2016-17 Men's Basketball News

  • Season In Review: 2016-17 CMS Men's Basketball
    August 23, 2017
    For the ninth time since the new millennium and for the seventh time in the past nine years, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags men’s basketball team captured the Dave Jacobs Memorial Trophy signifying the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship.
  • End of the Year Awards for CMS
    June 01, 2017
    During the 2016-17 academic year, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department won 14 hard-fought regular season championships in the Southern Californian Intercollegiate and its athletes were honored with many outstanding awards.
  • Unprecedented fourth place ranking in Learfield Directors’ Cup
    June 01, 2017
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps ended the 2016-17 academic year with the program-high mark of fourth in the NCAA Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup.
  • CMS Celebrates Division III Week
    March 31, 2017
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is joining NCAA Division III programs nationwide to celebrate the impact of athletics and student-athletes on college campuses. From April 3-9, CMS will be sharing videos that document just a few of the hundreds of stories about why our student-athletes play DIII.
  • All four winter teams give CMS points in Learfield Directors' Cup standings
    March 30, 2017
    After the completion of winter sports, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sits at 16th nationally in the Division III Learfield Directors' Cup, as released on March 30. All four winter teams placed in the top-25 in NCAA postseason competition. CMS is additionally the highest ranked program from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Men's basketball named Breakout Team of the Year
    March 30, 2017
    The CMS men's basketball team recorded the biggest turnaround this season according to Hero Sports.
  • Scarlett brings in All-Region and All-America awards
    March 17, 2017
    After being named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Year, junior Michael Scarlett (CMC) earned more awards from D3hoops.com and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
  • Stags take early lead but ultimately fall to undefeated Whitman
    March 04, 2017
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps matched up against the only team in collegiate men’s basketball with an undefeated record in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Stags (23-5) gave it all they had but ultimately fell 79-73 to Whitman (29-0) on Saturday night.
  • Chemistry gives Stags edge in NCAA First Round
    March 03, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team needed to play great team basketball to advance in the NCAA Tournament, and they did. The Stags (23-4) beat Whitworth University (23-5) in the First Round 78-73 in a back and forth affair.
  • Scarlett is Athlete of the Year; Morris on Second Team
    March 02, 2017
    Juniors Michael Scarlett (CMC) and Kendrick Morris (CMC) are the representatives for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team on the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams. Scarlett earned Athlete of the Year honors while Morris was named to the Second Team.
  • Intriguing matchup arises for Stags at NCAA Regional
    March 01, 2017
    Following a thrilling victory over Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC Tournament Final, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (22-4) now face a greater challenge as the pursuit for the national championship begins.
  • Stags headed to Walla Walla to face Whitworth in NCAA First Round
    February 27, 2017
    In the NCAA Selection Show on Monday morning, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (22-4) learned they are headed to Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. to face Whitworth University (23-4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Stags headed to NCAAs with program’s fifth SCIAC tourney title
    February 25, 2017
    For the first time in Claremont-Mudd-Scripps history, both the Stags and Athenas won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament on their home court. The Stags came away with the 77-71 victory over Cal Lutheran on Saturday night in Roberts Pavilion for the program’s fifth tournament championship, earning the automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament next weekend.
  • Stags erase 18-point deficit to advance to SCIAC Final
    February 24, 2017
    In what potentially could have ended in a heart-breaker, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (21-4) refused to end its season with a SCIAC semifinal loss to cross-street rival Pomona-Pitzer (14-11). After trailing by 18 points during the first half, the Stags grind their way to a comeback to defeat the Sagehens 70-64.
  • Sixth Street Rivalry sets stage for SCIAC Tournament
    February 22, 2017
    With sole possession of first place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team enters the SCIAC Tournament as the No. 1 seed and is ready to secure an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Stags prevail overtime thriller to close regular season
    February 20, 2017
    The 2016-17 regular season ended in dramatic fashion for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (20-4, 13-3), etching out a 70-66 overtime victory against Occidental (13-11, 5-10).
  • Staunch defending locks up SCIAC title for Stags
    February 18, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (19-4, 12-3) claimed the SCIAC title and home court advantage for the SCIAC semifinal after winning 62-50 over Chapman University (13-11, 5-10) on Saturday.
  • Buzzer beater hits No. 25 Stags with fourth loss
    February 16, 2017
    Thursday night ended on a frustrating note for the No. 25 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (18-4, 11-4) as the Stags saw a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Cal Lutheran (16-6, 9-4) end their night with a 61-58 loss.
  • La Verne’s late rally edges out Stags
    February 11, 2017
    After trading baskets with the University of La Verne (15-7, 9-4) for the majority of the game, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (18-3, 11-2) ran out of punches as it fell 75-68 on Saturday night.
  • Scalmanini Hoopsville Interview
    February 10, 2017
    Head coach Ken Scalmanini gets interviewed by Dave McHugh on Hoopsville from D3hoops.com. Skip ahead to 1:27:30 in the video.
  • Stags bounce back with big win vs. Whittier
    February 09, 2017
    After a tough loss on Tuesday night, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team delivered over 40 points in each half for the eventual 87-67 victory over the Whittier College on Thursday night. The Stags (18-2, 11-1) earned 25 points on free throws alone as Whittier (8-12, 3-9) quickly pushed the foul count into the bonus in each half.
  • Stags hit with first defeat in conference play
    February 07, 2017
    Hopes of completing a regular season sweep of Pomona-Pitzer (11-9, 7-4) were dashed on Tuesday night as the No. 14 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (17-2, 10-1) took a hard-fought 80-61 loss.
  • Pull up jumper from Michael Scarlett ices victory over Redlands
    February 04, 2017
    Junior Michael Scarlett (CMC) experienced déjà vu on Saturday night, repeating his production from earlier this week against Caltech with another 28-point performance against Redlands (7-13, 3-8) to help the No. 15 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (17-1, 10-0) to a 69-64 victory.
  • Stags deliver season sweep over Caltech
    February 02, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (16-1, 9-0) grinded out and prevailed with a 66-61 victory over Caltech (5-14, 4-6) on Thursday night thanks to an offensive surge late in the game.
  • D3hoops.com features Scarlett and Stags
    February 01, 2017
    Click to follow link to D3hoops.com article about this year's success of the men's basketball team.
  • Stags show composure in victory over rival Pomona-Pitzer
    January 28, 2017
    Freshman Miles President (HMC) seemed undeterred by the raucous crowd at the Rains Center on Saturday night, scoring a career-high 18 points in his first Sixth Street Rivalry game to lead the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team (15-1, 8-0) to a 73-67 victory over Pomona-Pitzer (10-7, 6-2).
  • Scarlett scores 25 points in comeback victory over La Verne
    January 26, 2017
    Thursday night’s showdown between the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball (14-1, 7-0) team and the University of La Verne (11-6, 5-3) was an explosive affair as fans were at the edge of their seats until the final whistle, but the hosts prevailed 90-81 to remain undefeated in SCIAC play.
  • Stags' offense propels team to seventh straight win
    January 21, 2017
    There was plenty of scoring to go around for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team (13-1, 6-0) on Saturday evening as CMS won 86-71 against Cal Lutheran (11-5, 4-3) for its seventh straight victory.
  • Stags’ defense cools off Chapman
    January 19, 2017
    Amidst the cold weather and rain on Thursday evening, the No. 21 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (12-1, 5-0) made sure Chapman University’s offense never heated up, shutting them down in a 62-44 victory.
  • Jack Ely drops career-high 21 points to tame Tigers
    January 17, 2017
    Junior Jack Ely (CMC) had a career night, erupting for 21 points off the bench on Tuesday night to take the No. 25 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (11-1, 4-0) past Occidental College (9-6, 1-5) with a 63-58 victory.
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