LAS VEGAS — Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and top-ranked 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.Already headed to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight season, Gonzaga (31-2) sure had the look of a No. 1 seed, playing a superb game at both ends. Read More
It took a late season rally in which the Dons won five of their last seven regular season games and getting through four tiebreakers with San Diego, but USF earned the fifth seed in the West Coast Conference tournament, which begins today in Las Vegas. Read More
Less than two weeks after the USF men’s basketball season ended in the first round of the CBI Tournament, the Dons received news that six players, including starters Michael Williams and Perris Blackwell, will not be returning next season, school sources confirmed.
Blackwell was an All-West Coast Conference honorable-mention selection as he averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds this season. Read More
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
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. 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. Read More
The USF baseball team may have exceeded expectations last season by winning the West Coast Conference title, but that hasn’t stopped it from eyeing a repeat.
Despite a strong stretch run and a trip to the NCAA tournament, the preseason coaches’ poll has the Dons projected to finish third in 2012. Read More
Following the USF men’s basketball team’s game first game this season against BYU on Jan. 7, coach Rex Walters said he was the reason the team did not play well.
“I set basketball back 100 years trying to walk it up against BYU and get our guys nonaggressive,” Walters said at the time. “We’ve got to be aggressive. That’s why I recruited them. I’ve got to put them in situations where they can be successful.” Read More