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...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly Takes Big West Tournament Title; Advances to NCAA Tournament

Senior forward and tournament Most Valuable Player 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. Sophomore...
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March 16, 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...
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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

Cal Poly tops Cal State Northridge 62-52

David Nwaba had 16 points and Kyle Odister added 14 as Cal Poly took down Cal State Northridge 62-52 on Thursday night. Cal Poly (7-9, 3-0 Big West Conference) matched its best-ever start in Big West play, closing the game on a 10-2 run. Odister's 3-pointer with 1:57 left gave the Mustangs a 55-50 lead and Nwaba led a 7 for 8 free throw effort for Cal Poly in the last 1:14...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly hits 11 3s, beats UC Santa Barbara 72-64

A string of five 3-pointers by Anthony Silvestri and Taylor Sutlive shot Cal Poly into an early lead they never relinquished, defeating UC Santa Barbara 72-64 on Saturday. Silvestri went 5-for-7 from behind the 3-point line and Sutlive 3-for-4 to finish with 17 points and 11, respectively, for the Mustangs (6-9, 2-0 Big West). Cal Poly drained 11 of 18 3-pointers for 61 percent...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Eversley, Cal Poly cruise past Hawaii 77-65

Chris Eversley had 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists as Cal Poly raced past Hawaii 77-65 in a Big West Conference opener for both teams Thursday night. The Mustangs (5-9, 1-0) jumped out to an early 21-6 lead as Kyle Odister hit two 3-pointers and added a layup. Hawaii (11-4, 0-1) closed the first half on a 12-3 run sparked by 3-pointers from Brandon Spearman and Garret...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly beats CS Dominguez Hills

David Nwaba scored a career-high 22 points Saturday night and Cal Poly rolled over Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills 85-49. Pierson Williams opened the game with a 3-pointer and CSUDH (4-5) never saw the lead again. Chris Eversley's layup at 18:26 gave Cal Poly (4-5) a 4-3 lead and the Mustangs pulled away with runs of 9-0 and 10-0 for a 42-22 halftime advantage. Nwaba...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly shuts down North Dakota 70-43

Brian Bennett scored a season-high 16 points as Cal-Poly held North Dakota to 23.4 percent shooting from the field and won 70-43 on Friday night. The Mustangs (2-3) went on a 19-0 run in the first half to lead 30-7, and continued to pull away. UND (2-2) scored just 19 points in the first 20 minutes, after a 10-1 rally right before the break cut the larger deficit. Cal-Poly held...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly rolls over Bethesda 78-39

David Nwaba scored a career-high 14 points, leading a balanced Cal Poly offense in a 78-39 win over Bethesda on Saturday night. Cal Poly (1-3) took a 12-10 lead on a dunk by Chris Eversley midway through the first half, sparking a 24-8 run to finish the opening period. The Mustangs continued to roll in the second half, opening with a 16-4 run, and led comfortably by double digits...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 81, CS Northridge 61

Dylan Royer and Chris Eversley scored 23 points apiece and Cal Poly got its first road win over Cal State Northridge in six years, defeating the Matadors 81-61 Thursday night. Royer made 7 of 8 3-point attempts and Eversley was 3 for 3 as the Mustangs (14-12, 9-6 Big West) converted 12 of 15 shots beyond the arc and shot 58 percent overall. Jamal Johnson added nine assists for...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 68, UC Davis 53

Dylan Royer scored a career-high 20 points and hit six 3-pointers, helping Cal Poly defeat UC Davis 68-53 Saturday night. Royer was 6 for 11 from beyond the arc for the Mustangs (11-11, 7-5 Big West), who were 10 for 24 overall on 3-point attempts and earned a split in the season series with UC Davis (9-13, 5-6). Reese Morgan added 12 points and eight rebounds. Ryan Sypkens nearly...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 67, Pacific 62

Chris Eversley scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead Cal Poly to a 67-62 victory over Pacific. Kyle Odister scored 14 points off the bench and Brian Bennett matched Eversley with 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (10-11, 6-5 Big West). Cal Poly is 8-1 at home and 2-10 on the road, though one of the road wins came at UCLA. Travis Fulton, with 19 points, was...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 75, CS Northridge 64

Chris Eversley scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season to lead Cal Poly in a 75-64 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night. Cal Poly (9-9, 5-3 Big West) found itself trailing 49-47 with 13:04 remaining in the game after Josh Greene made a lay-up to break the tie but the Mustangs took over from there, going on a...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal-Poly player gets shoe print on his face

Cal-Poly Mustangs junior guard Jamal Johnson had his face accidentally stepped on by teammate Reese Morgan as they were both chasing a loose ball during Friday's basketball practice. Johnson was not seriously injured, but the bottom of Morgan's sneaker managed to leave an imprint on the right side of Johnson's face. The imprint may only last a couple of days, but...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 79, Long Beach St. 73

Dylan Royer scored 17 points, leading four players in double figures, to help Cal Poly beat Long Beach State 79-73 Thursday night. Royer was 5 of 8 from 3 point range. Redshirt freshman guard Reese Morgan had a career-high 16 points for the Mustangs (6-6, 2-0 Big West). Kyle Odister had 12 points, and Brian Bennett added 11. Chris Eversley had eight rebounds, and Jamal Johnson had...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 60, E. New Mexico 57

Chris Eversley scored 14 points and Cal Poly held off Eastern New Mexico 60-57 Friday night. Brian Bennett had 11 points and Kyle Odister scored 10 for the Mustangs (4-4), who struggled to put away the Division II Greyhounds. The Mustangs led by as many as six points down the stretch. Rafael Love made two free throws to cut Cal Poly's lead to 58-57 with a minute to play, but...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 89, Menlo 43

Dylan Royer and Chris Eversley scored 15 points each to lead Cal Poly to an 89-43 win against Menlo College on Saturday night. Brian Bennett added 14 points and Kyle Odister 10 for the Mustangs (3-3), who shot 57.4 percent (31 of 54) from the floor and made 10 of 17 3-point attempts. ChaRunn Jones scored 15 points for Menlo (2-8), a NAIA school in Atherton, Calif. Odister'...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's (Cal) 86, Cal Poly 68

Brad Waldow scored 17 points, leading five St. Mary's players in double digits, and the Gaels beat Cal Poly 86-68 Saturday night. Waldow was 8 of 9 from the field. Matthew Dellavedova had 13 points, nine assists. Matt Hodgson had a career-high 13 points and Jorden Page added 12. Mitchell Young scored nine of his 11 points in the first half for the Gaels (5-2). Beau Levesque...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Poly upsets No. 11 UCLA

Dylan Royer scored 18 points and Kyle Odister came off the bench and added 15 points, including the game-winning free throws and Cal Poly upset No. 11 UCLA 70-68 on Sunday. Chris Eversley had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (2-2), who erased an 18-point deficit in the second half and earned their first win against UCLA in six tries. Down 51-33, Cal Poly went on a 34...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins blow second-half lead vs. Cal Poly

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dylan Royer scored 18 points and Kyle Odister came off the bench and added 15 points, including the game-winning free throws and Cal Poly upset No. 11 UCLA 70-68 on Sunday. Chris Eversley had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (2-2), who erased an 18-point deficit in the second half and earned their first win against UCLA in six tries. Down 51-33, Cal...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 66, UC Riverside 54

Amaurys Fermin scored 16 points and Cal Poly outscored UC Riverside 22-5 to start the second half en route to a 66-54 victory Thursday night in the opening round of the Big West tournament. The fourth-seeded Mustangs (18-14) advance to the semifinals Friday against No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara. Cal Poly was swept by the Gauchos during the regular season. David Hanson added 12 points...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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