Archive for Men’s Basketball

‘Do you want to win?’

April 16, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

  A common phrase in the coaching community and one many sports fans know is “It is not about the X’s and O’s – it’s all about the Jimmys and the Joes.” What this means is that many times in the world of coaching and sports, it does not matter if you out plan the […]

Griffon Athletics: A brand in need of investment

April 14, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

Rivalries are one of the aspects of athletic competition fans have the most passion for. For the Missouri Western faithful, victories are especially celebrated against Central Missouri, Missouri Southern and of course Northwest Missouri State University. Losing to your rivals in premier sports, such as men’s basketball and football, can cost coaches their jobs and […]

Griffons suffer tough loss in Maryville

February 26, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

Northwest Missouri State jumped out 9-0 three minutes in Saturday’s contest at Bearcat Arena, and the Missouri Western men’s basketball team was unable to recover, falling 72-54 to the first-place Bearcat squad. The loss drops the Griffons to 7-10 in the MIAA and 11-13 overall while the Bearcats improve to 13-4 in the conference and […]

Griffons seek revenge

February 19, 2015 Comments


This Saturday, the Griffon men will have its second chance against rivalry Northwest Missouri, after an upsetting 59-58 loss the first time they met. In the last match against the two, it went all the way down to the buzzer, where guard Cortrez Colbert went for the last shot but couldn’t capitalize. Seeing that this […]

Griffons defeat conference leader Lions

February 13, 2015 Comments

Michael Penn

After a heartbreaking loss to rival Northwest Missouri, the Griffons bounced back, defeating conference leader Lindenwood University 67-58 and improving to 10-11 overall. The first half of the match was played close by both teams with neither team leading by more than seven points. The game was tied at three different moments in the first half […]

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