• Regents approve $700K settlement for former UH basketball coach Gib Arnold

    Hawaii News Now "The University of Hawaii Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve a $700,000 settlement over the removal of former basketball coach Gib Arnold. In the settlement, which was approved by a vote of 8 to 6, Arnold will drop all claims against the university and receive $500,000 while lawyers in..." October 19

  • Hawaii lands Auburn transfer Jack Purchase

    College Basketball Talk "Jack Purchase, the native of Australia, has transferred to Hawaii, the university announced on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 forward becomes the third addition for first-year head coach Eran Ganot since taking over the program in April. Purchase will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to..." June 23

  • Former UH hoops coach Arnold addresses lawsuit

    Star Advertiser "Former University of Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold sent a statement to the media late Wednesday night regarding the Circuit Court lawsuit brought against him by the university. In a move announced earlier Wednesday, UH claimed the fired coach did not pay the Palms Casino Resort in Las..." June 11

  • UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les receives new contract

    Sacramento Bee "UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les has signed a new six-year contract that will carry through to the 2020-2021 season. Les led the Aggies to their best showing in the Division I era this past season. UC Davis won 25 games, captured the Big West Conference regular season title and advanced..." May 25

  • UH to vacate basketball wins, cut scholarships after NCAA violations

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii said Friday it will vacate 36 victories, reduce scholarships and practice time, pay a $10,000 fine, and place itself on one-year probation for violations of NCAA rules by its men's basketball program. The self-imposed sanctions were contained in a 64-page reply to the..." May 19

  • LMU transfer Evan Payne headed to Long Beach State

    CBS Sports "Loyola Marymount transfer Evan Payne has committed to Long Beach State, sources told He will have two years of eligibility remaining, but he won't be able to play until the 2016-17 season." April 20

  • Hawaii hires Saint Mary's assistant Eran Ganot as next coach

    CBS Sports "Hawaii has hired Saint Mary's assistant Eran Ganot as its next basketball coach, sources told on Wednesday. A press conference is expected for Thursday. Ganot replaces Benjy Taylor, who served as the interim coach following Gib Arnold's dismissal last October." April 08

  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner turns down George Mason job offer

    Orange County Register "Russell Turner, who coached UC Irvine to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, turned down a job offer from George Mason University and has decided to stay at Irvine. Several news outlets reported that Turner was in talks with officials from the Virginia school, and a Washington Post reporter..." March 30

  • Cal Poly men's basketball team expected to add Minnesota transfer

    San Luis Obispo "The Cal Poly men’s basketball team is welcoming another high-major Division I transfer from the Pacific Northwest to campus. Minnesota freshman forward Josh Martin — a top prospect who Mustangs head coach Joe Callero once recruited out of Bothell (Wash.) High — appears poised to join Cal Poly..." January 03

  • Hawaii guard Nevels will have surgery on his hand

    Star Advertiser "The Hawaii basketball team will keep with its season theme of weathering adversity as it prepares to ring in the new year. Senior guard Garrett Nevels requires surgery on his right hand between his thumb and index finger after suffering what's known as a "gamekeeper's thumb" injury." December 29

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • UH hoops forward Reyes decides again to transfer out

    Star Advertiser "Hawaii men's basketball freshman forward Sammis Reyes has decided to leave the program for a second time -- and this time for real. Reyes will enroll at Palm Beach State, a junior college in Florida, over the semester break. He said he hopes to be back in the Division I ranks by the 2016-17..." December 16

  • Long Beach's unique way to pay coach

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Division I men’s basketball coaches in Southern California gather in Los Angeles every October for the Wooden Award Tipoff Luncheon, each taking the microphone for a few minutes to discuss the upcoming season. Long Beach State coach Dan Monson was first up this year, talking about his team and..." December 11

  • Cal St.-Northridge announces suspensions for ‘several’ players

    College Basketball Talk "Cal St.-Northridge released a statement on Wednesday afternoon announcing that “several” players on their basketball team will be suspended due to a violation of team rules. The school is investigating. But they’re not naming the kids that are in trouble. Here is the statement from the..." November 06

  • Hawaii officially loses star player to professional basketball

    Star Advertiser "University of Hawaii men's basketball star Isaac Fotu released a statement Monday announcing his departure from the team and his intent to become a professional. The all-conference forward, who has been deemed ineligible to play in games by UH pending the results of an NCAA investigation,..." November 05

  • Fotu ineligible to play for UH, poaching attempts reported by players "One day after the University of Hawaii fired men’s basketball head coach Gib Arnold and assistant coach Brandyn Akana without cause, the program received yet another blow. Acting head coach Benjy Taylor confirmed Wednesday that forward Issac Fotu is currently ineligible to play in the..." October 31

  • Long Beach State, head coach Dan Monson agree to contract extension

    College Basketball Talk "Prior to last season’s 15-17 record, Dan Monson had experienced just one losing season during his time at Long Beach State, with that being his first campaign in 2007-08. The 49ers have become well-known for the grueling non-conference schedules they play annually, with those challenges helping to..." October 30

  • Hawaii fires basketball coach Gib Arnold

    CBS Sports "Hawaii has removed Gib Arnold from his position of head basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday. Assistant Brandyn Akana has also been fired. "These painful but critical steps are being taken in an effort to strengthen our athletics program and to do right by our student-athletes and..." October 28

  • UH considers self-imposed penalties on men's hoops

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii is discussing self imposing penalties on its men's basketball program in the wake of the apparent conclusion of an NCAA investigation, officials confirmed Wednesday. The NCAA reportedly closed out interviews Friday in its investigation, which began in..." October 28

  • 404d

    According to source, Gabe Levin is headed to Long Beach State. Tremendous pick up for LBSU. Great player and great person.

  • Riggins commits to Long Beach State

    Herald Democrat "Whitewright senior forward Mason Riggins committed to play basketball for Long Beach State on Thursday. “Blessed to say I’ve committed to Long Beach State!!!!!!” the 6-foot-8, 225-pounder tweeted Thursday night. Riggins finished last year as a junior with 17.3 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.1..." September 26

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Report: UC Irvine lands commitment from So. Cal guard

    College Basketball Talk "UC Irvine has landed a commitment from Brandon Smith a 6-foot-5 left-handed wing from California. Smith is just a two-star recruit, but he’s considered by many out west to be a great pickup for one of the best programs in the Big West. Joel Francisco of said that in a time when..." July 08

  • Former Gonzaga forward Lucas Meikle transfers to Cal Poly

    College Basketball Talk "After he made just 15 appearances as a freshman at Gonzaga, it was announced in late May that 6-foot-9 forward Lucas Meikle was granted a release from his scholarship and would be transferring. On Sunday Meikle’s new destination was learned, with Left Coast Recruiting reporting that the Bellarmine..." July 07

  • Spencer Rivers commits to play college basketball close to Doc, his dad

    Orlando Sentinel "Spencer Rivers, son of Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and a playmaking point guard for Winter Park’s 2013-14 Class 8A state championship basketball team, confirmed on Tuesday that he has committed to play basketball for UC Irvine. That school sits about 45 miles south of the Staples..." June 24

  • Nick Faust transferring to Long Beach State, per report

    Baltimore Sun "Former Maryland guard Nick Faust (City) has reportedly found a new home at Long Beach State. Faust told that he has committed to play for the 49ers. He also tweeted "Bringin dat HEAT to TheBeach" with an Instagram photo of Long Beach State's court. Faust is one of five scholarship..." June 17

  • Former USC forward Roschon Prince transfers to Long Beach State

    College Basketball Talk "As a freshman at USC this season, 6-foot-6 forward Roschon Prince averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in just over 11 minutes of action per game. Prince didn’t receive a large amount of playing time during Pac-12 play, as he didn’t see action in five games and played single-digit minutes in seven..." March 28

  • Shockers go to 35-0 with win over Cal Poly, Set NCAA Record "Wichita State opened up its 2014 NCAA tournament with a 64-37 win over Cal Poly on Friday night to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday. The 35-0 start is the best start in NCAA Division I history and the 27 point win is the largest margin of victory for Wichita State in the..." March 22

  • Shockers to Play Cal-Poly in Second Round "Wichita State will play California-Poly at 6:10 p.m. CT on Friday, March 21 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Cal-Poly defeated Texas Southern 81-69 on Wednesday night to advance to the second round on Friday. Wichita State takes a 34-0 overall record into its..." March 20

  • Southern Methodist 68, UC Irvine 54

    ProSportsDaily "Cannen Cunningham had 17 points off the bench to lead the host Mustangs to their first-ever NIT win. Ben Moore added 11 points and seven rebounds for top-seeded Southern Methodist (24-9) and Nick Russell had 10 points. Nic Moore added seven points, eight assists, four steals and four rebounds..." March 20

  • Cal Poly SLO 81, Texas Southern 69

    ProSportsDaily "Chris Eversley recorded 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Mustangs defeated the Tigers in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Dave Nwaba contributed 17 points and three blocks for 16th-seeded Cal Poly (14-19), which will play top seed Wichita State in the second..." March 20

  • Cal-Poly Tops Texas Southern to Record Historic NCAA Tournament Win "Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 19 points as the Cal Poly men's basketball program – appearing in its first NCAA Division I Tournament game – chalked up its first Division I postseason victory as the Mustangs outdueled fellow 16th seed Texas Southern on Wednesday evening, 81-69..." March 20

  • Cal Poly Makes NCAA Division I Tournament Debut in First Four "Making the first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in program history, the Cal Poly men's basketball team will open Midwest Regional action when squaring off against fellow No. 16 seed Texas Southern on Wednesday, March 19 as part of the First Four at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Tip time for the..." March 18

  • SWAC champ TSU to face Cal Poly in first round of NCAA Tournament

    Houston Chronicle "Texas Southern gathered in the player's lounge at H&PE Arena Sunday afternoon to learn their NCAA Tournament destination. About halfway through the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, loud chants of "TSU! TSU! TSU!" began to echo from players and support staff to celebrate the school's first NCAA..." March 18

  • Why some teams relish making NCAA tournament first round

    USA Today "To casual fans, a No. 16 seed is a No. 16 seed no matter how you slice it. But to individual programs involved and the conferences that house them, there's a major difference between a No. 16 seed that gets put in the NCAA tournament's main draw and one sent to Dayton for the First..." March 18

  • Cal Poly Takes Big West Tournament Title; Advances to NCAA Tournament "Senior forward and tournament Most Valuable Player Chris Eversley scored a game-high 18 points for the Cal Poly men's basketball team, which will make the first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in school history after the Mustangs outlasted fifth-seeded Cal State Northridge Saturday evening..." March 16

  • UCSB Fan angrily confronts Hawaii coach

    ESPN "A UC Santa Barbara fan ran out on the court Thursday night during a stoppage in play and angrily confronted the Hawaii coaching staff, the third time in a month a college basketball fan has come into violent contact with a player or coach. The man, who wore a royal blue UC Santa Barbara Class..." March 07

  • The Forgotten Little Big Man Of College Basketball

    Deadspin "The Wooden Award released its midseason top 25 on Wednesday. It's simply a promotional tool for the award, presumably listing the 25 best players in college basketball to this point in the season. Nothing is binding about it: Players excluded from the list are still eligible to win the..." January 24