‘Men’s Basketball’ Category
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its men’s basketball awards Tuesday and Gustavus received one All-Conference performer and two Honorable Mentions. Gary Cooper (Sr., Detroit, Mich.) was named to the All-Conference Team, while Chris Narum (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) and Brody Ziegler (Sr., Mankato, Minn.) are Honorable Mention.
With its playoff hopes dashed and only pride and respect to play for, the Gustavus men’s basketball team went out on a high note, defeating Carleton 67-58 on Saturday, sending its six seniors off with a victory in their final game wearing the Black and Gold. The Gusties cap the season with a 12-13 overall record and 9-11 mark in the MIAC, ending the year in eighth place.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team hosts its final game of the season at 1 p.m. today for game two of the season series against Carleton. The Knights won game one of the series 64-53 in overtime on Jan. 16 in Northfield, Minn. The Gusties enter the matchup with an 11-13 overall record and 8-11 mark in the MIAC, while the Knights are 13-11 overall and 10-9 in the league. Gustavus is coming off a thrilling 63-62 win over Saint John’s, while the Knights lost 65-60 to Bethel on Wednesday.
The Gustavus Adolphus Athletic Department concluded the Special Olympics winter season by hosting back-to-back area competitions on consecutive weekends in February. On Sunday, Feb. 7, Gustavus hosted the Area 9 aquatics competition at the Vic Gustafson Pool and on Sunday, Feb. 14, it held the Area 9 basketball tournament in the Lund Center Forum.
To say the past four games for the Gustavus men’s basketball team have been exciting would just scratch the surface of describing them. Two overtime games and another decided on the last shot led to a similar ending Wednesday as the Gusties defeated Saint John’s 63-62, taking the lead with four seconds on the clock on a Brody Ziegler (Sr., Mankato, Minn.) put-back, and then watching the Johnnies’ final shot at the buzzer clank off the rim. The victory improves the Gusties to 11-13 overall and 8-11 in the MIAC, while the Johnnies fall to 17-7 overall and 12-7 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team hosts its final weekday game of the season at 7 p.m. Wednesday for game two of the season series against Saint John’s. The Johnnies won game one of the series 87-83 on Jan. 20 in Collegeville, Minn. The Gusties enter the matchup with a 10-13 overall record and 7-11 mark in the MIAC, while the Johnnies are 17-6 overall and 12-6 in the league. Gustavus is coming off a thrilling 101-91 overtime win over Hamline, while the Johnnies defeated Concordia 75-64 last Saturday.
Saturday afternoon’s MIAC men’s basketball game against Hamline University didn’t start well for Gustavus as the visiting Pipers raced to a double-digit advantage, leading by as much as 19 points in the first half. Hamline took a 20-point lead in the second, it’s largest of the game, but the Gusties showed pride and determination to erase that deficit and tie the game 74-74 with 3:19 left in regulation. Trailing 83-80 after a timeout and eight seconds on the game clock, Chris Narum (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) played the role of the hero as he sunk an off-balance fade-away three to tie the game with just five seconds on the clock, sending it to overtime. Having lost their previous two overtime contests this season, the Gusties flipped the script and went on to claim a 101-91 victory to improve to 10-13 overall and 7-11 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team begins a three-game home stand Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. for game two of the season series against Hamline. The Gusties won game one of the series 85-70 on Jan. 9 in St. Paul. The Gusties enter the matchup with a 9-13 overall record and 6-11 mark in the MIAC, while the Pipers are 4-18 overall and 2-15 in the league. Gustavus has lost its last three games, while Hamline is on a six-game losing strea
Trailing St. Olaf by two points with six seconds remaining in the game, the Gustavus men’s basketball team had possession of the ball as Gary Cooper (Sr., Detroit, Mich.) advanced it up to Chris Narum (Sr., Eagan, Minn.). Narum pump-faked and dribbled over for an open look at a three-pointer, but his shot at the last second was blocked in a controversial finish, as some argue a foul was committed on the shot. Nonetheless, the Gusties lost 82-80 in another heartbreaking defeat, dropping to 9-13 overall and 6-11 in the MIAC, and have been eliminated from playoff contention.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team competes in its final road game of the regular season at 7 p.m. Wednesday against St. Olaf in Northfield, Minn. for game two of the season series. The Oles won game one of the series 65-60 on Jan. 11 in St. Peter. The Gusties enter the matchup with a 9-12 overall record and 6-10 mark in the MIAC, while the Oles are 14-8 overall and 12-5 in the league. Gustavus has lost its last two games, while St. Olaf is on a four-game winning streak.