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UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

NCAA distribution shortfall likely won’t affect Whitworth outside of national championship tournaments

The NCAA announced significant cuts in its revenue distribution on Thursday that reflect the revenue it lost when it canceled the Division I men’s basketball championships, a highly lucrative television …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Whitworth players look back and ahead after basketball season cut short

As much as Ben College is trying to avoid it, the “what-if” of the Whitworth men’s basketball season is difficult to dodge.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Whitworth basketball has NCAA D-III Tournament cut short ahead of Sweet 16 showdown at Swarthmore

Like so many college teams’ seasons, that of the Whitworth men’s basketball team will end with a win and likely an asterisk.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Whitworth’s Sweet 16 game at Swarthmore College to be played without fans due to COVID-19 concerns

Team personnel, credentialed administration and media, as well as gameday staff, will be permitted to attend the game. Any purchased tickets will be refunded, according to the release.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Ben College scores 24; Whitworth beats Texas-Dallas to reach Sweet 16

Whitworth is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years. Ben College scored 24 points, and the Pirates rallied in the second half to beat host …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Isaiah Hernandez’s last-second score helps Whitworth hold off LeTourneau, advance in NCAA Division III Tournament

Isaiah Hernandez tried to get to the rim in the closing seconds.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Whitworth faces NCAA Division III challenge against high-scoring Nate West of LeTourneau

Just a few hours after learning he and the Whitworth Pirates would be headed to Texas to play LeTourneau in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Ben College was …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Whitworth men’s basketball earns at-large bid to Division III NCAA Tournament

The Whitworth men’s basketball team is headed back to the Division III NCAA Tournament. After losing the Northwest Conference Tournament championship game at home to rival Whitman on Saturday, the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Whitman uses second-half surge to down Whitworth in Northwest Conference Tournament title game

The ladder waited under the basket, and the Whitworth Pirates sat across the court, heads down on the home bench.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Whitworth thumps Pacific Lutheran in NWC Tournament semifinals to set up title-game showdown with Whitman

Liam Fitzgerald played his most complete game of the season, matching career-highs in scoring (16 points) and rebounds (14) to lead the top-seeded Whitworth men’s basketball team to an 87-57 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

‘Grit and heart’: Whitworth senior Garrett Hull hasn’t let pair of knee injuries derail his college basketball career

When Garrett Hull went down near the 3-point line and clutched his leg, he recognized immediately he had once again done real damage to his right knee.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Whitworth guard Ben College named Northwest Conference player of the year; West Valley’s Nick Drynan is freshman of the year

College leads the conference in scoring (22.1 points per game) and sank 81 3-pointers during the regular season, most in the NWC.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Dempsey Roggenbuck lifts Linfield over Whitworth in regular-season finale

Dempsey Roggenbuck scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, leading Linfield past Whitworth 91-80 in the Northwest Conference regular-season finale for both teams Saturday.


Whitworth men defeat Whitman to take control of Northwest Conference race

Ben College scored a game-high 23 points as Whitworth defeated host Whitman 87-82 Tuesday night to break a tie for first place in the Northwest Conference men’s basketball.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Seniors shine in final regular-season game at the Fieldhouse as Whitworth holds off George Fox 83-76

A couple months ago, the Whitworth Pirates lost three times in the span of five games.


Whitworth lacks sharp play but finds way to hold off Pacific

There wasn’t a lot that looked pretty in Whitworth’s 91-78 victory over Pacific on Friday night at the Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Balanced offense leads Whitworth in rout of last-place Willamette

Garrett Paxton scored 20 points off the bench, leading Whitworth to a 92-58 rout of Willamette on Saturday night, the Pirates’ fifth straight win.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Whitworth men rally late, beat LC

Whitworth reeled off 16 straight points to roar back and secure a 73-66 victory over Lewis and Clark on Friday in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Ben College pours in 44 points to lift Whitworth over PLU

Ben College erupted for 44 points and buried 11 3-pointers, leading Whitworth to an 87-81 victory over Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball showdown Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Ben College, Whitworth hold on to defeat Puget Sound

Ben College drilled five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points, and Whitworth held on down the stretch to defeat Puget Sound 81-79 in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Sam Lees, Garrett Hull step up to help Whitworth earn come-from-behind victory against Linfield

It is a rare night on a basketball court when senior Ben College can’t find his rhythm.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Hot-shooting Sam Lees leads Whitworth past Pacific

Sam Lees converted 13 of 14 shots from the field en route to 26 points, and No. 21 Whitworth defeated Pacific 94-75 in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Ben College scores 23 points to guide Whitworth to tight win at George Fox

Ben College scored 23 points, and Whitworth collected a 92-90 victory over George Fox in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Friday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Whitworth coach set to do sprints as Pirates thump Lewis & Clark 86-60

With 103 seconds left in the Whitworth Pirates’ 86-60 victory over the Lewis & Clark Pioneers on Saturday, Whitworth’s assistants flashed a look toward coach Damion Jablonski. The head coach …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Whitworth men breeze by Willamette with former standout Kyle Roach in attendance

With the first half winding down and the Pirates already comfortably ahead, JT McDermott lofted a pass to Liam Fitzgerald near the rim.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Garrett Hull a spark on both sides of the court in Whitworth’s 92-80 victory against Puget Sound

Last season, the Whitworth men’s basketball team planned for senior Garrett Hull to be its defensive spark off the bench, only to see him suffer a season-ending injury six games …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Ben College helps Whitworth overcome slow start, top Pacific Lutheran in conference opener

Down three regular starters and less than a week removed from two close losses in Ohio, the Whitworth Pirates didn’t play their best of halves to start Friday night’s game …


After impressive start, Whitworth basketball hits the road for pair of tough tests

Coming off a significant home victory last week, the Whitworth men’s basketball team is on the road this weekend with a chance to get two more.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Whitworth’s defense makes a stand in 105-51 rout of Cal Lutheran

Senior Ben College led the Pirates with 22 points, followed by senior forward Sam Lees with 12. Lester had eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds in 22 minutes.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Whitworth men boost nonconference strength of schedule to improve postseason chances

During a three game-stretch last December, the Whitworth Pirates scored 362 points, crushing three nonconference opponents in a show of offense never seen before at the Fieldhouse.