Recent Men's Basketball Headlines
Rio Grande senior D.D. Joiner was named an honorable mention NAIA Division II All-American on Thursday
Rio Grande senior D.D. Joiner was named an honorable mention NAIA Division II All-American on Thursday
Thu, Mar. 17, 2016 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - University of Rio Grande senior guard D.D. Joiner was among the Honorable Mention selections to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2015-16 Division II Men's Basketball All-America team.
    Joiner, a 6-foot-4 guard from Columbus, Ohio, averaged 18.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the RedStorm, who finished 17-14 after a one-point loss at Alice Lloyd in the quarterfinal round of the KIAC Tournament.
    Joiner ranked fifth in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in scoring, eight in rebounding and ninth in field goal percentage. He finished his career at Rio Grande with 1,833 points and 695 rebounds.

Rio Grande senior Travis Elliott was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete on Monday
Rio Grande senior Travis Elliott was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete on Monday
Mon, Mar. 14, 2016 - [Men's Basketball]

NAIA/Rio Grande Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - University of Rio Grande senior Travis Elliott is among the 163 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Men's Basketball student-athletes named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Rio seniors D.D. Joiner and Dwayne Bazemore were among those named to the All-KIAC First Team
Rio seniors D.D. Joiner and Dwayne Bazemore were among those named to the All-KIAC First Team
Fri, Feb. 26, 2016 - [Men's Basketball]

KIAC/Rio Grande Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. - University of Rio Grande seniors D.D. Joiner and Dwayne Bazemore are among the student-athletes named to the 2015-16 All-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball First Team.
    The team and other award winners, selected through balloting of the league's 12 head coaches, was announced Friday afternoon.
    Joiner, who, like Bazemore, hails from Columbus, Ohio, averaged 18.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the RedStorm, while Bazemore averaged 15.6 ppg and 9.7 rpg en route to surpassing the 1,000-point mark for his career in just two seasons.
    Bazemore, who had a career-high 22 rebounds in a loss at Asbury on Feb. 9, also led the conference with 13 "double-double" performances for head coach Ken French's squad, which finished 17-14 after a one-point loss at Alice Lloyd in the quarterfinal round of the KIAC Tournament.

Junior Corey Cruse had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Rio's loss at Alice Lloyd in the KIAC tourney quarterfinals
Junior Corey Cruse had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Rio's loss at Alice Lloyd in the KIAC tourney quarterfinals
Wed, Feb. 24, 2016 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    PIPPA PASSES, Ky. - Tyler Rogers' basket following an offensive rebound with 9.1 seconds remaining capped an 8-0 game-ending run and lifted Alice Lloyd College to a 73-72 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 Grady Nutt Athletic Center.
    The Eagles, the tourney's top seed out of the Capital Division, improved to 17-11 with the victory and advanced to Saturday's semifinal round where they'll host Point Park University, a 98-83 winner over Brescia University in another of Wednesday's quarterfinal contests.
    Rio Grande, the No. 4 seed from the Colonial Division, finished 17-14 with the loss, its third straight and 10th in 13 outings after beginning the season 14-4.
    Nine of the RedStorm's 14 setbacks were by four points or less and another was by just eight points. The three season-ending losses were by a combined five points.

Rio's DeVon Price battles Carlow's Chris Pipkin for a rebound in Thursday night's win over the Celtics
Rio's DeVon Price battles Carlow's Chris Pipkin for a rebound in Thursday night's win over the Celtics
Fri, Feb. 5, 2016 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - University of Rio Grande men's basketball head coach Ken French admitted that his team successfully executed just one play in Thursday night's home tilt against Carlow University.
    Fortunately for the RedStorm, that one play was the last one.
    Matt Rhodes connected on a layup as time expired, lifting Rio Grande to a 94-93 victory over the Celtics in a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    The RedStorm stopped a two-game losing skid with the win, improving to 16-8 overall and 6-4 in league play.
    Carlow, whose men's program is in just its second year of existence, was denied a first-ever conference triumph, dropping to 5-18 overall and 0-11 in the KIAC.

Rio's D.D. Joiner attempts to get off a shot around the defense of Ohio Christian's Gary Hoover
Rio's D.D. Joiner attempts to get off a shot around the defense of Ohio Christian's Gary Hoover
Wed, Feb. 3, 2016 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Conor Mabry came off the bench to score a season-high 29 points and lead Ohio Christian University to an 88-68 win over the University of Rio Grande in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Game of the Week, Tuesday night, at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Mabry connected on 10 of his 15 field goal attempts, including six of his seven tries from three-point range, for the Trailblazers, who improved to 18-6 overall and 7-3 in the KIAC with their fifth straight win.
    Rio Grande, which lost for the fourth time in five outings on the heels of a nine-game winning streak, slipped to 15-8 overall and 5-4 in league play.