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Raider Men Lose Season-Ending Thriller In OT

Raider Men Lose Season-Ending Thriller In OT

Time and time again this season the Southern Oregon men’s basketball team showed their resilience after halftime deficits, notching 9 comeback victories. This time though, the Raiders finally got a taste of their own medicine. In the Naismith Bracket of the NAIA National Tournament, the #4 seed Mount Mercy (Iowa) Mustangs took down the #5 Raiders […]

Raiders Fall in Playoff Showdown

Raiders Fall in Playoff Showdown

There were no late-game heroics this time around, as the Southern Oregon Men fell short of a bid to the CCC tournament final by way of a 97-80 loss dealt by the Warner Pacific College Knights (WPC). The Raider “Big Three” Ben DeSaulnier, Jordan West, and Joel Spear, were missing a key component. While DeSaulnier […]

Raiders Get Revenge with 71-68 Victory

Raiders Get Revenge with 71-68 Victory

Revenge was on the minds of the Southern Oregon men’s basketball team as they entered Wednesday’s CCC tournament quarterfinal matchup versus Corban, and revenge was served by way of a 71-68 victory. The win was a complete team effort, with 4 starters scoring in double-digits. It was the Raider “Big Three” who paved the way […]

Spear’s 25 Not Enough as Raiders Fall

Spear’s 25 Not Enough as Raiders Fall

EUGENE, OR.—The Southern Oregon men came into Eugene with one goal—to win a CCC title—and came away empty-handed, at least for the time being. The #12 Northwest Christian University Beacons snapped the #11 Raiders seven-game win streak by virtue of a 85-75 victory, paced by Omar Richards 23 points and 13 rebounds. The win gives […]

Raiders Back Atop CCC with NCU Showdown Looming

Raiders Back Atop CCC with NCU Showdown Looming

The Southern Oregon men’s basketball team is back atop the Cascade Conference standings for the first time in a month.  With Saturday’s 92-86 victory over Eastern Oregon and Sunday’s 76-72 over College of Idaho, the Raiders move into a first-place tie with Northwest Christian University with an SOU-NCU showdown on the radar for next Friday […]

OIT Win Keeps Raiders In Conference Title Hunt

OIT Win Keeps Raiders In Conference Title Hunt

There’s no place like home for the Southern Oregon men’s basketball team. Tuesday evening brought a packed crowd – and more importantly, a Raider win. On rivalry night vs Oregon Tech, two late free throws by Ben DeSaulnier secured the 88-84 victory for SOU, as the Raiders moved to 21-5 on the season and 14-2 […]

Raider Men Win 9th Straight At Home Behind DeSaulnier’s 22

Raider Men Win 9th Straight At Home Behind DeSaulnier’s 22

The Southern Oregon Men’s basketball team continued their run of dominance at home, defeating Walla Walla University 79-59 Saturday night. The win marks the ninth consecutive home victory for the Raiders, and their win streak now stands at five. Saturday’s game was the first of a four-game homestand.  SOU sits at 20-5 overall, and is […]

Raider Men Resilient in Consecutive Victories

Raider Men Resilient in Consecutive Victories

A pair of pivotal conference games saw the Southern Oregon men’s basketball team come out unscathed, with wins Saturday against Northwest University and Sunday versus Evergreen State College. The Raiders now sit at 16-6 overall, and 10-2 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC), which has the first place Northwest Christian Beacons looking over their shoulders. […]

Men’s Basketball Doubles Down On Weekend Wins

Men’s Basketball Doubles Down On Weekend Wins

The Southern Oregon men’s basketball team conquered crunch-time in the opening weekend of Cascade Conference play, defeating Corban University 86-84 on Saturday and Northwest Christian University 80-75 on Sunday. Following the weekend action, coach Brian McDermott echoed the importance of being in close games.  “It can only help you.  It’s a little maddening going through […]

New Leaders Stepping Up For Men’s Basketball

New Leaders Stepping Up For Men’s Basketball

The Southern Oregon University men’s basketball team had substantial shoes to fill entering the season.  Following last season’s run to the Elite 8 of the NAIA tournament, SOU lost NAIA All-American and all-time winningest players Eric Thompson and Tim Weber.  But, similar to the women’s team, the men were not left completely scathed with their veteran […]

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