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Spartan men’s basketball drops both weekend games on the road

Spartan men’s basketball drops both weekend games on the road

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

With just three games left in the season for the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team, the outlook for their record remains uncertain as it continues to waver around .500. The Spartans fell to an even 11 wins and 11 losses after losing both of their road games this weekend, includ...

Throwback Weekend goes as planned for CWRU men’s basketball

Throwback Weekend goes as planned for CWRU men’s basketball

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team hosted conference opponents Brandeis University and New York University (NYU) for Throwback Weekend on Friday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 9. The Spartans faced these two teams on the road the previous week, losing to Brandeis 71-64 and beating N...

Spartan men’s basketball snaps five-game losing streak on the road

Spartan men’s basketball snaps five-game losing streak on the road

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

This past weekend, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team traveled to Massachusetts and New York to play Brandeis University and New York University (NYU), respectively.  Fresh off a crushing 106-70 loss to Emory University, the Spartans sought to clean the slate at Brandeis o...

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball falls against the University of Rochester

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball falls against the University of Rochester

Grace Despres, Contributing Reporter

January 30, 2020

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball team faced a tough conference loss to the University of Rochester Yellowjackets after traveling to the State of New York last Friday. The exciting overtime game ended with a score of 88-86, moving the Spartans to a record of 8-7 overall and 1-3 i...

Men’s basketball teams falls in consecutive UAA matchups

Men’s basketball teams falls in consecutive UAA matchups

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

This past Friday and Sunday, Case Western Reserve University hosted Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and University of Chicago (UChicago), respectively, in Horsburgh Gymnasium for the start of the Spartans men’s basketball team’s UAA play.  Unfortunately, the Spartans lost to both opp...

After a strong holiday season showing, men’s basketball enters conference play

After a strong holiday season showing, men’s basketball enters conference play

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

January 17, 2020

While most students were finishing their exams or heading home, during winter break, members of the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team were hustling for loose balls, setting screens and driving to the basket. The team secured three wins and one loss since the end of finals in mid-...

Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In a game that went down to the wire, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Brooklyn Nets 108-106. The Cavaliers were coming off a close home upset six-point win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Cavaliers were sitting in fourth place in the Central Division with a 5-11 record, while the Nets wer...

Cavaliers continue re-building effort

Ishan Kulkarni, Contributing Reporter

November 15, 2019

With a new October comes a new season of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball. Over the summer, the Cavaliers further emphasized the rebuild of the ongoing roster by picking up key rookies. With the fifth overall pick, the Cavaliers selected sharpshooting guard Darius Garland from Vanderbilt. They then adde...

NBA caught up in Cantonese storm

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

To Ohio basketball fans, clips of LeBron jersey burnings seem a thing of the past, but this time his jerseys are being burned outside the U.S. Two weeks ago, the General Manager of the Houston Rockets Daryl Morey, in a now deleted tweet, expressed support for the recent Hong Kong protests, with an im...

National basketball team in shambles?

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Australia surprised the sports world by defeating the U.S. men’s basketball team for the first time ever, snapping the U.S. team’s 78 game winning streak. Prior to this loss, the U.S.’s most recent loss happened against Greece at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Australian point guard Patty Mi...

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