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Augustana senior Chrishawn Organe goes up for a short over his Wheaton opponent senior Trevor Gunter. The Vikings lost 93-79 on Friday, Mar. 8 in the Carver Center.

Augustana’s NCAA tournament run cut short at Sweet 16

Madison Williams March 14, 2019

The Augustana men’s basketball team’s historical season came to an end this year in the Sweet 16 after losing 79-93 to their fellow CCIW team, the Wheaton Thunder on Friday, March 8 in the Carver Center. The...

Augustana Chris Orange (’19) plays defense against UW-Oshkosh player at the NCAA Division III Elite Eight game on Saturday. Photo by Maria Do.

Vikings finish their season in a tough Elite 8 loss against Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Madison Williams March 15, 2018

The Augustana Vikings (25-6) finished their history-making 2017-18 postseason after losing to Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 10. The game went into overtime,...

Augustana Junior Chrishawn Orange goes up against a Hope College player during the NCAA game on Saturday night at the Carver Center. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Vikings win second round battle against Hope

Madison Williams March 4, 2018

The Augustana Vikings are headed to their fourth consecutive Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III tournament after their 95-83 win over Hope College on Saturday, March 3. The winningest player in Augustana...

Alumnus Hunter Hill, who graduated in 2016, is coming home after playing basketball professionally in Germany.

Alumnus follows hoops passion

April 2, 2017

Augustana basketball alumnus Hunter Hill is coming back from Germany after continuing his dreams of playing basketball professionally. Hill graduated in 2016, along with several other basketball players...

Sophomore Chrishawn Orange shoots a basket in Augustana’s game against Wheaton College earlier in their season. Orange had a stellar start to the NCAA tournament, with two buzzer beater shots two games in a row. The mens basketball team will play in Salem, VA next. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Orange makes big contributions to team

March 15, 2017

Sophomore Chrishawn Orange’s clutch performances in the Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament have undoubtedly helped the Augustana Vikings progress to the Final Four. Orange’s two buzzer beater...

Men’s basketball heads to NCAA Division III Final Four

March 15, 2017

Coming off three intense games, the men’s basketball team defeated the Hanover College Panthers 77-64 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four for the second time in three years. The Vikings were carrying...

Sophomore Nolan Ebel (14) attempts an attack against Elmhurst during the first half of the game. Photo by Janie Le.

Augustana men’s basketball beats Elmhurst 87-76

January 26, 2017

For the second time in ten days, the Augustana men's basketball team took on the Elmhurst Bluejays and won 87-76 to bring their overall record to 15-3 and their CCIW record to 8-1. The Vikings knew going...

Sophomore Crishawn puts up a shot in the Vikings game against Wheaton. The VIkings won 73-71 and are 1-1 in the CCIW. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo

Ebel and Johnston hit crucial shots, gives Vikings first CCIW win

Madison Williams December 8, 2016

Despite the constant battle between the two teams throughout the Vikings’ CCIW game against the Wheaton College Thunder, the Vikings won their first conference game of the season 73-71 at the Roy J....

Sophomore forward Pierson Wofford goes up for a shot during the mens basketballs game against North Park University. Augustana lost the game 78-87 and fell to 0-1 in conference play 5-2 overall. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Men's basketball falls to North Park University 78-87

December 4, 2016

On Saturday, the Vikings struggled against North Park University and were not able to prevail as they lost their first CCIW game 78-87. Part of what Giovanine said that has been influencing games is that...

Sophomore guard Nolan Ebel tries to make a shot through the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh defense on Nov. 30. The Vikings defeated the Titans 77-64. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Sortillo's 20 points leads the way to Vikings victory over UW-Oshkosh 77-64

Sophia Reid November 30, 2016

With a strong sophomore performance leading the Augustana men's basketball team they won 77- 64 and improved their record to 5-1 after defeating the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 7 p.m. tonight. To...

Men's basketball season starts Sunday

October 13, 2016

Following the previous years of competing in the Division III National Basketball Tournament, the men’s basketball team looks to continue their success this year when they start their season this upcoming...

Men's Basketball's season ends with loss to St. Thomas

March 12, 2016

After a tough start, the Vikings weren’t able to stop the St. Thomas Tommies, losing the game 76-87 and ending their season. The Vikings were able to take an early lead, starting the first seven minutes...

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