2013-14 Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Chapman athletes recognized on SCIAC All-Academic teams
    July 03, 2014
    Chapman University student-athletes were well-represented during the 2013-14 academic year as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named its All-Academic teams by sport. Leading the way for the Panthers was women’s soccer, which garnered a conference-best 14 honorees.
  • Men's, women's NCAA Tournament life short-lived
    March 07, 2014
    A pair of losses for the Chapman University men’s and women’s basketball teams ended their seasons in the first rounds of their respective NCAA Division III Tournaments on Friday night. The Panther men fell 85-70 to host and No. 16-ranked University of Texas-Dallas in the central time zone preceding a 106-51 loss by the women to host and No. 7-ranked Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. in the nation’s last game of the night.
  • Panther backcourt gets well-deserved All-SCIAC awards
    March 06, 2014
    The NCAA Tournament-bound Chapman University men’s basketball team has felt all year it had one of, if not the, most talented backcourts in the SCIAC. Now the Panthers have some hardware to prove it as junior guards Colin Zavrsnick and Taylor Hamasaki have been named to the All-SCIAC First and Second teams, respectively.
  • Joyce's big weekend garners weekly SCIAC honors
    March 05, 2014
    Chapman University men's basketball player John Joyce has been named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week for the period of Feb. 24-March 2. He becomes the third Panther hoopster to earn the award this season, joining juniors Taylor Hamasaki (twice) and Colin Zavrsnick.
  • Panther men will travel to No. 20 UT-Dallas for first round
    March 03, 2014
    The 2014 NCAA Division III Tournament bracket was announced Monday morning and the Chapman University men's basketball team is heading to Texas this weekend. The Panthers will face off in a first-round regional matchup against No. 20 University of Texas at Dallas on Friday night.
  • Men's hoops wins SCIAC tourney, gains berth into NCAA playoffs
    March 01, 2014
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team defeated visiting Cal Lutheran University 79-51 at the Hutton Sports Center on Saturday night to win the SCIAC Postseason Tournament championship and advance to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the third time in five years.
  • Men's hoops advances on the road, will host SCIAC title game Saturday
    February 28, 2014
    The No. 3 seed Chapman University men's basketball team pulled off a SCIAC Postseason Tournament upset on the road, eliminating host and No. 2 seed Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 69-54 at the Voelkel Gymnasium on Friday night in the tournament semifinal game.
  • Postseason basketball on the horizon for both men and women
    February 24, 2014
    Lengthy winning streaks have catapulted the Chapman University men’s and women’s basketball teams into the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, marking the first time both programs have reached the tourney in the school’s second year as a member of the conference.
  • Panthers clinch playoff spot with 89-69 win over Caltech
    February 19, 2014
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team earned its fourth straight win on Wednesday night, clinching its first-ever SCIAC Postseason Tournament berth with a 89-69 win over Caltech at the Hutton Sports Center. With just one regular season game remaining, the ‘Senior Night’ victory confirmed the Panthers will finish the season with a winning overall and conference record.
  • Panthers inch closer to playoff berth with upset of Sagehens
    February 15, 2014
    Narrowing in on its first-ever SCIAC playoff berth, the Chapman University men’s basketball team defeated Pomona-Pitzer, 55-49 at the Hutton Sports Center on Saturday night. The Panthers’ third straight victory over the second-ranked team in the conference sent a message to the rest of the SCIAC while avenging a double-overtime loss at the hands of the Sagehens in January.
  • Oregel, Zavrsnick earn SCIAC Players of the Week
    February 05, 2014
    For the second time this school year, a Chapman University duo has swept the week’s SCIAC Player of the Week awards as junior softball player Cassie Oregel and junior men’s basketball player Colin Zavrsnick have been named Female and Male Players of the Week by the conference for the period from Jan. 27 – Feb. 2.
  • Hot-handed Bulldogs outshoot Panthers, 90-83
    February 01, 2014
    In a crucial late-season battle, the Chapman University men’s basketball team had no answer for the hot shooting Redlands Bulldogs, dropping a 90-83 decision at the Hutton Sports Center on Saturday. The loss marked the third straight for the Panthers on their home court as they fall below .500 in conference play with five games remaining in the regular season.
  • First-place Claremont defeats Chapman in last-second thriller
    January 29, 2014
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team gave first-place Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges all it could handle on Wednesday night, but eventually fell to the visiting Stags 66-65 in a SCIAC matchup at the Hutton Sports Center. Claremont remains unbeaten in conference play, while the Panthers fell into fourth place with the loss.
  • Career-best from Zavrsnick can't save Chapman from OT loss
    January 18, 2014
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker to visiting Occidental College on Saturday night, losing in overtime 99-94 in a SCIAC matchup at the Hutton Sports Center. After the Panthers rallied in the second half to tie the game and force overtime, Oxy took charge in the extra period to win by five and snap its own four-game conference losing streak.
  • Losing skid snapped as Panthers ward off late Leopards rally
    January 15, 2014
    Visiting University of La Verne nearly overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 1:16 of the game, but the Chapman University men’s basketball team held on for a 65-64 victory at the Hutton Sports Center on Wednesday night.
  • Hamasaki earns second straight SCIAC Athlete of the Week award
    January 07, 2014
    For the second straight week, Chapman University men's basketball player Taylor Hamasaki has been named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week for the period of Dec. 31-Jan. 6. He becomes the second Panther to earn the award multiple times this season, joining Chapman volleyball player Val Geiger.
  • Panthers' streak snapped with NYE loss to Ohio Northern
    December 31, 2013
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team found little reason to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, seeing its five-game winning streak snapped with an 86-82 loss to visiting Ohio Northern University on Tuesday evening.
  • Takaoka, Hamasaki earn SCIAC Players of the Week
    December 31, 2013
    Chapman University swept this week's SCIAC Player of the Week awards as senior women's basketball player Kimi Takaoka and junior men's basketball player Taylor Hamasaki have been named Male and Female Players of the Week by the conference for the two-week holiday period from Dec. 16-30.
  • Hamasaki sparks Panthers' second-half rally past Cornell
    December 29, 2013
    Junior G Taylor Hamasaki scored 18 of his career-high 31 points in the second half as the Chapman University men’s basketball team rallied from behind to defeat the Cornell University Rams, 83-73. Sunday’s victory at the Hutton Sports Center marked the Panthers’ fifth straight win, matching their longest winning streak since the 2011-12 season.
  • Panthers keep rolling with fourth straight win
    December 22, 2013
    In its final game before a brief holiday break, the Chapman University men’s basketball team withstood several second-half surges by Pacific Lutheran to earn a 75-64 win at the Hutton Sports Center on Sunday. The victory marked the fourth straight win for the Panthers, their longest since January 16-26 of last season.
  • Hot second-half shooting leads Panthers past UC Santa Cruz
    December 21, 2013
    After a tough first-half battle, the Chapman University men’s basketball team put on an impressive shooting clinic, hitting 68.4 percent of their second-half shots (13-of-19) to defeat UC Santa Cruz, 80-71 at the Hutton Sports Center on Saturday. The Panther victory marked their third straight, improving their season mark to 6-3.
  • Hamasaki, Zavrsnick lead Chapman over Whittier
    December 16, 2013
    Just one game after the Chapman University men’s basketball team set season-highs in shooting and points, the Panthers were even better on Monday. Chapman returned to SCIAC play with a win over visiting Whittier College 91-77 at Hutton Center, doing it with red-hot accuracy shooting 63.6 percent from the field.
  • Carefree Panthers cruise past West Coast Baptist
    December 13, 2013
    Free of the anxiety that came with final exams this week, the Chapman University men’s basketball team looked carefree on Friday night as the Panthers disposed of visiting West Coast Baptist College 90-65 at the Hutton Center in a non-conference matchup.
  • Panthers come up short in second half against Cal Lu
    December 07, 2013
    In its first of seven straight home games, the Chapman University men’s basketball team lost a tough battle to Cal Lutheran, 84-81 on Saturday night at the Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers and Kingsmen exchanged leads 24 times, but Cal Lu shot 66.7 percent in the second half to hold on for the win.
  • Strong first half paces Arizona Christian over Panthers
    November 26, 2013
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season on Tuesday night, falling to visiting Arizona Christian University 71-59 at the Hutton Center. The Firestorm built a 23-point halftime lead and then withstood a fierce Panther second-half comeback to remain unbeaten this season.
  • Guards lead the way in Panthers' 87-63 rout of Menlo
    November 22, 2013
    All three starting guards scored in double-digits for the Chapman University men’s basketball team as they topped the Menlo College Oaks, 87-63 on Friday night at the Hutton Sports Center. The victory improved the Panthers’ record to 2-1 and marks their second win of 20 points or more.
  • Panthers cruise to 71-50 win over La Sierra in season-opener
    November 16, 2013
    A strong defensive effort led the Chapman University men’s basketball team to a 71-50 win over La Sierra University on Saturday night at the Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers limited the Golden Eagles to 30 percent shooting (15-for-50) on the night while knocking down 46.6 percent (27-for-58) of their own jumpers en route to the season-opening win.
  • 'Seasoned' lineup looks to boost men's hoops in Saturday's opener
    November 15, 2013
    For the first time in a long time, the Chapman University men’s basketball team will open the season as the hunters, not the hunted. The target that accompanied back-to-back playoff appearances (2009-10 and ’10-11) and perennial 20-win seasons dissipated during the Panthers’ first season in the SCIAC last year.