Archive for Men’s Basketball

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 […]

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 […]

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