2007-08 BLUE MOUNTAIN COLL. TOPPERS MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-32 final record, 0-20 conference)

Blue Mountain College is a Baptist college located in northern Mississippi.  In 2007, the school decided to add men's basketball to their list of activities.  Despite only having 106 men at the entire school, BMC was able to cobble together ten players.  Unfortunately, their inaugural season in the NAIA's TranSouth Conference has been a spectacular disaster.

If nothing else, we can commend Blue Mountain for their unique nickname of the Toppers.  In fact, maybe Cary Grant's ghost is possessing the team.  It would certainly explain the team's vanishing act on defense.

Visit the team's homepage, and wonder why Blue Mountain College is wearing gold.

Final Score
Game Notes
Oct. 30 at Belhaven College 117-81 Toppers throw the ball away 37 times,
allowing Belhaven to run away with it.
Nov. 3 at Williams
Baptist College
111-108 BMC throws the game away at the line,
only making 17 of 28 free throws.
Nov. 10 Belhaven College 90-78 Blazers get a tough game after rolling over
Blue Mountain in their opener.
Nov. 13 Spring Hill College 94-78 Toppers force 23 turnovers, but allow
Spring Hill to shoot 53% from the field.
Nov. 17 at Crichton College* 141-77 The Comets deal BMC a harsh welcome to
the TranSouth with a 64 point beatdown.
Nov. 20 at University of 
North Alabama
122-92 Click the link at the page's bottom to see
the box score in a PDF format.
Nov. 27 Williams Baptist Coll. 105-96 Blue Mountain actually led at halftime
before giving up 62 in the 2nd half.
Nov. 29 at University of 
Southern Mississippi
112-75 To BMC's credit, they actually played an
NCAA D-I school (but WHY?) and only
gave up 15 turnovers.
Nov. 30 at William Carey Coll. 118-106 Both teams combined for a nigh-insane
110 rebounds (57-53 for William Carey).
Dec. 1 at Spring Hill College 103-66 Toppers dug themselves a 30-point hole at
halftime before SHC backed off.
Dec. 6 Crichton College* 116-97 Crichton managed to 64% for the game.
Dec. 8 William Carey College 93-71 WMC only shot four 3-pointers, and yet
their center only took four shots.
Dec. 28 at University of
127-77 Some school nicknamed the Boll Weevils
beats the Toppers to a pulp.
Jan. 5 Cumberland Univ.* 112-77 Blue Mountain resumes conference play
with horrifying results.
Jan. 7 at Lambuth University* 134-85 The Eagles run it up in the 2nd half,
scoring 72 to Blue Mountain's 40.
Jan. 12 at Martin Methodist
118-58 The Toppers' offense falls apart, leading to
yet another 60 point conference loss.
Jan. 17 Freed-Hardeman
99-70 BMC breaks the streak of giving up 100 at
4 games, somehow holding the Lions to 99.
Jan. 19 at Mid-Continent
97-73 Mid-Continent is located in Mayfield, KY, for
those wondering about such a thing.
Jan. 24 Lyon College* 85-68 Lyon blows open a close game at halftime
behind reserve Charles Black's great game.
Jan. 26 Union University* 125-85 Toppers use 29 made free throws to keep
from being doubled up, at least.
Jan. 28 at Trevecca
Nazarene University
119-76 Trojans clear the bench early, with only
one player getting over 24 minutes.
Jan. 31 at Bethel (TN)
101-76 BMC gets worn down in a conference game
again, keeping it close up until halftime.
Feb. 2 at Cumberland Univ.* 101-62 Credit to Blue Mountain's Jon Estes, who at
least hit 6-8 three-pointers in the drubbing.
Feb. 4 Lambuth University* 111-68 Lambuth turns in another cakewalk win for
a TranSouth opponent against the Toppers.
Feb. 9 at Freed-Hardeman
143-83 No individual stats for BMC are available,
but they were outrebounded 66-36.
Feb. 14 Martin Methodist
 110-87 MMC jumped out to a 60-31 halftime lead
before BMC outscored them in the 2nd.
Feb. 16 Mid-Continent University*


Prior to this game, Mid-Con's women won
their 1st conference game by beating BMC.
Feb. 21 at Lyon College*  94-85 Big credit to Kenny Whitis, scoring 24 on
7-11 shooting (4-5 from 3 point range).
Feb. 23 Trevecca University*  104-83 The Toppers play the games of their lives
in the 2nd, and hit 11 3-pointers as well.
Feb. 28 at Union University*  134-69 An emotional Union team, rebuilding after a
tornado leveled their campus, wins huge.
Mar. 1 Bethel (TN) College*  86-66 BMC finally plays well defensively, but can't
overcome their 35% shooting for the game.
Mar. 4 TranSouth Tournament
vs. Crichton College
 111-47 The Toppers are eliminated quickly and
painfully, trailing 62-26 at halftime.

* -- TranSouth Conference game.