2017-18 Men's Basketball News
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Central Washington Hires Rinta As Men's Basketball Coach

    The former Central Washington player and Northwest Nazarene assistant will succeed Greg Sparling after seven seasons as the head coach at NAIA Division I Lewis-Clark State.

  • Monday, April 2, 2018

    Omlid Selected As Finalist For Bevo Francis Award

    The Western Oregon All-American senior, who led the Wolves to a 31-2 record, in one of 13 finalists for the award honoring the top small college men's basketball player in the nation.

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Mick Durham Moves From Alaska To Montana State Billings

    After seven seasons as head coach at Alaska, Mick Durham returns to his home state of Montana to take over as the head men's basketball coach at Montana State Billings.

  • Monday, March 19, 2018

    Omlid Earns NABC, D2CCA All-American Honors

    The Western Oregon senior forward is named an All-American by both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.

  • Friday, March 16, 2018

    Three GNAC Players, Shaw Earn NABC Regional Honors

    Western Oregon's Tanner Omlid, Saint Martin's Luke Chavez and Western Washington's Daulton Hommes, along with WOU head coach Jim Shaw, receive NABC All-West Region honors.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Omlid Named To Bevo Francis Award Top-25

    After leading Western Oregon to the NCAA Division II West Regional final, senior forward Tanner Omlid has made the top-25 for the Bevo Francis Award, recognizing the top small college men's basketball player.

  • Monday, March 12, 2018

    Lancers Put End To Western Oregon's Win Streak, Season

    Western Oregon overcame first-half offensive challenges to have a chance to win, but the Wolves saw their season and 24-game win streak end with an 80-76 loss to Cal Baptist in the NCAA West Region Final.

  • Monday, March 12, 2018

    Omlid Leads Three D2CCA Men's All-West Region Selections

    Western Oregon's Tanner Omlid is named the West Region Player of the Year while Saint Martin's Luke Chavez and Western Washington's Daulton Hommes also earn D2CAA All-West Region accolades.

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018

    Second Half Scoring Surge Lead Wolves To Regional Final

    Western Oregon scored 56 second-half points, overcoming a slow first half to run past Saint Martin's, 77-55, and advance to Monday's NCAA Division II West Region championship game.

  • Friday, March 9, 2018

    Wolves, Saints Primed For Semifinal Showdown

    Western Oregon survived a late Point Loma push to come away with a 73-68 win in the opening round of the Division II West Regional. It will meet Saint Martin's for a semifinals tilt Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, March 9, 2018

    Saints March Into Semis With First-Ever NCAA Tourney Win

    No. 5 seed Saint Martin's earned the first NCAA tournament win in program history after taking down No. 4 seed Cal Poly Pomona 66-58 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II West Regional.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Western Oregon, Saint Martin's Ready For Regionals

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: After an exciting GNAC Championships, Western Oregon & Saint Martin's face the potential of a rematch as the teams represent the conference at the NCAA West Regional.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    Greg Sparling Out As CWU Men's Basketball Coach

    Central Washington announces it is not renewing the contract of Greg Sparling, ending his 22-year run as the head coach at his alma mater. Sparling led CWU to the NCAA Tournament eight times.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    Stevens Resigns As MSUB Men's Basketball Coach

    Jamie Stevens steps down after seven seasons as Montana State Billings' head men's basketball coach. He led the Yellowjackets to the GNAC championship in 2012.

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Wolves To Host, Saints To Play In Men's West Regional

    Western Oregon earns the right to host for the second time in three years while Saint Martin's earns its first-ever appearance in the NCAA West Regional, which begins on Friday.

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

    Wolves Pack For Postseason With GNAC Championships Win

    Led by a double-double by tournament MVP Vince Boumann, Western Oregon punched its NCAA Championships ticket with a 65-55 win over Saint Martin's in the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships final.

  • Friday, March 2, 2018

    Wolves Advance To Men's Hoop Final With Record Effort

    Behind Tanner Omlid's 23 points, Western Oregon set the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships record for scoring as the Wolves cemented a spot in the final with a 97-70 win over Seattle Pacific.

  • Friday, March 2, 2018

    Chavez Leads Saints Strong Into GNAC Championships Final

    Of Luke Chavez's 20 points, the most important came at the end as he hit a floating jumper with 2.6 seconds left to lead Saint Martin's to a 68-67 victory over Western Washington in the GNAC Championships.

  • Friday, March 2, 2018

    Follow All Of The Action At The GNAC Championships

    You aren't in Anchorage? Here is how you can follow all of the action at the 2017-18 GNAC Basketball Championships at the Alaska Airlines Center.

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Big First Half Run Lifts Seattle Pacific To Men's Semifinals

    Seattle Pacific opened the game with a 21-4 run which lifted the No. 4 seeded Falcons to a 64-51 win over No. 5 seeded Alaska Anchorage in the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships quarterfinals.

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Saints Survive Wildcats' Run In Overtime Quarterfinal Tilt

    After a hot first half, Saint Martin's survived a late second-half surge by Central Washington to win in overtime, 87-84, in the quarterfinals of the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Westerns Hope Northern Trip Nets GNAC Championship

    GNAC Men's Basketball Championships Preview: The top seeds each of the last three years, Western Oregon and Western Washington are the teams to beat at the 2018 GNAC Men's Basketball Championships.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    Wolfpack Rising: Omlid Leads Men's Hoop All-GNAC Team

    The Western Oregon forward is the coaches' selection as Player of the Year, leading the selections to the 2017-18 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference Team.

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Western Oregon Earns No. 1 Seed In GNAC Championships

    Regular season champions for the third time in four seasons, Western Oregon will be the No. 1 seed when the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships begins on Thursday as the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Hoops Trio Selected To CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

    Western Washington's Trey Drechsel is joined by Montana State Billings' Alisha Breen and Seattle Pacific's Jordan McPhee as GNAC selections to the 2017-18 CoSIDA Division II Academic All-District Teams.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    GNAC Championships Finals To Stream Live On ESPN3

    The men's and women's finals of the GNAC Basketball Championships have been selected to be streamed nationally on ESPN3 as part of the Division II Basketball Showcase.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Three In, Three To Go As GNAC Championships Near

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Western Oregon, Western Washington and Saint Martin's have all punched their tickets to the GNAC Championships. Who will join them?

  • Friday, February 16, 2018

    Vikings To Host 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships

    One of the conference marquee annual events, Western Washington has been selected to host the 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships inside the newly renovated Carver Gymnasium.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Harris Leads 32 Men's Basketball All-Academic Selections

    The Concordia senior is one of two three-time selections to the squad as a total of 32 student-athletes are named to the 2017-18 GNAC Men's Basketball All-Academic Team.

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Getting Hot: Men's Basketball Playoff Chase Heats Up

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: With two weeks left in the regular season, there is quite the race for spots in the GNAC Championships with two games separating fourth through eighth place.

  • Monday, February 12, 2018

    Seawolves Surging: Men's Hoops Receives Weekly Honor

    Earning a home sweep with big wins against Northwest Nazarene and Central Washington last weekend, Alaska Anchorage men's basketball is recognized as the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week.

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Wolves Taking Team Approach To Stay On Top Of Standings

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Western Oregon's line to a potential third GNAC championship in four years has come without a standout scorer, but with an overall team effort.

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Wildcats, Vikings Ready To Square Off In D2 Hoop Showcase

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: The rivalry between Central Washington and Western Washington will be center stage with Thursday's contest being streamed live nationally on ESPN3.

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Vikings, Falcons Prepare For ROOT SPORTS Television Tilt

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: One of the hottest programs in Division II and the conference's most improved program square off as GNAC men's basketball is showcased on ROOT SPORTS this Saturday.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Deandre Dickson Named To Bevo Francis Award Watch List

    The Western Washington senior forward is named to the Bevo Francis Award Top-100 Watch List, recognizing the top players in small college men's basketball.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Men's Hoop Teams Close In On Halfway Point Of Season

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: With the first half of the conference schedule ending this weekend, teams are jockeying to solidify their places in the playoff chase.

  • Monday, January 15, 2018

    Nanooks Move Up To Third, Capture Team Of The Week

    After earning two narrow road wins to gain a share of third place (5-3) last week, Alaska men's hoops has been selected the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week.

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Simon Fraser's Salam Named National Player Of Week

    Simon Fraser's Kedar Salam has been named the USBWA Division II Men's National Player of the Week after posting a pair of impressive scoring performances against Central Washington and Northwest Nazarene.

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Vikings, Wolves Put 6-Game Win Streaks On The Line

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington and Western Oregon hope to extend their advantage in the GNAC standings and extend a pair of six-game win streaks.

  • Friday, January 5, 2018

    Coach Spotlight: Alaska Anchorage's Rusty Osborne

    Get to know Rusty Osborne, the head men's basketball coach at Alaska Anchorage, in our latest GNAC Coach Spotlight.

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    The Games All Count Now As Conference Play Resumes

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: With the non-conference schedule in the rear-view mirror, GNAC squads focus on playing for spots in March's GNAC Championships in Anchorage.

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    Vikings Ride Hot GNAC Start To Team Of The Week Honor

    Western Washington men's basketball is named the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week after earning two road wins last week to improve to 4-0 in conference play heading into the new year.

  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    Conference Men's Play Continues Along The I-5 Corridor

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: After a healthy holiday break, GNAC play gets going once again with five key contests. Four of those games involve all of the conference's teams along the I-5 corridor.

  • Friday, December 15, 2017

    SAAC Spotlight: Seattle Pacific's Nathan Streufert

    Nathan Streufert is a junior on the Seattle Pacific men's basketball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Busy Week Ahead For Men's Hoops Squads Before Break

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Forget the hustle and bustle of shopping. Conference teams will play 20 games, including six GNAC contests, to keep busy prior to the holiday break.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Vikings, Nighthawks Charge Out Of Gate To Open GNAC Play

    Basketball Weekly Notebook: Dominant, award-winning team performances by Western Washington and Northwest Nazarene punctuated the first week of conference play.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Trey Drechsel Named USBWA Division II Player Of The Week

    The junior guard is selected as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Division II Men's Player of the Week after averaging 26.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game in the Vikings' two wins last week.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Vikings Named NABC Division II Team Of The Week

    Western Washington is the first Division II recipient of the new award by the National Association of Basketball Coaches following their 2-0 week and a win over previously unbeaten Western Oregon.

  • Monday, December 4, 2017

    NNU Cruises To 2-0 GNAC Start, Team Of The Week Honor

    Earning its first 2-0 GNAC start in program history behind a couple of dominating performances last week, Northwest Nazarene men’s basketball has been selected as the GNAC/Red Lion Team of the Week.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Wolves, Jackets Open GNAC Schedule Undefeated

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Western Oregon and Montana State Billings open the GNAC portion of the schedule without a loss while Saint Martin's may be the conference's hottest team.

  • Monday, November 27, 2017

    Saints, Seawolves Share Red Lion Team Of The Week Honor

    With a pair of big wins in respective Thanksgiving tournaments last week, Saint Martin’s men’s basketball and Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball are selected as the GNAC/Red Lion Co-Teams of the Week.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Four Programs Take 4-0 Marks Into Turkey Day Matchups

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Concordia, Montana State Billings, Simon Fraser and Western Oregon will put their 4-0 records on the line this week in the final weekend before conference play.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Alaska Anchorage Set For Final Great Alaska Shootout

    The longest-running regular season college basketball tournament, the GCI Great Alaska Shootout bids farewell with its 2017 edition beginning on Tuesday.

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017

    Clan, Yellowjackets Emerge 3-0 In Opening Week

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: The Yellowjackets and Clan are 3-0 entering the second weekend of the season. It's an impressive feat for SFU, which has won just six games in the last two seasons.

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Vikings Picked To Repeat As Men's Hoop Champs

    The regular season and tournament championships last season, Western Washington is picked to repeat the feat in the 2017-18 GNAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017

    Top Defender Leads Men's Basketball Preseason Squad

    Western Oregon's Tanner Omlid, the 2016-17 GNAC Defensive Player of the Year, was the unanimous choice as Preseason Player of the Year as he leads the 2017-18 GNAC Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Division II Basketball Showcase To Feature 3 GNAC Schools

    The Feb. 1 doubleheader in Ellensburg between the Seattle Pacific and Central Washington women and between the Western Washington and Central Washington men, is picked to be streamed on ESPN3.

  • Friday, August 25, 2017

    SAAC Spotlight: Northwest Nazarene's Dylan Brink

    Dylan Brink is a junior on the Northwest Nazarene men's basketball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Friday, August 25, 2017

    Great Alaska Shootout Bids Farewell In 2017

    The longest running regular season men's basketball tournament ends a fabulous 40-year run this November as Alaska Anchorage announces the end of the Great Alaska Shootout.

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017

    NNU Removes Interim Title From Paul Rush

    The top assistant for Scott Flemming the last two seasons, Paul Rush now replaces Flemming as Northwest Nazarene's next head men's basketball coach.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017

    GNAC Video Streaming Extends To More OTT Platforms

    In addition to its presence on Roku, GNAC.tv will now be available to Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV users through apps developed by streaming partner Stretch Internet.

  • Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Coach Spotlight: Simon Fraser's Steve Hanson

    Get to know Steve Hanson, who is entering his second year as Simon Fraser's head men's basketball coach, in our latest GNAC Coach Spotlight.

  • Monday, July 31, 2017

    Flemming Resigns As NNU Men's Basketball Coach

    After two years in Nampa, Scott Flemming has resigned as Northwest Nazarene's head men's basketball coach to become the senior director of basketball operations for NBA India.

  • Friday, July 21, 2017

    Teams, Pairings Announced For GCI Great Alaska Shootout

    The longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament is back for its 40th edition as Alaska Anchorage hosts Division I teams for the five-day event at the Alaska Airlines Center.

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    NABC Honors 13 GNAC Men's Basketball Players, Programs

    A total of 13 GNAC men's basketball players have been selected to the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court. Concordia, which also earned a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, led the way with six honorees.