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Griffons defeat No. 1 ranked team in the country

Missouri Western men’s basketball got hot from 3 point range, defeating No. 1 Missouri Southern University 75-67 at the MWSU field house. This was the first time in school history that Western has defeated a No. 1 ranked opponent. “We knew what we had to do tonight, and they came out and did it, so it was enjoyable,” coach Tom... Read More

Griffons exhibits skill in exhibition win

Thursday at the MWSU Field House, Missouri Western men’s basketball gave fans a glimpse of what they will see on the court this season, as they defeated Livin’ the Dream 102-63. “I thought our defense was pretty decent,” coach Tom Smith said. “I thought they played together, our passing at times was very sharp; for the most part I was... Read More

Griffon men’s basketball to rely on teamwork this season

Griffon men’s basketball will look to utilize selfless team play to bounce back from last season’s 11-16 record. “I think we have better character this year, our work ethic is better, our willingness to play together has been better,” coach Tom Smith said. Key losses for Missouri Western include last year’s two leading scorers, Jonathan Phelps at 17.4 points per... Read More

Small player shows a big heart on the court

A short, slender guard is waiting for his time on the court. His palms are sweating and his heart is pounding, but after a quick breath, he is ready to be put in the game. Though the opposing team is full of 6-foot-7-inch monsters giggling as he steps foot on the court, he is not worried. Suddenly, this guard magically... Read More