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Empire 8 Conference title highlights up and down season

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer March 5, 2012
The men's basketball team's 2011-12 season was not for the fainthearted. As agonizing as some stints of the season may have been, the Bombers capitalized their campaign by winning the Empire 8 Conference Tournament for the first time in the program's history.

Men’s Basketball: Season comes to an end with loss to CUNY-Staten Island

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer March 3, 2012
The men’s basketball team fell to the College of Staten Island on Friday night in the first round of the Division III NCAA Tournament, 98-73.

Clutch shooting at foul line fuels squad

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer February 15, 2012
The men’s basketball team has turned the taxing task of free throw shooting into an area of excellence this season.

Home games boost squad’s tenacity

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer January 26, 2012
Backed by the roaring crowds in Ben Light Gymnasium and the convenience of playing in familiar surroundings, home games have been an encouraging part of a disappointing regular season for the men’s basketball team.

Men’s Basketball: Blue and Gold soar over Hawks to remain undefeated in conference

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer January 15, 2012
The men’s basketball team traveled to Oneonta, N.Y. on Friday night and took down host Hartwick College (12–2, 1–2 Empire 8), 73-71.

New coach inspires upbeat attitude

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer December 14, 2011
The men’s basketball team had become accustomed to former Assistant Coach Nevada Smith’s intensity on the sideline, but current Assistant Coach Jon Tanous is taking a more laid-back approach with the Bombers.

Men’s Basketball: Squad falls in historical championship game

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer December 12, 2011
Though the men’s basketball team reached the championship game of the Doc Greene Tournament on Friday, the Bombers were unable to hoist the tournament trophy as they fell to host Juniata College (8–2), 68-65. The Blue and Gold fell to 3–6 on the season after the loss, which featured a lot of broken records.

Team optimistic despite shaky start

By Andrew Kristy, Staff Writer November 30, 2011
The men’s basketball team is off to its worst start in six seasons after losing five of its first six games. But the Bombers are staying positive and still trying to develop the team chemistry necessary for a second consecutive 20-win season.
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