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

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

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...

Men’s basketball looks to defend PL title with new and old stars

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

Coming off back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and winning seven of the last eight Patriot League regular-season titles, the Bison men’s basketball team appears prepared for another big season ahead. Over the summer, the team traveled to Europe to play games against teams from the Netherlands,...

Men’s basketball marches to the end

March 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor Coming off a dominant performance in the Patriot League Championship, the Bison men’s basketball team sought to continue their momentum, put on their dancing shoes, and compete in the NCAA tournament. The men ultimately fell to a tough third-seeded Michigan...

Men’s basketball headed to March Madness

Men’s basketball headed to March Madness

Elise Covert and Brittany Willwerth

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Sojka Pavilion was packed to capacity as the Bison men’s basketball team beat Colgate 83-54 on March 7 to secure their second straight Patriot League Championship and punch their ticket to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. It is the program’s sixth Patriot League title and their eighth March Madness appe...

Bison close out regular season with comfortable victory over American

Mike Caruso, Senior Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team (22-9, 16-2 PL) ended their regular season on Feb. 24 with a dominating win over American University (6-23, 3-15 PL) by a final score of 80-61. Nana Foulland ’18 led the charge with a 20-point performance, while Zach Thomas ’18 broke the school record for total...

Men’s basketball holds on for overtime win against Holy Cross

Men’s basketball holds on for overtime win against Holy Cross

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team (21-9, 15-2 PL) managed to edge out Holy Cross) 68-67 in an overtime thriller on Feb. 17. Nana Foulland ’18 was the centerpiece, guiding the Bison’s success with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Zach Thomas ’18 and Stephen Brown ’18 each added 15 points....

Bison defeat Colgate in wild comeback win, go on to clinch regular season title

Bison defeat Colgate in wild comeback win, go on to clinch regular season title

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS, Top Stories

The Bison men’s basketball team defeated the Colgate Raiders, ranked second in the Patriot League, 65-64 on a last second buzzer beater from Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 on Feb. 12 at Sojka Pavilion. With a ten point deficit and 1:31 left to play in regulation, the final shot generated enough buzz...

Men’s basketball beats Lafayette, breaks win streak at Lehigh

Men’s basketball beats Lafayette, breaks win streak at Lehigh

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS, Uncategorized

The Bison defeated the Lafayette Leopards 74-59 for their tenth straight win on Feb. 3 at Sojka Pavilion. However, the winning streak was broken in an overtime thriller on Feb. 5 at Lehigh. Against Lafayette, Zach Thomas ’18 led all scorers with 20 points, to go along with seven rebounds and...

Bison notch key league wins over Boston, Army

Bison notch key league wins over Boston, Army

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team moved to 10-1 in the Patriot League with wins against Boston University and Army West Point. Stephen Brown ’18 delivered another stellar performance in an impressive 91-79 win over Boston University on Jan. 28. Brown contributed 21 points, five rebounds, five assists,...

Men’s basketball shuts down the Crusaders at Sojka

Men’s basketball shuts down the Crusaders at Sojka

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Top Stories

The Bison (14-8, 8-1 Patriot League) posted a dominant performance against the Holy Cross Crusaders on Jan. 20 at Sojka Pavilion. Zach Thomas ’18 and Stephen Brown ’18 led the way with 18 points and 10 points, respectively, and the Orange and Blue did not trail once throughout the contest. The victory...

Men’s basketball struggles on the road to start the season

Patrick Dempsey, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team opened their regular non-conference schedule with an 0-3 record on the road, dropping losses at Monmouth, Arkansas, and North Carolina. The second-half push from the team fell short as the Bison dropped their season opener on Nov. 10 to the Monmouth Hawks, 79-78....

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