Men's Basketball

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2017-18 Whittier College Men's Basketball News

  • Poets knocked out of SCIAC Post Season with loss to Stags
    February 14, 2018
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team was knocked out of Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Post Season Tournament contention Wednesday night as they fell 85-65 to Claremont-M-S inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Louis Kurihara named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    February 13, 2018
    For the second time in three weeks, senior guard Louis Kurihara (Culver City, Calif.) was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week announced by the conference office.
  • Louis Kurihara sinks Tigers with game-winning ‘and one’
    February 10, 2018
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team remained in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Post Season Tournament contention following late game heroics Saturday as they pulled off a 74-73 win over Occidental College.
  • Poets let lead slip away in loss to Chapman
    February 07, 2018
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team saw a late lead slip away Wednesday night as they fell 77-74 to Chapman University seeing their winning streak snapped at four games.
  • Poets make quick work of La Verne 95-67
    February 03, 2018
    For the second time this season the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team has rolled the University of La Verne as they made quick work of the Leopards during PAC the GAC 95-67.
  • Poets look strong in 101-98 win over Kingsmen
    January 31, 2018
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team continues to look strong following a 101-98 victory over Cal Lutheran University Wednesday night inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Louis Kurihara named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    January 29, 2018
    Senior guard Louis Kurihara (Culver City, Calif.) was recognized as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week announced Monday by the conference office in the 10th week of voting.
  • Louis Kurihara knocks down “The Shot” to stun Redlands 93-92
    January 27, 2018
    Its being labeled “The Shot” across campus as senior Louis Kurihara (Culver City, Calif.) knocked down the biggest basket of his four-year career Saturday night stunning the University of Redlands 93-92 inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Poets hold off late surge by Caltech; Earn big road win 78-76
    January 24, 2018
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team got back on the right track Wednesday night snapping their three game losing skid pulling off a huge 78-76 road victory over the Beavers of Caltech.
  • Poets drop three straight after loss to Pomona-Pitzer
    January 20, 2018
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team dropped their third straight game Saturday as they fell 82-71 to Pomona-Pitzer inside of Voelkel Gymnasium.
  • Whittier pulls even late but fall to Stags 86-76
    January 17, 2018
    The final score doesn’t give the game justice as the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team pulled even at 69-69 late in the game only to see it slip away falling 86-76 to the Stags of Claremont-M-S.
  • Eric Davis Basketball Highlight Video (vs. Claremont-M-S)
    January 17, 2018
    Watch Eric Davis throw down two monstrous jams and add a huge trailing block shot in a loss to Claremont-M-S on the road.
  • Poet Pit not strong enough as Whittier falls to Chapman 79-75
    January 10, 2018
    The Whittier College Poet Pit was alive and rockin Wednesday night inside of the Graham Athletic Center but they couldn’t push the Men’s Basketball team past Chapman University as they fell in the final minute 79-75 in a heartbreaker.
  • Five Poets add double-figures in win over Redlands
    January 08, 2018
    Five Poets recorded double-digit scoring efforts Monday night as the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team pulled off a huge road win 91-88 over the University of Redlands inside of Currier Gym.
  • Alumni Appreciation Night spoiled by Tigers 84-72
    January 06, 2018
    Alumni Appreciation Night was spoiled Saturday night inside of the Graham Athletic Center as the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team faltered in an 84-72 loss to Occidental College.
  • Poets top Kingsmen 77-70 in epic comeback
    January 03, 2018
    Wednesday night proved to be one of the most epic comebacks in program history for the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team as they erased a 17-point second half deficit to stun the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran University inside of Gilbert Arena.
  • Victor Nwaba pours in 26 in loss to Fighting Scots
    December 30, 2017
    Senior transfer Victor Nwaba (Los Angeles, Calif.) went off for 26 points Saturday afternoon but it wasn’t enough to top the Gordon College Fighting Scots as the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team fell 97-85 inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Whittier drops two in a row after loss to UC Santa Cruz
    December 29, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team dropped their second straight game Friday night as they gave up their fourth triple digit loss on the season losing 111-89 to UC Santa Cruz inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Whittier stunned by Caltech 86-82
    December 21, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team was stunned Thursday afternoon inside of the Graham Athletic Center as the visiting Beavers of the California Institute of Technology pulled off the 86-82 win on Dave Jacobs Court.
  • Poets hold off St. Joseph's (ME) 84-79
    December 18, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team wrapped up the Mauro Panaggio Tournament Monday holding off St. Joseph's (ME) 84-79 to finish 1-1 over the two days.
  • Poets fall 108-92 to Brockport to open Mauro Panaggio Tournament
    December 17, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team put up 92 points Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Mauro Panaggio Tournament at the DME Sports Complex but it wasn’t enough to pull off the win as they fell 108-92 to host The College of Brockport.
  • Eric Davis named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    December 11, 2017
    Senior Eric Davis (Ventura, Calif.) was selected as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week for Men’s Basketball in the fourth week of voting.
  • Poets dominate SCIAC Opener 92-66 against Leos
    December 06, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team opened up Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) play Wednesday night as they dominated the Leopards of the University of La Verne 92-66.
  • Whittier battles UC Irvine
    November 29, 2017
    The final score might read a 112-65 loss for the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team to Division I UC Irvine but the Purple & Gold kept it close throughout only to see a late 40-8 run prove costly late in the second half.
  • Victor Nwaba named to Mission Inn All-Tournament Team
    November 27, 2017
    Senior transfer Victor Nwaba (Los Angeles, Calif.) was recently named to the All-Tournament Team for the Mission Inn Tip-Off Classic announced by the Santa Cruz Athletic Department.
  • Mark Jensen picks up first collegiate win against New Rochelle
    November 26, 2017
    Whittier College Head Men’s Basketball coach Mark Jensen collected his first collegiate win Sunday night as the Poets rolled College of New Rochelle 101-69 inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Poets drop heart breaker 77-75 to UC Merced
    November 25, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team dropped a heart breaker Saturday afternoon 77-75 to Division II UC Merced during the Purple & Gold Poet Classic.
  • Poets fall in OT 111-100 to Banana Slugs
    November 18, 2017
    For the second straight game the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team fell unlucky as they dropped their first overtime game of the season 111-100 to the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz wrapping up the Mission Inn Tipoff Classic.
  • Poets fall on last possession 76-75 to Linfield
    November 17, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team opened up their 2017-18 season in exciting fashion Friday afternoon at the Mission Inn Tipoff Classic as they came from behind to nearly top Linfield College falling 76-75 on the final possession.
  • Poets battle CSU Bakersfield in Exhibition
    November 10, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team took part in their second exhibition game this past weekend as they pushed Division II Cal State Bakersfield in an 88-66 loss inside the Icardo Center.