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Men's Basketball Performs Community Service

Sep 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team and coaching staff spent its Thursday afternoon helping the city of Dubuque clean-up the historic Port of Dubuque area. The 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament Champion Spartans spent the afternoon pulling weeds and laying mulch near the National Mississippi River Museum.

Sieverding Chosen for Iowa High School Athletics Hall of Fame

Oct 2, 2013
University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball Head Coach Robbie Sieverding was announced as one of the newest members of the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Sieverding prepped at Bellevue Marquette High School before staring at the University of Northern Iowa. Induction ceremonies will be held on March 15th during the state tournament.

Spartans Fall 85-66 to UNI

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team looks to be among the best in Division III in 2013-14. On Friday night, they played one of the top Mid-Majors in Division I in the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The Spartans lost to UNI 85-66 in the Exhibition Game at the McLeod Center in front of 3,278 fans. Chris Frazier and Lucas Ware led UD in scoring with 15 points each.

Men' Basketball At Univ. of Northwestern Tip--Off Touney

Nov 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team begins play this weekend at the University of Northwestern ACR Homes Tip-Off Tournament in Saint Paul, Minn. The Spartans face North Central on Friday night and Northwestern on Saturday evening.

Men’s Basketball Picked First in IIAC Coaches Preseason Poll

Nov 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team, 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament Champions, have been named the favorite by the conference coaches in the Preseason Poll. The Spartans set a school record with 22 wins last season while qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. UD received four of seven possible first place votes and 53 points.

Spartans Win by 18 in Opener

Nov 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team opened the 2013-14 season in convincing fashion on Friday night. The Spartans used a 10-2 run to open the second half to coast to a 88-70 victory over North Central University (Minn) at the Northwestern Tip-Off Tournament. Brandon Ferguson led four Spartans in double figures with 18 points off the bench. UD finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field.

Spartans Win Showdown with Northwestern

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team won a matchup of 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament qualifers on Saturday night. The Spartans won 85-81 over Northwestern-St. Paul in the final game of the Northwestern/ACR Homes Tip-Off Classic. UD shot 60.8% from the field and 63.6% from beyond the arc in the victory. Dubuque is 2-0 on the year.

Norris Named IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week

Nov 19, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Andre Norris was named IIAC Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week. Norris averaged 20.0 points per game while shooting 68.2% (15-22) from the field in two Spartans victories last week. UD went 2-0 last week at the Northwestern.ACR Homes Tip-Off Classic.

Spartans Open Home Season with 91-81 Victory

Nov 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball collected their third win of the season in their home opener on Tuesday night over the Monmouth College Fighting Scots by a 91-81 victory.

Michaelis Scores 1,000 Career Point in Spartans Win

Nov 22, 2013
he University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team advanced to the Championship Game of the Carthage College Classic on Friday night with a 79-76 victory against Benedictine (Ill.). Spartans senior Mitch Michaelis became the 20th Men's Basketball player with 1,000 Career Points with 14 first half points. The second half was all Andre Norris as he scored 20 of his career high 27 points in the final 20 minutes. Dubuque moved to 4-0 on the year.

Spartans Win Carthage Classic, Norris Named MVP

Nov 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque men’s basketball needed overtime on Saturday to remain unblemished, a perfect 5-0 overall record after winning the Carthage College Classic Championship game 93-89 in OT.

UD Men's Basketball Receives Votes in D3hoops Top 25

Nov 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team is off to a 5-0 start to the 2013-14 Season and it is not going unnoticed. The Spartans, winners of 12 of their last 13 games dating back to last season, received votes (8 points) in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll for Week 1. UD is averaging 87.2 points per game, the 43rd highest points per game total in Division-III. Dubuque currently has five players averaging double figure points per game.

Spartans Rally in Second Half to Remain Perfect

Nov 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team continued where they left off before Thanksgiving break and remain perfect in non-conference play after a 75-64 victory over Clarke University on Saturday. The game was tied at halftime 35-35 before the Spartans broke the contest open in the final half and led by as many as 17 points. Gage Heffernan was a key Spartan as he helped UD offensively with 20 points and defensively with a game high 16 rebounds including 11 defensive boards. He led UD with five steals and four assists in the win.

Spartans Cruise to 93-57 Victory

Dec 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque men’s basketball team cruised to a 93-57 victory over the North Central University Rams (Minn.) Friday night on Jon Davison Court. The Spartans jumped out to a 52-30 halftime lead highlighted by a Andre Norris breakaway dunk which awoke the crowd to its loudest roar of the night. UD’s largest lead was 38 points midway through the second half as 16 Spartans finished the evening in the scoring column.

Spartans Taking Care of Business

Dec 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team improved to 8-0 on Thursday night after taking care of AIB College of Business by a 109-66 score. A small crowd on hand found their way through icy conditions in the area to witness 11 Spartans scoring in the home victory.

Norris Earns Iowa Conference Performer of the Week Honors

Dec 23, 2013
University of Dubuque forward Andre Norris has been named IIAC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week. Norris scored finished with 25 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists in the Spartans 109-66 victory over AIB. He shot 10-13 from the field, 2-2 from three-point range, 3-3 from the free throw line, and threw down three dunks in the contest.

2013 Jon Davison Holiday Tournament

Dec 31, 2013
The University of Dubuque finished 2013 unblemished on Tuesday night after winning the 2013 Jon Davison Holiday Tournament by capturing the championship game 79-62 over the University of St. Francis. The Spartans improved to 10-0 on the season with the victory. Rockford University edged out Clarke University in the consolation game by a slim 87-82 margin.

Spartans Remain Perfect at 11-0

Jan 3, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team capped off a perfect non-conference season after winning on Friday night over the Bethany Lutheran College Vikings by a 83-71 victory. The Spartans will enter Iowa Conference play on Wednesday, January 8 against the Wartburg College Knights with a perfect, unbeaten 11-0 record for head coach Robbie Sieverding.

Spartans Win Re-match of Last Season's IIAC Tournament Final

Jan 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball IIAC opener lived up to what everyone was anticipating. The last time the Spartans and Knights played was in the 2013 IIAC Tournament Championship. Tonight's contest lived up to the billing with both teams largest lead being by six points or less. The pair of teams swapped the lead 18 times and the game was tied another 10 teams before the Spartans won 67-63. UD moved to 12-0 overall and 1-0 in IIAC action.

Spartans Rally from Behind to Beat the Dutch

Jan 11, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball faced a tough opponent on their home court and rallied from a nine point halftime deficit to defeat the Central College Dutch 74-67. The win maintained the Spartans unbeaten record which now stands at 13-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.

Norris Named IIAC Performer of the Week for Third Time

Jan 13, 2014
University of Dubuque sophomore Andre Norris (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) was named IIAC Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week for the third time this season. Norris averaged 22.0 points per game as UD improved to 13-0 on year and 2-0 in the Iowa Conference. The Spartans are one of seven undefeated teams remaining in Division-III and 1 of 18 in the NCAA All-Divisions.

Spartans Remain Only Unbeaten Basketball Team in Iowa

Jan 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team remains the only unbeaten basketball team among Iowa colleges and are one of just 18 men's teams in all divisions to have not suffered a loss in the 2013-14 season. The Spartans are one of seven colleges in NCAA Division III to remain with a perfect basketball record and improved to 14-0 overall and 3-0 in the IIAC after posting a 79-69 victory on Wednesday night over the Luther College Norse.

Spartans Off to Best Start Ever 15-0!

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team is off to it's best start in school history with a 15-0 record and a perfect 4-0 record in league play. Saturday's match-up of unbeatens in Iowa Conference play with Buena Vista University and UD entered the contest both with 3-0 records. The Spartans faced a strong test in the Beavers and the game swapped leads 13 times and was tied another nine times with neither team leading by more than a handful of points. UD took the lead with 11 seconds remaining on a lay-up and foul 65-63. The Beavers had an open three for the win, but it fell short and the long rebound landed in the hands of the Spartans to remain unblemished with the 65-63 victory.

IIAC Athlete of the Week Honors for Norris

Jan 20, 2014
The University of Dubuque forward Andre Norris was named IIAC Athlete of the Week. Norris was also named Men's Basketball Performer of the Week for the fourth time this season. Norris averaged 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as UD improved to 15-0. The Spartans are one of five undefeated teams remaining in Division-III.

Spartans Ranked 25th by D3hoops

Jan 21, 2014
After six weeks of receiving votes, the University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team has jumped into the national rankings at #25 in the D3hoops.com Top 25. The 15-0 Spartans are one of five undefeated teams remaining in Division-III. UD has used a balanced scoring attack with four individuals averaging double digit points per game to rank 33rd in D-III in scoring offense at 83.3 points per game.

Sweet 16-0 for #25-ranked Spartan Men's Basketball

Jan 23, 2014
The #25-ranked University of Dubuque men's basketball team earned a hard fought road victory on Wednesday night, beating the host Coe College Kohawks in Eby Fieldhouse by a 66-56 score. The Spartans never trailed in their 16th win of the season and improved to 5-0 in the IIAC.

Spartans Suffer First Loss

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday by a 66-76 score to the Loras College Duhawks.

Spartans Capture "Live" Victory

Jan 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team's fans showed up in full force on Wednesday evening as KCRG 9.2 were on hand to showcase the game live in the tri-states. The near capacity crowd witnessed a very exciting NCAA Division III contest with the Spartans taking the win 76-66 over the Simpson College Storm.

Spartans Hold Court at Home, Improve to 18-1

Feb 1, 2014
A team with just one loss on the season enters every contest with a large target on its' back, the University of Dubuque men's basketball team has been that target in 2013-14. Saturday night was no different, the Coe College Kohawks threw everything they had and fell short as the Spartans captured the contest 71-65.

Heffernan Named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week

Feb 3, 2014
University of Dubuque basketball player Gage Heffernan has been named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week and Men's Basketball Performer of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. Heffernan averaged 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 steals in two games as UD improved to 18-1 on the year.

Hot Shooting Spartans Clinch IIAC Tourney Berth

Feb 5, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball time began the week with the final four out of six games on the road. Wednesday night UD used hot shooting to overtake the Wartburg College Knights on their home court 83-65 and clinched a spot in the Iowa Conference Tournament.

20 Wins for Spartan Men's Basketball

Feb 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team never trailed for the second consecutive game when they captured their 20th win of the season in a 86-75 road victory over the Simpson College Storm on Saturday. UD improved to 20-1 overall and 9-1 in the Iowa Conference and will return to the comforts of Stoltz Sports Center next week. The Spartans will attempt to avenge their lone loss of the season when they host the Loras College Duhawks (11-10 overall, 4-6 in IIAC) on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:00 p.m.

#23-ranked Spartans Lose a Heartbreaker at Home

Feb 12, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball gave the fans in attendance Wednesday night a thriller not soon to be forgotten in Stoltz Sports Center. A near capacity crowd on hand witnessed a heartbreaking loss for just the second time this season for the Spartans to rival Loras College Duhawks. Down by two points in the final seconds, UD's Chris Frazier connected for a three pointer off the right side to put the #23-ranked Spartans ahead 70-69. The Duhawks called a time out with seven seconds remaining. Loras inbound the ball and pushed it quickly up court. The Duhawks Nathaniel Smith broke free and pulled up for a 10 foot jumper off the right lane and the ball quietly swished through the net with 1.7 seconds left on the clock giving the lead to Loras 71-70. The Spartans with no timeouts, tossed the ball to Brandon Ferguson who made a last shot attempt from over half court and the ball bounced off the right side of the backboard ending the Spartans with just their second loss of the 2013-14 season.

Men's Basketball Fall a Game Back in IIAC

Feb 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque #23-ranked men's basketball team held their fate in their hands on Senior Day, but the visiting Central College Dutch snatched away the contest late by a 80-74 score. The loss dropped the Spartans to a game out of the IIAC lead over the league leading Dutch.

Spartans #2 seed in IIAC Tourney

Feb 19, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team lost on the road Wednesday night to the Buena Vista University Beavers 75-77. UD managed to claim the #2 seed for the Iowa Conference Tournament which begins next week.

#2 Seed Men's Basketball Prepares for IIAC Tourney

Feb 22, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team stopped a three game skid on Saturday to finish a game out of the IIAC title with a 10-4 conference mark. The #2 seeded Spartans beat the Luther Norse 72-66 and will host Tuesday's winner of the #3 seed Loras Vs. #6 seed Luther game in Stoltz Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball Stunned by #6 Seed

Feb 27, 2014
The University of Dubuque #2-seeded men's basketball team lost to the #6-seeded Luther College Norse in the IIAC Tournament semi-finals by a 83-87 score. The Spartans led by as much as 18 points with eight minutes left of the game before the Norse shot their way back into the game. Luther made all eight of their final free throws with under four and a half minutes to play as the Spartans missed two out of three attempts at the line.

All-Iowa Conference Honors for Norris, Frazier, & Heffernan

Mar 5, 2014
A trio of University of Dubuque Men's Basketball student-athletes earned All-Iowa Conference (IIAC) honors as selected by the IIAC Coaches. UD sophomore Andre Norris made the jump from Second Team last season to First Team All-IIAC in 2014. Spartans senior Chris Frazier and junior Gage Heffernan were named Second Team All-IIAC honorees. Dubuque finished the year with a 21-5 overall record and second place in the IIAC at 10-4.

2014 Men's Basketball Summer Camp & Shootout Info

May 5, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball program will be hosting a Boy's Basketball Shooting Camp from June 16-18th and a Boy's High School Shootout for Varsity and Junior Varsity teams on June 29th.

2014 Men's Basketball Team Awards Banquet

May 5, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team closed the books on a great season with their team banquet on Sunday April 25th. The Spartans squad had back-to-back 20 win seasons for the first time in school history and finished the 2013-14 season with a 21-5 overall record. UD was ranked as high as #23 in the nation after a 16-0 start to the season.

Former UD basketball player, Chris Frazier, Pursues Pro Career Back Home

Nov 10, 2014
Former University of Dubuque men’s basketball player and Heidelberg, Germany native, Chris Frazier ’13, landed in familiar territory after securing a spot on the German pro circuit with the Otto Baskets in Magdeburg, Germany.

Men's Basketball's Title Hopes Lie in Depth and Leadership for 2014-15

Nov 17, 2014
The Spartans look to move up in the league standings after finishing in the Top-3 of the Iowa Conference in the past four seasons. UD will rely on seven seniors and a trio of players who played key roles in their 2012-13 IIAC Tournament title run. Andre Norris is the IIAC’s top-returning scorer, Lucas Ware is back after missing last season due to injury, and Brandon Ferguson moves to a starting role for the first time.

Men’s Basketball Victorious in Season Opener

Nov 17, 2014
Andre Norris recorded his first double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds as the University of Dubuque men’s basketball team pulled away from Concordia (Wis.) midway through the second half to claim victory in the Johnson Bank City Classic hosted by Carroll University.

Defense and Second-Half Surge Leads Men's Basketball to Championship Win

Nov 17, 2014
For the second game in a row, the University of Dubuque men's basketball team pulled away in the second half of a competitive game to win the Johnson Bank Tip-Off Classic Championship, 51-33, over Carroll University.

Unbeaten Men's Basketball Picked 2nd in IIAC Coaches Poll

Nov 21, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team, last year's regular-season runner-up, picked up three first-place votes and sits second with 50 points in the 2014 IIAC Pre-season Coaches Poll recently released. The Spartans were picked second on two ballots and third on two others. The Spartans opened last weekend with a pair of victories at Caroll University Johnson Bank Classic taking the team championship. Earning all-tournament honors were Andre Norris and and Jacob Mohlis were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts.

Men’s Basketball Overwhelms North Central (Minn.) to Remain Undefeated

Nov 21, 2014
The University of Dubuque men’s basketball team used smothering defense and on-point shooting to defeat North Central University (Minn.), 68-57, on Friday in the Northwestern ACR Homes Tip-Off Classic.

Men's Basketball Capture Second Tournament Title

Nov 23, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team improved to 4-0 overall on Saturday and captured their second tournament title in back-to-back weekends. The Spartans trailed to the host Northwestern (Minn.) in the opening half of action by a 25-28 score, but UD would out score the hosts 44-29 in the second half to capture the 20th Annual Northwestern University ACR Homes Tournament title by a score of 79-67.

Norris Claims Men’s Basketball’s First IIAC Player of the Week Honor

Nov 25, 2014
Junior Andre Norris was an all-around threat for the University of Dubuque men’s basketball team after leading the Spartans to a 2-0 record in the Northwestern ACR Homes Tip-Off Classic this past week. Norris’ efforts earned him the first men’s basketball Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) player of the week award of the season.

Norris Leads Spartans in Colorado College Tourney

Nov 28, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball are spending the Thanksgiving Holiday the same way they have spent the past two weekends, on the road playing in a basketball tournament. This weekend the Spartans opened the Colorado College Tournament with a 83-60 victory over Willamette University (Ore.) in the opening game. The victory matches up the Spartans with the hosts, the Colorado College Tigers, at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) in the Championship game. The Tigers were victorious over the University of Northwstern 70-61 on Friday night.

Men's Basketball Win Colorado Tourney

Nov 29, 2014
The host Colorado College Tigers battled the University of Dubuque men's basketball team until the final minute of the 2014 Colorado College Tournament, but the Spartans remained a perfect 6-0 with a 77-68 victory. UD led at halftime 33-31, but the Tigers attacked in the second half and closed to within a point with 5:34 left in game. The Spartans fought each advance and increased the lead to seven points after a Gage Heffernan steal and thundering dunk at 3:35. The Tigers once rallied back connecting on a three pointer and a pair of free throws to narrow lead to within a bucket with less than three minutes to play. UD would sink their last 7-8 free throw attempts to extend the lead to nine in the final minute.

Heffernan’s MVP Efforts Lead to IIAC Athlete of the Week Award

Dec 2, 2014
Gage Heffernan’s MVP performance led the University of Dubuque men’s basketball team to the Colorado College Thanksgiving Tournament title, an unblemished 6-0 record (receiving votes in D3hoops.com Top 25), and UD’s first 2014-15 IIAC (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Athlete of the Week award.

Spartans Hold Court Against Crusaders

Dec 4, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team trailed after one half on Thursday night by a 39-41 margin, but would out score the visiting Clarke University Crusaders 56-44 in the final 20 minutes of action to capture the tilt 95-85. UD remains unbeaten at 7-0 overall.

Men’s Basketball Cruises Past Bethany Lutheran to Keep Perfect Record Alive

Dec 9, 2014
Andre Norris stole the show with 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the University of Dubuque men’s basketball team to 85-62 victory over winless Bethany Lutheran on Tuesday night.

Elmhurst (Ill.) Spoils Men’s Basketball’s Unbeaten Season

Dec 13, 2014
The University of Dubuque men’s basketball team shot lights out during regulation but cooled off in the overtime period as Elmhurst snapped the Spartans eight-game winning streak in 98-93 defeat.

Hot Shooting Spartans Sizzle at the Beach

Dec 20, 2014
The warmth of the beach has been a welcome sight for the University of Dubuque men's basketball team as they opened play at the 2014 Daytona Beach Shootout Men's Basketball Tournament at the Ocean Center. The Spartans enjoyed a hot shooting afternoon when they captured the opener against the Birminham Southern Panthers by a score of 76-62. UD improved to 9-1 overall with the victory.