New-Look WildCats Try to Build on Last Year's Successes

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Coming off the finest season in program history, men's basketball looks to keep taking steps forward as a unit.

In 2012-13, Randolph received its first-ever national ranking and an at-large bid in the national tournament, but lost its top two scorers to graduation, including the Jostens Trophy winner.

The team returns three starters, however, and brings in an impressive first-year class which will be asked to contribute early. 

"I'm looking forward to seeing how our team responds to the challenges in front of us and grows over the course of the year," head coach Clay Nunley said. "They've been a very coachable group who have been willing to work hard so far, and that will need to continue." 

The WildCats start on the road Friday against Christendom, then has their homecoming on Monday against Frostburg St., at the RAD Center.

Over the December break, the team will head to New York for a three-game set entering the new year. In 2014 Randolph will have back-to-back home ODAC games three separate times to wrap up its schedule.

The team has made the ODAC semifinals three straight years, including two trips to the conference title game.