Archive for Men’s Basketball

Weiberg strives to win with character

Weiberg strives to win with character

March 27, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

Brett Weiberg plans to bring back the winning tradition that once saw the Western men’s basketball program as a perennial contender under Tom Smith, but there are things that he won’t sacrifice to get there. “It will be a little bit of a process, but I’m willing to be patient,” Weiberg said of a turnaround […]

Griffons downed in first round of MIAA tournament

Griffons downed in first round of MIAA tournament

March 5, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

No. 12-seed Western men’s basketball was blown out in the first round of the MIAA post-season tournament 66-46 by No. 5-seed rival Northwest Missouri State University. The loss ended the season for the Griffons, who finished with a record of 10-17. It also sent coach Tom Smith into retirement after 25 years at Western and 38 […]

Clinkscales takes advantage of second chance

Clinkscales takes advantage of second chance

March 3, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

Cedric Clinkscales is focused on creating a positive legacy for himself on and off the Western basketball court. The 6-7 230-pound big-man leads the Griffons in points and rebounds while being the only member of the team to make the Dean’s Honor Roll, which requires a 3.5 grade point average or better. “It’s big for […]

Griffon men send Smith out with a win

March 2, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

The Griffon men came together to send coach Tom Smith out with a 72-58 win over Southwest Baptist as he patrolled the sidelines for the last time at the MWSU Fieldhouse after 25 years of calling the building home. “I was really relieved and it felt petty good,” Smith said. “I just felt like I […]

Griffons fall to hot-shooting Nebraska-Kearney

Griffons fall to hot-shooting Nebraska-Kearney

February 23, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

Western men’s basketball fell victim to hot three-point shooting by Nebraska-Kearney in the second half as they were defeated 75-70 at the MWSU Fieldhouse on Military Appreciation Day. The Griffons fell to 9-15 on the season and 5-11 in MIAA conference play. “Kearney played well and im not taking anything away from them, but in 25 […]

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