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New look basketball team aims high

They have fresh faces and a bundle of combo guards to move the ball. Coach Brett Weiberg has made it known that he wants his team to outwork their opponent on every possession. The unique thing about this roster is that every player is buying into the aggressive mindset of coach Weiberg. “Our guys have been working really hard,” Weiberg... Read More

Basketball changes spark excitement for upcoming season

Basketball season is around the corner and I am actually excited about something other than the Heat, for a change. Both basketball teams at Western have new faces in different places and I cannot help but to be excited about Griffons basketball this year. The beloved Tom Smith will not be on the sidelines anymore, with new head coach Brett... Read More

Griffon men fall at Central, bounce back at Lincoln

Western men’s basketball got a much-needed road win at Lincoln University as Dzenan Mrkaljevic hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to give Western the 61-59 win. The Griffons improved to 8-10 overall and 4-6 in MIAA conference play. “It was a play coming out of the timeout. They set up a pick and roll for me,” Mrkaljevic said. “Coach told me not... Read More

Griffons play physical defense, defeat Illinois-Springfield 61-50

Missouri Western Men’s Basketball avoided a late comeback attempt to defeat Illinois-Springfield 61-50 on Saturday, Dec. 1, at MWSU Fieldhouse. The Griffons improved to 4-2 on the season. “I think this was a good solid win, not a great win, but a good solid win going forward,” coach Tom Smith said. The Griffons were up 54-38 with eight minutes to... Read More