Michael Ostlund, who was an assistant coach at Saint Martin's between 1997 and 2002, is the new head men's basketball coach at SMU. From 2007-12, Ostlund was the head coach at Snow College.
The two GNAC coaches are among 15 finalists for the 2013 Clarence “Big House” Gaines National Coach of the Year award. The award will be presented Friday at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta.
Despite a furious comeback, Western Washington’s run at a second consecutive national championship came to an end Saturday as the Vikings fell to Drury 107-97 in the NCAA Division II national semis at Freedom Hall.
Western Washington, bidding to become the first school to win back-to-back NCAA Division II titles in 19 years, plays Drury University Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time in an Elite Eight semifinal contest at Freedom Hall.
Guard John Allen led a balanced attack with 22 points and center Austin Bragg posted a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds as Western Washington defeated Florida Southern Thursday at historic Freedom Hall.