Culver-Stockton men let 12-point lead in first half slip away in home setback, drop to 2-7 in Heart

Culver-Stockton's Cole Howard grabs a rebound in a crowd of players during Saturday's basketball game against MidAmerica Nazarene. Also going for the ball are C-SC's Adam Moore and MidAmerica Nazarene's Derek Langrehr, left, and Caleb Jones-McCrary. | Photo courtesy of Lisa Wigoda

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but the Wildcats scored just 23 points in the second half in a 64-60 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene 64-60 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at Charles Field House. The Wildcats…

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Photo gallery: Culver-Stockton College men vs. MidAmerica Nazarene

Culver-Stockton College's Jalen Blaize drives to the basket. | Photo courtesy of Lisa Wigoda

CANTON, Mo. — The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team lost a Heart of America Athletic Conference game 64-60 to MidAmerica Nazarene at Joe Charles Field House on Saturday afternoon. Correspondent Lisa Wigoda captured the action through her camera lens. Check out her photo gallery:

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Trail Blazers show toughness in knocking off fourth-ranked Bears

DES MOINES, Iowa — John Wood Community College men’s basketball coach Brad Hoyt schedules games in events such as the DMACC Classic to see if the Trail Blazers can handle the physical and mental challenges. The answer is quite clear. This group is on the right path to success. After beating 20th-ranked Iowa Western by…

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Leathernecks open season with second-half rally, down-to-the-wire victory over Redbirds

Western Illinois University guard Trenton Massner, right, led the Leathernecks to a 71-68 victory over Illinois State University in Monday's season opener at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill. | Photo courtesy WIU athletics

NORMAL, Ill. — Down, but never out. That’s a mantra that could carry the Western Illinois University men’s basketball team a long way. It lifted the Leathernecks to a season-opening victory Monday night. Trailing by as many as 13 points early in the second half, WIU went on a 16-2 run to get back in…

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Fans help generate atmosphere for Hawks as Hoopfest offers preseason glimpse

The opening tip of the Quincy University men's basketball team's scrimmage during Thursday night's Hawks Hoopfest signaled the return of fans to Pepsi Arena. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — When you count the number of days since either the Quincy University men’s or women’s basketball team played in front of fans at Pepsi Arena, you realize how much a night to get reacclimated to the atmosphere was needed. And if the regular-season crowd mimics the energy felt in the venerable facility Thursday…

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