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2019-20 Anderson Men's Basketball News

  • Bembry, Bessick Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 15, 2020
    Anderson University men’s basketball players J.D. Bembry and Phil Bessick were both named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which was announced by the NABC on Wednesday.
  • Spotlight Raven Series: Phil Bessick (Men’s Basketball)
    July 02, 2020
    Phil Bessick is entering his senior season with the Anderson University men’s basketball team.
  • Eighteen Ravens Earn Academic All-HCAC for Winter 2019-20
    March 24, 2020
    Eighteen Anderson University student-athletes were recognized with Tom Bohlsen academic all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) honors for the winter 2019-20 season, which was announced by the conference on Tuesday.
  • HCAC Announces Christopher M. Ragsdale Sportsmanship Team for Winter 2019-20
    March 12, 2020
    The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) announced the Christopher M. Ragsdale Sportsmanship Team for the Winter 2019-20 season on Wednesday.
  • Knight, Laffoon Collect All-HCAC Honors
    March 04, 2020
    Anderson University men’s basketball standout Maurice Knight was tabbed the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Defensive Player of the Year, which was announced by the conference on Wednesday.
  • Laffoon Selected to HCAC All-Tournament Team
    March 01, 2020
    Anderson University men’s basketball standout Malik Laffoon was selected to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) All-Tournament Team, which was announced by the conference on Sunday.
  • Pioneers Pull Away from Ravens in HCAC Tournament Semifinals
    February 29, 2020
    Top-seeded Transylvania University pulled away from the fifth-seeded Anderson University men’s basketball team with a 92-84 victory in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament Semifinals on Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
  • Ravens Advance Past Beavers, Laffoon Breaks 1,000 Points
    February 28, 2020
    The fifth-seeded Anderson University men’s basketball team advanced past fourth-seeded Bluffton University with a 77-68 victory during the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament on Friday in Lexington, Ky.
  • Anderson Takes on Bluffton in HCAC Tournament
    February 27, 2020
    The fifth-seeded Anderson University men’s basketball team takes on fourth-seeded Bluffton University in the Opening Round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. in Lexington, Ky.
  • Knight Garners Third HCAC Player-of-the-Week Selection
    February 24, 2020
    Anderson University men’s basketball standout Maurice Knight garner his third Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player-of-the-Week selection of the season, which was announced by the HCAC on Monday.
  • Anderson Outlasts Mount St. Joseph
    February 23, 2020
    The Anderson University men’s basketball team outlasted Mount St. Joseph University with an 82-78 victory during Saturday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Ravens Provide Lights-Out Shooting in Win against Spartans
    February 20, 2020
    The Anderson University men’s basketball team provided lights-out shooting in a 94-70 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) victory against Manchester University on Wednesday in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Anderson Powers Past Franklin
    February 15, 2020
    The Anderson University men’s basketball team powered past Franklin College with a 106-87 victory during Saturday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in Franklin.
  • Knight Sets Single-Season Blocking Record in Anderson Division III Era
    February 12, 2020
    Anderson University men’s basketball standout Maurice Knight recorded his 40th block of the season to set the single-season school record in the Anderson Division III era. Knight broke the record of 39 set by Jared Schuler in the 2000-01 season.
  • Beavers Survive Ravens in Back-and-Forth Battle
    February 08, 2020
    Bluffton University survived the Anderson University men’s basketball team with a 63-60 victory during Saturday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) back-and-forth battle in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Fightin’ Engineers Take Win against Ravens
    February 06, 2020
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology took a 78-64 victory against the Anderson University men’s basketball team during Wednesday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Ravens Pull Away from Quakers
    February 01, 2020
    The Anderson University men’s basketball team pulled away from Earlham College with an 85-80 victory during Saturday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Ravens Fight Past Yellow Jackets
    January 29, 2020
    The Anderson University men's basketball team fought past Defiance College with a 91-85 victory during Wednesday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in Defiance, Ohio. Both teams put up an offensive display on Wednesday. Anderson (9-9, 6-5) converted 32-of-65 (49.2 percent) shots from the field and 10-of-19 (52.6 percent) attempts from 3-point range. Defiance (10-8, 5-6) hit 33-of-62 (53.2 percent) attempts from the floor and 12-of-23 (52.2 percent) shots from the perimeter. "This was a great win against a team that presents some really tough defensive challenges for us," Coach Owen Handy said. "When we've won games this year, it has usually been because we've defended, but today we really played well at the offensive end." The Ravens outscored the Yellow Jackets 34-30 in the paint. Anderson also finished with a 35-30 rebounding advantage, including a 9-3 advantage on offensive boards. The Ravens also outscored Defiance 12-8 on second-chance points. "In a game that was very physical at the perimeter, we did a good job of managing their pressure and getting the ball to the rim. And we did a great job on the glass at both ends of the floor." Defiance finished with a 6-2 advantage on fast-break points. Austin Lyons (Anderson, Ind./Lapel) poured in a career-high 25 points. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard from Anderson knocked down 9-of-15 (60 percent) attempts from the floor. "Austin was dynamite [on Wednesday]. He was engaged and aggressive with his cuts and, in addition to shooting the ball well, created good opportunities for other guys with his movement." Maurice Knight (Frankton, Ind./Frankton) notched 22 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks. Malik Laffoon (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North) contributed 15 points and six steals. Jalen Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) provided 12 points and three steals. "I'd be remiss if I did not mention the contributions off the bench from Jalen Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central). He played really well at both ends of the floor!" Tate Cooper (Terre Haute, Ind./North) turned in eight points and Larry Johnson (Carmel, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) scored six points. Jake Gudorf (Brookville, Ohio/Brookville) rounded out Anderson's scoring with three points. Anderson battles Earlham College (7-11, 3-8) in HCAC action on Saturday at 3 p.m. in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Transylvania Jumps Out to Early Lead, Seals Win against Anderson
    January 25, 2020
    Transylvania University jumped out to a 25-11 lead to start the game and sealed a 91-75 victory against the Anderson University men's basketball team during Saturday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in Lexington, Ky.
  • Panthers Fend Off Ravens in Battle for HCAC Position
    January 22, 2020
    Hanover College fended off the Anderson University men's basketball team with a 66-53 victory during Wednesday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Anderson Falls to Bluffton
    January 18, 2020
    The Anderson University men's basketball team fell to Bluffton University in an 81-71 decision during Saturday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in Bluffton, Ohio.
  • Anderson Rallies Past Rose-Hulman, Remains in Second in HCAC
    January 16, 2020
    The Anderson University men's basketball team rallied past Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a 70-62 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) road victory on Wednesday in Terre Haute.
  • Franklin Tops Anderson in HCAC Battle for First
    January 11, 2020
    In a battle that would determine the stand-alone leader in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) standings, Franklin College topped the Anderson University men's basketball team in a 77-64 decision during Saturday's HCAC matchup in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Ravens Take Down Spartans
    January 09, 2020
    The Anderson University men's basketball team took down Manchester University with a 65-54 victory during Wednesday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in North Manchester.
  • Anderson Boosts Winning Streak to Four with Victory against Earlham
    January 04, 2020
    The Anderson University men's basketball team boosted its winning streak to four by fighting off Earlham College with a 67-59 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) victory on Saturday in Richmond.
  • Knight Selected to D3hoops Team of the Week
    December 31, 2019
    Anderson University men's basketball standout Maurice Knight was selected to the D3hoops Team of the Week, which was announced by D3hoops.com on Tuesday.
  • Knight Repeats as HCAC Player of the Week
    December 23, 2019
    Anderson University men's basketball standout Maurice Knight (Frankton, Ind./Frankton) repeats as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player of the Week, which was announced by the conference on Monday.
  • Ravens Battle Past Comets
    December 21, 2019
    The Anderson University men's basketball team battled past Olivet College with an 88-81 victory on Saturday in Olivet, Mich.
  • Anderson Crushes Conference-Leading Defiance
    December 18, 2019
    The Anderson University men's basketball team crushed conference-leading Defiance College with a 90-62 victory during Wednesday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup at O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Knight Tabbed HCAC Player of the Week
    December 16, 2019
    Anderson University men's basketball standout Maurice Knight was tabbed the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player of the Week, which was announced by the conference on Monday.
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