Archive for Men’s Basketball

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. [caption id="attachment_16703" align="alignleft" width="150"] Missouri Western Men’s basketball facing the 20 points lost against Northwest. Gilbert Imbiri | Asst. Photo Editor[/caption] The loss ended the season for the Griffons, […]

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. [caption id="attachment_16231" align="alignleft" width="150"] Junior Cedric Clinkscales goes up for a layup aginst the defenders from Nebraska-Kearney. JQ Dever | Staff Writer[/caption] The 6-7 230-pound big-man leads the Griffons in points and rebounds while being the only […]

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

[caption id="attachment_16231" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Junior Cedric Clinkscales goes up for a layup aginst the defenders from Nebraska-Kearney. Photo by JaQuitta Dever[/caption] 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 […]

Yurth embodies hard work, selflessness

February 19, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

Minutes have been sparse for junior Jordan Yurth over his career at Western, but his opportunity to play came when Coach Tom Smith felt his team was playing soft mid-way through this season. It was a road game at Central Oklahoma where the Griffons found themselves down by double digits at halftime. Yurth did his best […]

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