Men's Basketball



2019-2020 Men's Basketball Team

2019-2020 Men's Basketball Team

Current NJCAA National Rank: #15

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(11/19/19)  Cardinals off to a great start.  Men’s Basketball is now 7-0 on the season and ranked #15 in the NJCAA Poll. On Friday, 11/15, the Cardinals beat Kennedy King 86-55. Leading scorers for the Cards were Angelo Stuart with 19 points and Malevy Leons had 15 points and 8 rebounds. On Saturday, 11/16, MAC faced Highland CC in the final game of the Bob Sechrest Classic. The Cards won 73-55 after being down by 14 points at one time in the first half. Mac leading scorers were Kevin Legardy with 23 points and Angelo Stuart with 14 points.

The MAC Cardinals will play at home tonight v. West Kentucky Tech. Game time is 7 pm. Then on Friday and Saturday, the Cards will travel to Chicago, IL to take on two different opponents. On Friday, 11/22, MAC will face Daley CC and on Saturday, 11/23, they will play Kennedy King. Game times are 7 pm on Friday and 3 pm on Saturday.


(11/13/19)  Cardinals off to 5-0 start.  Men’s Basketball is now 5-0 on the season with three more victories this week. On 11/6, the Cardinals beat Southwestern Illinois College 88-67 in their home opener. MAC was led in scoring by Angelo Stuart with 22 points. Saturday, 11/9, MAC traveled to Southeastern Illinois College. The Cards dominated the entire game winning 90 to 57. Angelo Stuart led the Cardinals again in scoring with 25 points and Gabe O’Neal finished with 16 points. Tuesday, 11/12, MAC traveled to Belleville, IL to take on SWIC. The Cards finished the sweep of the Blue Storm beating them 93-75. Keyyaun Batchman led all scorers with 21 points.

The MAC Cardinals will play twice this upcoming weekend. The Bob Sechrest Classic will start this Friday, 11/15, and continue through Saturday, 11/16, at home. There will be two games each night and the schedule is below:

Friday 11/15

5:00 pm Three Rivers v. Highland

7:00 pm MAC v. Kennedy King

Saturday 11/16

5:00 pm Three Rivers v. Kennedy King

7:00 pm MAC v. Highland

(11/7/19)  MAC now 3-0 after defeating SWIC.  The Mineral Area College basketball team looked strong last night in their home opener defeating Southwestern Illinois College by the score of 88-67.  Ja'Quaye James (Harlem, NY) had a good night with 13 points and 7 assists.  Mineral Area made 10 out of 23 three-point attempts to pace scoring.  Sophomore Gabe O'Neal (Cincinnati, OH) had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. 

The Cardinals are now set to play some road games.  They will play at Southeastern Illinois on Saturday before a rematch with SWIC on Tuesday.  MAC will return home to play in the Bob Sechrest Classic on 11/15 and 11/16 against Kennedy King and Highland, both games starting at 7:00 pm. 

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(11/5/19)  Cardinals open up with two wins.  Men’s Basketball opened their season this Friday and Saturday in Poplar Bluff. On 11/1, MAC faced Wabash Valley in the season opener. The Cardinals won 73-50 and with that victory, Luke Strege got his 100th win as the Mineral Area Head Coach. MAC was led in scoring by Ja’Quaye James with 15 points and Kevin Legardy with 14 points. On Saturday, 11/2, the Cards destroyed Link Year Prep by the score of 113-66. MAC was led in scoring by Angelo Stuart with 22 points. The Cardinals are 2-0 on the season.

The MAC Cardinals will play twice this upcoming week. The home opener will be Wednesday, 11/6, against Southwestern IL College. The tip-off is 7:00 pm. On Saturday, 11/9, MAC will travel to Southeastern IL College in Harrisburg, IL. The game time is 3:00 pm.

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(10/30/19)  Cardinals set to begin 2019-2020 campaign.  The 2019-2020 season starts this Friday and Saturday night at the Three Rivers Classic. MAC will play Wabash Valley on Friday and Link Year Prep on Saturday. Game times are 5pm both days.

(10/17/19)  Midnight Madness is October 29th.  This year's Midnight Madness theme will be "Halloween Hoopla".  Read more about this with the attached flyer.