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Strong post presence lifts St. Thomas past Gustavus

Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:48 AM
Forward Ryan Boll weaves past Gustavus. Boll made three rebounds and scored 12 points for the Tommies Wednesday night. (Carlee Hackl/TommieMedia)

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team pushed its winning streak to 14-straight games with a victory over Gustavus Wednesday.

Tillman triggers Tommie triumph

Friday, January 22, 2016 11:22 AM
Guard Grant Shaeffer brings the ball down the court for a breakaway lay-up. Shaeffer scored 16 points against St. Olaf. (Lauren Andrego/TommieMedia)

St. Thomas men’s basketball capitalized on an eight-point lead at halftime and defeated St. Olaf 75-66 Wednesday.

Tommie men triumph in nailbiter

Saturday, January 9, 2016 6:21 PM
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Guard Grant Shaeffer helped carry the St. Thomas men’s basketball team to a victory over the Bethel Royals Saturday.

Men’s Basketball cruises by Macalester

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 11:07 PM
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Point guard Grant Shaeffer helped the St. Thomas men’s basketball team overcome the Macalester Scots Wednesday night.

Men’s basketball conquers Concordia

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 10:57 PM
Guard Grant Shaeffer grips the ball on the wing in a playoff game against Bethel last season. St. Thomas starts the season with a host of veterans on the roster, including six players who have starting experience and 13 total letter winners. (Andrew Stafford/TommieMedia)

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team won its home and conference opener against Concordia-Moorhead Wednesday.

Plenty of talent remains for men’s basketball

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:22 AM
Members of the St. Thomas men's basketball team pose with their hardware after winning the MIAC title last season. The Tommies lost significant players but return some of the best talent in the MIAC this year. (Andrew Brinkmann/TommieMedia)

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team lost two of its top three scorers from last season but still returns top-tier talent.

Coach Tauer speaks at Nike Basketball Clinic

Sunday, October 18, 2015 8:36 PM
Coach John Tauer motivates the Tommies from the sidelines. Tauer spoke at the Nike Basketball Clinic in Ohio this month. (Jake Remes/TommieMedia)

Men’s basketball coach John Tauer spoke at the Nike Basketball Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio last weekend.

St. Thomas wins most championships in MIAC history

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:53 PM
Seniors Tara Baago, Paige Baldwin and Dani Lobejko of the St. Thomas women's hockey team hold the conference title plaque. The women's hockey team was one of six winter sports teams that won the MIAC championship. (Andrew Brinkmann/TommieMedia)

Out of the 12 conference titles up for grabs this winter, St. Thomas won nine of them. These included six conference championships out of the eight winter sports.

2015 Division III men’s basketball playoff bracket

Sunday, March 22, 2015 6:56 PM
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UW-Stevens Point won the 2015 Division III men’s basketball NCAA tournament against Augustana March 21.

Alipate named to D-III All-Star team

Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:10 PM
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Men’s basketball’s Marcus Alipate was voted into the Division-III Reese’s College All-Star game after winning the final fan selection.

Behind the scenes with student team managers

Sunday, March 8, 2015 8:08 PM
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Managers like men’s basketball’s Josh Rodenbiker and baseball’s Kate Osterman are the behind-the-scenes forces who keep the sports teams organized and on track. 

2015 Division III men’s basketball playoff bracket

Sunday, March 8, 2015 4:48 PM
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St. Thomas lost to Northwestern in the first round of the NCAA Division-III tournament. TommieMedia will update the brackets throughout the playoffs.

Tommie Chalk Talk – March 7, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015 5:32 PM
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Chief photo editor Jake Remes and sports editor Jordan Kruger discuss the St. Thomas men’s basketball team’s season-ending game against Northwestern Friday.

Buzzer beater ends men’s basketball’s season

Friday, March 6, 2015 10:25 PM
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The St. Thomas men’s basketball team’s season ended in heartbreaking fashion with a 71-70 loss on a game-winning buzzer beater in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

Tommie spotlight: Coach John Tauer

Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:52 PM
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St. Thomas men’s basketball coach John Tauer not only works on developing students’ basketball skills on the hardwood but also coaches students in the classroom.