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Tickets for Calvin at Hope MIAA Tournament Men’s Basketball Game on Sale at Calvin CFAC Box Office

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Tickets for the Calvin at Hope men’s basketball game on Saturday are currently on sale at Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center Box Office. Walk up and phone orders only (616-526-6282).  No on-line sales.  Sales here will end at noon on Friday.  Tickets for Faculty and Staff are $5.00 with a maximum of 2 tickets per ID and a maximum of 2 ID’s.  Additional tickets may be purchased at the full ticket price of $7.00. Calvin students may obtain 1 FREE ticket per student ID, with a maximum of 2 student ID’s per person until noon on Friday, after which time tickets will be $5.00 while supplies last.

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Albion 64-55 in MIAA Tournament - Sets Up Third Meeting With Hope

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

The Calvin men’s basketball team matched up against Albion College for the second time in five days on Wednesday evening at Van Noord Arena. Wednesday’s game at Van Noord Arena turned out to be a little closer than Saturday, but the result was the same as the Knights earned a 64-55 win. Hope faced Trine in the other tournament semifinal on Wednesday inside DeVos Fieldhouse, where the Flying Dutchmen came out on top 65-62 in overtime. Calvin will travel to Hope on Saturday for the MIAA Tournament Championship game at 3 p.m. Jordan Brink led the Knights on offense with 21 points, six assists and five rebounds while Tyler Kruis added 18 points and five boards. Brink connected on a pair of three-pointers in the win to move past Kevin Broene and into 10th place on the Calvin career three-point field goal list. Saturday’s game against the Flying Dutchmen marks the tenth straight year Calvin and Hope have met in the MIAA tournament, and the eighth time in the tournament final in that ten year span.

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Men’s Basketball Claims 83-57 Win Over Albion on Senior Day

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

The Knights hosted the Britons of Albion in their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered with their spots secured in the MIAA Tournament, and with Calvin earning the second seed, and Albion the third seed, the teams are set to meet this upcoming Wednesday night as well. The Knights honored their three seniors, Mickey DeVries (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS), Tyler Kruis (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS), and Jordan Mast (Holland/Holland Christian HS) before the game. With a strong first half, Calvin jumped out to an early double-digit lead and never looked back, leading from start-to-finish as the Knights routed the Britons 83-57. Tyler Kruis and Tyler Dykstra each scored 15 points to pace the Knights, setting a new career-high for Dykstra. Junior Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) added 13 points while freshman Brad Visser (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) had 10 off the bench. Calvin will now prepare to face Albion once against next Wednesday as the two squads meet in an MIAA Tournament game at Van Noord Arena at 7:30 p.m.

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Olivet 83-63 - Gains Number-Two Seed for MIAA Tournament

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

The Calvin men’s basketball team hosted the Comets of Olivet on Wednesday evening at Van Noord Arena and came away with an 83-63 victory, boosting its overall season record to 19-5 and its MIAA mark to 11-2. With Hope defeating Kalamazoo Wednesday night, Calvin is set in the number-two spot in the league standings and in the upcoming league tournament. The Knights will host Albion next Wednesday in an MIAA Tournament semifinal at 7:30 p.m. – marking the first of two meetings against the Brits in a four-day span. Sophomore Jordan Daley led the Knights with a career-high 22 points, adding seven assists and five rebounds, while senior Tyler Kruis scored 15 and junior Tyler Dykstra added 14, tying his career best.

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Tyler Kruis Named MIAA Player of the Week in Men’s Basketball for Third Time

Monday, February 17, 2014

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Tyler Kruis its Player of the Week in men’s basketball for games played through February 15. Kruis, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grandville Calvin Christian HS), averaged 17.5 points as the Knights won twice to stay within striking distance of first place in the MIAA race heading into the final week of the regular season. He scored 16 points and added four assists in an 86-59 win over Kalamazoo, and then added 19 points, including a clutch 3-point shot with 34 seconds remaining to put his team in the lead, to go along with seven rebounds in a 69-65 road win at Trine. Kruis, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the third time this season and fourth time in his career, shot 64 percent from the field (14 of 22) and made all six of his free throws for the week.

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Late Three-Point Surge Lifts Calvin Men’s Basketball Team to 69-65 Win at Trine

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

The Calvin men’s basketball team traveled to Trine University on Saturday afternoon, looking to build on a two-game win streak as the Knights look forward to the MIAA Tournament just two weeks away. Calvin came in at 9-2 in the MIAA and in second place, while Trine entered as the third-place team in conference at 7-4. With the win, Calvin clinches a homecourt spot for the MIAA Tournament semifinals. Calvin trailed through much of the second half but three-pointers from junior Jordan Brink and senior Tyler Kruis in the final minutes of play helped the Knights gain the lead and eventually the win. The three-pointer by Kruis came with 28 seconds to play and gave Calvin a 65-64 lead. The Knights then got a defensive stop and a series of free throws in the closing seconds to seal to the win. Kruis had 19 points, Brink 18 points and sophomore Jordan Daley 10 points to lead the Knights (18-5 overall, 10-2 MIAA) in scoring. Calvin will host Olivet next Wednesday at Van Noord Arena at 8 p.m.

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Kalamazoo 86-59

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

The Calvin men’s basketball team hosted the Hornets of Kalamazoo College on Wednesday evening, looking to stay within a game of Hope College for first place. In the meeting between the Knights and Hornets earlier this season, Calvin earned a 90-72 victory. Playing at Van Noord Arena, it was much of the same as the Knights rolled to a dominating 86-59 win, with four Calvin players scoring in double figures. Senior Tyler Kruis led the Knights with 16 points while sophomores Austin Parks and B.J. Van Loo each added 13. Freshman Brad Visser scored 12 points off the bench.The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they travel to Trine to face the Thunder in a 1 p.m. contest.

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Adrian 68-55

Sunday, February 09, 2014

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ADRIAN - Calvin got back on the winning track Saturday night, defeating the Adrian Bulldogs 68-55. Calvin (16-5 overall, 8-2 MIAA) held a slim 34-33 halftime lead as Adrian shot 48 percent from the field over the opening 20 minutes. Calvin limited the Bulldogs to 29 percent shooting in the second half while shooting 53 percent on its own offensive end to pull away for the win. Junior guard Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) was a key part of the Calvin second half surge, scoring 15 second half points.  Junior forward Tyler Dykstra (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had 12 points and five boards while senior Tyler Kruis (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) had 11 points and five rebounds. Senior Mickey DeVries (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS) chipped in with eight points. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Kalamazoo at Van Noord Arena at 7:30 p.m.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Hope in First Place MIAA Showdown

Thursday, February 06, 2014

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By Mark DeHaan

HOLLAND - Another rivalry game, another first place showdown. The Calvin men’s basketball team traveled to Holland and the DeVos Fieldhouse on Wednesday evening, looking to take sole possession of first place from rival Hope. In the first meeting this season between the two teams, Hope defeated Calvin 71-63 at the Van Noord Arena. Unfortunately for the Knights, it was the same on the road as it had been at home, and this in a more lopsided fashion. Calvin trailed by as many as 30 in the second half before falling at a final score of 83-65. Senior Tyler Kruis (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) scored a game-high 21 to lead the Knights in defeat. Junior Jordan Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) added 11 points. With his 21 points, Kruis boosted his career total to 1,030, moving past Matt Veltema and into 19th place on the Calvin career list.

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Documentary Recaps Calvin/Hope Men’s Basketball Rivalry

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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A recent documentary on the Calvin/Hope men’s basketball rivalry has also been made available online. The piece produced by Calvin graduate Ryan Terpstra can be found at: The Rivalry Documentary

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