2.24.11 | Men's Basketball
Hot shooting lifts MNU past Baker
OLATHE, Kan. – The Baker men’s basketball team battled the entire game, but came up just a few baskets short on Thursday evening in Olathe, falling 83-76.
MidAmerica started the game hot and finished the game hot. The Pioneers (13-16, 8-11 HAAC) shot 51 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc. Three players scored in double figures with HAAC scoring leader Rustin Dowd leading the way scoring a game-high 19 points on a 4-for-13 shooting performance. Dowd went 10-for-12 from the charity stripe.
2.19.11 | Men's Basketball
Wommack paces Baker past Missouri Valley with team-high 29 points
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Doing it all was an understatement on Saturday afternoon for senior guard Jaris Wommack.
Wommack scored a game-high 29 points while shooting 9-for-15 from the field and pulling down 11 rebounds. Andre Strozier added 18 points as the Wildcats went on to defeat Missouri Valley College 61-53.
2.14.11 | Men's Basketball
Wildcats and coach Ballard making big strides on the basketball court
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The record says 11-15, but the improvement on the floor says so much more as Baker University’s men’s team continues to play hard-nosed basketball.
“Being picked 10th in the Heart of America Athletic Conference at the start of the season was great motivation for us,” first-year Wildcat head basketball coach Brett Ballard said. “We used that as a rallying cry early on in practice. These guys have worked hard in practice, and now we’re starting to consistently see the results carry over into our games.”
2.10.11 | Men's Basketball
Cold second half sinks Baker against Avila
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker men’s basketball (10-15, 6-9 HAAC) team opened up the game with a 37-33 lead heading into the break, but Avila put the game away early in the second half with a 16-4 run from which Baker was never able to recover, bowing 79-65.
Austin Bond led three Baker players in double figures with a team-high 15 points while shooting 7-for-10 from the field. Jaris Wommack added 12 points and Andre Strozier chipped in with 10.
2.5.11 | Men's Basketball
Four score in double figures as Baker goes on to upset Evangel, 71-65
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s basketball team needed to play a nearly flawless basketball game on Saturday afternoon according to head coach Brett Ballard.
The Wildcats managed to overcome 21 turnovers with a hot shooting second half going 11-for-19 (58 percent) from the field and 20-for-30 from the charity stripe.
2.3.11 | Men's Basketball
Baker men fall in overtime at Central Methodist, 85-80
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker men’s basketball took a three point lead late, but Curtis Smith hit a key 3-pointer for the Eagles with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Jaris Wommack led all Baker scorers with 20 points while shooting 8-for-17 from the floor. Andre Stozier added 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while Jack Shotell and Austin Bond each chipped in with 13 and 10 points respectively.
1.29.11 | Men's Basketball
No. 10 Lindenwood overpowers Baker in 77-50 defeat
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The Baker men’s basketball team gave it all they had on Saturday afternoon against No. 10 Lindenwood University.
Baker shot just 19-for-55 (35 percent) from the field, with Andre Strozier leading the offensive attack scoring a team-high 20 points. Corey Anderson added 11 points, but Lindenwood’s hot shooting stifled the Wildcats. The Lions went 28-for-53 (53 percent) from the field to improve to 20-2 overall on the season.
1.27.10 | Men's Basketball
Wommack and Wachter lead Baker past Benedictine, 55-48
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s basketball team continues to ride its hot streak after defeating Benedictine College, 55-48 on Thursday evening for the first time since 2008.
Jaris Wommack led all Baker scorers with 16 points off 7-of-15 shooting from the floor. Joe Wachter added a career-high 10 points and knocked down two clutch free throws in the last 20 seconds to seal the Baker victory.