Playing professional basketball is a dream not many have been able to realize or even have gotten a shot at.
Luckily for former SF State basketball player Israel Hakim, he’s been given his chance and is trying to make the most of it.
Hakim is currently playing
While The Swamp is always packed on game nights, the crowd was a little bit different on Saturday, Feb 24. Instead of being filled with SF State students, the majority of the crowd was made up of friends and family members of the four men’s
The SF State men’s basketball team was able to avoid blowing a lead late in the game and instead came away with a hard-earned victory over Sonoma State at The Swamp on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The Gators started the game playing with tenacious defense, holding the
A packed house of fans that were in attendance on Friday night, Feb. 2 cheered on the SF State men’s basketball team as they faced off against Cal State San Marcos during the fourth annual Spirit Night at The Swamp.
While the Gators put up a
On the second night of a two game homestand, the San Francisco State men’s basketball team lost to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 86-82 in double overtime.
This outcome occurred despite the Gators holding a six point lead with 19 seconds remaining in the first
1,000 fans packed The Swamp Friday night and went home happy after the men’s basketball team beat California State University, Los Angeles 87-78.
The highlight of the game for the Gators was their 49 percent field goal shooting and 50 percent from three point range.
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In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics.
Each week, these athletes meet as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, or FCA. Since its founding in 1954,
The Gators men’s basketball team edged past the UC Dominican Penguins 92-88 at the PAC West/CCAA Challenge tournament, improving their undefeated record of 2-0.
While the Gators did at one point lead by 12, the win didn’t come easy.
Evan Zeller opened up the game with
After losing six seniors and bringing in a new interim coach, San Francisco State’s men’s basketball hopes to emulate last season’s staunch defensive squad.
The team enjoyed a successful, yet unfulfilling, season last year. While finishing 25-6 with a 14-1 home record, they were beaten
The recruitment process to turn an athlete into a Gator athlete isn’t as strenuous as one may think.
At San Francisco State, each sport goes through its own unique recruitment process by means of determining who would be a good fit for the team and the
The Gators on SF State’s men’s basketball team had their best season in over seven decades last year, yet did not achieve everything they set out to.
This does not mean the team is not doing everything they can to build off of this success.
Assistant coach Vince Inglima was named interim head coach of the SF State men’s basketball team after Paul Trevor, head coach of seven years, announced his departure to Stanislaus State April 26.
Inglima was hired as Trevor’s lead assistant coach in 2013. During his time as
SF State men's basketball coach Paul Trevor announced that he will not be returning for his eighth season coaching the Gators, signing instead with Stanislaus State University as co-head men's basketball coach.
Trevor's announcement came in the form of a press release from the SF
LA JOLLA -- SF State’s men’s basketball team saw their historic season come to an end Friday night with a loss to #13 ranked California Baptist University, 71-50.
After keeping the game close in the first half, the Gators were on the wrong side of a
Anyone who’s seen an SF State men’s basketball game at Don Nasser Family Plaza this season has most likely noticed a lot of raucous, energized Gators cheering on their fellow student-athletes from behind the baseline.
Some of the most energetic of those in the student-athlete
Although they fell short in the CCAA championship game against University of California, San Diego Saturday night, the Gators are having an extraordinary season. This point was highlighted this weekend when four players of this year’s men’s basketball team were named to the CCAA All
SF State men’s basketball hit a bump in their road to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball West Regional, but they still have a shot in the game.
The Gators faced-off against number 1 seeded University of California, San Diego Tritons in the championship game
The SF State Gators continued to make their mark in the CCAA Championships with another win against Sonoma State University, Friday night at The Sports Center in San Marcos, California.
On December 9, 2016 the SF State Gators men’s basketball team squeaked out a 65-63 win
SF State men’s basketball held on to their winning streak, conquering Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 78-68 Friday night.
The packed house at the Swamp witnessed a tense game that saw multiple lead changes and random swings of momentum.
Both teams started the game sluggish with
Junior guard Warren Jackson stood near half-court with an ear-to-ear smile on his face. The buzzer had just sounded on a thrilling overtime win against California State University Stanislaus.
Gators head coach Paul Trevor turned from shaking hands with the Stanislaus coach when he saw
Last weekend proved memorable for sports, both nationally and locally. Super Bowl LI broke at least 30 records, including being the first Super Bowl in history to go into overtime, and SF State men’s basketball head coach Paul Trevor had his 100th career win in his
SF State beat the California State University Monterey Bay Otters for the second time this season with an up-tempo offense and defensive intensity, the final score being 85-78.
The 85 points are the most the Gators have scored in a game this season. Forty of the
SF State battled in a hard-nosed game against the California State University East Bay Pioneers, but ultimately came up short in a 75-77 overtime loss.
The Gators started the game strong and jumped out to an early 17-7 lead. The lead slipped away, and the Gators
SF State (7-5) fell to 1-5 in conference games after suffering a 73-48 loss to University of California, San Diego (11-2). The 25 point differential is the Gators biggest loss of the season.
The Gators shot 27 percent from the field and 24 percent from the
It was a packed house at the Swamp Gymnasium, and the purple-clad home crowd chanted “Let’s go Gators!” and “San Francisco,” but that wasn’t enough for the SF State men's basketball team to retain their unblemished 5-0 record.
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="374"] SF State Gators forward Damien Rance (44) shoots a free throw in a game against the Holy Names Hawks at The Swamp Gymnasium Tuesday, Nov. 24. (David Henry/Xpress)[/caption]
Swapping the crocodiles of Australia for the Gators of SF State has proven to
SF State let their 10 points lead slip away early in the second half against Pacific Union, but the Gators were unwilling to leave their opening night with a loss and pulled out a 67-63 overtime victory, Saturday.
After a strong first half, the Gators looked
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="640"] Israel Hakim (15) attempts to make a lay up guarded by Derrick Brown (22) and Justice Howard (3) during the SF State Men's Basketball practice Monday, Nov. 2 2015. ( Angelica Ekeke / Xpress)[/caption]
After a disappointing 11-15 record last year, the
Four teams in SF State history hold the honor of being the University's most successful squads ever assembled. While each group had a unique approach to collecting championships, the teams share certain traits that contributed to their accomplishments. Based off data compiled from the SF State
[caption id="attachment_63976" align="alignright" width="600"] SF State Gators player Udun Osakue ,#21, dribbles past the San Bernardino Coyotes defenseman Gilbert Parga ,#1, during a game at the Gators home on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (Sara Gobets / Xpress)[/caption]
Despite a 2014-2015 season where the SF State Gators
It was a back-and-forth Saturday night battle at The Swamp for SF State’s men’s basketball squad who fell short to Chico State Wildcats 65-57.
The night kicked off with the Gators recognizing seniors Bren Haley, Sam Colmenero and Udun Osakue, who walked on the court with
Hundreds of SF State students and fans waited in line, anxiously awaiting the free t-shirts and pizza for the first 500 attendees.
"Gold Rush" night, the first of its kind, packed The Swamp on Friday night for both the women's and mens's basketball game against the
Before senior point guard Bren Haley steps onto the court, he bends down his 6-foot frame and raps his knuckles three times against the painted hardwood.
In the midst of a breakout season that was never guaranteed to happen for Haley, it’s hard to imagine those
The Golden State Warriors are off to their best start in franchise history with a 38-8 record, placing them in first in the Western Conference. The “Dubs" have used a combination of stellar offense led by all-stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and a defense
After a 14-12 season that finished in a disappointing loss to Chico State in the playoffs last year, SF State’s men’s basketball team looks to build off last season.
Led by fifth year head coach Paul Trevor, the Gators are off to a great 8-8 start
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] A basketball lies in the gym at SF State as the men's basketball team prepares to begin its season Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Martin Bustamante / Xpress.[/caption]
After losing seven seniors and with the 2014-2015 season right around the corner, SF State’s