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Men’s basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Men's basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 20, 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

Junior forward T.J. Tisdell shoots for two during the first half of the men’s basketball game against University of Indianapolis Thursday in the PAC. UIndy won the game with a score of 82-78.

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

Junior guard Bobo Drummond  looks to make a pass during the final half of the men's basketball game against the University of Illinois Springfield Saturday at the Physical Activities Center . The Eagles beat the Prairie Stars 85-64.

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. ...

Men’s team has ‘good start’ to conference play

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

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Men’s team reaches 100 again

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

November 29, 2015

The men’s basketball team scored 100 points in the second-straight game for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Junior guard Jeril Taylor added the most points to their 111-101 win against Kentucky State University. “My feeling is just try to get going early, that means if I have to make a good p...

Men’s team goes to 4-1

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

November 28, 2015

Kevin Gant said the men's basketball team is improving its defense. The team held its Friday night opponent, Ohio Valley University, to 45 percent from field goal range to come away with the 85-65 win. "We played a little better defensively," the men's assistant coach said. "I'm not saying we are where w...

Men’s basketball suffers loss in overtime

Sarah Loesch

March 2, 2015

The men's basketball team faced Maryville University Sunday afternoon in the Physical Activities Center in a game that was not fully decided until the final seconds of overtime. The game had 12 lead changes and was tied nine times. The Eagles struggled offensively in the first half and were 30.3 per...

Men’s basketball earns sixth straight win

Sarah Loesch

February 20, 2015

The men's basketball team beat the University of Indianapolis Thursday evening 67-69 with a game winning shot by sophomore guard Bobo Drummond, who scored five points in the game along with four rebounds and four assists. Drummond said he was thinking about the final shot when there was still five ...

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