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    Quote Originally Posted by logre23 View Post
    6'6 DJ Fenner #15 - Seattle Prep Vs. 6'6 Jamie Orme #3 O'dea

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    I think Jamie Orme is only 16 years old. He could be a good addition to Philippine under-16 team. But again SBP hasn't done any efforts to recruit him or even just assist him to undergo the process of dual citizenship. . .

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    Aside from B. Rosser, Fenner, Justin Brickman, Bagtas who are set to play in US NCAA next year, there are three other who sat out this current season to be available to their new varsity next year.

    Jordan Clarkson from Tulsa to Missouri
    Michael Willaims from University of San Farncisco to Calif. -Fullerton
    Isiah Umipig from Calif. -Fullerton to Seattle Univ.

    It will be a missed opportunity for Williams and Umipig they could have play together at Fullerton if not for the transfer. . .While Clarkson and Umipig will have another two years of eligibility M. Williams will have just one year left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilWelsh View Post
    Aside from B. Rosser, Fenner, Justin Brickman, Bagtas who are set to play in US NCAA next year, there are three other who sat out this current season to be available to their new varsity next year.

    Jordan Clarkson from Tulsa to Missouri
    Michael Willaims from University of San Farncisco to Calif. -Fullerton
    Isiah Umipig from Calif. -Fullerton to Seattle Univ.

    It will be a missed opportunity for Williams and Umipig they could have play together at Fullerton if not for the transfer. . .While Clarkson and Umipig will have another two years of eligibility M. Williams will have just one year left.


    6'5 Eastern Washington University transfer Garrett Munar Moon will be also eligible to play next year.

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    10:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013
    McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, CA
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    SMC 36 44 80
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    Santa Clara: M. Trasolini 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl
    Saint Mary's: M. Dellavedova 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Saint Mary's (Cal) 80, Santa Clara 67

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    MORAGA, Calif. -- Matthew Dellavedova scored 21 points and became the all-time leading scorer at Saint Mary's in the Gaels' 80-67 victory against Santa Clara on Saturday night.

    Stephen Holt added 13 points and Mitchell Young 12 for Saint Mary's (26-5, 14-2 West Coast).

    Marc Trasolini had 21 points and Kevin Foster 14 for the Broncos (21-10, 9-7).

    Foster's 3-pointer got Santa Clara within 63-62 with 4:08 remaining before the Gaels went on a 9-0 run -- all on free throws -- to take a double-digit lead with a minute to play. The Broncos missed five straight shots and had two turnovers during the stretch.

    Dellavedova passed fellow Australian Daniel Kickert for the school record by making a spinning short jumper with 3:53 remaining in the first half. Kickert had 1,874 points from 2002-06; Dellavedova has 1,892.

    Saint Mary's came in having locked up the No. 2 seed and bye to the semifinals at the WCC tournament in Las Vegas.

    With the loss, Santa Clara is the No. 4 seed, and BYU the No. 3 seed. Both schools receive a bye to the quarterfinals.



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    4:30 PM ET, March 2, 2013
    Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, Brooklyn, NY
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    LIU 34 62 96
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    Quinnipiac: D. Johnson 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast
    LIU Brooklyn: J. Olasewere 33 Pts, 10 Reb

    LIU Brooklyn 96, Quinnipiac 90

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    NEW YORK -- Jamal Olasewere and C.J. Garner combined to score 63 points Saturday to help Long Island Brooklyn defeat Quinnipiac 96-90 and lock up at least one home game in the upcoming Northeast Conference tournament.

    Olasewere tallied a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds, while former high school teammate Garner added a personal-best 30 points.

    Brandon Thompson, who had 11 points, capped a 13-2 run with a three-point play to help the Blackbirds (17-13, 12-6) turn a 43-34 halftime deficit into a 47-45 advantage.
    From there, Quinnipiac (15-15, 11-7) twice cut the deficit to one, but each time Garner answered with a jumper to extend LIU Brooklyn's lead.

    LIU Brooklyn outshot Quinnipiac 55 percent (32 of 58) to 49 percent (33 of 67), including a sizzling 67 percent (19 of 28) in the second half.

    Jason Brickman handed out 12 assists for the Blackbirds while Dave Johnson led Quinnipiac with 24 points.



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    Quote Originally Posted by logre23 View Post


    6'5 Eastern Washington University transfer Garrett Munar Moon will be also eligible to play next year.

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    A transferee from City College of San Francisco and currently redshirted this season to be available Eastern Washington next year. Coach Hayford's impression on Moon : "Garrett will likely redshirt this season after transferring from City College of San Francisco. He is a lockdown defender and an outstanding offensive and defensive rebounder. Garrett is very athletic, a gifted shot blocker and will bring great depth to us at three positions on the court. We are very excited that Garrett joined our program.” links: http://goeags.com/sports/m-baskbl/20...n_garrett_5uql

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    former Cal State Northridge Matador Davon Potts transferred to junior community college, Cypress College earlier this season. He has since accumulated decent stats with his new school : links : http://www.cccaastats.org/sports/mbk...davonpottsnnjx

    Also played some games for Maharlika team alongside Brandon Rosser in Fil-Am leagues in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilWelsh View Post
    former Cal State Northridge Matador Davon Potts transferred to junior community college, Cypress College earlier this season. He has since accumulated decent stats with his new school : links : http://www.cccaastats.org/sports/mbk...davonpottsnnjx

    Also played some games for Maharlika team alongside Brandon Rosser in Fil-Am leagues in California.



    Potts tabbed 1st-Team All Conference

    Santa Ana, CA - The men's basketball coaches in the Orange Empire Conference voted the Chargers' Davon Potts to be on the All-Confefrence First-Team. Potts who played for Bobby Braswell at Northridge during his freshman season, averaged 19.7ppg, best in the conference. Potts also set a school record hitting 17 of 18 free throws against Irvine Valley. The free throw record was held by Eric Pauley in 1994 at 14.

    Potts was under the target for conference opponents all season, being guarded tightly but had never scored under double-digit. More so, Potts had the speed and able to create his shots. Potts was a prolific offensive player in the category of former Cypress Charger greats Zach Zaragoza, Khalif Boyd, Eric Taylor, Kevin Cook or Houstan Downey.

    Potts is being scouted by many D1 programs and expected to be an impact player the next two seasons.


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    Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN
    9:00 PM ET, March 5, 2013
    Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
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    #14 OSU 28 39 67
    #2 IND 25 33 58
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    Ohio State: A. Craft 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl
    Indiana: C. Zeller 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    No. 14 Ohio State upsets No. 2 Indiana to ruin Hoosiers' Senior Night

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    No. 14 Ohio State Takes Down No. 2 Indiana
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    Ohio State captures their fourth straight win behind 18 points from Deshaun Thomas and 15 points from Aaron Craft in 67-58 win over Indiana.
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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft scored nine of Ohio State's points in a decisive 11-2 run, leading the 14th-ranked Buckeyes past No. 2 Indiana 67-58 on Tuesday night.

    Thomas finished with 18 points and Craft added 15 as the Buckeyes (22-7, 12-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight.
    Indiana had big plans for Senior Night.

    After clinching a share of its conference league title for the first time in 11 years with losses by Michigan State and Wisconsin on Sunday, the Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4) were trying to claim their first outright Big Ten crown since 1993. They will have another chance Sunday at No. 7 Michigan.

    Cody Zeller scored 17 points and Christian Watford added 12 but the Hoosiers weren't themselves.

    Ohio State retook the lead midway through the second half when Indiana went more than 5 minutes without a basket, took control with the late run and never allowed the Hoosiers to get closer than six points.



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    10:30 PM ET, March 7, 2013
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    CSN 39 49 88
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    Hawaii: C. Standhardinger 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl
    Cal State Northridge: J. Greene 37 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    CS Northridge 88, Hawaii 75

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    LOS ANGELES -- Josh Greene scored 37 points, including 11 straight in the closing minutes, as Cal State Northridge snapped a six-game losing streak and wrapped up its season with an 88-75 victory over Hawaii on Thursday night.

    Greene hit two 3-pointers and five straight free throws in the final 2:11 as the Matadors (14-17, 5-13) finished the game on a 17-6 run. That capped a night in which he hit 7 of 14 3-pointers, 9 of 18 shots overall and 12 of 14 free throws.

    Northridge, which did not qualify for the Big West Conference tournament, also got 24 points and 13 rebounds from Stephen Maxwell.

    Christian Standhardinger scored 26 points for Hawaii (17-13, 10-8), which was also playing its final game of the regular season. The Warriors will await the outcomes of Saturday's remaining games to determine their seed in the conference tournament.

    Vander Joaquim added 16 points and 19 rebounds for Hawaii, and Hauns Brereton scored 18 points.



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    LIU Brooklyn tops Quinnipiac in NEC quarterfinals, could make history if wins third straight conference title

    Third-seeded LIU Brooklyn (18-13) will now face No. 2 Wagner (19-11), a 72-50 winner over Central Connecticut State, in Saturday’s semifinal game on Staten Island at noon

    BY SEAN BRENNAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013, 11:04 PM


    There’s no denying LIU Brooklyn’s dominance in the Northeast Conference the past three seasons. Two straight NEC titles, back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament, Player of the Year honors last year for Julian Boyd -- this year for Jamal Olasewere -- and a stellar 44-10 conference mark the past three years are testaments to the Blackbirds' brilliance.

    Add in the six straight NEC playoff victories, entering Wednesday night, over the past two seasons and that conference mark swells to a sterling 50-10 since the start of the 2010-11 season.

    But with so much already accomplished there was still one goal LIU Brooklyn – or any other team in the 32-year history of the NEC – had yet to achieve: win three straight conference championships.

    For LIU Brooklyn, history is still there for the making.

    With Olasewere watching the final 3:32 from the bench after fouling out of a one-point game, the Blackbirds used an 11-4 run to close the game with Jason Brickman bagging five free throws in the last 32.5 seconds as LIU Brooklyn rallied from a nine-point, second-half deficit to pull out a thrilling 91-83 victory over Quinnipiac in an NEC quarterfinal game at the WRAC. Third-seeded LIU Brooklyn (18-13) will now face No. 2 Wagner (19-11), a 72-50 winner over Central Connecticut State, in Saturday’s semifinal game on Staten Island at noon.

    “Things were looking a little bleak down nine,” LIU Brooklyn coach Jack Perri said. “(But) our guys stepped up. We got the big stops down the stretch and we made the big plays down the stretch.”

    Yes, bleak was about as good a word as any to describe the Blackbirds' fortunes in the waning moments. They had just come all the way back from that nine-point hole when Olasewere, league MVP and team spiritual leader, was whistled for his fifth foul with 3:32 to play and LIU Brooklyn nursing an 80-79 lead.


    So with little else to do from the bench, Olasewere just kept the faith that his college career would extend beyond Wednesday night’s quarters.

    “I just knew it would be positive,” said Olasewere, who scored 20 points. “I remember C.J. (Garner) came to me when I fouled out and he said, 'I got you.' The kid took over. There are not really many words you can use to explain the kid but, man, he’s tremendous.”

    With the score knotted at 80 with 2:35 left, LIU Brooklyn’s Brandon Thompson (13 points) sank a pair of free throws before Garner’s jumper extended the Blackbirds' lead to 84-80 with 1:32 left. When Brickman added his seventh assist of the night, a no-look bounce pass in the lane that Kenny Onyechi turned into a thunderous dunk, the Blackbirds were soaring with an 86-80 lead with 47.8 seconds to play and they were moving on to the semifinals.

    Garner said he lives for big moments like Wednesday night.

    “I had to step up,” said Garner who had a game-high 30 points. “I have to be someone the rest of the team can depend on. I like moments like this. It really lets me show my game.”

    Perri said these types of comebacks have been commonplace for the Blackbirds.

    “It’s just keeping our poise,” Perri said. “We have such talented guys with Jamal, C.J. and Jason, those are three top talents in the league...We can handle anything. We’ve been through this before and they did it again. I’m not surprised.”

    Nor was Olasewere who was sure there would be at least one more game in his collegiate career.

    “We just knew being seniors we couldn’t go out that way at home,” Olasewere said. “We’ve brought so much to this program and I feel like this program has given us so much. So the best (way) we can repay them is to come out on top at home.”

    Now it’s on to Staten Island Saturday to take on a Wagner team that swept the season series from the two-time defending champions.

    “It’s going to be a war just like this one,” Perri said. “We haven’t played a road playoff game in the last few years so it will be an unbelievably difficult environment. But again, we have a lot of seniors who have been through it and we’ll challenge them. They’re obviously a great team with great athletes and it should be fun.”



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    LIU Brooklyn uses 20-1 run in the first half to blow past Wagner, 94-82, to advance to NEC title game

    The victory moves LIU Brooklyn (19-13) into the NEC championship game for the third straight season and a shot at an unprecedented third straight conference crown where the Blackbirds will face Mount St. Mary's in Tuesday's title game.

    BY SEAN BRENNAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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    C.J. Garner and coach Jack Perri are aiming to lead the Blackbirds to another conference title.
    LIU Brooklyn is one win away from history.

    After getting swept in the two-game regular season series by Wagner, LIU Brooklyn was looking to settle a score with the Seahawks Saturday. You see, no team in the 32-year history of the Northeast Conference had ever won back-to-back-to-back conference titles and if LIU Brooklyn, the two-time defending champions, had hopes of reaching the NEC title game for a record third straight season and a shot at the three-peat, it had to travel to Staten Island and take out a Wagner team that seemed to have its number this season.

    A shot at ending LIU Brooklyn's dynasty and doing it on your home floor? Yes, things were lining up nicely for Wagner. Only the Blackbirds were having none of it.

    C.J. Garner poured in 23 points and Jamal Olasewere and Jason Brickman each logged double doubles as LIU Brooklyn used a 20-1 run midway through the first half to steamroll Wagner, 94-82, in a Northeast Conference semifinal at the Spiro Sports Center.

    The victory moves LIU Brooklyn (19-13) into the NEC championship game for the third straight season and a shot at an unprecedented third straight conference crown where the Blackbirds will face Mount St. Mary's in Tuesday's title game. LIU Brooklyn split the season series with Mount St. Mary's.

    "Our goal coming in was to hit them early and not let up," said Olasewere, who scored 12 points with 12 rebounds. "It was like we were shot out of a cannon early in the game."

    Wagner (19-12), the No. 2 seed, was trailing just 12-10 after a dunk by Kenneth Ortiz with 12:46 left in the first half. It was here that the Seahawks were thinking about a possible third straight win over their archrivals and closing within one more win of earning their second ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

    But there's a reason the Blackbirds are the two-time champs and they immediately proceeded to crush Wagner's March dreams with a 20-1 run over a 7:00-span that blew the game open.

    LIU Brooklyn's run started with a 3-pointer by senior Booker Hucks which was followed by a jumper by Garner. Before long Olasewere and Hucks were sinking back-to-back three-balls and the rout was on. E.J. Reed followed with a

    three-point play as did Garner before a free throw by Troy Joseph and a dunk by Gerrell Martin closed out the run. When the smoke cleared LIU Brooklyn was holding a 32-11 lead.

    The Blackbirds went off at the half up 49-29 and Wagner never really threatened the rest of the game, not getting any closer than 11 points.

    "I had a feeling we were going to get them from the jump," Garner said. "We hit them early and punched them hard and we didn't let up. And we got great contributions from the bench, too."

    The trio of Hucks (14 points), Reed (13) and Joseph (12) combined for a 39-point night from the Blackbirds bench. In all the Blackbirds had six players score in double figures.

    "It was wild," LIU Brooklyn coach Jack Perri said. "Obviously we played a tremendous first half and we defended much better in this game."

    It was the type of game expected from the two-time defending champions, who, thanks to Mount St. Mary's 69-60 upset victory of top-seeded Robert Morris, will now host the NEC title game for the third year in a row. Tipoff is 7 p.m. Tuesday night at the WRAC.

    Neither Olasewere nor Garner would admit to thinking about the historical component they will be playing for vs. Mount St. Mary's, but Perri knows it's on their minds.

    "They know we can accomplish something special here, something that's never been done before, that they can be the best team ever," Perri said. "They're not stupid. They know what's at stake."



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    MBK | Unlikely Heroes Send Gaels To Clutch Victory
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    Release: 03/10/2013

    LAS VEGAS -- An unlikely trio of Gaels did in fact "Rise to the Occasion," as Saint Mary's warm-up jerseys suggested.

    In the team's dramatic overtime semifinal win over San Diego, Brad Waldow, Beau Levesque and Jordan Guisti each played major roles in the come-from-behind 69-66 victory.

    Matthew Dellavedova hit yet another game-changing shot with only six seconds left to send the game into overtime against scrappy San Diego, but it was the play of the three that kept the Gaels in the entire game and eventually led them to the win.

    The trio helped overcome rough shooting nights by Dellavedova and Stephen Holt who combined 3-19 from the field.

    Waldow had career highs of 23 points on 9-17 shooting and 16 rebounds to lead the Gaels with Beau Levesque adding 19 points, each scoring in a variety of fashions from put backs to three-pointers.

    "Waldow obviously stepped up big," said Dellavedova. "He had 16 rebounds, it was the toughest I have seen him play. I was happy he stepped up."

    Down by as much as 14 points in the first-half of the game, Waldow and Levesque single handedly began the come-back surge. Levesque hit a three-pointer with 7:30 remaining in the first half to cut the deficit to seven and brought life to the Gaels who were struggling early to shoot.

    Giusti then hit a three of his own with 30 seconds left to cut the deficit to just one.

    In the second half, Waldow and Levesque then yet again began hitting basket after basket to keep the Gaels in the game, highlighted by an ally-oop dunk by Waldow with just under six minutes to play.

    Waldow then hit the floor hard going for a rebound with 5:17 left and bounced right back up with something missing; his tooth. A mouth full of blood did not keep Waldow from wanting to finish out the game.

    The teams then traded baskets the rest of the way until Giusti forced a key turnover with 2:33 remaining and was fouled and hit two huge free throws.

    "We're not always going to make our shots," described Giusti. "The only thing we can control is our toughness and our defense and we did that tonight."

    Giusti finished only finished with five points but forced that key turnover and helped hold San Diego's guards to many off-balanced shots late in the game.

    The trio will look to contribute big games on Monday when they have a chance to defeat No. 1 Gonzaga in the WCC Championship game.



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    Watch live Stephen Holt against Gonzaga for the WAC Championship
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex15 View Post
    Watch live Stephen Holt against Gonzaga for the WAC Championship
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    Olynyk leads top-ranked Gonzaga to 65-51 win over Saint Mary’s in West Coast title game
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    By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 12:25 PM

    LAS VEGAS — Not long after top-ranked Gonzaga received the West Coast Conference tournament trophy, an arena full of Zags fans started a chant of No. 1!

    Big, deep, athletic, tough-minded, not to mention dominating and willing to play defense — it’d be hard to argue against them.

    Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Gonzaga bolstered its case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament by routing Saint Mary’s 65-51 in the West Coast Conference final Monday night.

    “It was a complete game,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “We really played a complete game.”

    The Zags have had plenty of those this season.

    Already headed to the NCAA tournament for the 15th straight season, Gonzaga (31-2) sure had the look of a No. 1 seed against the West Coast rivals, dominating at both ends.

    The deep Zags shot 52 percent, dominated inside and teamed up to hound Gaels leading scorer Matthew Dellavedova everywhere he went. Elias Harris added 19 points and Gonzaga had a 42-18 advantage in the paint to win its 14th straight game.

    But instead of hopping up and down at their accomplishment, the Zags gave a few high-fives and hugs amid the streamers falling from the ceiling, a subdued celebration for a team that has eyes on a bigger prize.

    “You’ve got to enjoy you successes come, but you have to be short-minded in the sense that it’s not the end of the year for us and we still want to come out and make some noise in the tournament,” Olynyk said.

    Saint Mary’s (27-6) labored against Gonzaga’s attacking defense and size inside, particularly after point guard Jorden Page injured his right knee midway through the first half.

    Dellavedova struggled for the second straight game, scoring two points on 1-of-8 shooting, and the Gaels went 7 for 27 from 3-point range while shooting 35 percent overall.

    Stephen Holt led Saint Mary’s, which should have a solid enough resume to earn an at-large NCAA bid.

    “I thought we played well offensively, but we didn’t shoot it (well), which is a big part of offense,” Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett said.

    Gonzaga has been the marker for mid-major success, reaching the NCAA tournament 14 straight seasons and the regional finals four times, including the past two seasons.

    This season, the Zags broke through a big barrier on their way to 30 wins for the first time: No. 1.

    Behind Olynyk, the long-haired Canadian with the Seattle-grunge vibe and way-above-the-rim game, Gonzaga lost just two games — to ranked teams — and became the first team to go 16-0 in the WCC. That earned the Bulldogs a spot atop The Associated Press poll for the first time last week.

    While the glare at the top was too much for many teams in this season of parity, Gonzaga handled prosperity well, closing the regular season with a rout over Portland. Gonzaga then beat Loyola Marymount in the semifinals of the WCC tournament to reach the title game for the 16th straight season.

    Waiting for them was a familiar foe.

    The Gaels and Bulldogs have met 15 times the past five seasons, trading WCC tournament championships each of the past four years.

    Gonzaga beat Saint Mary’s both times they met during the regular season, 83-78 at home and 77-60 in the Bay Area. The Gaels nearly missed a third shot, needing a late 3-pointer by Dellavedova and overtime to hold off San Diego in the WCC semifinals.

    Saint Mary’s managed to keep it close until Page got hurt at 11:42 of first half, then went more than 6 minutes without a field goal against Gonzaga’s aggressive man defense.

    Olynyk brought the mostly pro-Gonzaga crowd to its feet by stripping Dellavedova and streaking in for a breakaway dunk, then Kevin Pangos kept the roar going with a jumper off another steal. Harris followed with another basket on the break, putting the Bulldogs up 33-21 and the fans back on their feet.

    Gonzaga kept making shots and led 38-29 after halftime after shooting 16 of 25 from the floor.

    Dellavedova, who went 2 for 12 in the semifinals, barely had room to move against Gary Bell Jr.’s in-the-jersey defense, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting. The Gaels went 3 of 16 from 3-point range in the half.

    “Jordy is an important part of our team and it didn’t help us him going out,” Dellavedova said.

    Gonzaga didn’t let up in the second half.

    Olynyk opened with a basket inside, Bell put the Zags up 43-29 with a 3-pointer from the wing and Olynyk later put a punctuation mark on the runaway, soaring in for a one-handed dunk over Brad Waldow that made it a 19-point lead.

    Gonzaga rolled from there, a performance they hope is good enough for a No. 1 seed.



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    Unconfirmed report : Avery Scharer, undrafted by NBA will soon be playing in ASEAN Basketball League. Sources said Singapore Slingers tabbed his services,

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    Standhardinger and Fotu honored by Big West Conference
    Posted on March 11, 2013 • Filed under Breaking News, Insider News • 12 Comments
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    The Hawai’i basketball team introduced itself to the Big West Conference this season, and Christian Standhardinger and Isaac Fotu apparently made impressive first impressions.

    Standhardinger was named to the All-Big West Conference first team, and Fotu was named the Big West Conference co-Freshman of the Year, in the annual awards announced by the conference on Monday.

    Standhardinger, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Germany, leads the Warriors in scoring at 15.9 points per game, and is second in rebounding at 7.9 per game. He is shooting 50.7 percent from the field, and also leads the team in steals with 44.

    “I thought Christian had an outstanding year and did deserve to make that first team,” head coach Gib Arnold said. “He’s been consistent all year, both scoring and rebounding, and also been a guy that’s drawn some tough defensive assignments.”

    Fotu, a 6-foot-8 forward from New Zealand, is averaging 9.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and leads the Warriors with a .643 field goal percentage. He shared the Freshman of the Year award with UC Irvine point guard Alex Young (9.2 points, 4.1 assists per game).

    “He’s been tremendous for us,” Arnold said of Fotu. “I’m very pleased for him. That’s a great honor. He’s a special player, and just going to get better.”


    Senior center Vander Joaquim received honorable mention on the All-Big West Conference team. There were six players selected to the first team, and five on the second team.

    Joaquim, who was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection last season, is averaging 14.1 points per game and is currently second in the Big West in rebounding at 8.4 per game.

    UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner said: “Vander Joaquim is an exceptionally talented big guy. I’m surprised he did not get more recognition on the all-conference team than he did.”

    Regular-season champion Long Beach State took the top awards, with senior wing James Ennis named the Big West Conference Player of the Year, and Dan Monson receiving Coach of the Year.

    The six players on the All-Big West Conference first team are: Ennis, Standhardinger, Corey Hawkins of UC Davis, Chris Eversley of Cal Poly, Mike Caffey of Long Beach State, and Alan Williams of UC Santa Barbara.



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    Christian Standhardinger and Isaac Fotu joined elite company in the history book of Hawai’i men’s basketball on Monday, when they were honored by the Big West Conference.

    Standhardinger, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, was named to the All-Big West Conference first team. This is the Warriors’ first season in the Big West, but in 33 previous seasons with the Western Athletic Conference, only 14 Hawai’i players were named first-team all-conference.

    “I think it’s be consistent at what you do,” Standhardinger said of his key to success this season. “If you’re a hustle player, go hustle every game and every practice. If you’re a shooter, go extra shooting.”

    Standhardinger, a transfer from Nebraska who is originally from Germany, leads the Warriors in scoring at 15.9 points per game, and is second in rebounding at 7.9 per game. He is shooting 50.7 percent from the field, and also leads the team in steals with 44.

    Hawai’i head coach Gib Arnold noted that Standhardinger’s value to the Warriors went beyond the offensive statistics.

    “He’s been real consistent – scored it and rebounded it,” Arnold said. “And a lot of times gets to guard (the opponent’s) best guy. And he’s brought it every night.”

    The previous 14 Hawai’i players to earn all-conference first-team honors: Clarence Dickerson (1982), Tony Webster (1983), Reggie Cross (1989), Chris Gaines (1990), Phil Lott (1992), Trevor Ruffin (1994), Tony Maroney (1995), Anthony Harris (1996), Anthony Carter (1997), Predrag Savovic (2001 and 2002), Carl English (2003), Michael Kuebler (2004), Julian Sensley (2006) and Vander Joaquim (2012).

    Joaquim, a 6-10 senior center, was a first-team All-WAC pick last season, and received Honorable Mention status from the Big West this season. He is averaging 14.1 points per game and ranks second in the Big West in rebounding at 8.4 per game.

    “I think the most respect Vander sees is every night when he gets double- and triple-teamed,” Arnold said. “Obviously the coaches in the conference really respect him or they wouldn’t guard him with two or three guys. That maybe kept some of his numbers down, but I think Vander’s had a really good year for us, too.”

    Fotu was named the Big West Conference co-Freshman of the Year, sharing the honor with UC Irvine point guard Alex Young. Fotu, a 6-8 forward, is averaging 9.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and leads the team with a .643 field goal percentage.

    In the 33 previous seasons in the WAC, only one Hawai’i player received Freshman of the Year honors – Dominic Waters in 2006.



    The Warriors are scheduled to depart Honolulu on Tuesday afternoon for the Big West Conference Tournament at Anaheim, Calif.

    Hawai’i will face UC Irvine in a quarterfinal game at the Honda Center at approximately 5:30 p.m. (Hawaii time). The Warriors are 17-13 overall and the No. 5 seed with a 10-8 Big West record. The Anteaters are 18-14 overall and the No. 4 seed at 11-7.

    “We played two very close games with them,” Arnold said. “They beat us by four and we beat them by six here, so I think we match up well against them.”

    Junior guard Brandon Spearman, who has missed the last three games with an injured ankle, will travel with the team to the Big West Tournament, but he is not expected to be ready to play, according to Arnold.

    Spearman is averaging 9.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, and is considered the team’s best perimeter defender. He has made progress in recent days with his rehabilitation, and was able to practice jump shots on his own on Monday.

    Freshman Ozren Pavlovic is also expected to travel with the team to Anaheim. He missed the last road trip to catch up on his class work.



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