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September 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Head Coach Joe Callero Announces Cal Poly's 2014-15 Schedule Cal Poly men's basketball head coach Joe Callero unveils the program's 2014-15 schedule (Sept. 18, 2014).
August 26, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Basketball Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 21 at Cypress Ridge Dinner and an awards ceremony, along with a raffle and silent auction, will start at 6 p.m.
August 25, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part VI In part VI of the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer interview series, director of operations Bob Lowe and senior forward Alberto Ganis discuss growing up in Italy, fitting into the Mustang lineup after a redshirt season and if Cal Poly can become the San Antonio Spurs of the Big West Conference.
August 23, 2014 | General News Tim Walsh, Larry Lee Accept Ice Bucket Challenges Cal Poly head football coach Tim Walsh and baseball mentor Larry Lee accepted Ice Bucket Challenges this week.
August 20, 2014 | General News Mott Athletics Center Ready for Enhanced Upgrades in 2014 Mustang fans headed to the Mott Athletics Center this fall will receive an upgraded game-night experience as the Cal Poly Athletics Department recently announced an interactive rebranding initiative that will introduce a new competition floor, video board and scoreboard, LED courtside signage tables and improved courtside seating to the complex for the 2014-15 sports season.
August 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part V In part V of the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer interview series, strength and conditioning coach Chris Holder and sophomore guard Max Betkowski discuss the NCAA Tournament experience, weightlifting records and Max's favorite bands. Plus, outakes.
August 6, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part IV In part IV of the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer interview series, Paul Fortier and Brian Bennett discuss celebrity lookalikes, roommates and smoked salmon.
July 30, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part III In part III of the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer interview series, Mitch Reaves and Anthony Silvestri discuss the perks of being a redhead and break down "Ant" versus "Anth." Plus, outtakes.
July 16, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part II In part No. 2 of the Cal Poly men's basketball team's summer interview series, assistant coach Sam Kirby and senior Michael Bolden discuss burritos, career opportunities and three things to bring if stranded on an island.
July 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Adds 6-9 Forward Transfer Luke Meikle The future of the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s frontcourt play was strengthened on Tuesday afternoon with the announcement by sixth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-9 forward and Gonzaga transfer Luke Meikle has joined the program for the 2014-15 season. Meikle will redshirt the upcoming year due to NCAA transfer rules, but enjoy three remaining years of eligibility beginning with the 2015-16 season.
July 9, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part I In part No. 1 of the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer interview series, head coach Joe Callero and senior guard Maliik Love pitch LeBron James on becoming a Mustang and discuss Maliik's law enforcement career.
June 26, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Adds Guard Trevor John for 2014-15 Season The Cal Poly men’s basketball team moved a player closer to rounding off its 2014-15 roster recently with the announcement by sixth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-3, 182-pound guard Trevor John has joined the program for the upcoming season.
June 25, 2014 | Men's Basketball Eversley Inks First Professional Contract with Westports Malaysia Dragons Following an historic senior season in which he was named Big West Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player after helping lead the Cal Poly men’s basketball program to the 2014 NCAA Tournament second round, former Mustang forward Chris Eversley signed his first professional contact to compete for the Kuala Lumpur-based Westports Malaysia Dragons.
June 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Unveils 2013-14 Team Awards Big West Conference Tournament champions and a program that advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round, the Cal Poly men's basketball team placed the final touches on its historic 2013-14 season as the program unveiled its annual list of award winners and honorees inside the university's Performing Arts Center on Friday evening.
June 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball 2013-14 Cal Poly Men's Basketball Highlight Film Season highlights from the 2013-14 Cal Poly men's basketball team's historic year.
June 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Media Darling Award Winner (2013-14) - David Nwaba For being a unique personality, Cal Poly men's basketball sophomore wing David Nwaba was presented the team's Media Darling award at the program's annual season banquet on June 12, 2014.
June 7, 2014 | Men's Basketball Chris Eversley Reflects on Showcase Tour of China Former Cal Poly forward Chris Eversley – the 2014 Big West Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player after helping the Mustangs to their first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in March – took a moment to reflect on a recent tour of China with a United States representative team affiliated with the United States Basketball Academy.
June 5, 2014 | General News Eversley, Hyland Named Cal Poly’s Athletes of the Year For the second year in a row, a freshman has been named Cal Poly’s Female Athlete of the Year. Sierra Hyland earned the honor at the Night of the Mustang on Wednesday night while senior Chris Eversley, was named Cal Poly Male Athlete of the Year.
May 19, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Season Banquet Set for June 13 In recognition of the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s historic 2013-14 successes, the program recently announced that the annual season-celebrating banquet will be held on Friday, June 13 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. inside the university’s Performing Arts Center.
May 2, 2014 | Men's Basketball Fortier to be Inducted into San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame A standout player at Washington and 17-year professional in Europe, Cal Poly men’s basketball associate head coach Paul Fortier will be recognized for his notable high school career with induction into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 17.
April 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Adds Guard Kyle Toth for 2014-15 Season The Cal Poly men’s basketball team strengthened its backcourt play for the upcoming season with the announcement by fifth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-1, 175-pound transfer and combo guard Kyle Toth has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Mustangs in anticipation of joining the program for the 2014-15 season.
April 5, 2014 | Men's Basketball Callero Thanks Mustang Fans for Support during Historic 2013-14 Season Fifth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero took a break while attending the Final Four in Dallas to thank Mustang fans for their support during the team’s Big West Conference Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament runs.
April 2, 2014 | General News Cal Poly Stays in Lead for Big West Commissioner's Cup Cal Poly's basketball teams helped the school remain in the No. 1 spot in the Big West Conference Commissioner's Cup standings following the winter, as the Mustangs held onto the lead they had grabbed in the fall.
March 23, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men’s Basketball End-of-Season Social Set for Monday Evening On the heels of the Cal Poly men's basketball team's first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance and the first postseason victory in 32 years, the program will host an end-of-season social for fans and supporters on Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. inside Charlie's Place at 981 E. Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo.
March 21, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly’s NCAA Tournament Run Ends versus Top-Seeded Wichita State Junior guard Maliik Love finished with a team-leading nine points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program saw its inaugural NCAA Division I Tournament run come to a close inside the Scottrade Center on Friday evening as the 16th-seeded Mustangs fell to Midwest Regional No. 1 seed Wichita State in second-round action, 64-37.
March 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Faces Top Seed Wichita State in NCAA Tournament Second Round Since the NCAA Tournament expanded to a 64-team field for the 1985 edition, 16th-ranked seeds have squared off against a No. 1 on 116 occasions ... and posted a combined 0-116 mark. Friday evening at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the 16th-seeded Cal Poly men's basketball program gets a crack at making history when meeting Midwest Regional top seed and undefeated Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tip time is set for 4:10 p.m. PT.
March 19, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Top Texas Southern to Record Historic NCAA Tournament Win Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 19 points as the Cal Poly men's basketball program – appearing in its first NCAA Division I Tournament game – chalked up its first Division I postseason victory as the Mustangs outdueled fellow 16th seed Texas Southern on Wednesday evening, 81-69 at the First Four inside the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
March 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Makes NCAA Division I Tournament Debut in First Four Making the first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in program history, the Cal Poly men's basketball team will open Midwest Regional action when squaring off against fellow No. 16 seed Texas Southern on Wednesday, March 19 as part of the First Four at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Tip time for the first-round matchup against Texas Southern is set for 3:40 p.m. PT (6:40 p.m. ET) with all First Four matchups televised nationally on truTV.
March 17, 2014 | Men's Basketball Tickets for NCAA First Four Game in Dayton On Sale Online Tickets for Cal Poly's NCAA Division I First Four game Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, may be purchased online through PolyTix.
March 16, 2014 | Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Selection Show Viewing Sunday at Firestone Grill Making the first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in program history, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team will find out its opening-round opponent and game site on Sunday, March 16 when players and coaches gather at Firestone Grill to watch the selection show, televised on CBS beginning at 3 p.m.
March 16, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Draw Texas Southern in NCAA Tournament First Four One of the final automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Division I Tournament after capturing the program's first Big West Conference Tournament title late Saturday evening, the Cal Poly men's basketball team will be one of the first programs to compete in postseason play as the Mustangs will face fellow No. 16 seed Texas Southern on Wednesday, March 19 in the First Four. The first-round NCAA Tournament matchup inside UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio, is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. PT with action televised on truTV.
March 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge Meet in Big West Tournament Championship Just twice prior in its 20-year Division I tenure has the Cal Poly men's basketball team advanced to the Big West Conference Tournament championship game but, Saturday evening, the seventh-seeded Mustangs have the opportunity to become the first squad in program history to reach the NCAA Division I Tournament when squaring off against No. 5 Cal State Northridge. Tip time for the 2014 Big West Tournament title game is set for 7:30 p.m.
March 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Takes Big West Tournament Title; Advances to NCAA Tournament Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a game-high 18 points for the Cal Poly men’s basketball team, which will make the first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in school history after the Mustangs outlasted fifth-seeded Cal State Northridge Saturday evening in the Big West Conference Tournament finale inside the Honda Center, 61-59.
March 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Meets UC Irvine Friday in Big West Tournament Semifinal Back in the Big West Conference Tournament semifinal round for a program-record third successive season, the seventh-seeded Cal Poly men's basketball team looks to return to the championship game for the first time in seven years when squaring off against No. 1 UC Irvine on Friday, March 14. Tip time inside the Honda Center is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
March 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Oust Top-Seeded UC Irvine to Move into Big West Title Game Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 14 points as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team advanced to the Big West Conference Tournament championship game following a seven-year absence after eliminating top-seeded UC Irvine in the semifinal round on Friday evening inside the Honda Center, 61-58.
March 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Hammers UC Santa Barbara to Move into Big West Semifinals Freshman guard Ridge Shipley scored a career-high 15 points as the seventh-seeded Cal Poly men's basketball program moved into the Big West Conference Tournament semifinal round for the third successive year by annihilating Blue-Green rival and No. 2 UC Santa Barbara in a Thursday afternoon quarterfinal matchup at the Honda Center, 69-38.
March 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Head to Anaheim Seeking First NCAA Tournament Appearance Chasing the first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in school history, the seventh-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens play at the 39th Big West Conference Tournament against No. 2 UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, March 13. Tip time inside the Honda Center in Anaheim is scheduled for 12 noon.
March 10, 2014 | Men's Basketball Eversley Earns All-Big West Conference Second Team Praise One of the top all-around performers in Cal Poly men’s basketball program history, senior forward Chris Eversley collected another honor on Monday morning with selection to the 2014 All-Big West Conference second team.
March 8, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall in Regular Season Final; No. 7 Seed for Big West Tournament Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 14 points in his final contest inside the Mott Athletics Center on Saturday evening, but a massive run from Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara to close the first half doomed the Cal Poly men’s basketball program as the Mustangs closed the regular season with a 71-55 loss against the Gauchos.
March 4, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Closes Regular Season Saturday versus UC Santa Barbara Fifty-six days and 13 games will have passed between the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s 72-64 victory at Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 11 and Saturday’s regular season finale against the Gauchos inside the Mott Athletics Center. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.
March 3, 2014 | Men's Basketball Lee, Kirby Among Guests on Tonight's Callero Radio Show on ESPN 1280 Before the Cal Poly men's basketball Senior Night and a return home for baseball, both teams will feature guests on tonight's Joe Callero Radio Show, which will air live at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280 from Charlie's Place in San Luis Obispo.
March 1, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall Late at Big West-Leading UC Irvine, 55-48 Sophomore wing David Nwaba scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down a collegiate-best 13 rebounds to finish with his first Cal Poly double-double, but the Mustang men’s basketball program – facing a three-point deficit in the final minute – couldn’t bridge the gap and dropped a 55-48 decision to Big West Conference-leading UC Irvine inside the Bren Events Center on Saturday evening.
February 28, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Visit Big West Leader UC Irvine in ESPNU Saturday Matchup The Cal Poly men's basketball program plays its final road game of the 2013-14 regular season when visiting Big West Conference-leading UC Irvine in a nationally-televised ESPNU matchup on Saturday, March 1. Tip time inside the Bren Events Center is 8:05 p.m.
February 27, 2014 | Men's Basketball Three-Point Shooting Dooms Cal Poly in 85-73 Loss at UC Davis Senior forward Chris Eversley chalked up his fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program conceded 13 three-pointers to UC Davis – the highest total by a Mustang opponent in 144 games – and dropped an 85-73 decision to the Aggies inside The Pavilion on Thursday evening.
February 25, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits UC Davis Thursday, UC Irvine on ESPNU Saturday The penultimate week of the regular season schedule has the Cal Poly men’s basketball team hitting the road for the final time before the March 13-15 Big West Conference Tournament as the Mustangs visit UC Davis on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. and UC Irvine in a nationally-televised ESPNU matchup on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
February 22, 2014 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Anthony Silvestri Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior forward Anthony Silvestri, who has appeared in 22 of 25 games this season and is shooting 38.3 percent from the floor, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Saturday, Feb. 22 matchup against UC Riverside.
February 22, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Holds Off UC Riverside for 69-64 Triumph Senior forward Chris Eversley notched a game-leading 22 points and junior wing Michael Bolden scored a career-high 13 on Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program fended off UC Riverside for a 69-64 victory inside the Mott Athletics Center.
February 22, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball vs. UC Riverside Highlights (Feb. 22, 2014) Senior forward Chris Eversley notched a game-leading 22 points and junior wing Michael Bolden scored a career-high 13 on Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men's basketball program fended off UC Riverside for a 69-64 victory inside the Mott Athletics Center.
February 21, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Close Home Stand Saturday Evening versus UC Riverside The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to snap a four-game slide inside the Mott Athletics Center and improve its seeding for the March 13-15 Big West Conference Tournament when closing a two-game home stand on Saturday, Feb. 22 against UC Riverside. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.
February 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Maliik Love Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior guard Maliik Love, who has appeared in all 24 games this season and is shooting 39.5 percent from the floor, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Thursday, Feb. 20 matchup against Cal State Fullerton.
February 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Falls to Cal State Fullerton, 67-59 Michael Williams scored 23 points, sinking 14 of 16 free throws, to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 67-59 Big West Conference men’s basketball victory over Cal Poly on Thursday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
February 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton Highlights (Feb. 20, 2014) Highlights from the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s 67-59 home loss against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 20, 2014).
February 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Back Home to Host Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to climb back into the Big West Conference regular season title race and snap a three-game slide inside the Mott Athletics Center when hosting Cal State Fullerton on Thursday, Feb. 20 and UC Riverside on Saturday, Feb. 22. Both games tip at 7 p.m.
February 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Second-Half Long Beach State Run Sends Cal Poly to 74-65 Loss Senior guard Kyle Odister hit three three-pointers to finish with a team-leading 11 points, but an unanswered second-half run by Long Beach State helped the 49ers outdistance the Cal Poly men’s basketball program inside Walter Pyramid on Saturday evening, 74-65.
February 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits Long Beach State in Saturday Fox Prime Ticket Matchup The Cal Poly men's basketball program plays its third successive game against an opponent directly next to itself in the Big West Conference standings when squaring off against Long Beach State in a Fox Prime Ticket-televised matchup on Saturday, Feb. 15. Tip time inside Walter Pyramid is 7:30 p.m.
February 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Beat Back Cal State Northridge for 62-55 Road Triumph Senior forward Chris Eversley secured his third double-double of the year with a 17-point, 11- rebound performance as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program fended off a late Cal State Northridge surge to post a 62-55 triumph inside the Matadome on Thursday evening.
February 11, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State on Fox Prime The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to climb back into the Big West Conference regular season title race and snap a four-game slide when wrapping a three-game road trip at Cal State Northridge (Thursday, Feb. 13) and Long Beach State (Saturday, Feb. 15).
February 10, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly, UC Irvine Set to Square Off on ESPNU Once More The Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s program-record ninth broadcasted appearance of the 2013-14 season will come on a familiar station versus a familiar opponent with the Mustangs set for a nationally-televised showdown at Big West Conference-leading UC Irvine on Saturday, March 1. Tip time from the Bren Events Center has been revised to 8 p.m.
February 8, 2014 | Men's Basketball Second-Half Mustang Men’s Basketball Rally Falls Short at Hawai’i Senior guard Kyle Odister and sophomore forward David Nwaba both finished with a team-leading 12 points Saturday evening, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program, after cutting a double-digit Hawai’i lead to one point with six minutes to play, surrendered a late run and fell to the Warriors inside the Stan Sheriff Center, 69-60.
February 4, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits Hawai’i in Saturday Night Matchup The Cal Poly men’s basketball team looks to snap a three-game slide when facing an opponent the Mustangs have had the most success against under fifth-year head coach Joe Callero: Hawai’i, a program Cal Poly has defeated in all five matchups since the 2009-10 season. Saturday, Feb. 9 tip time inside the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu is 9 p.m. PT.
February 1, 2014 | Men's Basketball UC Irvine Remains in First Place With 64-50 Win at Cal Poly UC Irvine remained in a three-way tie for first place in the Big West Conference men’s basketball standings with a 64-50 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night before 3,032 fans in the Mott Athletics Center and a national television audience (ESPNU).
February 1, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Highlights versus UC Irvine (Feb. 1, 2014) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 64-50 home loss against UC Irvine (Feb. 1, 2014).
January 31, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Hosts UC Irvine in ESPNU Nationally-Televised Blackout Game The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to stem a two-game slide and stake a claim for first place atop the Big West standings when hosting conference co-leader UC Irvine in a nationally-televised ESPNU matchup inside the Mott Athletics Center on Saturday, Feb. 1. Tip time is set for 8 p.m.
January 31, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Hosts First Blackout Game - Feb. 1, 2014 The Cal Poly men's basketball program will host its first Blackout Game when facing UC Irvine on ESPNU on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. (video by Code Green Productions).
January 30, 2014 | Men's Basketball Second-Half Rally Lifts UC Davis Over Cal Poly, 62-58 A six-point Cal Poly lead with 13 minutes to play was wiped out by UC Davis as the Aggies hit 10 shots from beyond the arc and beat the Mustangs 62-58 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night before 2,242 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 28, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Host UC Davis Thursday, UC Irvine Saturday on ESPNU The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to claim the top spot in the Big West Conference standings when hosting last-place UC Davis inside the Mott Athletics Center on Thursday, Jan. 30 (7 p.m.) and league-leading UC Irvine in a nationally-televised ESPNU matchup on Saturday, Feb. 2 (8 p.m.).
January 25, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falls Late at UC Riverside, 61-58 Sophomore forward David Nwaba scored a game-high 17 points and senior forward Chris Eversley chipped in 13, but the Cal Poly men's basketball team was outscored 10-0 during the final three-and-a-half minutes at UC Riverside on Saturday evening and dropped a 61-58 matchup inside the Student Recreation Center.
January 24, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Looks to Continue Best Big West Start Saturday at UC Riverside The Cal Poly men's basketball team looks to continue the program's best start to a Big West Conference campaign when closing a two-game road trip at UC Riverside on Saturday, Jan. 25. Tip time inside the Student Recreation Center is set for 7 p.m.
January 23, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Continue Successful Big West Start at Cal State Fullerton Senior guard Jamal Johnson scored a team-leading 12 points and sophomore forward Brian Bennett chipped in 10 as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team cemented the program’s best start to a Big West Conference campaign by outdueling Cal State Fullerton inside Titan Gym on Thursday evening, 58-56.
January 21, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Visit Cal State Fullerton on ESPN3, Head to UC Riverside Never before in the program’s 18-year Big West affiliation has the Cal Poly men’s basketball team opened a conference campaign with five league wins in its first six games. The Mustangs, however, have the opportunity to establish a new program record for best Big West start when visiting Cal State Fullerton in an ESPN3-broadcasted matchup (Thursday, Jan. 23) and UC Riverside (Saturday, Jan. 25).
January 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Long Beach State Edges Cal Poly in Big West Game, 63-62 Junior guard Tyler Lamb tallied 20 points and Long Beach State used a 17-0 first-half run to beat Cal Poly 63-62 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before 2,924 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Joel Awich Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Sophomore forward Joel Awich, who has made five starts this season and ranks fifth among Big West Conference players with 1.2 bocks per game, was the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Saturday, Jan. 18 matchup against Long Beach State.
January 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball vs. Long Beach State Highlights (Jan. 18, 2014) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 63-62 home loss against Long Beach State (Jan. 18, 2014).
January 17, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly to Honor Mike Millhorn in Saturday’s Coaches vs. Cancer Game As part of an annual initiative supported by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and to honor the memory of long-time Cal Poly men’s basketball supporter Mike Millhorn, the Mustang program will host its annual Coaches vs. Cancer game during the Saturday, Jan. 18 home matchup against Long Beach State.
January 17, 2014 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Seek Best Big West Start Saturday versus Long Beach State The Cal Poly men’s basketball team looks to stay atop the conference standings and cement the program’s best start to a Big West campaign when welcoming Long Beach State to the Mott Athletics Center on Saturday, Jan. 18. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.
January 16, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Pulls Away Late to Beat Cal State Northridge, 62-52 Sophomore wing David Nwaba tallied 16 points and senior guard Kyle Odister added 14 as Cal Poly earned its 16th consecutive home Big West Conference game Thursday night, defeating Cal State Northridge 62-52 before 2,248 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 16, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Northridge Highlights (Jan. 16, 2014) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 62-52 home victory against Cal State Northridge (Jan. 16, 2014).
January 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Brian Bennett Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Sophomore forward Brian Bennett, who has made 11 starts this season and ranks third among Mustangs with 4.2 rebounds per game, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Thursday, Jan. 16 matchup against Cal State Northridge.
January 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball Big West-Leading Cal Poly Hosts Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State The Cal Poly men’s basketball team looks to match and exceeded the program’s best start to a Big West Conference campaign when welcoming Cal State Northridge into the Mott Athletics Center on Thursday, Jan. 16 and Long Beach State on Saturday, Jan. 18. Both games tip at 7 p.m.
January 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly’s Feb. 1 Home Game versus UC Irvine Added to ESPNU Lineup The Mustang men’s basketball team will match a program record with an eighth broadcasted appearance this season following the Monday morning announcement from the Big West Conference that Cal Poly’s Saturday, Feb. 1 home contest against UC Irvine will be televised nationally on ESPNU. Tip time from the Mott Athletics Center has been revised to 8 p.m.
January 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Callero Radio Show Returns to ESPN 1280 Before Home Stand The Joe Callero Radio Show will return Tuesday night, as the fifth-year Cal Poly men's basketball head coach's weekly show will air live from Charlie's Place in San Luis Obispo at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280.
January 11, 2014 | Men's Basketball Three-Pointers Reign as Cal Poly Grabs Historic Win at UC Santa Barbara Junior forward Anthony Silvestri sank five three-pointers to finish with a career-high 17 points as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program produced its first win inside UC Santa Barbara’s Thunderdome in seven seasons by fending off a late Gaucho rally and departing with a 72-64 triumph.
January 10, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits UC Santa Barbara in Saturday 4 p.m. Blue-Green Matchup The Cal Poly men’s basketball team looks to stay perfect in early Big West Conference action and produce the program’s first road win against Blue-Green and central coast rival UC Santa Barbara in seven seasons when squaring off against the Gauchos on Saturday, Jan. 11. Tip time inside The Thunderdome is scheduled for 4 p.m.
January 9, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Leads Wire to Wire in 77-65 Win Over Hawai’i Senior forward Chris Eversley and sophomore wing David Nwaba each tallied 17 points and led a quartet of double-digit scorers for Cal Poly as the Mustangs scored the first five points and never looked back in a wire-to-wire 77-65 victory over Hawai’i in a Big West Conference men’s basketball opener for both schools Thursday night before 2,559 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 9, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball vs. Hawai'i Highlights (Jan. 9, 2014) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 77-65 home win against Hawai'i (Jan. 9, 2014).
January 8, 2014 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Zach Gordon Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Sophomore forward Zach Gordon, who has appeared in all 13 games this year, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Thursday, Jan. 9 Big West Conference-opening matchup against Hawai’i.
January 7, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Big West Campaign versus Hawai’i, at UC Santa Barbara The Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens its 18th season of Big West Conference competition and contests its first home game in 26 days when welcoming Hawai’i to the Mott Athletics Center on Thursday, Jan. 9 (7 p.m.). Cal Poly’s Big West opening week continues at Blue-Green and central coast rival UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Jan. 11 (4 p.m.).
January 4, 2014 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Caps Non-Conference Action with 82-72 Loss at Delaware Cal Poly men’s basketball junior forward Anthony Silvestri finished with a career-high 14 points, but a late first-half run from Delaware helped the Blue Hens outdistance the Mustangs 82-72 inside the Bob Carpenter Center on Saturday afternoon.
December 31, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Ring in New Year with Saturday, Jan. 4 Matchup at Delaware The Cal Poly men’s basketball team opens the 2014 calendar year and wraps both a season-long, four-game road trip and its pre-Big West Conference schedule with the program’s easternmost matchup in 19 years: a Saturday, Jan. 4 contest at Delaware.
December 29, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falls at Stanford, 79-62 Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a game-leading and season-high 25 points and sophomore forward Joel Awich chipped in with a career-high 11, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program failed to recover from an early double-digit deficit and dropped a 79-62 decision to Stanford inside Maples Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.
December 27, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Returns to National Television for Sunday Bout at Stanford Stop No. 3 on the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s season-long four-game road trip takes the Mustangs to Stanford for a Sunday, Dec. 29 matchup. Tip time inside Maples Pavilion is scheduled for 4 p.m. with action set to be broadcast live nationally on the Pac-12 Network.
December 21, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falls at Pittsburgh, 73-56 Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 16 points and senior guard Kyle Odister added 13, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – after trailing Pittsburgh by five at halftime – was outdistanced in the second half and fell to the Panthers inside the Petersen Events Center on Saturday afternoon, 73-56.
December 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly, Pitt Set to Clash Saturday on ESPN3 Continuing a season-long, four-game road trip, the Cal Poly men's basketball program faces its third opponent of the year ranked or receiving votes in a national poll when squaring off against Pittsburgh inside the Petersen Events Center on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
December 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Four-Game Road Trip with 79-59 Loss at LMU Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program conceded a massive second-half run to Loyola Marymount on Tuesday evening inside Gersten Pavilion and opened a season-long four-game road trip with a 78-59 defeat.
December 16, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Four-game Road Trip at Loyola Marymount, Pittsburgh The Cal Poly men's basketball program opens a season-long four-game road trip and furthers preparations for Big West Conference action when visiting Loyola Marymount on Tuesday, Dec. 17 (7 p.m.) and Pittsburgh on Saturday, Dec. 21 (1 p.m. PT).
December 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Breezes Past Cal State Dominguez Hills, 85-49 Sophomore wing Dave Nwaba scored a career-high 22 points and also grabbed a team-leading eight rebounds to lead Cal Poly to an 85-49 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills in a non-conference men’s basketball game Saturday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
December 13, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: David Nwaba Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Sophomore wing David Nwaba is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Saturday, Dec. 14 matchup against Cal State Dominguez Hills.
December 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Wraps Non-Conference Home Slate Saturday Evening The Cal Poly men’s basketball program closes the non-conference home portion of its 2013-14 schedule inside the Mott Athletics Center when hosting Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
December 7, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Pulls Away in Second Half to Beat Santa Clara, 64-53 Sophomore Dave Nwaba scored a career-high 21 points and senior Chris Eversley matched his career high for rebounds with 15 as Cal Poly defeated Santa Clara 64-53 in a non-conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before 2,016 in the Mott Athletics Center.
December 6, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Remembering the 1985-86 Men's Basketball Team During a Friday, Dec. 6 evening ceremony and at halftime of Saturday’s 7 p.m. matchup against Santa Clara, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program will honor the contributions of it’s 1985-86 squad – the last Mustang team to qualify for an NCAA Tournament. Mike Chellsen (second from left), reflects back on the 1985-86 season.
December 6, 2013 | Men's Basketball Meet the 2013-14 Cal Poly Men's Basketball Team - Part I (The Seniors) Part No. 1 of Meet the Cal Poly Men's Basketball Team, featuring the 2013-14 senior class of forward Chris Eversley and guards Kyle Odister and Jamal Johnson (video by Nico Molino and Kim Westlund).
December 4, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Two-Game Home Stand Saturday versus Santa Clara The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to snap a two-game slide when opening a two-game home stand against Santa Clara inside the Mott Athletics Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
December 3, 2013 | Men's Basketball Support Cal Poly Men’s Basketball by Supporting the Community Cal Poly supporters who donate a canned good item at one of four designated dropoff locations around the central coast community on Thursday, Dec. 5 will receive a free ticket for the men’s basketball program’s Saturday, Dec. 14 home game against Cal State Dominguez Hills inside the Mott Athletics Center.
December 3, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Program to Honor 1985-86 NCAA Tournament Team this Weekend In continued celebration of its 10-decade program history, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team will honor the 1985-86 Mustang squad during its annual alumni weekend. Scheduled for Dec. 6-7, 2013 and coinciding with Cal Poly’s Saturday 7 p.m. home matchup against Santa Clara, this year’s alumni weekend will celebrate the last Mustang men’s basketball squad to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
December 1, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly on Downside of 82-61 Decision at No. 14/15 Oregon Sophomore forward Brian Bennett (right) scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds and freshman guard Ridge Shipley scored a career-high nine, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – facing the fourth highest ranked opponent in program history – couldn't bridge a first-half deficit at No. 14/15 Oregon and fell to the Ducks in the finale of the Global Sports Hardwood Challenge at Matthew Knight Arena, 82-61.
November 30, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Drop Tightly-Contested 73-71 Matchup versus Pacific Senior forward Chris Eversley recorded his ninth career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds Saturday afternoon, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program saw a potential game-tying shot from senior guard Kyle Odister fall short at the buzzer and dropped a 73-71 decision against Pacific at the Oregon-hosted Global Sports Hardwood Challenge inside Matthew Knight Arena.
November 30, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Meets No. 14/15 Oregon Sunday Night on National Television The Cal Poly men's basketball program faces its second top-15 ranked opponent of the 2013-14 season and closes action at the Global Sports Hardwood Challenge when squaring off against host and No. 14/15 Oregon on Sunday, Dec. 1. Tip time inside Matthew Knight Arena is set for 7 p.m. with action televised nationally on the Pac-12 Network.
November 29, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Blows Past North Dakota at Global Sports Hardwood Challenge Sophomore forward Brian Bennett scored a season-high 16 points and senior guard Jamal Johnson recorded a career-high 13 as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program used a dominating first-half run to slide past North Dakota 70-43 on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Oregon-hosted Global Sports Hardwood Challenge at Matthew Knight Arena.
November 29, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly, Pacific Resume Series Saturday in Oregon The Cal Poly men's basketball program seeks its second successive win at the Oregon-hosted Global Sports Hardwood Challenge and third straight victory overall when squaring off against former Big West Conference foe Pacific on Saturday, Nov. 30.
November 26, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Head North to Face North Dakota, Pacific and No. 14 Oregon The Cal Poly men’s basketball program competes Thanksgiving Week at the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Global Sports Hardwood Challenge, hosted by No. 14/15 Oregon inside Matthew Knight Arena.
November 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Runs Past Bethesda University in 78-39 Home Victory Sophomore wing David Nwaba recorded career highs for points (14) and rebounds (eight) and 12 different Cal Poly men’s basketball players scored on Saturday afternoon as the Mustangs earned their first victory of the 2013-14 season with a 78-39 triumph against Bethesda University inside the Mott Athletics Center.
November 22, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Max Betkowski Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Freshman guard Max Betkowski, who redshirted last season, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Saturday, Nov. 23 matchup against Bethesda University.
November 21, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Hosts Bethesda University in Saturday 3 p.m. Matchup The Cal Poly men’s basketball program seeks its first victory of the 2013-14 season when hosting Bethesda University on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. inside the Mott Athletics Center.
November 20, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Falls at Fresno State, 63-46 Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 14 points and grabbed a Mustang-best seven rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program endured three separate scoring droughts of six-plus minutes at Fresno State on Wednesday evening en route to dropping a 63-46 decision inside the Save Mart Center.
November 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Books another Game for 2013-14 Broadcast Schedule A year after making a program-record eight television appearances, the Mustang men’s basketball team is scheduled for a minimum of seven broadcasts this season following the Tuesday announcement that Cal Poly’s Thursday, Jan. 23 matchup at Cal State Fullerton has been picked up by ESPN3.
November 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits Fresno State Wednesday, Hosts Bethesda Saturday The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks for back-to-back wins at Fresno State for the first time in program history when facing the Bulldogs inside the Save Mart Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Cal Poly rounds off the week when hosting Bethesda University inside the Mott Athletics Center on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.
November 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Signs Abrams to Letter of Intent, Awards Silvestri Scholarship The Cal Poly men’s basketball program solidified its post presence Friday morning with the confirmation that Aleks Abrams, a 6-8, 225-pound power forward from Oaks Christian HS has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Mustangs in anticipation of joining the program for the 2014-15 season. Additionally, the program confirmed that junior forward Anthony Silvestri has been award a full scholarship for his 2014-15 senior season.
November 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs to Honor 1985-86 NCAA Tournament Squad for Alumni Weekend In continued celebration of its 10-decade program history, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team will honor the 1985-86 Mustang squad during its annual alumni weekend Dec. 6-7, 2013.
November 12, 2013 | Men's Basketball Nevada Rallies to Beat Cal Poly, 60-58, in Home Opener for Mustangs Deonte Burton’s conventional three-point play with 6.6 seconds to play lifted Nevada to a 60-58 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference men’s basketball game Tuesday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
November 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Hosts Nevada on Tuesday Evening in 2013-14 Home Opener Owners of one of the nation’s more enviable home-court advantages, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens its 13-game slate inside the Mott Athletics Center when hosting Nevada on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
November 8, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Outdistanced by No. 5 Arizona in Season Opener, 73-62 Senior guard Kyle Odister hit a career-best seven three-pointers to finish with a game-high 21 points and lead three Mustangs in double-digit scoring figures, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team – despite trailing by three at halftime – allowed a 61.1 percent second-half shooting mark to the Wildcats and dropped a 73-62 season-opening decision inside the McKale Center on Friday evening.
November 7, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens 2013-14 Season on National Television at No. 5/6 Arizona The Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens its 20th season of Division I action against the highest ranked opponent in program history as the Mustangs visit No. 5/6 Arizona for a nationally-televised Pac-12 Network showdown on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. PT (8 p.m. MT) inside the McKale Center.
November 7, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly to Debut New Road Jerseys Friday at No. 5 Arizona The Cal Poly men’s basketball program will deploy a fresh look for road games this year beginning with Friday’s nationally-televised season opener at No. 5 Arizona: black away jerseys, a uniform color the Mustangs will sport for the first time in seven years.
October 30, 2013 | Men's Basketball Eversley Selected as Finalist for 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award Already a member of the Preseason All-Big West Team, Cal Poly men’s basketball senior Chris Eversley earned another honor Wednesday morning as the forward was named one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.
October 24, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Picked Third in Big West Poll; Eversley Honored The Cal Poly men’s basketball program, which returns three starters from last year’s squad that won 18 games and set a program record for Big West victories (12), was selected for a third-place finish this season in the conference preseason media poll following the Thursday release of voting results.
October 12, 2013 | Men's Basketball Nwaba, Gordon Help Lift Green Past Gold in Intrasquad Exhibition Sophomore Dave Nwaba scored a game-high 12 points in his Mustang men’s basketball debut and fellow forward Zach Gordon chipped in with 11 as the Green squad cruised past the Gold team 43-25 in the Cal Poly program’s annual intrasquad exhibition tuneup inside the Mott Athletics Center.
October 10, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs to Host Green and Gold Exhibition and Dunk Contest Saturday Cal Poly men’s basketball fans will receive their first competitive look at the 2013-14 Mustang program when the team hosts its annual Green and Gold intrasquad exhibition matchup and dunk contest on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. inside Mott Gym.
October 9, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Releases 2013-14 Television Schedule One year after making a program-record eight television appearances, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program is scheduled for a minimum of six broadcasted contests during the 2013-14 regular season.
October 7, 2013 | Men's Basketball Bob Lowe Returns to Cal Poly as Director of Men’s Basketball Operations With the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s season opener at nationally-ranked Arizona just 32 days away, fifth-year head coach Joe Callero finalized his staff Monday with the announcement that former Mustang assistant coach Bob Lowe has rejoined the program as director of operations.
September 26, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Opens 2013-14 Season Friday Afternoon Solidified with a lineup that includes three returning starters and eight returning letterwinners, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team officially opens preparations for the upcoming season with its first fall practice on Friday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. inside the Mott Athletics Center.
September 4, 2013 | Men's Basketball Michael Bolden Accepts Scholarship with Men’s Basketball Program Fifth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero fortified the Mustang lineup Wednesday morning with the announcement that 6-5 wing Michael Bolden has accepted a scholarship to join the program for the upcoming season. A transfer from Irvine Valley College, Bolden will enter Cal Poly’s lineup as a junior.
September 1, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: A Year Wiser Sophomore forward Zach Gordon, who appeared in 31 of a possible 32 games during his first season on campus last year, checks in Sept. 1 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
August 24, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Unveils “Prestigious” 2013-14 Schedule Labeling it the “most prestigious and geographically-challenging schedule that we’ve ever put together,” fifth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department unveiled the program’s 2013-14 regular season schedule on Saturday morning.
August 21, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Road to Recovery Sophomore guard Reese Morgan, who started 10 of 32 games last year, averaged 5.9 points per contest and set a program single season record with a 90.0 (54-for-60) percent free throw mark, checks in Aug. 21 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
August 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Basketball Summer Journal Series: Take it to the Next Level Sophomore forward Joel Awich, who started five times and appeared in 24 games as a redshirt freshman last season, checks in Aug. 15 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
August 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mitch Reaves Promoted to Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Fifth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero rounded off his staff for the 2013-14 season with the Wednesday morning announcement by the Mustang Athletics Department that former program director of operations Mitch Reaves has been promoted to assistant coach.
August 6, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Basketball Summer Journal Series: The Benefits of Downtime Sophomore forward Brian Bennett, who started all 32 games during his first season on campus last year and finished 63rd among NCAA Division I players with a 52.4 percent field goal mark, checks in Aug. 6 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
July 31, 2013 | Men's Basketball Freeman Accepts Head Coaching Title at Washington’s Peninsula College Following a four-year run as an assistant coach with the Mustang men’s basketball team, it was jointly announced on Wednesday afternoon by the Cal Poly and Peninsula (Wash.) College Athletics Departments that Mitch Freeman has departed the central coast and accepted the head coaching position with the Pirates.
July 29, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Basketball Summer Journal Series: Contributing at a Higher Level Junior forward Anthony Silvestri, who appeared in 11 games during his first season as a Mustang last year, checks in July 28 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
July 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Summer, Minus Hoops Junior guard Maliik Love, who redshirted last year after suffering a preseason injury, checks in July 23 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
July 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball Back by Popular Demand: Second Coach Callero Camp Set for Aug. 12-15 Following a successful session earlier this summer, a second edition of the Coach Callero Basketball Camps series has been scheduled for Aug. 12-15 at San Luis Obispo HS.
July 13, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Leaving a Legacy Senior guard Kyle Odister, who finished fourth among Mustangs last season with 6.5 points per game, checks in July 13 with the third entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
July 8, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Ready to Lead Senior guard Jamal Johnson, who led the Big West Conference and finished 11th among NCAA Division I players last season with a 2.75-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, checks in July 8 with the second entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
July 3, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: It all Starts Here Senior forward Chris Eversley, an All-Big West first team selection last season after finishing sixth among conference players with 7.0 rebounds per game and ninth with 15.4 points per contest, checks in July 3 with the first entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
June 25, 2013 | Men's Basketball Paul Fortier Introduced as Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach Fifth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero finalized his staff for the 2013-14 season with the Tuesday announcement by the Mustang Athletics Department that Paul Fortier, former assistant coach with the University of Washington, has joined the program as associate head coach.
June 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Program Announces 2012-13 Team Awards The Cal Poly men’s basketball program capped its historic 2012-13 season on Friday evening with the unveiling inside the university’s Performing Arts Center of the program’s annual list of award winners and honorees.
June 10, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Season Banquet Scheduled for Friday Evening The Cal Poly men’s basketball team will commemorate its historic 2012-13 season at the program’s annual season-celebrating banquet to be held on Friday, June 14 from 7-9 p.m. inside the university’s Performing Arts Center.
May 13, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Add Two, Announce Roster Transactions for 2013-14 Season Fourth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero fortified an already deep incoming backcourt with the Monday announcement that 6-4 wing David Nwaba (Los Angeles, Calif.; Santa Monica Junior College) and 6-0 guard Andy Rowley (San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Mission College Preparatory) will be joining the Mustang program for the 2013-14 season.
April 8, 2013 | Men's Basketball Callero Thanks Mustang Fans for Support during Historic 2012-13 Season Fourth-year Cal Poly men's basketball head coach Joe Callero took a break while attending the Final Four to thank Mustang fans for their support during the 2012-13 season.
March 20, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Eliminated from CollegeInsider.com Tournament by Weber State Senior guard Dylan Royer finished with a team-leading eight points during his final game as a Mustang, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – playing its first postseason game in 19 Division I seasons – was eliminated from the CollegeInsider.com Tournament by Weber State 85-43 during round of 32 action on Wednesday evening inside the Dee Events Center.
March 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Makes Postseason Debut Wednesday at Weber State The Cal Poly men’s basketball team contests the first postseason game during the program’s 19-year Division I tenure when visiting Weber State on Wednesday, March 20 in the opening round of the 32-team CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Tip time inside the Dee Events Center is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. PT.
March 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Visit Weber State Wednesday in CollegeInsider.com Tournament The Cal Poly men’s basketball team will contest the first postseason game in its 19-year Division I tenure following the Sunday afternoon announcement that the program has accepted an invitation to the 32-team CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Cal Poly will visit Weber State for an opening-round matchup on Wednesday, March 20. Tip time inside the Dee Events Center will be made available shortly.
March 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Eliminated from Big West Tournament, 55-53 Junior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 12 points Thursday evening, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program was eliminated from the Big West Conference Tournament at the semifinal stage for the second successive season after falling against No. 2 Pacific on a last-second shot inside the Honda Center on Friday evening, 55-53.
March 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Advance to Big West Tournament Semifinals with 64-41 Triumph Senior guard Dylan Royer scored a game-high 17 points as the third-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program strolled into the semifinal round of the 2013 Big West Conference Tournament with a 64-41 triumph against No. 6 UC Davis inside the Honda Center on Thursday afternoon.
March 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly, Pacific Clash Friday Evening in Big West Tournament Semifinals In to the semifinal round of the Big West Conference Tournament for the second successive season, the third-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to return to the championship game for the first time in six years when squaring off against No. 2 Pacific on Friday, March 15. Tip time inside the Honda Center is scheduled for 9 p.m. with the matchup airing live on ESPNU.
March 13, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Open Big West Tournament Action Thursday versus UC Davis Chasing the first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in school history, the third-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens play at the 38th Big West Conference Tournament against No. 6 UC Davis on Thursday, March 14. Tip time inside the Honda Center in Anaheim is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
March 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball Eversley, Royer Earn All-Big West Conference Honors After ranking sixth among Big West players in both points and rebounds per game and helping the Cal Poly men’s basketball program to its finest regular season showing in 19 years at the Division I level, Mustang junior forward Chris Eversley earned all-conference first team honors on Monday morning. Joining Eversley was senior guard Dylan Royer, who earned All-Big West honorable mention praise.
March 9, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Seal No. 3 Seed for Big West Tournament with 62-60 Win Senior guard Chris O’Brien and junior forward Chris Eversley both finished with a team-leading 14 points Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team closed the 2012-13 regular season and its greatest year inside the Mott Athletics Center with a 62-60 triumph against Cal State Fullerton.
March 7, 2013 | Men's Basketball Dramatic Comeback Sends Cal Poly Past UC Riverside, 68-62 Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a game-high 19 points and freshman guard Reese Morgan added 16 off the bench as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program overturned a 17-point deficit against UC Riverside to post a 68-62 triumph inside the Mott Athletics Center on Thursday evening.
March 6, 2013 | Men's Basketball Big West Tournament Seeding on Line During Regular Season Finales Chasing the program’s lengthiest winning streak in two years, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team jockeys for Big West Conference Tournament seeding when wrapping up the 2012-13 regular season against UC Riverside on Thursday, March 7 and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, March 9. Both games tip at 7 p.m. inside the Mott Athletics Center for Cal Poly (15-12, 10-6), which looks to extend a winning streak to four games for the first time since winning six straight from Jan. 26 to Feb. 16, 2011.
March 4, 2013 | Men's Basketball Scoring Prowess Earns Eversley Second Player of the Week Honor After twice leading the Cal Poly men’s basketball program in scoring during road victories at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 28) and Hawai’i (March 2), Mustang junior forward Chris Eversley was named Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
March 2, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Team Outlasts Hawai’i, 64-61 Junior forward Chris Eversley scored a game-leading 25 points as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program utilized a late second-half run to outdistance Hawai’i inside the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday evening, 64-61.
March 1, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Hit Hawai’i for Final Regular Season Road Matchup The Cal Poly men's basketball program contests its final regular season road game of the year when squaring off against Hawai'i on Saturday, March 2. Tip time inside the Stan Sheriff Center is set for 9:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. HST).
February 28, 2013 | Men's Basketball Royer Helps Mustangs to Record Win at Cal State Northridge Senior guard Dylan Royer matched career highs for three-pointers (seven) and points (23) and the Cal Poly men’s basketball team shot a program-record 80.0 percent from three-point range on Thursday evening in producing an 81-61 triumph against Cal State Northridge inside the Matadome.
February 27, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits Cal State Northridge, Hawai’i on Final Road Trip The Cal Poly men’s basketball program embarks on its final road trip of the regular season when visiting Cal State Northridge on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. and Hawai’i on Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m. PT. After topping Loyola Marymount 63-60 in a Feb. 20 BracketBuster matchup, Cal Poly (13-12, 8-6) returns to Big West action sitting fifth in the conference standings – a half-game behind both Hawai’i (16-11, 9-6) and UC Irvine (16-13, 9-6).
February 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Host Loyola Marymount Saturday in 2013 BracketBuster Matchup The Cal Poly men's basketball program looks to sustain its winning pedigree inside the Mott Athletics Center when hosting Loyola Marymount in a 7 p.m. Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster matchup on Saturday, Feb. 23.
February 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball Royer’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer Delivers Cal Poly 63-60 Triumph Senior guard Dylan Royer nailed a game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds remaining to help lift the Cal Poly men’s basketball program to a 63-60 victory against Loyola Marymount in a Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster matchup inside the Mott Athletics Center on Saturday evening.
February 21, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Chris O'Brien Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Senior guard Chris O’Brien, who most recently scored a team-leading 13 points at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 20) and has appeared in 23 of 24 games this year, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Saturday, Feb. 23 Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster matchup versus Loyola Marymount.
February 20, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falters at Cal State Fullerton, 77-60 Senior guard Chris O’Brien recorded a team-leading 13 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – seeking its first four-game winning streak in two years – instead dropped a 77-60 decision against Cal State Fullerton inside Titan Gym on Wednesday evening.
February 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs visit Cal State Fullerton, Host Saturday BracketBuster Game The Cal Poly men’s basketball program faces Cal State Fullerton for the first time this season when visiting Titan Gym for a 7 p.m. matchup on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The Mustangs conclude the week when hosting Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Feb. 23 inside the Mott Athletics Center in a 7 p.m. Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster matchup.
February 18, 2013 | Men's Basketball Monday Evening’s ESPN 1280 Coaches Show Cancelled Due to unforeseen personnel issues, Cal Poly’s weekly Coaches Show – scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 at the San Luis Obispo Applebee’s Restaurant – has been cancelled.
February 16, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Routs UC Santa Barbara in Blue-Green Rivalry Triumph The Cal Poly men’s basketball program never trailed and won its program-record 12th consecutive home game against Big West Conference opposition on Saturday night inside the Mott Athletics Center, defeating UC Santa Barbara 67-49 in a Blue-Green Rivalry matchup before a capacity crowd of 2,800.
February 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Renews Blue-Green Rivalry with UC Santa Barbara on Saturday Winners of a program-record 11 successive home games against Big West Conference opposition, Cal Poly completes a three-game home stand when renewing the Blue-Green rivalry against UC Santa Barbara inside the Mott Athletics Center on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
February 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Kyle Odister Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior guard Kyle Odister, averaging 7.1 points per game this season, was the featured Mustang during Cal Poly’s 68-53 victory against UC Davis on Feb. 9.
February 9, 2013 | Men's Basketball Royer’s Career-High 20 Points Leads Cal Poly Past UC Davis Senior guard Dylan Royer scored a career-high 20 points, matching another career high with six three-pointers, as Cal Poly extended its conference home winning streak to 11 games with a 68-53 Big West men’s basketball victory over UC Davis on Saturday night before a season-high crowd of 2,600 inside the Mott Athletics Center.
February 8, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Maliik Love Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior guard Maliik Love, redshirting 2012-13 after suffering a preseason injury, was the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s 67-62 victory against Pacific on Feb. 7.
February 8, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Look to Continue Winning Ways on Saturday versus UC Davis The Cal Poly men’s basketball program continues a three-game home stand and looks to square the season series against UC Davis when hosting the Aggies on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. inside the Mott Athletics Center. Winners of 10 successive home games against Big West opposition, Cal Poly (10-11, 6-5) ascended to fourth place in the Big West standings alongside UC Irvine (12-12, 6-5) with a 67-62 victory against Pacific on Thursday.
February 7, 2013 | Men's Basketball Eversley’s Seventh Double-Double Lifts Cal Poly Over Pacific, 67-62 Junior forward Chris Eversley’s seventh double-double of the season -- 21 points and 10 rebounds -- lifted Cal Poly to its 10th consecutive home conference victory, 67-62 over Pacific on Thursday night before 2,213 in the Mott Athletics Center.
February 6, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Open Three-Game Home Stand versus Pacific, UC Davis The Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens a three-game home stand and looks to avenge earlier road losses against Pacific and UC Davis when hosting the Tigers on Thursday, Feb. 7 and Aggies on Saturday, Feb. 9. Both games tip at 7 p.m. inside the Mott Athletics Center for Cal Poly (9-11, 5-5), which has won nine successive home games versus Big West Conference opposition.
February 4, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Draws Loyola Marymount for Feb. 23 BracketBuster Matchup The Cal Poly men’s basketball program will welcome a familiar foe to the Mott Athletics Center for its Saturday, Feb. 23 Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster matchup following the Monday afternoon announcement that the Mustangs drew West Coast Conference opponent Loyola Marymount in the annual series. Tip time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
February 2, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Bested at Long Beach State, 50-48 Junior guard Kyle Odister recorded a team-leading 11 points on Saturday afternoon, but during a matchup in which neither side led by more than five points for the final 23 minutes, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program found itself on the downside of a 50-48 decision versus Long Beach State inside Walter Pyramid.
February 1, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Returns to PRIME Time Saturday at Long Beach State The Cal Poly men’s basketball program concludes a two-game road trip when visiting Big West Conference-leading Long Beach State on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. The matchup inside Walter Pyramid will be televised live on Fox PRIME TICKET.
January 30, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Team Held at UC Irvine, 52-45 Junior forward Chris Eversley recorded a team-leading 15 points Wednesday evening inside the Bren Center, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team registered its lowest scoring output during a 49-game span inside and dropped a 52-45 decision versus UC Irvine.
January 29, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Looks to Continue Big West Climb at UC Irvine, Long Beach State The Cal Poly men's basketball team looks to complete a pair of season series sweeps when visiting UC Irvine on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. and Big West Conference-leading Long Beach State on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. Saturday's showdown at Long Beach State will be televised live by Fox PRIME TICKET.
January 28, 2013 | Men's Basketball Eversley Scores Big West Conference Player of the Week Praise After averaging a double-double during the course of two games to help fuel the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s home victories against Hawai’i (Jan. 24) and Cal State Northridge (Jan. 26), Mustang junior forward Chris Eversley was named Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday morning.
January 26, 2013 | Men's Basketball Eversley’s Sixth Double-Double Powers Cal Poly to 75-64 Victory Junior forward Chris Eversley’s sixth double-double of the season -- a career-high 30 points to go with 14 rebounds, one shy of his career high -- powered Cal Poly to its ninth consecutive home conference victory, 75-64 over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night before 2,464 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 25, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Mustang Founding Fathers In continued celebration of a program that spans 10 decades, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team is again honoring players from previous years during its annual alumni relations weekend. Coinciding with Cal Poly’s Saturday, Jan. 26 home matchup versus Cal State Northridge, this season’s alumni relations weekend – titled Mustang Founding Fathers – will recognize players from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
January 25, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Look to Resume Home Dominance versus Cal State Northridge The Cal Poly men’s basketball program concludes a two-game home stand when hosting Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. inside the Mott Athletics Center. The Mustangs (8-9, 4-3), who snapped a three-game slide by routing Hawai’i on Thursday evening, 88-59, enter Saturday’s contest versus the Matadors (10-10, 1-7) having won eight successive decisions against Big West Conference opposition inside the Mott Athletics Center.
January 24, 2013 | Men's Basketball Early Spurt Powers Cal Poly Past Hawai’i, 88-59 After Hawai’i scored the first four points of the game, Cal Poly put together a 14-0 run in the next 3 1/2 minutes and coasted to an 88-59 victory over the Warriors in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night before 2,122 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Back Home to Host Hawai’i, Cal State Northridge The Cal Poly men’s basketball program contests a two-game home stand – the team’s only contests inside the Mott Athletics Center during a month-long span – when welcoming Hawai’i on Thursday, Jan. 24 and Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Jan. 26. Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (7-9, 3-3), which looks to stem a three-game slide after opening its Big West Conference campaign with three successive victories.
January 22, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Jamal Johnson Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior guard Jamal Johnson, currently ranked 25th among Division I players with a 2.68-to-1 assist to turnover ratio, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Jan. 24 home clash against Hawai’i.
January 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Falls in Double Overtime at UC Santa Barbara Freshman guard Reese Morgan scored a career-high 26 points – including hitting seven three-pointers – and junior forward Chris Eversley added 16 and a career-best 15 rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team suffered an 83-81 double-overtime defeat against Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara on Saturday evening at The Thunderdome.
January 18, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara Ready to Clash on Fox PRIME TICKET The Cal Poly men’s basketball program renews its Blue-Green rivalry series with UC Santa Barbara when the Mustangs and Gauchos clash inside The Thunderdome on Saturday, Jan. 19 in a 4 p.m. matchup to be televised live on Fox PRIME TICKET.
January 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball PRIME Matchup: Mustangs add Feb. 2 Game to Television Schedule Cal Poly men’s basketball fans will be able to catch the Mustangs on Fox PRIME TICKET twice during a two-week span following a Tuesday afternoon announcement by the Big West Conference that the program’s Saturday, Feb. 2 matchup at Long Beach State will be carried live by the network at 4 p.m.
January 12, 2013 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falls at Pacific, 77-55 Senior guard Drake U’u matched a career high with 13 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – bidding to post the best start to a Big West Conference season in program history – instead trailed wire-to-wire at Pacific on Saturday evening and dropped a 77-55 decision inside the Spanos Center.
January 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball Big West-Leading Cal Poly Looks to Rebound Saturday at Pacific The conference-leading Cal Poly men’s basketball team can establish the program’s best start to any Big West campaign when visiting Pacific on Saturday, Jan. 12. Tip time inside the Spanos Center is 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (7-7, 3-1), which, despite suffering a last-second 69-67 loss at UC Davis on Thursday, still retained a share of first place atop the conference standings alongside Hawai'i (9-6, 3-1) and Long Beach State (7-8, 3-1).
January 10, 2013 | Men's Basketball Buzzer Beater Sinks Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Team, 69-67 Senior guard Dylan Royer scored a career-high 19 points, but UC Davis sophomore guard Corey Hawkins sank a jumper from the right wing on the buzz of the final horn to deliver the Aggies a 69-67 victory against the Cal Poly men’s basketball team on Thursday evening inside The Pavilion.
January 9, 2013 | Men's Basketball Big West Conference-Leading Cal Poly Heads to UC Davis, Pacific Off to its best Big West Conference start in 16 seasons, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to stay atop the conference standings when visiting UC Davis on Thursday, Jan. 10 and Pacific on Saturday, Jan. 12. Both games tip at 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (7-6, 3-0), which remained undefeated after three Big West games for the first time since the 1996-97 season following home victories against Long Beach State (79-73, Jan. 3) and UC Irvine (72-67, Jan. 5).
January 8, 2013 | Men's Basketball Annual Mustang Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend Set for Jan. 25-26 In continued celebration of a program that spans 10 decades, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team will again honor players from previous years during the 2012-13 season. Scheduled for Jan. 25-26, 2013 and coinciding with Cal Poly’s home matchup against Cal State Northridge, this season’s alumni relations weekend – titled Mustang Founding Fathers – will recognize players from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
January 5, 2013 | Men's Basketball Second-Half Rally Lifts Cal Poly Over UC Irvine, 72-67 Junior forward Chris Eversley scored 24 points and made two free throws with 14.8 seconds remaining to clinch Cal Poly’s 72-67 victory over UC Irvine in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before 2,125 in Mott Gym.
January 4, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Reese Morgan Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Freshman guard Reese Morgan, who scored a career-high 16 points to help spur a 79-73 victory against Long Beach State on Thursday, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Jan. 5 home contest against UC Irvine.
January 4, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Looks to Maintain Big West Perfection Saturday versus UC Irvine The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks for its first 3-0 start in Big West Conference play for the first time in 16 years when hosting UC Irvine on Saturday, Jan. 5. Tip time inside Mott Gym is 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (6-6, 2-0), which moved a step closer to matching the program’s best start to any Big West campaign after toppling defending conference champion Long Beach State 79-73 on Thursday evening.
January 3, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Defeats Long Beach State 79-73, Moves to 2-0 in Big West Games Senior guard Dylan Royer led a group of six Mustangs scoring nine or more points, tallying 17 as Cal Poly defeated Long Beach State 79-73 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night in Mott Gym.
January 2, 2013 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Hosts Long Beach State, UC Irvine to Open New Year The Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens the home portion of its Big West Conference slate when hosting defending champion Long Beach State on Thursday, Jan. 3 and UC Irvine on Saturday, Jan. 5 inside Mott Gym. Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (5-6, 1-0), which finished 6-2 against Big West opposition inside Mott Gym last season.
January 2, 2013 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Joel Awich Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Freshman forward Joel Awich, who has made six appearances during his first season, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Jan. 3 Big West Conference home opener against Long Beach State.
December 29, 2012 | Men's Basketball Second-Half Comeback Delivers Cal Poly 58-48 Big West-Opening Win Junior guard Kyle Odister matched a career high with four three-pointers to finish with a game-leading 14 points Saturday afternoon as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program erased an 11-point deficit early in the second half to open Big West Conference play with a 58-48 victory against UC Riverside inside the Student Recreation Center.
December 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Visit UC Riverside for Saturday Afternoon Big West Opener The Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens its 17th season of Big West Conference action and closes the 2012 calendar year when visiting UC Riverside on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.
December 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Drops 75-62 Decision at Washington Junior forward Chris Eversley scored a game-high 23 points on Thursday night at Washington, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program yielded a 51.1 percent field goal mark to the Huskies and, trailing from the opening tip, the Mustangs fell 75-62 inside Alaska Airlines Arena.
December 19, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Visits Washington Thursday in Nationally-Televised Matchup The Cal Poly men’s basketball program completes preparations for its 17th season of Big West Conference action when facing Washington in a nationally-televised Pac-12 Network matchup on Thursday, Dec. 20. Tip time inside Alaska Airlines Arena is set for 6 p.m.
December 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Drops 72-64 Decision at Santa Clara Junior forward Chris Eversley recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds on Monday evening, but a surge midway through the second half by Santa Clara lifted the Broncos to a 72-64 victory against the Cal Poly men’s basketball at the Leavey Center.
December 16, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Cap Big West Preparations at Santa Clara, Washington The Cal Poly men’s basketball program completes preparations for its 17th season of Big West Conference action when visiting Santa Clara on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and Washington for a nationally-televised Pac-12 Network matchup on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.
December 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball Double-Double by Eversley Lifts Cal Poly Over Eastern New Mexico, 60-57 Junior forward Chris Eversley’s third double-double of the season and fifth of his career -- 14 points and 12 rebounds -- lifted the Cal Poly men’s basketball team to a 60-57 victory over NCAA Division II Eastern New Mexico in a non-conference game Friday night in Mott Gym.
December 13, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Host Eastern New Mexico to Close 2012 Home Schedule The Cal Poly men’s basketball team completes the home portion of its pre-Big West Conference slate when hosting Division II Eastern New Mexico inside Mott Gym on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Winners of seven of its previous eight home contests, Cal Poly (3-4) enters Friday’s matchup leading all 345 NCAA Division I programs in fewest turnovers committed per game (8.6) while ranking fourth nationally in assist-to-turnover (1.70-to-1) ratio.
December 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Brian Bennett Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original essay for each game-day program on which they’re featured on the cover. Freshman forward Brian Bennett, ranked 37th among approximately 4,485 Division I players with a Big West Conference-leading 57.6 percent field goal mark, is the featured Mustang for Cal Poly’s Dec. 14 matchup versus Eastern New Mexico.
December 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball Nevada Fires Past Cal Poly Men’s Basketball, 69-56 Senior guard Dylan Royer scored a team-leading 13 points and freshman forward Brian Bennett added 10, but Nevada sank eight first-half three-pointers on Tuesday evening at the Lawlor Events Center as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program, despite a late rally, dropped a 69-56 decision against the Wolf Pack.
December 10, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Take Multiple National Rankings into Tuesday Game at Nevada The Cal Poly men’s basketball program visits Nevada for the first time in 14 seasons as the Mustangs (3-3) square off against the Wolf Pack (5-4) inside the Lawlor Events Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
December 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Hot-Shooting Cal Poly Defeats Menlo College 89-43 Junior forward Chris Eversley and senior guard Dylan Royer each scored 15 points, leading a quartet of double-digit Cal Poly scorers as the hot-shooting Mustangs breezed past Menlo College 89-43 in a non-conference men’s basketball game Saturday night in Mott Gym.
December 7, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Hoops Home to Host Menlo College before Heading to Nevada The Cal Poly men’s basketball program returns to Mott Gym to host Menlo College on Saturday, Dec. 8 before visiting Nevada on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (2-3), which enters play this week ranked first among 345 NCAA Division I programs in fewest turnovers committed per game (8.6) and fifth nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.58-to-1).
December 1, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Falls at Saint Mary’s, 86-68 Junior forward Chris Eversley scored a career-high 25 points and freshman forward Brian Bennett added 10, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program allowed its highest opponent field goal percentage in 97 games on Saturday evening and dropped a 86-68 decision against Saint Mary’s inside McKeon Pavilion.
November 30, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Back in Action Saturday at Saint Mary’s On the heels of Sunday’s 70-68 come-from-behind victory at No. 11 UCLA, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program visits Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. inside McKeon Pavilion.
November 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball Annual Mustang Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend Set for Jan. 25-26 Set to honor the contributions of Mustang men’s basketball players from the 1940s and 1950s and with a special recognition for the program’s oldest living former player, the Cal Poly squad’s annual alumni weekend is scheduled for Jan. 25-26.
November 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball Royer Shoots Way to Big West Player of the Week Acclaim After hitting a collegiate-best six three-pointers and matching a career high with 18 points during the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s 70-68 upset of then-No. 11 UCLA on Nov. 25, Mustang senior guard Dylan Royer was named Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday morning.
November 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Stuns No. 11 UCLA, 70-68 Senior guard Dylan Royer (right) sank a career-high six three-pointers to finish with 18 points and freshman forward Brian Bennett added a career-high 16 points as the Cal Poly men's basketball team overcame an 18-point second-half deficit to upset 11th-ranked UCLA on Sunday evening inside New Pauley Pavilion, 70-68.
November 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Visits No. 11 UCLA for Sunday Showdown The Cal Poly men’s basketball program visits UCLA for just the second time in 58 seasons as the Mustangs and 11th-ranked Bruins clash inside New Pauley Pavilion on Sunday, Nov. 25 in a 7 p.m. matchup that will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 Network.
November 19, 2012 | Men's Basketball Late First-Half Surge Decisive for Fresno State in 76-67 Victory Forward Kevin Foster scored 28 points and guard Kevin Olekaibe added 20 to lead Fresno State to a 76-67 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference men’s basketball game Monday night before 2,277 in Mott Gym.
November 18, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Hosts Fresno State in Big Monday Matchup The Cal Poly men’s basketball program seeks its first home victory against central California rival Fresno State in 42 seasons when the Mustangs conclude a two-game home stand with a 7 p.m. showdown versus the Bulldogs on Monday, Nov. 19 inside Mott Gym. Billed as Big Monday, the first 100 students through the Mott Gym turnstiles will receive limited edition Cal Poly men’s basketball t-shirts.
November 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Evens Record With 64-53 Victory Over Northern Colorado Junior forward Chris Eversley produced his first double-double of the season -- 21 points and 13 rebounds -- to lead Cal Poly to a 64-53 victory over Northern Colorado in a non-conference men’s basketball game Thursday night in Mott Gym.
November 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Home to Host Northern Colorado, Fresno State The Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens its 2012-13 home slate inside Mott Gym when welcoming Northern Colorado on Thursday, Nov. 15 and Fresno State on Monday, Nov. 19. Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (0-1), which opened its regular season schedule with a 53-46 loss at TCU (Nov. 9).
November 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Signs Three Guards to National Letters of Intent The Cal Poly men’s basketball team strengthened an already deep backcourt on Wednesday afternoon with the unveiling from fourth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that guards Markel Leonard (Hercules, Calif.; Salesian HS), Ridge Shipley (Carrollton, Texas; Hebron HS) and Taylor Sutlive (San Antonio, Texas; Churchill HS) have each signed National Letters of Intent with the anticipation of joining the program for the 2013-14 season.
November 9, 2012 | Men's Basketball TCU Rallies to Top Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Team in 2012-13 Opener Freshman forward Brian Bennett produced a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double during his first outing as a Cal Poly men’s basketball player, but the Mustangs were held to just a pair of three-pointers during the final five minutes of play and dropped a 53-46 decision on Friday evening against TCU inside Daniel-Meyer Coliseum during the 2012-13 season opener for both programs.
November 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Tips Off 2012-13 Season on Friday at TCU The Cal Poly men’s basketball team raises the curtain on the 2012-13 season and the program’s 19th year of Division I competition when squaring off against TCU inside Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. PT.
October 27, 2012 | Men's Basketball Gold Squad Tops Green in Mustang Men’s Basketball Intrasquad Tuneup Junior forward Chris Eversley (right) scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down a game-leading 18 rebounds on Saturday evening, but his Green team was edged by the Gold squad, 69-63, during the Cal Poly men's basketball program's 2012 intrasquad exhibition matchup inside Mott Gym.
October 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Hosts Green and Gold Exhibition on Saturday Cal Poly men’s basketball fans will receive their first competitive look at the 2012-13 Mustang squad when the program hosts its annual Green and Gold intrasquad exhibition matchup on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. inside Mott Gym.
October 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Selected Seventh in Big West Media Poll Despite returning two starters and six letterwinners from a 2011-12 squad that won 18 games and reached the semifinals of last year’s Big West Tournament, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program was selected for a seventh-placed finish this season in the conference preseason media poll following the Thursday release of voting results.
October 22, 2012 | Men's Basketball Jan. 19 Matchup at UC Santa Barbara Added to Fox PRIME TICKET Lineup The Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s matchup at Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara will be televised for the third successive season following Monday’s announcement from the Big West Conference office that the Jan. 19 showdown inside The Thunderdome will be carried by Fox Sports PRIME TICKET.
October 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Tips Off 2012-13 Season on Friday Afternoon Solidified by a roster that features two returning starters and six returning letterwinners from a 2011-12 squad that won 18 games and ranked defensively as one of the top 25 programs in Division I, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team officially opens preparations for the upcoming season with its first fall practice on Friday, Oct 12 at 1:50 p.m. inside Mott Gym.
October 1, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Journal Series: Joshua Hall Freshman forward Joshua Hall, a four-time All-Greater St. Helen’s League first team selection at Hockinson (Wash.) HS, checks in Oct. 1 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
September 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Journal Series: Brian Bennett Freshman forward Brian Bennett, who averaged 15.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and shot 59.7 percent from the floor during his 2011-12 senior season at Plainfield East (Ill.) HS, checks in Sept. 26 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s journal series.
September 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Program to Host Oct. 2 Tryout With the start of the 2012-13 regular season just six weeks away, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program will host an open tryout for perspective players on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. inside Mott Gym.
September 6, 2012 | Men's Basketball Take a Closer Look at Cal Poly Men’s Basketball in 2012-13 Fans following the Cal Poly men’s basketball team to Mott Gym this fall will be able to watch the Mustangs as never before as the program will introduce 38 additional priority courtside seats and standing basket supports for the 2012-13 season.
September 3, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Zach Allmon Freshman forward Zach Allmon, who averaged 15.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game during his 2011-12 senior season at Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo, Calif.), checks in Sept. 3 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
August 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Joel Awich Freshman forward Joel Awich, who redshirted his first season on campus last year, checks in Aug. 24 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
August 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Kyle Odister Junior guard Kyle Odister, who finished second among Mustangs last season with a 40.0 percent three-point mark, checks in Aug. 17 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
August 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Hoops Announces "Ambitious" 2012-13 Schedule Labeling it as the “most ambitious schedule we’ve ever put together,” fourth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department pulled the curtain back on the program’s 2012-13 regular season schedule Wednesday afternoon. Featuring UCLA, Washington and Saint Mary’s, the 29-game slate includes 10 total contests against opponents that qualified for postseason play a year ago and nine matchups against opponents that produced 20-plus victories last season.
August 13, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Reese Morgan Freshman guard Reese Morgan, who redshirted his first season on campus after suffering a year-ending injury last November, checks in Aug. 13 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series. The all-time California high school leader with 740 free throws, Morgan (San Pedro, Calif.) earned Parade Magazine All-America fourth team honors following his senior season at Peninsula HS.
August 3, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Maliik Love Junior guard Maliik Love, the 2010-11 Big West Conference Co-Freshman Player of the Year selection, checks in Aug. 3 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
July 27, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Jamal Johnson Junior guard Jamal Johnson, owner of a 1.69-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio last season, checks in July 27 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series.
July 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Chris Eversley Junior forward Chris Eversley, Cal Poly’s leading returning scorer at 8.2 points per game, checks in July 20 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series. Eversley exploded for the Mustangs this past year with 13 double-digit scoring games during Cal Poly’s final 18 contests.
July 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Chris O’Brien Senior guard Chris O'Brien, who missed the 2011-12 campaign after suffering a preseason injury, checks in July 17 with the latest entry from the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer journal series. After transferring from San Francisco and redshirting his first year on campus, O'Brien started 26 of 30 games as a junior during the 2010-11 season and led the Mustangs with an 80.6 percent free throw figure and a 1.53-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
July 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Former Mustang Fermin Launches Pro Career in Dominican Republic Point guard Amaurys Fermin recently became the fifth former Cal Poly men's basketball player under fourth-year head coach Joe Callero to sign a professional contract after inking a deal with San Pedro de Macoris in his native Dominican Republic. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
June 29, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Drake U’u Senior guard Drake U’u, who averaged 6.1 points per game and started during 18 of 33 contests last season, checked in June 29 with the latest entry in the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series. Highlighted by a career-high 13-point performance during a 72-55 victory against NCAA Tournament qualifier Mississippi Valley State – a win that clinched Cal Poly its bracket championship at the 2011 Las Vegas Invitational – U’u totaled five double-digit scoring games a year ago.
June 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Summer Journal Series: Dylan Royer Senior guard Dylan Royer, who earned a full scholarship for the 2012-13 season, checks in June 22 with the first entry of the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s summer journal series. Royer led the Big West Conference last season with a 46.5 (72-for-155) percent three-point mark.
June 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball Fermin Selected for Dominican Republic Men’s National Team The Cal Poly men’s basketball team is on the verge of celebrating the first Olympic athlete in program history following the recent announcement that former Mustang point guard Amaurys Fermin was named to the 12-member Dominican Republic Men’s National Team that will attempt to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
June 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Program Announces 2011-12 Team Awards The Cal Poly men’s basketball team placed an official exclamation point on its historic 2011-12 season Friday evening with the unveiling inside the university’s Performing Arts Center of the program’s annual slate of awards and honors.
May 10, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Season Banquet Set for June 8 In celebration of the Cal Poly men's basketball team's historic 2011-12 season, third-year Mustang head coach Joe Callero announced that the program's annual year-end banquet will be held on Friday, June 8 from 4-6 p.m. inside the university's Performing Arts Center.
May 1, 2012 | Men's Basketball Dylan Royer Earns Full Scholarship for 2012-13 Season Third-year head coach Joe Callero and the Cal Poly Athletics Department recently announced that guard Dylan Royer, the Big West Conference’s top three-point shooter last year, has earned a full scholarship for his 2012-13 senior season.
April 16, 2012 | Men's Basketball Forward Zach Gordon Signs National Letter of Intent with Cal Poly Third-year head coach Joe Callero strengthened an already deep incoming backcourt following Monday’s announcement that 6-8 forward Zach Gordon (Lynwood, Wash. / Archbishop Murphy HS) has inked a National Letter of Intent with the anticipation of joining the Mustang men’s basketball program for the 2012-13 season.
April 3, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Hoops Finishes Among NCAA Defensive Leaders Once Again On the way to producing the program’s highest victory total in five years, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team stifled opponents once again to finish as one of the nation’s leading defensive squads during the 2011-12 season.
March 30, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Hoops Announces 2012 Camp Dates The Cal Poly men’s basketball program recently unveiled the dates, times and locations for its upcoming schedule of summer camp sessions.
March 13, 2012 | Men's Basketball By any Measure, Mustang Men's Basketball Enjoys Successful Home Season Marked by the program’s highest victory total in five seasons and a 42.5 percent increase in attendance at Mott Gym during the previous three years, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team enjoyed one of its finest home campaigns in program history during the 2011-12 season.
March 9, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Falls Late in Big West Tournament Semifinal Senior forward David Hanson recorded a team-high 19 points during the final game of his prolific Mustang career, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s run at the 2012 Big West Conference Tournament came to a close on Friday evening as the Mustangs fell at the semifinal hurdle against No. 3 UC Santa Barbara, 60-52, inside the Honda Center.
March 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Meet UC Santa Barbara in 9 p.m. Big West Tournament Semifinal In to the semifinal round of the Big West Conference Tournament for the first time in five years and for just the fourth time in program history, the fourth-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program will meet No. 3 and central coast rival UC Santa Barbara on Friday, March 9 for the right to advance to Saturday’s championship finale.
March 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Down UC Riverside to Reach Big West Tournament Semifinals Senior point guard Amaurys Fermin scored a game-high 16 points and senior forward David Hanson added 12 as the fourth-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the Big West Conference for the first time in five seasons with a 66-52 victory against No. 5 UC Riverside on Thursday evening inside the Honda Center.
March 7, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Big West Tournament Thursday versus UC Riverside The fourth-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens play at the 37th Big West Conference Tournament on Thursday, March 8 inside the Honda Center (Anaheim, Calif.) at 8:30 p.m. with a quarterfinal-round matchup against a familiar foe: No. 5 UC Riverside (14-16, 7-9), a program that eliminated the Mustangs (17-11, 8-8) at the same stage of last year’s competition.
March 7, 2012 | Men's Basketball Coach Callero’s Corner, March 7 With the fourth-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s Big West Conference Tournament quarterfinal matchup against No. 5 UC Riverside set for Thursday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m., Mustang head coach Joe Callero took a moment to revisit the program’s regular season success and thank supporters.
March 5, 2012 | Men's Basketball Hanson Earns All-Big West Conference Second Team Praise One of the most prolific players in Cal Poly men’s basketball program history, senior forward David Hanson was named to the All-Big West Conference second team for the second successive season following the Monday morning release of the all-league teams and specialty award announcements.
March 3, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Overpowers Pacific for Big West Fourth Seed Sophomore forward Chris Eversley scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and senior forward Will Taylor notched 10 points during his final outing in Mott Gym as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program held Pacific to the second-lowest opponent point total in 18 Division I seasons by thumping the Tigers on Saturday evening, 67-38, in the regular season finale for both squads.
March 2, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Wrap Regular Season Saturday with Televised Game versus Pacific The Cal Poly men’s basketball program completes regular season action and looks to lock down the No. 4 seed for the March 8-10 Big West Conference Tournament when hosting Pacific on Saturday, March 3 inside Mott Gym. Televised locally on KSBY (San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties), the matchup tips at 7:05 p.m. A win – regardless of any other result in Big West play on Saturday – cements Cal Poly (16-14, 7-8) the No. 4 seed and an 8:30 p.m. quarterfinal matchup when the Big West Tournament opens on Thursday, March 8 inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. A loss, and the Mustangs can still tumble as far as sixth in the final conference standings.
March 1, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Keep Pace in Big West Tournament Seeding Race with 69-56 Win Senior forward David Hanson scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to register his fourth double-double of the season as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program moved a step closer to securing the No. 4 seed for the March 8-10 Big West Conference Tournament with a 69-56 triumph against UC Davis on Thursday evening inside Mott Gym.
February 29, 2012 | Men's Basketball Big West Tournament Seeding on Line Tonight for Mustang Men’s Basketball Team The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to snap a season-long three-game slide and lock down a seed for the 2012 Big West Conference Tournament when completing regular season action against UC Davis (Thursday, March 1) and Pacific (March 3). Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. inside Mott Gym with Saturday’s showdown against Pacific set to be televised locally on KSBY. The Mustangs (15-14, 6-8) enter the final stretch of the season deadlocked in a fourth-place knot in the Big West standings with Pacific (11-16, 6-8) and UC Irvine (11-17, 6-8), but can cement the No. 4 seed for the March 8-10 conference tournament by winning twice this week.
February 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falls at UC Santa Barbara, 68-60 Junior guard Dylan Royer sank four three-pointers to finish with a team-leading 14 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program trailed for the entirety of Saturday evening’s nationally-televised ESPNU matchup against central coast rival UC Santa Barbara before suffering a 68-60 defeat inside the Thunderdome.
February 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs, Gauchos Set for Saturday Showdown on ESPNU, ESPN3.com The Cal Poly men’s basketball program hits the Big West Conference homestretch beginning with a Saturday, Feb. 25 showdown at central coast rival UC Santa Barbara. Televised nationally on ESPNU and globally on ESPN3.com, tip time for Saturday’s matchup inside the Thunderdome is set for 8:05 p.m. Cal Poly (15-13, 6-7), looking to break a two-game overall slide, enters play this week locked in a fourth-place knot in the Big West Conference standings with Pacific (11-15, 6-7). Both the Mustangs and Tigers trail second-place UC Santa Barbara (15-8, 9-3) and Cal State Fullerton (18-7, 9-3) by three-and-a-half games in the conference standings. The Gauchos visit conference-leading Long Beach State on Wednesday, Feb. 22 before hosting Cal Poly.
February 18, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall at Northern Colorado in ESPN BracketBuster, 81-73 Sophomore forward Chris Eversley registered a team-leading 18 points and junior guard Dylan Royer hit four three-pointers to finish with 16, but Northern Colorado utilized a dominating run midway through the second half to overtake the Cal Poly men’s basketball program and hand the Mustangs an 81-73 defeat on Saturday evening as part of the 2012 ESPN Sears BracketBuster series inside Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.
February 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Visit Northern Colorado for ESPN BracketBuster Saturday Night The Cal Poly men’s basketball program faces the NCAA Division I three-point percentage leader for the second straight season in the ESPN Sears BracketBuster series when visiting Northern Colorado on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tip time inside Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in Greeley, Colo., is set for 6:05 p.m. PT. Northern Colorado (8-17, 5-9), seventh in the Big Sky Conference standings following a 79-76 Wednesday loss at Eastern Washington, enters Saturday’s matchup shooting 45.2 percent from beyond the arc. Cal Poly (15-12, 6-7), which dropped the chance to claim sole possession of fourth place in the Big West standings following a 94-81 setback at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 15), ranks second among conference programs by limiting opponents to a 33.5 percent three-point mark. Northern Colorado also ranks 25th among Division I programs with a 47.7 percent field goal mark.
February 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falls at Cal State Northridge, 94-81 Senior forward David Hanson led three Mustangs in double-digit scoring figures with 16 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program allowed its highest point total in three seasons on Wednesday night in dropping a 94-81 decision against Cal State Northridge inside the Matadome.
February 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Visit Cal State Northridge and Northern Colorado for BracketBuster The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to lengthen a two-game winning streak when visiting Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, Feb. 15 (7 p.m.). The Mustangs (15-11, 6-6) then enjoy a brief respite from Big West Conference action when squaring off at Northern Colorado on Saturday, Feb. 18 (6:05 p.m. PT) as part of the 2012 ESPN Sears BracketBuster series. The Mustangs, who vaulted from seventh place to fourth in the Big West standings after distributing home defeats to UC Riverside (54-52) and UC Irvine (77-74) last week, previously defeated Cal State Northridge (6-17, 2-10) in a record-smashing, 100-54 decimation on Jan. 19. The Mustangs, 3-2 all-time in BracketBuster play, will face Northern Colorado (8-16, 5-8) for the first time in 21 seasons. Cal Poly enters play this week ranked second among Big West programs in opponent three-point percentage (33.5). Northern Colorado, however, leads the nation with a 44.5 percent mark from beyond the arc.
February 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Holds On to Beat UC Irvine, 77-74 Sophomore guard Jamal Johnson scored a layup with 37 seconds to play, snapping a 73-73 tie and lifting Cal Poly to a 77-74 Big West Conference men’s basketball victory over UC Irvine on Saturday night before 2,753 inside Mott Gym.
February 9, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Back on the Central Coast to Host UC Riverside and UC Irvine The Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to stem what matches its lengthiest slide of the season when returning home to host UC Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 9 and UC Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 11. Tip time for both matchups inside Mott Gym is set for 7 p.m. The Mustangs (13-11, 4-6), who enter play this week seventh in the Big West Conference standings, previously dealt UC Irvine a 66-50 defeat (Jan. 12) before dropping a 60-53 decision at UC Riverside (Jan. 14). Both UC Riverside (11-12, 5-5) and UC Irvine (9-14, 5-5) enter play this week just a game ahead of Cal Poly in the Big West standings. The Highlanders, who ended a four-game losing streak with a 59-54 victory versus UC Davis (Feb. 4), allow the second-fewest points per game among conference programs (63.1), but rank last in scoring offense (60.3). UC Irvine visits second-place Cal State Fullerton (15-7, 7-3) before visiting San Luis Obispo.
February 9, 2012 | Men's Basketball Eversley Leads Cal Poly Men's Basketball Past UC Riverside, 54-52 Sophomore forward Chris Eversley produced his first career double-double -- 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds -- to lead Cal Poly to a 54-52 Big West Conference men’s basketball victory over UC Riverside on Thursday night inside Mott Gym.
February 4, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Rally Falls Short at CSU Bakersfield, 69-66 Sophomore forward Chris Eversley scored a game-high 18 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s efforts to close a late gap during the dying seconds fell short as the Mustangs dropped a 69-66 decision versus CSU Bakersfield inside the Icardo Center on Saturday evening.
February 3, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Cap Four-Game Road Trip Saturday Night at CSU Bakersfield The Cal Poly men’s basketball program takes a respite from Big West Conference action to complete a four-game road trip when visiting the Icardo Center on Saturday, Feb. 4 to face CSU Bakersfield at 7 p.m. Just 5-6 on the road this season, Cal Poly (13-10) looks to reverse a 60-58 home defeat suffered against the Roadrunners (11-12) on Nov. 16. The Mustangs are seeking their second-successive triumph in Bakersfield after senior forward David Hanson’s career-high 29-point effort helped deliver a 77-61 victory inside Rabobank Arena a season ago. Division I independent CSU Bakersfield, 6-1 against Big West opponents this season, saw its current slide extended to three defeats following a 78-57 loss at New Mexico State on Feb. 1.
February 2, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Downed at Cal State Fullerton Senior forward Will Taylor scored a team-high 10 points and senior forward Jordan Lewis added a season-high nine, but early scoring droughts during both the first and second halves doomed the Cal Poly men’s basketball program on Thursday night as the Mustangs suffered an 83-61 defeat inside Titan Gym.
January 31, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Caps Four-Game Road Trip Beginning Thursday at Cal State Fullerton The Cal Poly men’s basketball program finalizes its second four-game road trip of the year with matchups at Cal State Fullerton on Thursday, Feb. 2 and Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, Feb. 4. Both matchups begin at 7 p.m. for Cal Poly (13-9, 4-5), which, having already defeated Cal State Fullerton (13-7, 5-3) at home on Jan. 7, resides just two-and-a-half games behind second-place UC Santa Barbara (11-7, 6-2) in the Big West Conference standings. Division I independent Cal State Bakersfield (11-11), which claimed a 60-58 victory against Cal Poly on Nov. 16, visits New Mexico State on Wednesday, Feb. 1 before welcoming the Mustangs. Cal State Bakersfield owns a 6-1 mark against Big West opponents this season.
January 30, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Hoops Draws Northern Colorado in 2012 ESPN BracketBuster The Cal Poly men’s basketball program will face a Big Sky Conference opponent for the second successive season in the ESPN Sears BracketBuster series following Monday afternoon’s announcement that the Mustangs will travel to Northern Colorado for a Saturday, Feb. 19 matchup. Tip time inside Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion is set for 6:05 p.m. PT.
January 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Roars Back to Defeat UC Davis, 67-65 Senior forward Will Taylor scored a game-high 18 points and sophomore forward Chris Eversley matched a career best with nine rebounds as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program overturned a 17-point deficit on Saturday night inside The Pavilion to deal UC Davis a 67-65 defeat.
January 27, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Continues Road Trip at UC Davis on Saturday In the midst of the program’s second four-game road trip of the 2011-12 season, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team visits UC Davis for a 7 p.m. matchup on Saturday, Jan. 28 inside The Pavilion. The Mustangs (12-9, 3-5) enter the matchup having prevailed just once in four Big West Conference road games this season following Thursday’s 61-51 setback at Pacific. Despite entering Saturday’s game seventh in the Big West standings, the Mustangs reside just two-and-a-half games behind second-place Cal State Fullerton (13-6, 5-2). UC Davis (1-18, 0-7), currently leaking a Big West-leading 75.6 points per game, also ranks second from bottom among conference programs with just 61.6 points scored per night.
January 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Falls at Pacific, 61-51 Senior forward David Hanson scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to register his fourth double-double of the year, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program, despite closing a double-digit Pacific lead to one point during the second half, ultimately fell against the Tigers inside the Spanos Center on Thursday evening, 61-51.
January 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Heads North to Battle Pacific and UC Davis The Cal Poly men’s basketball program matches its lengthiest road trip of the 2011-12 campaign with a four-game stretch that opens on Thursday, Jan. 26 against Pacific inside the Spanos Center and continues on Saturday, Jan. 28 versus UC Davis at The Pavilion. Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. for the Mustangs (12-8, 3-4), who have prevailed just once during three Big West Conference road matchups this year. Pacific (6-12, 2-4) enters Thursday’s matchup having been held to 39 points during both matchups against Cal Poly last season while UC Davis (1-17, 0-6), also swept by the Mustangs a year ago, currently allows a Big West-high 75.1 points per contest while ranking second from bottom in points scored per game (61.8).
January 21, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Ties NCAA Record in Win Over Cal State Northridge Cal Poly tied an NCAA record by making its first 11 three-point shots and senior center Will Taylor produced his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Mustangs defeated Cal State Northridge 100-54 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday before 2,483 inside Mott Gym.
January 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Faces Cal State Northridge in PRIME Time Matchup Prior to embarking on a four-game road trip, the Cal Poly men's basketball program completes a two-game home stand and looks to curtail a two-game slide when hosting Cal State Northridge inside Mott Gym on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5:05 p.m. Cal Poly's second televised matchup of the month, Saturday's showdown will be carried live on Fox Sports PRIME Ticket in southern California. Despite featuring four Mustangs in double-digit scoring figures, Cal Poly (11-8, 2-4) fell to 5-4 in Mott Gym this season with a 78-69 loss against Big West Conference-leading Long Beach State (Jan. 19). Cal State Northridge – last among Big West programs in field goal (36.9) and three-point (29.0) percentage – enters Saturday's matchup having dropped three of its last four games, including a 69-61 decision at UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 19).
January 19, 2012 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Falls to Long Beach State, 78-69 Four Cal Poly men's basketball players finished in double-digit scoring figures on Thursday evening but, behind 30 points from senior guard Casper Ware, Long Beach State downed the Mustangs inside Mott Gym, 78-69.
January 18, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Host Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge in PRIME Matchups Prior to embarking on a four-game road trip, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program (11-7, 2-3) hosts Big West Conference-leading Long Beach State (12-6, 5-0) on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. before welcoming Cal State Northridge (5-10, 2-3) into Mott Gym on Saturday, Jan. 21 for a 5:05 p.m. matchup that will be televised live on FOX PRIME Ticket. Winners of eight of the previous nine contests – including a 55-50 decision against Cal Poly (Jan. 5) – Long Beach State leads all Big West programs in rebounds per game (38.9) and ranks second in field goal percentage (46.6). Winners of just two of the previous six games, Cal State Northridge ranks last among Big West programs in field goal (37.2) and three-point (29.9) percentage.
January 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Comeback Falls Short at UC Riverside Senior point guard Amaurys Fermin notched a game-high 13 points and sophomore forward Chris Eversley scored 11, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s attempts to overturn a 15-point deficit midway through the second half came up short as the Mustangs ultimately dropped a 60-53 decision against UC Riverside inside the Student Recreation Center on Saturday evening.
January 13, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Cap Road Trip with Saturday Showdown at UC Riverside The Cal Poly men's basketball program completes a two-game road swing when facing UC Riverside inside the Student Reaction Center on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. The Mustangs (11-6, 2-2), facing five road matchups during their upcoming seven games, earned their first Big West Conference road victory of the year with a 66-50 dismantling of UC Irvine (see below) on Jan. 12. The victory, also Cal Poly's 100th as a Big West member, marked the 15th time in 17 games this year that the Mustangs had outrebounded their opponent (43-34). Cal Poly's Saturday opponent, UC Riverside (9-8, 3-1) slid into second place in the Big West standings on Thursday evening after dealing UC Santa Barbara (7-6, 2-1) a 79-70 overtime defeat.
January 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball Taylor and Hanson Lift Mustang Men’s Basketball to Historic Victory Senior forward Will Taylor scored a game-high 16 points and senior forward David Hanson finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds to post his third double-double in six games as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program earned its first Big West Conference road victory of the season with a 66-50 triumph against UC Irvine inside the Bren Center on Thursday evening.
January 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Hits the Road to Face UC Irvine and UC Riverside The Cal Poly men’s basketball team goes in search of its first Big West road victory of the season and the program’s 100th win as a member of the conference when visiting UC Irvine inside the Bren Center on Thursday, Jan. 12 and UC Riverside inside the Student Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 14. Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. for the Mustangs (10-6, 1-2), who registered a 5-3 road conference record a year ago. Winners of four of the previous five games, UC Irvine (6-10, 3-1) – in terms of player experience – ranks as one of the youngest sides in Division I, with seven freshman and no seniors. UC Riverside (8-8, 2-1), ranked second among Big West programs in opponent points per game (62.5) and opponent field goal percentage (40.3), hosts UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 12 before welcoming Cal Poly on Saturday evening.
January 7, 2012 | Men's Basketball Eversley Powers Cal Poly Men's Basketball Past Cal State Fullerton, 73-67 Sophomore forward Chris Eversley came off the bench to produce career highs of 18 points and nine rebounds as Cal Poly earned its first Big West Conference men’s basketball victory of the year Saturday night, defeating Cal State Fullerton 73-67 before 2,725 inside Mott Gym.
January 5, 2012 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Pushes Long Beach State to Brink, Falls Late, 55-50 Senior forward Will Taylor finished with a team-leading 16 points and eight rebounds on Thursday evening, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program missed a pair of potential game-tying three-pointers inside the final seven seconds and fell against Long Beach State at the Walter Pyramid, 55-50.
January 4, 2012 | Men's Basketball Men’s Basketball Visits Long Beach State Thursday at 7 p.m. Facing three games during a six-day span, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program seeks its first Big West Conference victory when visiting Long Beach State on Thursday, Jan. 5 inside the Walter Pyramid and hosting Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Jan. 7 inside Mott Gym. Both matchups tip at 7 p.m. Despite opening Big West play with a 58-57 home loss against rival UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 2), the Mustangs (9-5, 0-1) have still prevailed during seven of their previous 10 games. Cal Poly, 4-0 this season following a loss, requires two more conference victories to register the 100th Big West triumph in program history. Selected to capture the Big West title following the results of a preseason media poll, Long Beach State (8-6, 1-0) opened its conference account by dealing UC Irvine a 74-60 defeat (Jan. 2). Cal Fullerton (10-3, 2-0), the Big West leader in points per game (80.1), rebounds per game (39.8), scoring margin (plus-12.4), field goal percentage (49.5) and three-point percentage (39.0), visits UC Santa Barbara on Thursday before facing Cal Poly.
January 2, 2012 | Men's Basketball Three-Pointer Lifts UCSB Men's Basketball Over Cal Poly, 58-57 Senior guard Orlando Johnson hit a three-pointer from the right corner with five seconds to play, lifting UC Santa Barbara to a 58-57 victory over Cal Poly in a Big West Conference men’s basketball opener Monday night before a sellout crowd of 3,032 in Mott Gym and a regional television audience (KSBY).
January 1, 2012 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Opens Big West Action against UC Santa Barbara Off to the best start during the program’s 18-year Division I tenure, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens its 16th season of Big West Conference competition against rival UC Santa Barbara on Monday, Jan. 2 at 7:05 p.m. inside Mott Gym. Televised locally on KSBY-TV for the second-successive season, the matchup serves as the 500th game for Cal Poly at the Division I level. Winners of seven of their last nine games, Cal Poly (9-4) matched the 2001-02 Mustang squad for best start to a Division I campaign with a 67-61 victory against Hope International (Dec. 29). The Mustangs are 6-9 all-time in Big West opening games. Idle for 11 days entering the matchup, UC Santa Barbara (5-5) looks to snap a three-game slide following losses at Washington (Dec. 16), California (Dec. 19) and BYU (Dec. 22).
December 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball Fermin Leads Cal Poly Men's Basketball Past Hope International, 67-61 Senior point guard Amaurys Fermin matched his career high with 17 points to lead Cal Poly to a 67-61 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Hope International on Thursday night before 1,616 in Mott Gym.
December 28, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Completes Big West Preparations on Thursday The Cal Poly men’s basketball program concludes preparations for Big West Conference action by hosting NAIA Hope International inside Mott Gym at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29. The Mustangs (8-4) saw their second three-game winning streak of the year snapped at DePaul (Dec. 21), but can still match the program’s best opening to a season in 18 Division I campaigns with a victory on Thursday against the Royals. Winners of six of the previous eight games, the Mustangs have never previously faced Hope International. Members of the Golden State Athletic Conference, Fullerton-based Hope International improved to 8-1 after defeating Vancouver Island University on Wednesday, 65-55.
December 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball DePaul Outlasts Mustang Men’s Basketball, 63-58 Senior forward David Hanson scored a team-high 13 points and senior forward Will Taylor and senior guard Amaurys Fermin each added 11, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team, which had a chance to send Wednesday’s matchup against DePaul into overtime, instead saw junior guard Dylan Royer miss a three-pointer with seven seconds to play and eventually fell against the Blue Demons inside the Allstate Arena, 63-58.
December 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball Big West’s Cal Poly Meets Big East’s DePaul Wednesday at the Allstate Arena Winners of six of the previous seven games and off to the program's best start in 10 seasons, the Cal Poly men's basketball team completes its second six-day road trip of the year when making the program's debut against DePaul and inside the Allstate Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m. PT. With a 65-46 triumph at Fresno State (Dec. 17), Cal Poly (8-3) kept pace with the 2001-02 Mustang squad for the best start to a season in the program's 18-year Division I tenure. The Mustangs enter Wednesday's matchup ranked fifth among Division I programs in opponent points per game (53.9); conversely, DePaul (8-3) – which furthered its winning streak to four-successive victories by topping Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 81-62 (Dec. 17) – averages 79.2 points per contest.
December 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball Into the Record Book, Hanson Earns Big West Player of the Week Praise After reaching double-digit scoring figures in the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s victories against Menlo College (Dec. 14) and at Fresno State (Dec. 17), becoming the 17th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points and shooting 55.0 (11-for-20) percent from the floor, Mustang junior forward David Hanson was named Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
December 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Travelogue No. 4, Chris Eversley (Chicago) With the Cal Poly men’s basketball team off to its best start in 10 years, sophomore forward Chris Eversley checks in to provide Mustang fans an update ahead of the program’s Wednesday, Dec. 21 matchup at DePaul. Cal Poly, which matched the 2001-02 Mustang squad’s program record for best start at the Division I level with a 65-46 victory at Fresno State on Dec. 17, tips off against DePaul at 5:30 p.m. PT inside the Allstate Arena.
December 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Registers Historic Victory at Fresno State Senior point guard Amaurys Fermin finished with 12 points and senior forward David Hanson (above) – who became the 17th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points – finished with a further 12 as the Cal Poly men's basketball team, off to the program's best start in 10 seasons, produced its first victory against Fresno State in 41 years with a 65-46 triumph inside the Save Mart Center on Saturday evening.
December 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Packs Bags for Fresno State and DePaul Winners of five of the previous six games and off to the program’s best start in 10 seasons, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team enjoys its second six-day road trip of the 2011-12 campaign when visiting Fresno State at the Save Mart Center on Saturday, Dec. 17 (7 p.m.) and DePaul inside the Allstate Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 21 (5:30 p.m. PT). Cal Poly is looking to end a 13-game slide and post its first victory since Feb. 4, 1971 against Fresno State (4-6), a program in the midst of a seven-day break after dropping a 74-70 decision at Oregon (Dec. 10). Conversely, the Mustangs are meeting DePaul for the first time in program history.
December 15, 2011 | Men's Basketball Coach Callero's Corner, Dec. 15 In the second edition of Coach Callero’s Corner, Cal Poly men's basketball head coach Joe Callero gives his thoughts about the holiday season and the program’s upcoming road trip for games at Fresno State (Saturday, Dec. 17) and DePaul (Wednesday, Dec. 21).
December 14, 2011 | Men's Basketball Taylor’s Double-Double Leads Men's Basketball Past Menlo College, 91-58 Senior forward Will Taylor’s career-high 19 points and career-high tying 13 rebounds powered Cal Poly to a 91-58 non-conference men’s basketball victory over visiting Menlo College on Wednesday night in Mott Gym.
December 13, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Looks to Continue Historic Start versus Menlo Off to the program’s best start in 10 seasons and winners of four of the previous five games, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team hosts NAIA Menlo College on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. inside Mott Gym. A 47-40 victory at San Jose State on Dec. 10 allowed Cal Poly (6-3) to match the 2001-02 Mustang squad for the program’s best start in 18 Division I seasons (the 2001-02 Mustangs eventually won nine of their first 12 games). Members of the California Pacific Conference, Menlo fell to 2-9 after dropping an 83-73 decision at Division III UC Santa Cruz on Dec. 10.
December 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball Titchenal Sharp-Shooting Helps Cal Poly Past San Jose State, 47-40 Senior guard Matt Titchenal finished 4-for-4 from three-point range and with a career-high 16 points on Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team solidified its best start to a season in 10 years by downing San Jose State at the Event Center, 47-40.
December 9, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Visits San Jose State for Saturday Showdown Winners of three of the last four contests, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program looks to match its best start at the Division I level and complete a season sweep of San Jose State when visiting the Spartans inside the Event Center on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. A victory will provide Cal Poly (5-3) its best start to any Division I season since the 2001-02 Mustang squad won six of their first nine contests. Behind a career-high 17 points from senior point guard Amaurys Fermin, Cal Poly took round No. 1 from the Spartans (3-5) on Nov. 12 with a 79-52 season-opening victory inside Mott Gym. San Jose State plays at California on Wednesday, Dec. 7 prior to hosting Cal Poly.
December 7, 2011 | Men's Basketball When it Comes to Threes, Dylan Royer Reigns No. 1 in NCAA In sinking his last seven three-point attempts and 11 of the previous 13 dating to Nov. 26, Cal Poly men’s basketball junior guard Dylan Royer – ahead of approximately 4,224 NCAA Division I players – has positioned himself as the top three-point shooter in the nation.
December 3, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Falls to Saint Mary’s, 59-54 Senior forward Rob Jones scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Saint Mary’s to a 59-54 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night before 2,878 in Mott Gym.
December 2, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Looks to Continue Strong Start versus Saint Mary’s Off to the program’s best start since the 2001-02 Mustangs won six of their first eight contests, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team completes a two-game home stand on Saturday, Dec. 3 against Saint Mary’s. Tip time in Mott Gym is scheduled for 7 p.m.
December 1, 2011 | Men's Basketball Men’s Basketball Program Launches 2011-12 Season Promotional Video Featuring interviews with third-year head coach Joe Callero, profiles of each of Cal Poly’s players, a view of California’s scenic central coast, season preview information and a review of the team’s summer tour of Costa Rica, the Mustang men’s basketball program unveiled its 2011-12 season promotional video on Thursday afternoon.
November 30, 2011 | Men's Basketball Royer Sparks Cal Poly Men's Basketball Past Sacramento State, 77-51 Junior guard Dylan Royer came off the bench to tie his career high with five three-pointers and tallied a game-high 15 points to lead Cal Poly to a 77-51 victory over Sacramento State in a non-conference men’s basketball game Wednesday night before 2,247 in Mott Gym.
November 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Welcomes Sacramento State and Saint Mary’s With a bracket championship from the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational in hand, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program returns to the central coast to host Sacramento State (3-2) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Saint Mary’s (4-1) on Saturday, Dec. 3. Both games tip at 7 p.m. inside Mott Gym. After posting a 3-1 mark during the Las Vegas Invitational in what amounted to Cal Poly’s lengthiest road trip of the 2011-12 campaign, the Mustangs are in search of their first three-game winning streak since prevailing in six straight between Jan. 29 and Feb. 16.
November 27, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Travelogue No. 3, Drake U'u (Las Vegas) With a championship trophy from the Las Vegas Invitational making its way back to Mott Gym, junior guard Drake U’u checks in with a review of the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s six-day trip to Las Vegas.
November 26, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fire Past Mississippi Valley State in Las Vegas Invitational Final Junior guard Dylan Royer sank five three-pointers to finish with a career-high 18 points as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program completed play at the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational by draining a season-high 14 threes en route to a 72-55 victory against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday afternoon inside the Orleans Arena.
November 25, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Travelogue No. 2, David Hanson (Las Vegas) On the eve of the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s 2 p.m. Friday matchup versus Morgan State at the Orleans Arena, senior forward David Hanson checks in to provide Mustang fans a review of Cal Poly’s trip to the Las Vegas Invitational and thoughts about Thanksgiving Day.
November 25, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Edges Morgan State at Las Vegas Invitational Senior forward David Hanson finished with a game-high 17 points and the Cal Poly men’s basketball program set season highs for three-pointers (10) and three-point percentage (45.5) as the Mustangs slid past Morgan State on Friday afternoon at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational inside the Orleans Arena, 62-61.
November 24, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Look to Rebound at Las Vegas Invitational The Cal Poly men’s basketball program rolls down The Strip to continue play at the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational when facing Morgan State on Friday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. inside the 7,500-seat Orleans Arena. A victory against Morgan State (0-4) sends Cal Poly (2-2) to a 2 p.m. Saturday matchup against the winner of Friday’s other contest between Tennessee State (1-4) and Mississippi Valley State (0-4); a loss relegates Cal Poly to an 11:30 a.m. showdown against either the Tigers or Delta Devils.
November 24, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Travelogue No. 1, Amaurys Fermin (Las Vegas) Halfway through the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s trip to the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, senior point guard Amaurys Fermin checks in to provide Mustang fans an early season review, memories of the team’s trip to Las Vegas, a recap of Cal Poly’s Tuesday matchup at UNLV and thoughts about Thanksgiving.
November 22, 2011 | Men's Basketball UNLV Outlasts Cal Poly Men's Basketball at Las Vegas Invitational Senior forward David Hanson scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team suffered its first defeat at the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Tuesday evening as the Mustangs fell against UNLV at the Thomas and Mack Center, 75-52.
November 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball Welcome to Fabulous Cal Poly Basketball: Mustangs Head to Las Vegas The Cal Poly men’s basketball program continues action in the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Tuesday, Nov. 22 when visiting UNLV (4-0) inside the Thomas and Mack Center at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs (2-1) then transition to the 7,500-seat Orleans Arena to face Morgan State (0-3) on Friday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. A victory pits the Mustangs against either Tennessee State (1-3) or Mississippi Valley State (0-3) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26; a loss sends the Mustangs to an 11:30 a.m. matchup against either program.
November 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball Coach Callero’s Corner, Nov. 22 In the first edition of Coach Callero’s Corner, Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero provides a brief early-season review before previewing the program’s Tuesday showdown against UNLV at 7:30 p.m. inside the Thomas and Mack Center.
November 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Muscles Past USC, 42-36 Senior forward David Hanson scored a team-high 12 points and sophomore guard Jamal Johnson and senior forward Will Taylor combined to hit six-successive free throws during the final 33 seconds as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opened the 2011 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational by upending USC inside the Galen Center on Saturday afternoon, 42-36.
November 18, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men’s Basketball Program Launches 2011-12 Information Guide The Cal Poly men’s basketball program is pleased to announce the launch of its 2011-12 Information Guide. Designed by Ray Ambler, the full-color, 31-page guide features coaching staff and player profiles and information about the university, campus and Cal Poly Athletics Department.
November 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Returns to USC on Saturday The Cal Poly men’s basketball program (1-1) hits the road for the first time during the 2011-12 campaign when facing USC (1-2) inside the Galen Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.
November 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Falls to Cal State Bakersfield, 60-58 Junior guard Tyrone White hit a three-pointer from the left corner of the key with 10.3 seconds remaining to lift Cal State Bakersfield to a 60-58 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference men’s basketball game Wednesday night inside Mott Gym.
November 15, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Hosts Cal State Bakersfield, Visits USC The Cal Poly men’s basketball program completes a two-game season-opening home stand and makes its debut against the Pac-12 Conference when hosting Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. inside Mott Gym before visiting USC on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. inside the Galen Center. The Mustangs (1-0), who opened the year on Nov. 12 with a 79-52 home demolition of San Jose State, are attempting to start a campaign with successive victories for the first time since winning three straight to open the 1997-98 season. Cal State Bakersfield (0-1) opened its season on Nov. 12 with an 86-62 loss at Oregon State. USC (1-1), which dropped a double-overtime decision against Nebraska on Monday, visits San Diego State on Nov. 17 before welcoming Cal Poly.
November 12, 2011 | Men's Basketball Curtain Drops Saturday on 2011-12 Campaign for Men's Basketball The Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens the 2011-12 campaign and its 18th season of Division I competition by hosting San Jose State on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. inside Mott Gym. The Mustangs, who return four starters and nine letterwinners from a 2010-11 side that finished 15-15 overall and matched single-season school records for highest showing in the Big West standings (second), highest seeding for the conference tournament (second) and total Big West victories (10-6), are 8-9 in season-opening games at the Division I level
November 12, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Runs Past San Jose State in Season Opener, 79-52 Senior guard Amaurys Fermin registered a game-high 17 points in his first appearance as a Mustang while Will Taylor returned from his 2010-11 redshirt season to grab a career-high 13 rebounds as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team opened the regular season inside Mott Gym on Saturday afternoon with a 79-52 pounding of San Jose State.
November 9, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Signs Three to National Letter of Intent Third-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department increased the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s collective height and strengthened the program’s collective depth on Wednesday afternoon with the joint announcement that 6-7 Zachary Allmon (San Luis Obispo, Calif. / Mission College Prep), 6-9 Brian Bennett (Romeoville, Ill. / Plainfield East HS) and 6-8 Josh Hall (Brush Prarie, Wash. / St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy) have each signed a National Letter of Intent in anticipation of joining the Mustangs for the 2012-13 campaign.
November 6, 2011 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Tips Off 2011-12 Schedule with Sunday Exhibition The Cal Poly men’s basketball program, which returns four starters and nine letterwinners from a 2010-11 squad that matched single-season school records for highest showing in the Big West standings (second), highest seeding for the conference tournament (second) and total Big West victories (10-6), will open its 2011-12 home schedule with a 2 p.m. exhibition tuneup against Division II Notre Dame de Namur on Sunday, Nov. 6 inside Mott Gym.
November 6, 2011 | Men's Basketball Strong Second Half Sends Cal Poly to 63-46 Exhibition Victory Senior forward David Hanson led all players with 14 points and senior center Will Donahue added 10 to pace a balanced Mustang attack as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program completed preparations for the 2011-12 regular season with a 63-46 exhibition victory against Division II Notre Dame de Namur inside Mott Gym on Sunday afternoon.
October 22, 2011 | Men's Basketball Gold Tops Green in Annual Men’s Basketball Tuneup Junior guard Drake U’u scored a game-high 23 points and senior forward Will Taylor added 20 and nine rebounds on Saturday to lead the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s Gold squad to an 80-66 victory against the Green side during the team’s annual intrasquad tuneup inside Mott Gym.
October 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Green versus Gold Matchup Set for Saturday Cal Poly men’s basketball fans will receive their first competitive look at the 2011-12 Mustangs on Saturday as the program hosts its annual Green versus Gold matchup inside Mott Gym. Tip time for the intrasquad scrimmage is scheduled for 1 p.m.
October 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men's Basketball Selected Third in Big West Preseason Media Poll A year after matching single-season program records for highest showing in the Big West standings (second), highest seeding for the conference tournament (second) and total Big West victories (10-6), the Cal Poly men’s basketball program was selected for a third-place finish in the Big West Preseason Media Poll on Thursday afternoon.
October 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustang Men's Basketball Adds Two More Television Games to Schedule The Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s burgeoning slate of televised matchups was boosted recently with the announcement that the program’s Jan. 2 Big West Conference curtain raiser against UC Santa Barbara and the March 3 regular season finale against Pacific will both be carried live locally by KSBY-TV.
October 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball Annual Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner Set for Dec. 2 The Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s marquee home matchup for the upcoming season will coincide with one of the program’s marquee off-court events with the Mustangs scheduled to honor the contributions of their history-making 1970-71 predecessors at the second annual Tip-Off Dinner on Friday, Dec. 2 inside the university’s Performing Arts Center. The following evening, Cal Poly hosts Saint Mary’s inside Mott Gym at 7 p.m.
October 14, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Open 2011-12 Season on Saturday Afternoon Highlighted by four returning starters and nine returning letterwinners from a 2010-11 squad that matched single-season school records for highest showing in the Big West standings (second), highest seeding for the conference tournament (second) and total Big West victories (10-6), the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens preparations for the upcoming season with its first official practice on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12 noon inside Mott Gym.
October 4, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Add Two Television Games to 2011-12 Schedule One season after making a program-record five television appearances, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team saw two matchups for the 2011-12 season picked up with the Monday announcement from the Big West Conference office that the program’s Saturday, Jan. 21 contest at Cal State Northridge (5 p.m.) will be shown on PRIME and the Saturday, Feb. 25 Blue-Green Rivalry showdown at UC Santa Barbara (8 p.m.) will air on ESPNU.
September 13, 2011 | Men's Basketball Awich Addition Finalizes Cal Poly’s 2011-12 Roster Third-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero painted the final brushstrokes on the program’s 2011-12 roster recently with the announcement that 6-7 forward Joel Awich (Maplewood Minn./Tartan HS) has joined the Mustangs for the upcoming campaign.
March 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Eliminated from Big West Tournament in Overtime Senior guard Shawn Lewis scored a team-high 18 points and sophomore guard Dylan Royer added a career-high 14 – all during the second half – but the second-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program was eliminated from the 2011 Big West Conference Tournament in overtime during Thursday’s first round by No. 7 UC Riverside, 70-66.
March 5, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall in Regular Season Finale at UC Santa Barbara Junior forward David Hanson registered a team-high 12 points on Saturday evening, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program closed its 2010-11 regular season schedule by suffering a 49-43 defeat versus UC Santa Barbara inside the Thunderdome.
February 26, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Make History in Victory at Cal State Fullerton Junior guard David Hanson registered a game-high 25 points and sophomore guard Dylan Royer scored a career-high 12 as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team solidified the No. 2 seed for the March 10-12 Big West Conference Tournament with a 75-70 triumph versus Cal State Fullerton inside Titan Gym on Saturday evening.
February 24, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall Short at Big West-Leading Long Beach State Sophomore guard Chris O’Brien scored a career-high 16 points and freshman guard Maliik Love added 10, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program, looking to move within a game of Big West Conference-leading Long Beach State, instead dropped a 61-55 decision versus the 49ers on Thursday evening inside Walter Pyramid.
February 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall on Buzzer Beater in Home Finale, 59-56 Senior guard Shawn Lewis registered a game-high 25 points and sunk a three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to square the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s Saturday evening ESPN Sears BracketBuster contest versus Northern Arizona, but Lumberjack guard Cameron Jones converted his only three-pointer in nine attempts as time expired inside Mott Gym to deliver the visitors a 59-56 victory.
February 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball Second-Place Cal Poly Defeats Cal State Northridge, 72-49 Senior guard Shawn Lewis produced his second double-double of the season -- 20 points and 11 rebounds -- as Cal Poly maintained its second-place standing in the Big West Conference with a 72-49 victory over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night before 2,023 in Mott Gym.
February 12, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Maintains Second-Place Standing With 56-40 Victory Senior guard Shawn Lewis scored 17 points as Cal Poly held its fifth opponent under 50 points, defeating UC Riverside 56-40 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before 2,519 in Mott Gym.
February 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Stay in Second with 80-71 Victory at UC Irvine Senior guard Shawn Lewis registered a season-high 25 points and junior center Will Donahue pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four games – the program’s lengthiest stretch in as many seasons – with an 80-71 triumph against UC Irvine on Thursday evening at the Bren Center.
February 5, 2011 | Men's Basketball Double-Double by Lewis Sparks Cal Poly to Win over Pacific Senior guard Shawn Lewis, who missed his first double-double of the season by two rebounds Thursday night, responded with a career-high 15 boards to go with 15 points as Cal Poly defeated Pacific 58-39 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before 2,021 in Mott Gym.
February 3, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Moves Into Second Place in Big West With 65-56 Victory Senior guard Shawn Lewis scored 23 points as Cal Poly defeated UC Davis 65-56 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night before 2,262 in Mott Gym.
January 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball Hanson's Highlight Effort Lifts Cal Poly Past Cal State Bakersfield Junior forward David Hanson recorded a career-high 29 points and senior guard Shawn Lewis added 20 – all during the final 10 minutes – as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team dealt Cal State Bakersfield a 77-61 non-conference defeat inside Rabobank Arena on Saturday evening.
January 27, 2011 | Men's Basketball Buzzer Shot Lifts UCSB Over Cal Poly, 71-70 Junior forward James Nunnally drove down the right side of the lane and banked home a running 10-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift UC Santa Barbara to a 71-70 victory over Cal Poly in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night before 2,922 in Mott Gym.
January 22, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall at Cal State Northridge, 80-65 Senior guard Shawn Lewis led all scorers with a season-high 24 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team, attempting to match the best start to any Big West Conference campaign in program history, suffered an 80-65 defeat against Cal State Northridge on Saturday afternoon at the Matadome.
January 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Rally to Defeat UC Riverside, 65-60 Junior forward David Hanson led all scorers with 21 points, freshman guard Jamal Johnson added 11 and junior guard Matt Titchenal registered a career-high nine as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team, fueled by a season-best 12 three-pointers, overcame a 10-point deficit late in the first half to triumph versus UC Riverside on Thursday evening at the Student Recreation Center, 65-60.
January 15, 2011 | Men's Basketball UC Irvine Snaps Cal Poly's Three-Game Win Streak, 65-53 Senior guard Darren Moore made all of his 11 free throws en route to game-high scoring honors with 25 points as UC Irvine defeated Cal Poly 65-53 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before 2,747 in Mott Gym.
January 13, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Rallies to Beat Cal State Fullerton, 58-54 Junior forward David Hanson scored 25 points and hit a three-pointer to give Cal Poly the lead for good with 1:28 to play as the Mustangs rallied to beat Cal State Fullerton 58-54 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night before 2,334 in Mott Gym.
January 8, 2011 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Stifle UC Davis in 48-43 Triumph Senior guard Shawn Lewis registered a team-high 11 points and helped the Cal Poly men’s basketball team preserve victory by forcing a UC Davis turnover with 12 seconds to play and junior center Will Donahue recorded 10 points and a game-best 12 rebounds on Saturday evening as the Mustangs triumphed at UC Davis, 48-43.
January 6, 2011 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Triumphs at Pacific to Collect First Big West Win Senior guard Shawn Lewis recorded a team-best 11 points to become the 16th player in program history to reach 1,000 during a career and junior forward David Hanson, whose layup with four minutes to play ensured the Cal Poly men’s basketball program the lead for certain on Thursday night, added nine as the Mustangs earned their initial Big West Conference victory of the season with a 43-39 triumph against Pacific at the Spanos Center.
December 30, 2010 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Falls to Long Beach State, 69-53 Junior forward T.J. Robinson scored 22 points as Long Beach State scored a 69-53 victory over Cal Poly in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night before 2,631 in Mott Gym.
December 21, 2010 | Men's Basketball Hanson's Highlight Night Helps Cal Poly past Pepperdine Junior forward David Hanson registered a career-high 28 points and senior guard Shawn Lewis added 19 as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program completed its pre-Big West Conference slate with a 70-64 victory versus Pepperdine on Tuesday evening at Firestone Fieldhouse.
December 18, 2010 | Men's Basketball California Fends Off Late Cal Poly Rally Senior guard Shawn Lewis led all players with 16 points and junior forward Will Donahue grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team, after drawing level versus California with three-and-a-half minutes remaining on Saturday afternoon, yielded 12 of the final 14 points and fell at Haas Pavilion, 51-41.
December 13, 2010 | Men's Basketball Mustang Upset Bid Falls Short at No. 10/11 San Diego State Senior guard Shawn Lewis registered a team-high 14 points and junior forward David Hanson compiled 12, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team – facing its highest-ranked opponent in program history – twice closed double-digit deficits, but saw an upset attempt of No. 10 San Diego State fall short during a 51-45 loss at Viejas Arena on Monday evening.
December 11, 2010 | Men's Basketball UCLA Holds off Cal Poly Attack as Mustangs Fall, 72-61 Junior forward David Hanson scored a team-high 18 points and senior guard Shawn Lewis added 13, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s attempt to a close a 17-point deficit during the second half fell short on Saturday evening during the program’s first matchup against UCLA in 55 years as the Mustangs ultimately fell at Pauley Pavilion, 72-61.
December 4, 2010 | Men's Basketball Loyola Marymount Hands Cal Poly 67-48 Defeat Freshman guard Maliik Love led all players with a career-high 16 points and senior guard Shawn Lewis added 13, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opened a five-game road trip on Saturday evening with a 67-48 loss versus Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion.
December 1, 2010 | Men's Basketball Putback by O'Brien at Buzzer Lifts Cal Poly Over Hawai'i 54-53 Sophomore guard Chris O’Brien’s putback at the buzzer lifted Cal Poly to a 54-53 victory over Hawai’i in a non-conference men’s basketball game Wednesday night before 1,509 in Mott Gym.
November 27, 2010 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Edged at Sacramento State, 71-67 Junior forward David Hanson registered a team-best 23 points and sophomore guard Chris O’Brien totaled a collegiate-best 12, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team yielded a 59.5 percent field goal figure to Sacramento State on Saturday evening and dropped a 71-67 decision at the Nest.
November 24, 2010 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Holds off Late Loyola Marymount Run for 55-48 Victory Senior guard Shawn Lewis finished with a team-high 11 points and sophomore guards Chris O’Brien and Drake U’u each scored 10 points – their personal highs in a Cal Poly men’s basketball uniform – as the Mustangs posted their first home victory of the 2010-11 campaign with a 55-48 triumph against Loyola Marymount on Wednesday evening inside Mott Gym.
November 21, 2010 | Men's Basketball Montana State Runs Past Cal Poly, 73-57 Junior forward David Hanson scored a team-high 15 points and senior guard Shawn Lewis added 13, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team failed to overcome an early second-half run by Montana State on Sunday evening at Worthington Arena and ultimately dropped a 73-57 decision against the Bobcats.
November 18, 2010 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Fall to Cal State Monterey Bay in Home Opener, 50-47 Junior center Will Donahue registered 17 points and 10 rebounds to post his second double-double in as many regular season games and junior forward David Hanson added 18 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team was held to a 29.6 percent field goal mark and zero points during the final six minutes, 35 seconds of action by Cal State Monterey Bay on Thursday evening in suffering a 50-47 defeat inside Mott Gym.
November 14, 2010 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Triumph in Season Opener at Seattle, 76-60 Junior forward David Hanson notched a team-high 22 points and senior guard Shawn Lewis added 21 as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opened the 2010-11 campaign with a 76-60 triumph against Seattle on Sunday evening at Key Arena.