2002-03 Archive

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July 30, 2003 July 30-Last season, Gonzaga won its third straight regular season title and the program's fifth regular season championship in the last six seasons
July 26, 2003 July 25, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Blake Stepp became the fourth Gonzaga University men's basketball player to compete for a USA Basketball Gold Medal when he was named to the 12-man USA Pan American Games team on Friday
June 03, 2003 June 3-Gonzaga University senior guard Blake Stepp is one of 17 finalists selected Sunday for the 2003 USA Basketball Men's Pan American Games Team
April 10, 2003 AP-Gonzaga junior point guard Blake Stepp, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, received AP All-American honorable mention recognition
March 27, 2003 March 27-Gonzaga University junior guard Blake Stepp and San Diego senior center Jason Keep were named to the West Coast All-Region team as selected by the editors of Basketball Times that will appear in the April issue
March 22, 2003 Mar 22-Arizona moves on, but not before a double-overtime thriller that ranks with the best in NCAA tournament history
March 21, 2003 Mar 21-The #9 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs face #1 seeded Arizona in NCAA second round action on Saturday at 2:40 pm (PST) in Salt Lake City, Utah
March 20, 2003 Mar 20-The Gonzaga Bulldogs advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 74-69 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats
March 20, 2003 Mar 20-The San Diego Toreros season came to an end Thursday afternoon with a 77-69 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
March 16, 2003 March 16-For the eighth time in league history, the West Coast Conference will having multiple teams participating in the NCAA tournament
March 11, 2003 March 10--For the first time in WCC tournament history, the San Diego Toreros are the WCC men’s basketball tournament champions
March 10, 2003 March 9-The Gonzaga Bulldogs advanced to their sixth straight WCC men’s basketball tournament final with a convincing 73-52 win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels
March 09, 2003 March 8-In WCC men's basketball tournament quarterfinal action, the San Francisco Dons defeated the Loyola Marymount Lions 70-56, while the Saint Mary's Gaels slipped past the Pepperdine Waves 75-71
March 09, 2003 March 5-First round matchups for the 2003 West Coast Conference Basketball tournament begin March 6 as the #7 Portland PIlots face #6 Loyola Marymount in the opening game of the women's tournament
March 08, 2003 March 7-On the first day of the WCC Men's Basketball Tournament, LMU held on to beat Portland 65-63, while Saint Mary's downed Santa Clara 65-51
March 07, 2003 March 6-San Francisco’s Darrell Tucker earned WCC/Rawlings Player of the Month honors for February after leading the Dons to a 6-2 record in the month
March 03, 2003 March 3- Gonzaga's Blake Stepp became the third straight Bulldog to be named the WCC Player of the Year as the WCC All-Conference Team was announced today by the league office
March 01, 2003 March 1-WCC men's basketball teams finished the regular season on the first day of March
March 01, 2003 February 28-Needing wins to clinch a first round bye in next weeks WCC Tournament, USF received a game-high 29 points from Darrell Tucker to defeat LMU 75-69, while Pepperdine won for the fourth time in its last five outings by downing Saint Mary's 72-67
February 28, 2003 February 27-Gonzaga University wrapped up the top seed into the West Coast Conference Tournament and no worse than a share of the regular-season title with a 71-66 victory at Santa Clara University Thursday night
February 27, 2003 Feb 27-Gonzaga's Blake Stepp and San Diego's Jason Keep were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 14 and 15 first teams
February 26, 2003 February 26-The 2003 West Coast Conference Winter All-Academic teams honor some of the league’s finest examples of the consummate scholar-athlete
February 24, 2003 Feb 24-San Diego's Jason Blair was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week after keeping USD in the hunt for the league title
February 23, 2003 February 22-In an exciting night of WCC men's basketball action, Gonzaga downed Tulsa 69-60 in the main event of ESPN's Bracket Buster Saturday
February 22, 2003 February 21-Heading into a pivotal weekend of WCC action, USF, behind a career-high 30 points from John Cox, downed Bay Area rival Santa Clara 78-65
February 20, 2003 February 19-Portland was perfect on six free throw attempts in the final 15 seconds Wednesday, upsetting Gonzaga 72-68 to snap a 14-game losing skid against the Bulldogs
February 19, 2003 Feb 19-Gonzaga University guard Blake Stepp and University of San Diego forward Jason Blair has been named to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII men's basketball team
February 17, 2003 Feb 17-San Francisco's Darrell Tucker was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week after posting stellar numbers against Portland and Gonzaga over the weekend
February 16, 2003 February 15-In a full night of WCC men's basketball action, Gonzaga downed USF 82-71, Saint Mary's rolled past Portland 71-59, and San Diego easily handled LMU 73-51
February 16, 2003 February 16-Jim Howell scored 19 points as Santa Clara defeated Pepperdine 73-61 on Sunday to end its season-longest four-game losing streak
February 14, 2003 February 13-All eight WCC teams were in action Thursday night Gonzaga bounced back from their first conference loss of the season with a big 73-49 win over Saint Mary's, while USF rolled to a 72-55 win over Portland
February 10, 2003 February 10-LMU’s Andy Osborn was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week after leading the Lions to consecutive home wins for the first time since 1998-99
February 09, 2003 February 8-In a wild night in the WCC, LMU upset previously unbeaten Gonzaga 80-74, Pepperdine cruised past Portland 82-62, a Jason Gaines jumper at the end of regulation lifted USF past Saint Mary's 68-67, and San Diego rallied to beat Santa Clara 78-66
February 07, 2003 February 6-Loyola Marymount converted 23 second-half free throws Thursday, going on to an 86-71 win over Portland
February 06, 2003 February 5-The Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled past the Pepperdine Waves 78-63,in front of 3,297 fans at Firestone Fieldhouse and a national television audience
February 05, 2003 February 5-Gonzaga’s Blake Stepp earned WCC/Rawlings Player of the Month honors for January after leading the Bulldogs to a 7-0 mark over the last four weeks
February 03, 2003 Feb 3-San Francisco's Darrell Tucker was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week returning from a six-game layoff to lead USF to a 2-0 week
February 02, 2003 February 1-Four WCC teams took the court on the first night of February The San Francisco Dons collected their second consecutive conference win with a 91-73 win over LMU, while Saint Mary's held on to beat the Pepperdine Waves 74-67
February 01, 2003 January 31-Four WCC men's basketball teams were in action Friday night Behind the return of their leading scorer, Darrell Tucker, USF rolled past Pepperdine 87-77
January 31, 2003 Dec 30- WCC squads continued their participation in holliday tournaments, with San Francisco knocking off Texas San Antonio 70-69 on a game-winning baseline jumper by Tyrone Riley at the Utah State Tournament
January 31, 2003 January 30-Four WCC teams squared off Thursday night as the Gonzaga Bulldogs, led by a game-high 22 points from Ronny Turiaf, cruised past San Diego 89-65, while Portland's Casey Frandsen tossed in 20 points to lead the Pilots past Santa Clara 72-47
January 30, 2003 Dec 9- Santa Clara's Jim Howell hit three straight shots to lift the Broncos to a 66-64 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first round of the Cable Car Classic at the Leavey Center
January 27, 2003 Jan 27-Gonzagas Blake Stepp was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week after leading the Zags over Pacific Northwest rival Portland
January 26, 2003 Jan25-It was a crazy night around the WCC with all three games decided in the final minutes
January 25, 2003 Jan 24-Blake Stepp and Ronny Turiaf were just too much for the Pilots in the end, as the Zags outlasted Portland 70-67
January 23, 2003 Jan 22-John Cox scored a game-high 21 points and hit two crucial baskets in the final minute and a half Wednesday to lift San Francisco to a come-from-behind 55-52 victory over Santa Clara
January 20, 2003 Jan 20-San Diegos Jason Blair was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week after leading the Toreros to a 2-0 record on the road this week
January 19, 2003 Jan 19 - Kyle Bankhead scored a career-high 23 points to lead Gonzaga to a 66-56 win over San Francisco on Sunday
January 19, 2003 Jan 18 - Junior forward Jason Blair scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Saturday night to lead visiting San Diego to an 88-73 win over Pepperdine
January 19, 2003 Dec 18- Senior center Adam Parada scored a team-high 1 points and senior forward Stanislav Zuzak added 0, including five in the second overtime period, to help lead UC Irvine to an 8-83 victory over Pepperdine Thursday at the Bren Events Center in Irvine
January 18, 2003 Dec 17- Two Bay Area teams were in action on Wednesday night, taking on a pair of Pac-10 conference foes
January 18, 2003 Jan 17 - Boomer Brazzle scored 19 points as Pepperdine beat Santa Clara 73-69 on Friday
January 17, 2003 Dec 16- Sherman Gay scored a career-high 6 points and added nine rebounds as Loyola Marymount edged Denver in double overtime, 84-8
January 16, 2003 Santa Clara fell to Eastern Washington 7-6 Jim Howell topped Santa Clara (6-3) with 1 points and six rebounds
January 14, 2003 Dec 14- Saint Mary's handed UC Santa Cruz a 97-48 defeat on Sunday evening Pepperdine fell short against Maryland 9-7 and Portland dropped an 84-43 decision to Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium
January 13, 2003 Dec 1- Junior guard Glen McGowan scored 4 points to lead a group of four players in double figures as the Pepperdine men's basketball team posted a 9-74 victory over Lipscomb University Friday night at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
January 13, 2003 Jan 13-Gonzaga University guard Blake Stepp has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for helping the Bulldogs to a sweep of their WCC openers last week over Loyola Marymount University and Pepperdine University
January 12, 2003 Cory Violette scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and Blake Stepp added 16 points and 10 assists Sunday as Gonzaga University won its West Coast Conference men's basketball showdown with Pepperdine University 92-72 in front of a sellout crowd of 4,000 in The Kennel
January 10, 2003 January 9-Four West Coast Conference men's basketball teams began their conference schedules Thursday night
January 10, 2003 Dec 9- The USD men's basketball team improved to -1 in home games at the Jenny Craig Pavilion with tonight's superb 80-66 victory over visiting Southwest Missouri State (-3)
January 09, 2003 Dec 9-Five WCC teams will particpate in tournaments this week, including Saint Mary's and Santa Clara serving as hosts
January 09, 2003 January 8-The University of San Diego Toreros saw their four-game winning streak against the San Diego State Aztecs come to an end tonight as the host Aztecs held on for a 78-72 win before 8,078 fans at Cox Arena
January 08, 2003 San Diego's Jason Keep and Saint Mary's Triola Jackson were named WCC/Rawlings Players of the Month for December
January 08, 2003 Dec 7- USF rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit, closed to within four points late but could not get over the hump in a -43 loss to Fresno State before 14,17 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno
January 08, 2003 January 8-The West Coast Conference Men's and Women’s Basketball Championships will return to the Bay Area in 2004 and 2005, it was announced today by Commissioner Michael Gilleran
January 08, 2003 Dec 8-WCC teams posted a 14-6 record against non-conference foes last week, including perfect 3-0 records by the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Portland Pilots and Santa Clara Broncos
January 07, 2003 January 6-Three WCC men's basketball teams took the hardwood Monday night Portland played perhaps its most complete game of the preseason, topping Montana State 76-65, finishing up the preseason with a 7-6 record
January 07, 2003 Dec 6- All eight WCC teams were in action on Saturday Gonzaga picked up a win over Maryland, while Portland dropped crosstown rival Portland State 60-3
January 07, 2003 Jan 7-Check out this article on Santa Clara men's basketball Head Coach Dick Davey, who has recieved CollegeInsider
January 06, 2003 Jan 6-The West Coast Conference begins its 51st conference season on Thursday, January 9
January 05, 2003 Jan 4 - Shamell Stallworth and John Cox each scored 18 points to lead San Francisco to an 81-52 victory over Brown University Saturday night
January 04, 2003 Jan 3 - Breaking a trend of the last four games, the Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team got off to a great start taking a four-point lead into halftime against San Diego State
January 04, 2003 Dec 3- Six WCC teams were in action on Wednesday night and four came up winners Gonzaga dropped in-state rival Washington 86-6, while LMU continued to streak with a 68-67 win over Cal Poly
January 03, 2003 Dec - Jameer Nelson, a first team All-American scored 18 points as the twelfth ranked St
January 03, 2003 January 2-Five WCC men's basketball teams took the court in a full slate of action Thursday night
January 03, 2003 Dec - Santa Clara won a double-overtime thriller, defeating UMBC 6-63 and winning the game on a thundering dunk by Doron Perkins with just 1
January 01, 2003 December 31-Jameer Nelson scored a career-high 34 points, including the game-winner with eight seconds remaining in overtime, as Saint Joseph's snapped Gonzaga's 29-game home winning streak 79-78 on Tuesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 4,000 in The Kennel
January 01, 2003 Dec 1-The WCC went 13-6 during the second week of non-conference play, a seven-win improvement from week one
January 01, 2003 Dec 11- Five players scored in double figures as the Saint Mary's men's basketball team posted an 88-74 victory over the Sacramento State Hornets on Thursday night from the Hornets Nest in Sacramento, CA
January 01, 2003 Glen McGowan scored 4 points in leading Pepperdine to an exciting 81-80 victory over Bradley
January 01, 2003 Jan 11 - Brandon Rohe scored 14 of his game-high 0 points in the second half, leading Santa Clara to a 67-6 win over San Diego Saturday night
January 01, 2003 Dec 1- The WCC went 7-4 in men's hoops last week, including a 13 Gonzaga's overtime upset of then-3 Missouri
December 31, 2002 December 30-In an exciting night of WCC men's basketball action, Santa Clara collected their sixth straight win with a 71-67 victory over Wright State, Saint Mary's rolled past Brown 77-63, Portland downed Long Beach State 54-49, and LMU held on to defeat South Carolina State 74-69
December 30, 2002 Boomer Brazzle had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Pepperdine's quickness and rebounding carried the Waves to an 88-68 win over New Mexico in the championship game of the Lobo Invitational Sunday night
December 30, 2002 USFs Shamell Stallworth and Pepperdines Alex Acker were named WCC Co-Players of the Week for their perfomance over the holiday break
December 29, 2002 Cory Violette had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga, while Kyle Bankhead and Richard Fox each added 12, though Fox was held to just two points in the second half, as Stanford defeated Gonzaga in the Pete Newell Challange
December 28, 2002 Freshman guard Brandon Rohe scored 29 points off the bench to lead Santa Clara to a 70-63 victory over Mississippi Valley State in the Cable Car Classic
December 23, 2002 Dec 22 - Jimmy Miggins scored 20 points as Pepperdine beat Lipscomb 89-73 on Sunday
December 23, 2002 Dec 23-Pepperdine’s Jimmy Miggins was named WCC Player of the Week after leading the Waves to three wins and the Stanford Invitational title
December 22, 2002 Dec 21 - Jason Blair scored 20 of his game-high 24 points in the first half, leading San Diego to a 73-62 win over UC Riverside Saturday night
December 21, 2002 Dec 20 - Jordan Legge scored 16 points and Jim Howell blocked the potential game-winning shot with less than a second left as Santa Clara beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 55-54 Friday night
December 20, 2002 December 19-The Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team had another late second half rally fall short as Cal State Northridge hangs on for a 74-71 on Thursday at the Matadome
December 19, 2002 December 18-Darrell Tucker scored 22 points and pulled 10 rebounds as USF opened a three-game homestand with a 73-59 win over Sonoma State Wednesday night at Memorial Gymnasium
December 17, 2002 December 16-Sophomore guard Terrance Johnson scored a game-high total of 23 points on Monday night leading Pepperdine to an 83-77 win over Richmond in a first round game of the Stanford Invitational at Maples Pavilion
December 17, 2002 Dec 17-Freshman center David Patten led a balanced Pepperdine attack with a team-high total of 19 points and the Waves defeated Montana by a final score of 86-69 on Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion to win the Stanford Invitational
December 16, 2002 LMUs Charles Brown was named the WCC Player of the Week as he helped the Lions hold on to an undefeated record at home
December 15, 2002 Dec 15 - Jarvis Hayes scored 29 points, including 14 in a torrid first half in which Georgia shot 50 percent and took a 22-point lead on its way to beating Gonzaga 95-83 Sunday in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Classic at Philips Arena
December 15, 2002 Dec 14 - The University of San Diego men's basketball team returned home to the Jenny Craig Pavilion and handed UC San Diego a 105-62 loss
December 08, 2002 December 10-Gonzaga swept the West Coast Conference Player of the Week awards with sophomore forward Ashley Burke and junior guard Blake Stepp earning the weekly honor
December 08, 2002 December 11-The 23rd-ranked BYU Cougars improved to 6-1 with tonight's 64-49 home victory over the University of San Diego Toreros (4-3) before 11,608 fans at the Marriott Center
December 06, 2002 Dec 6 - The University of San Diego men's basketball team, coming off a 64-61 loss to Cal State Northridge which saw them shoot just 38
December 06, 2002 December 5-Blake Stepp scored 22 points and had nine assists and Kyle Bankhead hit three crucial 3-pointers as Gonzaga University rallied from an 11-point deficit midway through the second half to beat the University of Montana 75-67 Thursday night at Dahlberg Arena
December 03, 2002 Dec 2-The WCC went 3-0 tonight as Gonzaga edged Washington in overtime and USF and Pepperdine entered the win column for the first time this season with wins over Southern and Long Beach State
December 02, 2002 Dec 2-San Diego's Jason Keep is the WCC Player of the Week after leading the Toreros to two impressive road wins
December 01, 2002 November 30-The Portland Pilots claimed bragging rights over cross-town rival Portland State with a 66-54 win, while San Diego pushed their record to 3-0 with an 84-64 victory over UC Riverside
November 30, 2002 Nov 29 - In the opening game of the 2002 McCaffery Classic from Fresno, CA, the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball defeated Sam Houston State 75-66 to advance to the tournament championship game on Saturday
November 29, 2002 Nov 28 - The Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team fell to Villanova 87-71 in the first round of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout on Thursday night at Sullivan Arena
November 28, 2002 Nov 27 - Kyle Bailey scored 20 points, including four clutch free throws in the final 13 seconds, and Jim Howell added 18 points to lead Santa Clara to a 69-66 non-conference men's basketball victory Wednesday night
November 27, 2002 Nov 26-San Diego staged one of the biggest upsets in school history as the Toreros toppled the #14 UCLA Bruins 86-81 in overtime in Pauley Pavilion
November 26, 2002 November 25-It was a good night for WCC men's basketball teams Gonzaga posted an impressive 71-52 win over Utah in the first round of the Maui Invitational
November 25, 2002 Nov 25-LMU's Brandon Worthy was named the WCC Player of the Week for his part in the Lions win over the weekend
November 25, 2002 Nov 24-Chase Poole and Daniel Kickert scored 16 each to lead Saint Mary's to an easy 78-33 season-opening victory over visiting Holy Names College Sunday night
November 24, 2002 San Diego downs Nevada-Reno by a score of 77-75, San Diego's Jason Blair scored 17 points, including five crucial free throws down the stretch
November 23, 2002 Pepperdine loses to Bradley; Gonzaga, LMU, Portland, and Santa Clara all pick up non-conference wins
October 17, 2002 Oct 17-Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today the 2003 West Coast Conference national and regional basketball television package
October 15, 2002 Oct 15-Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today that ESPN will televise four WCC mens basketball games during the 2002-03 season, with two airing in both the regular season and the league tournament
October 11, 2002 October 11-October 11- All eight WCC mens basketball teams will hold their first practices of the 2002-03 season on Saturday, October 12
September 27, 2002 Former men's basketball coach Jim Brovelli, who directed the Toreros' men's basketball program between 1973-84, will be inducted into the Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, November 8th
August 08, 2002 August 8-The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be one of 18 teams to participate in the inaugural Bracket Buster Saturday event presented by ESPN
August 01, 2002 August 1-Last season, Gonzaga and Pepperdine lost only to each other during conference play and it seems as if the league coaches feel the 2003 race will go through Spokane and Malibu again

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