Men's Basketball

2014 NAIA-I National Tournament Qualifier 
Zack Kleine, 2nd team NAIA-I All-American
J.J. Williams
, NAIA-I honorable mention All-American
Korry Tillery, NAIA Scholar-Athlete
Zack Kleine, HAAC Co-Player of the Year
Zack Kleine, 1st Team All-HAAC
J.J. Williams, 2nd Team All-HAAC
Korry Tillery, honorable mention All-HAAC
The men's basketball team has achieved many successes:
  • Nine consecutive 20-win seasons (2006-present)
  • Five straight trips to NAIA-I National Tournament, three trips to Round of 16 (2011-2013)
  • NAIA II national champions 2002; ranked No. 1 throughout the season finishing the year 35-1
  • Won the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship six times (2013, 2011, 2008, 2002, 2001, and 1997)
  • Won the HAAC postseason tournament six times and has a 33-15 record in their history in the conference post-season
  • 12 trips to the NAIA National Tournament including the last five straight seasons to the NAIA-I National Tournament
  • 61 athletes have won all-conference laurels (31 First Team selections)
  • 28 athletes have won All-American awards (four 1st team)
  • 11 athletes have won NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete awards

Head Coach Steve Jenkins has been honored with six conference Coach of the Year awards, has more than 600 career wins, National NAIA Coach of the Year in 2001-02, inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame (2014), Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2013) and Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame (2011). 

04/10/2014Public invited to retirement reception for Dr. David Stair and Faye Liddle
03/26/2014Zack Kleine and JJ Williams named NAIA-I All-Americans
03/25/2014Tillery, Landolt and Akins named NAIA academic All-Americans
03/24/2014Zack Kleine scores 8 points in NAIA All-Star Game
03/20/2014Men's basketball falls to #7 Talladega (Ala.) in NAIA-I 1st round
03/18/2014Men's basketball vs. Talladega (Ala.) in NAIA-I 1st round, Thur., 2:15pm
03/17/2014Steve Jenkins to be inducted into NAIA Hall of Fame Tuesday
03/12/2014Men's basketball to play Talladega (Ala.) March 20 in NAIA-I opening round
03/12/2014Men's basketball receives at-large bid to NAIA-I national tournament
03/10/2014Men's basketball goes cold in HAAC title game falling to MNU 77-67
03/09/2014Men's basketball at MidAmerica Nazarene for HAAC Championship
03/07/2014Men's basketball wins HAAC semifinals at Benedictine
03/06/2014Men's basketball at Benedictine in HAAC semifinals
03/05/2014Men's basketball survives for 2OT win over Central Methodist
03/04/2014Men's basketball home Wed. vs. Central Methodist in HAAC quarterfinals
03/03/2014Zack Kleine named HAAC Co-Player of the Year
03/03/2014Men's basketball opens HAAC tournament at home Wednesday
03/01/2014Men's basketball edged at #9 Benedictine 68-65
02/28/2014Men's basketball at Benedictine with share of HAAC title on the line
02/28/2014Men's basketball rallies past Mo. Valley
02/26/2014Men's basketball vs. Missouri Valley Vikings, Thur., 7:30pm
02/25/2014Men's basketball back in NAIA-I top 25
02/25/2014Richard Chapman named HAAC Player of the Week
02/24/2014Athletic Director Dr. David Stair announces retirement
02/22/2014Men's basketball blisters Baker
02/21/2014Men's basketball to battle Baker, Sat., 4pm at Ashcroft Center
02/20/2014Men's basketball ends skid with 81-57 win at Central Methodist
02/19/2014Men's basketball at Central Methodist with 3rd place in HAAC on the line
02/15/2014Men's basketball loses fourth straight in loss to Graceland
02/14/2014Men's basketball looks to snap skid Saturday vs. Graceland
02/14/2014Men's basketball drops third straight in loss at MNU
02/12/2014Men's basketball heads to MidAmerica Nazarene, Thur., 7:30pm
02/11/2014Men's basketball now 17th in the NAIA-I national poll
02/08/2014Men's basketball edged by #12 Culver-Stockton
02/07/2014Men's basketball hosts #12 Culver-Stockton, Sat., 4pm
02/06/2014Men's basketball falls in OT to Central Methodist
02/06/2014Men's basketball faces Central Methodist, winners of six straight
02/04/2014Men's basketball moves to #8 in NAIA-I national poll
02/03/2014Zack Kleine named HAAC men's basketball Player of the Week
02/02/2014Men's basketball pulls away in second half for win at Peru St.
01/31/2014Men's basketball hits road to Peru, Sat., 4pm
01/30/2014Men's basketball hangs on for 83-81 vs. Avila
01/29/2014Men's basketball looks to bounce back vs Avila, Thur., 7:30pm
01/29/2014HAAC upholds suspension of men's basketball forward Korry Tillery
01/28/2014Men's basketball ranked #10 in NAIA-I
01/25/2014Men's basketball loses first HAAC game of '13-14 in 85-82 loss to #15 Ravens
01/24/2014Men's basketball battles #15 Benedictine with 1st place in HAAC on the line
01/24/2014Men's basketball goes to 7-0 in HAAC with win at Mo. Valley
01/22/2014Men's basketball looks to keep HAAC record perfect at Mo. Valley, Thur., 7:30pm
01/21/2014Men's basketball ranked #5 again in NAIA-I
01/18/2014Men's basketball stays unbeated in HAAC with win at Baker
01/17/2014Men's basketball puts 5-0 HAAC mark on line at Baker, Sat., 4pm
01/14/2014Men's basketball ranked #5 in NAIA-I
01/13/2014Zack Kleine named HAAC Player of the Week for 3rd straight week
01/11/2014Men's basketball goes to 5-0 in HAAC with win at Graceland
01/10/2014Men's basketball at Graceland, Sat., 4pm
01/09/2014Steve Jenkins wins his 600th career game as EU men's basketball head coach
01/08/2014Steve Jenkins seeks his 600th career win Thur., 7:30pm vs. MidAmerica Nazarene
01/06/2014Zack Kleine named HAAC Player of the Week
01/04/2014Men's basketball wins at #18 Culver-Stockton
01/03/2014Men's basketball at #18 Culver-Stockton, Sat., 4pm
12/29/2013Men's basketball at Oklahoma Baptist, Mon., 3pm
12/23/2013Tillery's FT lifts men's basketball past Carroll (Mont.)
12/19/2013Men's basketball has win streak snapped in Arizona
12/18/2013Men's basketball in Arizona for Scottsdale Classic Dec. 19-20
12/16/2013Zack Kleine named HAAC Player of the Week
12/10/2013Men's basketball wins 8th straight with 89-69 win vs. C of O
12/09/2013Men's basketball faces Coll. of the Ozarks Tue., 7:30pm
12/09/2013J.J. Williams named men's basketball HAAC Player of the Week
12/07/2013J.J. Williams scores 34 in men's basketball win vs. Peru St.
12/06/2013Men's basketball in home test vs. Peru St., Sat., 4pm
12/05/2013Men's basketball opens HAAC season with win at Avila
12/04/2013Steve Jenkins leads EU for his 1,000th career game Thur. at Avila, 7:30pm
12/01/2013Men's basketball cruises to 78-63 win over Mt. Mercy
11/29/2013Kleine goes for 38 points in 80-77 men's basketball win vs. Dakota St.
11/27/2013Men's basketball at Midland (Neb.) Classic Nov. 29-30
11/23/2013Kleine gets 30 as men's basketball downs Robert Morris 89-72
11/22/2013Men's basketball hosts 6-0 Robert Morris (Ill.) Sat., 4pm
11/18/2013Zack Kleine named HAAC Player of the Week
11/15/2013Men's basketball pulls away to down Taylor (Ind.) 72-60
11/14/2013Men's basketball downs #2 Oklahoma Baptist 82-75
11/13/2013Men's basketball hosts #2 Oklahoma Baptist, Thur., 7:30pm
11/13/2013Men's basketball loses 102-92 at Coll. of the Ozarks
11/11/2013Men's basketball at College of the Ozarks, Tue., 7:30pm
11/02/2013Men's basketball goes 2-0 in Texas Tipoff Classic
11/01/2013Men's basketball wins season opener at Tipoff Classic in Humble, Tex.
11/01/2013Former men's basketball F Chad Gillaspy selected by Tulsa in NBA D-League draft
10/31/2013Men's basketball starts season Friday in Texas
10/29/2013Men's basketball ranked 9th in NAIA-I national preseason poll
10/15/2013Men's basketball picked first, women's team picked 5th in HAAC coaches' poll
08/15/2013Steve Jenkins to be inducted into NAIA Hall of Fame
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