Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points and hit the go-ahead free throws in overtime as No. 18 St. Mary’s defeated No. 25 Gonzaga 78-74 in the West Coast Conference tournament title game.
Ex-Riordan High School star Rob Jones had 18 points and nine rebounds, Jorden Page had 16 points and Brad Waldow added 13 as top-seeded St. Mary’s (27-5) qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in eight seasons. Read More
Quarterbacks were the first subject as Cal coach Jeff Tedford had a media teleconference call Monday.
Danville quarterback Zach Kline came to Cal a semester early, so he’s eligible for spring practice, which will start March 13. How much does that help him?
“It’s always a help for a quarterback to participate in practice,” Tedford said. “Just being in a huddle, getting to know the offense, all those things help.” Read More
BERKELEY — And the streak goes on.
The No. 2 Stanford women’s basketball team extended its historic conference-winning streak to 75 games by whipping Cal 86-61 at Haas Pavilion on Sunday night in the highly anticipated Battle of the Bay rematch.
“This was probably our biggest Pac-12 [Conference] win,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said.
For seven minutes, the game lived up to its billing. Both teams flew up and down the court, trading baskets in front of an electric crowd frothing for an upset. Read More
STANFORD — Cal coach Mike Montgomery, who for 18 seasons skippered the Stanford men’s basketball team, knew exactly what made the rival Cardinal a dangerous foe.
It was Stanford’s depth.
But Stanford’s bench, despite outscoring Cal 27-4, alone didn’t propel the underdog Cardinal to a 75-70 win Sunday at Maples Pavilion, spoiling Cal’s bid for a shared Pac-12 Conference title and a No. 1 seeding for the this week’s conference tourney.
Rough play had just as much to do with it. Read More
Angelo Caloiaro and Rashad Green each scored 19 points and the fifth-seeded USF men’s basketball team used a hot first half to rout eighth-seeded Portland 87-66 in the second round of the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas.
Green had 13 points and Caloiaro 12 as the Dons shot 56.2 percent (18-of-32) to grab a 51-32 lead at halftime. Perris Blackwell scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half for USF (19-12), which will face fourth-seeded Loyola Marymount, which had a bye into the quarterfinals, today at 6 p.m. Read More
Third-round action in the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs at the City College of San Francisco produced mixed results for the host Wednesday.
The women’s basketball team (26-5) at CCSF advanced to the state’s elite eight with a hard-fought victory over Siskiyous College 63-55.
Coast Conference North Most Valuable Player Janis Peterson continues to be the scoring leader for the Rams, leading the way with 28 points Wednesday. Peterson also had 26 points in the second round against San Joaquin Delta College on Saturday. Read More
After clawing out of a big hole to give itself a chance to advance in the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas, the USF women’s basketball team eventually ran out of gas in a 66-60 loss to Loyola Marymount on Wednesday.
USF trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half, but rallied to within a point after Jamie Katuna buried a 3-pointer with 1:42 left in the game to make it 59-58. But that’s as close as the Dons (5-25) would get the rest of the way.
Alicia Scafidi led USF with 12 points off the bench. Read More
The USF men’s basketball team earned a No. 5 seed in the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas this week, and now all it has to do is wait to see which team it will play on Thursday.The Dons (18-12, 8-8 WCC) await the winner of today’s game between Santa Clara (8-21, 0-16 WCC) and Portland (6-23, 3-13), and must win that matchup for a chance to face the cream of the WCC crop over the weekend. USF swept both of its possible opponents during the regular season, the closest contest coming in a 72-71 win at Portland. Read More
After capturing the Coast Conference Championship, the City College of San Francisco men’s and women’s basketball teams have their sights set on a bigger title — the state championship.
Both CCSF teams disposed of their respective second-round opponents, and both teams stand two games away from participating in the state final four that will be held at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento this season. Read More
After leading St. Mary’s to its first outright West Coast Conference regular-season title since 1989, junior guard Matthew Dellavedova was named the WCC Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Dellavedova becomes the seventh player in St. Mary’s history — and the second straight (Mickey McConnell, 2011) — to be named the conference’s top player.
A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award given annually to the nation’s top point guard, Dellavedova leads the WCC in assists per game with 6.6, while ranking third in scoring at 16.4 points per contest during WCC play. Read More