2011-12 Men's Basketball News
February 28, 2012
Easterman, Menez, and Preer earn All-SCIAC Honors
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011-12 all-conference teams this morning and Whittier College had three players represent the men’s basketball program.
February 24, 2012
Whittier exits SCIAC Playoffs with loss to Sagehens 60-53
The Whittier College men’s basketball team for the third time this season have lost to the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer 60-53 exiting the SCIAC Post Season Tournament in the semi-finals for the second time in four years.
February 22, 2012
SCIAC Playoffs: Game Day Central
Whittier College enters the SCIAC Post Season Tournament as the No. 3 seed after it finished the regular season 18-7, 10-4 SCIAC, while Pomona-Pitzer finishes as the No. 2 seed despite having the same conference record as the Poets.
February 21, 2012
Poets win nail biter over La Verne; Finish No. 3 in SCIAC standings
On an evening that was full of senior day festivities, coaching milestones, half time entertainment, and a packed house full of Poet Faithful, the Poets who needed a win and a Pomona-Pitzer loss received one of two at the conclusion of the night.
February 18, 2012
Poets drop tough road contest to Pomona-Pitzer 79-58
The Whittier College men’s basketball team is hanging on to the opportunity to be the No. 2 seed and host a first round SCIAC Post Season Tournament Game after falling to the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer 79-58 Saturday evening for the second time this season.
February 15, 2012
Poets cruise to 94-60 victory over Caltech; Move a game closer to the No. 2 seed
The Whittier College men’s basketball team moved another step closer to becoming the No. 2 seed in the SCIAC Post Season Tournament by cruising to a 94-60 win over Caltech Wednesday evening.
February 11, 2012
Poets clinch SCIAC playoff spot; Hold on for five point victory
On a night full of PAC the GAC festivities, Poet Pit pride, and great basketball, the Whittier College men’s basketball team triumphed over the Tigers of Occidental College 78-73 clinching a SCIAC post season berth.
February 8, 2012
Poets move into tie for second place with win over Redlands
The Whittier College men’s basketball team continues to move forward in their quest for another SCIAC post season berth as they beat the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands Wednesday evening 94-91 in the friendly confines of the Graham Athletic Center.
February 4, 2012
Poets can’t hold onto early lead; Fall 65-64 to No. 9 Stags
The Whittier College men’s basketball team for the second time this season have pushed the Stags of Claremont-M-S to the brink again having the game being decided in the final minute in front of a raucous crowd over almost 800.
February 1, 2012
Poets use strong second half to down Kingsmen; Cruise to 81-46 victory
The Whittier College men’s basketball team for the second time this season have cruised past the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran University with an 81-46 victory that has the Poets leaning towards another SCIAC post season berth.
January 28, 2012
Whittier posts triple digit scoring effort; Cruise to 106-51 victory over Caltech
The Whittier College men’s basketball team for the sixth time this season has hit the 100 point plateau cruising to the 106-51 victory over the Beavers of Caltech Saturday evening in front of a fan base of over 300 strong.
January 25, 2012
Sagehens snap Poets four game winning streak 66-57
The Whittier College men’s basketball team had their four game winning streak snapped Wednesday evening at the hands of the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer 66-57 in front of a rowdy crowd of 300 plus.
January 21, 2012
Poets knock off No. 12 ranked Stags in double overtime
Saturday, January 21, 2012 will go down in Whittier College History as one of the most historic and exciting days for Whittier College Athletics.
January 18, 2012
Poets escape with their third straight victory over Leopards 81-71
The Whittier College men’s basketball team escaped with a victory over the Leopards of the University of La Verne Wednesday evening 81-71 to win their third straight moving their road record to 5-2.
January 14, 2012
Whittier defense stifles Tigers; Roll to 65-46 victory
The Whittier College men’s basketball team only needed two players to score in double figures to pull out the win 65-46 against the Tigers of Occidental College Saturday evening.
January 11, 2012
Poets win SCIAC Home Opener over Kingsmen 74-57
The Whittier College men’s basketball team won their SCIAC home opener in front of a raucous crowd of 600 plus on a night full of halftime festivities as the Poets cruised to the 74-57 victory over the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran University.
January 7, 2012
Tight SCIAC opener bodes well for Bulldogs 103-91
The Whittier College men’s basketball team opened up SCIAC play as they took on the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands Saturday evening but was unable to pull off the second half comeback as the Bulldogs held on for the 103-91 victory.
January 5, 2012
Drew Menez named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
Whittier College men’s basketball player Drew Menez was honored this morning as the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week in the fourteenth week of voting making him the fourth Poet to win this honor this year.
January 4, 2012
Poets win fourth straight; Hit triple digits 113-97 over Gladiators
The Whittier College men’s basketball team won their fourth straight game and have finished the pre-season with an 8-3 record beating the Gladiators of Pacifica College 113-97 on Wednesday evening in the friendly confines of the Graham Athletic Center.
December 30, 2011
Overtime thriller brings Poets Purple & Gold Poet Classic Championship
The Whittier College men’s basketball team ended the 2011 Purple & Gold Poet Classic Championship Game in impressive fashion as they came from behind to pull off a dramatic overtime thriller 81-75 in front of a raucous 300 plus crowd within the Graham Athletic Center.
December 29, 2011
Whittier offense erupts for 124 points on Day 1 of Poet Classic
The Whittier College men’s basketball team had eight players score in double figures as they cruised to an easy 124-47 victory over American Sports University on Day 1 of the Purple & Gold Poet Classic.
December 21, 2011
Poets pull away late and hold on for 88-82 victory over Blueboys
Nathaniel Easterman scored a season high 19 points and totaled five blocks to help Whittier College beat Illinois College 88-82 Wednesday evening within the friendly confines of the Graham Athletic Center.
December 19, 2011
Offensive explosion not enough as Pride hold on for 117-104 victory
The Whittier College men’s basketball team again for the second straight time this season has hit the 100 point plateau with the first coming against West Coast Baptist earlier in the year, but this time around they were on the losing end as they fell 117-104 to the Pride of Widener College.
December 10, 2011
Poets continue road success; Cruise past Arizona Christian 94-78
The Whittier College men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to two games Saturday afternoon as they recorded their fourth win of the season cruising past Arizona Christian 94-78.
December 3, 2011
Whittier rebounds on Day 2 of Lopata Classic; Roll past Wisc. Lutheran 93-81
The Whittier College men’s basketball team completed the Lopata Classic with an impressive 93-81 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran moving their record to 3-2 on the season.
December 2, 2011
Poets fall in Day 1 of Lopata Classic to host Washington University 84-72
The Whittier College men’s basketball team took to the court in St. Louis, MO in Day 1 of the 28th Annual Lopata Classic, but saw their second half comeback fall short as they fell 84-72 to the host Washington University.
November 28, 2011
Poets hit 100 point plateau; Cruise to second straight victory 115-83
The Whittier College men’s basketball team for the first time this season hit the 100 point plateau as they exploded for 115 points in their victory Monday evening against West Coast Baptist.
November 22, 2011
Poets get first win of the season; Cruise past Lions 93-78
The Whittier College men’s basketball team obtained their first win of the season in impressive fashion as they narrowly missed the 100 point plateau cruising past the Lions of Vanguard University 93-78.
November 20, 2011
2nd Half Surge can’t push Poets past Pioneers; Fall in home opener 72-67
The Whittier College men’s basketball team was able to overcome a five point deficit at the half but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers of Lewis & Clark (Ore.) held on for the 72-67 victory on the Poets season opener.
November 9, 2011
Men’s basketball releases 2011-12 schedule
The Whittier College men's basketball team, coming off of a narrow miss of the SCIAC Post-Season Tournament last season--has released its 2011-12 schedule, playing 25 games including 12 at home, while also taking part in the Lopata Classic in St. Louis MO.
November 9, 2011
Poets put up strong showing in exhibition loss to CSU Bakersfield
Willie Membane scored 15 points and added seven rebounds and Nathan Easterman added 13 points and five boards to lead Whittier, but it wasn't enough to pull off the upset as the Poets lost 85-67 in an exhibition game at NCAA Division I CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday evening.
November 8, 2011
2011-12 Basketball Forum; Live today at 12pm
The men’s and women’s basketball season is upon us and head coaches Brad Durchslag (women) and Rock Carter (men) are sitting down with Director of Sports Information Lance Franey to discuss the upcoming season.