Archive for Men’s Basketball

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 […]

Griffons come up short in overtime, fall 56-52

Griffons come up short in overtime, fall 56-52

February 13, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

[caption id="attachment_15697" align="alignleft" width="245"] Cedric Clinkscales goes up strong for two of his nine points in the paint. *Photo by Evan Roberts[/caption] Western men’s basketball lost an overtime thriller 56-52 to Washburn University at the MWSU Fieldhouse. Washburn had revenge on its mind after being upset by the Griffons in Topeka last Wednesday, but it […]

Griffon men prepare for final stretch with hopes of Kansas City

February 11, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

Western men’s basketball still has to pull out some wins to completely secure its spot as one of the 12 teams invited to the MIAA post-season tournament in Kansas City. “For us to be serious, I think we need another win against one of the contenders and beat Kearney(Nebraska) and Southern Baptist,” coach Tom Smith […]

Griffons catch fire in upset victory on the road

February 11, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

  [caption id="attachment_15621" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sophomore guard Reed Mells coordinating teamates in the the contest against Washburn University | JQ Dever Staff Writer[/caption] Western men’s basketball put on its best shooting display of the season in a 79-74 upset win over No. 17-ranked Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. The Griffons shot a season-high in 3-point […]

Griffons fail to capitalize on hot start

Griffons fail to capitalize on hot start

February 2, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

[caption id="attachment_15221" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Dylan Frantz looks for the open man against Northeastern State. He led the Griffons with five assists.  Photo by Jason Brown[/caption] Western men (8-12, 4-8) started hot, but it didn’t last as Northeastern State University (15-5, 8-4) got warmed up and handed the Griffons their second consecutive loss at the MWSU […]

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