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Photos: Men’s BB Top Schreiner in NCAA Round 1

Photo by Ridley Eastland-Fruit

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor

March 3, 2018

The 27-1 Whitman Blues men's basketball team glided past visiting Schreiner University 87-77 in NCAA Round 1 action Friday night. The Blues, ranked #1 all season in the D3hoops.com rankings, will face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the second round of the national tournament Saturday night. Earlier Friday, CMS ended Whitworth's season in dramatic fashion with an 83-82 edge. The Whitworth Pirates had entered the tournament ranked #2 on D3hoops.com, having seized the NWC Tournament title from Whitman in a buzzer beater last weekend. Whitman's women's basketball team earned an NCAA at-large bid last week but...

Women’s Basketball’s Run of Upsets Ends in Elite Eight

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Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

With a loss to the University of Saint Thomas in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament on March 11th, the memorable 2016-2017 women’s basketball season came to a close for the Blues. Achieving a final overall record of 26-5, the women deserve a look back at one of the most successful seasons ...

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men's Basketball Ousted by Babson

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

On an overcast day in central Virginia, the Whitman men's basketball team came up just short of completing their fairytale season, losing for the first and last time this year to No. 3 Babson in the National Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. That cloudy day, March 17, marked the final leg of a historic,...

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference Championship Tournament. Both teams played with tenacity and toughness, both teams fought back fr...

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Marah Alindogan

May 15, 2014

This semester, seniors Marah Alindogan and Sarah Anderegg juggled the positions of being Pio sports reporters while also playing on the Whitman women's basketball team––national runners-up and one of the most successful teams in school history. Alindogan and Anderegg reflected on their journeys as Whit...

Should Syracuse Hit the Panic Button?

Dylan Snyder

March 13, 2014

Rarely do you see a team start off as well as the Syracuse University Orange did this season, only to throw it all away when the first roadblock arrives. The Orange cruised to a 25-0 start to the season, but have since dropped four of the last five. Part of the issue appears to be that teams may have f...

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