2013-14 Men's Basketball News

July 21, 2014
Stephen Atkinson named to NABC Honors Court
Missouri Southern junior Stephen Atkinson has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, the organization announced today.

June 18, 2014
Local doctor helps raise funds for men's basketball
Joplin dentist and Missouri Southern Lionbacker Dr. Michael LaFerla hosted a fundraiser for the Southern men's basketball team last week at his home.

June 4, 2014
Men's basketball adds Sam McMahon to coaching staff
Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of Sam McMahon to his coaching staff for the Lions.

May 15, 2014
Men's basketball adds Division I transfer
Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of Missouri State transfer Bruce Marshall as part of his 2014-15 recruiting class.

May 9, 2014
Men's basketball adds high school guard for 2014-15
Missouri Southern basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of Terence Pierce to his 2014-15 recruiting class.

April 18, 2014
Men's basketball adds Division II transfer
Missouri Southern basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of Delta State transfer Joey Lillis to his 2014-15 recruiting class. Lillis will be a sophomore in eligibility and will begin play with the Lions this upcoming season.

April 17, 2014
Information on 2013-14 MSSU Basketball Banquet
The 2013-14 Missouri Southern basketball banquet will take place on April 30th at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club in Joplin at 6 pm.

April 16, 2014
Men's basketball announces two signings on first day of Spring signing period
Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of two individuals for the 2014-15 season.

April 4, 2014
Atkinson named to MIAA Academic Honor Roll
The Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team had five players named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll as announced by the league office on Friday as senior center Shonte Clay earned MIAA Scholar-Athlete honors.

March 30, 2014
Robert Corn named a finalist for Clarence Gaines D-2 National Coach of the Year Award
Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Robert Corn has been named one of 12 finalists for the Clarence "Big House" Gaines Division II National Coach of the Year Award.

March 28, 2014
Marquis Addison scores 15 in NABC Division II All-Star Game
Missouri Southern senior guard Marquis Addison scored 15 points as he helped the West All-Stars to a 121-109 victory in the NABC/Reese's Division II All-Star game tonight at the Ford Center in Evansville.

March 24, 2014
Marquis Addison invited to play in NABC/Reece's Division II All-Star Game
Missouri Southern senior guard Marquis Addison has been selected to play in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/Reece's NCAA Division II All-Star Game to be held this Friday at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

March 16, 2014
No. 19 Lions fall 94-86 to No. 20 Central Missouri in regional semis
The 19th ranked Missouri Southern men's basketball team nearly overcame a 21-point second-half deficit, but the comeback fell short and the Lions fell 94-84 to the 20th ranked Central Missouri Mules in semi-final action of the NCAA Division II Central Regional today inside the Taylor Center.

March 15, 2014
No. 19 men's basketball faces off with No. 20 Central Missouri in second round of NCAA Tournament
The 19th ranked Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to continue its 10-game winning streak when the Lions face off with 20th ranked Central Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at 5 pm from the Taylor Center in Mankato.

March 15, 2014
Addison's 26 leads No. 19 Lions over Fort Hays in NCAA Tournament opener, 80-69
Senior guard Marquis Addison scored 26 points and the No. 19 Missouri Southern men's basketball team took out Fort Hays 80-69 today in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Central Regional at the Taylor Center in Mankato.

March 13, 2014
Marquis Addison named second-team All-Region
Missouri Southern senior guard Marquis Addison has been named a second-team All-Region selection as named by Daktronics and the Sports Information Directors.

March 12, 2014
Men's basketball faces off with Fort Hays State in NCAA Tournament
The Missouri Southern men's basketball program will head to Mankato, Minn. this weekend to compete in the NCAA Central Regional as the Lions will face off with Fort Hays State in a first-round matchup. Tip off from the Taylor Center in Mankato is slated for Noon on Saturday, March 15.

March 11, 2014
Men's basketball moves back into NCAA Division II Rankings at No. 19
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team, fresh off a 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament Championship, is back in the national rankings this week as the Lions moved into the final poll of 2014 at No. 19.

March 10, 2014
Men's Basketball Central Region Tournament Information
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team, fresh off a championship in the 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament, will be the No. 3 seed and will face off with the No. 6 see Fort Hays State Tigers in the 2014 NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament, held this weekend in Mankato, Minn.

March 9, 2014
Men's basketball earns three seed in NCAA Central Regional
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team won the 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament this afternoon and earned the third seed to the NCAA Division II Central Regional which will be hosted by Minnesota State-Mankato this weekend.

March 9, 2014
Men's Basketball wins 2014 MIAA Tournament with 84-72 win over Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team won its third MIAA Tournament title this afternoon as the Lions took out Central Oklahoma 84-72 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

March 9, 2014
Men's basketball faces off with Central Oklahoma for 2014 MIAA Title
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will be playing in its fifth MIAA Basketball Tournament final this afternoon as the Lions will look to take home title No. 3 when Southern faces off with Central Oklahoma at 3:30 pm from Municipal Auditorium.

March 8, 2014
Men's basketball faces off with Northwest Missouri in MIAA Tournament Semis
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to improve its NCAA Tournament resume today as the Lions take on Northwest Missouri in the semifinals of the 2014 MIAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Tip off inside Municipal Auditorium is slated for 8:15 pm.

March 8, 2014
Lions advance to MIAA Championship with 70-67 win over Northwest Missouri
Missouri Southern senior guard Marquis Addison scored 22 points and the Lions advanced to the finals of the 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament with a 70-67 win over Northwest Missouri tonight inside Municipal Auditorium.

March 7, 2014
Magee scores 24 and pulls down 20 rebounds in 87-79 win over Nebraska-Kearney
Missouri Southern senior forward Slim Magee tied an MIAA Tournament record with 20 rebounds as the Lions won 87-79 over Nebraska-Kearney in the quarterfinals of the 2014 MIAA Basketball tournament inside Municipal Auditorium.

March 5, 2014
Lions head to Kansas City to take on Lopers in MIAA Basketball Tournament
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head to Kansas City this Friday to take part in the 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament. The third seeded Lions will take on sixth seeded Nebraska-Kearney at 8:15 pm from Municipal Auditorium.

March 4, 2014
Addison named first-team All-MIAA & Corn named MIAA Coach of the Year
Missouri Southern head basketball coach Robert Corn has been named the MIAA Men's Basketball Coach of the Year and Marquis Addison has been named a first-team All-MIAA selection as the league announced its men's basketball awards today.

March 1, 2014
Men's basketball finishes regular season with 102-68 win at Lincoln
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team closed out the first half on a 39-5 run and cruised to a 102-68 win at Lincoln today to close out the regular season.

February 28, 2014
Men's basketball closes out regular season with trip to Lincoln on Saturday
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will close out the regular season on Saturday as the Lions travel to Jefferson City to take on Lincoln University. Tip off from Jason Gym is slated for 3:30 pm.

February 27, 2014
Wright & Magee power Southern men's basketball past Lindenwood 90-74
St. Charles, Mo. - Slim Magee and Austin Wright led four Missouri Southern players in double figures tonight as the Lions powered their way past Lindenwood 90-74 at Hyland Arena for their fifth straight victory.

February 26, 2014
Men's Basketball heads to Lindenwood to start final week of regular season
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team rounds down the regular season as the Lions will travel to Lindenwood University on Thursday for the second-to-last game of the regular season. Tip off from St. Charles is slated for 7:30 pm from Hyland Arena.

February 24, 2014
Marquis Addison named MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Missouri Southern senior guard Marquis Addison has been named the MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week as announced by the league office today.

February 22, 2014
Men's basketball hosts Pittsburg State on Senior Day
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will play host to Pittsburg State this Saturday and the Lions will honor their five seniors for Senior Day in the last home game of the season. The game will also be the last regular-season home game for head coach Robert Corn. Tip off from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center is slated for 3 pm.

February 22, 2014
Seven score in double-figures and Lions blow out Pitt State, 110-90
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team had seven score in double-figures and the Lions took out visiting Pittsburg State 110-90 in a Sonic Trophy Series matchup in front of a overflow crowd in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 19, 2014
Men's basketball ranked third in first NCAA Division II regional poll
The NCAA released its first Division II Central Region Rankings today and the Missouri Southern men's basketball program finds itself in third.

February 19, 2014
Men's basketball shoots lights-out and rolls over Southwest Baptist, 113-83
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team tied a school record with 15 three-pointers and Marquis Addison went over 1,500 points in his career as the Missouri Southern men's basketball team took out visiting Southwest Baptist 113-83 tonight.

February 18, 2014
Men's basketball begins final two-game home stretch with SBU on Wednesday
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will open up with the first of its final two home games of the season on Wednesday night as the Lions play host to Southwest Baptist. Tip off from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center is slated for 7:30 pm.

February 17, 2014
Men's basketball announces Robert Corn Silver Anniversary Team
Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Robert Corn has announced his Silver Anniversary team in conjunction with his 25th and final year of coaching at Missouri Southern.

February 15, 2014
Magee's double-double lifts Lions over Missouri Western 78-60
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team had four score in double-figures led by a double-double from Slim Magee and the Lions took out Missouri Western 78-60 today inside the MWSU Fieldhouse.

February 14, 2014
Men's basketball head to St. Joseph to take on Missouri Western
The Missouri Southern men's basketball program, having already clinched a spot in the MIAA Tournament, will look to move up in the standings as the Lions head north to take on Missouri Western on Saturday. Tip off from the MWSU Fieldhouse is slated for 3:30 pm.

February 12, 2014
Balanced scoring attack lifts Lions to 82-68 win over Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern basketball opened up a 40-26 lead at the half and the Lions took out MIAA-leading Northwest Missouri State, 82-68 tonight inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 11, 2014
Men's basketball plays host to Northwest Missouri in pivotal MIAA game
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will play host to MIAA-leading Northwest Missouri Wednesday night in what could be a very pivotal game for either team in determining post-season standings. Tip off from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center is slated for 7:30 pm.

February 8, 2014
Hot-shooting Central Missouri defeats Lions, 97-92
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team went cold from the field in the second-half and a hot-shooting Central Missouri squad, defeated the Lions 97-92 today at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 7, 2014
Lions look for redemption as Southern plays host to Central Missouri on Saturday
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will play host to Central Missouri in the second game in a row against the Mules as the Lions look to avenge a loss last week. Tip off from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center is slated for 3 pm Saturday.

February 1, 2014
First-half deficit too much in 75-62 loss at Central Missouri
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team shot a season-low nine percent from the three point line and couldn't overcome a first-half deficit in a 75-62 loss at Central Missouri today inside the Multipurpose Building in Warrensburg.

January 31, 2014
Men's Basketball heads to Central Missouri on Saturday for MIAA matchup
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head to Warrensburg tomorrow to take on Central Missouri on a pivital MIAA matchup. Tip off with the Mules is slated for 3:30 pm inside the Multipurpose Building.

January 30, 2014
Lions make free-throws down the stretch and win 96-94 at Southwest Baptist
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team made clutch free-throws down the stretch and the Lions defeated Southwest Baptist 96-94 tonight at the Meyer Sports Center in Bolivar.

January 29, 2014
Men's Basketball heads to Bolivar to take on SBU
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head east to Bolivar on Thursday night to take on Southwest Baptist University. Tip off from the Meyer Sports Center is slated for 7:30 pm.

January 25, 2014
#22 Lions shoot lights-out in 105-71 win over Missouri Western
The No. 22 Missouri Southern basketball team had a career-high 28 points from Greg Renfroe and the Lions shot 68 percent from the field, defeating visiting Missouri Western 105-71 inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 24, 2014
No. 22 Men's basketball returns home to host Missouri Western Saturday
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to get back on the winning track this Saturday when the 22nd ranked Lions play host to visiting Missouri Western inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 22, 2014
Last-second shot lifts Northwest Missouri over No. 22 Lions 79-78
A layup from Northwest Missouri's DeShaun Cooper with 3.3 seconds left proved to be the game-winner as the Bearcats came-from-behind and defeated the No. 22 Missouri Southern men's basketball team 79-78 tonight inside Bearcat Arena.

January 21, 2014
No. 22 Lions head to Maryville for big matchup at Northwest Missouri
The 22nd ranked Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head north on Wednesday for an important matchup with Northwest Missouri State that will determine first-place in the MIAA. Tip off from Bearcat Arena in Maryville is slated for 7:30 pm.

January 18, 2014
Second-half free-throw shooting lifts Lions to 76-63 win over Lincoln
The Missouri Southern basketball team scored 24 of their 36 second-half points from the free-throw line and Cameron Cornelius paced the Lions with 21, as the Lions defeated visiting Lincoln 76-63 tonight inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 17, 2014
Lions look to move to 13-2 with weekend game against Lincoln
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to move to 13-2 overall and win their fourth game in a row when the Lions play host to Lincoln University this Saturday at 3 pm inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 15, 2014
Stingy second-half defense lifts Lions to 70-50 win in Corn's 400th
The Missouri Southern defense held Lindenwood scoreless for 10:19 in the second half and the Lions gave head coach Robert Corn his 400th win tonight in a 70-50 win at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 14, 2014
Men's basketball comes home for matchup with Lindenwood
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to continue its hot streak as the Lions play host to Lindenwood University at 7:30 pm Wednesday night inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 11, 2014
Lions stay perfect on the road with 80-65 win at Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team came away with a huge road win today, taking out Northeastern State in Tahlequah this afternoon, 80-65 and moving into a first-place tie in the MIAA with the win.

January 10, 2014
Men's basketball looks to remain perfect away from home with road matchup at Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to make a bid for first-place in the MIAA Saturday afternoon when the Lions travel to Tahlequah, Okla. to take on Northeastern State University at 3:30 pm from the NSU Events Center.

January 8, 2014
Strong second half lifts Lions over Central Oklahoma 92-79
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team scored 58 points in the second half as the Lions held on for a 92-79 win at Central Oklahoma tonight.

January 7, 2014
Men's basketball starts two-game road trip with matchup at Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will start a two-game road trip tomorrow night when the Lions travel to Edmond, Oklahoma to take on the Bronchos of Central Oklahoma. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 pm from Hamilton Fieldhouse.

January 4, 2014
First-half deficit too much as Lions fall 76-67 at home to Fort Hays State
Jordan Talbert had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, but the Missouri Southern men's basketball team couldn't overcome a five-point first-half deficit and the Lions fell 76-67 today to Fort Hays State at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 31, 2013
Men's basketball opens up 2014 with home matchup with Fort Hays State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to extend its seven-game winning streak as the Lions open up 2014 by playing host to Fort Hays State at 3 pm this Saturday inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 21, 2013
Men's Basketball cruises to 89-60 win at Emporia State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team went 30-32 from the free-throw line and Cameron Cornelius paced the Lions with 22 points as Southern led from start to finish in an 89-60 win at Emporia State today.

December 20, 2013
Men's basketball looks to move to 3-0 in MIAA with road trip to Emporia State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to move to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA as the Lions travel to Emporia State tomorrow for a 3:30 pm tipoff at White Auditorium.

December 17, 2013
Lions hold on for 74-73 win at home over Arkansas Tech
Jordan Talbert's layup with 38 seconds left proved to be the game-winner as the Missouri Southern men's basketball team held on for a 74-73 win over visiting Arkansas Tech tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 16, 2013
Men's basketball closes out non-conference slate against Arkansas Tech
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will finish up its non-conference slate of games tomorrow evening when the Lions play host to Arkansas Tech University in a 7 pm tip off at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 10, 2013
Men's basketball coach Robert Corn announces retirement at the end of the season
The winningest head coach in Missouri Southern State University men's basketball history, Robert Corn, has announced his retirement from coaching, effective after this season as he will transition into a new position with the University on July 1, 2014.

December 7, 2013
Wright's long-range shooting helps lead Lions over #22 Washburn 110-73
Austin Wright was a perfect 8-8 from the field including a school-record 7-7 from behind the arc and the Lions had six score in double-figures in a 110-73 win over No. 22 Washburn today at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 6, 2013
Men's basketball plays host to No. 22 Washburn in MIAA Action
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to stay undefeated in MIAA play as the Lions play host to No. 22 Washburn University on Saturday at 3 pm inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 5, 2013
Career night for Magee lifts Lions over Nebraska-Kearney, 99-79
Career-highs in points (27), rebounds (10), free-throws (4), field goals (11) and blocks (7) from Slim Magee helped lift the Missouri Southern basketball team over visiting Nebraska-Kearney, 99-79 tonight inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 4, 2013
Men's Basketball plays host to Nebraska-Kearney to start MIAA play
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will open up MIAA play tomorrow night when the Lions play host to visiting Nebraska-Kearney. Tip off from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center is slated for 7:30 pm.

November 30, 2013
Third straight 100-point game lifts men's basketball over Ottawa 101-75
The Missouri Southern basketball team had five score in double-figures and reached triple-digits for the third-straight game as the Lions took out visiting Ottawa 101-75 today in non-conference action at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

November 29, 2013
Men's basketball plays host to Ottawa
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will play host to Ottawa University on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

November 23, 2013
Wright's season-high 20 points lifts Lions over Bethany 112-74 in final game of PSU Classic
The Missouri Southern basketball team had five players score in double figures and scored the most points in ten years as the Lions defeated Bethany College 112-74 today in the final game of the Pittsburg State Classic.

November 22, 2013
Addison's 22 points lifts Lions over Avila 108-67 in Pitt State Classic
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team raced out to a big lead and cruised to a 108-67 win tonight over Avila in game one of the Pittsburg State Classic at John Lance Arena.

November 22, 2013
Southern men's basketball signs Andrew Ballock for 2014-15
Joplin, Mo. - Missouri Southern men's basketball Robert Corn has announced the signing of high school guard Andrew Ballock in the early signing period for the 2014-15 season.

November 21, 2013
Men's basketball heads to Pittsburg for PSU Tournament
The Missouri Southern basketball team will head west to Pittsburg to compete in the Pittsburg State Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The Lions will face off with Avila on Friday evening and will take on Bethany on Saturday.

November 19, 2013
Late run lifts Arkansas-Fort Smith over Southern 74-72
A 12-2 run over the final 4:36 lifted the Arkansas-Fort Smith Lions over the Missouri Southern basketball team 74-72 tonight inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

November 9, 2013
Lions stay perfect with 68-65 win over Eastern New Mexico
Senior forward Jordan Talbert carved out his second-straight double-double and the Missouri Southern basketball team stayed perfect with a 68-65 win over Eastern New Mexico tonight in the Division II Tipoff in Las Vegas.

November 8, 2013
Addison's 24 leads Lions to season-opening win
Marquis Addison scored 24 points and the Missouri Southern men's basketball team turned a six-point halftime deficit into a seven-point win, defeating St. Mary's (Texas) in the season opener tonight at the Division II Tipoff.

November 7, 2013
Lions head to Vegas to take part in Division II Tipoff
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will open up the 2013-14 regular season this weekend with a pair of games at the Division II Tipoff in Las Vegas, Nev.

November 1, 2013
Men's basketball falls 99-82 at Division I Arkansas in final exhibition slate
The Missouri Southern basketball team outscored Division I Arkansas 45-42 in the second half, but a 20-point first-half deficit was too much to overcome and the Razorbacks defeated the Lions 99-82 tonight in Southern's final exhibition game of the season.

October 29, 2013
Men's basketball opens exhibition play with hard-fought 93-80 loss at Missouri State
Springfield, Mo. - The Missouri Southern men's basketball team played a hard-fought exhibition opener tonight falling 93-80 to Missouri State at JQH Arena.

October 29, 2013
Men's basketball travels to Springfield to open up 2013-14 season at Missouri State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will travel to Sprinfield tonight to open up the 2013-14 season with a 7 pm exhibition against the Missouri State Bears from JQH Arena.

October 23, 2013
Men's basketball picked 6th/9th in MIAA Preseason Polls
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the coaches poll and ninth in the media poll as the MIAA released its preseason polls today.

July 31, 2013
Robert Corn finalizes men's basketball coaching staff with hiring of Nick Bradford
Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Robert Corn has announced the addition of Nick Bradford to his coaching staff to join current associate head coach Jeff Boschee and him on the bench.