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Running around a member of the opposing team, senior guard Alex Stein looks for an open teammate.

Stein one step closer to NBA dream after making G-League roster

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor November 12, 2019

Alex Stein, a former USI basketball player, never thought he would get to the NBA, despite it being his dream. Stein was drafted No. 12 overall by the Canton Charge in the NBA G-League draft. “I’ve...

Alex Stein, senior guard, celebrates with the fans after they defeated Western Texas University 94-84 Wednesday night at the Ford Center.

Canton Charge take Alex Stein No. 12 in G-League draft

Nik Cunningham and Riley Guerzini October 26, 2019

Former USI Basketball player Alex Stein was taken No. 12 overall by the Canton Charge in the NBA G-League draft on Oct. 26. Stein scored more than 2,000 points during his career at USI and averaged...

Running around a member of the opposing team, senior guard Alex Stein looks for an open teammate.

USI falls short of title game

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 9, 2019

Elite Eight The atmosphere of USI men’s basketball NCAA Division II Elite Eight game against West Texas A&M was electric with over 7,000 people in attendance at the Ford Center March 27. The...

Emmanuel Little shooting at practice Friday.

“We’re not done yet.”

Basketball players Alex Stein, Emmanuel Little and Nate Hanson talk Championship
Nik Cunningham March 26, 2019

Nate Hanson describes the feeling of winning that game like he was seeing it on TV. “First half, we started out really well, and they ended up going on a run. They went up about 18. Second half, Coach...

Nate Hansen (5), a junior guard and forward, signals for his teammates to get into position to run a play against Brescia University Tuesday in the PAC.

Hansen returns from suspension

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor November 17, 2017

He’s back. Nate Hansen is finally back. The junior guard/forward has played in two games since being suspended for the first three games of the season for a “violation of team rules.” In those...

Freshmen Mateo Rivera (3) and Emmanuel Little (14) watch from the sidelines during the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Ford Center Nov. 3-4.

Freshmen fitting into the formula

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor November 8, 2017

In the most recent regular season game, the USI men’s basketball team played, an 88-75 win against Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday to conclude the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Ford...

Alex Stein, a sophomore guard, goes for the wrap around pass against Lewis.

‘His effort was incredible’

Alex Stein remains focused, sets sights on leadership
Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor October 26, 2017
Alex Stein has the lost art. The junior shooting guard can do something on the court other players can’t or don’t. He can nail a consistent mid-range jumper.
Alex Stein (20, Nate Hansen (5) and Jacob Norman (2) all graduated from Reitz in 2015. After two years apart, they're all three playing on the same team this year for USI.

Reunited on the West Side

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor October 19, 2017

Five miles and a 13-minute drive are all that separate the campuses of Reitz High School and the University of Southern Indiana. That short distance is how far from USI Alex Stein, Jacob Norman and...

Junior guard Alex Stein handling the ball in the Screaming Eagles final game last season against the University of Findlay on March 11. USI lost 70-69 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Stein finished the game with 11 points.

Stein receives preseason honor

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor September 26, 2017
Stein is the first USI player to receive preseason honors since Jamar Smith in the 2009-10 season and only the 10th Screaming Eagle overall.
Randa Harshbarger, a junior guard, dribbles up the court, before giving directions to her team.

Eagles bounce back with victories over Wisconsin-Parkside

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief January 19, 2017

The men's and women's basketball teams both earned wins in the second game of the three-game home series. Tonight the women's team beat Wisconsin-Parkside 78-71 led by double-figure performances from...

During a game last season, guard Alex Stein dribbles the ball down the court during the first half of a game against Truman State University January in the PAC.

Men’s basketball extends win streak, keeps perfect record

Sarah Loesch , Editor-in-chief January 5, 2017

The men's basketball team came out with its 13th win of the season to keep a perfect record both in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and overall with a 88-71 victory over William Jewell College. The...

Eagles earn overtime win, head to conference tournament

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor February 26, 2016

On senior night, in front of a crowd of 1597 people, the USI men's basketball team beat Bellarmine University in a 89-82 overtime win. Junior forward T.J. Tisdell said the team couldn't end the...

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