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Griffon men squeak out 65-64 win

Missouri Western defeated William Jewell College in dramatic fashion 65-64 in the Hillyard Classic at the MWSU Fieldhouse Saturday to improve to 3-0 on the season. T.J. Johnson stepped up in crunch time, scoring the Griffons’ final nine points in the last three minutes of the game. “I just knew at the end of the game we needed somebody to... Read More

Western to compete in 20th annual Hillyard Classic this weekend

Missouri Western men’s basketball looks to defend its home court at the 20th annual Hillyard Tip-Off Classic at the MWSU Fieldhouse on Friday and Saturday. Friday the Griffons (2-0) play William Jewell College (1-0). William Jewell features NAIA All-American Nick Larson, who is a 6’6”, 265 pound center. The Griffons will rely on the size of Justin Reid and Levonte... Read More

Griffon men win big 87-46

Griffon men’s basketball took the floor for the second time in three days Monday at the MWSU Field House and improved to 2-0 on the season, dominating Manhattan Christian College 87-46. “We played better than we did the other night, actually,” coach Tom Smith said. “I thought they played better in terms of being sounder defensively.” The Griffons failed to... Read More

Smith wins 600th game

Coach Tom Smith earned his 600th career win after Missouri Western went on a second half run to defeat Fontbonne University 69-55 at the MWSU Fieldhouse. Smith is one of only 61 coaches in the history of college basketball to record 600 wins. There are only 20 other active coaches who have recorded as many wins. “It means more than any... Read More