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Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

March 13, 2017

The USI men’s basketball team lost a back and forth game Thursday at the Ford Center against Truman State University 69-68 in the quarterfinals of the GLVC Tournament. There were 17 lead changes throughout the game and the game was tied 15 different times. USI was leading the game with less than...

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

Jordan Auker, Photographer

February 3, 2017

The men's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 86-78 at the PAC.

Men’s basketball extends win streak, keeps perfect record

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

Men’s basketball heads into conference play 12-0

Men’s basketball heads into conference play 12-0

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

January 2, 2017

The USI men's basketball team played its last non-conference game of the season and came away with a 122-59 win over Bluefield State College. The team was fueled by double-figure scoring from eight players including senior Jeril Taylor who ended the night with a triple-double. Assistant Coach Kevin...

Men’s basketball advances to 8-0

Men’s basketball advances to 8-0

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

December 11, 2016

The men's basketball team brought its season record to 8-0 with a 98-83 win against Lees-McRae College this evening. The team was led by sophomores Alex Stein and Jacob Norman who were high school teammates at Reitz High School before both heading to USI to continue their basketball careers. Stein...

Men’s basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Men’s basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 19, 2016

Assistant coach Kevin Gant remembers the rivalry the men's basketball team has with Kentucky Wesleyan College from when he was a player. Gant said the rivalry between "two historic teams" is something everyone cherishes. "This win mean's a whole lot," he said. The men's basketball team rounded...

George Edwards leaves Eagles with three games left

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 16, 2016

Senior forward George Edwards has decided to leave the men's basketball team this season, according to a news release from the Athletics Department. Edwards was fourth on the team in scoring, with 11.8 points per game. Three games remain in the team's regular season before the start of the GLVC...

Balance the blame

Balance the blame

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 16, 2016

Blame does not usually belong to one individual. Oftentimes, it ends up on the shoulders of a person whose control only goes so far. I don’t like blame the coach mentality, but maybe more than that, I don’t understand it. After the men’s basketball team lost 89-80 to Maryville University, I s...

Men snap four-game losing streak

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 30, 2016

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Men’s basketball struggles to close, loses fourth-straight

Men’s basketball struggles to close, loses fourth-straight

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 29, 2016

T.J. Tisdell said the biggest issue for the men's basketball team is closing out games in the final moments. USI could not close out the University of Indianapolis in the final moments and it led to a 82-78 loss. The Eagles entered the game on a three-game losing streak and were close to brea...

The importance of a ride or die

The importance of a ride or die

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015

Owen stepped in and kept the team level-headed and focused for an important game.

Men’s basketball wins second straight GLVC game

Men’s basketball wins second straight GLVC game

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 5, 2015

The USI men’s basketball team ran onto the court with a different intensity than it has in the past. Junior guard Bobo Drummond said that came from knowing how important conference play is. USI faced The University of Illinois Springfield Saturday in their second GLVC game of the year. ...

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