UC Irvine routs Cal Poly 84-64 in Big West tourney quarters

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Luke Nelson scored a career-high 36 points and UC Irvine routed Cal Poly 84-64 Thursday night in a Big West Conference tournament quarterfinal. The second-seeded Anteaters (25-8) matched a school record with 25 wins and moves on to Friday's semifinal. Nelson made six 3-pointers, was 11 of 15 from the field and made all eight of his free-throw attempts. Alex...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

CS Northridge slips past Cal Poly in OT, 75-71

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Kendall Smith, Aaron Parks and Micheal Warren each hit a pair of free throws in the final minute and Cal State Northridge held off Cal Poly 75-71 in overtime Saturday night. Warren scored on a layup with 3:14 left in regulation to give the Matadors a 59-53 lead, but Josh Martin drained a 3-pointer to halve the lead and Joel Awich dunked to get the...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Morgan scores 17 points, Cal Poly beats CS Fullerton 83-75

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Reese Morgan scored 17 points, shooting 11 of 12 from the line, and Cal Poly beat Cal State Fullerton 83-75 on Saturday. Cal Poly (8-10, 2-3 Big West) hit 10 of 24 from beyond the arc. David Nwaba and Luke Meikle scored 13 points apiece, while Ridge Shipley hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points. The Mustangs blocked seven shots, led by Nwaba with...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 20 Texas A&M beats Cal Poly 82-63

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Freshman Tyler Davis matched his season high with 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and No. 20 Texas A&M beat Cal Poly 82-63 on Tuesday night. The Aggies (10-2) led by as many as 22 points, with the Mustangs never getting closer than nine points in the second half. Senior Joel Awich, who entered the game leading Cal Poly (6-7) in scoring at 11.7 points...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nwaba leads attack, Cal Poly beats UT-San Antonio 88-73

SAN ANTONIO (AP) David Nwaba scored 12 points with six rebounds and five assists to lead Cal Poly's balanced attack and the Mustangs beat Texas-San Antonio 88-73 Tuesday night. Luke Meikle, Reese Morgan and Josh Martin all scored 12 points for Cal Poly (6-6). Taylor Sutlive and Joel Awich had 11 points apiece and Brian Bennett added 10 points. The Mustangs had 23 assists on 32...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Poly cruises past NAIA Antelope Valley 85-55

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Joel Awich and Brian Bennett scored 14 points apiece to help Cal Poly beat NAIA Antelope Valley 85-55 Saturday night. Awich added eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Bennett made 6 of 8 field goals. Luke Meikle scored 13, Ridge Shipley had 12 points and Reese Morgan added 10 for Cal Poly (4-2). Awich had a layup and a dunk to spark a 17-2 run that...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Poly upends UMBC 78-65

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Joel Awich scored 18 points, Ridge Shipley added 15 on five 3-pointers, and Cal Poly beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 78-65 on Sunday. Taylor Sutlive added 11 points and David Nwaba contributed a career-high eight assists. The Mustangs (3-2) used 20 assists in scoring 29 field goals on 50 percent shooting and shot 56 percent from long distance...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgan scores 21 as Cal Poly rolls past CS Fullerton 65-54

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Reese Morgan hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cal Poly to a 65-54 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night. Tied at 27 early in the second half, Cal Poly used a 20-8 run to build a 47-35 lead with 8:48 left. The Mustangs cruised from there, leading by 20 points with 3:03 left. Morgan scored 15 points in the second half and...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Poly clips CS Northridge, 70-63

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Ridge Shipley scored a career-high 26 points on a career-high eight total field goals to help lead Cal Poly to a 70-63 victory over Cal-State Northridge on Thursday night. Reese Morgan added 16 points and Joel Awich finished with 15 for the Mustangs (11-11, 4-6 Big West), who hit 45.7 percent from the field, held Cal-State Northridge to 40 percent, and...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii holds off Cal Poly 59-56

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Mike Thomas scored a career-high 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Hawaii held off Cal Poly in the final seconds to win 59-56 on Thursday night. The last 10 minutes of the contest never saw more than a four-point difference. With 4:45 remaining, Negus Webster-Chan's putback and Roderick Bobbitt's layup kept the Rainbow Warriors (16-8, 4-4 Big West) in...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2nd half lifts Cal Poly past UC Riverside, 68-49

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Joel Awich and Michael Bolden hit back-to-back 3-pointers to kick-start the second half as Cal Poly ran away from UC Riverside for a 68-49 Big West Conference victory Saturday night. The Mustangs romped through the second half on a 44-25 run. Cal Poly (10-8, 3-3 Big West) now has won two straight after snapping a three-game skid with a 66-55 win over...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nwaba with 19; Cal Poly beats CS Fullerton 67-55

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) David Nwaba scored 19 points, Joel Awich chipped in 17 and Cal Poly beat Cal State Fullerton 67-55 on Thursday night. Nwaba was 6 of 9 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds. Awich finished on 8-of-16 shooting and had four blocks. Brian Bennett knocked down all five of his field goals on his way to 13 points for Cal Poly (9-8, 2-3 Big West). Cal Poly...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 71, Ind.-Pur.-Ft. Wayne 57

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Michael Bolden made 5 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points in Cal Poly's 71-57 victory over IPFW on Tuesday night. Cal Poly (7-5) never trailed after scoring 13 straight in the opening minutes and held a double-digit lead throughout the second half, leading by as many as 21. IPFW (7-6) rallied to within 11 with 5:39 left but would get no closer...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly comes from behind to beat Northeastern 60-58

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Brian Bennett finished with 19 points and nine rebounds and Reese Morgan made the game-sealing free-throws to lead Cal Poly to a 60-58 victory over Down one with 52 seconds to go, Morgan made a pair of free throws to give Cal Poly its first lead of the game. Northeastern missed on consecutive possessions and the Mustangs held on. The last-minute free throws...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nwaba scores 19, Cal Poly beats San Francisco 78-71

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) David Nwaba scored 19 and hit a key jumper with 1:21 left, helping Cal Poly hold off San Francisco for a 78-71 win on Monday night. Cal Poly (4-4) led from midway through the first half until San Francisco (5-5) pulled in front at 70-69 on Matt Glover's free throws with 2:06 left. Joel Awich's pair of free throws gave the lead back to the Mustangs, and Nwaba and...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly takes out Menlo 72-35

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Brian Bennett hit all seven of his shots and scored 15 points with eight rebounds to lead Cal Poly past NAIA Menlo College 72-35 on Saturday night. Joel Awich added 13 points for Cal Poly (3-3) and Reese Morgan had 11. The Mustangs made just 26 of 66 field goals, including 6 of 24 from 3-point range. The Mustangs held a 51-26 rebounding advantage and...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly pounds Delaware 78-60

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Ridge Shipley scored 21 points, including 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range, to lead Cal Poly to a 78-60 victory over Delaware on Friday night. Brian Bennett added 12 points and David Nwaba finished with 10 points for the Mustangs (2-1), who shot just 39.7 percent from the field but pulled down 16 offensive rebounds while limiting themselves to just...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly out-muscles D II San Francisco St. 65-44

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) David Nwaba and Brian Bennett each scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Cal Poly over Division II San Francisco State 65-44 on Tuesday night. Joel Awich added 10 points and Ridge Shipley dished out six assists for the Mustangs, who finished with 14. San Francisco pulled within eight points, 48-40 with 11:02 to play. The Mustangs answered...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly looking to build on NCAA Tournament season

How could you not fall in love with Cal Poly last March? The team out of a picturesque college town on the central coast pulled off one of those quintessential March upsets when they stormed through the Big West Conference Tournament and won a play-in game, becoming the first Big West team to win an NCAA Tournament game since 2005. Their exuberant head coach, Joe Callero, had to...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Historic run comes to an end for Cal Poly

For a brief moment, the Cal Poly Mustangs were the lovable losers of the Big Dance. They came to Dayton with a losing record and left as winners.  But they couldn't pull off the ultimate upset, as the 16 seed lost to No. 1 seed Wichita State 64-37 Friday afternoon in St. Louis. The Mustangs might have added a loss to that much-talked about losing record, but they aren't necessarily...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wacky press conference caps off wild night for Cal Poly

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As Cal Poly's postgame press conference following their Big West Tournament Championship win wound down Saturday night, the moderator asked if there were anymore questions.  A man wearing a championship t-shirt with a piece of the net sticking out of his championship hat grabbed the microphone and said, "Yeah, I’ll take it." Head coach Joe Callero deadpanned...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly punches ticket to NCAA tourney

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was a quintessential March college basketball game where one shot made all the difference and a Cinderella booked a trip to the Big Dance. Ridge Shipley, a true freshman who played like a seasoned veteran all weekend, drained the go-ahead three with only 13.7 seconds left, securing a championship win for Cal Poly and extending the 7th-seeded Mustangs' improbable...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Eversley, Cal Poly get past UC Riverside 69-64

Chris Eversley scored 22 points to lead Cal Poly past UC Riverside 69-64 on Saturday night. Dave Nwaba and Michael Bolden scored 13 points apiece for Cal Poly (10-16, 6-7 Big West Conference), which remained tied with Cal State Northridge (14-15, 6-7) for fifth place in the BWC. Bolden hit 4 of 5 3-pointers. The Mustangs made just 8 of 29 field goals (28 percent) in the first...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly holds off CS Northridge 62-55

Chris Eversley scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Cal Poly to a 62-55 win over Cal State Northridge on Thursday. Kyle Odister came off the bench to add 14 points for the Mustangs (9-14, 5-5 Big West), who ended a four-game losing streak. Stephen Maxwell had 18 points for Northridge (12-14, 4-7). Stephan Hicks added 12 points, Tre Hale-Edmerson had 10 with 10 rebounds...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly holds on for 58-56 win over CS-Fullerton

Jamal Johnson scored 12 points and Brian Bennett added 10 as Cal Poly edged Cal State-Fullerton for a 58-56 win on Thursday night. Joel Awich hit a 3-pointer to give Cal Poly (8-10, 4-1 Big West) a 58-53 lead with 3:05 remaining, but it turned out to be the last time the Mustangs scored. However, Cal Poly limited the Titans (6-12, 1-3) to just a point in the final 3 1/2 minutes...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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