2016-17 Men's Basketball
Record: 7-22 Home: 6-14 Away: 1-8 GSAC: 5-10
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Amidst the ups and downs of the season, Christian has been focusing on being thankful - View Full Story
Vanguard rallies from 16 down to force the extra period - View Full Story
Biola knocks off Vanguard by 7 points in their final GSAC meeting - View Full Story
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Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 at 9:55 AM

COSTA MESA, Calif.- The Vanguard University Lions (7-20, 5-10) had a lot to think about, making the long journey home after a fourth consecutive loss at the hands of Arizona Christian. Waiting for the Lions, were the 16th ranked Westmont College Warriors (22-6, 10-5), who handed the Lions their first loss in their four game losing streak. Stopping the skid looked like a truly daunting task on paper, but the Pride upset the odds by comfortably defeating the Warriors 87-72. Teslim Idris (SR/London, England) led the way for the Lions, scoring 19 points on the night.

 
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Men's Basketball - Mon, Feb. 20, 2017

We are in the last week of our regular season and this year has been full of ups and downs. Although I have had my share of frustrating moments and doubts, recently I have really started to embrace a sense of gratitude that I have never felt before. No matter what the outcome may have been in my past, I am thankful for each experience I have encountered not only in these last couple years at Vanguard, but in my life. This is one of the hardest lesson I have learned and it is also one of the most gratifying. It is a great feeling to have when you can detach yourself from the results of everything and solely focus on gratitude.

 
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Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 18, 2017

PHOENIX, Ariz.- Having Traveled 376 miles to face the Arizona Christian University Firestorm (17-10, 4-10), the Vanguard University Lions (6-22, 4-10) hoped to put an end to their three game losing streak. However, after yet another back and forth battle that ended 75-75 in regulation, the Lions lost 88-81 in overtime. This marks the third game in a row where the Lions have lost by a seven point margin or less.

 
 
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Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 15, 2017

LA MIRADA, Calif. - Following their overtime defeat against Hope, the Vanguard University Lions (6-21, 4-9) hoped to return to winning ways against the fourth ranked Biola University Eagles (25-3, 11-3). Despite pushing them to the very end, the Pride fell to their third consecutive defeat, losing 75-68. However, this does bring an end to a run of three games against ranked opposition, a daunting portion of the Lions' conference slate.

 
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Men's Basketball - Sun, Feb. 12, 2017

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Back home following their defeat at the hands of Westmont, the Vanguard University Lions (6-20, 4-8) looked to turn their fortunes around against the Hope International University Royals (21-5, 10-2). Desperate to return to winning ways, the Pride fought tooth and claw, only to lose 91-86 in overtime. Malachi Hoosein (JR/Norwalk, CA) just missed a half court shot as time expired in regulation, as the ball just fell short of being nothing but net. 

 
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Men's Basketball - Tue, Feb. 7, 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- Following their pulsating overtime victory against 20th ranked William Jessup University, the Vanguard University Lions (6-19, 4-7) played against the 12th ranked Westmont College Warriors (19-5, 7-4). However, this match against ranked opposition didn't fare as well for the Pride, who lost 88-67. This defeat can largely be attributed to the scoring exploits of Cory Blau, who led the game with 22 points on the night.