Recent Men's Basketball Headlines
Rio seniors Evan Legg (left) and Travis Elliott (right) were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Rio seniors Evan Legg (left) and Travis Elliott (right) were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Mon, Mar. 16, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Rio Grande seniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott are among the 131 Division II men's basketball student-athletes who have been named 2014-15 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
    In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
    AIB (Iowa) led all institutions with five individuals on the list.

Rio Grande's Evan Legg will be among the participants in the NAIA All-Star 3-Point Shootout
Rio Grande's Evan Legg will be among the participants in the NAIA All-Star 3-Point Shootout
Thu, Mar. 12, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - University of Rio Grande senior guard Evan Legg has been selected to participate in 3-Point Shootout portion of the NABC-NAIA Men's Basketball All-Star activities next weekend.
    The shootout, along with the Slam Dunk Contest and NAIA All-Star Game, is being held in conjunction with the 78th Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
    The 3-Point and Slam Dunk competitions are scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The all-star game itself, which pits some of the country's top senior players from NAIA Division I schools against some of the top seniors from NAIA Division II institutions, is set for 9 p.m. EDT.

Rio Grande's D.D. Joiner (left) and Dwayne Bazemore (right) were named to the All-KIAC men's basketball team on Monday
Rio Grande's D.D. Joiner (left) and Dwayne Bazemore (right) were named to the All-KIAC men's basketball team on Monday
Mon, Mar. 2, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande/KIAC Sports Information
    BEREA, Ky. - University of Rio Grande juniors D.D. Joiner and Dwayne Bazemore were among those named to the All-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Team on Monday.
    Joiner, a 6-foot-4 guard/forward from Columbus, Ohio, averaged a team-high 18.1 points for the RedStorm, who finished 19-12 after a loss to Asbury University in the quarterfinal round of the KIAC Tournament last Wednesday.
    Joiner also ranked second on the team in rebounds (7.5 rpg), while finishing third on the squad in assists (3.5 apg) and steals (1.3 spg). He ranked third in the KIAC in scoring, fourth in double-doubles (8), fifth in overall field goal percentage (52.9%), seventh in rebounding and eighth in assists.
    Joiner had a season-high 31 points against Cincinnati-Clermont on Jan. 17 and against Carlow University on Feb. 21, while pulling down a career-high 14 rebounds against Point Park on Jan. 7 and handing out a career-high 11 assists against Indiana University-Kokomo on Feb. 17.
    Joiner also surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career during a loss at home to Point Park.
    Bazemore, a 6-10 center from Columbus, Ohio, averaged 17.8 points and a team-high 10.0 rebounds per game for the RedStorm. He also led the team with 40 blocked shots.
    Bazemore tied for the league lead in double-doubles with 15, while ranking second in rebounding and field goal percentage (56.5%), fourth in scoring and fifth in blocks (1.3 bpg).
    Bazemore had a career-high 29 points in a win over Cincinnati-Clermont on Nov. 25, 2014 and a career-high 18 rebounds in a win over Barber-Scotia (N.C.) on Nov. 22, 2014. He also blocked a career-best five shots in a loss at home to Indiana University-East on Feb. 14.

Junior center Dwayne Bazemore had 23 points and 16 rebounds in Wednesday's season-ending loss to Asbury
Junior center Dwayne Bazemore had 23 points and 16 rebounds in Wednesday's season-ending loss to Asbury
Thu, Feb. 26, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WILMORE, Ky. - Tyler Smith scored eight of his 14 second half points as part of a scoring spurt which helped Asbury University build a double-digit lead and post an eventual 91-79 win over the University of Rio Grande in the quarterfinal round of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament, Wednesday night, at the Luce Physical Activities Center.
    The Eagles, the No. 2 seed from the KIAC South Division, completed a season sweep of the RedStorm, improving to 20-10 overall and advancing to Saturday's semifinal round against Point Park University.
    Rio Grande, the No. 3 seed from the KIAC North, finished its season at 19-12.

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Wed, Feb. 25, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's basketball team gets a shot at redemption - not to mention the chance to continue its chase for a championship - when the RedStorm meet Asbury University on Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
    Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Luce Center in Wilmore, Ky.
    Rio Grande, the No. 3 seed out of the North Division, suffered an 88-87 loss to the Eagles in the lone regular season meeting between the two teams on January 22 in Wilmore. In that game, the RedStorm failed to maintain a 17-point lead with 9:45 left in the contest.
    Rio Grande, which tied Point Park University for second place in the North Division's final standings but lost the tiebreaker to the Pioneers for tournament seeding, brings a 19-11 record and a two-game winning streak into the post-season.

Rio's D.D. Joiner scores two of his game-high 31 points during the second half of Saturday's win at Carlow
Rio's D.D. Joiner scores two of his game-high 31 points during the second half of Saturday's win at Carlow
Mon, Feb. 23, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Junior guard/forward D.D. Joiner matched a season-high with 31 points, including 17 in the second half, as the University of Rio Grande pulled away for an 86-69 win over Carlow University, Saturday afternoon, at Oakland Catholic High School's Donahue Pavilion.
    The RedStorm closed out regular season play at 19-11 overall and 6-7 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with their second straight victory.
    Carlow, which was fielding a men's varsity team for the first time this season, finished 2-22 overall and 0-13 in the KIAC.