Thursday, January 07, 2010
The Calvin College men’s basketball team remains unbeaten in MIAA openers under head coach Kevin Vande Streek. The Knights are now 14-0 in MIAA openers under Vande Streek thanks to an 84-75 victory over rival Hope College Wednesday night in front of 4,468 fans at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.
Wednesday’s game marked the first time Calvin and Hope had met in men’s basketball in an MIAA opener since 1988. It also marked the 174th meeting between the two storied rivals in a series that Hope still leads 88-86.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The 174th meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball will take place on Wednesday, January 6, when the two rivals face each other inside Calvinís Van Noord Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Hope currently holds a slim 88-85 series lead in a series that began during the 1920-21 season. Just 101 points separate the teams over 173 games, a difference of only 0.583 points per game!
This will also feature the second meeting of the year between the two teams as Hope edged Calvin 79-76 in the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament Thanksgiving weekend.