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). 

04/23/2014Brenton Illum named interim athletic director
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
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