Men’s Basketball Season Ends in Chicago


Scott Morris, Staff Writer

The 2022-23 Hartford Men’s Basketball Season came to an end on Sunday as they fell to Chicago State 75-53 in Chicago. The Chicago State Cougars, with this win over the Hawks, completed an undefeated schedule on their home hardwood.

However, the Hawks were in control of the game as the horn sounded to end the first half. Michael Dunne led the way for the Hawks, scoring 15 points, two assists, and one rebound. Once the second half began, everything went the Cougars’ way as they outscored the Hawks 41-18 in the second half. Sophomore Jahsean Corbett was the leading scorer for the Cougars, as he tallied 23 points along with seven rebounds.

It was the final collegiate games for several Hawks: Matt Hobbs, Jared Kimbrough, Michael Dunne, Pano Pavlidis, Carlos Edmundo, and Pierro Sow. Graduate Student Michael Dunne finished his Hawks career with a total of 112 games played while starting 29 and tailing over 1,600 total minutes played in a Hawks uniform. Dunne’s career shooting percentage was slightly under 35% throughout his five years at Hartford. The loss of Michael Dunne will be significant for the Hawks. These players will truly be missed, but they have players ready to fill that void for years.

Despite the 5-23 record, and the loss of Head Coach John Gallagher mid-way through the season, Tom Devitt turned things around and made it a step in the right direction as the Hawks transitioned from Division I to Division III.