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Griffons fall to hot-shooting Nebraska-Kearney

Western men’s basketball fell victim to hot three-point shooting by Nebraska-Kearney in the second half as they were defeated 75-70 at the MWSU Fieldhouse on Military Appreciation Day. The Griffons fell to 9-15 on the season and 5-11 in MIAA conference play. “Kearney played well and im not taking anything away from them, but in 25 years here this ranks as... 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

Griffon men prepare for final stretch with hopes of Kansas City

Western men’s basketball still has to pull out some wins to completely secure its spot as one of the 12 teams invited to the MIAA post-season tournament in Kansas City. “For us to be serious, I think we need another win against one of the contenders and beat Kearney(Nebraska) and Southern Baptist,” coach Tom Smith said. With four games left... 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

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