Men’s basketball

Gator basketball adds five transfers for upcoming season

September 17, 2018 Sports

The SF State men’s basketball team roster will be bolstered with the addition of five transfers for the 2018-19 basketball season, according to head coach Vince Inglima. The 2018-19 edition of the Golden Gators adds guards Jordan Balser, Jiday Ugbaja and Brian Nebo, along with forwards Linton Acliese and Zane Paddon. Balser, a 6-foot-3 guard, ...

Four seniors, one last opportunity

February 26, 2018 Sports

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 basketball seniors. Before the game started, the seniors were escorted ...

Gators fall to the Toros in double overtime

December 3, 2017 Life Sports

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 overtime. A frenzied sequence of events caused this comfortable ...

Faith unites the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

November 15, 2017 Sports

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, FCA has strived to combine two key elements: faith ...

Gators explode to 2-0 record after defeating Dominican

November 11, 2017 Sports

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 a 3-point bomb, inciting confidence in the rest of ...

Men’s basketball looks to capitalize on last season

November 9, 2017 Sports

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 in league play, finishing second and eventually losing in the ...

How Gators get to the swamp

October 10, 2017 Life Sports

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 SF State community. For fall sports, athletes are recruited ...

Inglima steps up as new head coach of Gators men’s basketball

May 9, 2017 Sports

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 Trevor’s right-hand man, Inglima has experienced the growth of ...

Gators head coach says farewell after historic season

April 27, 2017 Sports

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 State athletic department late Wednesday afternoon, triggering a flurry of ...

Gators look to next season despite tough playoff loss

March 10, 2017 Sports

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 42-25 point second half, which allowed CBU to pull ...

All-Conference Gators leading the way in historic season

March 10, 2017 Sports

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 Conference Team members. Junior and senior guards Warren Jackson and ...

Gators hit bump in road to NCAA Championship

March 5, 2017 Sports

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 of the CCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the ...

Gators win pendulum game against Toros

February 18, 2017 Sports

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 neither setting an offensive tone and several missed turnovers ...

Gators guard takes charge

February 15, 2017 Sports

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 Jackson and the two immediately engaged in an emotional hug. ...

The Gators chomp down on Chico State

February 10, 2017 Sports

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 seventh year with the Gators. “It means the world to ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL BOUNCES BACK WITH CRUCIAL WIN

January 24, 2016 Sports

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 points were scored in the paint, and the Gator ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL LOSES HEARTBREAKER IN OVERTIME

January 23, 2016 Sports

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 ended the half trailing 30-37. “I thought we were ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL SUFFERS ROUGH DEFEAT TO TRITONS

January 9, 2016 Sports

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 3-point line. “We we’re open. We got good looks ...

Men’s basketball win streak ends on Purple Out Night

December 5, 2015 Sports

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. The Gators had their first televised game of the year, and their hope of an undefeated season was spoiled ...

SF State Aussie goes up and over to chase his dream

December 1, 2015 Sports

Swapping the crocodiles of Australia for the Gators of SF State has proven to be a good decision for standout forward Damien Rance. The Gators are undefeated through their first five games, but perhaps more important for the freshman economics major is the realization of a basketball dream that began in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. ...

Men’s basketball opens season with overtime victory

November 14, 2015 Sports

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 to be too much for the Pioneers. They were ...

Men’s basketball team hungry for success

November 4, 2015 Sports

After a disappointing 11-15 record last year, the SF State men’s basketball team said it is determined to make a name for itself this season. “I would like to hang a banner,” said head coach Paul Trevor. Trevor said he has high hopes for this year’s team and is confident that it can make a statement. ...

Past and present: The composition of a championship gators team

September 30, 2015 Sports

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 sports information department, see how this semester’s programs stack up ...

Veteran players receive high honors in conference

March 11, 2015 Sports

Despite a 2014-2015 season where the SF State Gators men’s basketball team went below .500 in the win-loss column, seniors Bren Haley and Udun Osakue wrapped up their basketball career with All-California Collegiate Athletic Association awards. Osakue is the second Gator in a row to be given first team honors, following Nefi Perdomo, who received the same honors ...

“Gold Rush” night energizes crowd, key to men’s successful night

February 16, 2015 Sports

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 UC San Diego Tritons. The men’s basketball team was ...

Veteran rebounds from bench to star player

February 10, 2015 Sports

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 knuckles aren’t getting sore. “All I was ever promised ...

Students react to Warriors historical start to 2014-15 season

February 4, 2015 Sports

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 backed by Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut. Coming into the ...