salisbury 9-7 14-12
Marymount 7-9 16-12
Penn State-Harrisburg 5-11 8-17
York (Pa.) 3-13 5-20
Frostburg State 2-14 3-22
Southern Virginia 0-0 6-16

Past Records

2013-14 (19-9, 9-7 CAC)
2012-13 (22-6, 11-3 USAC)
2011-12 (23-5, 12-0 USAC)
2010-11 (18-9, 9-3 USAC)
2009-10 (15-13, 7-5 USAC)
2008-09 (18-9, 10-2 USAC)
2007-08 (10-16, 6-6 USAC)
2006-07 (15-11, 7-5 USAC)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: John Krikorian
Conference: CAC

Christopher Newport

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 4583
Location: Newport News, VA
Colors: Royal Blue, Silver
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Arena: Freeman Center (2300)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

November 18, 2014
Recap: Warhawks hold off Hope
UW-Whitewater got its first win of the season at Hope while Christopher Newport edged Randolph-Macon...
March 10, 2014
NABC Division III all-star game voting closed!
Eight players are on the ballot for the final vote for the 2014 Reese’s® Division III...
February 27, 2014
Thursday: Low five
Five ranked women's teams were eliminated from their conference tournaments in the semifinals, some...
February 26, 2014
Tuesday: Bethany bounced, CNU advances
Ninth-seeded Geneva sent PAC top seed Bethany deep onto the bubble, while CNU made the CAC semis for...
January 5, 2014
Hoopsville On Demand: Back on Sunday!
Hoopsville returned to Sunday nights as Dave McHugh talked to No. 8 WPI, NO. 18 CNU and Defiance on...
December 18, 2013
18th-ranked CNU Holds Off Salisbury, 56-47, for Fifth Straight Victory
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Christopher Newport held off Salisbury Wednesday night at the Freeman Center,...
December 15, 2013
CNU Knocks Off 6th-ranked Virginia Wesleyan in Overtime, 83-80
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.- Christopher Newport handed Virginia Wesleyan its first loss of the season...
December 1, 2013
CNU Earns 68-59 Win on the Road at Eastern Mennonite
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Christopher Newport men's basketball team took to the road on the...
November 24, 2013
CNU Men's Basketball Falls to Emory, 92-90, in Captains Shootout Championship
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- Christopher Newport's season-opening winning streak was snapped at three Sunday...
November 19, 2013
Tuesday wrap: Youth serves Hope well
Hope got big contributions from young players in a win over archrival Calvin. Plus coaches at...
November 19, 2013
CNU Wins 800th Game in Program History, Dropping No. 16 Randolph-Macon, 84-83
CNU jumped to an early lead thanks to red hot three-point shooting. The Captains were eight of 14...
March 2, 2013
Cabrini advances, NESCAC survives
The Cavaliers showed they are still a tough out and both NESCAC teams survived first round scares....
March 2, 2013
Captains Win, 84-72, Over Rutgers-Newark in NCAA Opening Round
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- For the first time in over a decade, the Christopher Newport men's basketball...
February 23, 2013
CNU Captures Second Straight USA South Championship With 81-74 Win Over Greensboro
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- In their final year in the USA South Athletic Conference, the Christopher...
February 22, 2013
Captains Defeat NC Wesleyan to Advance to USA South Championship Game
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.- The Captains of Christopher Newport will play for the USA South Championship...
February 21, 2013
Captains Defeat Cougars, 74-58, to Advance in USA South Tournament
FAYETTEVILLE, NC- Christopher Newport opened the 2013 USA South Tournament Thursday afternoon with a...
February 17, 2013
CNU Wins Regular Season Conference Tournament With 76-52 Win Over Ferrum
FERRUM, Va. -- The Christopher Newport men's basketball team earned its second straight USA South...
February 16, 2013
Captains Defeat Averett, 77-56; Will Play for USA South Regular Season Title on Sunday
DANVILLE, Va.- The Captains of Christopher Newport used a late first-half surge Saturday to open a...
February 13, 2013
CNU Back in Win Column With 93-67 Victory Over N.C. Wesleyan
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Will Clarkson helped spark a big first half run in his final regular season...
February 9, 2013
Captains Lose Third Straight at LaGrange, 73-68
LaGRANGE, Ga. -- The 21st-ranked Captains dropped their third straight decision on Saturday, falling...
February 7, 2013
Former CNU coach passes away
Christopher Newport is mourning the death of C.J. Woollum, longtime men's basketball coach and...
February 4, 2013
No. 21 Captains Fall to Va. Wesleyan, 79-66, for Second Straight Loss
NEWPORT NEWS, Va- The three-point shooting of Virginia Wesleyan proved to be too much for the...
February 2, 2013
No. 16 Captains Upset By Greensboro, 72-69
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- The 16th-ranked Captains of Christopher Newport lost for the first time this...
January 26, 2013
No. 15 CNU Drops Methodist in USA South Action, 78-57
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- After leading by seven at the half Saturday, the Captains of Christopher Newport...
January 23, 2013
No. 15 CNU Runs Away From Averett, 76-52
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The 15th-ranked Captains put together one of its most balanced performances of...
January 19, 2013
Biberaj Leads No. 17 Captains Past Maryville, 79-71
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Powered by the dominant inside presence of Nik Biberaj, the 17th-ranked...
January 15, 2013
Letting his actions speak
If you are looking for an indication of the type of player Tra Benefield is for Christopher Newport,...
January 12, 2013
No. 13 Captains Bounce Back With Win Over LaGrange, 86-76
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Behind a career-high tying performance from junior Tra Benefield, the 13th-rank...
January 9, 2013
Wednesday wrap: It all falls apart
As conference play gets started in earnest, the opponents that know you best are beginning to show...
January 9, 2013
No. 13 Captains Winning Streak Snapped at North Carolina Wesleyan
ROCKY MOUNT, NC - Christopher Newport's 18-game USA South Conference winning streak came to an end...
January 6, 2013
Biberaj Leads No. 16 Captains In Dominant Win at Greensboro, 90-60
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A tremendous offensive effort led the 16th-ranked Christopher Newport Captains...
January 5, 2013
Big Second Half Run Leads No. 16 CNU Past Methodist, 68-48
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Powered by a 16-0 run to start the second half, the 16th-ranked Christopher...
January 2, 2013
Benefield Leads 16th-Ranked Captains to 76-58 Win Over Ferrum
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Freshly minted the 16th-ranked team in the nation, the Christopher Newport...
December 29, 2012
#19 Captains Sail Past Bridgewater in Tournament Final, 97-74
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Powered by a pair of dominant performances, the 19th-ranked Christopher Newport...
December 28, 2012
Piedmont cancels rest of men's basketball season
The first year under Mark Bollinger will end up being a memorable one at Piedmont, but not in a good...
December 28, 2012
No. 19 CNU Drops Heidelberg, 65-53
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The 19th-ranked Christopher Newport Captains improved to 7-1 overall this...
December 17, 2012
No. 20 CNU Stymies Eastern Mennonite, 66-46
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- In their first game in over 11 days, the 20th-ranked Christopher Newport...
December 5, 2012
No. 15 CNU Falls to No. 24 St. Mary's on the Road, 65-60
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. -- The 15th-ranked Christopher Newport men's basketball team was denied a...
November 25, 2012
Captains Slip Past John Carroll, 85-84, For Point Plaza Invitational Title
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Sophomore Mike Cherry scored a game-high 26 points, none of which were more...
November 24, 2012
Saturday wrap: DePauw bears down
DePauw edged Wash U. at Illinois Wesleyan where the Titans beat Coe. The Christopher Newport men...
November 24, 2012
CNU Survives Program's Longest Game With 81-79 Win Over Wesley After Four Overtimes
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- After playing the longest game in CNU history, the Captains men's basketball...
November 20, 2012
Captains Cruise Past Salisbury With Strong First Half, 77-63
SALISBURY, Md. -- Powered behind a strong opening half, the Christopher Newport men's basketball...
November 15, 2012
CNU, York open in style
The Christopher Newport men and York (Pa.) women opened the new season with nice wins. Also MIT...
November 15, 2012
Captains Hold Off No. 24 Randolph-Macon in Season Opener, 77-70
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- In the 2012-13 season opener, the Christopher Newport University Captains (1-0)...
March 13, 2012
Full D-III All-Star Game rosters announced
The National Association of Basketball Coaches today announced rosters for the 2012 Reese’s&re...
March 2, 2012
Brooks' 52 Ends #25 Captains Season; WestConn Beats CNU 94-84 in 1st Rd
LANCASTER, PA- It's not often that a player scores 45 points in a game, let alone in a single half....
February 26, 2012
Straight A's for Amherst, but upsets elsewhere
The Lord Jeffs won both sides of the NESCAC, but bubble teams got more bad news on Sunday. Who else...
February 26, 2012
CNU Captures USA South Championship Over Greensboro, 82-72
NEWPORT NEWS, VA- The Christopher Newport men's basketball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament...
February 24, 2012
Captains Blow Out Methodist in USA South Semifinals, 97-62
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Top-seeded Christopher Newport (22-4) dominated the second half in tonight's...
February 18, 2012
CNU Wraps Up Undefeated USA South Season With 99-95 Win Over Averett
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Senior guard Conley Taylor saved one of his best career performances for his...
February 17, 2012
CNU withdraws from USAC to apply to CAC
Christopher Newport has notified the USA South of its intention to withdraw and pursue membership in...
February 15, 2012
Captains Outlast Shenandoah, 69-60 for Twentieth Win
WINCHESTER, Va. – The Christopher Newport University men’s basketball overcame a...
February 5, 2012
Captains Clinch Regular Season Title; Beat Ferrum 85-78
FERRUM, Va. -- Christopher Newport University clinched the 2012 USA South Athletic Conference...
January 31, 2012
Captains Hang On To Beat N.C. Wesleyan, 73-71
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Captains righted the ship tonight, shaking off it's fourth loss of the...
January 28, 2012
#5 Va. Wesleyan Snaps CNU Win Streak, 89-74
NORFOLK, Va. -- The fifth-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins (16-2) snapped the Captains...
January 25, 2012
Captains Run Win Streak to 12 With 91-72 Win at Averett
DANVILLE, Va. -- Led by double-double nights from Luc Atangana and Nik Biberaj, the Captains surged...
January 23, 2012
Strong Second Half Leads CNU Past Salisbury, 81-65
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Led by a season-high 35 points from senior guard Conley Taylor, the Christopher...
January 21, 2012
Captains Stymie Pride for Tenth Straight Victory
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Christopher Newport men’s basketball team overcame a spirited...
January 18, 2012
Taylor's Double-Double Leads CNU Past Hornets, 77-58
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Senior Conley Taylor poured in his ninth 20+ point performance of the season...
January 14, 2012
CNU Offense Scorches Ferrum for Eight Straight, 107-79
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- A red-hot offense led the way for the Captains tonight, as Christopher Newport...
January 11, 2012
CNU Grinds Out Seventh Straight Victory, 77-70 Over Methodist
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport laboured to their seventh straight win tonight, grinding...
December 29, 2011
Big Second Half Rally Propels CNU Past Piedmont, 95-63
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Christopher Newport University Captains (7-3) exploded out of the halftime...
December 1, 2011
Captains Fall in Battle Against St. Mary's (Md.), 85-77
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport (4-3) got a season-high 16 points from rookie Nik Biberaj...
November 27, 2011
CNU Drops Washington & Lee in CNU/Point Plaza Invitational Finale, 76-66
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- On the final day of the 2011 CNU/Point Plaza Invitational, the Christopher...
November 25, 2011
Captains Hold Off Wesley for 89-80 Win in the CNU/Point Plaza Invitational
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- In the opening game of the 2011 CNU/Point Plaza Invitational, the CNU men's...
November 8, 2011
Captains Impress in Exhibition Loss to Division I Hampton
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Christopher Newport University men's basketball team led by as many as...
April 17, 2011
CNU player dies in car accident
Christopher Newport junior guard Brian Herrmann died in an accident late Saturday night. He was 21.
February 22, 2011
Captains Surge Into USA South Semifinals With Big Second Half Over Shenandoah, Win 84-66
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Behind a career-best performance from rookie Tra Benefield, the Captains posted...
February 19, 2011
CNU Closes Regular Season With 55-52 Win Over Greensboro
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport University (17-8, 9-3) closed the regular season with a...
February 18, 2011
Five in Double Figures as CNU Drops Methodist, 87-72
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- For the second time in as many matchups this season, five different CNU players...
February 13, 2011
Captains Force Overtime at #19 Ferrum But Fall in Extra Time, 93-85
FERRUM, Va. -- The Captains and USA South Athletic Conference's leading scorer Conley Taylor ...
February 12, 2011
CNU Drops Averett on the Road, 77-63
DANVILLE, Va. -- The Captains of Christopher Newport (15-7, 7-2) used a second-half surge to get...
February 6, 2011
Captains Drop Roanoke on Super Sunday, 86-78
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport University got a double-double from Brian Herrmann,...
February 1, 2011
CNU Drops First Home Game of Season to #11 Randolph-Macon, 67-49
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport University dropped its first home game of the season...
January 27, 2011
Captains Win Third Straight on the Road, 75-52 over Shenandoah
WINCHESTER, VA – The Christopher Newport University men’s basketball team won at...
January 23, 2011
Timely Free-Throw Shooting Leads CNU Past Methodist, 77-74
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Christopher Newport University held pace with the top of the league today,...
January 22, 2011
Benefield Leads CNU Past Greensboro on the Road, 77-71
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Rookie Tra Benefield led the way with 24 points with a couple huge buckets late...
January 18, 2011
Captains Defense Shines In 80-42 Win Over Averett
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Christopher Newport University men's basketball team had a season-best...
January 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Continues Freeman Center Success; Upends #22 Ferrum, 80-67
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Christopher Newport University men’s basketball team played host...
January 12, 2011
Career Night From Mike Green Not Enough As CNU Falls to NC Wesleyan, 90-86
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- In his final trip to Rocky Mount, senior Mike Green (Norfolk, Va.) showed up...
January 5, 2011
Captains Open USA South Play With 82-75 Win Over Shenandoah
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport University opened the 2010-11 USA South regular season with...
December 30, 2010
CNU Wins 2010 Holiday Inn Captains Shootout With 79-70 Victory Over Wesley
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport University improved to 7-4 this season as they won the 2010...
December 29, 2010
Second Half Surge Lifts CNU Over Frostburg State in Holiday Inn Captains Shootout, 71-68
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The CNU Captains (6-4) advanced to the 2010 Holiday Inn Captains Shootout with...
December 19, 2010
CNU Falls at Frostburg State, 95-91, Despite Taylor's 44 Points
FROSTBURG, Md. -- Junior guard Conley Taylor etched his name in the Christopher Newport University...
December 17, 2010
Late Surge Lifts CNU Past Lynchburg in Overtime, 82-77
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Just like the first home win of the John Krikorian era, it would take more than 40...
November 27, 2010
Late Runner From Feliciano-Ayala Leads CNU Past Wesley, 83-79
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Junior guard Hector Feliciano-Ayala sliced through the lane and nailed a...
November 26, 2010
CNU Hoops Drops Bridgewater in CNU Point Plaza Invitational, 87-73
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Rookie Tra Benefield posted his first career double-double as the Captains...
November 20, 2010
CNU Holds Off St. John Fisher at Home, 69-65
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Junior guard Conley Taylor led the way again, with 26 points, as the Captains...
November 19, 2010
Captains Open Season With Thrilling Double Overtime Win vs. Lynchburg, 108-100
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- In what could be considered his first day on the job, Christopher Newport...
June 14, 2010
CNU hires Merchant Marine coach
After leading the men's basketball program for the last 26 seasons, Christopher Newport athletic...
April 21, 2010
Woollum bids coaching farewell
After 26 years and 502 victories, Christopher Newport men's basketball coach C.J. Woollum is...

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