2003-04 Archive

2003-04 Schedule
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July 08, 2004 Jan -The nd WCC conference season gets underway when Gonzaga brings its 16 ranking to the Los Angeles area to take on Pepperdine
July 08, 2004 Feb -ESPN will broadcast the second of five regular season league contests in 004 when Gonzaga and Pepperdine match-up for the second straight season as part of ESPNs Rivalry Week
July 08, 2004 Feb 9-It's a big week in WCC basketball as the Gonzaga Bulldogs try to close in on a regular season championship
July 08, 2004 August -Gonzaga University junior forward Cory Violette has been named to the John R
July 08, 2004 Feb 8- The WCC Tournament picture cleared up a bit, as San Francisco defeated LMU 66-61 at Memorial Gym and Santa Clara fell to Gonzaga 80-64, securing the Dons a number four seed at next week's tournament
July 08, 2004 Feb 3-With the tournament just one week away, only two of the seeds for the West Coast Conference basketball tournament have been set
July 08, 2004 Feb 16-The Gonzaga Bulldogs wrapped up their sixth conference title in seven years when they defeated the Saint Mary's Gaels on Saturday
July 08, 2004 Feb 19- Gonzaga University senior guardBlakeStepp has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America All-District VIII Academic Team for the second straight year
July 08, 2004 Feb 7- Senior Blake Stepp scored 11 points during a 1- run to spark Gonzaga to an 87-7 win over visiting LMU on Saturday evening, while Pepperdine got 8 points from Glen McGowan to knock off Portland 71-67
July 08, 2004 Feb - Gonzaga University's men's basketball team is going to be the subject of a documentary on ESPN for each of the next three Tuesday's in a program entitled "The Season - College Basketball
July 08, 2004 Feb 1- Saint Mary's and Pepperdine remained deadlocked in second place, with the Gaels knocking off Santa Clara 70-40 and the Waves edging LMU 67-6 at Gersten Pavilion
July 08, 2004 Dons Upset Ohio State, 76-6 In Northwestern Shootout Tyrone Riley scored 19 points as the University of San Francisco never trailed in its 76-6 victory of Ohio State in the Northwestern Mutual Shootout
July 08, 2004 February 3-The Santa Clara men's basketball team spoiled SMC's senior day, claiming a 7-6 win in Moraga
July 08, 2004 Sparked by the play of freshman guard Shaun Davis, the Pepperdine men's basketball team opened the second half with a 16-8 run and never looked back as it erased a one-point halftime deficit en route to an impressive 94-77 victory over visiting Colorado Monday night at Firestone Fieldhouse
July 08, 2004 May 9-Five outstanding former college student-athletes who have attained prominence in a variety of professions, including Gonzaga University and Utah Jazz basketball standout John Stockton, will be inducted into the Verizon Academic All-America Hall of Fame at ceremonies in New York City
July 08, 2004 Feb 18- Gonzaga won its program record 1th-straight game with a 79-69 win over Portland at The Kennel on Wednesday night
July 08, 2004 Feb - In a full slate of WCC action, Gonzaga dropped Pepperdine 93-73 at the Kennel, while Portland handed LMU a 74-9 defeat at the Chiles Center
July 08, 2004 December 4-In a full docket of men's basketball games Wednesday night, Pepperdine and Saint Mary's rolled to wins, while LMU, Portland, San Diego, USF, and Santa Clara all received setbacks in non-conference action
July 08, 2004 Feb 4-NEW YORK (AP) - Gonzaga has made some deep runs in the NCAA tournament and now has its highest AP Top ranking: No
July 08, 2004 Feb 6- Pepperdine continued to surge, dropping San Francisco on the road 93-80 LMU got a couple of free throws from sophomore Wes Wardrop to edge Saint Mary's 77-76, while Santa Clara earned a -4 win over Portland at the Chiles Center
July 08, 2004 Dec -Six WCC squads head into the week with winning records, including the San Francisco Dons, who have won a league-high four straight contests
July 08, 2004 Feb 1- Gonzaga reached 0 wins with a 71-48 win over San Francisco on Thursday, the quickest that a Zags squad has ever reached the 0-win mark
July 08, 2004 May 1-John Stockton, Mike Gminski, Kim Mulkey-Robertson and Paul McDonald are among a group of finalists for induction into the 1th annual Verizon Academic All-America Hall of Fame, four of the finalists to be inducted at ceremonies in New York City on June 7
April 22, 2004 San Francisco, CA (April 22, 2004) -- Jessie Evans, the highly successful head basketball coach of Louisiana Lafayette has been named head basketball coach at the University of San Francisco, Athletic Director Bill Hogan announced today
April 14, 2004 Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today that the WCC Basketball Championships will return to the Leavey Center on the Santa Clara University campus in 00
April 01, 2004 Apr 1- Gonzaga University seniors Blake Stepp and Kyle Bankhead are among the 10 men's basketball players honored on the second annual NCAA Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team announced Thursday by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA A
March 31, 2004 Mar 30- Blake Stepp is the third Bulldog to receive at least Top 10 Wooden All-America status
March 24, 2004 Gonzaga senior Blake Stepp was named to the Basketball Times All-America third team on Wednesday
March 23, 2004 Mar 23- Gonzaga senior guard Blake Stepp, an honorable mention AP pick a year ago, was a second-team choice and teammate Ronny Turiaf was an honorable mention pick
March 20, 2004 Mar 20- The second-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs were defeated by Nevada, 91-72 in second round action on Saturday
March 19, 2004 Mar 18- Ronny Turiaf scored 14 of his 15 points in the second half and Cory Violette added 13 points and 10 rebounds to help second-seeded Gonzaga beat Valparaiso 76-49 Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
March 14, 2004 March 14, 2004 (AP) - Gonzaga University will make its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this Thursday when the Bulldogs open play against Valparaiso University
March 09, 2004 Mar 8- Gonzaga defeated Saint Mary's 84-71 to win the WCC conference tournament and claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament
March 08, 2004 Mar 8-Gonzaga University senior Blake Stepp and junior Ronny Turiaf have been named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)All-District 9 first team with Stepp also earning Player of the Year honors for the district
March 07, 2004 Saint Mary’s advanced to the WCC Tournament finals with a 79-74 win over Pepperdine at the Leavey Center on Sunday
March 06, 2004 Pepperdine advanced to the WCC Tournament semifinals with a 78-67 win over Los Angeles area rival Loyola Marymount 78-67 at the Leavey Center on Friday
March 06, 2004 Loyola Marymount defeated Portland 82-77 in the first game of the WCC Men’s Basketball tournament
March 05, 2004 Mar 4- Gonzaga University senior guard Blake Stepp has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America second team
March 04, 2004 Feb 29- With Saint Mary's defeat over Pepperdine on Sunday afternoon, the brackets for the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are finally set
March 03, 2004 Saint Mary’s Paul Marigney was named the WCC February Player of the Month after leading the Gaels to a 6-2 mark during the month and a second place finish in the WCC
March 03, 2004 Mar 3- Gonzaga University senior Blake Stepp will be among the competitors at the 16th annual Mountain Dew College Basketball Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships to be held April 1 at 6:30 p
February 26, 2004 Feb 17-The West Coast Conference is partnering with Yahoo! Auctions to auction off VIP sideline floor seat packages for the 2004 WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament
February 25, 2004 The 2004 West Coast Conference Winter All-Academic teams honor some of the league’s finest examples of the consummate scholar-athlete
February 24, 2004 The West Coast Conference has partnered with the Biltmore Hotel & Suites as the Official Fan Hotel for the 2004 WCC Basketball Tournament
February 19, 2004 Feb 19- Gonzaga University forward Ronny Turiaf is one of 20 finalists for the Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award
February 15, 2004 Feb 14- Gonzaga clinched the regular season WCC title with a 79-60 win over Saint Mary's at McKeon Pavilion Saturday night
February 09, 2004 Feb 9-Saint Mary's guard Paul Marigney helped the Gaels to a 2-0 record last week over WCC and Bay Area Rival San Francisco
February 04, 2004 Gonzaga’s Blake Stepp was named the WCC January Player of the Month after leading the Zags to a 8-0 mark during the month of January
February 03, 2004 Feb 3-Gonzaga University head men's basketball coach Mark Few will participate in a moderated chat room on ESPN
February 02, 2004 Feb 2-Against Pepperdine, Alvin Broussard was a key defender shutting down Glen McGowan (five pts for the WCC leading scorer) as San Francisco went into Firestone Fieldhouse and came out with a win last Saturday
February 01, 2004 Jan 31-With a win over Santa Clara, #10 Gonzaga avoided becoming one of several top 25 teams that fell on Saturday
January 30, 2004 Jan 29-Pepperdine took down Saint Mary's at Firestone Fieldhouse behind 30 points and 10 rebounds from Yakhouba Diawara
January 27, 2004 Jan 27- Gonzaga junior Ronny Turiaf is one of 30 players named to the John R Wooden Award Midseason Top 30
January 26, 2004 Jan 26-Saint Mary's Daniel Kickert was named the WCC Player of the Week after leading the Gaels to victories over Santa Clara and San Diego
January 25, 2004 Pepperdine won on homecoming 82-67 over LMU as Yakhouba Diawara and Terrance Johnson comined for 47 points
January 19, 2004 Jan 19- Saint Mary's Paul Marigney and Gonzaga's Cory Violette earned player of the week honors after outstanding play during league games last week
January 18, 2004 Jan 17- In a busy night of WCC action, Gonzaga knocked off Saint Mary's at the Kennel, while Pooh Jeter's 19 points led Portland to a 77-63 win over San Francisco
January 15, 2004 Jan 15-Fans have several options to view tonight's (Thursday) Gonzaga University men's basketball game in The Kennel against the University of San Francisco
January 13, 2004 Gonzaga's Blake Stepp was named the WCC Player of the Week for his play against Pepperdine and LMU on the road last week
January 13, 2004 Jan 12- The University of Portland men’s basketball team rebounded from its losing skid with a 77-68 victory over the Loyola Marymount Lions on Mon
January 10, 2004 Jan 9- Kyle Bailey scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack as Santa Clara opened West Coast Conference play with a 64-53 victory over San Francisco in front of a crowd of 2,385 in the Leavey Center Friday night
January 10, 2004 Jan 10- Pepperdine snapped a five-game losing streak, earning their first conference victory with a 97-88 win over Portland at home
January 09, 2004 Jan 8- Cory Violette had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Blake Stepp scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half Thursday night to help the Bulldogs beat the Waves 87-70 in a West Coast Conference opener
January 08, 2004 Due to a major snow and ice storm in the Pacific Northwest, the West Coast Conference openers for both men and women's basketball between Loyola Marymount University and the University of Portland scheduled on Thursday, Jan
January 08, 2004 The WCC men's basketball match-up between Gonzaga and Santa Clara on Feb 8 - the final game in The Kennel - has been changed to a 6 p
January 07, 2004 Gonzaga’s Ronny Turiaf was named the WCC December Player of the Month after leading the Zags to a 9-2 mark to start the season
January 07, 2004 Jan 6- Saint Mary's knocked off San Diego State, 80-66 in its final game before conference play begins
January 06, 2004 Jan 6-Gonzaga moved up five spots this week to 10 in the Associated Press poll released this afternoon
January 06, 2004 Junior forward Glen McGowan led Pepperdine with 22 points, while freshman guard Shaun Davis scored 15, but the Waves dropped a 76-69 decision to Utah in Salt Lake City
January 05, 2004 Jan 5-Loyola Marymount junior point guard Charles Brown had his best two-game stretch of the season to lead the Lions to a 2-0 mark on the week and to 8-4 on the season
January 04, 2004 Jan 3- Ronny Turiaf scored 1 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lift No 1 Gonzaga to its eighth straight victory, 80-6 over Portland on Friday night
January 04, 2004 Jan 4- Cory Violette scored 1 points to lead five Gonzaga players in double figures and the 16th-ranked Bulldogs overpowered Montana 88-67 on Sunday night
January 03, 2004 Jan - San Francisco picked up its first conference win and remained undefeated at home with a 78-68 victory over San Diego, while Saint Mary's handed Santa Clara their first conference defeat, an 84- decision at McKeon Pavilion
January 03, 2004 Jan - Loyola Marymount improved to 8-4, its best non-conference record in eight seasons, as the Lions cruised to a 78-4 win over visiting Colgate
January 03, 2004 Jan 3- San Francisco picked up a 60-47 victory at home against Sacramento State, while Santa Clara fell to Eastern Washington 6-4
January 01, 2004 Jan 0- The Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team did what it needed to in tune-up for its West Coast Conference rival Pepperdine next Saturday with a 74-6 win over Northern Colorado in a non-conference game on Tuesday night at Gersten Pavilion
December 31, 2003 Dec 31- Gonzaga got 15 points from both Ronny Turiaf and Adam Morrison in a 70-49 win over Eastern Washington at Spokane Arena
December 29, 2003 Dec 28- Gonzaga got a career-high 31 points from Cory Violette as the Zags handed Washington State a 96-58 defeat at the Kennel
December 29, 2003 Dec 29-Cory Violette scored a career-high 31 points and became the 26th member of Gonzagas 1,000-point club in 96-58 win over Washington State
December 24, 2003 Dec 23- San Francisco got a game-winning three with four seconds remaining from Andre Hazel to edge visiting Pacific, 73-72
December 22, 2003 Dec 22-Loyola Marymount's Sherman Gay was named the WCC Player of the Week for games through December 21
December 15, 2003 Dec 15-Ronny Turiaf scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half and OT as Gonzaga defeated No
December 09, 2003 Florida moved into the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, the third straight week there has been a new No
December 09, 2003 Michael Holton's Portland (5-1) squad cracks the Top 25 for the first time ever with a No
December 08, 2003 Dec 8-Gonzaga's Ronny Turiaf and Portland's Donald Wilson earned WCC Player of the Week honors after leading their teams to perfect 3-0 records last week
December 07, 2003 Dec 7- Ronny Turiaf matched his career-high with 29 points, and Gonzaga's inside game was too much for George Washington in the 17th-ranked Bulldogs' 96-91 victory Sunday in the championship game of the BB&T Classic
December 05, 2003 Dec 4- The University of Portland men’s basketball team dug deep and out-played the Nevada Wolf Pack in every aspect of the game for an 86-70 win at the Chiles Center Thursday night
December 02, 2003 Dec 1- Portland handed New Mexico a rare defeat at home, with a 77-71 win in Albuquerque
December 01, 2003 Dec 1-Pepperdine's Shaun Davis and Portland's Donald Wilson were named the WCC Co-Players of the Week for the performance in games November 24-30
November 30, 2003 Nov 9- Five WCC teams picked up victories on Saturday night Gonzaga dropped Georgia in overtime at the Spokane Arena and LMU handed Binghamton a 67-6 defeat
November 30, 2003 Nov 30- San Francisco broke a two-game losing streak with a 74-7 victory over Delaware and LMU handed a 8-7 defeat to Central Connecticut State in WCC action on Sunday
November 29, 2003 Nov 28- Brett Melton and Brice Vounang scored 20 points each as San Diego snapped a four-game losing streak with a 68-65 win over Southern Methodist on Friday night
November 22, 2003 San Diego falls to Creighton, 79-44 The Toreros were led by Brice Vounang with 15 points
November 19, 2003 Nov 19- A short-handed USF squad battled, but could not overcome a talented Southwest Missouri State team playing in front of their home fans, dropping a 63-42 decision against the Bears in the second round of the 2003 Guardians Classic Tuesday at the Hammons Center
November 18, 2003 Nov 17- The USD Toreros dropped their third straight game at the 2003 Dell BCA Classic, losing today to Coppin State by the score of 76-62
November 18, 2003 Nov 17- Four USF players scored in double-figures, led by 16 points from senior center James Bayless as USF defeated Tennessee-Martin 73-6 in the opening round of the 003 Guardian's Classic Friday night at the Hammons Center
November 17, 2003 Nov 14- Jameer Nelson had 20 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists in leading No
November 16, 2003 Nov 16- The USD men's basketball team dropped a 65-60 decision to UC Irvine today in the consolation round of the 2003 Dell BCA Classic in Cincinnati, Ohio
November 15, 2003 Nov 15-The University of San Diego Toreros dropped their season opener today by the score of 93-68 against a solid Oakland University club led by All-America candidate Mike Helms
November 07, 2003 Nov 6-Doron Perkins scored a season-high 1 points to lead Santa Clara to a 76-6 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday night in the seventh-place game of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational
November 06, 2003 Nov - Portland picked up its first win of the season with a 97-89 double overtime victory over in-state rival Oregon State and LMU improved to -0 with an 81-70 victory over Cal State Northridge
November 04, 2003 Nov 24-Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today the addition of two national broadcasts to the 2003-04 West Coast Conference mens basketball television package
November 04, 2003 San Francisco junior Tyrone Riley has been tabbed as the WCC Player of the Week after leading the Dons to a -1 record last week, including a 76-6 over Ohio State in the Northwest Mutual Shootout on Friday night
November 03, 2003 Daniel Kickert scored a career-high 8 points to lead the Saint Mary's men's basketball team to a 71-47 victory over the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Sunday night
October 31, 2003 Oct 30-Gonzaga University, unranked at the end of last season, is No
October 28, 2003 Oct 28- The Pepperdine men's basketball team, which has produced the last two West Coast Conference (WCC) "Freshmen of the Year", was ranked No
September 26, 2003 Sep 26-Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today the 2003-04 West Coast Conference national and regional television package for men's and women's basketball
September 17, 2003 Sep17-Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced today that ESPN will televise seven WCC men's basketball games during the 2003-04 season, marking the largest WCC television package with ESPN in league history
August 27, 2003 Aug 27-Gonzaga University junior forward Ronny Turiaf was among the 12-man roster selected to compete for France in the upcoming Eurobasket (European Championships) that run Sept
August 26, 2003 2003-04 MBB Standings
August 08, 2003 Aug 8-Gonzaga University has two players on the John R Wooden Award Pre-Season Top 50 as senior guard Blake Stepp and senior forward Cory Violette were named to the team today

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