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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

Griffons come up short in overtime, fall 56-52

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 was Western dominating the early part of the game. Guard Reed Mells came out hot and was responsible for scoring the first five points of the game... Read More

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

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

Men come up one point short in defensive contest

Western (8-11, 4-7) played  at the pace it wanted, but came up short in the final moments 57-56 against Pittsburg State (12-5, 5-4) in physical game  at the MWSU Fieldhouse. “I’m not going to sit here and fault the players,” Coach Tom Smith said.  “We made the effort, lost by one and had complete control of the tempo best for... Read More