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Griffons drop close one to Hays

The Missouri Western men lost a heart-breaker 62-58 to Fort Hays State Monday at MWSU Fieldhouse. Western fell to 7-13 overall and 2-12 in MIAA conference play. “They hit some big shots, no question,” coach Tom Smith said. “It’s one of those years. I’m sure you get a little snakebite, and when you’re snakebite, people make those plays on you, and... Read More

Griffons lose nail-biter 59-57

Missouri Western men’s basketball was defeated 59-57 in the final moments of an offensive struggle against MIAA opponent Emporia State University at the MWSU field house. The Griffons fell to 5-3 on the season and 0-2 in conference play. “You need to protect your home court,” coach Tom Smith said. “I think that’s the thing that hurts us the most... Read More

Season future lies in next three games

After dropping its first two MIAA conference games and sitting at 5-3 on season, the Missouri Western men’s basketball team will find out if they are conference contenders in its next three games against No.1 Missouri Southern, No. 10 Hays and Washburn. The Griffons will play host to No. 1 Missouri Southern on Dec. 7 at the MWSU field house.... Read More

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

Griffon men win 68-58, improve to 4-0 on the season

Missouri Western defeated Rockhurst 68-58 in a physical game at the MWSU Fieldhouse Saturday. Western improves to 4-0 on the season and 35-5 all time at the Hillyard Classic. “I’m really happy with tonight,” coach Tom Smith said. “I thought this team was way more physical than William Jewell, and I was concerned about that toughness with us, and I... Read More