2017-18 Franciscan Men's Basketball News

  • Wallace to be Featured on Blessed2Play
    April 12, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – Head men’s basketball coach Joe Wallace will be featured on this weekend’s episode of “Blessed2Play” with Ron Meyer.
  • AMCC Academic All-Conference Announced
    April 04, 2018
    ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference has announced the 2017-18 Academic All-Conference team and Franciscan University has placed 109 student-athletes on the team.
  • Barons Fall to Medaille on Senior Day
    February 17, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team honored its four graduating seniors Saturday afternoon before the Barons tipped off against Medaille. The Mavericks were able to hold off a feisty Franciscan offense for the 79-62 win.
  • Trent Sets Single-Season Rebound Record in 69-59 Loss to Mt. Aloysius
    February 14, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – Sophomore Matt Trent set the single-season rebounding record for the Franciscan men’s basketball team but the Barons could overcome Mount Aloysius as the Mounties hung on for a 69-59 win, Wednesday evening.
  • Strong Second Half Leads Spartans Past Barons
    February 10, 2018
    BUFFALO, NY – The Franciscan basketball team fell to D’Youville, 75-66, on the road Saturday afternoon in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest.
  • Barons Edgeout Bobcats in Overtime
    February 07, 2018
    GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team needed an extra five minutes of action, but the Barons pulled out a 60-57 win over Pitt.-Greensburg to sweep the season series, Wednesday evening.
  • Barons Fall in Nail-biter to Hilbert at Home
    February 03, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – As the seconds ticked off the clock and trailing by one point, the Franciscan men’s basketball team came up with a huge defensive stop but the Barons couldn’t get the final shot of the game to fall as they fell to Hilbert 67-66 on Kuzma Court, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Fall to Altoona at Home
    January 31, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team battled against a tough Penn St.-Altoona team, Wednesday evening, despite losing 78-63.
  • 2018 Kuzma Community Day
    January 29, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – Every basketball season, the Franciscan athletic department celebrates “Kuzma Community Day” and this season is no different. The Barons will honor the memory of the late Henry “Hank” Kuzma prior to the men’s and women’s basketball games on Saturday while celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1958 National Championship Baron basketball team.
  • Barons Sweep Panthers with 63-52 Road Victory
    January 27, 2018
    BRADFORD, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team rolled to a 63-52 win over Pitt.-Bradford on the road in AMCC action, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Tripped Up by La Roche
    January 24, 2018
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Franciscan offense struggled to find its rhythm against a tough La Roche team on the road as the Barons fell to the Redhawks, 80-52, Wednesday evening.
  • Trent Leads Barons as Comeback Falls Just Short
    January 20, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team battled until the final buzzer but could not complete the comeback against Penn St.-Behrend Saturday afternoon as the Barons fell 61-49 to the Lions inside Finnegan Fieldhouse.
  • Barons Fall on the Road to the Mounties
    January 17, 2018
    CRESSON, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped a close Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest to Mount Aloysius, 66-61, Wednesday evening.
  • Barons Tripped by Medaille
    January 13, 2018
    BUFFALO, NY – The Franciscan men’s basketball team was tripped up by Medaille on Saturday as the Baron dropped the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest 74-52, Saturday afternoon.
  • Baron Comeback Falls Just Short to Geneva
    January 08, 2018
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team battled by from an 18-point deficit with just under seven minutes to play but could not complete the comeback as the Barons fell 74-64 in non-conference action to Geneva, Monday evening.
  • Sablan Joins 1,000 Point Club; Barons Held off by Spartans
    January 06, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – Senior captain Keoni Sablan made history for the Barons with this 1,000th career point, despite the Barons dropping a closely contest 75-66 AMCC matchup, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Complete Comeback with Dramatic Win
    January 03, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – Freshman Sean Hickey hit the go-ahead jumper with 2.8 seconds left on the clock to lift the Franciscan men’s basketball team to a thrilling 62-60 win over visiting Pitt.-Greensburg, Wednesday evening.
  • Trent Named AMCC Player of the Week
    January 02, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE - Sophomore center Matt Trent earned the Franciscan men's basketball team's first weekly honor of the season as he was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week, Tuesday afternoon.
  • Barons Drop Close Battle with Grove City
    December 29, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team’s late second-half comeback fell just short, Friday afternoon, as the Grove City Wolverines escaped with a 78-71 win over the Barons inside Finnegan Fieldhouse.
  • Barons Survive Thriller Against Wash. & Jeff.
    December 18, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – Freshman Sean Hickey got a last-second push on the ball to knock away Washington & Jefferson’s possession as time expired to help the Franciscan men’s basketball team to a thrilling 82-80 win over the Presidents, Monday evening.
  • Barons Drop Close Contest to Hilbert
    December 16, 2017
    HAMBURG, NY – Trailing just four points with 16 seconds left in the game, the Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped a tight 74-65 contest to the Hilbert Hawks, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Defeat Pitt.-Bradford for First AMCC Win
    December 09, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball turned in one of their best defensive performances to date as the Barons defeated visiting Pitt.-Bradford in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Fall on the Road to the Lions
    December 06, 2017
    ALTOONA, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped a 91-49 decision to AMCC opponent Penn St.-Altoona, Wednesday evening.
  • Barons Fall to Behrend on the Road
    December 02, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest to Penn State Behrend, 77-43, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Fal to La Roche in AMCC Opener
    November 29, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped its first AMCC contest of the season to visiting La Roche, 78-49, Wednesday evening.
  • Barons Close out Four-Game Road Stand at Westminster
    November 25, 2017
    NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  – The Franciscan men’s basketball team dropped a 78-50 decision to Westminster (Pa.) Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Edged Out By Earlham
    November 18, 2017
    OBERLIN – The Franciscan men’s basketball team took Earlham to the wire in a narrow 72-71 loss, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Tripped Up by Oberlin on the Road
    November 17, 2017
    OBERLIN, Ohio – The Franciscan men’s basketball team suffered a 66-51 loss to Oberlin in the opening game of the Oberlin Tip-Off Classic, Friday evening.
  • Barons Fall to Chatham
    November 15, 2017
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Franciscan men’s basketball team fell to host Chatham 74-47 in both teams’ opening night, Wednesday night.
  • Barons Picked Eighth in Preseason Poll
    November 13, 2017
    ORCHARD PARK, NY - In the annual preseason coaches poll of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference coaches, the Franciscan men's basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the conference, as announced by the league Monday. 
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