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Basketball - Men's

The Radford Men's Basketball team took a huge leap forward in Darris Nichols’ second year leading the program, going 21-15 overall and 12-6 in Big South play to place third in the regular season standings. After a tough schedule to start this season that included a thrilling and noteworthy win over the West Virginia Mountaineers, the team is eager to return to the Big South Championship Tournament and compete in post-season play.

Help us lead our student-athletes to success with your gift. When you give today, you help us offset expenses for travel, expanded competition opportunities and powerful recruiting tools. 

Your donations allow us to offset expenses for travel experiences - including transportation and accommodations. This year our team has benefitted from playing overseas in Tokyo, Japan as well as Cancun, Mexico. Expanded competition opportunities like these help our players experience and appreciate different cultures, raise the team's competitive profile and serve as compelling recruitment touchpoints. Resources from our fund also provide additional tools to help our coaches recruit the most talented athletes who exemplify Radford Athletics' core values.


  • The program took a huge leap forward in Darris Nichols’ second year leading the program, going 21-15 overall and 12-6 in Big South play to place third in the regular season standings.
  • The Highlanders reached the Big South Championships Semifinals.
  • The team earned a bid to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) where the Highlander won multiple postseason tournament games for the first time in program history.
  • Radford played on national television a program-record five times, including three times as selections for the Big South ESPNU wildcard.
  • DaQuan Smith was named Second Team All-Big South, VaSID Second Team All-State and NABC All-District 3 Second Team following the 2022-23 season.
  • Bryan Antoine earned All-Big South Honorable Mention and Kenyon Giles was named to the Big South All-Freshman Team.
  • Both Smith and Antoine were subsequently voted onto the 2023-24 Preseason All-Big South First Team and the Highlanders were picked to finish 2nd in the conference.
  • The Highlanders set a new record for the most new season ticket holders in school history for the 2023-24 season.

On behalf of the Radford Men's Basketball team, any and all support would be greatly appreciated!

Athletic Director's Challenge
Radford Athletics Director Robert Lineburg has offered an additional $1,000 to the program that garners the most donors.
Rank Prize Program Donors
1 $1,000 Baseball 209
2 Lacrosse - Women's 174
3 Soccer - Men's 101
4 Golf - Women's 92
5 Soccer - Women's 83
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Watch the dollars accumulate for your favorite programs here!
Rank Department Raised
1 Baseball $45,888.76
2 Lacrosse - Women's $19,200.00
3 Soccer - Men's $11,254.42
4 Golf - Men's $9,865.00
5 Golf - Women's $9,365.00
MEN'S SPORTS - Most Donors Challenge
The men's sport with the most overall unique donors at the completion of RAD48 will receive an additional $1,000 from a generous donor.
Rank Prize Sport Donors
1 $1,000 Baseball 209
2 Soccer - Men's 101
3 Basketball - Men's 73
4 Golf - Men's 22
5 Tennis - Men's 13
Men's BASKETBALL - Trading Buckets Match
$1,000 MATCHED! Thank you Highlander Nation!
Men's BASKETBALL - 50 Donors Challenge
If Men's Basketball gets 50 donors, the program will be in the bonus with $3,000.
50 / 50 Donors
Take the Lead Challenge
Don't get caught playing from behind! The program that takes the early lead with the strongest start will earn an additional $1,000! Beloved Radford Athletics supporter Joann Lineburg '60 and '72 will provide an award to the program that has the most donors between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on launch day, February 6.
Rank Prize Program Donors
1 $1,000 Baseball 44
2 Soccer - Men's 44
3 Lacrosse - Women's 42
4 Golf - Women's 25
5 Basketball - Men's 9
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