2012-13 Men's Basketball News
May 14, 2013
Niekamp, Oilers Title Team Enter Hall on Saturday
Former coach Ron Niekamp and the Oilers 2009 NCAA DII National Championship team will enter the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
April 30, 2013
Oilers Add Staley
The Oilers added a transfer in John Staley, who will compete for the team next season.
March 21, 2013
Kahlig Named 1st Team All-Midwest Region
Junior Greg Kahlig earned first team all-region honors from the NABC for his efforts during the 2012-13 campaign.
March 16, 2013
#22 Oilers Season Ends with 89-77 Loss to #7 Drury
#22 Oilers fell 89-77 to #7 Drury on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
March 12, 2013
Men's Basketball Ranked 22nd Nationally
The Oilers enter tournament play as the 22nd ranked team in the nation.
March 12, 2013
NCAA Tournament Ticket Information
Those wishing to purchase tickets to watch the Oilers in the tournament can find information on how to do so here.
March 12, 2013
#22 Oilers Face #7 Drury in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament
The #22 Oilers will face #7 Drury in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/16).
March 10, 2013
Basketball Teams Competing for GLIAC Titles
The men will take on Lake Superior State at 2 pm in Houghton, Mich. while the #19 women will face #2 Ashland at 3 pm in Ashland, Ohio.
March 10, 2013
Oilers Win GLIAC Tournament, Defeat Lakers 75-69
The Oilers are the first team in conference history to win back-to-back titles on the road and their seven tournament championships are the most in league history.
March 10, 2013
Men's and Women's Basketball Will Compete in NCAA Tourney
Both programs qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
March 9, 2013
Oilers Advance to Championship with 54-51 Win at #24 Michigan Tech
The Oilers used timely three point shooting and excellent defense in their 54-51 win at #24 Michigan Tech.
March 8, 2013
Kahlig Named 1st Team All-GLIAC
Junior Greg Kahlig was voted first team all-conference on March 8.
March 7, 2013
Oilers Face #24 Huskies in Semifinals
The Oilers will travel to Houghton, Mich. to take on the #24 Huskies in the semifinals of the 2013 GLIAC Tournament.
March 6, 2013
Oilers Remain 10th in Midwest Region
The Oilers are ranked tenth in the region for the third consecutive week.
March 6, 2013
Oilers Advance in GLIAC Tourney With Win Over Bulldogs
The Oilers reached the semifinals of the GLIAC Tournament with a 62-55 win over Ferris State on March 6.
March 5, 2013
Oilers Host Bulldogs in 1st Round of GLIAC Tournament
The Oilers will host the Bulldogs in the first round of the 2013 GLIAC Tournament on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.
March 2, 2013
Oilers Win 74-66 Over Hillsdale
The Oilers held off Hillsdale for a 74-66 win on Saturday in Croy Gymnasium.
February 28, 2013
Men's Basketball Hosts Hillsdale on Senior Day
The Oilers will host the Chargers at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Croy Gymnasium.
February 27, 2013
Men's Basketball Remains 10th in Regional Rankings
The Oilers are ranked tenth again this week in the Midwest Region rankings.
February 23, 2013
Oilers Suffer 77-69 Loss at Malone
Malone drilled 11 three pointers as the Oilers fell 77-69 on the road.
February 21, 2013
Kahlig Leads Oilers to 83-67 Win Over Walsh
Junior Greg Kahlig had it going on in the Oilers win, scoring a career-high 38 points.
February 20, 2013
Men's Basketball Ranked 10th in Midwest Regional Rankings
The Oilers are ranked 10th in the first rankings of the year.
February 19, 2013
Oilers Host Walsh, Head to Malone
The Oilers will look to clinch a share of the GLIAC South title against Walsh and then head to Malone on Saturday.
February 16, 2013
Oilers Cruise Past Storm, Win 67-41
The Oilers had three players score in double figures and Greg Kahlig reached the 1,000-point plateau for his career.
February 14, 2013
Oilers Start Fast and Finish Strong Against Eagles
The Oilers jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the first five minutes of the game and then withstood several comeback attempts by Ashland to earn a 69-52 win.
February 12, 2013
Men's Basketball Hosts Ashland, Lake Erie this Week
The Oilers will host Ashland and Lake Erie this week in Croy Gymnasium.
February 9, 2013
Kahlig Leads Oilers To 81-60 Win At Tiffin
Greg Kahlig scores a career high 33-points in an 81-60 victory over Tiffin University on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Tiffin, Ohio.
February 7, 2013
Free Throw Shooting Gives Oilers 78-63 Win Over Panthers
The Oilers hit 34 free throws in their 78-63 win over Ohio Dominican on Thursday.
February 5, 2013
Oilers Remain on the Road, Face Panthers and Dragons
The Oilers will look to get a pair of road wins this week at Ohio Dominican and Tiffin.
February 2, 2013
Oilers Can't Overcome Deficit, Fall at Hillsdale
The Chargers opened up a 20-point lead before the Oilers made a run to make things interesting at the end.
January 30, 2013
Oilers to Battle Chargers on Saturday
The Oilers, who hold a 44-6 advantage in the all-time series against Hillsdale, will play the Chargers on Saturday.
January 26, 2013
Oilers Earn 74-62 Win Over Malone
Junior forward Greg Kahlig led the team with 14 points and six rebounds while sophomore forward Jake Heagen had 13 points and six boards.
January 24, 2013
Oilers Hang On For 67-65 Win At Walsh
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team gutted out a 67-65 win over Walsh University on Thursday, Jan. 24 in North Canton, Ohio.
January 23, 2013
Oilers Renew Rivalry with Walsh, Return Home to Face Malone
The Oilers will face Walsh on the road this Thursday and then host Malone on Saturday.
January 19, 2013
Oilers Snap 2-Game Skid, Win 83-68 Over Storm
Greg Kahlig scored a career-high 30 points in the Oilers 83-68 win at Lake Erie.
January 17, 2013
Oilers Drop 2nd Straight, Fall 61-60 to Ashland
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team lost 61-60 in the final seconds to Ashland University on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Ashland, Ohio.
January 15, 2013
Oilers on the Road at Ashland and Lake Erie
The Oilers will face two GLIAC South Division foes this week on the road in Ashland and Lake Erie.
January 12, 2013
Dragons Defeat Oilers 57-55
The Oilers men's basketball team shot only 22.2 percent (14-of-63) from the floor in a 57-55 loss at home to Tiffin University on Saturday, Jan. 12.
January 10, 2013
Oilers Pound Panthers 97-58
The Oilers pounded the Panthers by a score of 97-58 on Thursday in Croy Gymnasium.
January 8, 2013
Oilers Host Panthers and Dragons
The Oilers will host Ohio Dominican and Tiffin this week in Croy Gymnasium.
January 5, 2013
Warriors Defeat #24 Oilers in Overtime
The #24 Oilers missed a chance to capture a key road victory as they fell 65-61 in overtime to the Warriors of Wayne State.
January 3, 2013
#24 Oilers Hold Off Cardinals, Win 64-56
The #24 Oilers earned a 64-56 win over Saginaw Valley State to improve to 9-2 on the year.
December 31, 2012
#24 Oilers Face Tough Road Trip at Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State
The #24 Oilers will face Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State on the road this week in GLIAC action.
December 29, 2012
#24 Oilers Rout Racers 74-38
The University of Findlay men's basketball team ran past the Racers of Northwestern Ohio by a score of 74-38 on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Croy Gymnasium.
December 27, 2012
#24 Oilers to Host Racers on Saturday
The #24 Oilers will host Northwestern Ohio on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium.
December 18, 2012
Oilers Remain 24th
The Oilers men's basketball team remains ranked 24th in the nation.
December 17, 2012
#24 Oilers Defeat Lakers 64-60
The #24 Oilers held on for a 64-60 win over Grand Valley State on Monday in Croy Gymnasium.
December 15, 2012
#24 Oilers Hold On For 82-81 Overtime Win Over Bulldogs
Piehl led the way with a career-high 21 points. He did most of damage from the free throw line as he hit 16-of-17 attempts from the charity stripe.
December 12, 2012
#24 Oilers Welcome Bulldogs and Lakers to Town
The #24 Oilers will host Ferris State and Grand Valley State within 3 days in key, GLIAC action.
December 11, 2012
Oilers Fall to 24th in Latest NABC Poll
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team fell to 24th in the latest NABC poll, which was released on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
December 8, 2012
Robinson, Frilling Lead #13 Oilers to 80-62 Win Over NMU
The #13 Oilers came away with an 80-62 win over Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Marquette, Mich.
December 6, 2012
Huskies Take Down #13 Oilers 66-49
The Oilers fell to 4-2 on the year as they went out on the road for the first time this season and fell 66-49 to the Huskies.
December 4, 2012
Oilers Ranked 13th in NABC Poll
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team is ranked 13th in the nation this week as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released their poll on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
December 4, 2012
#13 Oilers on the Road at Tech/N. Michigan
The #13 Oilers will hit the road for the first time this regular season to take on Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan.
December 1, 2012
Kahlig Leads #16 Oilers to 84-72 Win Over Northwood
Junior forward Greg Kahlig scored a season-high 27 points to lead the #16 Oilers to a 84-72 win over Northwood.
November 29, 2012
#16 Oilers Rout Lakers 85-63
The #16 Oilers defeated Lake Superior State by a score of 85-63 for their first GLIAC win of the season.
November 27, 2012
MBB Falls to 16th in Latest NABC Poll
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team dropped from 13th to 16th in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, which was released on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
November 26, 2012
#13 Oilers Smash Boards in 86-58 Win
The #13 Oilers recorded 34 offensive rebounds in their 86-58 win over Notre Dame on Monday in Croy Gymnasium.
November 25, 2012
#13 Oilers Home for 3 Games this Week
The #13 Oilers will host three games this week and open up GLIAC play as well.
November 20, 2012
Men's Basketball Signs 3
Oilers head men’s basketball coach Charlie Ernst announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
November 20, 2012
Oilers Fall from 8th to 13th in NABC Poll
The Oilers men’s basketball team dropped to 13th nationally in the latest NABC poll, which was released on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
November 19, 2012
Kahlig Named GLIAC Player of the Week
Junior forward Greg Kahlig was named the GLIAC South Division Player of the Week on Monday, Nov. 19.
November 17, 2012
#8 Oilers Sting Yellow Jackets 74-65
Junior forward Greg Kahlig scored 23 points to lead the #8 Oilers to a 74-65 win over Cedarville on Saturday.
November 16, 2012
#8 Oilers Host Yellow Jackets on Saturday
The #8 Oilers will look for their first win of the season on Saturday when they host Cedarville at 3 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium.
November 14, 2012
#1 Hilltoppers Take Down #8 Oilers 90-74
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked eighth in the nation, lost 90-74 to top-ranked West Liberty State University on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Croy Gymnasium.
November 13, 2012
#8 Oilers, #1 Hilltoppers Game Sold Out
The Oilers men’s basketball game against West Liberty State, scheduled to be played on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium, is sold out.
November 12, 2012
#8 Oilers Welcome #1 West Liberty to Town
The #8 Oilers game against #1 West Liberty is scheduled to be a White Out.
November 9, 2012
Catch Coach Ernst Weekly, Live from Fricker's on Monday's
Basketball fans will want to tune in to 88.3 FM WLFC on Monday nights from 7-8 p.m. to catch Coach Ernst Weekly, which will be broadcast live from Fricker’s in Findlay.
November 3, 2012
BYU Defeats Oilers in Exhibition Game
The Oilers shot only 37.3 percent (19-of-51) from the floor and were out-rebounded by a 50-24 margin in the loss.
November 2, 2012
Men's Basketball Ranked 8th in NABC Poll
The Oilers will begin the season ranked 8th in the nation.
October 31, 2012
Men's Basketball is the Favorite to Win the South
Senior guard Aaron Robinson and junior forward Greg Kahlig were each tabbed as preseason first team all-conference selections.
October 29, 2012
#8 Oilers Will Travel to BYU for an Exhibition Contest
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked eighth in the nation, will face Brigham Young University in an exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 3.
October 27, 2012
Flyers Top Oilers 77-58
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team fell 77-58 to the University of Dayton on Saturday, Oct. 27 in an exhibition game at UD Arena.
October 26, 2012
Oilers Face Dayton in an Exhibition Game on Saturday
The Oilers will travel to Dayton for an exhibition game on Saturday in UD Arena.
October 21, 2012
Oilers to Hold Orange and Black Preview on Wednesday
Come on out to Croy Gymnasium on Wednesday and help kick the Oilers men’s and women’s basketball seasons off.
October 12, 2012
Oilers Ranked 3rd in Preseason DII Bulletin Poll
The University of Findlay men’s basketball team is ranked third nationally according to the 2012-13 NCAA Division II Bulletin Preseason Poll, which was released on Oct. 12.
October 12, 2012
Oilers Looking for Another Successful Season
The Oilers are coming off of a 24-7 season and expectations will be high again for a team that has the highest winning percentage of any DII program since 2000.
July 25, 2012
Men's Basketball Schedule Consists of 15 Games in Croy Gymnasium
The Oilers 2012-13 schedule will feature 15 games in Croy Gymnasium.