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3.21.12 | Men's Basketball

Ben Steinlage named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American

Ben Steinlage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After leading Baker to its first NAIA DI Men’s Basketball National Championship appearance since 1941, Baker’s leading scorer Ben Steinlage with 12.3 points per game was named to the 2012 NAIA DI Men’s Basketball All-America Team.

Steinlage finished with 14 points and five rebounds in Baker’s, 103-88 loss to Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) in the opening round of the national tournament. Steinlage also led the Wildcats will 6.1 rebounds per game and five double-doubles on the season.

3.14.12 | Men's Basketball

High-powered OLLU knocks off Baker, 103-88

Jordan Honore

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baker opened the game with a 21-6 run over the first 13 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to stop a huge comeback by Our Lady of the Lake over the final seven minutes of the first half as the Saints finished on a 37-21 run to take a 44-42 lead into the locker room.

“We got off to a great start and handled their pressure well early,” said Baker head coach Brett Ballard. “We had about a six to seven minute stretch there where we didn’t execute and allowed them to get back into the game.”

3.14.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker set to face No. 7 Our Lady of the Lake Wednesday evening

Baker vs OLLU Preview

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time since 1996-97, Baker University is back in the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championships. For the first time since 1941, Baker University is back in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championships.

Host seed Baker University (21-11) will look to make history on Wednesday evening as the Wildcats face seventh-seeded Our Lady of the Lake (26-7) at 6:15 p.m., from historic Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., in the opening round of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship.

3.5.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker falls to MNU in HAAC Championship Game

Title Tilt

OLATHE, Kan. – Ben Steinlage scored 18 points and pulled down 16 rebounds, but Baker was never able to get over the hump as MNU never trailed in a 75-68 victory over the Wildcats Monday evening.

Jordan Honore was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures as he finished the game with 16 points. Luke Thomas of MNU stole the show though, scoring a game-high 21 points while shooting 8-for-11 from the floor to go along with 13 rebounds.

3.2.12 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats knock off second-seeded Evangel, set up HAAC title showdown with MNU

On To MNU

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Coach Ballard said all along his guys looked tight in the HAAC Playoff opener on Wednesday evening. That wasn’t the case on Friday evening as third-seeded Baker knocked off second-seeded Evangel University, 73-66 to advance to the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Game on Monday evening against top-seeded MidAmerica Nazarene.

Ben Steinlage led the Wildcats with a game-high 18 points  and Corey Anderson chipped in with 14 as Baker grabbed its marquee victory of the season. Samer Jassar also added 10 points and nine rebounds to go along with Steinlage’s 11 boards.

3.2.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker hoops set for semifinal showdown with Evangel

HAAC Semifinal Showdown

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Third-seeded Baker University (20-10) travels to second-seeded Evangel (23-8) on Friday evening for a chance to advance to the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Game on Monday evening.

Baker is coming off a 55-41 victory over Benedictine College on Wednesday evening in the HAAC quarterfinals. It was Baker’s first HAAC playoff victory since the 1999-2000 season. Coach Ballard pregame podcast

2.29.12 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats taste playoff victory for the first time in 12 years

Postseason Push

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – When Baker University head coach Brett Ballard arrived in Baldwin City two years ago, he made it very clear that he intended on bringing Baker men’s basketball back to national prominence.

With a 55-41 victory over sixth-seeded Benedictine College on Wednesday evening in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Quarterfinals, third-seeded Baker officially took its first step towards the national stage for the first time in 12 years.

2.29.12 | Men's Basketball

Third-seeded Baker hosts sixth-seeded Benedictine Wednesday night

Baker vs Benedictine

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It has been more than 10 years since the Baker University men’s basketball team played a home playoff game in the George F. Collins Center.

That will all change Wednesday evening when the Wildcats host rival Benedictine College in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

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