Even though the Kenyon College men's basketball team battled a rash of injuries with an already thin roster, the Lords managed to show improvement in 2010-11. Kenyon ended its season with a 9-16 overall record for a three-win improvement over the 2009-10 team in head coach Dan Priest's first season on the bench.
The Lords couldn't have asked for a better start with wins in three of their first four games. However, Kenyon was back at the .500 mark after dropping three of the next four with the losses by a combined 20 points. A lopsided win over Oberlin College, 81-65, seemed to set the Lords back on course but three more heart-breaking defeats followed.
Kenyon bounced back by taking three contests in a five-game span only to see the injury bug take hold down the stretch. The Lords were competitive in their final eight games but had just one win - an 80-66 victory over rival Denison University - to show for it. Wabash College ended Kenyon's season with a 72-61 setback in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament.
While the Lords settled for the sub-.500 record, they easily could have won more games than they lost if not for some near misses. Eleven of Kenyon's 16 defeats were by a single-digit margin, including four games decided by one bucket.
At the conclusion of the season, senior Kodey Haddox was the most lauded Lord on the award circuit. After averaging a team-high 17.5 points per game, Haddox earned an All-NCAC first-team selection as well as a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region third team. Fellow senior Uros Vasiljevik also turned up on the All-NCAC honorable mention squad.
Additionally, Haddox was rewarded for his work in the classroom with an Academic All-District first team selection, which he then parlayed into an Academic All-America third-team nod.