Men's basketball projected to finish first in KCAC coaches' poll

WICHITA, Kan. - The 2019-20 Southwestern College men's basketball team has been projected to finish first in the KCAC season, as voted on by coaches of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Moundbuilders were also picked second by members of the media. Southwestern received five first-place votes from the coaches and nine from members of the media. The Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles, who were projected first from the media, received 14. Head coach Matt O'Brien took the podium fourth amongst

Women's basketball picked to finish 11th in KCAC

WICHITA, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team has been projected to finish ___ in the KCAC, as voted on by media members. The Lady Builders were also selected ___ by fellow KCAC coaches. Head coach Whitney Corley took the podium fifth at Crestview Country Club in Wichita to address members of the media. Southwestern finished the 2018-19 season just 4-25, but will be returning a huge chunk of the contributions from a year ago-- including two double-digit scorers in Jazmyne Las

Football: Builders erase 17-point 4th quarter deficit to knock off No. 25 Bethel

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team erased a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit Saturday afternoon inside Jantz Stadium, using 21 unanswered points to knock off the No. 25 ranked and previously undefeated Bethel Threshers by a score 28-24. It was a beautiful day in Richard L. Jantz Stadium following early-morning showers. The Threshers of Bethel entered the game ranked in the NAIA top 25 for the first time in over a decade, using their potent triple-option offense to run all ov

Volleyball: Win streak hits nine as Lady Builders take down Central Baptist, Randall

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team saw their current win streak improve to nine Tuesday evening after defeating the Central Baptist Mustangs and Randall Saints as part of a triangular match hosted by the Moundbuilders. After moving the scheduled contests up several hours to beat the heat inside Stewart Field House, the Lady Builders came out firing in all aspects of their first match on campus this season. The first game was dominated by the Lady Builders, defeating the v

Volleyball finishes 4-0 at Thunder Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team capped off a perfect weekend at the Thunder Invitational, hosted by Manhattan Christian, collecting four wins to improve their win streak to five contests. The first contest of the weekend set the tone for the Lady Builders as they cruised to a relatively quick 3-0 victory over Ozark Christian. Southwestern dominated all aspects of the box score, out-attacking their opponent 34 kills to 12. Ozark also hurt themselves in the match, commi

Football: Builders ready to begin new chapter vs. Midland

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team will open up its 2019 season on Saturday, August 31 as they host the Midland Warriors in a non-conference affair from inside Jantz Stadium. The Moundbuilders are coming off a promising year that forecasts more success to come as the team finished over .500 at 6-5 and 5-5 in a very tough KCAC league. At one point, Southwestern was in the running to make a stab at the conference title, but a three-game losing streak had the team ending the y

Southwestern picked sixth in KCAC preseason poll

WICHITA, Kan. - Southwestern College football has been picked by the media to finish __ in the KCAC, as voted on at the KCAC Football Media Day at Crestview Country Club. The Moundbuilders were also voted to finish sixth in the conference by the coaches. Head coach Brad Griffin took to the podium, going fourth among coaches, to address the upcoming season. Fresh off their first six-win season in a decade, the team also saw their first winning KCAC season in 2017 under Griffin and are looking to

David Moral-Tebar named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for March

WINFIELD, Kan. - David Moral-Tebar (FR/La Roda, Spain) of Southwestern College men's tennis has been honored as the RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for March, as voted on by members of the athletic department. Moral-Tebar has been instrumental in the team's success this year and a catalyst in the program's first regular season KCAC title since 1970. He has been utilized in several different ways this year, bouncing around multiple spots in singles and seeing action at both No. 1 and 2 doubles. Pe

O'Brien named 2018-19 KBCA Four-Year College Coach of the Year

WASHINGTON, Kan. - Southwestern College men's basketball head coach Matt O'Brien has been named the 2018-19 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) Four-Year College Coach of the Year, the organization has announced. The KBCA recognizes one four-year college coach each year to be awarded this honor, representing all colleges in the state- including NCAA Division I. The KBCA will officially honor Coach O'Brien on June 22, 2019 at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina during the afternoon rec

Men's basketball caps off historic season with second straight Round of 16 appearance

SIOUX FALS, S.D. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team saw their season come to an end Friday evening, losing in the Round of 16 of the NAIA National Tournament to the No. 3 seeded Marian Knights out of Indianapolis by a score of 82-70. The final score did not show or indicate how close and competitive the game was throughout its entirety, as a one-point lead for Southwestern at halftime forecasted the type of game the fans and teams would see down the stretch. Fast forwarding to ne

Preview: Men's basketball to take on Ave Maria in NAIA Tournament opening round

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team will compete in its third national tournament in four years this week, when they take on the Ave Maria Gyrenes in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament on Thursday, March 7 at noon from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Builders, currently ranked No. 6 in the nation, earned a No. 2 seed in the in the national tournament following a 27-4 record and a KCAC Tournament championship over the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles. The Eagles, who

Men's basketball crowned KCAC Tournament champions

PARK CITY, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team was crowned KCAC Tournament champions Monday night after defeating the No. 1 seed and No. 1 nationally ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles 78-75 from inside Hartman Arena. After splitting the first two meetings by a combined six points, the rubber match was everything everyone anticipated- beginning with high energy and back-and-forth play and ending with loads of drama and clutch performances. The game started out with the Builders j

Men's basketball loses heartbreaker to No. 1 Oklahoma Wesleyan

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Sourhwestern College men's basketball team lost a double overtime thriller to No. 1 Oklahoma Wesleyan Saturday night by a score of 97-95 inside Stewart Field House. In arguably the best game of the year at the NAIA level, the two teams entered Saturday's contest with a lot riding on the outcome. The Eagles of Oklahoma Wesleyan had already clinched a share of the regular season conference championship, but with their most recent loss to Ottawa, the door opened up for the Mou

Cameron Hunt named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for January

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwesern College men's basketball player Cameron Hunt (SR/Duncanville, Texas) has been named the RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for January, as voted on by members of the athletic department staff. Hunt has had himself an historic season and an even more historic month of January- a month that saw 11 total games for him and the Moundbuilders basketball team. Currently first in the NAIA in scoring at 31.4 points per game, his month of January was a big part of why he has sky r

Cameron Hunt: "I feel this could be an inspiration to others"

WINFIELD, Kan. - Earlier this season on the road, Southwestern College men's basketball player Cameron Hunt (SR/Duncanville, Texas) earned his 2,000th career point as a member of the program. Just a few months later, he made history on the road again- this time becoming the program's all-time leading scorer with a second-half floater in the team's 86-81 road win over Kansas Wesleyan on January 21. The previous record was held by Cameron Clark, who graduated just a few years ago in 2016. Clark w

Brent Smith named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for December

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern College men's basketball player Brent Smith (SR/Goddard, Kan.) has been named the Southwestern College RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for December, as voted upon by the athletic administration. Smith is the starting center for the men's baketball team, which is currently ranked No. 10 in the nation and is sitting at second place in the conference behind No. 1 Oklahoma Wesleyan- who they have already beaten. Smith has had some big games this season for the Builders,

Men's basketball loses shootout at Ottawa 113-108

OTTAWA, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team lost a tough road matchup Monday night to the Ottawa Braves, falling 113-108 in a high-scoring affair on the road. It was a game of runs as both the Moundbuilders and Braves saw multi-possesion leads on and off throughout the 40 minutes of action, but neither team was able to get that stop on defense to keep the pressure on the opposite team as both squads traded baskets for almost the game's entirety. Following a two-point deficit a

Men's basketball wins thriller at No. 3 Oklahoma Wesleyan, moves into first place in KCAC

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team won a big conference showdown Monday night on the road as they defeated the No. 3 team in the country and undefeateed Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles 72-68. Entering the contest one game back in the loss column for first place in the KCAC, the Eagles were also the last remaining undefeated team in the entire nation. Prior to Monday's result, Oklahoma Wesleyan had won 20 straight home games dating back to December 2017, when they lost

Men's basketball begins 2019 with road win over Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team was victorious in their first contest of the new year Wednesday night as they knocked off the Bethel Threshers 81-68 on the road. In their first game in nearly three weeks, the Builders showed no signs of rust as they took a ten-point lead into the half- thanks in large part to great shooting and stellar defense. Overall, the team shot 53.2 percent from the field and connected on nine three-pointers. Much of their offense was f

Women's basketball falls in exhibition contest at Newman

WICHITA, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team wrapped up their 2018 calendar year with an 84-50 by way of the Newman Jets Monday night. It was an exhibition contest for the Lady Builders going up against an NCAA Division II opponent in Newman, and for a good chunk of the game- the Lady Builders showed they could hang with the home team. Looking at the bigger picture, a lopsided 23-7 advantage for the Jets after the first quarter was more than enough for Newman to establish a
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