In the regular season opener against visiting Hiwassee College, the Bulldogs streaked to a 16-5 lead in the first five minutes, led by 25 points at the half and coasted to a 77-47 decision over the Tigers.
Led by double-digit scoring from Desmond Crisp, Matt Harper and Quincy Scates, the Bulldogs shot 48 percent for the game, despite going just five of 18 from three-point range (28 percent), but were 23 of 40 (58 percent) from short range. Another factor was the Wesleyan defense, which helped create 27 turnovers by the Tigers.
Harper drained a 3-pointer and scored on a fastbreak to put TWC up, 5-0. Leading 9-5, Crisp scored inside, canned a 3-pointer and then stole the inbound pass for an easy layup, extending the lead to 11, 16-5, at the 15:10 mark.
Harper and E' Jay Ward had 3-pointers, followed by a bucket from Wes Richey in another Bulldogs spurt to lead, 32-15. Scates scored seven of Wesleyan's final 11 points as the Bulldogs opened a 49-24 gap at the intermission. Jeremy Davison tipped in a missed shot then Crisp and Scates scored inside to complete a 6-0 run as TWC forged in front, 55-24.
Hiwassee battled back, cutting the deficit to 23 with more than 11 minutes to play and finally to 22 at 67-45 with five minutes to play before the Bulldogs closed the game with a 10-2 run.
The Bulldogs defeated Berea College on Saturday, 81-66. The Bulldogs led 48-42 at halftime, out continued to outscore the Mountaineers in the second half, 33-24. Tennessee Wesleyan shot 48.5 percent but were 9-28 at the three point range. The Bulldogs out rebounded Berea 43-39. Both teams suffered from turnovers with the Bulldogs committing 15 and forcing Berea to have 18.