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Sestina to join Kentucky basketball as a graduate transfer

Sestina to join Kentucky basketball as a graduate transfer

Justin Schaumberger, Senior Writer

April 11, 2019

Bison men’s basketball forward Nate Sestina ’19 announced on Twitter on April 4 that he has committed to play his final year of college basketball at the University of Kentucky as a graduate transfer. After redshirting his first year as a Bison due to shoulder surgery, Sestina will graduate in May...

Men’s basketball falls short in Patriot League Championship against Colgate

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team came up short of a third-straight bid to the NCAA Tournament, falling to Colgate 94-80 in the Patriot League championship game on March 13 in Hamilton, N.Y. After the Orange and Blue held a 5-4 lead 3:50 minutes in, the Raiders overwhelmed the Bison with a sharp shooting...

Offensive explosion propels men’s basketball to victory over Lafayette

Offensive explosion propels men’s basketball to victory over Lafayette

Justin Schaumberger, Senior Writer

February 28, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team was ready from the opening tip and did not let up during a 118-76 win over Lafayette at Sojka Pavilion on Feb. 24. Despite this burst, the Orange and Blue fell to Navy on Feb. 27 by a score of 64-53, putting them in a three-way tie for first place in the Patriot League....

Men’s basketball struggles on the road in back-to-back games

Justin Schaumberger, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team saw their five-game winning streak snap at the hands of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. on Feb. 16 and suffered their second consecutive road loss to Colgate on Feb. 19.   The Bison trailed by four points with 90 seconds to go in the game against Holy Cross...

Mike Muscala ’13 traded from Philadelphia to L.A. Clippers

Elise Covert and Patrick Dempsey, Print Managing Co-Editor and Sports Editor

February 7, 2019

In an early-morning blockbuster deal on Feb. 6, the Philadelphia 76ers traded Mike Muscala ’13 to the Los Angeles Clippers. Muscala, who is the University’s only alumnus to play in the NBA, was with the Sixers for under a season. He will go to L.A. along with teammates Landry Shamet and Wilson Chandler,...

Mackenzie’s career-high carries Bison to win over Lafayette

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team kept pace atop the Patriot League standings with a 94-66 win over Lafayette on Feb. 2 in Easton, Pa. Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 led the team with a career record of 31 points. The win improved the Bison’s overall record to 14-8 and 8-2 in conference play. After Lehigh...

Men’s basketball loses at American, beats Navy to regain first

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team saw their five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of American in a 76-68 loss on Jan. 26 in Washington, D.C. They bounced back with a 69-57 win against Navy in Sojka Pavilion on Jan. 30. The Orange and Blue move to an overall record of 13-8, 7-2 in the conference....

Through the Gates: Mike Muscala ’13

Through the Gates: Mike Muscala ’13

Patrick Dempsey and Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editors

January 24, 2019

On the morning of Jan. 7, a 27-year-old from the suburbs of the Twin Cities in Minnesota walked into a training facility in Camden, N.J. to get ready for basketball practice. Equipped with pristine resources, including two regulation-size NBA courts, a training room, hydrotherapy pools, Gatorade...

Sotos scores last-second game-winner at Lehigh

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Subheadline: Bison take sole possession of first place in Patriot League It is every young kid’s dream to win a basketball game for their team with a last-second shot. On Jan. 19 that dream became a reality for Jimmy Sotos ’21, as his layup banked in with 1.2 seconds left to give the Bison ...

Athlete of the Week: Jimmy Sotos ’21, Men’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

January 24, 2019

Jimmy Sotos ’21 clinched a last-second win for the men’s basketball team against Patriot League rival Lehigh on Jan. 19. As the seconds counted down, Sotos understood he “had to make a play and quickly.” The Bison’s starting guard sunk the game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining on the...

Strong second half leads men’s basketball to victory over Vermont

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

The men’s basketball team overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat Vermont on Nov. 25, improving their record to 2-2. The Bison outscored the Catamounts 49-29 in the second half as they took the court for their first game in 12 days. Forward Nate Sestina ’19, who returned from a two-game absence,...

Men’s basketball drops first two home games of season

Men’s basketball drops first two home games of season

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

The Bison men’s basketball team was unable to complete a huge second-half comeback in a narrow 60-58 loss to Fairfield on Nov. 10 at Sojka Pavilion in their home opener. The Bison erased a 10-point Fairfield halftime lead to tie the game at 58 when guard Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 converted a driving...

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