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2016-17 men’s basketball preview

2016-17 men’s basketball preview

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

November 2, 2016

After leading the team in nearly every major statistical category last season, senior Javeion Gray is still finding ways to elevate his game and help a young Wildcats' team that finished 12-17 last season. “For one, (head coach Sean Dooley) has come to me and asked me what I think needs to be changed...

Men’s basketball ends season at William Penn

Men’s basketball ends season at William Penn

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 29, 2016

The men’s basketball team saw its season end Saturday on the road in a 92-66 loss at No. 11 William Penn. The Wildcats finished the season 12-17 overall and 8-14 in the Heart. “For the season to be over hurts more than anything,” junior Javeion Gray said. “I feel like with all of the teams...

Men rally late but fall short against Grand View

Men rally late but fall short against Grand View

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 21, 2016

The men’s basketball team fell to Grand View University on Saturday 86-81. The Wildcats had a chance late in the game, down two points with 12.1 seconds left, but they were not able to capitalize and Grand View sank its final free throw attempts. Senior Nick Wilson was electric for the Wildcats....

Men lose third straight

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

February 16, 2016

The men’s basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Saturday, falling on the road to Culver-Stockton College 66-52. No Wildcat scored more than 9 points, and the team shot a season-low 29 percent on field goals, including 8-37 on 3-pointers. Junior Javeion Gray and sophomore Gregg Easter...

Men suffer overtime loss to CMU

Men suffer overtime loss to CMU

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

February 11, 2016

It was a tale of two halves, plus an extra five minutes, for the men’s basketball team on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. After coming back from down 18 in the first half to force overtime against Central Methodist University, BU ultimately fell short in an 83-82 loss to drop the Wildcats down...

Late free throws down Baker men

Story by Jenna

February 8, 2016

The Baker men fell short in a tight one to the Graceland Yellow Jackets, 69-65, Saturday afternoon in the Collins Center. The previous matchup between the two teams resulted in an overtime win by Baker. This meeting fell in Graceland’s favor, yet the win did not come without a struggle Sophomore...

Men complete season sweep of Evangel

Men complete season sweep of Evangel

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016

The Baker men completed a season sweep of Evangel with a 94-73 victory on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. The Wildcats’ 3-point shooting was enough to bury the Crusaders early on in the second half. After their worst 3-point shooting game of the season at Missouri Valley last Saturday, the...

Men roll Avila 85-73

Men roll Avila 85-73

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

The Wildcat men snapped a six-game losing streak to Avila with an 85-73 victory against the Eagles on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. Sophomores Brock Mick and Nate Guscott both had career nights to push the men to 10-10 overall and 6-7 in conference play. Guscott led the Wildcats with his...

Men snap five-game losing streak to Benedictine

Men snap five-game losing streak to Benedictine

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 20, 2016

The Baker men defeated Benedictine 76-71 on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. The loss snapped a five-game losing streak to the Ravens. Coupled with a win by the BU women's team, for the first time in nearly five years the Baker basketball teams knocked off Benedictine in a doubleheader. The...

Men fall to No. 5 William Penn

Men fall to No. 5 William Penn

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 11, 2016

The men’s basketball team lost 93-78 to the No. 5 William Penn Statesmen on Monday in the Collins Center. The loss knocked the Wildcats to to 7-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play. William Penn came into the game scoring more than 95 points per game and showed that it can score from anywhere on...

Men’s basketball responds with win against Culver-Stockton

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 10, 2016

After its worst loss in nearly two months, the men’s basketball team finished off the week with a dominant win over Culver-Stockton College 94-79 Saturday in Baldwin City. The Wildcats are now 7-7 overall and 3-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. On Wednesday the men lost 79-66 at Central...

Men’s basketball wins first conference game at Evangel

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

After starting the Heart of America Athletic Conference schedule with two losses, the men’s basketball team bounced back with an 85-80 victory at Evangel on Wednesday night. Sophomore Gregg Easter’s 18 second-half points put Baker into the win column for the first time over Evangel in six tries. After...