June 25, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The opening year of Roberts Pavilion saw the CMS Men’s Basketball team win the regular season SCIAC title, wrapping up a 13-3 league schedule with an overtime win over Occidental. The first-ever men’s basketball postseason game at Roberts was a semifinal game against No. 4 seed Pomona-Pitzer that came down to the wire, but a key tip-in from Kendrick Morris with 11 seconds left put the Stags up by five and helped seal the win, sending them through to the championship game at their brand-new facility.
June 21, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS Men's Basketball team didn’t know it was in many ways ending an era when it hosted the 2012 SCIAC Championship game against Pomona-Pitzer at Ducey Gymnasium. It just knew that it had a tough game on its hands … and that the place would be packed.
June 17, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Gary Biszantz was a successful two-sport athlete for the Pomona-Claremont teams in the 1950s, breaking new ground in two different sports as one of the first great athletes at Claremont Men's College. He became the first CMC golfer to earn all-league recognition at the 1955 SCIAC Golf Championships, and the following year, became the first CMC men’s basketball player to earn first-team All-SCIAC honors.
June 09, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 2001-02 CMS Men's Basketball season began with different types of adversity, including the passing of former coach David Wells (who coached the 2001-02 seniors as freshmen) and a one-point loss to defending champion Cal Lutheran in its SCIAC opener. It ended, though, with 13 straight wins and a SCIAC Championship.
June 09, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - In 2002, the West Coast Classic, an annual Thanksgiving basketball tournament co-hosted by CMS and Pomona-Pitzer, was renamed the David Wells Classic. The fact that the tournament was held during Thanksgiving was merely a coincidence, but it was in some ways a fitting way to say thanks to a man who had been a part of CMS Athletics for 31 years before he passed away in 2001.
May 24, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 1983-84 CMS men’s basketball team probably didn’t know it was on its way to making history when it began SCIAC play with a 3-9 overall record, but the challenging non-conference slate helped set the table for a 12-0 league season and the program's first-ever NCAA bid.
May 12, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 1971-72 Claremont-Mudd men's basketball team was locked in a tight battle with Occidental for the SCIAC Championship after dropping the first meeting with the Tigers early in the year. The Stags got their revenge with a convincing 68-54 win in the rematch, and a 62-57 win over Redlands put them at 10-1 in the league and secured the program’s fourth banner.
May 12, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 1969-70 Men's Basketball team might have had moderate expectations heading into the year, coming off an 8-16 season, but the Stags didn't play like it, coming together to earn a share of the SCIAC title and then upsetting top-seeded Azusa Pacific in the NAIA District Playoffs.
May 05, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd men's basketball team had a breakthrough season in 1965-66, doubling its win total to 18, from only nine the year before, with the 18th win a 60-59 playoff win over Occidental which earned the Stags their first-ever
May 03, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS Men’s Basketball program’s exclusive 1,000-point club has swelled to 20 over the years, but the first to break the ice was also the program’s first All-American. Paul Colin hit the thousand-point mark in dramatic fashion, reaching that figure on the dot in his final game with the Stags, and earned third-team All-America honors from the NAIA.
April 28, 2021
Great Moments in Athletics History: After splitting with La Verne during the regular season, the CMS Men's Basketball team earned a third matchup in a SCIAC playoff, with an NCAA bid on the line. In front of a packed house, the Stags used a big 19-0 run in the first half and held on by three to earn their second straight NCAA berth.
CMC75 Moments: 1995-96 Men's Basketball Perseveres to Take SCIAC, Defeat Upper Iowa in NCAA First Round
April 11, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - There was very little indication that the 1995-96 CMS Men’s Basketball team would have one of the most successful seasons in program history as it navigated through a very difficult year. However, the Stags used an overtime buzzer beater at Cal Lutheran to propel themselves through the adversity and to a SCIAC title, and then to the program's first-ever NCAA opening-round victory.
April 08, 2021
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The members of the CMS Men's Basketball Class of 2021 began their careers with a SCIAC title and an NCAA Regional Finals appearance, and were hoping to lead the Stags back there as seniors. Their three years produced 58 wins and only 22 losses, including a 39-10 record in SCIAC contests.
October 01, 2020
2019-20 was another exciting year for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags as the twenty members of Stags basketball came together to produce the 23rd consecutive winning season – extending the record both for CMS and for any team in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
July 16, 2020
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior men's basketball player Maxwell Kirsch earned two major student awards from Claremont McKenna for the Class of 2020, the college announced today.