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  1. 2015 point guard verbally commits to Saint Mary’s

    Sep 24, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

    Randy Bennett

    Saint Mary’s has three commitments in the class, with all three players being guards.

  2. San Diego’s players will earn college credit during trip to Italy

    Aug 8, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bill Grier

    San Diego’s trip to Italy will result in additional game experience and the chance to earn college credits as part of a study abroad course.

  3. San Diego, head coach Bill Grier agree to contract extension

    Jun 26, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

    Bill Grier

    Grier picked up two more postseason wins last year, and he’s responsible for all three in program history.

  4. NCAA names BYU AD Tom Holmoe to men’s basketball committee

    Jun 4, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT


    Holmoe replaces soon-to-be former WCC commissioner Jamie Zaninovich.

  5. West Coast Conference Catchup: Gonzaga has top 10 talent

    May 22, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT


    The WCC will chase Gonzaga during the 2014-2015 season.

  6. San Francisco sophomore guard Avry Holmes to transfer

    Apr 24, 2014, 5:56 PM EDT

    WCC Basketball Tournament - Semifinals - San Francisco v Brigham Young

    After averaging 12.5 points per game as a sophomore, San Francisco guard Avry Holmes has decided to transfer.

  7. SMU and Gonzaga close to agreement for home-and-home beginning this season

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT


    The Mustangs and Bulldogs are looking to meet in a home-and-home series.

  8. Gonzaga upset by San Diego, first West Coast Conference losing streak since 2011

    Feb 23, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT


    In a three-day span, No. 25 Gonzaga dropped back-to-back road games, the first time the Zags have lost consecutive West Coast Conference games since January 2011. BYU avenged a loss to the Bulldogs on Thursday night. On Saturday night, San Diego held on to a 69-66 upset win, the first time the Toreros had defeated the…

  9. Lineup change, bench play help BYU grab an important victory

    Feb 21, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT


    BYU entered Thursday night’s game against No. 25 Gonzaga having won five of its last six games, and while the Cougars have multiple players capable of putting points on the board junior guard Tyler Haws has been the star. Averaging more than 23 points per game on the season, Haws averaged 25.8 points per game…

  10. Report: Stanford transfer Aaron Bright moving on to Saint Mary’s

    Feb 18, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    aaron bright

    Stanford guard Aaron Bright has moved on from the Pac-12 program and will spend his senior season at Saint Mary’s, according to sources of‘s Jeff Goodman. Bright, the 5-foor-11 guard, will use the graduate transfer rule to be eligible at Saint Mary’s next season after graduating from Stanford this year. He’ll have one year…

  11. POSTERIZED: San Francisco’s Kruize Pinkins finishes through contact (VIDEO)

    Feb 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT


    While Gonzaga has already clinched at least a share of the West Coast Conference regular season title, the race for second place is a tight one with three teams currently having five league losses. Leading the group is BYU, which moved to 10-5 in WCC play with a win at Saint Mary’s on Saturday evening,…

  12. Gonzaga loses guard Gary Bell Jr. to a broken hand

    Dec 30, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    Gonzaga was dealt a blow to the early part of its WCC conference slate as junior guard Gary Bell Jr. was ruled out after breaking his right hand, according to head coach Mark Few on his radio program. According to a report from The Spokesman-Review‘s Jim Meehan, Bell saw a hand specialist on Monday after the…

  13. Physical altercation led to San Francisco PG Cody Doolin’s departure

    Nov 29, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    USF Athletics

    If there’s one thing that the West Coast Conference can boast about it’s good guard play, with a number of teams being led by outstanding perimeter players. One of those programs was San Francisco, with senior point guard Cody Doolin being one of the league’s most experienced players. On the heels of a season in…

  14. BYU freshman forward Erick Mika diagnosed with right eye abrasion

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT


    With 3:28 remaining in Wednesday night’s matchup with No. 21 Iowa State, BYU freshman forward Eric Mika was injured when DeAndre Kane swiped at the basketball and ended up striking Mika in the face. Due to the force of the blow Kane was called for a flagrant two foul, resulting in his ejection, but the…

  15. Loyola Marymount loses two players indefinitely after car accident

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Max Good

    Loyola Marymount had some scary news happen to its program during the week as they announced that seniors Godwin Okonji and Ayodeji Egbeyemi will be out indefinitely while recovering from the effects of a car accident. Okonji, a 6-foot-8 forward and Egbeyemi, a 6-foot-4 guard were involved in an accident on October 20th on the way…

  16. Defense, rebounding the keys as San Diego looks to climb the WCC mountain

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Johnny Dee, Jito Kok

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Being in a conference that many tend to associate with a couple powerful programs can be a bit of a double-edged sword for the other members. On one hand, the national attention…

  17. Tyler Haws looks to lead BYU to the top of the WCC

    Oct 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The BYU basketball program went through some changes in the two years that junior guard Tyler Haws spent away from the program, serving his two-year LDS mission in the Philippines. During his…

  18. 2013-2014 WCC Preview: Can anyone challenge Gonzaga?

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  19. BYU freshman Eric Mika wins dunk contest at BYU’s ‘Boom Shakalaka’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 19, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Eric Mika

    BYU unofficially kicked off its season on Friday night with their “Boom Shakalaka” event that included a dunk contest, three-point contest and skills contest. With a cool event name and slick lighting and presentation, the video from the dunk contest, in particular, looks really good as America can get a glimpse of BYU freshman big…

  20. Pepperdine guard defies laws of physics

    Oct 18, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Pepperdine’s Keion Bell doesn’t care for Sir Isaac Newton. Gravity? Who needs it? The guard stands just 6-foot-3, yet is known as one of college basketball high-flyers, capable of throwing down nasty dunks and jaw-dropping moves at any moment. (He also can play a little; Bell’s 18.5 points per game led the Waves last season.) He…

  21. No. 13: Gonzaga Bulldogs

    Oct 14, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT

    2009-10 record: 27-7 (12-2), first in West CoastLost to Syracuse in NCAA tournament second roundCoach: Mark Few, 291-73, 11 yearsLast NCAA miss: 19982010-11 roster [click here]2010-11 schedule [click here] The good: Anyone expected a Gonzaga drop-off will be disappointed. They haven’t missed the Big Dance since 1998 and won’t this season, either. Why? Elias Harris…

  22. Gonzaga pumped about BYU's move to WCC

    Sep 1, 2010, 1:27 AM EDT

    BYU hoops heads to the West Coast Conference in 2011. And Mark Few couldn’t be happier about it. “It’s great for our league,” Few told’s Jeff Goodman. “Anytime you can bring in someone to enhance the profile of your league, that’s a good thing.” “BYU’s been in the top 25 the last four or…

  23. BYU hoops will join West Coast Conference

    Aug 31, 2010, 7:14 PM EDT

    Gonzaga, you’ve got company. BYU’s declaring its football independence, leaving the rest of its sports – including the rising men’s basketball program – to participate in the West Coast Conference starting with the 2011-12 season. A press conference will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. I previously spelled out some of the reasons why…

  24. BYU hoops in WCC makes perfect sense

    Aug 30, 2010, 9:58 PM EDT

    Well BYU? What’ll it be? Will the push for football independence win out – and Mountain West dissatisfaction – prevail? Or will the Cougars settle for another conference, or possibly start their own? That Wednesday deadline to decide is approaching fast… This Salt Lake Tribune story says BYU wants that football independence more than anything,…