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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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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...

Men’s basketball looks to overcome losses

Men’s basketball looks to overcome losses

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats hope to overcome two consecutive losses when they play their first conference matchup on Wednesday at Avila. The ‘Cats fell to Ottawa, 91-87, at home on Nov. 10 and then in an exhibition match against an NCAA Division 2 team, William Jewell College, 88-75, on Friday. Baker beat Ottawa...

Men’s basketball team opens with two wins

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team opened up its 2015-16 season with two wins, one on the road at Ottawa 82-74 on Saturday and the other at home 70-69 on Wednesday against Kansas Wesleyan. After winning only nine games last season, the Wildcats are showing signs of improvement. Baker’s offense scoring...