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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

Griffons exhibits skill in exhibition win

Thursday at the MWSU Field House, Missouri Western men’s basketball gave fans a glimpse of what they will see on the court this season, as they defeated Livin’ the Dream 102-63. “I thought our defense was pretty decent,” coach Tom Smith said. “I thought they played together, our passing at times was very sharp; for the most part I was... 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