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The Gustavus men’s basketball team is set for its first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road game as it travels to Macalester for a 3 p.m. tipoff Saturday. The Gusties enter the contest with a 1-2 overall record and 1-0 mark in the MIAC, while the Scots are 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. Gustavus most recently defeated Concordia 92-75 Wednesday in its home opener, while Macalester most recently lost to No. 12 St. Thomas 72-61 Wednesday in St. Paul.
An 18-1 run midway through the second half provided more than enough of an advantage for the Gustavus men’s basketball team Wednesday night in its home and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener against Concordia as the Gusties cruised to a 92-75 victory at Gus Young Court. The victory is the first for the Gusties early in the season as they improve to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC, while the Cobbers fall to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team hosts its home and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener at 7:45 p.m. tonight against Concordia College. The Gusties enter the contest with a 0-2 overall record, while the Cobbers are 2-2 overall. Gustavus most recently lost 90-78 at Simpson College on Saturday, while Concordia defeated St. Scholastica 80-64 Saturday.
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.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team is set for its second straight non-conference road game to start the 2016-17 season as it faces Simpson College at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Gusties enter the game 0-1 after an 81-60 loss at Buena Vista last Friday, while the Storm are 2-1 overall after most recently losing 67-59 to Waldorf on Monday. Simpson started the season with wins over Monmouth (75-65) and Augsburg (95-71).
The Gustavus men’s basketball team opened its season Friday with an 81-60 non-conference loss at Buena Vista University. The Gusties kept the score close for most of the second half, but an 11-point run by the Beavers in the final three minutes sealed the victory for the home team.
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.
For the seventh year, the NCAA is inviting more than 200 current student-athletes and NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients, with an interest in working within the sports industry, to the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis. A committee from within the NCAA membership selected two student-athletes from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to attend, both of which from Gustavus Adolphus College - junior football player Tyler Jakes (North Mankato, Minn.) and senior men’s basketball player Chris Narum (Eagan, Minn.).
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.