2011-12 Tartan Men's Basketball News

  • A Tartan to the Core: Carnegie Mellon Was a Perfect Home for Evan Gelacek ‘05
    May 30, 2012
    When his mother was diagnosed with cancer during his sophomore year of college, Evan Gelacek knew he needed to get closer to home. After two years at Swarthmore College, Gelacek transferred to Carnegie Mellon, where he became a standout on the basketball court and in the classroom.
  • Carnegie Mellon Announces UAA 25th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team
    March 19, 2012
    As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the University Athletic Association (UAA), the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is honored to announce the school’s all-time UAA men's basketball team.
  • Four Men’s Basketball Players Named All-UAA
    February 29, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon men’s basketball team had four players named to the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Basketball Team by the league’s coaches when the Association announced its postseason All-Star teams Wednesday, February 29. Senior John Duhring (Round Hill, Va./Saint Maria Goretti) found a spot on the Association’s second team, as senior Joe Kromka (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) along with sophomores Christian Manoli (San Rafael, Calif./Terra Linda) and Rashaun Riley (Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek) received honorable mention status.
  • Tartans Finish Season with Come-From-Behind Victory
    February 25, 2012
    Senior Joe Kromka (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) had a career game to finish his career as a Tartan, leading the Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team to a 72-69 come-from-behind win at home against Case Western Reserve University. The Tartans finish the year with a 9-16 overall mark and 4-10 record in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The Spartans end the year with a 10-15 and 2-12 mark.
  • Late Run Not Enough as Tartans Fall 81-74
    February 19, 2012
    A late second-half run by the Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team was not quite enough as the University of Rochester Yellowjackets stole a road win in University Athletic Association action Sunday. The Yellowjackets used an 85% shooting performance from the free throw line to take down the Tartans 81-74.
  • Tartans Upset #18 Emory 82-79
    February 17, 2012
    Sophomore Sean Brophy’s (Blue Bell, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) three-point basket with 0.6 seconds remaining in the contest lifted the Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team to an 82-79 upset victory over #18 Emory University. The win on the Skibo Gymnasium hardwood brings the Tartans’ record to 8-15 and 3-9 in University Athletic Association play. The Eagles are now 18-5, 7-5.
  • Duhring Earns Men’s Basketball UAA Honor
    February 14, 2012
    Carnegie Mellon University senior John Duhring (Round Hill, Va./St. Maria Goretti) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week for his performance this past weekend in UAA action.
  • Men’s Basketball Drop 88-79 Contest at Washington
    February 12, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team faced Washington University on its home court Sunday, February 12. The Tartans dropped an 88-79 contest to the Bears in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. Carnegie Mellon is now 7-15, 2-9 as the Bears move to 17-5, 9-2.
  • Men’s Basketball Fall 77-75 in Overtime at Chicago
    February 10, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to the Windy City Friday, February 10 to play University of Chicago in a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. In overtime, the Tartans dropped a 77-75 decision to the Maroons, falling to 7-14, 2-8 while Chicago is now 12-9, 5-5.
  • Shot at Buzzer Derails Tartans in Overtime 77-76
    February 05, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team lost at the buzzer of overtime to Brandeis University on Sunday, February 5 after a tightly contested second and final period. An off-balance shot by Tyrone Hughes found its way thru the net for the Judges for the 77-76 win in Skibo Gymnasium. The Tartans are now 7-13 overall and 2-7 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while Brandeis moves to 12-8 and 6-3.
  • Tartans Drop Home Contest to #19 New York
    February 03, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted #19 New York University Friday, February 3 on the hardwood of Skibo Gymnasium. In the University Athletic Association (UAA) contest, the Violets defeated the Tartans 88-76 to drop Carnegie Mellon’s record to 7-12, 2-6 while New York improves to 16-2, 6-2.
  • Two Men’s Basketball Players Named Academic All-District
    February 02, 2012
    Two Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball seniors, John Duhring (Round Hill, Va./St. Maria Goretti) and Joe Kromka (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway), have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-District Team Thursday, February 2. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Family, Future Help Rashaun Riley Mature Into Team Leader
    January 31, 2012
    Maturity is something one is only able to work out on their own, and it comes at different times throughout life. It means a person is relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, and grown-up. Growing up is something sophomore Rashaun Riley of the men’s basketball team did a lot of following his first year at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Tartans Drop 80-67 Contest at Brandeis
    January 29, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team dropped an 80-67 decision at Brandeis University in University Athletic Association play Sunday, January 29. The loss moves the Tartans record to 7-11, 2-5, as the Judges improve to 11-7, 5-2.
  • Tartans Upset #17 New York 70-68
    January 27, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to New York University Friday, January 27 and upset the No. 17 Violets 70-68 in University Athletic Association play. The win improves the Tartans record to 7-10, 2-4 while New York is now 14-2, 4-2.
  • Tartans Drop Heartbreaker in Overtime at Rochester
    January 22, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaking 72-64 overtime game at the University of Rochester, Sunday, January 22. The University Athletic Association loss moves the Tartans record to 6-10, 1-4 while Rochester is now 11-5, 2-3.
  • Men’s Basketball Lose 83-68 at #8 Emory
    January 20, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled south to play the #8 Eagles of Emory University Friday, January 20 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The Tartans fell 83-68 in a battle making their record 6-9, 1-3 while the Eagles move to 14-1, 3-1.
  • Tartans Last Second Shot Falls Short in 66-64 Setback to Washington U.
    January 15, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted Washington University Sunday afternoon on the hardwood of Skibo Gymnasium and dropped a 66-64 University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. The loss moves the Tartans UAA record to 1-2 and overall mark to 6-8 while the Bears remain unbeaten in UAA play at 3-0 and improve to 11-3 overall.
  • Men's Basketball Falls at Home to Chicago
    January 13, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted the University of Chicago Friday, January 13 and dropped a 100-55 University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. The loss moves the Tartans record to 6-7, 1-1 while the Maroons improve to 8-5, 1-1.
  • Tartans Win UAA Opener 75-63 Over Case Western
    January 07, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team took out Case Western Reserve University 75-63 in the University Athletic Association opener for both teams Saturday, January 7. The Tartans (6-6, 1-0) took the lead for good midway through the first period and fought off a Spartan (8-4, 0-1) rally in the second half for the victory.
  • Three Pointers Lead Tartans to Come-From-Behind Win Over Dickinson
    January 03, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team’s last three field goals were from long range, as the Tartans pulled out a 67-64 come-from-behind victory over Dickinson College. The win on Tuesday, January 3 on the hardwood of Skibo Gymnasium moves the Tartans record to 5-6 while the Red Devils are now 5-7.
  • Tartans Drop 74-66 Decision at La Roche
    December 21, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team played its last game of 2011 on Wednesday, December 21 and dropped a 74-66 decision to La Roche College on the road. The loss puts the Tartans record at 4-6 while La Roche is now 9-2.
  • Tartans Win Thriller in Double Overtime at King’s
    December 10, 2011
    Late free throws in the second overtime period lift the Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team to a 112-106 victory over King’s College in the consolation game of the PNC Monarch Classic hosted by King’s College. With the 112-106 double overtime win, the Tartans improve to 4-5 on the season while the Monarchs fall to 4-5.
  • Tartans Fall 66-51 in Opening Round of the 2011 PNC Monarch Classic
    December 09, 2011
    In the opening match up of the 2011 PNC Monarch Classic hosted by King’s College, Carnegie Mellon University’s men’s basketball team fell to Susquehanna Friday night 66-51. The Tartans are now 3-5 while the Crusaders move to 3-4.
  • Tartans Drop 88-75 Contest at Bethany
    December 06, 2011
    Sophomore Rashaun Riley’s (Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek) career-high 24 points wasn’t enough, as the Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team dropped a road contest at Bethany College 88-75 Tuesday, December 6. The loss moves the Tartans record to 3-4 while the Bison remain unbeaten at 7-0.
  • Tartans Drop 62-50 Decision in Nation’s Capital
    November 30, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team dropped a 62-50 decision to Catholic University Thursday, November 30. The loss in our nation’s capital evens the Tartans record at 3-3 while the Cardinals remain unbeaten at 5-0.
  • Tartans Drop 78-58 Contest to Lebanon Valley
    November 27, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team played Lebanon Valley College in the championship game of the DoubleTree Carnegie Mellon Tournament Sunday, November 27. The Dutchmen of Lebanon Valley came away with a 78-58 victory over the Tartans to claim the championship. The loss moves the Tartans record to 3-2 while Lebanon Valley is now 4-1.
  • Tartans Win Third Straight Defeating Otterbein 77-70
    November 26, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted its annual DoubleTree Carnegie Mellon Tournament on Saturday, November 26. In the opening round of play, all five starters scored in double figures as the Tartans defeated Otterbein University 77-70. The win improves the Tartans record to 3-1 while the Cardinals are now 1-2.
  • Tartans Closeout Gators 67-64
    November 22, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted Allegheny College Tuesday, November 22 on the hardwood of Skibo Gymnasium and defeated the Gators 67-64 in game that saw 11 lead changes and the score tied nine times. The win moves the Tartans record to 2-1 while Allegheny is now 1-3.
  • Tartans Pull Out 68-63 Victory Over Penn State Behrend
    November 19, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team defeated Penn State Behrend 68-63 in its first home game of the season Saturday night at Skibo Gymnasium. The win evens the Tartans record at 1-1 while the Lions fall to 0-2.
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