March 6, 2011
LAS VEGAS -- Mitchell Young scored 17 points off the bench and freshman Stephen Holt added 15 to lead top-seeded St. Mary's to a 73-64 victory over No. 4 Santa Clara in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Sunday night. The Gaels (24-7) will face the winner of the other semifinal between Gonzaga and San Francisco in Monday's championship game. St. Mary's is seeking its third straight WCC tournament title. Marc Trasolini led Santa Clara (19-14) with 22 points, and Kevin Foster added 18 points, but made only five of 18 shots.
January 17, 2010
at Pepperdine 83, San Francisco 68: Five players scored in double figures to help the Waves start 3-0 in the West Coast Conference for the first time since 2002. Lorne Jackson led the way with a career-high 21 points. Pepperdine (7-12 overall) and 17th-ranked Gonzaga, the only unbeaten teams in WCC play, will meet Thursday in Spokane, Wash. Dior Lowhorn had 14 points for the Dons (7-12, 2-2). at Loyola Marymount 81, Santa Clara 70: Ashley Hamilton scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds as the Lions (10-9, 1-2 West Coast Conference)
March 6, 2009 |
After a season overflowing with losses for Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine, the Lions and Waves are down to one more challenge as the West Coast Conference tournament opens tonight in Las Vegas. "Everybody says, 'Well, I bet you can't wait for the year to get over,' " said Max Good, coach of a Loyola Marymount team that finished 3-27.
March 22, 2008 |
OMAHA -- For five days, the Cal State Fullerton basketball team basked in the spotlight, the Titans attracting so much media attention in the buildup to their NCAA tournament appearance that even loquacious Coach Bob Burton sometimes ran out of words. Now the trick will be to try to build on that success instead of letting it become a distant memory, which is what happened the last time the Titans made the NCAA tournament in 1978. "Hopefully nobody has the mind-set that we're the big thing in the Big West now and we can come back and relax," junior guard Josh Akognon, the team's scoring leader, said after Fullerton's season-ending 71-56 loss to Wisconsin in a first-round game Thursday.
February 21, 2008 |
Tom Asbury is returning to a West Coast Conference very different from the one he left in 1994. "There's been a big shift in the conference, one we don't like," said Asbury, who won three WCC titles in six seasons as coach. "St. Mary's and Gonzaga are riding high right now. We just need to start whittling away."
May 30, 2005 |
Pepperdine absorbed Loyola Marymount's best shots all weekend in the West Coast Conference championship series, and when it came down to Sunday's decisive Game 3, the Waves were the ones who delivered the knockout blow. The Waves won their second consecutive WCC title by outlasting the Lions, 18-8, in front of a record overflow crowd of 1,013 at Loyola's Page Stadium.