Following a season in which the Chapman University mens basketball team won more games than any Panthers squad in nearly 50 years, head coach Mike Bokosky was honored as the Association of Division III Independents Mens Basketball Coach of the Year last month.
The Chapman University mens basketball team swept through the Division III Independents West Region Postseason Tournament for its fourth consecutive championship, concluding the regular season on a 10-game winning streak and setting a new school (Division III) record for wins this weekend.
A big second half propelled the Chapman University mens basketball team to a 78-62 victory over visiting West Coast Baptist College on Tuesday night at the Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers opened the half with a 19-3 run and shot over 57 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes to pull away and finish the regular season a perfect 6-0 at home.
For much of the second half, the Chapman University mens basketball team trailed Hope International University, but with five minutes remaining, the Panthers regained the lead and held on for a 68-61 win Thursday night at the Hutton Sports Center.
Facing one-win La Sierra University, the Chapman University mens basketball team overcame a slow start and 37 percent shooting from the field as the Panthers won 73-52 on Thursday night at the Hutton Sports Center. Chapman has now won 10 in a row since dropping back-to-back games early in the season.
The Chapman University mens basketball team shot nearly 70 percent from three-point range and received big production from its starting guards on the way to a 78-70 win over visiting Whittier College at the Hutton Sports Center on Monday night.
Freshman F Ben Ricards basket with 1:12 remaining in overtime gave the Chapman University mens basketball team a one-point lead over Cal State East Bay in the consolation championship game of the Lee Fulmer Invitational Tournament at Currier Gym.
From the outset, the Chapman University mens basketball controlled the tempo of the game with its defense en route to a 63-47 victory over the University of La Verne on Friday night at the Hutton Sports Center in the Panthers home opener.