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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...

Jacob Johnston talks basketball

Jacob Johnston talks basketball

February 2, 2017

What are the goals the team has for the season? "We're just trying to win. We want to win conference, get into the NCAA tournament and see where we go from there." 2. What are your goals for this season? "I'm...

Junior Dylan Sortillo shoots the ball in Augustanas victory against Illinois Wesleyan. The Vikings won 92-77. Photo by Alia McMurray.

Men’s basketball shooting for seventh win

January 27, 2017

The Augustana men’s basketball team has catapulted up the Division III national men’s basketball rankings, now at No. 20 in the nation. Before they went on their seven game win streak, the Vikings...

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 7, 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...

Vikings Defeat Pointers 81-58

December 10, 2015

The court was full of Christmas-attired fans awaiting the moment Augustana’s Basketball team would redeem themselves against UW Stevens Point.   During the 2014-2015 basketball season, it was down...

Men's basketball wins first game of season

November 13, 2015

Taking the first of many steps to live up to several pre-season number one rankings, the Augustana men's basketball team picked up its first win of the season against the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse...

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