2021-22 Men's Basketball News
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    Three GNAC Standouts Named NABC All-West Region

    Seattle Pacific guard Divant'e Moffitt, Alaska Anchorage forward Oggie Pantovic and Central Washington guard Xavier Smith all earn Second Team All-West Region honors from the NABC.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    High Achiever: Cavell Repeats As Academic All-American

    For the second straight year, Seattle Pacific senior guard Harry Cavell has been elected to the CoSIDA Division II Men's Basketball Academic All-America Team after helping lead the Falcons to a 14-12 record.

  • Monday, March 14, 2022

    Nanooks' Miracle Postseason Ends In Regional Final

    Alaska's improbable run through the postseason came to an end in the NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional final with the Nanooks falling 60-52 to Chico State.

  • Saturday, March 12, 2022

    Nanooks Go OT With APU, Advance To Regional Final

    Alaska used a 28-point night from Shadeed Shabazz and a big overtime period from Koby Huerta to beat Azusa Pacific, 72-71, in the NCAA West Regional semifinals. The Nanooks play for the title on Monday.

  • Friday, March 11, 2022

    Alaska Stuns Cal State San Marcos In Regional Quarters

    No. 8-seeded Alaska never trailed and used a 35-point night from Shadeed Shabazz to upset No. 1-seeded Cal State San Marcos 70-63 in the NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional quarterfinals.

  • Friday, March 11, 2022

    Smith Leads Four GNAC Selections To D2CCA All-Region

    The GNAC Player of the Year, Central Washington's Xavier Smith earns first-team honors to lead four players from the conference named to the D2CCA All-West Region Men's Basketball Team.

  • Sunday, March 6, 2022

    Alaska To Face Cal State San Marcos In Men's West Regional

    The only GNAC team selected to the NCAA Men's Basketball Championships field, Alaska will face top-seeded Cal State San Marcos in the first round on Friday in San Bernardino, California.

  • Sunday, March 6, 2022

    Mission Impossible: Alaska Wins GNAC Men's Basketball Title

    No. 10 seed Alaska completed its improbable GNAC Men's Basketball Championships run, beating No. 5 seed Central Washington 72-57 to win the program's first GNAC championship since 2005.

  • Friday, March 4, 2022

    Wildcats Hold Off Wolves To Advance To Men's Final

    Central Washington has to hold off another last-second attempt at the win by Western Oregon to score the 65-64 victory in the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships semifinals.

  • Friday, March 4, 2022

    Shabazz Improbably Carries Nanooks Into Men's Title Game

    Shadeed Shabazz scored over half of Alaska's points as the No. 10 seeded Nanooks moved into the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships final with a 63-58 win over No. 3 seed Alaska Anchorage.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Cranston's Buzzer-Beater Stuns Saints In Instant Classic

    Cameron Cranston hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired, stunting an improbable comeback from No. 1 Saint Martin's as No. 9 Western Oregon won 73-72 in the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships quarterfinals.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Second-Half Run Propels Alaska Anchorage To Semifinals

    Down by double digits early in the second half, No. 3 Alaska Anchorage ripped off a 17-0 run to kickstart a come-from-behind victory over No. 6 Seattle Pacific and set up an all-Alaska semifinal.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Mohamed's Career-High Helps Nanooks Pull 10-2 Upset

    Abdullahi Mohamed went off for a career-high 32 points as No. 10 Alaska pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far with an 83-62 drubbing of No. 2 Northwest Nazarene to advance to the semifinals.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Wildcats Break Eight-Year Drought With Win Over MSUB

    Behind a 19-point performance by Xavier Smtih, Central Washington advances to the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships semifinals for the first time since 2013 with a 74-64 quarterfinals win over Montana State Billings.

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    Charitable Contributions: WOU Uses Free Throws To Advance

    Ninth-seeded Western Oregon made 24 of 27 from the free-throw line, which proved the difference in beating eighth-seeded Western Washington, 70-59, in the first round of the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships.

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    Nanooks Top SFU As Shabazz Shines In Overtime Thriller

    With 41 points – one short of his own GNAC Championships record – Shadeed Shabazz helped Alaska overcome a miracle-minded Simon Fraser and pull the upset as the No. 10 seed.

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    Saint Martin's Prepares To Defend Home Court In Postseason

    GNAC Men's Basketball Championships Preview: After being picked ninth in the preseason poll. Saint Martin's has the rare chance to be the top seed on its home floor when the GNAC Championships begin on Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    X Factor: Smith Leads Men's Basketball All-Conference

    The Central Washington senior guard, who averages 19 points per game, is named the Player of the Year and leads the selections to the 2021-22 GNAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Team.

  • Sunday, February 27, 2022

    Tickets On Sale For The GNAC Basketball Championships

    Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 GNAC Basketball Championships, which runs March 2-5 with games at Marcus Pavilion in Lacey, Washington and Royal Brougham Pavilion in Seattle.

  • Saturday, February 26, 2022

    Host Saints Earn Top Seed In Men's Hoop Championships

    There's no place home for Saint Martin's which won the regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for the GNAC Men's Basketball Championships, which begin on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022

    Saints, Seawolves Vying For Title Over Final Weekend

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Saint Martin's finds itself on top of the points rating system standings with a week to go but will need to score a pair of wins in Alaska, including one against a UAA squad with title hopes.

  • Friday, February 18, 2022

    Cavell, Reidy Earn Men's Hoop Academic All-District Honors

    Seattle Pacific senior guard Harry Cavell and Northwest Nazarene sophomore guard George Reidy earn repeat selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Men's Basketball Team.

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022

    Four-Time Falcons Lead Men's Hoop All-Academic Selections

    Seattle Pacific's Harry Cavell and Sharif Khan are four-time selections to the GNAC Men's Basketball All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College, leading 21 repeat selections and 45 total honorees.

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022

    Driving Hard Over The Final Two Weeks Of Regular Season

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: As conference teams work on making up games postponed in January, they are jockeying for wins that will move them up in the Points Rating System rankings.

  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022

    Seawolves, Nanooks Making Surge At The Right Time

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: After bumpy rides in the month of January, Alaska Anchorage and Alaska are making strides to move up in the standings early in February.

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Wins Come In Threes For The Conference's Leading Teams

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Saint Martin's and Western Washington positioned themselves at the top of the GNAC standings thanks to a string of three wins for each team over the last week.

  • Monday, January 31, 2022

    GNAC Announces Changes To Basketball Championships

    In light of COVID postponements and cancellations, the GNAC has announced changes to the field sizes and qualifying criteria for its 2022 men’s and women’s basketball championships.

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    Central Washington Making Late January Charge In Standings

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Despite a couple of lengthy breaks, one planned and one unplanned, Central Washington has charged to the top of the standings by winning six of its last seven games.

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Alaska Showing Resiliency With Close Contests, Small Roster

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Playing its last two games with just seven players, Alaska has managed to give opponents a run for their money with the contests decided by three points or less.

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    Competitive Games Punctuate Abbreviated Week

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: The three games that the conference played last week proved worth the price of admission with all three games decided by seven points or less.

  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022

    Seawolves, Wildcats Get Jump On Conference Play

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Postponements wreaked havoc on the schedule last week but both Alaska Anchorage and Central Washington made the most of it, starting 2022 on winning notes.

  • Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    Vikings, 'Jackets Take The Best To The Brink In Vegas

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington and Montana State Billings primed themselves well for conference play, opening the holiday break with two solid efforts against top-five teams.

  • Friday, December 17, 2021

    Basketball Championships Stay In Washington In 2023, 2024

    Western Washington University has been selected as the host site for the 2023 GNAC Basketball Championships while Central Washington will host the 2024 championships in a renovated Nicholson Pavilion.

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Nationally-Ranked Tests Before The Holiday Break Begins

    Men's Basketball Notebook: Before that long-awaited holiday break, Montana State Billings and Western Washington test their mettle against ranked teams while Seattle Pacific goes on a Texas-sized road trip.

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    Two Teams Escape First Week Of Conference Play Undefeated

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: When all was said and one after the first week of conference play, only Western Oregon and Simon Fraser emerged unscathed with undefeated records.

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    A Thanksgiving Feast On Ranked Opponents

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: In a sign of how competitive the conference may be, four GNAC teams took down top-25 ranked opponents in a Thanksgiving feast of hoops.

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    Rivalries Never Die: SFU/UBC Battle For Buchanan Cup

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: Simon Fraser and British Columbia renewed their Buchanan Cup rivalry last weekend after a six-year hiatus. It was must-see basketball in front of a sellout crowd.

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Men's Hoop Teams Longing For the Friendly Confines

    Men's Basketball Weekly Notebook: It was a challenging first full week for GNAC teams as four programs come home in hopes of returning to the win column.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    Seattle Pacific No. 21 In NABC Preseason Rankings

    The unanimous selection of conference coaches to win the GNAC, Seattle Pacific is just one of two West Region teams to make the top 25 of the NABC Division II Preseason Rankings.

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Falcon Firepower: Moffitt Leads Men's Hoop Preseason Team

    Seattle Pacific senior guard Divant'e Moffitt is selected as the 2021-22 GNAC Men's Basketball Preseason Player of the Year after scoring 17 points per game in both the 2019-20 and abbreviated 2020-21 season.

  • Friday, October 15, 2021

    Seattle Pacific Unanimous Pick In Men's Basketball Poll

    The Falcons received all 10 first-place votes in the 2021-22 GNAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll. Seattle Pacific won the GNAC regular-season title in 2020 and returns all five starters.

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Osborne Named Chair Of NCAA Men's Basketball Committee

    The longtime Alaska Anchorage head coach has been named chair of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Committee, which oversees the selection for and operation of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championships.

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Hommes Signs Two-Way Deal With New Orleans Pelicans

    The former Western Washington standout and the 2019 Division II National Player of the Year has signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. He will be assigned to the G League's Birmingham Squadron.

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021

    NABC Honors 19 GNAC Players, Three Teams For Academics

    Nineteen GNAC men's basketball student-athletes were selected to the NABC Honors Court, honoring academic achievement. Alaska Anchorage, Saint Martin's and Seattle Pacific earned NABC Team Academic Awards.