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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’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