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Clinkscales takes advantage of second chance

Cedric Clinkscales is focused on creating a positive legacy for himself on and off the Western basketball court. The 6-7 230-pound big-man leads the Griffons in points and rebounds while being the only member of the team to make the Dean’s Honor Roll, which requires a 3.5 grade point average or better. “It’s big for me,” Clinkscales said. “That’s the... Read More

Beyond a Legend: Coach Smith leaves lasting legacy over 25 years

Coach Tom Smith’s legacy will always be that he’s part of a rare group to win over 600 games, but that’s only part of the reason why his tenure lasted 25 years at Western in a profession as cutthroat as coaching college basketball. It’s a game where even the legends are often forced out early. According to Smith, the reason... Read More

Griffons fall to William Jewell 76-60 in Hillyard Classic

Missouri Western Men’s Basketball couldn’t create enough offense to overcome William Jewell’s 3-point shooting.  William Jewell made 10 3-pointers, downing the Griffons 76-60 in the first game of the Hillyard Classic at MWSU Fieldhouse on Nov. 16. Western dropped to 1-1 on the season after going 2-for-17 from 3-point distance. “I just felt we got manhandled,” coach Tom Smith said.... Read More

Griffon men dominate Sterling 75-44 in opener

  Missouri Western Men’s Basketball won its regular season opener with a 75-44 blowout of Sterling College at MWSU Fieldhouse on Nov. 13. The Griffons played lock-down defense, holding Sterling to 4-for-21 from 3-point distance and 36 percent from the field while creating 13 steals. “Defensively there are still things we need to work on, but a lot of effort... Read More