Women’s basketball opens season 4-1 with Redlands thriller

The Occidental women’s basketball team won a double-overtime thriller against the University of Redlands in Rush Gymnasium Saturday, Dec. 2, with a score of 71–69. This win brings the Tiger’s record to 4–1 overall and 1–0 in the Southern California…

Occidental men’s basketball season tips off

The Occidental men’s basketball team tips off its season with eight more players than last year. In the 2016–17 season, the team had 13 players, but this season the team increased its roster to 21. The season began Nov. 4…

Playoffs? How about a winning season first

As the National Basketball Association (NBA) season winds down, teams are looking ahead to the almost two-month-long grind that is postseason. A total of 16 teams — eight from the Eastern Conference and eight from the Western Conference, and more…

Life after Kobe a long road for the Lakers

Even after Kobe Bryant retired from the NBA at the end of last season, LA fans fill up the Staples Center each week to see the Lakers. The titles and heroes of past years adorn the walls and the magic…

Let the Madness begin: Pick ’em with Brendan and Sam

Picks and analysis by Sam Hajduk and Brendan Galbreath.  The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is here, and with it comes the difficult task of predicting the outcomes. Nobody in history has recorded a perfect bracket — yet. March Madness is…

2017 NBA dunk contest misses the rim

This year, the dunk contest sucked, and seemingly everyone agreed. There were no-name athletes trying spectacular dunks, failing miserably and then somehow receiving a 6 or 7 out of 10 from the judges for their failed efforts. CBS sports sympathized…

Johnson and Miller friends and teammates for four

Andrew Johnson (senior) and Jay Miller (senior) are great friends, both in life and on the basketball court. Johnson and Miller have been members of the men’s basketball team at Occidental for four years, and friends since they became first…

Women’s basketball falls just short of playoffs

The Occidental women’s basketball team (8-6 SCIAC, 12-11 overall) lost in heartbreaking fashion to SCIAC rival Redlands on Saturday. The Tigers pulled within three points with 1:30 remaining, but could not close the gap and fell 55-60. The loss resigned…

Since you’ve been gone, they’ve been competing

For most Occidental students, the end of fall semester classes meant it was time to go home and spend time with friends and family. For Occidental basketball players, swimmers and divers, this was not the case. While these athletes got…

Men’s basketball primed for a ‘Wooden transformation’

Coming off last year’s 12-13 campaign, men’s basketball head coach Brian Newhall and the Occidental Tigers began the 2016–17 season with nine new faces in the mix in “a move towards positionless basketball,” which emphasizes versatility and positional balance across…

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