2001-02 Archive

July 31, 2002 July 31-Phil Smith, former USF All-American and NBA player, passed away Tuesday evening (July 30, 2002) at the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California
July 02, 2002 June 21-The WCC Presidents Council announced today that effective with the 2003 WCC Basketball Tournament, the league will adopt an 8-Team/ Play-In format for both the men and the women
July 02, 2002 June 26, 2002
NEW YORK (AP) - Gonzaga University senior point guard Dan Dickau became the second first-round pick in the history of the school Wednesday when the Sacramento Kings made him the 28th ande final pick in the first round

March 12, 2002 NEW YORK - Jason Williams was a unanimous selection to the AP All-America team Tuesday, the second year in a row the junior guard was picked for the first team
March 12, 2002 March 10-For the fourth straight season both Gonzaga and Pepperdine will venture into the postseason
March 07, 2002 The 2002 WCC Basketball Tournament Programs are for sale Call the WCC office at 650-873-8622 to place your order
March 05, 2002 March 4--The Gonzaga Bulldogs earned their fourth straight automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by defeating the Pepperdine Waves, 96-90, in the 2002 West Coast Conference championship game
March 04, 2002 Mar 3 --For the fifth consecutive year, the Gonzaga men’s basketball team will be playing for the WCC Tournament title, after defeating the University of San Diego tonight, 87-79, at the Jenny Craig Pavilion
March 04, 2002 Mar 3 -- The No
March 04, 2002 March 4-Gonzaga University senior point guard Dan Dickau and Bulldogs head coach Mark Few were both recognized by the National Assocation of Basketball Coaches as the organization released its 2002 All-American and All-District Coaches Awards
March 03, 2002 Mar 2 --The No
March 02, 2002 Mar 2 --No
March 02, 2002 Mar 2 -- Senior guard Andre Laws hit a three-pointer with four seconds to go in the game to help the University of San Diego defeat the No
March 02, 2002 Mar 2 -- The No
February 25, 2002 Feb 25 — Gonzaga’s Dan Dickau became the second straight Bulldog to be named the WCC Player of the Year as the WCC All-Conference Team was announced today by the league office
February 24, 2002 Feb 23-Gonzaga faced the best Saint Mary's had to offer
February 24, 2002 Feb 23-The University of San Diego defeated Loyola Marymount University 87-71 in the final regular season game of West Coast Conference play on Saturday night at Gersten Pavilion
February 24, 2002 Feb 23 -- The WCC 2002 Basketball Tournament seeding and bracket has been announced by the conference office
February 20, 2002 Feb 20-The 2002 West Coast Conference Basketball All-Academic teams honor some of the league’s finest examples of the consummate scholar-athlete
February 17, 2002 Feb 16- Dan Dickau scored 26 points as Gonzaga handed Pepperdine its first West Coast Conference loss this season, 91-78 Saturday night
February 17, 2002 Feb 16-Adam Quick hit four free throws in the final 1:08 of overtime Saturday as Portland (6-20/2-10) beat Loyola Marymount 83-79, their first win in five overtime games this season
February 17, 2002 Feb 16- It was Senior Night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion tonight and USD's four seniors, all in the starting lineup, led the Toreros to an impressive 88-55 victory over the visiting San Francisco Dons
February 15, 2002 Feb 14-Pepperdine stayed unbeaten in West Coast Conference play with an 83-77 win Thursday at Portland, but had to come from behind for the victory
February 15, 2002 Feb 14-Senior forward Sam Adamo hit a jumper just inside the three-point line with :08 seconds left to extend USD's lead to 74-70, and then after a layup by Gaels' Adam Caporn, was fouled and added two free throws with :03 seconds left to lead the USD Toreros (13-11; 5-6 WCC) past the Sain
February 15, 2002 Feb 14-Dan Dickau scored 23 points and Cory Violette added 15 points and 15 rebounds as No
February 11, 2002 Gonzaga’s Cory Violette was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week as he led the Zags to a 2-0 record on the week
February 10, 2002 Feb 9- #9 Gonzaga University survived a 77-76 scare from the University of San Diego in a West Coast Conference men's basketball game
February 10, 2002 Feb 9-Junior forward Boomer Brazzle matched his career-high with 21 points on Saturday night and Pepperdine won its 12th consecutive game, as the Waves defeated St
February 10, 2002 Feb 9-John Cox scored points 19 points to lead five Dons in double figures as USF continued its winning ways in West Coast Conference play with an easy 80-67 win over Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles Saturday night
February 09, 2002 Feb 8-LMU struggled from the beginning in a 62-44 defeat to Saint Mary's in a West Coast Conference game on Friday night at Gersten Pavilion
February 09, 2002 Feb 8-Junior forward Jimmy Miggins registered team-high totals of 18 points and seven rebounds helping host Pepperdine win its 11th consecutive game Friday night, as the Waves outlasted San Francisco by a final score of 79-72 in front of 2,946 fans at Firestone Fieldhouse
February 08, 2002 Feb 7-The San Diego Toreros ended their three-game WCC losing streak with a convincing 103-80 victory over the visiting Portland Pilots before 2,697 fans at the Jenny Craig Pavilion
February 08, 2002 Feb 7-Gonzaga University overcame a 30-point performance by Kyle Bailey, and the 9th-ranked Bulldogs broke away from pesky Santa Clara University for an 84-69 West Coast Conference men's basketball victory Thursday night at the Leavey Events Center
February 05, 2002 Feb 5 -- Gonzaga senior Dan Dickau was named the WCC Player of the Month for the second time this season
February 04, 2002 Feb 3 -- Jessica Malone and Bernice Stime hit late back-to-back 3-pointers in a span of 1:09 Sunday to help stave off a second-half University of Portland comeback as Gonzaga University downed the Pilots 71-65 in a West Coast Conference women's basketball game at the Chiles Center
February 03, 2002 Feb 2- Dan Dickau matched his career high 39 points as 11th-ranked Gonzaga University broke away midway through the second half to record a 94-80 West Coast Conference win over the University of Portland Saturday night in the Chiles Center
February 03, 2002 Feb 2-The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team (6-15/1-7 WCC) snapped a 22-game West Coast Conference winless streak with a 63-60 victory over San Diego on Saturday night in McKeon Pavilion
February 03, 2002 Feb 2-Darrell Tucker scored 26 points and John Cox added 20 as USF led from start to finish in defeating arch-rival Santa Clara 77-59 before 4,827 fans at USF Saturday night
February 03, 2002 Feb 2-The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball team put a scare into Pepperdine but couldn't hold on down the stretch, as the Waves secured a 89-79 win at Gersten Pavilion Saturday evening to remain perfect in West Coast Conference play
February 02, 2002 Feb 1-USF paced by 23 points and 10 rebounds by Darrell Tucker and a career high 22 points by John Cox controlled the game throughout in defeating San Diego 87-71 to win their eighth game in eleven tries
January 27, 2002 Jan 26- In a defensive struggle, the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball team fell to Santa Clara University 74-64 at the Leavey Center on Saturday afternoon
January 27, 2002 Jan 26- San Francisco held Portland to five points in the final 5:24 Saturday, and went on to a 77-69 West Coast Conference win
January 27, 2002 Jan 26-Gonzaga's Cory Violette scored the first basket of the game, and then watched his team score 10 more points in the opening four minutes
January 27, 2002 Jan 26-The University of San Diego Toreros and Pepperdine Waves battled through two overtimes and the visiting Waves came out on top by the score of 96-91
January 25, 2002 Jan 25-Junior center Jason Blair netted his third double-double in scoring and rebounding with a career-best 32 points to go with 13 boards in leading the USD Toreros (11-7; 3-2 WCC) to a 73-60 victory over the visiting Loyola Marymount Lions (9-10; 2-3 WCC)
January 25, 2002 Jan 25-Portland needed every bit of a record-setting night at the free throw line Thursday, and beat Saint Mary¬ās (5-13/0-5) 74-68 to halt a 10-game winless streak
January 25, 2002 Jan 24-Blake Stepp scored 21 points and Dan Dickau added 19 as No
January 21, 2002 Jan 19-The University of San Diego men's basketball team returned to the Jenny Craig Pavilion for the first time since December 22nd and were handed a 86-77 loss by the Santa Clara Broncos before 3,851 fans
January 20, 2002 Jan 19-Senior guard LyRyan Russell scored a career high 22 points and Darrell Tucker recorded his fifth straight double double to pace USF to a 84-67 WCC victory over St
January 20, 2002 Jan 19-Dan Dickau exploded for 34 first half points Saturday night as the No
January 19, 2002 Jan 18-Freshman guard Terrance Johnson led a balanced attack with a team-high total of 21 points on Friday night and Pepperdine raced past No
January 19, 2002 Jan 18-Loyola Marymount overcame a 11-point second-half deficit, outscoring Portland 16-6 in the final 3:31, to defeat the Pilots 85-77 in a West Coast Conference game Friday night in Los Angeles
January 17, 2002 Jan 16-USF used a 18-4 scoring run over the first ten minutes of the second half to defeat St
January 14, 2002 Jan 13-Gonzaga continued its climb in the polls with a four-spot jump to 14th this week's USA TODAY/ESPN coaches' poll
January 14, 2002 Jan 13-Dan Dickau scored 23 points, 10 in the final 9 minutes, as No
January 14, 2002 Jan 13-Kyle Bailey scored 18 points Sunday to lead Santa Clara (6-9/1-1) to an 84-73 West Coast Conference win over Portland (4-12/0-2), sending the Pilots to their eighth straight loss
January 13, 2002 Jan 12-Thanks to a 22-2 run in the first half, the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball team defeated Saint Mary's College 75-64 on Saturday night in West Coast Conference play
January 13, 2002 Jan 12-The USF Dons, down 14 points with 7 1/2 minutes to play missed two close in shots late in the game and fell to visiting Pepperdine 74-68 Saturday night
January 12, 2002 Jan 11 -- Dan Dickau scored 29 points, and No
January 12, 2002 Jan 11-(AP) Darrell Tucker scored 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead USF to a 75-66 victory over Loyola Marymount Friday night in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams
January 12, 2002 Jan 11 -- The Saint Mary's men's basketball team (5-9/0-1 WCC) dropped its opening game of the West Coast Conference season, 67-51, to Pepperdine (8-6/1-0 WCC) on Friday night
January 09, 2002 Jan 9-The WCC will open its 50th season of conference play on Friday, January 11th with all eight teams in action
January 06, 2002 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jan 5 - Darrell Tucker had 26 points and 13 rebounds as San Francisco beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 65-63 on Saturday night
January 06, 2002 Jan 5-Loyola Marymount University (LMU) couldn't overcome a quick start by Portland State in the second half, as the Lions fell to the Vikings 90-78 in the final non-conference contest Saturday night at the Stotts Center
January 06, 2002 Jan 5-Montana State held Portland to nine field goals in the second half Saturday to beat the Pilots 66-63, overcoming an eight-point Portland halftime lead
January 06, 2002 Jan 5-Freshman guard Terrance Johnson's three-point basket put Pepperdine ahead to stay with 1:02 to play in overtime, as the Waves knocked off visting Brigham Young by a final score of 82-79 on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd of 3,378 fans at Firestone Fieldhouse
January 04, 2002 Jan 3-The University of San Diego men's basketball team ended its nonconference schedule with a 82-66 road win over Cal State Northridge at the Matadome before 1,101 fans
January 04, 2002 Jan 4 -- Gonzaga’s Dan Dickau earned the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Month honor for December after leading the Zags to a #22 national ranking to start the season
January 03, 2002 Jan 2-Looking to make a statement in the final stretch of non-conference games, the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball took care of business with a 81-55 win over previously undefeated Occidental College Wednesday night at Gersten Pavilion
January 03, 2002 Jan 2-Mark Bigelow scored 15 points to pace four Brigham Young players in double figures as Brigham Young extended its home winning streak to 28 with a 65-51 win over USF in Provo, Utah
January 01, 2002 Dec 31-Dan Dickau drained a 3-pointer with 3
December 31, 2001 Dec 30-The University of San Diego Toreros (7-5) dropped a 68-59 decision to the host Montana State Bobcats in the championship game of the Holiday Stores Touch America Classic this evening before 4,499 fans
December 31, 2001 Dec 31-San Francisco’s Darrell Tucker was named the WCC/Rawlings Men's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging a double-double through the last three contests
December 30, 2001 Dec 30-Junior forward Boomer Brazzle and junior guard Devin Montgomery each scored a career-high total of 21 points on Sunday afternoon and Pepperdine routed West Virginia by a final score of 97-65 in the consolation game of the Fiesta Bowl Classic at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona
December 30, 2001 Dec 29-Lehigh outscored Portland 52-34 in the second half Saturday, coming back to beat the Pilots 76-73
December 30, 2001 Dec 29-The University of San Diego Toreros, coming off a six-game homestand, began their current six-game road swing with a 70-63 victory over Troy State (5-4) in the first game of the Holiday Stores Touch America Classic, hosted by Montana State in Bozeman, Montana
December 30, 2001 Dec 29-OAKLAND, Calif
December 30, 2001 Dec 29-Senior Anthony Reason matched career highs with 10 points and 10 rebounds as No
December 29, 2001 Dec 28-Freshman guard Salim Stoudamire scored a career-high total of 25 points on Friday night leading nationally ranked Arizona to a convincing 94-71 win over visiting Pepperdine in a first round game of the Fiesta Bowl Classic in front of 14,566 fans at the McKale Center in Tuscon
December 23, 2001 Dec 22-The University of San Diego Toreros, coming off a tough overtime loss to the USC Trojans two nights ago, bounced back in a big way tonight as they handed visiting Southern Oregon (4-8) a 81-47 setback
December 23, 2001 Dec 22-The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball team built a 15-point second half lead against the USC Trojans, who advanced to the Elite Eight a year ago, but could not hold on down the stretch as the Trojans earned the victory 81-67 at Gersten Pavilion in front of 3,158 Sat
December 23, 2001 Dec 22-The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team (4-5) held off a late Eastern Washington (5-7) run to win 73-67 in McKeon Pavilion
December 19, 2001 Dec 19-After losing a 16-point lead over UNLV on December 15, the Loyola Marymount (LMU) men's basketball team showed mental toughness and recovered with a 76-68 win on the road against Long Beach State at the Pyramid on Tuesday night
December 19, 2001 Dec 18-The Saint Mary's men's basketball team (3-5) gave up a 13-point lead in the second half to lose to the Loyola University-Chicago Ramblers (4-4) on Tuesday in McKeon Pavilion
December 19, 2001 Dec 18-Brian Evans scored 22 points, including six straight points late in the game to lead Texas A&M Corpus Christi to a 80-75 win over USF
December 18, 2001 Dec 17-Gonzaga’s Cory Violette was named the WCC Player of the Week for the second straight week after averaging a double-double over the last two contests
December 16, 2001 Dec 15-Casey Frandsen’s game-high 23 points Saturday led Portland to a 68-61 win over Eastern Washington
December 16, 2001 Dec 15-The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men’s basketball team saw their three-game winning streak come to an end as sophomore Kent Dennis’ three-point rimed out and senior Greg Lakey’s put back was just off at the buzzer in a 70-68 thriller at Gersten Pavilion on Saturday night in fro
December 16, 2001 Dec15-Gonzaga University put its No
December 16, 2001 Dec 15-Jono Metzger-Jones' 3-point buzzer-beater gave the University of Pacific a 72-69 win over the University of San Francisco Saturday night, ruining senior LyRyan Russell's end of game heroics
December 12, 2001 Dec 11-The University of San Diego men's basketball team came back from an early 9-point deficit to hand the visiting UC Irvine Anteaters a 63-52 loss before 1,766 fans
December 12, 2001 Dec 11-Gonzaga University, playing its first game since cracking the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday, used its inside muscle Tuesday night to top the University of Washington 67-47 at the Bank of America Arena in newly-remodeled Hec Edmundon Pavilion
December 11, 2001 Dec 11-San Diego’s Andre Laws and Gonzaga’s Cory Violette were named the WCC Co-Players of the Week after leading their teams to two big wins each
December 09, 2001 Dec 8-The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball team defeated Sacramento State 95-77 for its third-consecutive victory on Saturday night at Gersten Pavilion
December 09, 2001 Dec 8-Senior guard Andre Laws (Anchorage, Alaska) continued his torrid scoring pace by dropping 29 points in tonight's 85-59 home victory over the visiting Boise State Broncos (3-4)
December 07, 2001 Dec 6-Gonzaga University got 29 points from senior point guard Dan Dickau and 20 rebounds from sophomore center Cory Violette to down 16th ranked Fresno State University Thursday night in the inaugural Loud Records Fab Four Classic in a battle of Bulldogs at The Forum
December 07, 2001 Dec 6- (AP) Pepperdine gave first-year coach Paul Westphal a double-dose of nostalgia Thursday night with a surprising 78-77 victory over USC at The Forum
December 06, 2001 Dec5-For the second straight game the Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team took care of business by defeating a team with a winning percentage better than
December 06, 2001 Dec 5-The University of San Diego men's basketball team defeated crosstown rival San Diego State 72-67 this evening before a full house at the Jenny Craig Pavilion
December 06, 2001 Dec 5- Adam Caporn scored 16 points to lead St
December 03, 2001 Dec 2-Coky Rochin’s free throw with two seconds remaining Sunday lifted Portland (3-2) to a thrilling 79-78 win over Oregon (4-2)
December 02, 2001 Dec 1-Sophomore guard Nick Jacobson tallied a game-high total of 22 points and host Utah made 10-of-14 shots from three-point range Saturday night as the Runnin' Utes defeated Pepperdine by a final score of 81-74 in front of 12,026 fans at the Jon M
December 02, 2001 Dec 1-The University of San Diego Toreros stormed back in the final minute of play to get within two points twice, the last at 96-94 with seven seconds left on an Andre Laws layup, but UW's C
December 02, 2001 Dec 1- Even though the Vikings stayed close for the better part of 25 minutes, the Bulldogs went on a 13-0 run and then cruised to a 93-58 non-conference victory Saturday night, the 16th straight Kennel victory for the Bulldogs
December 02, 2001 Dec 2-Playing its most complete game of the season, the Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team came to College Station, Texas, and the home of the Big 12's Texas A&M and ended the Aggies hopes for the their best start in 20 years with an impressive 80-78 win on Sunday afternoon
November 29, 2001 Nov 28-The Saint Mary's men's basketball team (1-3) ended their 23-game losing streak against the Sacramento State Hornets (1-4), 78-64, on Wednesday night in McKeon Pavilion
November 29, 2001 Nov 28- (AP) UCLA escaped with a victory two years ago against Pepperdine
November 29, 2001 Nov 28-Loyola Marymount University fell to UC Irvine 71-59 and the one man show of Anteater senior guard Jerry Green, who scored a game-high 36 points at Gersten Pavilion on Wednesday night
November 29, 2001 Nov 28-Karl Aaker's baseline 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining broke a 66-66 tie Wednesday, and Portland went on to a 71-66 win at Idaho
November 29, 2001 Nov 28-Sophomore center Sean Paul scored 21 points and Andre Hazel added 16 to pace the Nevada Wolf Pack to a 84-59 nonconference victory over USF Wednesday night at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno
November 27, 2001 Nov 26-The USD men's basketball team battled Pac-10 Oregon State this evening in Corvallis, Oregon and came up on the short end, falling 65-56
November 26, 2001 Gonzaga junior Zach Gourde was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week for his stellar play at the Great Alaska Shootout over Thanksgiving weekend
November 25, 2001 Nov 24-Dwayne Wade scored 10 of his 13 points in the first half and the 6-4 sophomore guard was named the MVP of the Great Alaska Shootout after leading his Marquette Golden Eagles to a 72-63 win over Gonzaga University in the championship game Saturday night
November 25, 2001 Nov24-The University of San Diego men's basketball team defeated Portland State University by the score of 74-59 this evening in Portland, Oregon to improve to 2-1 on the season
November 25, 2001 Nov 24-The Loyola Marymount University basketball team played their first true road game and came way with a hard lesson in a 84-70 loss at Titan Gym on Saturday night
November 24, 2001 Nov 23-Zach Gourde blocked a 3-point attempt by Chris Owens with 3 seconds remaining and the clock expired as both teams scrambled for the loose ball and Gonzaga was left standing with a 67-64 win over No
November 23, 2001 Freshman Ronny Turiaf came off the bench to score 12 points and grab 12 rebounds, Zach Gourde scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half and Gonzaga University (2-1) overcame first-half deficits of 11 and 12 points to defeat St
November 20, 2001 Nov 19-USF used a stingy defense and balanced scoring paced by 17 points by Tayo Akinsete, 16 by Shamell Stallworth, and 15 by Darrell Tucker to defeat Cal State Fullerton 70-43 at Titan Gym Monday night
November 19, 2001 Gonzaga University's men's basketball team, which less than 48 hours earlier had opened the regular season with a 76-58 loss at second-ranked University of Illinois, returned to the friendly confines of the Martin Centre Sunday to post an 83-63 win over the University of Montana in front o
November 18, 2001 Nov 17-The University of San Diego men's basketball team opened up its 2001-2002 campaign with a hard fought 70-59 loss to visiting Brigham Young University
November 18, 2001 Nov17-Ross Jorgusen's career-high 25 points Saturday, leading Portland to a 75-67 season-opening win over UC Riverside
November 18, 2001 Nov 17- Sophomore forward Keith Kincade established career highs with 18 points and six rebounds as host Loyola Marymount defeated Idaho State 67-56 in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon
November 17, 2001 Nov 16-In a battle of pre-season All-America guards, a three minute spurt by Illinois Frank Williams helped guide the No
November 15, 2001 Loyola Marymount University rebounded with force in the second round of the Guardians Classic with a 74-65 win over Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa, AL
October 02, 2001 San Bruno, CA-Three-time WCC Tournament champion Gonzaga, was voted as the favorite to win the WCC men’s basketball title in the 2001-02 WCC preseason poll, as selected by the conference coaches
September 27, 2001 Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today that the West Coast Conference, in conjunction with Fox Sports Net, will televise 10 regular-season WCC men’s and women’s basketball games during the 2001-2002 season
September 21, 2001 Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today that the West Coast Conference has signed a four-year contract with ESPN to televise regular season WCC men’s basketball games
September 12, 2001 Four of the West Coast's best men's college basketball teams will showcase their talents at the inaugural "Fab Four" doubleheader on December 6, 2001, at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood
August 21, 2001 Gonzaga University senior guard Dan Dickau was among the 12-members selected to represent the United States in the World University Games in China
August 12, 2001 Gonzaga University is represented on The John R Wooden Award Pre-Season Top 50 for the third straight season with the selection of Dan Dickau among this year's candidates for one of basketball's most prestigious awards


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