2011-12 Wheaton Men's Basketball News

February 28, 2012
Degnan garners NEWMAC Second Team honors for second time in career
Wheaton College men's basketball senior Brendan Degnan has been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Second Team for the second time in his career.

February 22, 2012
Lyons season ends with 62-58 loss at Babson in NEWMAC Quarterfinal
Junior Cliften Desravines scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots in Wheaton College's 62-58 loss to Babson College in NEWMAC Quarterfinal action Wednesday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium.

February 21, 2012
No. 5 Lyons travel to No. 4 Babson for NEWMAC Quarterfinal Wednesday
The Wheaton College men’s basketball team has earned the No. 5 seed in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament and will travel to No. 4 Babson for a quarterfinal contest Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

February 18, 2012
Lyons suffer 79-52 loss at Springfield, qualify for NEWMAC Tournament
The Wheaton College men's basketball team closed its regular season with a 79-52 loss at Springfield College in NEWMAC action Saturday afternoon at Blake Arena. Despite the loss, the Lyons secured the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament and will face No. 4 Babson Wednesday night in Babson Park.

February 15, 2012
Wheaton's slow start leads to 64-54 loss at Babson
The Wheaton College men’s basketball team suffered a 64-54 loss to Babson College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Wednesday evening at Staake Gymnasium.

February 13, 2012
Degnan named NEWMAC Player of the Week
Senior Brendan Degnan has been named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

February 11, 2012
Lyons eliminate Coast Guard from playoff contention, 67-62
Senior Brendan Degnan poured in a game-high 20 points and classmate Anthony Weeks added 15 points to lead the Wheaton College men’s basketball team to a 67-62 win over Coast Guard Academy on Senior Day in NEWMAC action Saturday afternoon at Emerson Gymnasium.

February 8, 2012
Weeks, Degnan combine for 40 points in Lyons 71-69 win over WPI
Senior Anthony Weeks poured in a game-high 23 points to lead the Wheaton College men’s basketball team to a 71-69 win over WPI in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Wednesday night at Emerson Gymnasium.

February 2, 2012
Hot-shooting Lyons score 64-57 win at Worcester State
Senior Brendan Degnan led four players in double-figures with 13 points as the Wheaton College men's basketball team picked up a 64-57 win over Worcester State University in non-conference action Thursday night.

February 1, 2012
Clinesmith's career night not enough to push Lyons past No. 5 MIT, 85-56
Freshman Ryan Clinesmith scored a career-high 16 points in Wheaton College’s 85-56 loss to No. 5 MIT Wednesday night in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action at Emerson Gymnasium.

January 28, 2012
Cougars sharp-shooting, strong defense sparks 82-56 win over Lyons
The Wheaton College men’s basketball team suffered an 82-56 loss to Clark University in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon at Emerson Gymnasium.

January 26, 2012
Men's basketball visits Dorchester 4th and 5th graders
The Wheaton College men’s basketball team recently stopped by The John Winthrop School in Dorchester to visit 4th and 5th graders who completed their ‘Read to Achieve’ program.

January 25, 2012
Second-half surge sends Coast Guard to 75-69 win over Wheaton
Senior Brendan Degnan scored a game-high 24 points in Wheaton College's 75-69 loss to Coast Guard Academy in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball action Wednesday night at Merriman Gymnasium.

January 21, 2012
Strong defensive effort falls short as Lyons fall to Babson, 52-45
Senior Shawn Daily pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds in Wheaton College’s 52-45 loss to Babson College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon at Emerson Gymnasium.

January 18, 2012
Strong second-half propels Springfield past Wheaton, 85-59
Seniors Anthony Weeks and Brendan Degnan combined to score 30 points in Wheaton College’s 85-59 loss to Springfield College Wednesday night in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Emerson Gymnasium.

January 14, 2012
Bayliss pours in 23 points to help Lyons knock off No. 24 WPI 65-51
Sophomore Will Bayliss scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help Wheaton College upset No. 24 WPI 65-51 in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest Saturday afternoon at Harrington Auditorium.

January 11, 2012
Seniors lead Lyons to come-from-behind road win at Clark, 59-54
Senior Anthony Weeks scored 18 points - including 12 in the second half - to lead Wheaton College to a 59-54 win over Clark University in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball action Wednesday evening at Kneller Athletic Center.

January 7, 2012
No. 4 MIT defeats Wheaton in NEWMAC opener for both schools, 87-54
Seniors Anthony Weeks (Fitchburg, Mass./Worcester Academy) and Brendan Degnan (Narragansett, R.I./Bishop Hendricken) each scored eight points in Wheaton College’s 87-54 loss at No. 4 MIT Saturday afternoon in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.

January 5, 2012
No. 24 Rhode Island College downs Wheaton, 71-53
Senior Brendan Degnan and freshman Eddie Capstick combined to score 29 points in Wheaton College’s 71-53 loss to No. 24 Rhode Island College Thursday night in non-conference men’s basketball action at Emerson Gymnasium. The win moves the Anchormen to 10-1 while the Lyons fall to 6-5.

January 3, 2012
Lyons open 2012 with 93-70 win over Vassar
The Wheaton College men’s basketball team poured in 66 second-half points to turn a two-point halftime deficit into a 93-70 win over Vassar College in non-conference action Tuesday night at Emerson Gymnasium.

December 10, 2011
Lyons rally to force OT before falling to Roger WIlliams, 70-66
Freshman Eddie Capstick came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points in Wheaton College's 70-66 overtime loss at Roger Williams University Saturday afternoon in non-conference men's basketball action at the Recreation Center Gymnasium.

December 6, 2011
Framingham State downs Wheaton in non-conference action, 75-58
Senior Brendan Degnan scored a team-high 18 points in Wheaton College's 75-58 loss at Framingham State University in non-conference men's basketball action Tuesday night at Framingham's Athletic Center.

December 3, 2011
Degnan's free throw with no time remaining sends Lyons past Bears, 64-63
Senior Brendan Degnan knocked down a free throw with no time remaining to send Wheaton College to a 64-63 win over Bridgewater State University in non-conference men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Adrian Tinsley Center.

December 1, 2011
Lyons three-game win streak snapped by Tufts, 92-75
Senior Brendan Degnan led four student-athletes in double-figures with 16 points in Wheaton College’s 92-75 loss to Tufts University in non-conference men’s basketball action Thursday night at Emerson Gymnasium.

November 29, 2011
Strong second-half sends Wheaton past Mount Ida, 75-61
Junior Cliften Desravines scored a career-high 17 points and blocked four shots in Wheaton College’s 75-61 win over Mount Ida College in non-conference men’s basketball action Tuesday night at Emerson Gymnasium.

November 22, 2011
Lyons rally from 10-point deficit to knock off Emerson, 52-48
The Wheaton College men's basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 52-48 win over Emerson College in non-conference action Tuesday night at Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

November 19, 2011
Lyons upend Wheelock at Emmanuel Tip-Off Tournament, 61-59
Senior Brendan Degnan scored a team-high 18 points to propel the Wheaton College men’s basketball team to a 61-59 win over Wheelock College in the consolation game of the Emmanuel Tip-Off Tournament Saturday evening at the Jean Yawkey Center.

November 18, 2011
Morales pours in 17 points in Wheaton's 66-64 loss to Emmanuel
Freshman Jaycob Morales scored a team-high 17 points in Wheaton College's 66-64 loss to Emmanuel College in non-conference men's basketball action at the Emmanuel Tip-Off Tournament Friday evening at the Jean Yawkey Center.

November 15, 2011
Degnan's 27 points help Lyons ground Salve Regina, 84-65
Senior Brendan Degnan poured in a career-high 27 points to lead the Wheaton College men’s basketball team to an 84-65 win over Salve Regina University in the season-opener for both teams Tuesday night at Emerson Gymnasium.

November 14, 2011
2011-12 Season Preview: Men's Basketball
The 2011-12 Wheaton College men’s basketball team enters the season with a very balanced mix of upperclassmen and newcomers. While the Lyons welcome six new faces to the program, they also return 11 student-athletes – including four seniors – from last season’s team.

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