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Barton County 28-4

Jayhawk West Champions

Campbell takes over reigns of Cougar basketball
The search for a new coach for the Barton County Community College men’s basketball coach is over and it resulted in landing a name not only familiar in NJCAA basketball circles but one that is currently in the NJCAA Hall of Fame.
Dave ‘Soupy’ Campbell was introduced today as the 10th coach at Barton County. Campbell takes over for Ryan Wolf, who departed to become an assistant coach at Murray State (Ky.) after four seasons at Barton and a 111-25 record. Campbell was inducted into the NJCAA Basketball Hall of Fame this past spring at the NJCAA National Tournament. His overall career coaching mark is 588-239 in 25 seasons – a winning percentage of .711.


Coach Wolf headed to Murray State
Barton County Community College men’s basketball coach Ryan Wolf is headed to Murray State University (Kent.) to become an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I school. Wolf will be an assistant under new head coach Mick Cronin. Coach Wolf said the timing seemed to be right to move on and coach for Cronin, someone he has known for several years.

Pulley signs to play basketball
for Missouri Tigers

The Barton County Community College men’s basketball team had a 4th member ink with an NCAA Division I team when Randy Pulley signed to play for Missouri next year. Pulley joins Robert Whaley (Cincinnati), Nouha Diakite (Louisville), and redshirt freshman Jesse McClung (Ball State) as Cougars heading to DI schools.

Whaley earns 2nd team NJCAA All-American honors
Barton County Community College sophomore basketball standout Robert Whaley was named as a 2nd team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association, the second straight year he has earned recognition by the NJCAA. Last season Whaley was a 1st team All-American as a freshman.
Whaley is the 1st player in Barton County history to be honored both his freshman and sophomore years for the Cougars.

Bush sets Conference USA single season steals record
Former Barton County Community College All-American Eric Bush put himself in the Conference USA basketball records books during his University of Alabama-Birmingham’s run through the NIT post season tournament. The Blazers season ended with a loss to St. John, one game short of the NIT semifinals.

Season ends in Region VI quarterfinals for Barton County
The Barton County Community College men’s basketball team saw its season come to an end Sunday afternoon in Salina, falling to Cloud County Community College, 86-80, during Region VI quarterfinal play at the Bicentennial Center.
The loss ends what was a great season for the Cougars, who finish 28-4 and with the No. 4 ranking in the final NJCAA poll.

Cougars advance to quarterfinals with win over Blue Devils
The Barton County Community College men’s basketball team moved into the Region VI quarterfinals with an 88-75 win over Kansas City Kansas in the first round of the tournament Wednesday night at the Barton County Gym.
The win improves the No. 4 ranked Cougars to 28-3 on the season while KCK ends it season with a 10-20 mark. Barton County, the top seed in the tournament, will take on Cloud County Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bicentennial Center in Salina in quarterfinal action. Cloud won on the road at Allen County, 82-70.

Barton finishes West with 14-2 mark
The Barton County Community College men’s basketball team put the finishing touches on the regular season Saturday night, rolling to an 80-55 win over Dodge City in the Civic Center at Dodge.
The win improves the No. 4 ranked Cougars to 27-3 overall and 14-2 in the West, giving the Cougars the Jayhawk West title by a 3-game margin. Along with that comes the top seed in the upcoming Region VI playoffs next week. That will begin Wednesday when Barton hosts KCK at 7 p.m. Dodge City finishes its season with a 13-16 overall record and a 4-12 West mark.

Cougars clinch Jayhawk West title
The Barton County Community College men’s basketball team clinched the Jayhawk West title Wednesday night with a 107-80 win over Cloud County at the Barton County Gym. The West title is the 8th overall for Barton and its 4th in the last 6 years.
The win improves the No. 4 ranked Cougars to 26-3 overall and 13-2 in the West, giving them a 2 game lead over 2nd place Sewrad County. Cloud, meanwhile, ends it regular season at 17-13 and 7-9.