Men's Basketball News

Published April 14, 2017 11:55 am

Team members and coaches at Capitol

The Southwestern men's basketball team, 2017 NJCAA DII National Men's Basketball Champions, was honored with House Resolution 21 at the state Capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 14, 2017.

The House Resolution was, "An Act recognizing and congratulating the Southwestern Community College men's basketball team and program on its outstanding regional and national athletic achievements."

State representatives reading the resolution included Representative Cecil Dolecheck-Mt. Ayr, Representative Joel Fry-Osceola, and Representative Tom Moore-Griswold.

To read House Resolution 21 in its entirety, please visit the Iowa Legislature Web site.

Pictured above (L to R):  Representative Joel Fry; Spartan team members Keegan Wederquist, Khallid Edwards, Nate Lee, Alijah Thomas, and Jordan Johnson; Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen; Spartan Assistant Coach Scott Davis; and Representative Tom Moore.

Published April 14, 2017 9:54 am

Jordan Johnson and Brodric Thomas

The National Junior College Athletic Association released the Division II All-American Teams on Thursday, April 13, 2017, and two Spartans earned this prestigious honor.  Southwestern, the 2017 NJCAA DII National Champions, was the only team to have more than one player recognized as an All-American.

Read more: Johnson and Thomas NJCAA All-Americans

Published April 10, 2017 5:10 pm

Todd Lorensen

Todd Lorensen, head coach of the Southwestern Community College men’s basketball team, remains a busy man following the Spartans National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII National Championship victory in Danville, IL, on March 25, 2017. Lorensen has received a number of post-season accolades following his record-breaking season at the helm of the Spartans—being named the Junior College Coach of the Year by The Hoop Group, acting as guest speaker for two upcoming Nike Clinics, and coaching the 2017 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game in late-April.

Read more: Southwestern’s Lorensen Receives Post-Season Coaching Accolades

Published March 26, 2017 3:15 pm

National Championship graphic

Join us Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6:15 p.m., on the lawn south of the Student Center, to congratulate the men's basketball team on their national championship!  Players will arrive to a human tunnel of fans and then we'll all head to the gym for a wrap-up of their historic season.  The celebration inside should start at approximately 6:30 p.m. 

Read more: National Championship Celebration Tuesday

Published March 25, 2017 11:12 pm

Danville, IL – The championship game, and Game 26 of the 2017 NJCAA Division II Men’s
Basketball Tournament, featured the top seed Southwestern Community College against
Louisburg, the three-seed, with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Read more: Southwestern National Championship Game Wrap-Up