West Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gonzaga's big plan: Wiltjer, Sabonis, Karnowski on floor at same time

    CBS Sports "Gonzaga coach Mark Few knows he's got three of college basketball's best front-court players in Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis, and Przemek Karnowski. And he's going to try to make sure there's times during the upcoming season where all of them are on the floor at the same time. "I think..." September 30

  • Pacific looking into ex-assistant's possible improper relationship

    CBS Sports "The University of Pacific, a West Coast Conference school, has hired an outside and independent investigator to look into a possible inappropriate relationship between a former assisstant coach and female student-athlete, a source has told CBS Sports. When contacted, a school official..." September 24

  • Donald Gipson commits to Loyola Marymount

    College Basketball Talk "Loyola Marymount head coach Mike Dunlap and his staff received some good news Saturday afternoon, as one of the top players in Los Angeles has decided to remain home and play for the Lions in college. 6-foot-3 shooting guard Donald Gipson, a senior at Fairfax High School, announced that he will..." September 21

  • Bingham’s Yoeli Childs and Keaton Torre both commit to BYU

    Salt Lake Tribune "BYU locked down two Bingham products the past two days. Highly-touted four-star Class of 2016 forward Yoeli Childs committed to the Cougars during his official visit to Provo, which culminated watching the football program down Boise State in dramatic fashion on Saturday, while Miners' three-star..." September 14

  • Saint Mary’s lands Rivals150 guard in Class of 2016

    College Basketball Talk "Saint Mary’s landed an impact guard on Monday as Rivals150 guard Jordan Ford pledged to the Gaels. The 6-foot-0 native of Folsom, California was down to a final three of Oregon State, UC-Santa Barbara and Saint Mary’s before deciding on the WCC program. Regarded as the No. 138 prospect in the..." September 08

  • French power forward Killian Tillie commits to Gonzaga

    College Basketball Talk "Over the years Gonzaga’s had a great deal of success with international prospects, not just recruiting them but developing them into high-level college basketball players. Saturday head coach Mark Few landed another international prospect, as forward Killian Tillie became the Bulldogs’ second..." August 31

  • Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year transfers to BYU

    CBS Sports "Elon's reward for finding a gem of a mid-major player in freshman guard Elijah Bryant? Bryant is now off to BYU. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Bryant said, "I want to thank the one person who made this possible, my lord and savior Jesus Christ [prayer emoji]" below an altered photo of him a..." July 30

  • Merrill native Jesperson transfers to UWGB

    Green Bay Press Gazette "David Jesperson will be returning to his home state to finish out his college basketball career. The Merrill native made a verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men's basketball team earlier this month after transferring from Pepperdine University following his sophomore..." July 15

  • Florida Gulf Coast lands transfer big man

    College Basketball Talk "Florida Gulf Coast continued to reshape its roster late this week as the school announced the signing of Loyola Marymount transfer big man Patson Siame. The 6-foot-11 Siame will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but he’ll have two seasons remaining of..." June 23

  • FGCU men add Loyola Marymount transfer Patson Siame

    Naples Daily News "Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball added Loyola Marymount transfer Patson Siame, a 6-foot-11 center, on Friday. FGCU said the sophomore transfer has signed an Athletic Aid Agreement and will join the Eagles for the 2015-16 season. Siame spent his sophomore year at Loyola Marymount..." June 19

  • BYU adds 7-foot-3 walk-on center

    College Basketball Talk "BYU picked up a walk-on center with tremendous size as 7-foot-3 big man Alan Hamson committed to the Cougars, according to a report from Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald. Hamson didn’t play much in high school due to scoliosis and is currently finishing up a two-year LDS mission as part..." June 17

  • BYU's Nate Austin receives medical hardship waiver, will play for Cougars next season

    The Deseret News "It's official: Nate Austin is coming back. The 6-foot-11 forward was granted a medical hardship waiver by the West Coast Conference and will play for BYU in the 2015-16 season, the school announced Tuesday. “Having Nate back for this season will be a big boost for our team,” BYU coach Dave..." June 16

  • BYU Frank Bartley IV transfers to Louisiana-Lafayette

    Salt Lake Tribune "The second of two players who left the BYU basketball program after the 2014-15 season has found a home. Sophomore guard Frank Bartley IV announced on his Instagram account on Tuesday that he will join the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, and coach Bob Marlin made the news..." June 15

  • Gavin Baxter commits to play for BYU basketball

    The Deseret News "Dave Rose added a local piece to his 2016 recruiting class on Monday when Timpview’s Gavin Baxter committed to the Cougars. Baxter announced via Twitter he would be joining the hometown BYU squad. Scout.com lists the 6-foot-7, 180-pound forward as a four-star recruit with offers from Arizona..." June 09

  • Ex-Tiger Johnathan Williams III headed to Gonzaga

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Johnathan Williams III, Missouri's leading scorer and rebounder last season, has decided on his next college team. Williams will transfer to Gonzaga, he announced Saturday on Instagram and Twitter. "Thanks for all of the schools that recruited me & after careful consideration, I chosen to..." June 01

  • Four-star Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson will take a mission trip before playing college basketball

    College Basketball Talk "Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson is emerging as one of the premier guards in the country, but he’s also dealing with a unique development in his recruitment. The native of Utah will be one of the more college-ready guards in his class when he arrives on campus. Except Jackson won’t enter college..." May 05

  • Report: Washington Star G Nigel Williams-Goss Is Transferring To Gonzaga

    College Spun "Nigel Williams-Goss, a rising junior guard for the Washington Huskies, will be transferring to Gonzaga, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. Williams-Goss, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard, had a sensational sophomore season for the Huskies, averaging 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7..." May 03

  • Mark Tollefsen to transfer to Arizona

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The graduate transfer is eligible to play immediately, and will provide much-needed front court depth for the Wildcats Many believe it has been a relatively bad week for Arizona basketball with Stanley Johnson deciding to go pro, and Damion Lee heading elsewhere. Fortunately, we have gotten..." April 27

  • Two will transfer out of BYU

    College Basketball Talk "BYU will lose two to transfer as the school announced that sophomore guard Frank Bartley IV and freshman forward Isaac Neilson will transfer. The 6-foot-3 Bartley averaged 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game last season while the 6-foot-10 Neilson averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per..." April 21

  • Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer returning for senior season

    CBS Sports "Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer has decided to return for his senior season, sources told CBSSports.com. Wiltjer averaged 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds on his way to becoming a consensus second-team All-American last season, as well as a first-team All-WCC member. He will be one of the preseason..." April 21

  • South Florida lands a graduate transfer from Gonzaga

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida landed a graduate transfer for next season as former Gonzaga forward Angel Nunez committed to the Bulls. Since the 6-foot-8 Nunez is graduating, he is immediately eligible to play next season. A source confirmed Nunez to heading to the AAC and he took a visit to the South Florida..." April 20

  • LMU transfer Evan Payne headed to Long Beach State

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

  • San Diego hires Lamont Smith as coach

    Macon Telegraph "The University of San Diego has hired Lamont Smith as its new head men's basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday evening. Smith, 39, spent the past two years as the associate head coach at New Mexico under Craig Neal. He was a member of the San Diego basketball team from 1994-99,..." April 01

  • Gonzaga lands four-star Class of 2016 big man Zach Collins

    The Slipper Still Fits "The good luck in Las Vegas wasn't limited to the court, as Gonzaga landed a 2016 commitment. Luck isn't always guaranteed when you make a trip to Las Vegas. However, the Gonzaga staff must be feeling like it has a Royal Flush, soon after winning the WCC Tournament, they received the news that..." March 17

  • Bill Grier fired as USD basketball coach

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Bill Grier has been fired as head men's basketball coach at the University of San Diego. The move is not a surprise. Grier has been on the hotseat at USD since the Toreros finished this past season 15-16, including 8-10 in the West Coast Conference. In eight seasons at USD Grier was 117-144...." March 17

  • Loyola Marymount's leading scorer Evan Payne to transfer

    CBS Sports "Loyola Marymount guard Evan Payne announced on Instagram Monday that he would be "ending his time at LMU." Sources have confirmed to CBSSports.com that Payne has been given a release from his scholarship and will seek a transfer. Payne should immediately become one of the most sought-after..." March 10

  • Did Gonzaga cost themselves a No. 1 seed with loss to BYU?

    College Basketball Talk "BYU ended all the angst about whether or not No. 3 Gonzaga will get a No. 1 seed earlier than we expected this year. The Zags dug themselves an early hole and never broke out of their funk as they lost to BYU on Senior Night, 73-70. Kyle Collinsworth led the way with 20 points and nine boards..." March 01

  • Angel Nunez wins NCAA appeal, granted one more year of eligibilty

    The Slipper Still Fits "The once senior forward is now a junior forward. Angel Nunez's college career will go on for at least another year after he won his appeal to the NCAA, Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review reported on Tuesday. Nunez transferred mid-season from Louisville to Gonzaga at Jan. 2013. Gonzaga was..." February 18

  • BYU's Dave Rose agrees to new 5-year contract

    The Deseret News "Just two days after earning his 250th victory as BYU’s head basketball coach, athletic director Tom Holmoe announced that Dave Rose has agreed to a new five-year contract. The deal will keep Rose with the Cougars through the 2019-20 season. “I’m excited about the future of BYU basketball,”..." February 10

  • Three-plus months after undergoing brain surgery, Santa Clara senior forward makes season debut

    College Basketball Talk "After playing in 15 games during the 2013-14 season, Santa Clara senior forward Andrew Papenfus worked hard all offseason in hopes of getting an opportunity to help Kerry Keating’s Broncos in 2014-15. But after suffering a seizure while working a youth basketball camp in June, it was discovered..." February 02

  • BYU coach Rose says Austin could miss rest of season

    Salt Lake Tribune "If Saturday's 77-74 loss to San Diego proved anything, it is that BYU sorely misses 6-foot-11 forward Nate Austin, who has been sidelined since Dec. 10 with a hamstring injury. The Cougars did get some offensive contributions from Luke Worthington and Corbin Kaufusi, but were torched inside..." January 28

  • Already rolling, Gonzaga to add Vandy transfer McClellan

    Salt Lake Tribune "Bad news for BYU, the West Coast Conference and the rest of college basketball. Gonzaga is about to get better. Already cruising along at 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the WCC, the sixth-ranked Bulldogs welcome reinforcements on Thursday, when Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan becomes eligible...." January 08

  • Gonzaga adding Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan to roster on Thursday

    CBS Sports "Gonzaga's already deep perimeter is getting another quality addition. Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan, who led the Commodores in scoring last year through 12 games (14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists in 2013-14) will become eligible for the Bulldogs' (14-1) WCC home opener on Thursday..." January 05

  • 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

  • BYU star Tyler Haws listed as 'day-to-day' with ankle sprain

    CBS Sports "Brigham Young's Tyler Haws is considered "day-to-day" with a sprained left ankle and might be able to play Saturday against Stanford, a school spokesperson told CBSSports.com on Monday. "He's day-to-day and will be evaluated at the end of the week," said Kyle Chilton, the media relations..." December 16

  • Georgia guard reaches out to Perkins to apologize for broken jaw

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Georgia guard Kenny Gaines wanted to apologize for an on-court accident that left Gonzaga forward Josh Perkins sidelined indefinitely with a broken jaw in last Thursday's game in New York City. Turns out Gaines and Perkins have a mutual friend in Georgia's Dusan Langura, who passed Perkins'..." December 06

  • Josh Perkins out with broken jaw

    ESPN "Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins suffered a broken jaw when he was kicked by Georgia's Kenny Gaines in the second half of the Zags' 88-76 win on Wednesday night. Gonzaga coach Mark Few told ESPN that Perkins will have his jaw wired and will be out indefinitely. Perkins said he thinks he'll be out..." November 30

  • Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins out indefinitely with broken jaw

    ESPN "Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins suffered a broken jaw when he was kicked by Georgia's Kenny Gaines in the second half of the Zags' 88-76 win on Wednesday night. Gonzaga coach Mark Few told ESPN that Perkins will have his jaw wired and will be out indefinitely. Perkins drove the baseline after..." November 27

  • Karnowski blossoming into Gonzaga's next standout foreign big man

    SI "Przemek Karnowski stared at the map of the United States, puzzled. Spokane was supposed to be here, in Washington, and the 17-year-old basketball prospect from Torun, Poland, couldn’t find it. Confused, Karnowski called Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd. Lloyd informed Karnowski that Gonzaga..." November 26

  • Report: BYU loses transfer sophomore to ankle surgery

    College Basketball Talk "BYU received a setback this weekend as the team announced that sophomore forward and UNLV transfer Jamal Aytes will miss three months recovering from ankle surgery. The news was reported by Darnell Dickson of the Daily Herald. Losing the 6-foot-6 Aytes for a few months definitely doesn’t help..." November 03

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

    CBS Sports "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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