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2011-12 Men's Basketball Releases

April 25, 2012
Men's Basketball Adds Four To The 2012-13 Roster
Head Coach Steve Dickerson and his coaching staff are proud to announce the commitment of four student-athletes who will be joining the men’s basketball program for the 2012-13 season.

April 18, 2012
Men's Basketball End Of Season Awards Announced
Presented by Head Coach Steve Dickerson, the Men's Basketball team has announced several awards honoring players from the 2011-12 season.

March 26, 2012
Iverson on Hand to Receive NAIA All-Star Honor
Roger Iverson may well have been the shortest player just about every time he took the court for the Pacific Lutheran College men's basketball team, but there were few that matched his stature when it came to playing the game.

March 8, 2012
Iverson Named to NAIA's 75th Anniversary Team
Roger Iverson, one of the greatest players in Pacific Lutheran men's basketball history, is one of 60 players to be named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 75th Anniversary All-Star Team on the eve of the organization's national tournament.

February 22, 2012
Conti and Schilling Earn NWC Recognition
Senior James Conti and junior Cameron Schilling have been honored by the Northwest Conference as the 2012 All-NWC basketball teams have been announced.

February 20, 2012
Lutes Miss Out On Playoffs, Look To 2012-13
Despite two convincing wins this past weekend at Olson Auditorium, the Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team was unable to secure a spot in the Northwest Conference postseason.

February 18, 2012
Another Superlative Game for Lutes, But No Playoffs
PARKLAND - For the second consecutive night, Pacific Lutheran buried a Northwest Conference men's basketball opponent with dazzling basketball. Unfortunately, there will be no further opportunities for the Lutes this year, as they came up just short of a conference tournament playoff berth.

February 17, 2012
Convincing Win Over Pacific Gives Lutes a Chance
PARKLAND - It all comes down to the final day of the season for the Pacific Lutheran men's basketball team.

February 13, 2012
PLU Still Pushing For NWC Postseason
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team enters the last week of the 2011-12 regular season fighting for the final spot in the Northwest Conference's postseason tournament.

February 12, 2012
Lutes Lose at L&C, But Playoff Hopes Still Alive
PORTLAND, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran lost a 63-53 Northwest Conference men's basketball game at Lewis & Clark on Saturday night, but a contest that ended minutes later in Salem kept PLU's hope of a postseason playoff berth alive heading into the final weekend of the season.

February 8, 2012
Lutes Set For Final Road Test Of 2011-12 Season
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team hits the road for the final time in the 2011-12 season as the Lutes head to Portland, Ore. Saturday night to take on the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers.

February 7, 2012
Loggers Rule the Paint in 66-52 Victory Over PLU
TACOMA - Pacific Lutheran saw its hopes for a Northwest Conference men's basketball postseason tournament berth take a serious hit on Tuesday night when it lost a 66-52 contest to the host Puget Sound Loggers in Memorial Fieldhouse.

February 6, 2012
Playoff Implications On The Line For PLU Men
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team travels to the other side of Tacoma Tuesday night to face off with the University of Puget Sound in a game with major Northwest Conference playoff implications.

February 4, 2012
Another Heartbreaker as Lutes Fall to Pirates
SPOKANE, Wash. – Pacific Lutheran pushed 10th-ranked Whitworth to the closing seconds but a final shot wouldn't go down and the Pirates survived, 82-80, in a Northwest Conference men's basketball game played Saturday night at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.

February 3, 2012
Whitman Rallies Down the Stretch to Top PLU
WALLA WALLA - Whitman rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 5:48 of the game Friday night to defeat Pacific Lutheran, 73-68, in a Northwest Conference men's basketball game played in Sherwood Center.

February 2, 2012
Lutes Will Think Pink at Puget Sound Next Tuesday
Pacific Lutheran has already hosted Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and Coaches Vs. Cancer events at home games this year, but the PLU women's and men's players, coaches and fans will continue their fight against cancer when PLU plays at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

January 31, 2012
PLU Heads East Looking To Continue Winning Ways
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team hits the road this weekend for two important games east of the mountains against Whitman College and Whitworth University.

January 28, 2012
Lutes Fend Off Challenge From Bearcats, Prevail 89-78
PARKLAND - On paper, Saturday night's Northwest Conference men's basketball contest in Olson Auditorium between second-place Pacific Lutheran and last-place - and winless - Willamette would figure to end in a blowout.

January 27, 2012
Defense Carries PLU to 68-53 Win Over Linfield
PARKLAND - Forcing 19 turnovers and keeping the taller Linfield Wildcats away from the offensive boards on Friday night, Pacific Lutheran rolled to a 68-53 Northwest Conference men's basketball victory in Olson Auditorium.

January 26, 2012
Lutes Host Two Crucial Conference Games
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team will play host to two struggling Northwest Conference foes when Linfield College and Willamette University visit Olson Auditorium this weekend.

January 22, 2012
Bruins' Buzzer Beater Burns Lutes, 53-52
NEWBERG, Ore. - Anthony Sanchez scored a rebound basket at the buzzer Sunday night to give the host George Fox Bruins a 53-52 win over Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference men's basketball game played in Wheeler Center.

January 21, 2012
Another Convincing Win for PLU Men's Basketball
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Start with 56 percent shooting, add a 34-19 rebounding advantage along with solid defense, and throw in a 15-0 run in the middle of the first half and you have the recipe for another Pacific Lutheran men's basketball victory.

January 20, 2012
Tonight's Games at George Fox Postponed Until Sunday
Pacific Lutheran has postponed its Friday night women's and men's basketball games against George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., to Sunday night because of snow- and ice-related issues in the Puget Sound area.

January 18, 2012
Lutes Head South For Important Road Tests
Following successive wins against Puget Sound and Leiws & Clark, the Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team will head south to take on George Fox University and Pacific (Ore.) University.

January 13, 2012
Lutes Alone in Second After Defeating Pioneers, 69-54
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran is all alone in second place in the Northwest Conference men's basketball standings after defeating the visiting Lewis & Clark Pioneers, 69-54, on Friday night in Olson Auditorium.

January 12, 2012
Men's Basketball Looks To Carry Momentum At Home
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team looks to build off a big win against the University of Puget Sound as the Lutes welcome Lewis and Clark College to Olson Auditorium.

January 10, 2012
PLU Never Trails in Beating Puget Sound, 80-62
PARKLAND - Cameron Schilling scored the first five points of the game and didn't let up for the rest of the 39 minutes that he was on the floor. As a result, Pacific Lutheran rolled past Puget Sound, 80-62, in a Northwest Conference men's basketball game played Tuesday night in Olson Auditorium.

January 9, 2012
Lutes Set For Mid-Week Clash With No. 18 Puget Sound
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team hosts the University of Puget Sound Loggers in Northwest Conference action Tuesday Night on the Lutes home floor.

January 7, 2012
Whitman Holds Off Pacific Lutheran in Men's Hoops
PARKLAND - Another gritty performance came up just short for Pacific Lutheran for the second straight night as visiting Whitman College held on for a 58-57 Northwest Conference men's basketball win Saturday night in Olson Auditorium.

January 6, 2012
Thrilling Game Goes to 11th-Ranked Whitworth in 2 OTs
PARKLAND - After Pacific Lutheran seemingly came back from the dead twice to send the game into two overtimes on Friday night, Whitworth finally outscored the Lutes 11-2 in the second extra period to take an exhausting 103-94 Northwest Conference men's basketball win over the Lutes in Olson Auditorium.

January 4, 2012
PLU Opens 2012 At Home Against The Whits
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team returns to the court this weekend with two Northwest Conference games against Whitworth University and Whitman College.

December 22, 2011
Lutes Make it Close but Wheaton Prevails
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Pacific Lutheran battled highly regard Wheaton (Ill.) on even terms for 40 minutes on Thursday afternoon, but the Thunder made a couple of big plays in the final seconds to hold on for a 70-65 victory in the final day of action at Trinity University's National Invitational Basketball Tournament.

December 21, 2011
Earnest A Shooting Star as Lutes Beat Redlands
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Drew Earnest drilled eight three-point field goals on the way to a game-high 28 points on Wednesday to lead Pacific Lutheran past Redlands, 74-62, at the National Invitational Basketball Tournament hosted by Trinity University.

December 20, 2011
Lutes Head To Texas For Trinity National Invitational
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team travels to San Antonio, Texas for two games at the Trinity National Invitational.

December 19, 2011
Saints Scorch the Nets to Beat Pacific Lutheran
LACEY - Saint Martin's shot 59 percent from the field while limiting Pacific Lutheran to 34 percent accuracy in taking a 69-52 victory in a non-conference men's basketball contest played Monday night in Marcus Pavilion.

December 16, 2011
Lutes Give Division I Eastern All It Can Handle
CHENEY - Steve Dickerson, sixth-year head coach of the Pacific Lutheran Lutes, loved his team's effort but rued the missed opportunity to pull a major upset. Jim Hayford, the first-year head coach of the Eastern Washington Eagles, surely didn't expect it to be this close.

December 12, 2011
PLU Hits The Road For Tough Test At Eastern
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team travels to Cheney, Wash. this week to take on NCAA Division I Eastern Washington University.

December 10, 2011
Defensive Battle Goes to Northwest on Late Basket
KIRKLAND - In a Saturday night non-conference men's basketball game that featured plenty of defense, Tyler Mendezona made a jumper with four seconds remaining to help Northwest University stay unbeaten with a 48-46 victory over visiting Pacific Lutheran.

December 6, 2011
Men's Basketball To Square Off With Northwest
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team is set to take on the Northwest University Eagles Saturday night in Kirkland, Wash.

December 3, 2011
Lutes Go Bombs Away, Improve to 2-0 in NWC Play
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran knocked down seven three-point shots in the first half on the way to a 15-point halftime lead, and it cruised from there in beating host Linfield, 76-68, in Saturday night Northwest Conference men's basketball action.

December 2, 2011
PLU Opens NWC With Thrilling Overtime Victory
SALEM, Ore. - James Conti hit the first of two free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining in overtime Friday night to give Pacific Lutheran an exciting 82-81 victory over the Willamette Bearcats in the Northwest Conference men's basketball opener for both teams at Cone Fieldhouse.

November 28, 2011
Men's Basketball Sets Sights On NWC Play
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team opens its Northwest Conference schedule this weekend with two games on the road.

November 26, 2011
Lutes Fall to Evergreen State in Overtime, 79-72
Marcus Buren scored only five points in the game, but those five points all came in overtime on Saturday afternoon and provided Evergreen State with the impetus as it defeated Pacific Lutheran, 79-72, in the PLU Thanksgiving Classic at Olson Auditorium.

November 25, 2011
PLU Thanksgiving Classic
Pacific Lutheran hosts Evergreen State, UW River Falls and Puget Sound in the PLU Thanksgiving Classic.

November 25, 2011
UW River Falls Balance Pays Off in 68-59 Win Over PLU
Wisconsin-River Falls used a balanced scoring attack and made several big plays down the stretch Friday night to garner a 68-59 men's basketball win over Pacific Lutheran at the PLU Thanksgiving Classic in Olson Auditorium.

November 21, 2011
Lutes Prepare To Host PLU Thanksgiving Classic
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team welcomes three programs to Parkland this weekend for the PLU Thanksgiving Classic.

November 19, 2011
Lutes Start 2-0 After 77-46 Win Over Portland Bible
Pacific Lutheran dominated the much shorter Portland Bible Wildcats on the boards in romping to a 77-46 men's basketball win at the UPS Tip-Off Classic at the University of Puget Sound's Memorial Fieldhouse.

November 18, 2011
PLU Opens Men's Basketball Season With 73-59 Win
Cameron Schilling scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Pacific Lutheran opened its 2011-12 men's basketball season with a 73-59 win over La Verne in the opening game of the UPS Tip-Off Classic at Memorial Fieldhouse.

November 16, 2011
Men's Basketball Looks To Build On Success From 2010-11
As the 2011-12 men's basketball season begins, the squad looks to build on its Northwest Conference playoff berth from a season ago.

November 16, 2011
Lutes Set To Open Regular Season
The Pacific Lutheran University men's basketball team opens its regular season schedule this weekend with two games at the Puget Sound Tip-off Classic.

November 13, 2011
Seattle U. Runs Past Lutes in Exhibition Basketball
SEATTLE - Seattle University shot 55 percent from the field and more than doubled Pacific Lutheran's rebound total in defeating the Lutes, 101-53, in a men's basketball exhibition game played Saturday night in Key Arena.

November 2, 2011
Lutes Picked Fifth in Preseason NWC Coaches Poll
One year after qualifying for the four-team Northwest Conference postseason tournament, Pacific Lutheran has been picked to finish fifth this season in voting by the conference head coaches.