Men's Basketball Headlines
January 18, 2018 Men's Basketball with Season-High 18 Treys in Convincing WIn over Luther The Buena Vista men's basketball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back on Wednesday night at home against Luther, and the team snapped its two-game losing skid with a convincing 87-69 victory over the Norse.
January 15, 2018 Cold Shooting Night Haunts BVU in 85-65 Loss at #21 Wartburg Buena Vista couldn't overcome a difficult shooting night from long range on Monday night at #21 Wartburg, and the Beavers suffer their second straight defeat as a result, 85-65.
January 13, 2018 Seven-Game Win Streak Snapped in Tough 82-80 Loss to Loras Buena Vista overcame a double-digit deficit early in the second half to take a 52-51 lead, but the Beavers were unable to pull away from visiting Loras, and the Duhawks prevailed in a tight game down the stretch with an 82-80 victory.
January 12, 2018 Loras Visits Storm Lake as Men's Basketball Shoots for Eighth Straight Win The Buena Vista men's basketball team returns home on Saturday afternoon as the Beavers will host last year's co-regular season champion, Loras College, in a key Iowa Conference match-up inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
January 11, 2018 Mens' Basketball Pulls Away Late for 96-87 Win over Spartans David Jeffries scored 21 points and Thomas Wisecup followed with 20, to help lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to its seventh straight win on Wednesday night with a 96-87 Iowa Conference road win at the University of Dubuque.
January 9, 2018 Men's Hoops Looks to Remain Perfect in IIAC as it Takes on Dubuque The Buena Vista men's basketball team has won a season-high six straight games and is a perfect 4-0 during Iowa Conference play, and the Beavers will look to keep both win streaks going when it travels to the University of Dubuque for a league match-up on Wednesday night.
January 8, 2018 Jeffries Earns Second IIAC Performer of the Week Accolade this Season Buena Vista senior guard David Jeffries has been named this week's Iowa Conference Men's Basketball Co-Performer of the Week. It's the second such honor for him this season.
January 6, 2018 Big Second Half Pushes Men's Basketball to 93-80 Win over Central The Buena Vista men's basketball team overcame a bit of a shaky start on Saturday afternoon but eventually settled in nicely over the final 20 minutes, as the Beavers cruised to a 93-80 home victory over visiting Central College.
January 5, 2018 Men's Basketball Goes after Sixth Straight Win on Saturday It's been nearly a month since the Buena Vista men's basketball team last lost a basketball game, and the Beavers hope to extend their current win streak to a season-long six straight when is hosts Central College on Saturday afternoon.
January 3, 2018 Men's Basketball Travels to Preseason Favorite Neb. Wesleyan for IIAC Showdown The Buena Vista men's basketball team is one of three remaining unbeaten teams in Iowa Conference play this season, and one of those other two is its opponent tonight when it travels to Nebraska Wesleyan for an Iowa Conference showdown inside of Snyder Arena.
January 3, 2018 Men's Basketball Hands Neb. Wesleyan its First Loss of the Year Timothy Jeffries scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds while brother David Jeffries turned in 18 points and five assists, to help lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a huge Iowa Conference road victory over Nebraska Wesleyan on Wednesday night, 91-75.
December 29, 2017 Big Second Half Pushes Men's Hoops to 88-63 Win at Caltech Buena Vista got off to a somewhat slow start before rallying late in the first half to take a 34-31 halftime lead, but the second half was nearly all BVU which put up 54 points en route to an 88-63 non-conference victory on Friday night.
December 28, 2017 Men's Basketball Improves to 8-2 with Win against La Verne David Jeffries scored a team-high 15 points and dished out eight assists while Timothy Jeffries added 12 points and five rebounds, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team notched its third straight win with a commanding 82-52 victory against the University of La Verne on Thursday afternoon out in San Dimas, Calif.
December 19, 2017 Beavers Pull Away Early in 98-65 Win at Concordia-Chicago Senior Thomas Wisecup matched his career-highs with 24 points and 11 rebounds while junior Brady Dicks turned in a new career-high 14 points off the bench, to help lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a commanding 98-65 non-conference road victory at Concordia University-Chicago on Tuesday night.
December 18, 2017 Beavers Post Comeback Win at Elmhurst 74-66 Sophomore Canyon Hopkins was 8-of-11 from the field en route to a career-high 17 points, as he helped Buena Vista overcome a slow start on Monday night to come back and win on the road at Elmhurst College, 74-66, to begin the holiday break.
December 15, 2017 Men's Basketball to Play a Pair of Games in Illinois The Buena Vista men's basketball team begins its holiday break with a pair of games this week in the state of Illinois. The first of those comes on Monday night at Elmhurst College.
December 9, 2017 UW-La Crosse Snaps Men's Basketball's Four Game Win Streak Senior Thomas Wisecup matched a career-high with 24 points while David Jeffries followed with 17, but it was UW-La Crosse overcoming a slow start to hold on and edge Buena Vista on Saturday night inside of Siebens Fieldhouse, 84-80.
December 8, 2017 UW-La Crosse Visits Siebens Fieldhouse Saturday for Battle of 5-1 Teams The Buena Vista men's basketball is looking to win its fifth straight game overall, but the Beavers face a tough test on Saturday when UW-La Crosse (5-1) comes into Siebens Fieldhouse for a 7:00 p.m. contest.
December 2, 2017 Men's Basketball Remains Perfect in IIAC with 94-84 Victory over Coe Thomas Wisecup scored a season-high 24 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists, David Jeffries followed with 15 points, as the Buena Vista men's basketball team used another solid shooting night to hold off Coe College, 94-84, inside of Siebens Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon.
December 1, 2017 Men's Hoops Looking for Fourth Straight Win as It Hosts Coe on Saturday The Buena Vista men's basketball team looks to extend its current overall win streak to four games on Saturday when it hosts Coe College in an Iowa Conference showdown inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 29, 2017 Beavers Win Thriller over the Storm to begin IIAC Play Senior Adam Juhl nailed a three-point shot with 12.4 seconds to play, and the Beaver defense came up big on the final possession of the game, as they held on for a thrilling 91-90 victory at Simpson College on Wedneday night to begin Iowa Conference play.
November 28, 2017 Men's Basketball Tips-off Iowa Conference Play Wednesday at Simpson Following an historic win on Saturday over Greenville University, the Buena Vista men's basketball team quickly shifts its focus to Wednesday night when it travels to Simpson College to tip-off its Iowa Conference schedule.
November 27, 2017 Van Haaften Captures 400th Career Victory in Record-Setting Fashion Buena Vista head men’s basketball coach Brian Van Haaften notched his 400th career victory on Saturday, November 25, when his team defeated visiting Greenville University, 142-128, inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 25, 2017 Beavers Break School Record for Points during 142-128 Victory over Greenville It was a monumental day inside of Siebens Fieldhouse as the Buena Vista men's basketball team scored a school record 142 points and head coach Brian Van Haaften notched his 400th career victory as the Beavers topped visiting Greenville University, 142-128.
November 22, 2017 Beavers Host Greenville on Saturday Points are sure to stuff the stat sheet on Saturday when the Buena Vista men's basketball team plays host to Greenville University inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 21, 2017 Men's Basketball Wins Defensive Battle against Gustavus Adolphus 59-41 Senior David Jeffries scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds while sophomore Matthew Goodman came off the bench and posted a career-high with 11 points and seven boards, as the Buena Vista men's basketball team won a defensive battle on Tuesday night , 59-41, at Gustavus Adolphus.
November 20, 2017 Men's Basketball Takes on Gustavus Adolphus Tuesday night The Buena Vista men's basketball won its season opener on the road in the state of Minnesota and now will head back up north Tuesday night to face Gustavus Adolphus in a JV/V doubleheader.
November 18, 2017 Beavers Drop Three-Point Shootout to UW-Stevens Point 93-72 In a contest where the two teams combined to make 34 three-point buckets, it was Buena Vista coming out on the short-end of the shootout on Saturday afternoon, as UW-Stevens Point drilled 22 of them to hand the Beavers their first loss of the year, 93-72, inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 17, 2017 Men's Basketball Looks to Start 2-0 as it Hosts UW-Stevens Point in Home Opener The Buena Vista men's basketball team returns home Saturday afternoon to play its regular season home opener against the Pointers of UW-Stevens Point inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 15, 2017 Men's Basketball Travels to Bethany Lutheran for Season Opener Coming off a 100-91 victory over Morningside College in an exhibition contest on Saturday, the Buena Vista men's basketball tips-off its 2017-18 campaign Wednesday night on the road at Bethany Lutheran in a 7:00 p.m. contest.
November 15, 2017 Men's Basketball Holds off Bethany Lutheran in Thrilling Finish Five players scored in double figures for Buena Vista on Wednesday night to help lead the Beavers to a season-opening 85-82 road victory at Bethany Lutheran, despite seeing the Vikings overcome a 19-point deficit to tie the game late.
November 11, 2017 Men's Basketball Defeats Morningside 100-91 in Exhibition Game The Buena Vista men's basketball team played its final tune-up before tipping-off its regular season next week by handing Morningside College its first loss of the season with a 100-91 victory on Saturday inside of Siebens Fieldhouse. The game was an exhibition contest for BVU.
November 10, 2017 Men's Basketball Eager to Open its 2017-18 Campaign The Buena Vista men's basketball team is eager to put the rough finish of last season in the rear view mirror as it prepares to open its 2017-18 campaign on November 15 at Bethany Lutheran College.
June 5, 2017 2017 BVU Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees Announced Four new members, as well as one team, will be enshrined into the Buena Vista University Athletic Hall of Fame this fall during halftime ceremonies of the BVU and Central College football game on Saturday, September 16, 2017 inside of J. Leslie Rollins Stadium.
May 18, 2017 Beaver Athletic Award Winners Announced during BVU All-Sports Banquet The annual BVU All-Sports Banquet was held on May 15, 2017, inside of the Dows Ballroom on the Buena Vista campus, with several major awards presented to student-athletes, teams and athletic staff members, for their efforts and achievements throughout the 2016-17 academic year.
March 13, 2017 Drey Lands Second Team All-Region Accolades by D3hoops.com Buena Vista senior forward Kennedy Drey continues to bring in the postseason accolades by being named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region Second Team on Monday.
March 9, 2017 Six BVU Student-Athletes Named to IIAC Winter All-Academic Team The Iowa Conference announced its 2016-17 winter-sport All-Academic Team on Thursday, and six Buena Vista student-athletes were listed among the 124-member team.
March 2, 2017 Beavers Land Multiple All-IIAC Accolades; Jeffries Named Defensvie Player of the Year The Iowa Conference announced its all-conference men's basketball teams on Thursday, and Buena Vista had a pair of selections along with an honorable mention honoree. Junior David Jeffries was also voted by the league coaches as the Defensive Player of the Year.
February 22, 2017 Men's Basketball Season Ends with Home Loss to Wartburg in IIAC Tournament The Buena Vista men's basketball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Iowa Conference Tournament, as Wartburg College hung on in the end for a 74-68 triumph inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
February 21, 2017 Men's Basketball Hosting Wartburg in IIAC Quarterfinals Tonight The Buena Vista men's basketball team looks to put the tough regular season ending behind itself, and now shift its focus on going after the team's eighth Iowa Conference Tournament title when it begins IIAC Tournament play tonight by hosting sixth-seed Wartburg College.
February 20, 2017 WHITE OUT Event Planned for Tuesday's BVU IIAC Tournament Basketball Games The Buena Vista basketball teams will each host a first round Iowa Conference Tournament game on Tuesday, February 21, and the night has been tabbed as a WHITE OUT Event. All fans attending either game are encouraged to wear white with the first 100 students through the gate receiving a FREE Beaver Nation t-shirt.
February 18, 2017 Beavers Close out Regular Season with 88-77 Road Loss at Wartburg Thomas Wisecup turned in 23 points and Kennedy Drey followed with 20 for Buena Vista on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn't enough as Wartburg College used a 20-9 run over the final 5:30 minutes to hand BVU an 88-78 loss to close out the regular season
February 17, 2017 Conference Title at Stake as BVU Men Close out Regular Season at Wartburg Although it would need help, the chance to claim at least a share of the Iowa Conference regular season title is still within reach for the Buena Vista men's basketball team as it wraps up the regular season on Saturday at Wartburg College.
February 15, 2017 Men's Basketball Looks to Keep IIAC Title Hopes Alive Despite losing consecutive heartbreaking home losses, the Buena Vista men's basketball still remains tied atop the Iowa Conference regular season standings with two games to play. The first of those is tonight when the Beavers travel to Central College for an 8:00pm tip-off.
February 15, 2017 Men's Hoops Sees Comeback Fall Short The Buena Vista men's basketball team tried to overcome its second 17-point, second-half deficit of the season on Wednesday night, but the Beavers came up just short in the end, falling on the road to Central College, 80-78, on Wednesday night.
February 11, 2017 Men's Basketball Stunned on Buzzer Beater by Kohawks Buena Vista led by as many as 20 late in the second half and looked to be in control, but visiting Coe College closed the game on a 31-10 run and hit a game-winning three-point shot as time expired for an 86-85 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse on Saturday evening.
February 4, 2017 Men's Basketball Drops Heartbreaking 71-70 Contest to Loras Buena Vista held a 51-41 lead with under 13:00 to play, but Loras College came all the way back and held off the Beavers inside of Siebens Fieldhouse on Saturday night, 71-70.
February 1, 2017 Men's Hoops Playing at Simpson in Pivotal Road Game Tonight The Buena Vista men's basketball team has won six of its last seven games and will look to keep its spot atop the Iowa Conference standings when it travels to Simpson College tonight for a pivotal 8:00pm tip-off in Indianola.
February 1, 2017 Men's Hoops Holds off Simpson for 10th IIAC Win of the year Connor Winkelman came off the bench and scored a career-high 19 points while David Jeffries and Thomas Wisecup each added 14, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team went on the road and completed the regular season sweep of Simpson College with a 70-60 victory.
January 31, 2017 Beavers Outlast Nebraska Wesleyan; Remain Atop IIAC Six players scored in double figures Monday night to help the Buena Vista men's basketball team bounce back from its first loss of 2017 with a hard fought 80-75 home victory over Nebraska Wesleyan.
January 31, 2017 Men's Basketball Highlights from Nebraska Wesleyan View highlights from Monday night's (January 30th) men's basketball 80-75 victory over visiting Nebraska Wesleyan. (Video by BVU senior Chris Habermann)
January 28, 2017 Men's Hoops has Six Game Win Streak Snapped at Dubuque The University of Dubuque outscored the Buena Vista men's basketball team by 21 points from long range on Saturday afternoon which helped lead the Spartans to an 85-72 victory over the Beavers, snapping the team' six-game win streak.
January 27, 2017 Beavers Seek Seventh Straight Win as they Travel to University of Dubuque The Buena Vista men's basketball team will put it's six-game win streak on the line Saturday afternoon when it travels to face the University of Dubuque in a 4:00pm contest inside of the Stoltz Sports Center.
January 25, 2017 Basketball Games with Neb. Wesleyan Postponed Due to the snowy weather conditions, tonight's Buena Vista vs. Nebraska Wesleyan basketball doubleheader has been postponed. The games will be rescheduled for Monday, January 30 at 6/8pm.
January 24, 2017 Men's Hoops Holds off Late Surge by Simpson to Win 100-89 Buena Vista saw its 23-point second half lead dwindle down to just four late in regulation, but were able to make enough free-throws and come up with enough defensive stops in the final two minutes en route to a 100-89 victory over visiting Simpson College on Wednesday night.
January 23, 2017 Drey Tabbed IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week Buena Vista senior forward Kennedy Drey was recognized on Monday for his play last week by being named the Iowa Conference Men's Basketball Performer of the Week.
January 21, 2017 Big Second Half Sends Buena Vista to Fifth Straight Win Senior Kennedy Drey capped off a stellar week with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds while David Jeffries added 12 points and six assists, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team used a big second half to break open a one-point halftime lead and cruise to a 75-55 victory over visiting Luther College (2-13, 0-8 IIAC) on Saturday afternoon.
January 19, 2017 Drey's Three Puts Finishing Touches on Comeback for the Ages Trailing by 14 points with five minutes to go, the Buena Vista men's basketball team came roaring back down the stretch with a trio of three-point makes within the final minute to finish off a comeback for the ages with a dramatic 62-61 victory at Coe College on Wednesday night.
January 18, 2017 Men's Hoops Travels to Coe Looking to Increase IIAC Lead The Buena Vista men's basketball team returns to action tonight on the road at Coe College (8-8, 4-3 IIAC) looking to remain atop the IIAC standings while extending its lead over the Kohawks and others in the standings.
January 16, 2017 Basketball Games with Simpson Postponed Due to poor weather and travel conditions, the Buena Vista and Simpson College basketball doubleheader scheduled for Monday, January 16 in Storm Lake, has been postponed.
January 15, 2017 Men's Basketball Takes Defensive Battle over the Norse 50-47 It was a defensive struggle for both teams on Saturday afternoon, but in the end it was the Beavers scoring the games final four points and hang on for a hard fought 50-47 road victory at Luther College (2-11, 0-6 IIAC).
January 12, 2017 Strong Second Half Sends Men's Hoops past Wartburg, 86-79 The Buena Vista men's basketball team has found itself alone atop the Iowa Conference standings after a strong second half effort helped lift it to an 86-79 home victory over Wartburg College on Wednesday night.
January 7, 2017 Men's Basketball Takes Down Central in Three-Point Shootout, 94-87 It was an entertaining game from start to finish with the two teams combining for 28 made three-point shots, but in the end it was Buena Vista holding off a late Dutch comeback bid to hand the preseason favorites a 94-87 loss inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
January 6, 2017 Men's Hoops to Host Preseason Favorite Dutch in Key IIAC Showdown The Buena Vista men's basketball team will return to Siebens Fieldhouse for the first time in nearly a month and at the same time return to Iowa Conference action by hosting preseason IIAC favorite Central College (8-4, 2-1 IIAC) on Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
December 31, 2016 Beavers Hang Tough with #2 Whitman but Fall 103-90 For the second straight day, the Buena Vista men's basketball team faced a top-10 team, and for the second straight day, the Beavers had their comeback bid fall just short in the end, as they lost 103-90 at #2 Whitman College on Saturday afternoon.
December 30, 2016 Men's Hoops has Upset Bid Fall just Short against #8 Whitworth Thomas Wisecup scored 17 points and Kennedy added 13, but it was eighth-ranked Whitworth hanging on in the end for a 90-80 victory against Buena Vista in a game played at Whitman College.
December 20, 2016 Seven Players Score in Double Figures during 115-108 Loss at Greenville Buena Vista trimmed a 26-point second half deficit all the way down to five with 2:00 to go, but the comeback bid against high-flying Greenville College on Tuesday afternoon came up just short, as the Panthers (9-2) held on for a 115-108 victory.
December 18, 2016 Men's Basketball Improves to 6-3 with Win at Beloit David Jeffries scored 18 points to lead three players in double figures for Buena Vista on Sunday afternoon, as the Beavers held off a scrappy Beloit College team , 68-66, for its second win in as many days.
December 17, 2016 Balanced Effort Sends Men's Basketball to 84-66 Win at Elmhurst Five players scored in double figures, including a double-double from Kennedy Drey, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team pulled away late for an 84-66 non-conference road win at Elmhurst on Saturday afternoon.
December 10, 2016 Beavers Edged in 63-60 Thriller by #10 UW-Eau Claire Three players scored in double figures for the Buena Vista men's basketball team on Saturday afternoon, but the Beavers' upset bid against #10 UW-Eau Claire came up just short as they fell, 63-60.
December 8, 2016 Drey's Career Night Propels BVU to OT Victory at Loras Senior Kennedy Drey turned in a career-high 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead four starters in double figures on Wednesday night, as the Buena Vista men's basketball team overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to force overtime and pick up a thrilling 92-90 road victory at Loras College (3-4, 1-2 IIAC).
December 3, 2016 Neb. Wesleyan Hangs on for 88-82 Victory over Buena Vista David Jeffries had another big game for Buena Vista on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn't quite enough this time around, as Nebraska Wesleyan hit their free-throws down the stretch to hang on for an 88-82 Iowa Conference victory.
December 1, 2016 Jeffries' Career Night helps Lift Men's Basketball to 91-79 Win over Dubuque in IIAC Opener David Jeffries turned in a career-high 34 points to lead four starters in double figures for Buena Vista on Wednesday night, and the Beavers held on in the end for a big 91-79 home victory over the University of Dubuque.
November 27, 2016 UW-Stout Hands Beaver Men First Loss of the Year In a game that saw seven lead changes and was tied twice, it was UW-Stout pulling away in the final minutes on Sunday afternoon inside of Siebens Fieldhouse to hand the Buena Vista its first loss of the season, 82-74.
November 20, 2016 Late Second Half Surge Lifts BVU over Augsburg to Improve to 2-0 Three starters scored in double figures for Buena Vista, and the Beavers overcame a tough first half shooting performance to put together a late second half surge to lift them to a thrilling 67-65 non-conference home victory over Augsburg College on Saturday night.
November 19, 2016 Men's Basketball Rolls Past Gustavus Adolphus in Season Opener Senior Kennedy Drey registered his 21st career double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds to help lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to an 80-61 victory over visiting Gustavus Adolphus in both team's season openers.
November 18, 2016 Men's Basketball to Tip-off Season With Home Games this Weekend The Buena Vista men's basketball team will tip-off its 2016-17 campaign with home games on both Friday and Saturday nights (Nov. 18-19) inside of Siebens Fieldhouse. The Beavers host Gustavus Adolphus on Friday before a Saturday night contest against Augsburg.
October 24, 2016 Men's Basketball Tabbed Seventh in Preseason IIAC Coaches Poll The Buena Vista men's basketball team has been picked to finish seventh according to the 2016-17 IIAC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason Poll which has been released.
October 13, 2016 Van Haaften Introduces his Incoming Freshman Class Buena Vista head men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften has announced his incoming freshman class for the 2016-17 season. Nine new faces join his squad which graduated five seniors after the 2015-16 campaign.
October 4, 2016 Beaver Athletics to Host Winter Sports Preview Event The Buena Vista Athletic Department has announced plans to host a preview night for its winter sports teams on Wednesday, October 26, at Lake Avenue Lounge in downtown Storm Lake.
August 3, 2016 Van Haaften, Players Reflect on Brazil Tour Buena Vista University head men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften, along with players Kennedy Drey and Nick Clark, returned back to the United States on July 28 following a week-long Brazil Tour as part of the US Division III All-Star Team.
July 11, 2016 Van Haaften to Coach USA All-Star Team on Brazil Tour Buena Vista University head men's basketball coach Brian Van Haaften has been selected to serve as head coach for a USA Division III All-Star team that will take its talents on a Brazil Tour from July 19-28.
March 14, 2016 Clark Named First Team All-West Region by D3hoops.com Senior point guard Nick Clark continues to earn high postseason accolades after he was voted First Team All-West Region by D3hoops.com on Monday.
March 2, 2016 Clark Named First Team All-IIAC; Drey Voted Second Team The Buena Vista men's basketball team landed a pair of All-Iowa Conference performers as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
February 25, 2016 Beavers Conclude Season with Loss in Semifinals to Wartburg Buena Vista cut a 28-point deficit down to 12, but the late rally was too-little-to-late for the Beavers, as they fall in the Iowa Conference Tournament semifinals to second-seed Wartburg on Thursday night, 92-77.
February 23, 2016 Beavers Roll Past Storm and into IIAC Tournament Semifinals Just last Wednesday, Buena Vista had a rough shooting night and was dealt a 17-point loss at Simpson, but the Beavers put that game behind them and went into Indianola on Tuesday night and rolled past the Storm, 87-58, to advance to the Iowa Conference Tournament semifinals.
February 20, 2016 Beavers Clinch Final Spot into IIAC Tournament with Convincing Win over Kohawks The Buena Vista men's basketball team put its recent long range shoot struggles aside on Saturday afternoon as the Beavers made 16-of-29 from downtown en route to a 100-84 road win at Coe in the regular season finale.
February 17, 2016 Cold Shooting Dooms Beaver Men in 74-57 Loss at Simpson Buena Vista was held to just 33 percent shooting from the field on Wednesday night at Simpson, as the Storm broke open the game late in the first half en route to a 74-57 victory over the Beavers in Indianola.
February 13, 2016 Duhawks Rally Late to Edge Men's Hoops, 73-71 Loras College scored 10 of the final 13 points, including three straight, and knocked off Buena Vista on Saturday afternoon, 73-71.
February 10, 2016 Big Week for Beaver Men begins with Road Game at Central The Buena Vista men's basketball sits one game out of the IIAC Tournament race with four games remaining, so the Beavers will look to get back on track and begin the stretch run strong with games against Central and Loras this week.
February 10, 2016 Men's Hoops Rolls to 94-75 Road Win at Central Buena Vista shot a sizzling 52.1 percent from the field and made eight three-point buckets en route to a pivotal 94-75 road victory at Central College on Wednesday night.
February 6, 2016 Beavers Dealt Tough 84-70 Home Loss by Luther Nick Clark scored 20 points, while Robby Burke and Thomas Wisecup added 12 and 11, respectively, but it was the strong three-point shooting of Luther that made a difference on Saturday night, as the Norse handed the Beavers an 84-70 home loss.
February 4, 2016 Three-Point Shooting Lifts Spartans over Beavers on Wednesday Junior Sean Morgan made 10-of-13 shots and finished with a career-high 24 points for Buena Vista, Kennedy Drey posted 10 points and 12 rebounds, but it was the University of Dubuque outscoring BVU by 30 points from behind the arc in the contest en route to a 95-83 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.
January 30, 2016 Rough Shooting Night Dooms Men's Basketball in Road Loss to Wartburg Kennedy Drey was the only player to score in double figures for Buena Vista finishing with 10 points, but it was Wartburg College taking advantage of a poor shooting night by the Beavers en route to an 88-60 Iowa Conference victory on Saturday afternoon.
January 27, 2016 Luther Holds off Buena Vista 79-74 on Wednesday Night Buena Vista got a game-high 21 points from senior Nick Clark, and led by as many as eight points early in the second half, but Luther hung around all night long and finished with the game's final five points en route to a 79-74 victory over the Beavers on Wednesday night.
January 26, 2016 Weischedel Hired as Strength & Conditioning Coach Buena Vista Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray has announced that Ryder Weischedel has been hired as the university’s new Strength and Conditioning coach. He officially began his duties on Monday, January 25.
January 26, 2016 Clark Named IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week For the second time this season and the fifth time in his career, Buena Vista senior Nick Clark has been named the Iowa Conference Men's Basketball Performer of the Week, for the period ending January 24.
January 23, 2016 Clark Beats OT Buzzer to Lift BVU to Thrilling Win over Dutch Senior Nick Clark hit a three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime on Saturday afternoon that lifted the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a thrilling 97-94 victory over visiting Central College.
January 21, 2016 Big Second Half sends Dubuque over Men's Basketball, 100-78 Buena Vista shot 58 percent and led 51-44 at halftime before the University of Dubuque outscored the Beavers by 29 over the final 20 minutes en route to a 100-78 victory on Wednesday night in Dubuque.
January 16, 2016 Beavers Rally to Force OT but Edged by Wartburg 83-80 The Buena Vista men's basketball team overcame a 14-point second half deficit on Saturday afternoon and forced overtime, but the rally came up short there, as Wartburg College hung on for an 83-80 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
January 14, 2016 Men's Basketball Wins 65-63 Thriller over Coe; Move into First Place Tie Kennedy Drey stole the inbounds pass under the Coe basket with 1.7 seconds, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team won a defensive shootout on Wednesday night over the Kohawks, 65-63, inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
January 9, 2016 Loras Holds off Men's Basketball 82-76 Junior Kennedy Drey turned in a team-leading 23 points and added 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the year as Thomas Wisecup and Nick Clark each added 10 points, but it was Loras College holding on in the end for an 82-76 Iowa Conference road victory on Saturday afternoon in Dubuque.
January 7, 2016 Quick Start Lifts Men's Basketball to Win in IIAC Opener Nick Clark nailed eight three-pointers en route to 35 points, Kennedy Drey added 22 points and eight rebounds, and the high-flying Buena Vista offense was in sink yet again en route to an 89-77 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse over visiting Simpson College to begin Iowa Conference play on Wednesday night.
December 30, 2015 Men's Hoops Edges Trinity (Texas) 78-75 in Tampa Shootout Sean Morgan and Bobby Ivey each scored 14 points to help pace four players in double figures for the Buena Vista men's basketball team, as the Beavers began the Tampa Shootout on Tuesday night by hanging on for a 78-75 victory over Trinity (Texas).
December 30, 2015 Beavers Drop Tampa Shootout Championship Game 81-79 Nick Clark erupted for 23 second-half points, including a late three-pointer, but it wasn't quite enough in the end as the Buena Vista men's basketball team was edged 81-79 by DePauw University in the championship game of the Tampa Shootout on Wednesday afternoon.
December 22, 2015 Clark Tabbed IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week For the second straight week, Buena Vista senior guard Nick Clark has been named the Iowa Conference's Men's Basketball Performer of the Week, for the period ending December 20.
December 22, 2015 Kennedy Drey Named to D3hoops.com Team of the Week Buena Vista junior Kennedy Drey has been named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week as announced on Tuesday, December 21.
December 19, 2015 Men's Hoops Drops 2OT Thriller at Home to #6 Elmhurst, 125-115 Senior Nick Clark scored a game-high 36 points, dished out a career-best 14 assists, and junior Kennedy Drey drilled a three-pointer at the end of the first overtime to send the game into extra frames, but the Buena Vista men's basketball team came up short in double overtime to sixth-ranked Elmhurst on Saturday afternoon, 125-115.
December 17, 2015 Men's Basketball Rolls over Bethany Lutheran 83-68 Buena Vist jumped out to a 21-9 lead early on and never looked back against Bethany Lutheran on Thursday night, as the Beavers picked up their fourth straight win with an 83-68 non-conference road victory.
December 12, 2015 Hot Shooting Lifts Beavers over Northwestern, 95-80 Junior Kennedy Drey scored a career-high 27 points while senior Nick Clark added 18 points and a career-best 11 assists, and the duo helped lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a 95-80 victory over visiting Northwestern College (IA) on Saturday afternoon.
December 9, 2015 Clark Tabbed IIAC Male Athlete of the Week Buena Vista senior guard Nick Clark has landed weekly honors by the Iowa Conference by being named the IIAC Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending December 6.
December 5, 2015 Men's Basketball Hits 14 Three's in Road Win over Blue Devils Thomas Wisecup turned in a career-high 17 points with Sean Morgan right behind with 16, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team pulled away in the second half en route to a 96-80 road victory on Saturday afternoon at UW-Stout.
December 4, 2015 Beavers Rally for Big Road Win at UW-Eau Claire Nick Clark turned in a game-high 32 points while dishing out eight assists and Kennedy Drey scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team down the stretch, as the Beavers post a 73-65 road win at UW-Eau Claire for their first win of the season.
November 30, 2015 Men's Basketball Picked Second in IIAC Preseason Coaches Poll Despite the loss of seven seniors and three starters from last year's Iowa Conference championship team, the Buena Vista men's basketball team is still receiving the respect of the Iowa Conference coaches by finishing second in the 2015-16 IIAC Coaches Poll.
November 29, 2015 Gustavus Adolphus Hands Men's Basketball 97-90 Setback on Sunday The Buena Vista men's basketball team couldn't hang onto an eight-point halftime lead on Sunday afternoon, as Gustavus Adolphus handed the Beavers a tough 97-90 setback in what was a make-up game that was previously scheduled for November 20.
November 25, 2015 Comeback Bid Falls just Short for Men's Hoops at Bethel Senior Nick Clark had a monster night with a career-high 36 points, while senior Bobby Ivey and junior Sean Morgan each followed with 11, but the Buena Vista men's basketball team came up on the short end of a tough 91-86 road loss at Bethel University on Tuesday night.
November 25, 2015 Men's Basketball Edged Late by Augsburg, 87-86 The Buena Vista men's basketball team played its second straight road game in as many nights on Wednesday, but the Beavers couldn't hold the lead late in a game that had nine second-half lead changes, and were dealt a tough 87-86 non-conference loss at Augsburg.
November 20, 2015 Men's Basketball Game at Gustavus Adolphus Postponed Due to poor traveling conditions currently taking place in Iowa, tonight's Buena Vista men's non-conference basketball game at Gustavus Adolphus College has been postponed. The team's will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
November 17, 2015 Ivey Earns First Career Performer of the Week Honor Buena Vista senior guard Bobby Ivey has captured the first weekly basketball honor of the season by the Iowa Conference, as he is named the IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week.
November 15, 2015 Men's Hoops Edged 109-104 in Season Opener by Prairie Wolves Buena Vista had eight players finish in double figures and shot an even 50 percent from the field in the contest, but it was visiting Nebraska Wesleyan who went on a 12-2 run over the final 1:24 to hand the Beavers a tough 109-104 loss in the season opener inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 2, 2015 Drey Named Pre-Season Honorable Mention All-America by D3hoops.com Buena Vista junior forward Kennedy Drey has been named to the D3hoops.com Preseason Honorable Mention All-America Team as announced on Monday.
October 5, 2015 Buena Vista Mourns the Loss of Former Student-Athlete Buena Vista University is saddened by the recent death of 2015 graduate, Brett Heitkamp, who passed away on Sunday, October 4. Brett received a bachelor’s degree in management with a concentration in sports management in May 2015, and was a three-time letter winner for the BVU men’s basketball team.
May 29, 2015 Buena Vista's Brett Heitkamp Invited to Prestigious iBall Pro Combine Brett Heitkamp has been given the opportunity to take his game to the next level as one of the premier players selected to participate in the prestigious iBall Pro Combine.
March 16, 2015 Drey Named First Team All-Region by D3hoops.com The 2014-15 D3hoops.com All-Region teams were announced Monday morning, and Buena Vista sophomore Kennedy Drey has landed a spot on the First Team.
March 4, 2015 Three Beavers Land All-IIAC Accolades, Van Haaften Tabbed Coach of the Year The 2015 All-Iowa Conference Men's Basketball Team was announced today with Buena Vista landing a trio of all-conference players as well as the IIAC Coach of the Year.
February 26, 2015 Men's Basketball Drops Overtime Heartbreaker to Wartburg Wartburg College hit a late three-pointer in regulation to force overtime, and then outscored the Buena Vista men's basketball team, 9-4, in the extra stanza, as the Beavers saw their 10-game home win streak snapped by the Knights, 93-88, on Thursday night in the semifinal round of the Iowa Conference Tournament.
February 24, 2015 Kennedy Drey Named to D3hoops.com Team of the Week Buena Vista sophomore forward Kennedy Drey has earned national recognition for his play in two games for BVU last week by landing a spot on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the period ending, February 22.
February 24, 2015 Men's Basketball Chasing its Eighth IIAC Tournament Title All-Time The Buena Vista men’s basketball team is set to host an Iowa Conference Tournament semifinal game inside of Siebens Fieldhouse on Thursday night at 7:00pm against the winner of tonight’s first round contest between #4 Central College and #5 Wartburg College.
February 21, 2015 Beavers Drop Heartbreaker to Coe in Season Finale The Buena Vista men's basketball built a 15-point first half lead on Saturday at Coe College, but the Kohawks slowly chipped away in the second half and got a late jumper to knock of the league champion Beavers in the regular season finale, 69-67.
February 18, 2015 Men's Basketball Looks to Secure IIAC Title Tonight at Dubuque The Buena Vista men's basketball team has put itself into great position to win its ninth regular season Iowa Conference title, and the Beavers can secure that crown tonight with a road win at the University of Dubuque.
February 18, 2015 Hot Shooting Sends Men's Basketball to IIAC Title on Wednesday Three players finished with at least 20 points, as the Buena Vista men's basketball team shot better than 50 percent from the field on Wednesday night en route to a commanding 94-80 road victory over the University of Dubuque. The win secured the program's 12th overall Iowa Conference title and the ninth under head coach Brian Van Haaften.
February 16, 2015 Drey Named IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week For the second time in three weeks, Buena Vista sophomore forward Kennedy Drey has been named the Iowa Conference Men's Basketball Performer of the Week. It's the third time BVU has been recognized on the year.
February 14, 2015 Men's Basketball Rolls to 10th Straight Home Win The Buena Vista men's basketball team broke things open in the second half against Simpson College on Saturday afternoon en route to a commanding 102-75 home triumph on Senior Day.
February 13, 2015 Men's Basketball to Host Simpson Tonight in Siebens Fieldhouse The Buena Vista men’s basketball team won their ninth straight home game Wednesday night against Wartburg College and held onto its one game lead for first place in the IIAC. The Beavers are set to host the last regular season home game tomorrow night against Simpson College in Siebens Fieldhouse.
February 12, 2015 Men's Basketball Completes Season Sweep of Wartburg The Buena Vista men's basketball team held off another valiant comeback attempt by Wartburg College on Wednesday night, as the Beavers completed the season sweep of the Knights with a 94-84 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
February 11, 2015 Men's Basketball Shooting for Ninth Straight Home Win Tonight The Buena Vista men’s basketball team saw its season-best seven-game win streak snapped on Saturday with a 66-64 loss at Luther College. Despite the loss, the Beavers clinched a conference tournament spot and stay atop the IIAC standings heading into tonight’s conference matchup with Wartburg College (13-8, 6-4 IIAC) at 8:00 p.m. inside Siebens Fieldhouse.
February 7, 2015 Men's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker at Luther, 66-64 The Buena Vista men's basketball team had its season-long seven-game win streak snapped on Saturday afternoon with a heartbreaking 66-64 road loss at Luther College.
February 5, 2015 Men's Basketball Pushes Win Streak to Seven with Win over Duhawks The Buena Vista men's basketball team used a key 20-3 run to start the second half and never looked back from there en route to a commanding 96-80 home victory over Loras College on Wednesday night.
February 2, 2015 Drey Named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week For the first time in his career, Buena Vista sophomore forward Kennedy Drey has been named the Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending February 1.
January 31, 2015 Beavers Roll Past Dutch on Alumni Day, 86-74 The Buena Vista men's basketball team ran its current win streak to six and its home win streak to seven by cruising to a convincing 86-74 victory over Central College inside of Siebens Fieldhouse on Saturday night on Alumni Day for the Beavers.
January 29, 2015 Men's Basketball Wins Thriller against the Norse, 76-75 Senior Cole Darrow drove to the rim and put in the go-ahead layup with 7.3 seconds left, and coming out of a timeout, the Buena Vista defense hung tough and forced a tough shot deep in the lane, as the Beavers ran their win streak to five with a 76-75 victory.
January 28, 2015 Men's Hoops going after Season-High Fifth Straight Win The Buena Vista men's basketball will close out the first half of the Iowa Conference schedule tonight looking to win its fifth straight game and remain atop the IIAC standings when it hosts Luther College at 8:00pm inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
January 24, 2015 Men's Basketball Holds off Late Comeback by the Knights The Buena Vista men's basketball team led by 18 points with just less than two minutes to go before seeing Wartburg cut it down to three in the closing seconds, but the Beavers were able to sink enough free-throws down the stretch to hold off the Knights, 82-76, inside of Levick Arena.
January 23, 2015 Buena Vista Men Look for Second Four-Game Win Streak of the Year The Buena Vista men's basketball team will take a three-game win streak, including a thrilling 69-67 road victory over Central College on Wednesday night, into Saturday night's road contest at Wartburg College (10-6, 3-2 IIAC). Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00pm inside of Levick Arena.
January 21, 2015 Men's Basketball Hangs on for a 69-67 Victory over the Dutch The Buena Vista men's basketball team saw a 15-point second half lead dwindle all the way down to just one late in regulation, but some clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch helped the Beavers come out with a big 69-67 road victory at Central College on Wednesday night.
January 21, 2015 Men's Basketball set for Road Test against Defending IIAC Champions After back-to-back home wins, the Buena Vista men’s basketball team will hit the road for two games this week beginning with a trip to Pella, Wednesday night, where the Beavers will take on the Central College Dutch (9-6, 2-2 IIAC) in a match-up between the conference’s top scoring teams. Tip-off inside P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium is set for 8:00 pm.
January 17, 2015 Beaver Men Look to Extend Home Win Streak to Five on Saturday against Spartans The Buena Vista men’s basketball team will look to build off Wednesday’s 69-60 hard-fought victory over the Coe College Kohawks as they face the Spartans from the University of Dubuque (12-2, 2-1 IIAC) in another clash between teams tied atop the conference standings. Tip-off is set for 4 pm inside of Siebens Fieldhouse in Storm Lake.
January 17, 2015 Beavers Hang on For Hard Fought Win against Dubuque The Buena Vista men's basketball team overcame a 14-point first half deficit on Saturday against the University of Dubuque and won a tough and physical game against the University of Dubuque, 85-78.
January 15, 2015 Beavers Hang on for Thrilling 69-60 Win over Coe on Wednesday Night The Buena Vista men's basketball team bounced back in a big way on Wednesday night by handing visiting Coe College its first Iowa Conference loss of the year, pulling away late for a 69-60 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
January 13, 2015 Beaver Men to Host Coe for First Home League Game of the Year The Buena Vista men’s basketball team looks to get back on the winning track tonight as it returns to Storm Lake for its first home game in nearly a month when it takes on the Kohawks from Coe College (8-5, 2-0) inside of Siebens Fieldhouse, Wednesday, January 14, at 8:00pm.
January 10, 2015 Men's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker at Simpson Buena Vista held a three-point lead with just over a minute to play, but it was Simpson College scoring the game's final six points, including the go-ahead basket with under four seconds to play, as the Storm handed the Beavers their first Iowa Conference setback of the season, 65-62.
January 9, 2015 Beavers Look to Remain Perfect in IIAC as they Travel to Simpson As Buena Vista added to its win streak with a solid conference-opener victory at Loras College, the Beavers (8-4, 1-0 IIAC) will be on the road again, Saturday as they travel to Indianola to take on the Simpson College Storm (5-7, 0-1 IIAC). Tip-off inside Cowles Fieldhouse is set for 4pm.
January 7, 2015 Beavers Top Duhawks to Begin IIAC Play Senior Cole Darrow scored 20 points, while sophomore Kennedy Drey followed with 19 points and nine rebounds, as the Buena Vista men's basketball team got is Iowa Conference schedule off to a solid start with a 78-70 road victory at Loras College on Wednesday night.
January 7, 2015 League Favorites to Open IIAC Play Tonight at Loras The Buena Vista men’s basketball team tips-off Iowa Conference action Wednesday night, as the Beavers (7-4) travel across the state to take on the Loras College Duhawks (5-6). Tip is set for 8:00pm at the Athletic and Wellness Center in Dubuque.
January 5, 2015 Clark Lands Male Athlete of the Week Accolades Buena Vista junior guard Nick Clark has been named the Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
December 30, 2014 Beavers Roll to Albright Tournament Championship with 100-78 Victory over Hartwick Despite playing a triple overtime thriller on Monday night, the Buena Vista men's basketball team showed little signs of fatigue on Tuesday afternoon as the Beavers broke the game open in the second half and cruised to a 100-78 victory over Hartwick College to claim the title at the Albright Holiday Tournament Championship in Reading, Pa.
December 29, 2014 Beavers Win Triple Overtime Thriller against Delaware Valley The Buena Vista men's basketball team got the Albright College Holiday Tournament off to a thrilling start on Monday afternoon with six players scoring in double figures en route to a 114-107 triple overtime thriller against Delaware Valley.
December 18, 2014 Beavers Cruise to 99-68 Win over Vikings The Buena Vista men's basketball raced out to a quick 10-0 lead and never looked back on Thursday night, en route to a commanding 99-68 home victory over visiting Bethany Lutheran College.
December 6, 2014 Morningside Hands Men's Basketball a 101-77 Loss The Buena Vista men's basketball team went back on the road Saturday evening and ran into a hot-shooting Morningside College team that shot better than 55 percent from the field, and the Mustangs went on to top the Beavers, 101-77.
December 2, 2014 Men's Basketball Rolls to 25-Point Road Win at Martin Luther The Buena Vista men's basketball team shot over 52 percent from the field and had five players score in double figures on Tuesday night, as the Beavers went on the road and picked up a convincing 90-65 victory over Martin Luther College.
November 29, 2014 Men's Basketball Dealt 70-55 Road Loss at UW-Platteville Kennedy Drey had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Cole Darrow also added 12 points and five boards to help lead Buena Vista, but it was UW-Platteville using a late second half surge to break the game open en route to a 70-55 victory on Saturday night at Bo Ryan Court.
November 25, 2014 Men's Basketball Dials up From Downtown in Win over Royals The Buena Vista men's basketball team used a 14-of-22 effort from three-point land on Tuesday night as the Beavers blew open a three-point halftime lead to defeat visiting Bethel University, 94-74.
November 22, 2014 Big Second Half Sends Men's Basketball to Win over Rockford After trailing by three points at halftime, the Buena Vista men's basketball team outscored Rockford, 49-39, in the second half and hung on in the end of a 90-83 victory to claim third place at the Illinois College Tournament.
November 21, 2014 Fourth-Ranked Ill. Wesleyan Needs Late Surge to Top Beavers The Buena Vista men's basketball team stayed right with fourth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan for the first 30 minutes, but the Titans went on to outscore BVU 25-10 over the final 8:17 en route to a 76-63 victory to open the Bill Merris Illinois College Tournament on Friday night.
November 21, 2014 Former Men's Basketball Coach Jeff Spielman Passes Away Former Buena Vista head men’s basketball coach, Jeff Spielman, passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, November 19, at the age of 61 following a single-car accident in Minnesota caused by an apparent heart attack. Spielman guided the Beavers from the start of the 1983-84 season until the end of the 1992-1993 campaign.
November 17, 2014 Buena Vista Tabbed as IIAC Coaches Favorite to Win League Title The Buena Vista men's basketball team received five of the seven possible first place votes and totaled 53 points, to edge the University of Dubuque as the coaches favorite to win the 2014-15 Iowa Conference regular season title.
November 16, 2014 Darrow's Buzzer Beater Sends Beavers past Gusties, 76-73 Senior Cole Darrow banked in a three-pointer at the top of the key as time expired on Sunday afternoon and sent the Beaver faithful into a frenzy, as the Buena Vista men's basketball team evened its record with a thrilling 76-73 home victory over visiting Gustavus Adolphus.
November 15, 2014 Late Surge Lifts Auggies past Men's Basketball in Season Opener In a game that was back-and-forth from the opening tip, it was Augsburg using a key 9-0 late in the second half that helped the Auggies take the lead and hang on for a 74-71 victory over the Buena Vista men's basketball team on Saturday night inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 13, 2014 Veteran and Experienced Group to Lead Men's Basketball in 2014-15 The Buena Vista men’s basketball team has had just eight seniors combined over the last two seasons, so with seven seniors alone on this year’s squad, the Beavers have their sites set high heading into the 2014-15 campaign which tips-off this Saturday night inside of Siebens Fieldhouse against Augsburg College.
June 5, 2014 Paul Loos to Join Van Haaften's Coaching Staff Buena Vista head men’s basketball coach Brian Van Haaften has announced that former Newell-Fonda boys basketball coach Paul Loos will be joining his staff beginning this fall.
March 5, 2014 Wuebker Named IIAC Defensive Player of the Year; Darrow Named First Team All-IIAC The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its 2013-14 major basketball awards on Wednesday, and Buena Vista landed a pair of all-conference performers, including the league's Defensive Player of the Year.
February 28, 2014 Men's Basketball Drops Hard Fought Game at Top-Seed Central, 86-84 Sophomore Nick Clark matched a career-high with seven three-point shots and finished with 27 points, while Kennedy Drey turned in 10 points and hauled in five rebounds, but it was Central College building a late 10-point lead before hanging on to top the Buena Vista men's basketball team on Thursday night, 86-84, in an Iowa Conference Tournament semifinal match-up.
February 25, 2014 Men's Basketball Wins Thriller over Wartburg to Advance to Semifinals The Buena Vista men's basketball team got its quest for its eighth Iowa Conference Tournament championship off to a strong start on Tuesday night by picking up a thrilling 85-82 home victory over Wartburg College.
February 22, 2014 Men's Basketball Closes Regular Season with 99-71 win over Storm The Buena Vista men's basketball team will enter next weekend's Iowa Conference Tournament with consecutive wins under its belt after picking up a strong 99-71 home victory over Simpson College on Saturday afternoon.
February 20, 2014 Men's Basketball Wins 77-75 Thriller at Home over Dubuque The Buena Vista men's basketball team built an 11-point lead with under four minutes to go before surviving a late surge by the University of Dubuque on Wednesday night inside of Siebens Fieldhouse, 77-75.
February 15, 2014 Men's Basketball Drops Shootout at Loras on Saturday In a game that featured 17 ties and 21 lead changes, it was Loras College drilling a big three-point bucket with less than a minute to play that helped lift the Duhawks past the Buena Vista men's basketball team on Saturday afternoon, 106-100.
February 12, 2014 Comeback Bid Falls Short for Beavers at Central on Wednesday Trailing by 20 points at halftime, the Buena Vista men's basketball team came all the way back to take the lead in the second half, but Central was able to pull away late for a 92-78 victory over the Beavers in Pella on Wednesday night.
February 9, 2014 Men's Hoops Dealt 95-85 Loss by Luther on Saturday Luther College hit 15 three-point shots in the contest and went 24-of-29 at the free-throw line as the Norse went on to defeat the Buena Vista men's basketball team on Saturday night, 95-85.
February 6, 2014 Beavers Hold off Kohawk Rally to Win 80-74 The Buena Vista men's basketball team built a 16-point lead midway through the second half before Coe pulled as close as two with 34 seconds left, but the Beavers made four straight free-throws to hang on and top the Kohawks, 80-74.
February 1, 2014 Coach VH Records 350th Career Win on Saturday with 79-62 Rout of Wartburg The Buena Vista men's basketball team completed the season sweep of Wartburg College on Saturday afternoon and also gave head coach Brian VanHaaften is 350th career win in the process with a 79-62 triumph in Waverly.
January 30, 2014 Late Scoring Drought Dooms Men's Basketball in Loss to Norse Buena Vista took a 71-70 lead with just under four minutes to play, but that proved to be the last points the Beavers would score en route to a tough 78-71 road loss at Luther College on Wednesday night to wrap up the first half of the Iowa Conference schedule.
January 25, 2014 Men's Basketball Drops Tough 76-72 Home Contest to Dutch on Saturday Central College went 8-of-13 from downtown in the second half to help overcome an early eight-point second half deficit and hang on in the end for a 76-72 Iowa Conference victory against Buena Vista on Saturday evening.
January 23, 2014 Clark Catches Fire and Helps Send Beavers Past Wartburg, 79-67 Sophomore Nick Clark had arguably one of his best games in a Beaver uniform on Wednesday night, connecting on 7-of-13 from downtown and finishing with a career-high 29 points, to help lift the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a 79-67 Iowa Conference victory over Wartburg College.
January 18, 2014 Spartans with Late Bucket to Top Beavers 65-63 In a match-up of the last of the unbeaten teams in conference play, it was the University of Dubuque getting a late bucket and a free-throw which proved to be the difference in the end of a 65-63 contest on Saturday afternoon.
January 15, 2014 Strong Finish Sends Men's Basketball Past Simpson, 86-75 The Buena Vista men's basketball team closed the game on a 19-9 run against Simpson College on Wednesday night and held off the Storm, 86-75, to earn their third straight win to begin Iowa Conference play.
January 14, 2014 Men's Basketball Looks to Remain Perfect in IIAC Play The Buena Vista men’s basketball team is off to a solid 2-0 start in Iowa Conference play, and the Beavers look to keep that league record unblemished with a pair of tough road games coming up this week, beginning on Wednesday night at Simpson College (2-11, 0-2 IIAC).
January 11, 2014 Beavers Pull Away Late to Stay Perfect in IIAC Play with Win over Loras Cole Darrow turned in a game-high 18 points with Nick Clark right behind with 14, as Buena Vista used a critical 16-0 run midway through the second half to take control and finish with a 77-64 victory over visiting Loras College on Saturday afternoon.
January 9, 2014 Men's Basketball Wins IIAC Opener at Coe College 69-61 Brett Heitkamp turned in his first double-double of the year with 11 points and 10 rebounds, as Cole Darrow and Alex Savage also added 11 points each, and the trio helped lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a thrilling 69-61 road win at Coe College in the Iowa Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday night.
January 7, 2014 Beavers to Begin IIAC Title Defense on Wednesday against Kohawks The Buena Vista men's basketball team will begin its defense of the Iowa Conference regular season title when it takes the floor on Wednesday night at Coe College for the 2014 IIAC opener.
January 4, 2014 Men's Basketball Fall in Heartbreaking Fashion, 86-84, at Northwestern (IA) The Buena Vista men's basketball team built a 23-point first half lead at Northwestern College on Saturday afternoon, but the Red Raiders cut the deficit to eight at the half before capping the comeback with 10 seconds left to edge the Beavers, 86-84.
December 30, 2013 Clark's Late Three Helps Lift Beavers Past Alma (Mich.) 87-84 Moments after Alma had tied it with one of its 11 three-point buckets in the contest, Buena Vista sophomore Nick Clark had an answer of his own, knocking down the game-winning three-point bucket from the top of the key with only 1.6 seconds left to help send the Beavers past the Scots, 87-84, on Monday evening in the consolation game of the Nicolet National Bank Holiday Tournament, hosted by St. Norbert College.
December 29, 2013 Beavers Fall to Viterbo on Sunday, 77-67 Nick Clark turned in 18 points with Cole Darrow adding 16 points and six rebounds, but the Buena Vista men's basketball team fell 77-67 on Sunday evening to Viterbo University in the opening game of the Nicolet National Bank Holiday Tournament, hosted by St. Nortbert College.
December 14, 2013 Men's Basketball Falls 95-68 at UW-Superior The Buena Vista men's basketball team couldn't overcome a tough shooting performance on the road on Saturday night, as UW-Superior broke open the game in the second half en route to a 95-68 victory over the Beavers.
December 7, 2013 Men's Basketball Wins Fourth Straight after Getting Past the Eagles 76-65 In a game that was tight from start to finish, the Buena Vista men's basketball team was able to pull away late in the second half en route to a 76-65 victory over visiting Northwestern-St. Paul and pick up its fourth straight win overall.
December 4, 2013 Men's Basketball Starts Fast in Convincing Win over Martin Luther Junior Greg Sibenaller turned in a career-high 22 points, while Nick Wuebker added 15 points and 11 rebounds, to help lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a commanding 108-55 non-conference home win over Martin Luther on Tuesday night.
December 3, 2013 Clark Named the Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week Buena Vista sophomore point guard Nick Clark has been named the Iowa Conference’s Male Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office late Monday evening.
November 30, 2013 Men's Basketball Catches Fire from Downtown in Win over #20 UW-Platteville The Buena Vista men's basketball team made its first 11 three-point shots on Saturday afternoon, and the stellar shooting throughout helped the Beavers knock of #20 UW-Platteville, 98-80, in its home opener inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
November 24, 2013 Men's Basketball Takes Third at UW-Oshkosh Tournament with 100-62 Win over Finlandia A total of 12 players scored and 11 played at least 10 minutes for the Buena Vista men's basketball team on Sunday afternoon, as the Beavers captured a third-place finish at the Hilton Garden Inn Tournament, hosted by UW-Oshkosh, with a commanding 100-62 victory over Finlandia.
November 24, 2013 Men's Basketball Edged 100-94 by Clarke University The Buena Vista men's basketball saw a 16-point halftime lead fade away early in the second half on Saturday night, and the Beavers were then edged late by Clarke University, 100-94, during the opening game of the UW-Oshkosh Tournament.
November 16, 2013 Men's Basketball Falls 82-69 at Gustavus Adolphus Four players were in double figures for Buena Vista on Saturday night at Gustavus Adolphus, led by junior Cole Darrow's 16 points, but the Beavers came up on the short-end of an 82-69 contest with the Gusties.
November 15, 2013 Beaver Men to Tip-off Season Tonight at Augsburg The 2013-14 campaign is about to tip-off for the Buena Vista men's basketball team, as the Beavers will take the court tonight on the road at Augsburg College in a 7:30pm tip-off.
November 15, 2013 Men's Basketball Picked Second in IIAC Preseason Coaches Poll The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its 2013-14 Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll this morning, which has Buena Vista picked to finish second just behind the University of Dubuque.
November 15, 2013 Men's Basketball Drops Overtime Thriller to Tip-off Season Junior Cole Darrow turned in a game and career-high 34 points, including four three-point buckets, but the Buena Vista men's basketball team saw a late eight-point lead evaporate in regulation before falling at Augsburg College in overtime, 97-95, to open the 2013-14 season on Friday night.
October 31, 2013 Men's Basketball Going after Repeat IIAC Title in 2013-14 A roster full of young, talented and also experienced players make up the corps of this year’s Buena Vista men’s basketball team which is gearing up to defend the program’s eighth Iowa Conference Championship under head coach Brian Van Haaften.
March 27, 2013 Eight Beavers Named to Winter Academic All-IIAC Team The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced late Monday its Winter All-Academic Team, and Buena Vista was represented with eight individuals being recognized.
March 18, 2013 Nordquist Tabbed Second Team All-District by NABC The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today its 2013 All-District Men's Basketball Teams, which recognize the best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division and are selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III. Senior Wes Nordquist was named to the Second Team, marking the second straight time he earned such recognition.
March 13, 2013 Nordquist Voted Second Team All-West Region The 2013 D3hoops.com All-Region Basketball Teams were released on Wednesday morning and Buena Vista senior Wes Nordquist (Adel, Iowa/ADM) was voted to the All-West Region Second Team.
March 11, 2013 Nordquist Among Eight Finalists in Fan Vote for All-Star Game Buena Vista senior men's basketball player Wes Nordquist is among the eight finalists in the online fan voting for the 2013 Reese's DIII All-Star Game. The individuals who finish first and second in the voting will be elected to compete in the event, held on March 23 prior to the semifinal games of the NCAA DIII Men's Basketball Championships in Salem, Va.
March 4, 2013 Nordquist Named Finalist for Jostens Trophy Senior Wes Nordquist (Adel, Iowa/ADM) was named one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy by members of the Salem Rotary Club of Salem, Va. The trophy is presented annually to an outstanding male and female basketball player in Division III who excels not only on the court, but in the classroom and in the community.
February 27, 2013 Nordquist and Darrow Earn All-IIAC Accolades; Ticknor Named Honorable Mention Following a season in which they helped lead the Buena Vista men's basketball team to its first Iowa Conference regular season title since the 2008-09 season, senior Wes Nordquist (Adel, Iowa/ADM) and sophomore Cole Darrow (Glenwood, Iowa/Glenwood) have each been selected to this year's All-Iowa Conference Men's Basketball Team. Nordquist lands a spot on the First Team with Darrow on Second Team. Senior Troy Ticknor (Adel, Iowa/ADM) was named an Honorable Mention selection.