Men's Basketball

Kosmoski named D3hoops.com West Region Coach of the Year

MARCH 17, 2014 — MINNEAPOLIS - St. Olaf head men's basketball coach Dan Kosmoski was named the D3hoops.com West Region Coach of the Year on Monday, after leading St. Olaf to a MIAC Playoff championship and trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.




Men's basketball falls to Central at NCAA's
MARCH 7, 2014 — STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Kevin Kaerwer had 17 of his game-high 27 points in the first half, as Central College built a 17-point first half lead and defeated No. 25 St. Olaf 85-72 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship.




Kosmoski is coach of the year, Nielsen and Gunderson are All-MIAC
MARCH 6, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Senior forward Connor Gunderson and junior Sterling Nielsen were named All-MIAC on Thursday, while St. Olaf head coach was named the league's coach of the year.




Daly earns MIAC's Elite 22 Award
MARCH 4, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf senior forward Sam Daly earned the MIAC's Elite 22 Award on Sunday.





Men's basketball to play Central College in first round of NCAA's, tickets on sale Tuesday
MARCH 3, 2014 — INDIANAPOLIS - No. 25 St. Olaf will play Central College (20-7) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Friday at 5 p.m. at Bennett Court at Quandt Fieldhouse in Stevens Point, Wis.





Champions! Men's basketball tops Tommies to win MIAC playoff crown
MARCH 2, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Justin Pahl had 20 points and Sterling Nielsen 16 as visiting St. Olaf defeated St. Thomas 63-53 in the MIAC Men's Basketball Playoff championship game on Sunday afternoon.




Student fan bus available for men's basketball on Sunday
FEBRUARY 28, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf will offer student fan buses for Sunday's MIAC men's basketball playoff championship game between St. Olaf and St. Thomas in St. Paul.


Oles hold off Gusties, to meet UST for title on Sunday
FEBRUARY 28, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Justin Pahl and Sterling Nielsen had 15 points each as St. Olaf held off Gustavus 66-53 in the semifinal round of the MIAC men's basketball playoffs on Friday night at Skoglund Center.




Oles to host Gusties, first 250 St. Olaf students in free
FEBRUARY 27, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf will host Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday night in the semifinal round of the MIAC men's basketball playoffs.


Men's basketball tops Bethel in regular season finale
FEBRUARY 22, 2014 — ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - Justin Pahl had 13 points as the St. Olaf men's basketball team topped host Bethel University 62-40 on Saturday afternoon at Robertson Center.


Oles overpower Macalester on Senior Night
FEBRUARY 19, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The St. Olaf men's basketball team proved too much for Macalester on Wednesday evening as they overpowered the Scots 78-54 at Skoglund Center.





Men's basketball rolls past Pipers
FEBRUARY 15, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf shot 68.5 percent from the floor on the way to a 88-37 MIAC men's basketball win over Hamline University on Saturday afternoon at Skoglund Center.




Oles can't get offense going, No. 11 UST holds on 55-51
FEBRUARY 12, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - No. 11 St. Thomas held off St. Olaf 55-51 in a MIAC men's basketball game on Wednesday night at Skoglund Center.





MIAC player of the week honors go to Gunderson
FEBRUARY 10, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf senior forward Connor Gunderson was named the MIAC men's basketball player of the week on Monday after he led St. Olaf to a pair of victories last week.




Ole men win 10th straight with road victory at SJU
FEBRUARY 8, 2014 — COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. - Sterling Nielsen had 23 points and Connor Gunderson 18 and 11 rebounds as St. Olaf pulled away to beat Saint John's University 72-61 on Saturday afternoon at Sexton Arena.


Gunderson hits 1,000 points as Oles win at Concordia
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 — MOORHEAD, Minn. - Connor Gunderson scored his 1,000th career point as a part of a game-high 18 points as St. Olaf won its ninth straight with a 68-57 MIAC men's basketball win at Concordia-Moorhead on Wednesday night.




Gunderson has 20 as Oles hold off Gusties
FEBRUARY 1, 2014 — ST. PETER, Minn. - Connor Gunderson had 20 points as St. Olaf outlasted Gustavus Adolphus College 77-72 in a MIAC men's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at Gus Young Court.


St. Olaf runs streak to seven with win over SMU
JANUARY 29, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Justin Pahl had 14 points as St. Olaf won its seventh in a row, with an 81-50 win over Saint Mary's in a MIAC men's basketball game on Wednesday night at Skoglund Center.




Gunderson is MIAC's player of the week
JANUARY 27, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf Connor Gunderson was named the MIAC men's basketball player of the week on Monday after leading the Oles to three league wins last week.




Ole men pull away to beat Auggies
JANUARY 25, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Connor Gunderson had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists as St. Olaf pulled away to beat Augsburg College 82-63 in a MIAC men's basketball game on Saturday at Skoglund Center.




Ole men escape with 52-47 win at Carleton
JANUARY 22, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Connor Gunderson had a team-best 14 points as St. Olaf defeated Carleton 52-47 in a MIAC men's basketball game at West Gymnasium on Wednesday night.


Ole men over Royals
JANUARY 20, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Connor Gunderson had 20 points as St. Olaf coasted to a 78-45 MIAC men's basketball win over Bethel University on Monday night at Skoglund Center.




Gunderson's 21 paces Oles in win at Hamline
JANUARY 18, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Connor Gunderson had 21 points and Justin Pahl 15 as St. Olaf defeated Hamline University 69-50 in a MIAC men's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at Hutton Arena.


Ole men roll at Macalester
JANUARY 15, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Charlie Aslesen had a game-best 23 points off the bench as St. Olaf rolled to a 96-57 MIAC men's basketball win at Macalester College on Wednesday night.


Oles prevail over Johnnies in high-scoring outing
JANUARY 11, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Connor Gunderson had 22 points and nine rebounds and Sterling Neilsen tallied 23 points and five assists to lead the St. Olaf men's basketball team over Saint John's University 94-89 in MIAC men's basketball outing on Saturday afternoon at Skoglund Center.



Last second shot sinks Ole men
JANUARY 8, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Zach Riedeman's bucket in the final seconds lifted No. 11 St. Thomas past St. Olaf 63-62 in a MIAC men's basketball game on Wednesday night at Schoenecker Arena.


St. Olaf wins third MIAC game in a row with victory over Concordia
JANUARY 7, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Connor Gunderson's 15-point, five-rebound outing led St. Olaf to a 71-61 MIAC men's basketball win over visiting Concordia-Moorhead on Wednesday at Skoglund Center.




Pahl is MIAC's player of the week
JANUARY 6, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf sophomore guard Justin Pahl was named the MIAC men's basketball player of the week on Monday.





Pahl's big day propels Ole men
JANUARY 4, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Justin Pahl poured in 29 points in 23 minutes to propel the St. Olaf men's basketball team past Gustavus Adolphus in a Saturday afternoon MIAC matchup at Skoglund Center.




Oles overpower Cardinals in 83-53 rout
DECEMBER 9, 2013 — WINONA, Minn. - A balanced offensive attack led the St. Olaf men's basketball team to a comfortable 83-53 road victory against Saint Mary's University at SMU Gym on Monday night in a MIAC affair.


Late run not enough, Ole men lose at Augsburg
DECEMBER 7, 2013 — MINNEAPOLIS - St. Olaf scored nine straight points late in the second half to get within one, but Augsburg had a 21-point game from Dan Kornbaum to escape with a 71-66 MIAC men's basketball win over the visiting Oles on Saturday afternoon.


Oles overpower Knights to retain Goat for third straight year
DECEMBER 3, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Charlie Aslesen had 14 points and six rebounds off the bench to help the St. Olaf men's basketball team overpower Carleton 65-37 on Tuesday evening at Skoglund Center.




Ole men shoot past Eagles in final non-league test
NOVEMBER 30, 2013 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Sterling Nielsen had 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting as visiting St. Olaf posted a 72-45 men's basketball win over the University of Northwestern on Saturday night at the Ericksen Center.


Upset-minded Oles upended by No. 2 UW-Stevens Point
NOVEMBER 27, 2013 — STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Second-ranked UW-Stevens Point used a 25-5 run in the second half to run away from upset-minded St. Olaf, which trailed by two at halftime, in a men's basketball game on Wednesday night.


Ole men get comeback win at UW-Platteville
NOVEMBER 24, 2013 — PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Matt Hultgren had 13 points off the bench, going 5-for-5 from the field, as St. Olaf erased an 11-point first half deficit to defeat UW-Platteville in a men's basketball game on Sunday afternoon.




Slow start dooms men's basketball
NOVEMBER 23, 2013 — PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Augustana College (Ill.) held St. Olaf to five first half field goals in a 68-59 men's basketball win over the Oles on Saturday evening at UW-Platteville's Bo Ryan Court.


Men's basketball cruises in season opener
NOVEMBER 15, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - It took most of the first half for them to come alive, but the St. Olaf men's basketball team eventually came to life and defeated Bethany Lutheran College 86-64 in their season opener on Friday evening at Skoglund Center.


Pahl scores 28, but Division II Vikings hold off Oles 83-71
NOVEMBER 1, 2013 — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Justin Pahl had 28 points, going 8-of-13 from the field, but Division II Augustana held off the St. Olaf men's basketball team 83-71 in an exhibition game on Friday night at the Elmen Center.


Nielsen, Gunderson are All-MIAC honorable mention
FEBRUARY 27, 2013 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - A pair of St. Olaf men's basketball players -- junior forward Connor Gunderson and sophomore guard Sterling Nielsen -- were named All-MIAC honorable mention on Wednesday.




Johnnies edge men's basketball in wild finish to end season
FEBRUARY 16, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Visiting Saint John's survived a frantic ending to defeat the St. Olaf men's basketball team 79-76 on Saturday afternoon at the Skoglund Center.


Nance, top-ranked Tommies edge Ole men
FEBRUARY 13, 2013 — ST. PAUL, Minn.- John Nance scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as No. 1 St. Thomas defeated the St. Olaf men's basketball team 62-57 on Wednesday night at Schoenecker Arena.


Hines scores 26 to lead Auggies to win over Ole men
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 — MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- Parker Hines scored a season-high 26 points as Augsburg defeated the St. Olaf men's basketball team 81-72 on Saturday afternoon at Si Melby Hall.


Ole men score 55 in second half to top Hamline
FEBRUARY 6, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- After trailing at halftime, the St. Olaf men's basketball team exploded for 55 points in the second half to defeat Hamline 88-76 on Wednesday night at the Skoglund Center.


Carleton's efficient offensive display dooms Ole men
FEBRUARY 4, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Carleton shot 50.9 percent from the field and had four players in double figures as they defeated the St. Olaf men's basketball team 77-53 on Monday night at West Gym.


Men's basketball stays in playoff hunt with win over Bethel
FEBRUARY 2, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Sterling Nielsen scored 21 points to help the St. Olaf men's basketball team stay in the MIAC playoff hunt with a 79-73 MIAC win over Bethel on Saturday afternoon at the Skoglund Center.


Martinson stars as Cobbers edge Ole men
JANUARY 30, 2013 — MOORHEAD, Minn.- Andrew Martinson came off the bench to score a season-high 31 points as Concordia picked up a 78-73 MIAC win over the St. Olaf men's basketball team on Wednesday night at Memorial Auditorium.


Men's basketball shoots way past Scots
JANUARY 26, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- The St. Olaf men's basketball team shot 65.0 percent from the floor and led by as many as 28 as they defeated Macalester 95-73 on Saturday afternoon at the Skoglund Center.


Men's basketball snaps four-game losing streak with win over Gustavus
JANUARY 21, 2013 — ST. PETER, Minn.- The St. Olaf men's basketball team shot 50 percent for the game and used a balanced scoring attack to pick up a 70-66 MIAC win at Gustavus on Monday night at Gus Young Court.


Marx leads Saint John's past Ole men
JANUARY 19, 2013 — COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.- Seth Marx scored a game-high 17 points and two other Johnnies were in double figures, as Saint John's defeated the St. Olaf men's basketball team 75-61 on Saturday afternoon at Sexton Arena.


SMU pulls away from Oles for men's hoops win
JANUARY 16, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Saint Mary's University pulled away from St. Olaf for a 66-57 MIAC men's basketball victory on Wednesday at Skoglund Center.





Top-ranked St. Thomas men shoot past Oles
JANUARY 14, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - No. 1 St. Thomas shot 66.7 percent in the second half and 56.9 percent for the game as the Tommies defeated the St. Olaf men's basketball team 94-64 on Monday night at the Skoglund Center.





Auggies hold off Ole men
JANUARY 12, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Augsburg held off a second half Ole rally to defeat the St. Olaf men's basketball team 90-82 on Saturday afternoon at the Skoglund Center.





Kuck's four-point play in final second lifts Oles over Pipers
JANUARY 9, 2013 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nathan Kuck executed a four-point play with 0.2 seconds left in regulation as St. Olaf overcame a six-point deficit in the final two minutes as the visiting Oles defeated Hamline 74-73 on Wednesday night at Hutton Arena.


Ole men top Carleton to retain Goat Trophy
JANUARY 7, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Connor Gunderson led the way with 19 points as the St. Olaf men's basketball team picked up its first home win of the season with a 63-52 win over Carleton on Monday night at the Skoglund Center.




Hall's big day sends Ole men to fifth straight defeat
JANUARY 5, 2013 — ARDEN HILLS, Minn.- Taylor Hall scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as host Bethel defeated the St. Olaf men's basketball team 80-66 on Saturday afternoon at Robertson Center Gym.


Big second half leads Cobbers past Ole men
JANUARY 2, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Concordia shot 64.3 percent and scored 51 points in the second half, as they topped the St. Olaf men's basketball team 85-70 in a MIAC game at Skoglund Center on Wednesday night.




Men's basketball edged by UW-Superior
DECEMBER 29, 2012 — EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - St. Olaf used a 14-2 run late in the second half to close a 14-point UW-Superior lead to two, but the Yellowjackets held off the Oles 74-65 in a non-conference men's basketball game at Zorn Arena.


Aeikens' double-double not enough as Ole men lose lead, game at UW-Eau Claire
DECEMBER 28, 2012 — EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - St. Olaf first year Riley Aeikens had 17 points and 11 rebounds, but host UW-Eau Claire overcame an 11-point deficit to top the Oles 69-62 on Friday night at Zorn Arena.


Late free throw shooting pushes Gustavus to win over Ole men
DECEMBER 3, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Gustavus made all eight of its free throws in the final minute of the game as they defeated the St. Olaf men's basketball team 83-79 on Monday night at the Skoglund Center.




Ole men scratch out win at Macalester
DECEMBER 1, 2012 — ST. PAUL, Minn.- In a game that featured 54 fouls, the St. Olaf men's basketball team ground out a 75-70 win over Macalester in a physical conference game on Saturday afternoon at the Leonard Center.


Men's basketball cruises to win at Saint Mary's in MIAC opener
NOVEMBER 28, 2012 — WINONA, Minn.- Led by Connor Gunderson's 20 points, the St. Olaf men's basketball team rolled to an 80-62 win over Saint Mary's in the MIAC opener for both teams on Wednesday night at the SMU Gym.


Men's basketball rally comes up short against Luther
NOVEMBER 19, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn.- After trailing by 22 late in the second half, the St. Olaf men's basketball team mounted a furious rally but came up short in an 81-75 loss to Luther on Monday night at the Skoglund Center.