Men's Basketball

Home of 30 SCIAC Championships & 4 SCIAC Tournament Appearances

  • Eric Davis named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    December 11, 2017
    Senior Eric Davis (Ventura, Calif.) was selected as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week for Men’s Basketball in the fourth week of voting.
  • Poets dominate SCIAC Opener 92-66 against Leos
    December 06, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team opened up Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) play Wednesday night as they dominated the Leopards of the University of La Verne 92-66.
  • Whittier battles UC Irvine
    November 29, 2017
    The final score might read a 112-65 loss for the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team to Division I UC Irvine but the Purple & Gold kept it close throughout only to see a late 40-8 run prove costly late in the second half.
  • Victor Nwaba named to Mission Inn All-Tournament Team
    November 27, 2017
    Senior transfer Victor Nwaba (Los Angeles, Calif.) was recently named to the All-Tournament Team for the Mission Inn Tip-Off Classic announced by the Santa Cruz Athletic Department.
  • Mark Jensen picks up first collegiate win against New Rochelle
    November 26, 2017
    Whittier College Head Men’s Basketball coach Mark Jensen collected his first collegiate win Sunday night as the Poets rolled College of New Rochelle 101-69 inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Poets drop heart breaker 77-75 to UC Merced
    November 25, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team dropped a heart breaker Saturday afternoon 77-75 to Division II UC Merced during the Purple & Gold Poet Classic.
  • Poets fall in OT 111-100 to Banana Slugs
    November 18, 2017
    For the second straight game the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team fell unlucky as they dropped their first overtime game of the season 111-100 to the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz wrapping up the Mission Inn Tipoff Classic.
  • Poets fall on last possession 76-75 to Linfield
    November 17, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team opened up their 2017-18 season in exciting fashion Friday afternoon at the Mission Inn Tipoff Classic as they came from behind to nearly top Linfield College falling 76-75 on the final possession.
  • Poets battle CSU Bakersfield in Exhibition
    November 10, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team took part in their second exhibition game this past weekend as they pushed Division II Cal State Bakersfield in an 88-66 loss inside the Icardo Center.
  • Men's Basketball goes 'Down Under' for Summer Tour 2017
    September 06, 2017
    This summer, the men’s basketball team from Whittier College was given the exciting privilege of traveling to Australia for their international tour. Per NCAA regulations, each basketball program is allowed to go on one foreign tour every three years, and this summer, the Poets headed down under. The hope is that the 11 extra days of practice and four games against international talent will spring-board the Poets as they officially begin their season October 15. The players eligible to participate in this tour were the 10 returning members from the 2016-2017 team roster.
  • Mark Jensen named Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach
    April 17, 2017
    Mark Jensen, former Assistant Coach for Men’s Basketball for the past twelve years was moved into the Interim Head Coaching Position following the stepping down of former Head Coach Rock Carter.
  • Rock Carter steps away as Head Men’s Basketball Coach
    April 14, 2017
    Rock Carter, the longtime head coach of the Whittier College men’s basketball team, announced today that he will retire at the end of the current academic year. One of the winningest coaches in program history, Carter will step down immediately with the Poets, 22 of which he was the Head Coach.
  • Poets spoil La Verne Senior Night 88-85
    February 21, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team despite being knocked out of playoff contention ended the 2016-17 season on a high note acting as spoilers Tuesday night as they stunned the University of La Verne 88-85 on Senior Night.
  • PAC the GAC sends Seniors off with win over Redlands
    February 18, 2017
    In front of a crowd of almost 1500 strong inside of the Graham Athletic Center, the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team sent off their three seniors with a 94-81 win over the University of Redlands on Dave Jacobs Court.
  • Poets end losing skid with 78-73 win over Chapman
    February 16, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team ended their six game losing skid Thursday evening as they edged Chapman University 78-73 inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Poets remain in slump after loss to Sagehens
    February 11, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team remains in a slump as they extended their losing skid to six games following a tough 81-60 loss to Pomona-Pitzer.
  • Poets extend losing skid to five after loss to Stags
    February 09, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team suffered their fifth straight double digit loss Thursday as they fell 87-67 to Claremont-M-S.
  • Poets suffer tough loss at home against Caltech
    February 07, 2017
    For the first time since 1953-54 the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team has been swept by the California Institute of Technology on the season as they suffered an 85-62 loss inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Poets can’t keep up with Kingsmen in loss
    February 02, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team found it tough Thursday night to stay up with the fast paced Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran University as they fell 98-69 inside of the Graham Athletic Center.
  • Poets face tough road loss to Oxy
    January 28, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team played with limited numbers Saturday evening and it proved costly as they dropped a lopsided decision 82-57 to Occidental College.
  • Poets undersized against Sagehens
    January 26, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team fell “short” Thursday evening inside of a packed house in the Graham Athletic Center 83-63 to the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer.
  • Poets’ late run enough for win over Chapman
    January 21, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team put together a late run in the second half Saturday night that secured them a come from behind victory over Chapman University 62-59 inside of the Hutton Sports Center.
  • Conner Longmire lifts Poets to 76-72 win over Redlands
    January 19, 2017
    The University of Redlands and Currier Gym is one of the toughest places to play within the conference but Thursday night, the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team was able to go in and hold off the Bulldogs 76-72 to move back to .500 on the season.
  • Poets almost complete comeback in 97-96 loss to La Verne
    January 14, 2017
    In what many are calling the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Game of the a Week, and maybe the Game of the Year up to this point, the Whittier College Men’s Basketball team overcame a 24 point deficit in the first half to fall 97-96 to the University of La Verne.
  • Whittier holds off Oxy for first SCIAC win
    January 12, 2017
    The Whittier College Men’s Basketball team earned their first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) victory Thursday night as they held off Occidental College 79-75 inside of the Graham Athletic Center.