2016-17 Men's Basketball News

  • Defiance Has 48 Student-Athletes Selected Chi Alpha Sigma
    July 13, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College Athletic Department announced its group of student-athletes to the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society.
  • Parker Headlines All-HCAC Selections For Men's Basketball
    March 01, 2017
    GREENWOOD, IND. -- Defiance College senior men's basketball player Michael Parker (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) headlines this year's selections to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Teams as a honorable mention pick. In addition, fellow senior, Chris Holmes (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) was selected to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • Jackets End Season with Loss To Rose-Hulman
    February 18, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's basketball team lost a 77-65 decision against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and season finale at the Karl H. Weaner Center on senior day.
  • Inside the Hive: Michael Parker
    February 15, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - Inside the Hive's Derek Lucas sits down with senior Michael Parker of the Defiance men's basketball team.
  • Defiance Defeated By Manchester
    February 15, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. -- The Defiance College men's basketball team fell behind at halftime which led to an 82-63 loss against Manchester (Ind.) University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in North Manchester, Ind.
  • Yellow Jacket Men Fall to Transylvania
    February 11, 2017
    LEXINGTON, KY. -- Four Yellow Jacket players scored in double figures, but it wouldn't be enough as the Defiance College men's basketball team fell to Transylvania (Ky.) University, 82-75, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Lexington, Ky.
  • Mangas' Late Three Lifts Jackets Past Bluffton
    February 08, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Senior guard Devin Mangas (Leipsic) connected on a three-pointer with 13 seconds remaining in regulation with the score tied which led to a 75-70 win for the Defiance College men's basketball team against Bluffton University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • DC Beats Franklin Led By Parker's 41 Points
    February 04, 2017
    FRANKLIN, IND. -- Senior Michael Parker (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored a career-high 41 points to lead the Defiance College men's basketball team past Franklin (Ind.) College, 82-79, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Franklin, Ind.
  • Men's Basketball Beaten By Earlham
    February 01, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- A cold shooting second half erased a 14-point halftime lead as the Defiance College men's basketball team lost to Earlham (Ind.) College, 74-72, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Early Deficit Too Much For Men's Hoops Against Hanover
    January 28, 2017
    HANOVER, IND. -- Cold shooting in the first half would lead to a 14-point deficit at halftime for the Defiance College men's basketball team which led to a 77-60 loss against Hanover (Ind.) College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Hanover, Ind.
  • Aikins Scores 23 In Loss To Anderson
    January 25, 2017
    ANDERSON, IND. -- Sophomore Randall Aikins, Jr. (Detroit, Mich./Plymouth) scored a season-high 23 points, but the Defiance College men's basketball team fell, 97-88, against Anderson (Ind.) University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Anderson, Ind.
  • Men's Basketball Loses to Mount St. Joseph
    January 21, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Defiance College men's basketball senior guard Chris Holmes (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored a game-tying high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 62-47 loss to Mount St. Joseph University in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Parker Scores 1,000th Collegiate Point in Loss to Bluffton
    January 18, 2017
    BLUFFTON, OHIO -- Defiance College senior men's basketball player Michael Parker (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored his 1,000th collegiate point despite the Yellow Jackets falling to Bluffton University, 58-55, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Bluffton, Ohio.
  • Yellow Jacket Men Defeated by Rose-Hulman
    January 14, 2017
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Senior Devin Mangas (Leipsic) scored a game-high 18 points in a 73-60 loss against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Terre Haute, Ind.
  • DC Ends Winless Streak With Victory Against Earlham
    January 11, 2017
    RICHMOND, IND. -- The Defiance College men's basketball team snapped a three-game winless streak with a solid shooting performance against Earlham (Ind.) College and defeated the Quakers, 78-64, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Richmond, Ind.
  • Men's Hoops Beaten By Transylvania in Double Overtime
    January 07, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's basketball team lost to Transylvania (Ky.) University, 111-102, in double overtime in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Late Rally Falls Short For DC Men
    January 04, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's basketball team outscored Anderson (Ind.) University, 17-8, in the final 1:05 of the game with a fleury of three-pointers and whittled a 14-point deficit down to three points in that span. But the Yellow Jackets fell shy of the comeback losing, 101-96, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Gilmer Posts Double-Double in Loss to Alma
    December 30, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Senior Keandre Gilmer (Toledo/Rogers) recorded a double-double with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds in a 76-64 loss against Alma (Mich.) College in the final game of the Purple & Gold Financial Invitational at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Men's Hoops Downs OSU-Lima in Home Invitational Opener
    December 29, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's basketball team posted a convincing win against The Ohio State University-Lima, 78-46, with a balanced attack in its opening game of the annual Purple & Gold Financial Invitational at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Defiance Comes Up Short Against Adrian
    December 20, 2016
    ADRIAN, MICH. -- Senior Michael Parker (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored 22 of his team-high 26 points in the second half, but the Defiance College men's basketball team lost to Adrian (Mich.) College, 57-50, in a non-conference game in Adrian, Mich.
  • Men's Basketball Falls in HCAC Matchup Against MSJ
    December 17, 2016
    CINCINNATI, OHIO -- The Defiance men's basketball team lost a 73-66 decision against Mount St. Joseph University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • DC Men Stumble Against Hanover
    December 10, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's basketball team was defeated by Hanover (Ind.) College, 86-56, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Beale Scores 19 in Win Against Manchester
    December 07, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Freshman guard Devon Beale (Toledo/Whitmer) scored a season-high 19 points as the Defiance College men's basketball team held off Manchester (Ind.) University, 63-58, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Parker's Triple Gives DC Win Against Franklin In OT
    December 03, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- A three-pointer by senior Michael Parker (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) with four seconds remaining in the second overtime resulted in a 94-93 win for the Defiance College men's basketball team in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Men's Basketball Outlasted by Wilmington
    November 30, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Junior Jonathan Ragland (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) scored a career-high 16 points, but the Defiance College men's basketball team lost a close, 88-80, decision against non-conference opponent Wilmington College at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • Yellow Jackets Fall to Ohio Northern
    November 22, 2016
    ADA, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's basketball team fell to Ohio Northern University, 93-51, in a non-conference game in Ada, Ohio.
  • Defiance Defeated by No. 7 Wooster
    November 19, 2016
    WOOSTER, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's basketball team was defeated by No. 7 nationally-ranked The College of Wooster, 98-63, in non-conference action in Wooster, Ohio.
  • Men's Hoops Beaten By Trine In Season Opener
    November 15, 2016
    ANGOLA, IND. -- The Defiance College men's basketball team fell short of Trine (Ind.) University, 68-62, in the 2016-17 season opener in Angola, Ind.
  • 2016-17 Men's Basketball Preview
    November 14, 2016
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The 2015-16 Defiance College men’s basketball team added yet another achievement to the program’s long list with its third straight regular-season conference title and fifth since joining the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Defiance Men's Hoops Picked Seventh in HCAC Poll
    October 27, 2016
    GREENWOOD, IND.- The Defiance College men's basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the 2016-17 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.