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January 25, 2015
Last second three-point play by Pomona-Pitzer stuns CMS
The latest installment of the men’s basketball Sixth Street Rivalry proved to be yet another Instant Classic. Unfortunately for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps fans, this time Pomona-Pitzer pulled out the last second win, 58-57, on a three-point play with 5.4 seconds left by Kyle McAndrews.

January 21, 2015
CMS holds off Cal Lutheran to take sole possession of second place.
Stags get key win despite strong second half by the Kingsmen. Stags now in sole possession of second place.

January 17, 2015
Stags capture fourth SCIAC win in 66-39 crush of La Verne
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team showcased its tight defense in the 66-39 win against SCIAC opponent, La Verne. The Stags limited the Leopards to just 14 baskets on the night and 31% shooting.

January 14, 2015
Highlights: Men's Basketball 90, Whittier 57 (1/13/15)
In case you couldn't make it out to the Rains Center to watch the CMS men's basketball team's win over Whittier on Jan. 13, you can watch the key highlights here.

January 13, 2015
Stags cruise to 90-57 win over Poets
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team put up 52 points in the first half and cruised to a 90-57 victory over Whittier College.

January 10, 2015
Veteran Chapman team hands CMS its first SCIAC loss
In a game that featured two of the top teams in the conference, Chapman defeated the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team 73-68 in Orange on Jan. 10, handing CMS its first conference loss of the season.

January 8, 2015
Stags triumphant on the road against Caltech
The CMS men's basketball team defeated Caltech 58-33 on Jan. 8 at Caltech.

January 3, 2015
Stags triumphant in first SCIAC contest; beat Redlands 68-44
In the first contest of Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) competition, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team was victorious over Redlands, 68-44. Notorious for their stingy defense, this is the third game on the season in which CMS held their opponent to under 50 points.

December 31, 2014
Stags fall to Pointers in battle of top-25 teams
#20 UW-Stevens Point beat #23 CMS 71-65 on Wednesday afternoon.

December 21, 2014
Stags close out first semester with win over Warriors
CMS finished off their first semester schedule with a 79-64 home win over Westmont College on Saturday night.

December 18, 2014
Highlights: Gaffaney sets CMS men's basketball record in win over WCBU
Watch highlights from Tyler Gaffaney's 35-point game. Gaffaney went a perfect 7-7 from the 3-point line which was a CMS record. Video by Tim Amyx with a little music from Hoosiers in the background.

December 16, 2014
CMS and SCIAC Athlete of the Week: Tyler Gaffaney - Men's Basketball (12/8-12/14)
In a 80-57 win against West Coast Baptist College, Gaffaney put up 35 points including going 7-for-7 from behind the arc.

December 9, 2014
Stingy CMS 'D' currently ranks at top of D-III; Stags break into D3hoops.com Top-25
Through the first month of the season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team’s defense has been the stingiest at the NCAA Division III level, allowing just 50.8 points per game through six games.

December 1, 2014
CMS Athlete of the Week: Tyler Gaffaney – Men’s Basketball (11/24 - 11/30)
In a pair of wins by CMS as part of the annual David Wells Classic, Gaffaney averaged 21.5 points, six rebounds and 3.5 steals. He connected on 13-of-23 shooting from the field, 4-of-7 shooting from the three-point line and 13-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line.

November 29, 2014
Second half boost for Stags’ win vs. Grove City
The Claremont-Mudd- Scripps men’s basketball team capped off their 2014 David Wells Classic with a second win, this time beating Grove City 71-55. After a tight first half, the Stags pulled away in the second half, putting up 43 points, to secure the win.

November 28, 2014
Defense for CMS locks down Lewis & Clark in 55-34 win
A two point halftime advantage turned into a double-digit win for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team, as CMS pulled away in the second half behind its lock-down defense for a 55-34 win over Lewis & Clark in the David Wells Classic on Nov. 28 at the Rains Center.

November 25, 2014
David Wells Classic Information
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer are co-hosts for the annual David Wells Classic Basketball Tournament.

November 21, 2014
Stags pull away to beat Trinity 64-54
In the second home game of the season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team beat Trinity (Tex.) 64-54 and showed its ability to pull away and win in a game that was close. Tyler Gaffaney (CGU) led the team and all players with 24 points on the night.

November 19, 2014
Stags beat San Diego Christian 69-53 in home opener
In the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team’s first home game of the season, the Stags beat San Diego Christian College 69-53. After going 1-1 in the All-Engineers Classic in Milwaukee, Wis. the Stags better their record to 2-1 as they hand SDCC their first loss of the season, dropping them to 3-1.

November 17, 2014
Stags place third in All-Engineers Classic with win over Illinois Tech
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team bounced back from initial loss in the tournament to beat Illinois Tech 81-38.

November 15, 2014
Comeback falls short for CMS in season-opening loss to Ohio Northern
In its 2014-15 season-opener, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team lost 71-67 to Ohio Northern on Nov. 15 at the All-Engineers Classic hosted by the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

November 13, 2014
Venue information for the 2014-15 basketball season
With the construction of Roberts Pavilion ongoing, here is information about where the CMS women's basketball team and men's basketball teams will be playing their home games.

November 12, 2014
Season Preview: 2014-15 CMS Men's Basketball
The defending SCIAC regular season champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team gets its 2014-15 season underway on Nov. 15 in Milwaukee, Wisc. Find out all you need to know about this year's team in the season preview video.

November 7, 2014
Stags and Athenas receive votes in D3Hoops.com preseason poll
In the preseason poll released by D3Hoops.com, both the Stags and Athenas received votes but were not quite able to break into the top 25.

November 3, 2014
CMS Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to be inducted at banquet on Nov. 8
CMS hosts its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Athenaeum at 6 p.m. Find out more info here.

October 16, 2014
Sixth Street men’s basketball rivalry featured on SB Nation
Former Claremont-Mudd-Scripps assistant men’s basketball coach Lee Dresie wrote a recent post for SB Nation and its “Pounding the Rock” blog about the intensity of the CMS versus Pomona-Pitzer rivalry when it was played in Ducey Gymnasium.

October 15, 2014
Both CMS basketball teams hit the court on Oct. 15 for first practices of the season
For anyone and everyone across the college basketball landscape at the NCAA level, when the calendar turns to Oct. 15, it means one thing: the start of basketball season.

September 15, 2014
Basketball Alumni Event Information
Register for this year's alumni basketball games.

September 4, 2014
Follow CMS Athletics with email updates and on social media
Following CMS Athletics has been made easier than ever. Whether you are on the go and comfortable with all forms of social media or just figured out your email, CMS Athletics has a way for you to follow your favorite sports teams.

July 8, 2014
CMS Athletics announces Hall of Fame Class of 2014
A group of five Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic greats have been selected as inductees into the CMS Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, Michael Sutton ’76, Director of Athletics, William B. Arce Professor and George R. Roberts Fellow has announced.

June 11, 2014
2013-14 CMS Athletics Highlight Video
The 2013-14 school year saw 12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams win SCIAC championships and 12 teams make NCAA postseason appearances in their respective sport. Watch a few highlights from the record-breaking year for CMS Athletics.

April 17, 2014
CMS has 28 winter sport student-athletes on SCIAC All-Academic Teams
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) released its 2013-14 winter sports All-Academic Teams and 28 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps student-athletes made their respective sports’ All-Academic Team.

March 18, 2014
D3hoops and NABC select Gaffaney for respective All-Region and All-District teams
D3hoops.com along with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced their respective All-Region and All-District men’s basketball teams on March 17 and March 18 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior guard Tyler Gaffaney has been named to both teams.

March 18, 2014
Highlights: Gaffaney Named All-West Region
Guard Tyler Gaffaney of the CMS men's basketball team has been named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region team and the NABC All-District team. Watch a few highlights from Gaffaney's 2013-14 campaign.

March 5, 2014
Gaffaney Player of the Year, Pinson First Team All-SCIAC
After winning the 17th SCIAC title in CMS history, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team placed a pair of players in senior guards Tyler Gaffaney and Remy Pinson on the All-SCIAC team the conference announced on Wednesday, March 5.

February 28, 2014
Last second basket gives Cal Lutheran upset win over CMS in SCIAC Tourney semis
A runner in the lane with 2.4 seconds left in the game by Coltrane Powdrill gave the No. 4 seed Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team a 54-53 win over host and top-seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament semifinals on Friday, Feb. 28 at Ducey Gym.

February 21, 2014
Highlights: Men's Basketball 74, Redlands 63 (2/19/14)
Watch a few highlights from the CMS men's basketball team's win over Redlands on Feb. 19 at Ducey Gym. With the win, CMS won the SCIAC regular season title and the top seed into the conference tournament.

February 20, 2014
Hall of Fame in Roberts Pavilion to be named in honor of Ted Ducey
On the evening of the final regular season men’s basketball game of the 57-year history of Ducey Gymnasium, the night began with a pregame celebration of Ducey Gym, and also ended in celebration as the CMS men’s basketball team defeated the University of Redlands to win the regular season Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship.

February 19, 2014
Ducey honored, Stags clinch SCIAC championship with win over Redlands
After a ceremony honoring the legacy of Ted Ducey, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team beat Redlands 74-63 to clinch the conference title in the final regular season game played in Ducey Gym. The fact that Ted Ducey’s son, Jim Ducey, is the Redlands’ Head Coach made it a special evening for all. The Stags are now 13-1 in SCIAC and secured the regular season championship despite having two more games on the schedule.

February 15, 2014
Stags take down Leopards 73-61
CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team won 73-61 against the University of La Verne, Saturday, Feb. 15 at Ducey Gym. The win comes on a night when the Stags celebrated their seniors Remy Pinson and Eric Van Wart. CMS now carries conference record of 12-1 and 17-5 overall.

February 8, 2014
SCIAC win streak snapped as CMS falls at Pomona-Pitzer 64-57
A cold shooting night from the field led to the first conference loss of the season for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team, a 64-57 defeat at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday night at Voelkel Gymnasium.

February 6, 2014
CMS Athletics to honor Ted Ducey and Ducey Family prior to games on Feb. 19 and 20
Before the doors to Ducey Gymnasium close for good, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics plans to honor the late Ted Ducey along with the Ducey Family prior to the final regular season basketball games in the gym on Wednesday, Feb. 19 (men’s basketball) and Thursday, Feb. 20 (women’s basketball).

February 5, 2014
CMS scores 48 in second half to beat Occidental
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team beat Occidental College 83-60 on Wednesday night to remain undefeated in SCIAC. The Stags are now 10-0 in conference play with only six games remaining in the season. After a close first half, CMS pulled away in the second half making all five three-point attempts and Tyler Gaffaney’s 21 points.

February 1, 2014
Pinson’s eight three-pointers help CMS to win over Whittier
Behind eight three-pointers by senior guard Remy Pinson and 28 points from senior guard Tyler Gaffaney, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team cruised to an 87-67 SCIAC win over Whittier on Saturday evening at Ducey Gym. With the win, CMS improved to 14-4 overall and 9-0 in SCIAC which puts them in first place.

January 30, 2014
Gaffaney named Academic All-District
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior men’s basketball player Tyler Gaffaney has been selected to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District® VIII Men's Basketball Team the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday, Jan. 30.

January 28, 2014
CMS sweeps SCIAC Athlete of the Week awards; Jessen and Pinson selected
For the second week in a row, both a female and male student-athlete from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps has been selected as the SCIAC Athlete of the Week the conference announced Tuesday.

January 18, 2014
Stags hold off Beavers with 28 point night by Gaffaney
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team beat the Caltech Beavers 75-50 on Saturday night in Ducey Gym. With the win the Stags remain undefeated in SCIAC play.

January 16, 2014
Highlights: Men's Basketball 66, Cal Lu 58 (1/15/14)
Catch a few of the highlights of the men's basketball team's 66-58 conference win over Cal Lutheran on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Ducey Gym.

January 15, 2014
Stags hold off late surge from Kingsmen, stay unbeaten in SCIAC play
CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team won 66-58 against the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen on January 15 at Ducey Gym. With tonight's conference win, the Stags improve to 5-0 in conference and 10-4 overall.

January 4, 2014
Stags trump Panthers in first 2014 SCIAC game
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team remained undefeated in conference after Saturday’s 66-54 win over Chapman. After trailing for most of the first half, the Stags took the lead and never gave it up for the remainder of the game.

December 30, 2013
Long layoff doesn’t show as CMS upsets No. 16 Calvin 66-50
Behind its three-point shooting and defense, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team upset No. 16 Calvin 66-50 on Monday evening at Ducey Gymnasium in its first game in over two weeks. With the non-conference win, CMS improved to 6-4 overall while Calvin dropped to 7-3.

December 14, 2013
NAIA No. 12 Concordia takes down CMS
Coming off their big win over Pomona-Pitzer, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team faced a formidable foe in Concordia and came up short 66-60 on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Ducey Gym. The Stags played good defense but were outscored by the Eagles, the 2012 NAIA National Champions.

December 13, 2013
Time-Lapse Video: Men's Basketball vs. Pomona-Pitzer (12/11/13)
In a game that took well over two hours, you can watch the CMS men's basketball team's 65-59 win over Pomona-Pitzer in a few short minutes with this time-lapse video. CMS topped PP on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in the final regular season matchup between the two programs at Ducey Gym.

December 11, 2013
Conference play begins for CMS with tight win over Pomona-Pitzer
In its conference opener, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team held off rival Pomona-Pitzer 65-59 on Wednesday night in the final regular season matchup between the two programs at CMS’ Ducey Gymnasium.

November 30, 2013
Decisive win over UC Santa Cruz with contributions by all
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team beat UC Santa Cruz in the final game of the David Well Classic 77-59 on Saturday night. CMS took the lead with the first basket and never looked back in a game in which all 14 Stags played.

November 29, 2013
Untimely turnovers lead to loss vs. Johns Hopkins
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team lost to Johns Hopkins University 67-65 on Friday night in the first day of the David Wells Classic. After leading by six points with almost four minutes remaining the Stags were unable to maintain their lead.

November 23, 2013
Stags bounce back during Oregon road trip
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team lost to Pacific University (OR) 53-35 on Friday, Nov. 22 and then came back to beat Willamette University 63-61 on Saturday. The Stags’ defense remained steady while they improved in shooting percentage for Saturday night’s game.

November 15, 2013
Stags start season with win over San Diego Christian
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball won their season opener over San Diego Christian 72-60 on Friday night.

November 15, 2013
Season Preview: 2013-14 CMS Men's Basketball
The CMS men's basketball team gets its 2013-14 season underway on Friday, Nov. 15 at San Diego Christian. Watch the season preview to find out what Coach Scalmanini has to say about the upcoming season for the Stags.

October 15, 2013
Practice begins for CMS men’s basketball on Oct. 15
Ready or not, basketball season is here with the calendar turning to Oct. 15. With that, college basketball teams across the country, including the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team begin practice Tuesday for the first practice of the 2013-14 season.

July 15, 2013
CMS Athletics Names Five To Hall Of Fame Class of 2013
Director of Athletics Mike Sutton is proud to announce that five former student athletes - at least one representative from each college - will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 at the Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 16.

June 24, 2013
Alumni-Led 847 Hoops Provides Free Camps To Chicago Area Youth
How much do you think a week-long boys basketball summer camp in the Chicago area costs? Two hundred dollars? Three hundred dollars? Four hundred dollars? If you guessed in that range, you are right, which is the reason why what a group of Claremont McKenna College alumni are doing is so remarkable.

June 13, 2013
CMS Athletics Broadens Fan Outreach With Addition Of Instagram And YouTube Pages
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics has expanded its social media reach to include both Instagram and Youtube in order to enhance its engagement and connection with fans, alumni, parents, current students, prospective student-athletes and the community.

June 12, 2013
CMS Athletics Highlight Video (2012-13)
Now that the 2012-2013 CMS Athletics season is behind us, watch this year's highlight video for a look back on a year that saw nine CMS teams win SCIAC Championships.

April 10, 2013
Division III Week Student-Athlete Profile: Kevin Sullivan - Men's Basketball
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball player Kevin Sullivan is the second CMS student-athlete to be featured in a three-part video series which celebrates the second annual NCAA Division III Week.

March 21, 2013
Q & A With Coach: Ken Scalmanini – Men’s Basketball
At the end of February, head coach Ken Scalmanini and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team completed the program’s 16th winning season in a row, 15th under his leadership. During his 15 seasons as head coach, Scalmanini has led CMS to six SCIAC titles, including four-straight from 2009-12.

March 1, 2013
Grodahl and Mivshek Named To All-SCIAC Team
Coming off the team’s 16th winning season in a row, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team placed a pair of players in senior guard Cody Mivshek and sophomore guard Jack Grodahl on the All-SCIAC team the conference announced on Friday, March 1.

February 23, 2013
Comeback Falls Short As Redlands Tops CMS For SCIAC Tourney Championship
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team nearly pulled off a second half comeback for the second-straight night in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament. Instead, the University of Redlands held on for a 73-64 win over CMS on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Currier Gymnasium to win the SCIAC Postseason Tournament championship and advance to the NCAA Division III Championships which begin next week.

February 22, 2013
Sullivan’s Three-Pointer Sends CMS To SCIAC Finals With 62-60 Win Over Whittier
A three-pointer by Kevin Sullivan with 15 seconds left in the game gave the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team a 62-60 win over Whittier College in the semifinals of the SCIAC Men’s Basketball Postseason Tournament on Friday night at Ducey Gym.

February 20, 2013
Men’s Hoops Set To Host Whittier In SCIAC Tournament Semifinal Friday Night
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team’s quest for their fourth SCIAC Tournament title and fourth NCAA postseason bid in five seasons begins on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Ducey Gym as the Stags host Whittier College in the first round of SCIAC Postseason Tournament play.

February 17, 2013
Second Half Struggles For CMS Give Redlands Win And SCIAC Regular Season Title
Much like in the first meeting of the season, a five-minute stretch in the second half cost the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team the game against the University of Redlands. On Saturday night, the five-minute lapse not only cost CMS the game, it also cost the team a chance to win the SCIAC Co-Championship as Redlands pulled away for a 76-64 win at Ducey Gymnasium in the SCIAC regular season finale for both teams.

February 13, 2013
Defense, Pinson Come Up Big In Second Half Comeback Win Over Pomona-Pitzer
A 22-2 run in the second half by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team turned what had been a double-digit first half deficit into a 65-54 win over Pomona-Pitzer in SCIAC play on Wednesday night at Voelkel Gymnasium.

February 9, 2013
Mivshek’s Big Second Half Leads CMS Over La Verne
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half for a 76-68 SCIAC win over La Verne on Saturday night at Ducey Gymnasium. With the win, CMS is now 16-6 overall and 12-2 in SCIAC, while La Verne drops to 8-14, 6-7 in conference.

February 6, 2013
CMS Cruises Past Conference Foe Occidental
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team won 80-63 against the Occidental College Tigers on February 6, 2013, at Ducey Gym. With today’s conference win, CMS improves their record to 15-6 overall and 11-2 in the SCIAC.

January 23, 2013
Grodahl, Defense Step Up In 65-58 Win Over Rival Pomona-Pitzer
On a night when the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team struggled at times offensively, sophomore G Jack Grodahl provided a needed spark off the bench as he scored 28 points in a 65-58 win over rival Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday night at Ducey Gymnasium.

January 16, 2013
CMS Holds Off Late Rally to Defeat Cal Lutheran
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team won 69-65 against the California Lutheran University Kingsmen on January 16, 2013, at Ducey Gym. With today’s conference win, CMS improves their record to 11-5 overall and 7-1 in the SCIAC.

January 10, 2013
First Half Run Secures CMS Win Over Chapman As Win Streak Hits 10
For the first several minutes of the first half, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team and Chapman University traded leads. A 12-2 run over a five minute span midway through the first half then gave CMS the lead for good as the team came away with a 68-56 win over Chapman on Wednesday night at Ducey Gymnasium.

January 5, 2013
Harrington Leads CMS Past Short-Staffed Bethesda Flames
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team won 77-58 against the Bethesda University Flames on January 4, 2013, at Ducey Gym. With today’s non-conference win, CMS improves their record to 9-4 overall.

December 13, 2012
Win Streak Hits Six As CMS Runs Past Cal Lutheran 67-42
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team remained undefeated in SCIAC play, pushing their record to 5-0 as they stretched their win-streak to six games overall with a 67-42 win over Cal Lutheran on Wednesday night at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center.

December 11, 2012
Mivshek Named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week
After a week in which he averaged 18.5 points and six rebounds in a pair of wins, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior guard Cody Mivshek has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 3-9.

December 9, 2012
CMS Men’s Basketball Victorious Against a Strong Caltech Team
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team earned another conference win, this time at home over the Caltech Beavers, by a score of 84-70 on Saturday night at Ducey Gym. CMS (5-4, 4-0) remains undefeated in the SCIAC and eclipses .500 overall for the first time this year.

December 2, 2012
Men's Hoops Pulls Away From Whittier In Second Half
After playing a tough non-conference schedule, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team have been coming into their own in SCIAC play, now at 2-0 after its 78-68 win over Whittier College on Saturday night at Ducey Gym.

May 8, 2012
Stags Basketball Highlight Video
Highlights of the record setting Stags Basketball season

March 27, 2012
Scalmanini A Finalist For National Coach Of The Year
Men's basketball coach Ken Scalmanini is one of the 10 finalists for the Glenn Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

March 16, 2012
Blees Named To All-American Team
Chris Blees, the 2012 SCIAC Player of the Year, was named to the NABC Division III All-America Third Team which was announced today.

March 2, 2012
CMS Falls To Defending National Champs In NCAA Tournament
Two free throws with nine seconds left in overtime lifted defending NCAA III champion Saint Thomas to a 76-74 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a NCAA III tournament game played in Whitewater, Wisconsin Friday night.

February 27, 2012
Three Stags Earn All-SCIAC Honors, Blees POY
The SCIAC Champion Stags had three players selected to the Men's Basketball All-SCIAC Team which was released Monday.

February 27, 2012
Men's Basketball Headed To Wisconsin For NCAA Tournament
CMS will head to Whitewater, WI for a four-team sectional in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championships on March 2-3.

February 26, 2012
Stags Win SCIAC Tournament Title
CMS beat Pomona-Pitzer 60-54 at home on Saturday night to win the SCIAC Tournament Championship.

February 25, 2012
Stags Advance To Tournament Final With Win Over Bulldogs
Top-seeded CMS beat #4-seed Redlands 67-65 in the SCIAC Tournament Semifinal on Friday night. The Stags improved to 24-2 and will host #2-seed Pomona-Pitzer (16-9) Saturday night at 7:30 while Redlands finished the season at 13-13.

February 22, 2012
Stags Lose 6th Street Showdown in Heartbreaker

February 16, 2012
Stags Clinch First Round Home Game by Holding Off Kingsmen

February 11, 2012
Stags Sweep Defending Champ Redlands, 75-65

February 9, 2012
Coach Scalmanini To Appear On Hoopsville
Men's basketball coach Ken Scalmanini will be one of the coaches featured on tonight's edition of Hoopsville, the Division III basketball talk show.

February 8, 2012
Stags Roll Along in Magical Season with Win Over Beavers

February 5, 2012
Stags Battle Back To Defeat Poets
CMS overcame an 11-point first half deficit and avenged their only loss of the season with a 65-64 win over Whittier on Saturday night. The Stags improved to 19-1 overall and 8-1 in SCIAC.

February 1, 2012
Stags Tame Leopards Behind Early Run

January 28, 2012
Stags Surge Late Past Kingsmen

January 25, 2012
Stags Bounce Back Against Tigers
Coming off the season's first loss, the 15th ranked Stags defeated the Occidental Tigers 75-64 at home tonight. CMS improved to 16-1 overall and 5-1 in SCIAC.

January 19, 2012
Stags Pull Out Win In Rivalry Game Thriller
CMS remained undefeated on the season as Remy Pinson hit a spinning layup with one second remaining to give the Stags a 57-55 win at Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday night.

January 17, 2012
Blees Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Chris Blees was selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of January 9-15.

January 3, 2012
Stags Finish Preseason 11-0 And Ranked 19th
The men’s basketball team concluded their preseason schedule on Monday with a 74-55 win over Mount Saint Mary and improved to 11-0 matching the best start in school history. The Stags are one of only six teams in Division III that remain undefeated and improved two spots to 19th in the latest D3hoops.com national poll which was released today.

December 13, 2011
Stags Basketball Nationally Ranked

November 29, 2011
Blees Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Chris Blees was selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of November 21-27.

October 23, 2011
Blees Named To Preseason All-American Team
Chris Blees, the SCIAC Player of the Year in 2008-09 and 2009-10, has been named a d3hoops.com Second Team Preseason Division III All-American. Blees is the only player from West Coast to be selected.

March 1, 2011
Lacey And Anderson Earn All-SCIAC Honors
The men's basketball All-SCIAC team was announced today and two Stags were selected to the team. Patrick Lacey earned First Team honors and Joey Anderson earned Second Team honors.

February 28, 2011
Stags Falls To Bulldogs In SCIAC Tournament Championship
The CMS men’s basketball team fell to the University of Redlands on Saturday night in the SCIAC Tournament Championship with a final score of 63-54.

February 24, 2011
CMS To Host SCIAC Tournament Semifinal
CMS (15-9, 11-3) will host the University of La Verne (13-12, 8-6) in a semifinal game of the SCIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Friday, February 25 at 7:30. As per SCIAC policy, there is a $5 admission fee for the game. SCIAC students, faculty and staff are free with proper ID as are children 12 and under.

February 23, 2011
Stags SCIAC Co-Champs After Win Over Cross-Street Rivals
The men’s basketball traveled across Sixth Street to take on their cross-campus rivals, Pomona-Pitzer, on Tuesday in the last game of the SCIAC regular season and came away with a 59-44 victory. The win earned them a share of the SCIAC title. This is the CMS’ third straight title marking the first time that CMS has won three straight basketball crowns.

February 15, 2011
Stags Remain In First After Win Over Leopards
CMS beat La Verne 56-48 at home on Saturday night to stay on top of the SCIAC standings with a 9-2 record. The Stags are again alone in first as Redlands, who CMS will travel to play on Saturday, lost at Cal Lutheran. CMS improved to 13-8 overall while La Verne fell to 12-10.

February 10, 2011
CMS Stays On Top Of SCIAC With Win
The CMS Stags defeated the California Lutheran Kingsmen 57-47 at Ducey Gym on Wednesday. The win improved the Stags' record to 12-8 overall while keeping them on top of the SCIAC with an 8-2 record.

February 3, 2011
Late Run Propels Stags To Win Over Poets
CMS used a 22-9 run over the last five minutes to erase a five point deficit and beat Whittier 73-65 on Wednesday night. The Stags improved to 11-7 and 7-1 (1st) in SCIAC while the Poets fell to 9-10 and 4-4.

January 27, 2011
Stags Remain Undefeated In SCIAC With Victory Over La Verne
CMS Men's Basketball came out ready to play in a game that ultimately determined whether or not the Stags would remain as the sole leader of the SCIAC conference. With a great team effort, CMS beat the University of La Verne 68-55 at La Verne on Wednesday night to remain undefeated (6-0) in league play.

January 20, 2011
Stags Use Strong Second Half To Win Rivalry Game
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags improved to 4-0 in conference and 8-6 overall with a 68-61 victory over Pomona-Pitzer at Ducey Gymnasium on Wednesday night. CMS scored 40 second half points to pull away after being tied at the half.

January 10, 2011
CMS Beats Occidental In SCIAC Opener
CMS opened their defense of the last two SCIAC titles with a 57-50 home win over Occidental on Saturday. The win was a total team effort as nine players played at least 10 minutes with all nine scoring. Eight of the nine scored at least five points and no player scored more than nine. The win was the team’s third straight.

January 7, 2011
Men's Basketball SCIAC Forecast
The CMS Men’s Basketball Team is looking to win its third SCIAC Championship in a row and was favored to take the title when the season began in November. Unfortunately, some unlucky injuries have sidelined a few of the Stags’ players, including two-time SCIAC Player of the Year Chris Blees.

January 6, 2011
All About Stag Center Patrick Lacey
Patrick Lacey is a key player on the CMS Men’s Basketball Team. Originally from Sacramento, he transferred to CMC from the University of San Diego after his sophomore year and enrolled in the 4+1 MBA Program. After completing his undergraduate studies at CMC last May with a degree in Economics, he is now finishing the fifth year of the program at CGU.

January 3, 2011
Men's Basketball Preseason Recap
The 2010-2011 season started off a little rocky for the Stags, but they are finding their footing as they look to start SCIAC Conference play on January 8. Here is a recap of their preseason games.

November 17, 2010
Men's Basketball Beats Top Ranked Azusa Pacific
CMS beat Azusa Pacific, the #1 team in the NAIA, 81-79 on Tuesday. The Stags ended the Cougars 42-game winning streak against Division III teams that began after CMS' last win over Azusa Pacific in 1990.

March 19, 2010
Blees Earns All-Region Honors
Chris Blees has been named to the All-West Region teams selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and by D3Hoops.com.

March 5, 2010
Stags Lose to Chapman in NCAA First Round
The Stags entered Wednesday night’s game with hopes of traveling to Washington for the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but their hopes were cut short as Chapman University defeated CMS 58-47.

March 3, 2010
Blees Earns P.O.Y. Award. Toney, Anderson Earn All-SCIAC Team Honors
The Stags earned additional hardware this afternoon by earning a Player of the Year Award and two All-SCIAC Team awards.

March 3, 2010
Stags Travel to Chapman for NCAA First Round Matchup
CMS will be making their second consecutive appearance and tenth appearance overall in the Division III NCAA Tournament and will face Chapman (23-2) on Thursday, March 4.

March 1, 2010
Third Time’s a Charm, Stags Repeat as SCIAC Champs
The Stags were able to avenge their two consecutive loses to Pomona-Pitzer by defeating the Sagehens in the SCIAC Post-Season Tournament Final and receiving the automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament.

February 27, 2010
SCIAC Post-Season Tournament: Sixth Street Rivalry with Title on the Line
The two teams from Claremont will battle for more than just bragging rights as they compete for SCIAC's automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament

February 26, 2010
Stags Reach Final, Defeat Oxy, Force Re-Match With 'Hens
Clutch free-throw shooting by Conner Faught (SR, Agoura Hills [pictured]) in the closing seconds sealed a 65-62 victory for the Stags.

February 26, 2010
SCIAC Post-Season Tournament: #1 Stags host #4 Oxy
The Stags hope to look past their not-so-stellar ending to the regular season when they host #4 Occidental in the SCIAC Post-Season Tournament on Friday, Feb. 26.

February 20, 2010
Sagehens Shock Stags, Again.
The Sagehens quickly turned the Senior Night celebration sour as they defeated the SCIAC regular season champions 70-56.

February 17, 2010
Lacey Earns Double-Double in Win at Whittier
Patrick Lacey’s double-double was more than enough for the Stags to grab a 67-54 victory from the Poets of Whittier.

February 13, 2010
Stags Clinch Tournament Berth with Win over La Verne
Chris Blees (JR, Carmichael [pictured]) had a game-high 25 points and eight rebounds in the Stag’s win over La Verne.

February 10, 2010
Reserves Shine, Roll Past Caltech
Sophomore Kevin Macpherson (Beaverton, OR [pictured]) was one of many Stag reserves to put up big numbers against Caltech.

February 8, 2010
Stags Shatter First-Half Deficit, Defeat Tigers
The Stags (8-1, 16-4) continued their path towards a top-seed in the SCIAC tournament by defeating another top SCIAC team, Occidental (6-3, 14-6), 60-52.

February 1, 2010
Stags Beat Kingsmen, Stay Tied For First
CMS (6-1 SCIAC, 14-4) stay tied for the top spot in the SCIAC conference standings by beating Cal Lutheran (2-5 SCIAC, 8-10) 70-60 in front of a home crowd at Ducey Gym.

January 26, 2010
Blees Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Chris Blees (JR, Carmichael) has been selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the weeks of January 11-17 and January 18-24.

January 14, 2010
Stags Defeat Tigers 66-58
The Stags improved to 10-3 on the season and 2-0 in conference play as they defeated the Occidental Tigers 66-58 in Eagle Rock on Wednesday.

January 4, 2010
Stags Sweep Holiday Classic
The CMS Stags went 2-0 over the weekend at the Caltech Holiday Classic defeating Westminster College on Saturday 62-40 and defeating Rivier College 54-49.

December 10, 2009
CMS Defeats #12 Ranked Chapman
The Stags defeated the Chapman University Panthers (ranked 12th nationally by D3Hoops.com) Wednesday night 57-56 at the Hutton Sports Center in Orange.

November 21, 2009
Stags Basketball Splits Opening Weekend In Oregon
After a 76-67 defeat of George Fox on Friday, the CMS men's basketball team fell 94-86 to Willamette on Saturday night. In each game the Stags fell behind early. On Friday night they were able to rally for the win, but on Saturday the Bearcats were able to hold off the rally.

March 9, 2009
Blees and Toney Earn Post Season Honors
Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) was named the David Wells SCIAC Player of the Year for 2009 and Jason Toney (JR, Yorba Linda) was named First Team All-SCIAC. Blees was also the only SCIAC player selected to the D3Hoops.com All-West Region Team.

March 6, 2009
Stags Fall to Pirates In First Round Of NCAA Tournament
On a cold night in Spokane, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team fell to Whitworth 81-63 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

March 3, 2009
CMS To Face Whitworth In NCAA Playoffs
The bracket for the 2009 Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament was announced Monday morning and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s team will play at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) in the first round Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm.

February 28, 2009
Stags Win SCIAC Tournament Title
CMS beat cross-street rival Pomona-Pitzer 56-44 on Saturday night to add the SCIAC Tournament title to their regular season SCIAC Championship. CMS improved to 21-6 and earned the SCIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

February 27, 2009
Stags Advance To SCIAC Tournament Final
CMS used a complete team game to overcome a dynamic two-man effort by Cal Lutheran and win 60-54 in the semifinals of the SCIAC Tournament. CMS improved to 20-6 overall and will host their cross-street rivals Pomona-Pitzer, who defeated Whittier in the other semifinal, at 7:30 on Saturday night.

February 25, 2009
Stags Win SCIAC Title
CMS beat Caltech 89-55 on Senior Night at Ducey Gymnasium Tuesday. The win, coupled with Whittier's defeat of Cal Lutheran, earned the Stags the outright SCIAC Championship. This is the team's 13th title.

February 23, 2009
Stags Hold On Against Poets To Remain In First Place
The Stags pulled out victory in a tense game Saturday night in Whittier, dominating the Poets for the first 30 minutes and holding on in the final seconds to win 77-74. With the win, the Stags remained tied with Cal Lutheran for first place in SCIAC with a 10-3 record.

February 20, 2009
Stags Move Into First Place Tie After Win Over La Verne
CMS beat La Verne 64-61 on Wednesday night to improve to 17-6 and 9-3 in SCIAC. The win, coupled with Pomona-Pitzer’s overtime loss to Whittier, means that four teams are now tied for first place in SCIAC.

February 15, 2009
Stags Win Rivalry Game
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps held Pomona-Pitzer to its lowest offensive output in SCIAC play this year, winning in Ducey Gym 62-56 on Saturday night.

February 11, 2009
Stags Defense Shuts Down Tigers
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps used stifling defense and excellent finishing around the basket to win at Occidental College on Wednesday night, 55-33.

February 6, 2009
CMS Uses Late Run To Secure Victory Over Redlands
Holding a 51-49 lead with four minutes to play on Wednesday evening, CMS outscored Redlands 13-0, sealing the 64-49 home victory and setting the table for a big league game against Cal Lutheran on Saturday.

January 29, 2009
Stags Hold On Late to Defeat Poets
The men’s basketball team held on late to defeat the Whittier Poets 72-66 on Wednesday and moved in to a four-way tie for second in the league.

January 25, 2009
Stags Win With Big Second Half
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps used a second-half run to defeat the University of La Verne Leopards 71-54 on Saturday night.

January 19, 2009
Stags Drop Heartbreaker to Occidental
After Wednesday's win over a strong Cal Lutheran team the Stag seniors were 18-4 at home in their careers, but on Saturday night Occidental knocked off CMS at home, 52-51, dealing a huge blow to the Stags’ championship hopes.

January 16, 2009
Stags Win Early SCIAC Showdown
The Stags piled up an 8-3 non-conference record with hot shooting and transition offense. That offense struggled on Wednesday night but the Stags beat Cal Lutheran (9-4, 1-1 SCIAC), 59-55, with gritty defense and strong rebounding.

January 15, 2009
Bagby Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Michael Bagby (JR, Coupeville, WA) was selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of January 5-11.

January 12, 2009
CMS Wins At Redlands In SCIAC Opener
CMS sank 14 free throws down the stretch and withstood a late Bulldog rally to win 70-67 in Redlands in the SCIAC opener for both teams.

January 7, 2009
Stags Finish Non-Conference Schedule 8-3
Michael Bagby (JR, Coupeville, WA) was a perfect 6-6 from the field and Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) had 10 rebounds to lead CMS to its second victory over La Sierra this season, 92-59. The Stags finished the non-conference portion of their schedule at 8-3.

January 4, 2009
CMS Falls To Point Loma
Playing its first home game in a month, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (7-3) started slowly and couldn’t catch up to Point Loma Nazarene (8-4) falling 81-74.

December 15, 2008
Stags Clip Golden Eagles' Wings
CMS used a 39-10 second half run to pull away from the La Sierra Golden Eagles 78-45 in Riverside on Saturday night. The win as the team's seventh straight and CMS is now 7-1.

December 12, 2008
Blees And Rinker Named SCIAC Athletes Of The Week
Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) and Jenni Rinker (SO, Eagle River, AK) were selected SCIAC Athletes of the Week for the week of December 1-7.

December 7, 2008
Blees Leads Stags To Fulmer Tournament Title
CMS defeated Whitman College 79-78 in the championship game of the 61st Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament at Redlands on Saturday night. Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) scored 35 points and had nine rebounds and six assists in the game and was named MVP of the tournament.

December 7, 2008
Stags defeat #15 Whitworth; Face Whitman in Championship Game
Stags Defeat #15 Whitworth 73-68 To Move To 5-1 On The Season.

December 5, 2008
Stags Run Over Southwestern College; Difficult Game Tonight
Stags move to 4-1 on the season with an overwhelming victory against Southwestern College.

December 2, 2008
Stags Perfect at David Wells Classic; Improve to 3-1
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team picked up two wins over the Thanksgiving weekend to improve to 3-1 on the season.

March 5, 2008
Winterbottom Named To All-SCIAC Team
Dan Winterbottom (SR, Tempe, AZ) was selected this week to the 2008 Men's Basketball All-SCIAC First Team.

March 2, 2008
Stags Edged In Overtime Of Tournament Final
CMS lost at Pomona-Pitzer 55-53 in overtime in the final of the inaugural SCIAC Tournament.

February 29, 2008
Stags Beat Tigers, Advance To SCIAC Finals
CMS beat Occidental 66-62 on Friday evening to advance to the final of the inaugural SCIAC Tournament. They will play at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday evening at 7:30.

February 27, 2008
Stags Earn Scalmanini Milestone Win
CMS beat Redlands 63-58 on Tuesday evening and in the process secured themselves a spot in the SCIAC Tournament and earned Head Coach Ken Scalmanini his 100th SCIAC victory.

February 10, 2008
Stags Edge Poets 67-66
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags rallied from a seven-point second half deficit to defeat the Whittier Poets 67-66 Saturday night. A clutch free throw by senior Dan Winterbottom (Tempe, AZ [pictured]) with 3.2 seconds remaining sealed the victory for the Stags.

January 31, 2008
Stags Top Leopards With Balanced Attack
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags used a balanced scoring effort to defeat the La Verne Leopards Wednesday night. The Stags (10-7, 4-2 SCIAC) had nine different players score, including three in double figures.

January 25, 2008
Remaining Home Basketball Games To Be Audiocast
The remaining home games for the men's and women's basketball teams will be audiocast on the web.

January 24, 2008
Cal Lutheran Get Rare Win At CMS
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags suffered their second home loss in a row in a 55-42 decision against the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen Wednesday night.

January 20, 2008
CMS Falls To Pomona-Pitzer 56-54
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags lost a hard-fought game to their cross-campus rivals Saturday night.

January 18, 2008
Stags Dominate Second Half In Win at Whittier
CMS used a 14-0 run in the second half to earn a 69-54 win at Whitter on Wednesday night.

January 12, 2008
CMS Outlasts Occidental to Open SCIAC Schedule
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags opened up the conference portion of the 2007-08 season with a 55-42 victory over the Occidental Tigers Saturday night.

January 7, 2008
Stags Rally To Defeat La Sierra, 58-56
Senior Dan Winterbottom (Tempe, AZ) knocked down a three-point shot with 11.1 seconds left on the clock, and junior Austin Soldner (Southlake, TX) hit a late free throw to seal a 58-56 win for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags Monday night.

January 1, 2008
Stags lose to Illinois Wesleyan 70-61
The Stags played tough through 30 minutes of the game Friday night but fell to Illinois Wesleyan 70-61 to go 5-4 on the season.

December 8, 2007
Chapman defeats Stags 84-62
The basketball game was a lot closer than the score shows as the Stags fall 84-62 Saturday night at Chapman University.

December 1, 2007
Stags Defeat Earlham 60-47
The Stags go to 4-2 on the season with a victory over Earlham College at the Lopata Classic on the campus of Washington University Saturday Night.

November 30, 2007
Babson Hands CMS Second Loss 60-47
The Babson Beavers handed the Stags there second loss of the season with a 60-47 score.

November 28, 2007
Winterbottom Named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
Dan Winterbottom (SR, Tempe, AZ) was selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of November 19-25.

November 26, 2007
Winterbottom's 31 Leads Stags Past Macalester
Dan Winterbottom's 31 points led the CMS Stags to victory Friday night during action at the 14th annual Wells Classic.

November 26, 2007
Dan Winterbottom and Austin Soldner each scored 14 points to lead the CMS Stags to a 52-48 win over St. Olaf.

November 20, 2007
Stags Survive Late Scare With Win Over Hope International
The CMS Stags defeated Hope International Friday night in their season opener 61-58 to go to 1-0 on the season.

November 20, 2007
Menlo Defeats Stags 65-52
The Menlo college men's basketball team defeated the Stags Saturday night in Ducey gym 65-52.

September 26, 2007
Levi Sieg To Join Stag Basketball Staff
Levi Sieg is returning for his second stint with Coach Scalmanini as an Assistant Coach for the Stag basketball program. Levi came to Claremont in 1996 from Monmouth, Oregon where he attended CMC and played basketball for the Stags from 1996-2000. He graduated from CMC in 2000 with a degree in Economics.

September 20, 2007
Stags to Face Afghanistan National Team in Exhibition
Fans welcome to watch the Stags in exhibition play versus the Afghanistan National Team November 2nd at 7:30 pm in Ducey Gymnasium.

March 9, 2007
Four Players Earn All-SCIAC Honors
Four basketball players were recently named to the All-SCIAC Teams. Mani Maceira (JR, Cotati) and Lana Young were named First Team All-SCIAC and Jocelyn Woolsey (SO, Piedmont) and Cameron Hanson (FR, Rockville, MD) were named Second Team All-SCIAC.

February 8, 2007
Stags Knock Tigers Out Of First
The men's basketball team defeated the 14th-ranked Occidental Tigers 68-51 on Wednesday. In a reversal of their first meeting, where the Stags trailed by one at the half only to lose by 15, CMS led by two at the half and then dominated the second frame.

February 5, 2007
Stags Defeat Leopards
The men's basketball team got back on the winning track with a 59-50 home win over the University of La Verne on Saturday. The team improved to 11-8 overall and 3-5 in SCIAC while La Verne dropped to 3-16 and 2-6.

November 27, 2006
Stags Off To 4-0 Start
The men's basketball team is off to a strong start this season winning their first four contests. They were 2-0 at both the Caltech Tournament and the David Wells Classic.