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Griffons catch fire in upset victory on the road

  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 and field goal percentage, hitting 50 percent from deep and 57.8 percent overall. Six players registered double-figure scoring for the first time this season. “It’s unbelievable for... Read More

Improving Griffon men upset rival No. 24 Northwest 71-58

Western men’s basketball (7-7, 3-3) protected its home court by defeating rival No. 24 Northwest Missouri 71-58.  The Bearcats came into the game as the only undefeated team in MIAA conference play. “We just came out knowing that they were the top dogs in the league,” Kalvin Balque said. “We just wanted to come and show everybody that we can... 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