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2.16.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker men grab marquee HAAC victory over No. 21 MidAmerica Nazarene

Joe Wachter

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the second consecutive season, the Baker University men’s basketball team knocked off No. 21 MidAmerica Nazarene on its home floor as the Wildcats out toughed the Pioneers 71-67 on Thursday evening.

Ben Steinlage, coming off a career-high against Culver-Stockon last weekend, didn’t disappoint, scoring a game-high 18 points while shooting 7-for-11 from the floor. He also pulled down 10 rebounds to record back-to-back double-doubles.

2.13.12 | Men's Basketball

Steinlage named HAAC Player of the Week

Steinlage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Junior forward Ben Steinlage from Baker was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday morning.

A pair of nearly flawless performances last week landed Steinlage his first career Player of the Week award as well as the first for his team this season. A native of Corning, Kan., Steinlage averaged 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and shot an incredible 81.8 percent from the field.

2.9.12 | Men's Basketball

Three Wildcats score in double figures as Baker runs past Peru State, 91-71

Ben Steinlage

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – A 19-5 run to open the game over the first seven minutes was all Baker needed to down Peru State College, 91-71 on Thursday evening.

In a game that was riddled with fouls, (46 total fouls) the Baker men made sure the final outcome was never in doubt. Corey Anderson and Ben Steinlage each scored a team-high 17 points, while Todd Eils added 15 to help Baker improve to 9-4 in the HAAC.

Baker finished the contest 31-for-52 (59 percent) from the field and 9-for-19 (47 percent) from beyond the arc.

1.28.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker survives scare in 60-58 victory over Missouri Valley

Anderson

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker matched its longest winning streak of the season on Saturday afternoon, knocking off Missouri Valley College, 60-58 for their fourth-consecutive victory.

Corey Anderson led all Baker scorers with 14 points, while shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc and 4-for-5 from the field. Ben Steinlage rounded out the Baker offense as the only other player in double figures with 10 points.

In a game that saw eight lead changes, Baker came through when it mattered most.

1.27.12 | Men's Basketball

Ballard’s Ballers: Baker continues to rise in HAAC standings

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Defensive pressure is something Baker prides itself on each and every game.  Statistically, it shows.

The Wildcats enter Saturday’s contest with Missouri Valley College ranked sixth nationally with a field goal defense of 39 percent and ninth nationally with 29 defensive rebounds per game. Not to mention a rebound margin of +6.8, good enough for 15th nationally.

1.22.12 | Men's Basketball

Balanced scoring leads Baker past Central MethodistJoe Wachter

FAYETTE, Mo. – Five players scored in double figures and the Wildcats shot a lights out 62 percent from the field on Saturday to defeat Central Methodist University, 89-78 for their second consecutive victory.

Jack Shortell finished with a game-high 19 points while shooting 9-for-11 from the floor. Jordan Honore added 17 points going a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor. Ben Steinlage, Corey Anderson, and Joe Wachter each added 15, 14, and 11 points respectively.

“Coach Sherman and I joked about not shooting the ball well at the beginning of the game,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “Sure enough, once you start talking about it, we made some shots. I thought our guys shot it with confidence and we’ve been getting some good looks in conference and just not knocking them down. I don’t think it’s anything different. We made some, they made a lot early and we were able to sustain their run and then kind of held them off there late.”

1.19.11 | Men's Basketball

Baker picks up key HAAC victory with 54-43 victory over Benedictine

Baker knocks off BC

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After dropping back-to-back games last week, the Baker University men’s basketball team bounced back with a key HAAC victory on Thursday evening, defeating local rival Benedictine College, 54-43.

“The guys worked hard all week in practice, this was a big game for us to win and get back on track on our home floor,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “If we can turn the corner after this weekend at 6-3 (in the HAAC) it would put us in a great position heading into next week. Central Methodist will be a good test for us on the road.”

1.12.12 | Men's Basketball

Lamar wins No. 599 as Baker men fall to MNU, 79-69

Men Fall

OLATHE, Kan. – Going into the contest the Baker men’s basketball team knew it would need to play flawless on the road in order to have a chance at knocking off first place MidAmerica Nazarene. 21 turnovers later, it was Baker suffering a 79-69 setback to the Pioneers on Thursday evening.

MNU scored the first bucket of the game and never trailed from that point forward as Baker’s closet margin came at the 8:34 mark of the first half when the Wildcats pulled to within six points at 22-16. The Pioneers closed out the half with a 22-12 run in the final seven minutes.

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