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Teammates Chris Pearl and Chris Dorsey cheer on Ben Lubitz as he shoots a three at the game vs Ashland on February 15th, 2018.

GVSU men's basketball survives scare to top Ashland 64-57

Greeted by the most energetic home crowd of the season, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team needed whatever boost they could get against the Ashland Eagles (17-9 overall, 10-8 GLIAC) to keep on the path to a playoff berth.  Ashland gave the Lakers their fair share of panic in the final minutes, but GVSU ended up pulling away with a 64-57 victory over the Eagles on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena. 

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GVSU men's basketball clinches GLIAC Tournament berth in Senior Day victory over Tiffin

Before the season even began, there was one goal the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team set to accomplish: qualify for the GLIAC Tournament. Not only did the Lakers finally qualify for the postseason, but they did so on Senior Day, demolishing the Tiffin Dragons (7-19 overall, 3-15 GLIAC) 84-62 on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena. With the victory, GVSU improves to 14-12 (9-9 GLIAC), clinching a spot in the eight-team GLIAC Tournament.

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Men’s Basketball vs Wayne State University at the DeltaPlex Arena on Thursday February 8, 2018.

Preview: GVSU men's basketball to play last regular-season home games against Ashland, Tiffin

Some game situations can be controlled or anticipated. In other cases, there is no point in trying to be the smartest one on the court or to draw the best play. It’s about who wants it more.  Grand Valley State men’s basketball will have to have that mindset on Thursday, Feb. 15, against Ashland and again Saturday, Feb. 17, against Tiffin. GVSU recently got out of a three-game losing streak that forced head coach Ric Wesley to make some changes. 

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Earning redemption: Van Tubbergen leads GVSU men's basketball in 'revenge' victory over Davenport

According to Grand Valley State senior point guard Chris Dorsey, there was only one mentality that he—and the rest of the men’s basketball team—had coming into the Saturday, Feb. 10, matchup against Davenport University: revenge. Revenge is what the Lakers got as they topped Davenport (11-13 overall, 5-11 GLIAC) 79-68 at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena to improve their overall record to 12-12 (7-9 GLIAC).

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