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

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

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 always dreamed of playing professional basketball but I didn’t know at what level,” Ste...

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

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

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 an impressive 20.9 points per game. The G-League is the NBA’s minor and is a platform for ameat...

USI falls short of title game

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

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 attendance hit the new record for the most in an Elite Eight game. The number included thousands...

“We’re not done yet.”

Emmanuel Little shooting at practice Friday.

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 Gant, gotta give credit to him, came up and it really got us motivated to play and we have a r...

Hansen returns from suspension

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.

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 two games, USI (3-2) is 2-0 and has outscored its opponents 180-143. With Hansen sidelined, USI w...

Freshmen fitting into the formula

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.

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 Center, Alex Stein had a rough night. The junior shooting guard went 1-of-9 from the floor and neede...

‘His effort was incredible’

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

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.

Reunited on the West Side

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.

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 Nate Hansen played high school basketball. At Reitz, while seniors, they played on an up-tempo team...

Stein receives preseason honor

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.

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.

Eagles bounce back with victories over Wisconsin-Parkside

Randa Harshbarger, a junior guard, dribbles up the court, before giving directions to her team.

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 four players. Tanner Marcum led the team with 24 points, Kaydie Grooms scored 15 and both Morgan...

Men’s basketball extends win streak, keeps perfect record

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.

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 team had three players in double figures, Jeril Taylor (17), Alex Stein (13) and Cortez Macklin...

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 regular season with a loss, especially for the seniors on the team, Travis Britt and Shane Seniour. In ...

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