2015-16 Men's Basketball News

  • 21 named to IIAC Winter all-Academic Team
    April 19, 2016
    Twenty-one Simpson student-athletes competing in winter sports earned a spot on the 2015-16 Iowa Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Teams give back for Campus Day, Division III Week
    April 08, 2016
    In conjunction with Division III Week and Simpson College's annual Campus Day activities, several Storm teams grabbed rakes, brooms and bags of mulch and participated in community service on Wednesday, April 6.
  • Amsbaugh, Gretzky named all-conference
    March 03, 2016
    First team pick Sam Amsbaugh and second team selection Dillon Gretzky represented Simpson on the All-Iowa Conference Men's Basketball Team for the 2015-16 season, as voted on by the league's coaches.
  • Off night hurts Storm men in IIAC Tournament loss to Buena Vista
    February 23, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team couldn't overcome a cold shooting night and uncharacteristic turnovers, losing to Buena Vista 87-58 in the first round of the Iowa Conference Tournament on Tuesday night.
  • Storm men host Buena Vista in IIAC Tournament
    February 22, 2016
    For the second time in less than a week, the Simpson men's basketball is hosting Buena Vista. This time, it's win or go home as the sixth-seeded Beavers take on the third-seeded Storm in the first round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. Simpson earned the right to host a tournament game for the first time since 2011. The winner goes to Wartburg on Thursday.
  • Storm men lose heartbreaker at Loras despite Amsbaugh's 25
    February 20, 2016
    A game-tying lob attempt with one-tenth of a second left went off the mark and the Simpson men's basketball team couldn't complete a big second-half comeback, losing to Loras 89-87 on Saturday.
  • Storm men go to Loras looking to lock up first-round bye
    February 19, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team closes the regular season Saturday, Feb. 20 when it travels to Dubuque, Iowa to face the Loras Duhawks. The Storm have assured at least the No. 3 seed in next week's Iowa Conference Tournament, but can earn a first-round bye with a win against a Duhawk team looking for the No. 3 seed. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. from Lillis Court.
  • Gretzky's 14, swarming defense give Storm men 74-57 win over Buena Vista
    February 17, 2016
    Dillon Gretzky scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures, Ryan Skaar reached a career milestone and the Simpson men's basketball team used a 26-3 run in the first half to beat Buena Vista 74-57 on Wednesday.
  • Storm men set for rematch against Buena Vista
    February 16, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team closes the home regular season slate Wednesday night when it hosts Buena Vista at Cowles Fieldhouse. With two games left in the regular season, the Storm are trying to earn the No. 2 seed in the Iowa Conference Tournament while Buena Vista is playing for its postseason life. Wednesday marks the annual Pink game, and all fans wearing pink will be admitted free of charge. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
  • Slow start hurts Storm men in loss to Coe
    February 13, 2016
    Matt Vonderhaar had 20 points, Jacob Timm flirted with a triple double and Coe beat the Simpson men's basketball team 87-66 on Saturday.
  • Storm men host Coe for Senior Day
    February 11, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team tries for its third win in a row Saturday when it hosts Coe on Senior Day at Cowles Fieldhouse. A Storm win would lock up a spot in the Iowa Conference Tournament while Coe tries to keep its postseason hopes alive. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.
  • Storm men grind out 64-61 win at Luther
    February 10, 2016
    Sam Amsbaugh scored 15 points, Austin Turner made the go-ahead layup with 3:37 left, and Luther missed two chances at a game-tying 3-pointer in the final possesion as the Simpson men's basketball team held on for a 64-61 win Wednesday.
  • Storm men pay visit to Regents Center for clash with Luther
    February 09, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team has a chance to clinch a berth in the Iowa Conference Tournament when it travels to Luther on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Regents Center. To do so, the Storm will have to snap an eight-game road losing streak in the series.
  • Amsbaugh's 21, clutch defensive plays push Storm men past Central
    February 06, 2016
    Sam Amsbaugh scored 14 of 21 points in the second half, including the go-ahead putback with 90 seconds left, and the Simpson men's basketball team made big defensive plays down the stretch to beat Central 79-73.
  • Storm men welcome Central for crucial contest
    February 06, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team looks to avoid three-straight losses for the first time this season when it hosts Central on Saturday, Feb. 6. Currently part of a three-way tie for third place in the Iowa Conference standings with Central, Saturday's game has major conference tournament implications for both teams.
  • Comeback falls short as Storm men lose to Wartburg
    February 03, 2016
    Jordan Cannon had 29 points and Wartburg held on to beat Simpson 95-87 despite a a furious second-half comeback that saw the Storm nearly erase a 26-point deficit.
  • Storm men return home to host Wartburg on Wednesday
    February 02, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team looks to get back on the winning track when it hosts Wartburg on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at Cowles Fieldhouse. With just one home loss on the season, the Storm need to win to keep pace with the Iowa Conference frontrunners.
  • Norris too much for Storm, men fall to Dubuque
    January 30, 2016
    Andre Norris had 24 points, 17 rebounds and Dubuque beat the Simpson men’s basketball team 74-60 on Saturday to take sole possession of first place in the Iowa Conference.
  • Storm men set for big test at Dubuque
    January 29, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team will get another shot at the defending Iowa Conference Tournament Champions on Saturday, Jan. 30 when the Storm go to Dubuque. Sole possession of first place in the IIAC is on the line when the teams tip off at 4 p.m. from Stoltz Sports Center.
  • Bjorkgren to be featured on Hoopsville
    January 28, 2016
    Simpson head men's basketball coach Brad Bjorkgren will be the featured guest Thursday, Jan. 28 on Hoopsville, the only show dedicated to Division III basketball.
  • Amsbaugh, Gretzky lead Storm to 86-78 win at Central
    January 27, 2016
    The inside-outside attack of Dillon Gretzky and Sam Amsbaugh accounted for 56 points and Simpson erased a 12-point deficit in an 86-78 win over Central, keeping hold of a share of first place in the Iowa Conference standings.
  • Storm men take first-place club to Pella
    January 26, 2016
    The upstart Simpson men's basketball team goes to Central on Wednesday, Jan. 27 owning a share of first place in the Iowa Conference. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. from Kuyper Gymnasium in Pella, Iowa.
  • Storm men hot from 3 in win over Luther
    January 23, 2016
    Sam Amsbaugh came off the bench to score 16 points, Dillon Gretzky and Ryan Skaar had 15 apiece and the Simpson men's basketball team beat Luther 76-59 on Saturday.
  • Storm men welcome Luther on Saturday
    January 22, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team hosts Luther at Cowles Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 23. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.
  • Gretzky scores 24, Storm men win at Wartburg
    January 20, 2016
    Dillon Gretzky scored 24 points, Ryan Skaar had 17 and the Simpson men's basketball team held off Wartburg 80-75 on Wednesday night.
  • Amsbaugh named IIAC Player of the Week
    January 19, 2016
    Simpson men's basketball player Sam Amsbaugh averaged 20.5 points and five rebounds in two games last week, earning Iowa Conference Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Jan. 17.
  • Storm men head to Wartburg's Levick Arena on Wednesday
    January 19, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team travels to Wartburg's Levick Arena for an Iowa Conference clash with the Knights on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
  • Storm men run out of gas in loss to Dubuque
    January 16, 2016
    Reigning league MVP Andre Norris had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Dubuque beat Simpson 74-64 on Saturday afternoon.
  • First place on the line when Storm men host Dubuque on Saturday
    January 15, 2016
    The Simpson men's basketball team hosts Dubuque on Saturday, Jan. 16 with a share of first place in the Iowa Conference on the line. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. from Cowles Fieldhouse.
  • Amsbaugh leads strong bench, Storm men pull away from Loras
    January 13, 2016
    Sam Amsbaugh showed few ill-effects from an injury sustained in practice earlier in the week, scoring 21 points to lead the Simpson men’s basketball team to a 78-60 win against Loras on Wednesday.
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