West Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • All-WCC forward Stacy Davis out for Pepperdine with hand fracture

    CBSSports.com "Pepperdine has slowly but steadily improved in its three years under head coach Marty Wilson -- and the Waves are hoping to push over the .500 mark this season. The key in that jump, though, is junior forward Stacy Davis -- and he suffered a fractured right hand last week during..." October 07

  • Is this the year Gonzaga finally advances beyond the Sweet 16?

    SB Nation "At what point does Cinderella become powerful and popular enough to stop being an underdog story? For Gonzaga, the national narrative painting the program as college basketball's prototypical dark horse started feeling like a disservice years ago. For 15 seasons, Mark Few has been the 'Zags head..." September 23

  • Cody Doolin awarded fifth-year, but not eligible for ’14-’15 just yet

    College Basketball Talk "UNLV sent out a release on Tuesday morning announcing that Cody Doolin has been given a fifth-year of eligibility by the NCAA. “We are very happy for Cody,” UNLV head coach Dave Rice said in the release. “He has a tremendous amount of experience as a point guard and he has become a leader in..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "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

  • 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

  • Gonzaga lands Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan

    The Slipper Still Fits "It would appear that the Bulldogs roster is finally complete for the upcoming season. Ex-Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan announced his intention to join the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday, Jon Rothstein with CBS Sports reported. The news trickled in over the weekend, because McClellan must be..." June 30

  • Marquette lands Loyola Marymount transfer Levin

    Fox Sports "Loyola Marymount's Gabe Levin appears to be transferring to Marquette, as both Levin and his former high school tweeted the 6-foot-7 forward will join the Golden Eagles. Levin will have to sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules but will still have three years of eligibility..." June 17

  • San Francisco lands commitment from three-star 2014 guard Devin Watson

    College Basketball Talk "After losing Avry Holmes to transfer, San Francisco had an open spot at point guard. Head coach Rex Walters and the Dons rebounded on Monday as they landed a commitment from class of 2014 three-star guard Devin Watson. Watson signed his NLI and it was announced in a release from the..." June 03

  • Report: Gonzaga’s Gerard Coleman to transfer for senior year

    College Basketball Talk "Gerard Coleman is on the move again. The former Providence guard will leave Gonzaga after playing for the Zags for one season, according to a report from Jim Meehan of the Spokesman-Review. Coleman averaged 13.2 points as a sophomore with the Friars, but after sitting out the 2012-2013..." May 13

  • Washington forward Desmond Simmons transferring to Saint Mary's

    CBSSports.com "Washington transfer Desmond Simmons has committed to Saint Mary's, sources told CBSSports.com. He will be immediately eligible next season. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds last season for the Huskies and should immediately bolster the Gaels' front line in the West..." May 01

  • BC guard Joe Rahon will transfer to Saint Mary’s

    Boston Globe "Boston College confirmed Monday that Joe Rahon, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, has decided to transfer to Saint Mary’s. Rahon, of San Diego, ranked as the team’s No. 3 scorer last season at 9.0 points per game. He was preceded in his decision to leave BC by junior forward Ryan..." April 28

  • BYU guard Matt Carlino transfers to Marquette

    College Basketball Talk "Marquette and new head coach Steve Wojciechowski picked up a big commitment on Friday as BYU transfer Matt Carlino will finish his career as a Golden Eagle, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-2 Carlino will be eligible to play..." April 25

  • Gonzaga signs Arvydas Sabonis' son, Domantas Sabonis

    CBSSports.com "The spawn of an all-time basketball great is headed to Gonzaga. The school has announced the signing of Domantas Sabonis, son of Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis. Domantas previously played with Spain's Unicaja Málaga team. He is 17, a 6-foot-10 tweener forward and considered one of the better..." April 18

  • Former Oregon guard A.J. Lapray transferring to Pepperdine

    College Basketball Talk "When high-scoring guard Joseph Young announced his decision to return to Oregon for his senior season, the Ducks found themselves one over the NCAA limit of 13 scholarships. That’s no longer an issue, as guard A.J. Lapray has decided to transfer to Pepperdine, getting Oregon back to the 13..." April 11

  • Matt Carlino transferring from Brigham Young

    CBSSports.com "Matt Carlino is off to yet another destination. The BYU junior is leaving the school, seeking transfer to one more university with one year left of eligibility. Brigham Young announced the transfer Tuesday evening. Carlino is on track to graduate this spring from BYU, meaning he'll qualify as a..." April 01

  • Arizona Wildcats have look of contenders in 84-61 rout of Zags

    Arizona Republic "Sean Miller and Mark Few enjoyed an animated text message exchange a few weeks ago. Miller was up late, watching a replay of the double-overtime Arizona-Gonzaga meeting in the 2003 NCAA Tournament, and contacted his friend. "We were laughing about that," Few said. If the two exchange..." March 24

  • Minnesota 63, St. Mary's 55

    ProSportsDaily "Joey King scored a team-high 18 points as the Golden Gophers downed the visiting Gaels in the second round of the NIT. DeAndre Mathieu added 14 points for top-seeded Minnesota (22-13), which will face Southern Mississippi in the quarterfinals. Austin Hollins chipped in with 10 points and five..." March 23

  • Zags outlast Oklahoma State, 85-77

    Gonzaga Bulletin "Eighth-seeded Gonzaga took advantage of closely officiated game, OSU’s 15 missed free throws and 26 points from Kevin Pangos to dispatch the ninth-seeded Cowboys Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In a battle of free throws — the two teams combined to shoot 78 total — the..." March 21

  • BYU bounced out of NCAA Tournament with 87-68 loss to Oregon

    Salt Lake Tribune "Matt Carlino was heating up, open 3-point shots that rattled out in the first half were beginning to fall, and the mostly red-clad crowd of 17,749 at the Bradley Center was on its feet, urging the upset-minded BYU Cougars to complete their comeback from an early 14-point deficit. BYU was within..." March 20

  • Disrespected Cougars eager to show they belong

    Salt Lake Tribune "Even before their name was called on Selection Sunday as a better-than-anyone-expected No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s West Regional, the BYU Cougars were hearing and reading about their bid unworthiness from national college basketball experts. You don’t belong. You shouldn’t be..." March 20

  • Louisiana State 71, San Francisco 63

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman forward Jarell Martin scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the visiting Tigers in the first round of the NIT. Shavon Coleman and Johnny O'Bryant III each added 13 points and six rebounds for LSU (20-13). The Tigers will play next at Southern Methodist, a 68-54 winner over..." March 20

  • Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos pushes on, despite injuries

    Seattle Times "Today, all is sunny in the Gonzaga constellation. The Zags are in their accustomed spot in the NCAA tournament, about to play Oklahoma State on Friday for the right to keep suiting up in San Diego. Soon, though, their run will end, and perhaps then it will be more piercing — how much better it..." March 19

  • Takeaways from a worrisome WCC Tourney run for Zags

    Gonzaga Bulletin "Gonzaga’s three games this season against Saint Mary’s have been its three least interesting games of the season. GU fans wouldn’t have it any other way. Really, the only highlight of Monday night’s WCC semifinal was the emergence of David Stockton — who I have christened with the..." March 19

  • St. Mary's 70, Utah 58

    ProSportsDaily "James Walker III scored a game-high 21 points and the host Gaels rallied for the victory in the opening round of the NIT. Stephen Holt added 15 points for Saint Mary's, which will face top-seeded Minnesota in the second round. Kerry Carter had eight of his 10 points in a game-changing run late..." March 19

  • NCAA rematch with Ducks doesn’t bother Cougs

    Salt Lake Tribune "Mostly because of its no-play-on-Sunday policy, BYU always seems to create bracketing headaches for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament selection committee. Matters were complicated even more this year when the Cougars’ second-leading scorer, point guard Kyle Collinsworth, suffered a..." March 18

  • NCAA Tournament snubs and surprises

    CBSSports.com "Heading into the Selection Show, most bracketologists seemed to reach a relative agreement and consensus on the 68 teams in the field – and the four No. 1 seeds. Of course, the selection committee isn't part of the bracketology world, and messed up the consensus. So, who got snubbed and who..." March 17

  • BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth done for season with torn ACL

    CBSSports.com "After losing to Gonzaga on Tuesday night, BYU knew its five-day wait until Selection Sunday was going to be stressful. Unfortunately, it took a turn for the worse on Wednesday. Guard Kyle Collinsworth tore his ACL against Gonzaga and will miss the rest of the season. Collinsworth will..." March 13

  • Loyola Marymount hires Mike Dunlap as new head coach

    CBSSports.com "One day after parting ways with head coach Max Good, Loyola Marymount has already moved on. The Lions hired Mike Dunlap as their next head coach. "I love the challenge of coming to LMU, and love the fact I am going back home," Dunlap said in a statement. "I am really comfortable with the..." March 12

  • Talks on to revive Zags vs. Huskies basketball rivalry

    Seattle Times "Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, made news by sponsoring a bill in the Washington state Legislature that would rekindle the Gonzaga-Washington basketball rivalry. But it may not require political action to get it going again. Sources have told the Times that talks between the two..." March 12

  • Loyola Marymount not bringing back Max Good

    CBSSports.com "Loyola Marymount is not renewing the contract of head coach Max Good, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com. Good had been at Loyola Marymount for six seasons, but will not return after an injury-filled 13-19 campaign. He went 77-117 during his time with the Lions, winning the WCC Coach of the..." March 12

  • Gonzaga men roll past BYU to win WCC tournament

    Seattle Times "Gonzaga blew Brigham Young’s doors off in the early going, then held on through some fragile moments late in the second half and won the West Coast Conference men’s basketball title, 75-64, here Tuesday night. It gives the Zags a 16th straight NCAA tournament appearance. Gonzaga (28-6) got..." March 12

  • Gonzaga 75, Brigham Young 64

    ProSportsDaily "Sam Dower had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs past the Cougars in the West Coast Conference title game in Las Vegas. Gary Bell Jr. added 14 points for top-seeded Gonzaga (28-6), which is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the 16th consecutive season after claiming the league’s..." March 12

  • BYU’s overtime win enough to land Cougars in NCAA tourney

    Salt Lake Tribune "San Francisco’s last shot bounced off the rim, and the BYU Cougars celebrated as if they had won something important Monday night. Unofficially, that’s true. For the moment, all their 79-77 overtime victory earned them was the right to meet Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference tournament..." March 11

  • Santa Clara's Jared Brownridge named WCC Newcomer of the Year

    San Jose Mercury News "Santa Clara freshman guard Jared Brownridge and USF coach Rex Walters earned awards Monday as the West Coast Conference announced its postseason basketball honors. Brownridge, who averaged 18.4 points during WCC games and three times scored at least 30 points in a conference outing, was voted..." March 04

  • WCC tournament key to Bay Area teams' NCAA hopes

    San Jose Mercury News "USF, having posted its highest West Coast Conference victory total since 1977, can realistically aspire to its first NCAA tournament bid in 16 seasons when it treks to Las Vegas this week for the WCC tournament. For Santa Clara, the prospects are more daunting, and the wait has been two years..." March 04

  • Does anyone care to change USD hoops' fortunes?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The announcement Saturday afternoon requesting we stand for the national anthem echoed off the hardwood and floor and bounced off the walls of beautiful and half-empty Jenny Craig Pavilion. It had been so quiet in the little arena atop the hill, I thought the announcer was making a mistake,..." March 04

  • Pilots open with Loyola Marymount in West Coast Conference men's tournament

    Oregonian "The West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament bracket is set and Portland is a No. 7 seed. Play runs Thursday-Tuesday in Las Vegas. Here's how the men's bracket breaks down: Thursday 6 p.m.: 7 Portland vs. 10 Loyola Marymount 8 p.m.: 8 Pacific vs. 9 Santa Clara Saturday Noon:..." March 04

  • Gonzaga men lose their 2nd straight game, 69-66 to San Diego

    Seattle Times "The 25th-ranked Gonzaga men’s team could have won the West Coast Conference regular-season title outright with a victory Saturday night at San Diego. But the Toreros, coached by former Zags assistant Bill Grier, beat Gonzaga 69-66. It was the second consecutive loss for the Zags (23-6..." February 23

  • San Francisco's Cody Doolin to transfer to UNLV

    CBSSports.com "San Francisco point guard Cody Doolin will transfer to UNLV, a source has confirmed. The news was first reported by Rivals.com. Doolin averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 assists this season before leaving the Dons' program after four games. The 6-foot-2 point guard did remain a student at the Bay..." February 21

  • Just how close is Gonzaga to missing the tournament?

    College Basketball Talk "BYU (RPI: 42, KenPom: 55) knocked off Gonzaga (RPI: 24, KenPom: 27) on Thursday night, setting up an intriguing scenario as we head into the home stretch. The Cougars pick up their third best win of the season, which should be enough to get them clear of play-in games for now. Barring a loss to..." February 21

  • BYU Cougars beat No. 25 Gonzaga, 73-65

    Salt Lake Tribune "Maybe BYU coach Dave Rose should change his starting lineup more often. At least that tactic helped the Cougars finally beat West Coast Conference kingpin Gonzaga on Thursday night. With Anson Winder making just his third start of the season, and foul-prone freshman Eric Mika coming off the..." February 21

  • Aaron Bright to transfer to Gaels

    ESPN.com "Stanford senior guard Aaron Bright is transferring to Saint Mary's for his final season and will be eligible to play for the Gaels next season, multiple sources told ESPN.com. The 5-foot-11 Bright dislocated his shoulder in early December and had season-ending surgery. He was averaging 5.9..." February 18

  • Gonzaga clinches Conference title as they cruise to an 86-67 win on Senior Night

    Gonzaga Bulletin "Gonzaga (23-4, 13-1 WCC) took on Loyola Marymount (11-6, 3-12 WCC) in the final home game of the season Saturday night. The Zags hosted a clinic down low as Gonzaga’s big men took it to LMU all night long. Three-pointers also continued to fly as guard Kevin Pangos, who scored 17 points, led the..." February 16

  • Gonzaga wins its 22nd game of season, trounces Pepperdine

    Seattle Times "Gonzaga’s seven three-pointers in the opening 20 minutes freed up Przemek Karnowski to impose his will down low against Pepperdine after halftime. Karnowski made 8 of 10 shots and David Stockton missed just three of his nine attempts in Gonzaga’s 83-68 win over the Waves on Thursday..." February 14

  • Saint Mary's still has shot at NCAA tournament despite struggles

    San Jose Mercury News "From the outside, this Saint Mary's College basketball season appears different. Point guard Matthew Dellavedova, so good for four years that the Gaels are retiring his jersey on Saturday, is gone to the NBA. Coach Randy Bennett was gone for five games at midseason, serving a suspension for..." February 11

  • Memphis Tigers upset Gonzaga 60-54

    Memphis Flyer "Joe Jackson will not forget his 22nd birthday. Neither will 7'1" Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski. For that matter, 18,248 Tiger basketball fans were prepared to line up and light candles after Saturday night's comeback win at FedExForum. The memories will have little to do with the 10 points the..." February 09

  • Santa Clara at USD basketball preview

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Records: Santa Clara is 10-15, 3-9 WCC; USD is 13-12, 4-8. Series: Santa Clara leads 41-34. Santa Clara update: The Broncos have lost seven straight. … Jr. Brandon Clark (16.9 points) leads the team in scoring. … Jared Brownridge leads WCC freshmen in scoring (16.8). He scored 30 points in..." February 08

  • Small in size, freshman Alec Wintering fills a big void for the Portland Pilots

    Oregonian "Alec Wintering is Portland’s freshman point guard, but to the Pilots, he’s a 5-foot-11 problem solver. Portland’s offense was an ineffective mess the past two years. The Pilots ranked among the country’s bottom third in nearly every offensive statistical category. To most watching the team,..." February 07

  • Anthony Ireland missed out on glory

    Los Angeles Times "The school that gave us Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble has also given us Anthony Ireland. We just haven't noticed. For four years, Ireland has played on the same Gersten Pavilion basketball court at Loyola Marymount where Gathers and Kimble became a national force in Paul Westhead's..." February 07

  • Zags get back at Portland with win at home

    Seattle Times "David Stockton, Angel Nunez and Kevin Pangos all scored 13 points and No. 23 Gonzaga hung on to beat Portland 71-66 on Wednesday night, avenging a January loss to the Pilots. Sam Dower Jr. added 10 points for Gonzaga (21-3, 11-1 West Coast), which has a three-game lead over BYU and San..." February 06

  • High-scoring games becoming routine for Haws

    Salt Lake Tribune "After answering a question about his team winning the rebounding battle 38-33 on Saturday night in BYU’s 84-71 win over Saint Mary’s, coach Dave Rose changed the subject without any prodding. "It is interesting that I would field six or seven questions, and nobody would ask me about Ty [Haws]..." February 04

  • Zags rally in second half for 101-66 win over Dons

    Gonzaga Bulletin "As the first half came to a close Saturday at the McCarthey Center, Gonzaga began to build momentum. It carried that momentum through the second half all the way to a lopsided 101-66 victory over San Francisco. The 22nd ranked Zags improved to 10-1 in WCC play, while the Dons dropped to 3-8...." February 02

  • Gonzaga edges Santa Clara on Dower’s three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left

    Seattle Times "Sam Dower Jr. made a game-winning three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left and finished with 12 points as Gonzaga avoided its first loss at Santa Clara since 2001, with a 54-52 win on Wednesday night. Jared Brownridge’s half-court shot went off the side of the rim at the buzzer, and Santa Clara lost..." January 30

  • Dee named WCC player of week

    San Diego Union-Tribune "USD’s Johnny Dee was named the West Conference Player of the Week today. The junior out of Rancho Buena Vista High averaged 23.5 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 steals in games against Gonzaga and Portland. Dee shot 75 percent from the field (15 of 20), hit all seven of his 3s and was 10 for 10 from..." January 28

  • Pangos, Stockton shine as Zags best BYU

    Gonzaga Bulletin "With a team-high 23 points Saturday night, BYU’s Tyler Haws was good. With 24 points — 21 of them in the second half — and six 3-pointers, Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos was better. A version of Pangos GU fans haven’t seen since the Maui Invitational emerged in front of a rowdy Saturday-night..." January 26

  • Gonzaga pulls out victory over San Diego

    Seattle Times "Sam Dower Jr. scored 18 points and Kevin Pangos made the game’s final shot, as Gonzaga narrowly beat San Diego for the 11th straight time, 59-56, on Thursday night. Pangos finished with 11 points for Gonzaga (17-3, 7-1 West Coast Conference) and Przemek Karnowski added 12 points, eight coming..." January 24

  • Zags lose to Portland 82-73

    Gonzaga Bulletin "The Portland Pilots came ready to play. So did their fans. The 22nd ranked Bulldogs never led once, losing 82-73 at a wild and raucous Chiles Center in Portland marking UP’s first win over the Zags since 2003. The difference for the Zags was energy. In the absence of guard Gary..." January 19