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First-year guard Jaylon ONeal takes the ball to the hoop while being chased down by Raptors senior guard Heston Tucker and other defenders in the Bombers loss on Feb. 16.

Men’s basketball falls in overtime loss to Raptors

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2024
With playoff hopes still alive, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team mounted a second half comeback against the Bard College Raptors sending the game into overtime. However, the South Hill Squad ultimately fell short 102–97 and as a result were eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
From left, senior guard Cam Williams is guarded by sophomore guard Logan Wendell during the Ithaca College mens basketball teams 82–80 loss to SUNY Cortland on Nov. 8, 2022.

Men’s basketball falls to .500 at the hands of the Saints

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 10, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team faced off against the St. Lawrence University Saints on Feb. 9 in Ben Light Gymnasium. The Saints won 65–60 after getting late game free-throws to seal the victory.
Junior guard Logan Wendell goes with a behind the back dribble against RIT senior guard Keegan Ocorr.

Men’s basketball falls short in last minute against RIT

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 7, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team lost 84–83 against The Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers on Feb. 6 at Ben Light Gymnasium, in a game that went until the last possession, with the Tigers getting two game winning free-throws.
From left to right, first-year forward Alex Penders, sophomore guard Cole Wissink, first-year guard Evan Cabral and sophomore forward Gavin Schauder. All four underclassmen have recorded substantial minutes for the team in the winter season.

Young blood forms the backbone of rejuvenated men’s basketball

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 25, 2024
Last season, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team heavily relied on their upperclassmen, with four out of five starters being seniors or graduate students. However, this year, much has changed, with many underclassmen shining for the Bombers. Now, the team holds a 10–6 record and had a 9–3 start compared to the team’s 7–5 start last season.
Bombers junior guard Aidan Holmes looks forward as he absorbs contact from Thoroughbreds junior guard Jake Walsh and heads toward sophomore forward Joey Skoric.

Men’s basketball bounces back with victory over Thoroughbreds

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds on Jan. 20 at Ben Light Gymnasium. The Bombers were able to win 74–60 and the deciding factor was the 3-point shooting. The Bombers were able to shoot 49 3-point shots while converting on 16 of them. On the other hand, the Thoroughbreds went 7–22 from behind the 3-point line.
Bombers sophomore guard Cole Wissink picks up graduate student forward Jonny Angbazo as he begins to make his way up the court in the Bombers 82–66 defeat Jan. 19.

Men’s basketball fails to hang on against Engineers

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2024
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Jan. 19 at Ben Light Gymnasium. Although the first 25 minutes of the game were back and forth, the Engineers couldn't seem to be stopped for the last 15 minutes of the game, outscoring the Bombers 42–26 and defeating them 82–66.
From left, junior guard Logan Wendell drives into the lane from the right wing with Pioneers senior forward Damien Call trailing to his left in the Bombers 82–71 defeat Nov. 27.

Men’s basketball falls short against Pioneers

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 28, 2023
In its home opener, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team fell to the Utica University Pioneers 82–71 on Nov. 27 in Ben Light Gymnasium.
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