2016-17 News

May 17, 2017
Men's Basketball Announces 2017 Summer Camps
he Wittenberg University men's basketball program is the all-time winningest NCAA Division III program in the country measured by both total number of victories and winning percentage.

March 21, 2017
Don Henderson '54 to Receive Ohio Heritage Award from Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame
The Ohio Heritage Award is bestowed up an individual who exemplifies the true character of the game and to honor previous inductees that have had a significant impact on Ohio after his or her basketball career has ended.

March 14, 2017
Edwards Named Third Team All-Great Lakes Region by d3hoops.com
Edwards has picked up his fair-share of hardware for the Tigers this season, as the Perrysburg native was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year on March 1, as well as honorable mention All-NCAC.

March 1, 2017
Edwards Named Defensive Player of the Year, Williams Second Team All-NCAC
Shane Edwards landed on the honorable mention All-NCAC squad, as well as being named the defensive POY. Williams landed on the second team for the third straight year.

February 24, 2017
Men's Basketball Falls in NCAC Semifinals to OWU
Wittenberg fell 77-68 on Friday night, finishing the 2016-17 season with a 18-9 overall mark, and 11-7 NCAC Conference record.

February 21, 2017
Tigers Roll Past Terriers 90-44 in NCAC Quarterfinal Victory
The Tigers victory earns the team a tilt with Ohio Wesleyan University on Friday, February 24 at 5:30PM in Delaware in the first of two NCAC Tournament semifinal games.

February 20, 2017
NCAC Tournament Pairings Announced
The North Coast Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments tip-off on Tuesday, February 21.

February 18, 2017
Wittenberg Closes Out Regular Season with Loss to Wooster
The Tigers now look to NCAC Tournament play as the number four seed against the number five seed, Hiram, on February 21.

February 15, 2017
Men's Basketball Falls 72-70 to NCAC Leader OWU
On Wednesday night, Wittenberg led by as many as eight, but could not overcome a late Battling Bishop surge to end the game.

February 11, 2017
Tigers Secure Seventh Straight Victory over Hiram on Senior Day
Shane Edwards, Connor Hartnett, Landon Hormann, Cody Phillippi and Jaelin Edwards stood at half court along with their loved ones for the second to last time inside Pam Evans Smith Arena prior to the NCAC contest.

February 8, 2017
Tigers Stay Hot, Rattle Off Sixth Straight
Wittenberg men’s hoops stayed hot on Wednesday night, as the Tigers were able to defeat the Wabash Little Giants 73-58 for their sixth straight victory.

February 4, 2017
Tigers Make it Five-Straight with Rout of Oberlin
Wittenberg hoops utilized a 12-0 run early on Saturday to blow past Oberlin at home to make it five straight wins for the red and white.

February 1, 2017
Five Score in Double-Figures as Tigers Drop Lords by 12
Wittenberg made it three wins in a row on Wednesday night in Gambier as the Tigers utilized five players scoring in double-figures to cruise past the Lords of Kenyon.

January 30, 2017
Williams Named NCAC Player of the Week
For the second time in 2016-17, Williams was honored by the NCAC for his stellar play.

January 28, 2017
Wittenberg Hoops Knocks Off #9 Denison on the Road
The Tigers finished the job this time around in Granville, as Jaelin Williams made the play of the game, pinning the game winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining in the game up against the backboard as the Tigers won 71-70.

January 25, 2017
Wittenberg Comes Up Big on the Road Against DePauw
Wittenberg was led by Jaelin Williams who stuffed the stat sheet all night long, pacing the Tigers in points with 12.

January 21, 2017
Tigers Trounce Gators 87-71 Behind Williams' 20 Point Effort
Wittenberg managed to dispose of Allegheny 87-71 in a game that saw 47 personal fouls and 50 points in the paint for the Tigers.

January 18, 2017
Tigers Fall to OWU 76-70 in NCAC Battle
Despite out0rebounding and out-shooting OWU, Wittenberg came up short on Wednesday night in Delaware.

January 14, 2017
Men's Basketball Loses NCAC Battle to Wooster
On Saturday, against a high-powered Wooster offense, the Tigers entered the contest at 4-3 in NCAC play with all three of those losses coming by four points or less.

January 11, 2017
Men's Basketball Eases Past Wabash
Wittenberg led by as many as 36 points, as the red and white sent the Little Giants home 68-39 at the final horn.

January 7, 2017
Tigers Fall at Buzzer to Hiram 60-58
Wittenberg men's basketball led by 14 at the break on Saturday against the Terriers of Hiram. Cody Phillippi tallied 11 points in the first half to pace the Tigers, but the tune changed in the second half for the red and white.

January 4, 2017
Tigers Slip Past Yeomen in 65-62 NCAC Victory
Behind 18 Cody Phillippi points, the Tiger were able to fend off the Yeomen 65-62

January 2, 2017
Williams Named NCAC Player of the Week
The Springfield native has been the driving force behind the Tigers current four game winning streak.

December 30, 2016
Tigers Win Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic 55-49 Over Millikin
Jaelin Williams was named tournament MVP for the second straight season

December 29, 2016
Men's Basketball Blows Past Tornadoes 77-52
Wittenberg men’s basketball opened up Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Tournament play on Thursday with a commanding win against Geneva; 77-52.

December 28, 2016
Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic Set to Tip Thursday
The Wittenberg University men's and women's basketball teams welcome a field of five visiting teams for the 2016 Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic.

December 22, 2016
Tigers Dispatch Student Princes 77-72
In a game that saw 47 fouls, Wittenberg had nine players in the scoring column in a total team effort.

December 19, 2016
Tigers Hit Their Stride in Big Win Over Kenyon
The Tigers dominated in a true team-effort at Pam Evans Smith Arena, downing the Lords 76-53, improving to 6-3 and 3-2 overall.

December 19, 2016
Tigers Fall to Hiram 60-58 at the Buzzer
Wittenberg men’s basketball led by 14 at the break on Saturday against the Terriers of Hiram. Cody Phillippi tallied 11 points in the first half to pace the Tigers, but the tune changed in the second half for the red and white.

December 10, 2016
Tigers Take #25 Denison to Overtime Before Falling 72-68
With under a minute remaining in regulation, senior Jaelin Williams hit a clutch fade-away three pointer in the face of a Denison defender to tie the game up at 63-63, where things would stay heading into overtime.

December 7, 2016
Tigers Fall to DePauw 58-54 in Home Opener
Wittenberg has shot the ball extremely well in 2016, but Wittenberg was off the mark on Wednesday night, as the Tigers of DePauw only need 58 points to top the Tigers.

December 3, 2016
Tigers Open Up NCAC Play With 89-69 Drubbing of Allegheny
Wittenberg men’s basketball made a statement in their first NCAC game of 2016-17; dropping the Gators of Allegheny by 20 points on Saturday.

November 29, 2016
Wittenberg Outlasts Capital 63-60 in Back-and-Forth Affair
Down the stretch, Wittenberg led by as many as five, but the Crusaders would not go away, as the game saw 11 ties and 16 lead changes in all.

November 22, 2016
Wittenberg Fights Off Late Otterbein Surge in 56-49 Victory
Wittenberg men’s basketball kicked off the NCAC/OAC Challenge with a 56-49 victory over the Cardinals of Otterbein on Tuesday night. The Tigers dominated the first half of the game, but the Cardinals controlled the pace early on in the second half, making a game out of things at Branch Rickey Arena.

November 19, 2016
Tigers Earn First Win of 2016-17 with 23-point Win Over Gettysburg
In the consolation game of the Gettysburg College Tip-Off Tournament, the Tigers squared off against the host, Gettysburg, and blew out the home team by 23 points.

November 18, 2016
Men's Basketball Drops Last Second Thriller to Alvernia
The Tigers were dominant at time, but Alvernia was able to send a prayer through the bottom of the net with five seconds remaining to take a late lead, sending the Tigers to an 0-1 start.

November 9, 2016
Tigers Picked to Finish Fourth in NCAC Preseason Poll
Wittenberg was selected to finish fourth by the fellow league coaches in the first year of the Coach Croci era.

October 20, 2016
Brian Agler '80 Leads Los Angeles Sparks to 2016 WNBA Championship
Wittenberg Athletics Hall of Famer Brian Agler ‘80 won his second WNBA Championship as head coach on Thursday night, as his L.A. Sparks downed the Minnesota Lynx 77-76 in dramatic fashion.

August 25, 2016
Wittenberg Men's Basketball Announces First Annual Tiger Top 50 Camp
The Tigers will play host to high school student-athletes on September 18 from noon to 5:00PM.