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Junior guard Logan Wendell became the 30th player in the Ithaca College mens basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points in a game against Clarkson University on Feb. 10. He is just the 12th Bombers player to achieve this in under 75 games.

Q&A: Junior guard reflects on leadership and basketball journey after reaching 1,000 career points

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2024
This was a historic season for junior guard Logan Wendell, who scored his 1,000th career point in a matchup against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on Feb. 10 to become the 30th player in program history to accomplish this feat. 
Sophomore guard Cole Wissink gets ready to shoot a free-throw while trailing 34–26 deep into the first half in the Bombers senior day loss to Vassar College on Feb. 17.

Men’s basketball miss playoffs for first time since 2016-17 season with loss to Brewers

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer February 18, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team squared off against the Vassar College Brewers on Senior Day Feb. 17 at Ben Light Gymnasium. The Bombers fell 79-78 in the last minute of the game and gave their final goodbyes to senior guards Andrew Geschickter, Triston Wennersten, Noah Downing and Blake Haber.
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.
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, Bombers junior guard Aidan Holmes drives right down the baseline as Yellowjackets junior forward Logan Jagodzinski tries to defend the penetration into the lane.

Second half surge leads men’s basketball to victory over Yellowjackets

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer December 8, 2023
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the University of Rochester Yellowjackets on Dec. 6 in Ben Light Gymnasium. The first 30 minutes remained back and forth until the Bombers got away with a run in the last ten minutes of the game to take home the victory 86–70.
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.
from left, senior guard Triston Wennersten and junior guard Logan Wendell will be in search of redemption this year after the Bombers lost to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Liberty League semifinals last season.

Men’s basketball drives for dominance at the top of the Liberty League

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team is returning to the court with a young squad that has its eyes set on a Liberty League title. 
From left, sophomore guard Logan Wendell from the Bombers shoots over senior guard Patrick Walker of the Statesmen.

Men’s basketball drops conference competition against Hobart

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor January 29, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team dropped its second of the last three games with a 72–62 loss to the Hobart College Statesmen on Jan. 27. 
Graduate student forward Luka Radovich aims to secure the tip-off in the Bombers 76–75 victory over Bard College on Dec. 3.

Men’s basketball slips past Bard in one-point victory

By Nicolas Rosado, Staff Writer December 4, 2022
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team defeated the Bard College Raptors, 76–75 Dec. 3 in Ben Light Gymnasium. 
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