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Pioneer Perfection: Men’s Basketball Undefeated

The Pioneers needed to keep things clean against a winless Wilmington, and they did.

With an 89 to 78 victory over the Wilmington College Quakers, the Men’s Basketball team moves to 5-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, and a 10-0 record overall.  This comes as the Pioneers gather more Top 25 votes in the D3hoops.com Poll.

Freshman Tyler Hammond is really stealing the show, as the Freshman from Cleveland, OH scored 22 points.  That’s his second game in a row with 20 or more points.  Junior Trevor Halter added 10 more points, and in a surprise, eight rebounds.  That’s more than junior Kevin Knab, who usually leads the team in rebounds.  He ended the night with 12 points and seven rebounds.

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams head out for a West Coast swing after the Christmas holiday, then return to face the University of Mount Union and Heidelberg University in the new year.

Check out the full Ohio Athletic Conference standings below.  Should be an interesting week when Marietta takes on both Capital University and John Carroll University in the same week.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Men's Basketball: OAC Playoff Potential

Take a look at the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball standings.

Here, I’ll make it easier.

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As you can see, the Pioneers sit in eighth.  Eighth is good though, from the standpoint that you get to make the OAC Tournament.  But the Pioneers need to be careful tonight against the Capital Crusaders.  The Crusaders, who are sixth in the standings, already lost to the Pioneers once this season.  However, Marietta is coming into tonight’s game riding a three-game losing streak against #2 John Caroll, #5 Baldwin Wallace, and #7 Mount Union.

With six conference games left, Marietta is one game ahead of #9 Otterbein.  Otterbein plays #1 Wilmington, and with a loss, could fall two games behind.  Further, if the Pioneers simply beat Capital, Otterbein and #10 Muskingum a second time, then the Cardinals would need to win all of their remaining games.  The Muskies would be eliminated from contention.

As far as the OAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament looks, it could go to either Wilmington or John Carroll, depending on how the conference tournament plays out.  One thing is for sure though:  Wilmington is ranked in the region (not nationally though), and could potentially receive an at-large bid to go dancing if they were to lose to John Carroll.  We’ll monitor the situation at the end of February to see what pans out.

The Pioneers Men’s Basketball team continues their quest for a second straight conference tournament bid tonight when they play Capital at 7:30 PM at Fenton Court in Ban Johnson Arena.  They will then face the #3 Heidelberg Student Princes at Fenton Court on Saturday, scheduled to start around 3 PM (The Women’s Basketball Team plays Saturday at Fenton Court at 1 PM).  For these dates and more, check out the Writing on the Mall Calendar.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Basketball Season in Full Swing

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Posted by    Date: Friday, January 29, 2010

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Men's Basketball Game TONIGHT vs Otterbein at 7:30 PM

Men’s Basketball has its first game of the Spring semester tonight at 7:30 PM against the Otterbein Cardinals.

The Pioneers (2-5 OAC, 5-8 overall) will take on the Cardinals (2-5 OAC, 4-10 overall) in a battle for the basement.  The top eight teams in the OAC advance to the conference tournament at the end of February.  The Pioneers currently sit in eighth, while Otterbein sits ninth and Muskingum tenth.

Marietta is led by Trevor Halter, who comes into the game scoring over 20 points in his past two games.  He was named OAC Men’s Basketball player of the week after 29 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Muskingum (0-7 OAC, 5-9 overall).  He followed that up with 21 points in a loss to Ohio Northern (5-2 OAC, 7-7 overall).

Otterbein comes into this game off of a victory over Mount Union (3-4 OAC, 5-9 overall), their second conference win of the year.  Senior Brian Pollock had 29 points in their last game, against Mount Union.  The Cardinals did not let the Purple Raiders score a single point from the field for 13 straight minutes, including the first six minutes of the second half.

Come check out your Pioneers tonight at Ban Johnson Arena.  Tip is at 7:30 PM.  Can’t get to Fenton Court?  88.3 WMRT-FM will be broadcasting the game over the air and streaming online at the Marietta Athletics page.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Hear That Whistling? Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Marietta

Taylor Swift has come to Marietta College.  And now so will the Harlem Globetrotters.

Mark your calendars for the Tuesday, January 26th (2010) game.  Doors open at 6 PM, game starts at 7 PM.

Tickets for MC students, staff, and faculty will be $19, and can be picked up at the Cashier’s Office in Irvine.  General Admission tickets will go for $22, and VIP seats are available for $52.  Tickets are on sale now.

More info will come as I get it.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, October 23, 2009

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OAC Tournament Schedule Announced

The #6 OAC Marietta Pioneers will be travelling to #3 OAC Ohio Northern in the first round of the OAC Men’s Basketball Tournament.  The Polar Bears, 11-6 in the conference this year, will hope to take out a Pioneer team that was 7-11 in its first playoff season since 03-04.  Something tells me the Pios will have something to bring to the table.

In the other match-ups, #1 OAC (#16 National) John Carroll takes on the #8 OAC seed of Heidelberg, #2 OAC (#11 National) Capital will duel with #7 OAC Mount Union, and #5 OAC Muskingum travels to #4 OAC Wilmington.

All higher-seeded teams will be home for all tournament games.  For Marietta to force opponents to feel the force of the Pioneer home crowd, they’ll have to knock off Ohio Northern and then hope that Capital loses to Mount Union, or beat Capital themselves and hope that the Blue Streaks will have been eliminated as well.  It’s a long shot, but it is tournament time.

The OAC has one guranteed bid to the Field of 59 for the Division 3 National Tournament that goes to the tournament’s winner (as far as I understand).  Capital and John Carroll are poised to make the tournament no matter what, as they are nationally ranked.  That leaves six teams hoping to be the “upset special” that makes the tournament by defeating either (or both teams) and then joining them in the Big Dance.

I’ll have a lengthier preview of the game closer to Wednesday, when the game occurs.  The Pioneers will play at Ohio Northern, and the game should be heard on either Marietta College Broadcasting stations 88.3 WMRT-FM/98.5 WCMO-FM or (more likely) locally-owned and operated 1490 WMOA-AM.  Tip-off should be at 7:20 PM, either way.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, February 23, 2009

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Final Home Game Tonight for Pio Men

7 PM at Fenton Court tonight.  Be there.  Witness the final home game of the regular season for the Marietta Pioneer’s Mens Basketball team.  They’ll be taking on the Mount Union Purple Raiders tonight.  The Pios are still in the hunt for a 5th seed in the OAC tournament, which would allow the Pios to avoid John Caroll and Capital (Nationally ranked teams bound for the Division 3 Tournament) for at least the first round.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Men's Basketball On Cusp of Tournament Berth

With a win tonight against Muskingum (7-7 Conference, 10-11 Overall), your very own Marietta Pioneers (6-8 Conference, 11-10 Overall) will be guaranteed to make their first OAC Tournament since the 03-04 season.

The win would put the Pios at 7-8 in the conference, which would mean that Baldwin-Wallace (3-11 Conference, 7-14 Overall) would have to run the table in their four games to at least force a tie.  Marietta currently has the tie-breaker, as they beat B-W earlier in the season.  Moreso, they play again at B-W in a week or so.  But things could come down to the final game of the regular season if Pio Power disappears.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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