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Despite erasing a double-digit deficit to come within two points in the second half, the Gustavus men’s basketball team was unable to take the lead in a 69-65 loss at St. Olaf on Wednesday. The loss is the first for the Gusties in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as they move to 2-1 and 2-3 overall, while the Oles improve to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team was unable to slow down Simpson’s late second half surge Saturday, dropping a 90-78 decision to fall to 0-2 overall. The Gusties came within six points of the lead midway through the second half, but the Storm were able increase their lead to double digits and held on to a comfortable advantage the rest of the way.
Head Coach Mark Hanson is in his 27th season at the helm of the Gustavus men’s basketball team and his squad is looking to improve on an eighth place finish in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference a year ago when it went 9-11 in the league. Last season’s team posted a 12-13 overall record, although Gustavus proved to be competitive while keeping a majority of games within single digits. The 2016-17 MIAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll ranked Gustavus seventh.
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.
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 Adolphus College men’s basketball team won its third straight game against Bethel University in a nail biter on Wednesday evening at Gus Young Court. The win pushes the Gusties to 8-10 overall, and 5-8 in the MIAC, while the Royals drop to 12-5 overall, and 7-5 in the league.
Despite leading midway through the second half, the Gustavus men’s basketball team was unable to hold on to the advantage, while sending Saint John’s to the free throw line 26 times in an 87-83 loss. With the loss, the Gusties fall to 5-10 overall and 2-8 in the MIAC, while the Johnnies improve 12-3 overall and 7-3 in the league.
Despite a second half comeback, the Gustavus men’s basketball team suffered a hard fought 65-60 loss to St. Olaf on Monday night at Gus Young Court. The defeat drops the Gusties to 5-8 overall and 2-6 in the MIAC, while the Oles improve to 8-5 overall, and 6-2 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team erased a double-digit deficit in the second half Saturday afternoon against Concordia, but was unable to hold on to the lead en route to an 82-74 loss at Gus Young Court. The defeat moves the Gusties to 4-6 overall and 1-4 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team used another strong second half to come away with a 97-90 victory over Buena Vista University on Sunday evening to improve to 2-1 overall. Much like the strong start to the second half in their last outing against Simpson, the Gusties started today’s second frame with a 17-2 run to take a 62-55 lead and never looked back.