2016-2017 Franciscan Men's Basketball News

  • Sablan Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 18, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2016-17 Honors Court Tuesday morning and Franciscan men's basketball junior Keoni Sablan earned his first academic award from the organization.
  • Fourth Annual Athletics Awards Banquet
    May 01, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University held its Fourth Annual Athletic Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 30, which highlighted the accomplishments of Franciscan athletics from the 2016-17 athletic year as well as the spring of 2016.
  • Barons' Season Comes to a Close in Buffalo
    February 18, 2017
    BUFFALO, NY – The Franciscan men’s basketball team suffered a loss in the final game of the season as the Barons traveled to Medaille on Saturday afternoon but fell 89-57.
  • Barons Push Streak to Three Wins
    February 15, 2017
    CRESSON, Pa. – For the first time since Franciscan University brought varsity athletics back to campus the Baron men’s basketball team has won three games in a row as FUS defeated Mt. Aloysius 66-58 on the road, Wednesday night.
  • Barons Cruise Past D'Youville on Senior Day
    February 11, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team gave graduating senior Derrick David a night to remember as the team sent him off with an 80-70 over D’Youville in David’s final game on Kuzma Court, Saturday.
  • Barons Roll Past Bobcats
    February 08, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – It has been 431 days and 19 games since the last time the Franciscan men’s basketball team has won on its home court but a dominant team effort by the Barons snapped that streak with a 67-52 win over Pitt.-Greensburg, Wednesday night.
  • Barons Fall to Hilbert on the Road
    February 04, 2017
    BUFFALO, NY- The Franciscan men's basketball team shot 50.0% from the floor but Hilbert used a strong second half to defeat the Barons 91-73 at home on Sarturday
  • Barons Struggle on the Road
    February 01, 2017
    ALTOONA, Pa. - The Franciscan men's basketball struggled to get its offense going as the Barons fell on the road to Penn St.-Altoona, 81-56, Wednesday night.
  • Panthers Out-Last Barons in Close AMCC Battle
    January 28, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team fought until the very last second but were narrowly edged out by Pitt.-Bradford, 79-71 Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Battle La Roche at Home
    January 25, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team faced a tough La Roche Red Hawk squad Wednesday night and despite battling back from a 32-point deficit, fell 75-54 in a mid-week AMCC matchup.
  • Strong Second Half Leads Behrend Past FUS
    January 21, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. – After a strong first half, the Franciscan men’s basketball team struggled to get going in the second and fell to Penn State Behrend, 91-51, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Drop Nail Biter to MTA
    January 18, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – As time expired in regulation, freshman Matt Trent hit the final basket of the game but the Mount Aloysius Mounties held on for a 63-61 win over the Franciscan men’s basketball team in an AMCC nail-biter, Wednesday night.
  • Barons Tripped Up by Medaille
    January 14, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought game to Medaille Saturday afternoon as the Barons fell 81-54 in the AMCC matchup.
  • Barons Outlasted by Spartans in Tight AMCC Matchup
    January 07, 2017
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team battled until the very end but the D’Youville Spartans were able to hang on for a 73-65 win in AMCC action, Saturday afternoon.
  • Strong Second Half Leads to Barons First Win of the Year
    January 04, 2017
    GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team used a strong second half to propel the Barons to a convincing 87-72 win over Pitt.-Greensburg for their first win of the season and first win under head coach Joe Wallace.
  • Hawks Stave of Late Run by the Barons
    December 17, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team battled until the final horn but visit Hilbert Hawks made 11 free throws in the final two minutes to hold off the Barons and win 81-69, Saturday afternoon.
  • Mendicino Nets 22 in Barons' Loss to Pitt.-Bradford
    December 10, 2016
    BRADFORD, Pa. – Freshman Michael Mendicino went off for 22 points but the Franciscan basketball team was unable to overcome a powerful Pitt.-Bradford offense as the Barons fell 73-59, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Unable to Hold Off Penn State Altoona
    December 07, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped a heart-breaking 83-66 loss to visiting Penn State Altoona, Wednesday night.
  • Barons Fall in Road Battle to Bison
    December 05, 2016
    BETHANY, W. Va. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team battled until the final horn but fell to non-conference opponent, Bethany (W. Va.), 79-63, Monday night.
  • Barons Fall to Behrend at Home
    December 03, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team struggled to find rythym on offense and the Barons fell to the visiting Penn State Behrend Lions 81-43, Saturday afternoon.
  • Perkins Nets 24 in Loss to La Roche
    November 30, 2016
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team suffered a 103-67 loss to host La Roche College Red Hawks in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener for both teams, Wednesday night.
  • Balanced Baron Offense Not Enough against Titans
    November 26, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan men’s basketball team once again saw a balanced scoring effort but the visiting Westminster Titans were able to stave off the Barons and win, 90-76, at Kuzma Court on Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Fall to Grove City
    November 22, 2016
    GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team fell to host Grove City, 79-61, Tuesday night.
  • Sablan Named All-Tournament; Barons Fall in Consolation Game
    November 19, 2016
    SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team battled against a tough Penn St.-Wilkes Barre squad, but ultimately fell to the Lions, 84-69 in the consolation game of the 2016 Susquehana College Pepsi Tip-Off Tournament, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Fall to King's (Pa.) in Opening Game of Tip-Off Tournament
    November 18, 2016
    SELINGSGROVE, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped the opening game of the 2016 Pepsi Tip-Off Tournament host by Susquehana to King’s (Pa.), 85-62, Friday night.
  • Barons Drop Season Opener to Chatham
    November 15, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE – Despite strong play from the team’s first-year players, the Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped its season-opener to Chatham, 77-64, Tuesday evening.
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville Announces New Men’s Basketball Coach
    July 11, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Vice President of Student Life, David Schmiesing, today announced Joe Wallace as the new head men’s basketball coach at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Wallace is a Wheeling, West Virginia, native who is returning to the Ohio Valley after an extensive career in NCAA Division I athletics.