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Kyle Aiton bringing the ball up the court in a game against Ohio Valley University Dec. 16, 2016. Aiton finished the game with his career high of 19 points for the Screaming Eagles in the 103-48 win.
September 19, 2017

Kyle Aiton still loves basketball, even though he left the USI men’s team with a year of eligibility still on the table. However, he doesn’t love everything that goes into being a college basketball...

‘Fearless’ Drummond, big crowd lead Eagles to win

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...

Focused Eagles beat Hawks

February 6, 2015

The men's basketball team beat Quincy University Thursday night 68-62. Quincy held strong in the first half, at one point leading by five, until there was about eight and a half minutes left to play,...

Eagles end three game losing streak

January 25, 2015

The men's basketball team broke its three game losing streak Saturday with a 64-60 victory over the visiting Lewis University at the Physical Activities Center. The first half consisted of two ties, but...

Eagles win final game of semester, head home before conference

December 18, 2014

The men's basketball team faced Salem International University Tuesday night in a game that ended with a 26 point victory for the Screaming Eagles. USI out-shot Salem International 56.7 percent to 40.3...

Stein’s son signs on for 2015-16 men’s basketball season

December 3, 2014

USI basketball signed another Stein. Alex Stein, son of the women’s head basketball coach and former USI men’s basketball player Rick Stein, signed his national letter of intent to play Southern...

Fall Festival gives exposure to basketball teams

October 7, 2014

A tradition started in 2003 by former Men's Head Basketball Coach Rick Herdes has stayed strong throughout the years. Every year, the USI basketball teams are introduced on the main stage at the Fall...

GLVC moves tournaments to Missouri

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...

USI Men’s Basketball adds Happe to mix

September 11, 2014

On Aug. 26, the Men’s Basketball Team announced the hiring of Clinton Happe as its new graduate assistant to replace Blake Woodard. Woodard is now at Millikin University in Illinois, where he has accepted...

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

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...

Nelson powers Eagles past Kentucky State

December 7, 2013

To say that Aaron Nelson put on a clinic on Saturday afternoon would be an understatement. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound man scored a career-high of 31 points and set a school record with 27 rebounds as the...

Attendance numbers continue to pace the GLVC

November 20, 2013

While attendance numbers have dropped at the Physical Activities Center (PAC) for men’s basketball games, Southern Indiana still remains one of the leaders in Division II attendance coming into this...

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