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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 ...

‘Fearless’ Drummond, big crowd lead Eagles to win

Sarah Loesch

February 8, 2015

The men's basketball team came back from a 10-point deficit in the first half to beat Truman State University 81-70 Saturday at home. USI and Truman State traded control of the lead for the start of the second half, but with 9:39 left to play the Eagles took the lead for good off of a three pointer...

GLVC moves tournaments to Missouri

Bradie Gray

September 29, 2014

The location of this season’s Great Lakes Valley Conference basketball tournaments has both Rodney Watson and Rick Stein disappointed, to say the least. After two consecutive years of holding the GLVC basketball tournaments at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville, the ball games have been moved tw...

BLACK OUT WESLEYAN: USI not scheduled to play KWC this season

Bradie Gray

August 20, 2014

One of USI’s oldest traditions is taking a backseat this year. For the first time in over 35 years, USI will not play Kentucky Wesleyan in the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. USI’s basketball schedule was released Thursday missing a space for its usual game against the Panthers. The two...

Evansville will host 2015 NCAA Elite Eight

Evansville will host 2015 NCAA Elite Eight

Zane Clodfelter

December 11, 2013

Evansville Sports Corp will announce today that Ford Center and Evansville will be the host of the 2015 NCAA Division II Elite Eight and the 2017 NCAA II Cross Country Championships. A press conference has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Ford Center to announce the additional tournaments. The venue i...

This week in USI athletics

Zane Clodfelter

December 3, 2013

Guy posts top-10 finish as Eagles place 11th at NCAA meet Southern Indiana sophomore Johnnie Guy finished with a ninth-place showing at the NCAA II National Championships. No. 7 USI settled for an 11th-place finish out of 32 teams on the field. Guy, who becomes the Eagles' 18th cross country All...

Jones ready to play after shoulder injury

Jones ready to play after shoulder injury

Jessie Hellmann

November 22, 2013

Southern Indiana men's basketball forward/center Chuck Jones is looking forward to being back on the court after his season-ending shoulder injury last year. “It feels great to be back,” Jones said. “I’m just excited with all the pieces we have, and I’m ready to get on the floor.” The...

COLUMN: Appreciate the KWC rivalry while you can

COLUMN: Appreciate the KWC rivalry while you can

Zane Clodfelter

November 20, 2013

The ever-changing college landscape has created a situation where longtime rivalries are put aside for monetary gain. Universities are leaving conferences at all levels of the NCAA for bigger paychecks, letting historic rivalries fade. Southern Indiana and Kentucky Wesleyan haven’t let the Panthers...

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