BVU men’s basketball

BVU has four players make American Rivers Conference men’s team, women land one

Demers, Thompson first team; Sittner, Neubaum second

The American Rivers Conference has announced its 2022 men’s basketball all-conference teams and Buena Vista had four players voted to the team this season. Michael Demers and Jake Thompson were voted first team all-conference while Garrett Sittner and Garrett Sittner each landed second team all-conference honors. Demers, who was also a first team selection a year ago, led the team […]

Dubuque denies BVU men trip to national tournament

Beavers fall to Spartans in ARC finals, 71-52

Buena Vista saw its run to a conference tournament crown come to an end as the No. 2 seed Beavers fell to No. 1 seed University of Dubuque 71-52 last Saturday in Dubuque. The Beavers led 13-10 midway through the first half in what was a defensive battle up to that point, but the Spartans, despite shooting only 36 percent […]

BVU outscores Coe in ARC tourney semifinals

Beavers put up 95 points on Kohawks

Zane Neubaum scored a game and career-high 32 points, Michael Demers added 20, and Buena Vista used a 13-of-22 shooting effort from 3-point range to help send them past No. 3 seed Coe 95-81 last Thursday night during an American Rivers Conference tournament semifinal game at Siebens Fieldhouse. BVU came out of the gate and made 10-of-13 attempts from beyond […]

Beavers rally late to beat Dutch, 73-69

Buena Vista trailed by five points at halftime and by as many as 10 in the second half before rallying late and picking up a 73-69 win over Central College, which secured the team of a No. 2 seed in next week’s American Rivers Conference Tournament. Michael Demers scored a game-high 21 points while Zane Neubaum added 20 to lead […]

BVU’s Neubaum collects ARC weekly honor

Buena Vista’s Zane Neubaum had a big week for the Beavers, and for his performance has been named the American Rivers Conference Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week. It’s the second time this season that Neubaum has been recognized and the third time this season that BVU has had a player recognized. In two games last week, Neubaum helped the […]

BVU men ranked No. 8 in regional rankings

The first NCAA Division III men’s basketball regional rankings were announced on Tuesday and Buena Vista is ranked No. 8 in Region IX. The Beavers enter the final week of the regular season at 13-11 overall and 10-5 in the American Rivers Conference. BVU is one of two ARC programs among the top nine listed as league-leading and defending champion […]

BVU Senior Day special one for Demers family


As locals, students and families filed in Siebens Fieldhouse last Saturday, the pregame routine and music were both adjusted for a ceremony. It was Senior Night for Buena Vista men’s basketball. A great accomplishment for many, but it was very notable for BVU leader Michael Demers. The last name Demers has a familiar sound at Buena Vista. Michael, a Storm […]

BVU men edge Wartburg, move into second place in ARC

Buena Vista overcame an early double-digit deficit against visiting Wartburg to come away with a thrilling   94-92 triumph over the Knights last Saturday while moving into a three-way tie for second place in the American Rivers Conference standings with only one regular season game remaining. Zane Neubaum scored a game-high 24 points on 6 of 10 shooting to go along […]

BVU men hit triple digits in 106-80 win over Simpson

Zane Neubaum scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Michael Demers added 19 points and seven assists to help lead an offensive explosion for Buena Vista en route to a commanding 106-81 win over Simpson on Wednesday night at Siebens Fieldhouse. Neubaum was aided by a career-high five 3-pointers and matched a career-high with 10 rebounds while posting his […]

Buena Vista men knock off league leader Dubuque on road, 65-60

Jake Thompson scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed a game-best eight rebounds and Buena Vista held off a late charge by the University of Dubuque to beat the league-leading Spartans 65-60 on Wednesday night at Dubuque. Thompson was 8 of 16 shooting from the field overall and made all three of his free throws to lead four Beavers in […]