2015-16 Caltech Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Basketball Earns Team Academic Excellence Award
    July 27, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Caltech men’s basketball has been recognized with the Team Academic Excellence Award, presented by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
  • Four Men's Basketball Players Named to Honors Court
    July 26, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four Caltech men’s basketball scholar-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.
  • Record 123 Beavers Qualify for Academic All-SCIAC
    July 01, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – A record 123 Beavers qualified for Academic All-SCIAC honors over the 2015-16 academic year.
  • College All-Stars Put on Show at Caltech
    April 30, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – The fourth annual SoCal Senior Showcase came down to the wire as Division II held off Division III, 126-123, in a battle between graduating players from Southern California colleges and universities on Sunday afternoon.
  • Coach Eslinger Named NABC Guardian of the Game
    March 28, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mar. 28, 2016) – Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger has been awarded a prestigious Guardian of the Game honor by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
  • Al-Rayes Named All-SCIAC, Emezie Earns Ted Ducey Award
    March 03, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Caltech men’s basketball junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) has been named Second Team All-SCIAC, while senior Kc Emezie (Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) earned the esteemed Ted Ducey Award.
  • Emezie Closes Superb Career as Men's Basketball Falls at Pomona-Pitzer
    February 23, 2016
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Kc Emezie (Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) poured in 21 points to end his career with 1,127, ranking eighth all-time in Caltech men’s basketball history, as the Beavers fell to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 74-66, on Tuesday night.
  • UPDATED: Men's Basketball SCIAC Postseason Tournament Picture
    February 21, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Caltech men’s basketball is still in a three-team tie for fourth place in the SCIAC standings; here’s an updated look at the SCIAC Postseason Tournament picture with one game remaining:
  • Men's Basketball Remains in Tie for Fourth with Late Defeat to SCIAC Champion Chapman
    February 20, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Senior Kc Emezie (Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) and junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) each dropped a team-high 16 points as Caltech men’s basketball matched SCIAC champion Chapman University point-for-point until the final whistle, coming up just short in a 64-62 nail-biter on Saturday night.
  • Men’s Basketball SCIAC Postseason Picture
    February 19, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – With Caltech men’s basketball currently part of a four-team tie for third place in the SCIAC standings with two games remaining, here is a look at the final week’s possible scenarios:
  • Men's Basketball Wins Program Record Seventh SCIAC Game, Forces Four-Team Tie
    February 17, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Caltech men’s basketball won its program-record seventh SCIAC game to force a four-team tie for third place in the conference behind stellar performances by freshman Brent Cahill (Laguna Beach, Calif. / Laguna Beach) and junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) in a 65-61 victory over the University of La Verne on Wednesday night.
  • Al-Rayes Just Shy of Double-Double at Whittier
    February 13, 2016
    WHITTIER, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016) – Junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) came up just shy of a double-double with a season-high-tying 19 points and eight rebounds as Caltech men’s basketball fell at second-place Whittier College, 94-76, on Saturday evening.
  • Al-Rayes Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    February 11, 2016
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Caltech men’s basketball junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) has been named CoSIDA Academic All-District.
  • Backcourt Trio Terrific in Narrow Defeat at Redlands
    February 08, 2016
    REDLANDS, Calif. – The backcourt trio of freshman Brent Cahill (Laguna Beach, Calif. / Laguna Beach), junior Ricky Galliani (Menlo Park, Calif. / Sacred Heart Prep) and sophomore David Kawashima (Studio City, Calif. / North Hollywood) was absolutely terrific as yet another second-half comeback by Caltech men’s basketball short by the slimmest of margins in a 75-71 defeat at the University of Redlands on Monday night.
  • Galliani Goes off in Record-Tying Sixth SCIAC Win, 64-60 over Cal Lu
    February 06, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Junior Ricky Galliani (Menlo Park, Calif. / Sacred Heart Prep) poured in 18 points to pace Caltech men’s basketball to a program-record-tying sixth SCIAC win this season with a 64-60 victory over Cal Lutheran University on Saturday night.
  • Men's Basketball Beats Oxy for Third Time, Retains Fourth Place
    February 03, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) dropped 17 points to lead Caltech men’s basketball to its third win over SCIAC rival Occidental College this season on Wednesday night, evening the Beavers' conference record at 5-5 to retain fourth place with just six games left to play.
  • Emezie Continues Ascent up Career Scoring Chart
    January 30, 2016
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Kc Emezie (Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) moved up to ninth in program history with his 1,041st career point on a tough shooting night for Caltech men's basketball at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, where the Beavers fell 61-45 on Saturday evening.
  • Lee Paces Men's Basketball as Beavers Hit Midpoint at 4-4 in SCIAC
    January 27, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Junior Lawrence Lee (Hong Kong / Hong Kong International School) paced Caltech men’s basketball with 12 points in a defeat to Whittier College on Wednesday night.
  • Cahill Continues Breakout as Men's Basketball Falls at La Verne
    January 23, 2016
    LA VERNE, Calif. – Freshman Brent Cahill (Laguna Beach, Calif. / Laguna Beach) led four Beavers in double figures in his most efficient game of the season but the Caltech men’s basketball team could not overcome an early deficit and fell at the University of La Verne, 83-72, on Saturday afternoon.
  • Record Day for Al-Rayes Not Enough for Men's Basketball at Chapman, Beavers Maintain SCIAC Lead
    January 20, 2016
    ORANGE, Calif. – Junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) came just two blocks shy of recording the first triple-double in program history as the Caltech men’s basketball team dropped just its second SCIAC matchup this season at Chapman University on Wednesday night.
  • Caltech Reclaims SCIAC Lead, Beats Pomona-Pitzer for First Time Since Popovich Era
    January 16, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – In a season of historic achievements, the Caltech men’s basketball team added another pair as senior Kc Emezie (Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) scored his 1,000th career point in the Beavers’ first victory over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges since the legendary Gregg Popovich coached the Sagehens with a 67-58 victory on Saturday night.
  • Men's Basketball Retains Share of SCIAC Lead Despite 64-56 Defeat to CMS
    January 13, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – Junior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) dominated in the post and was perfect from beyond the arc in the Caltech men’s basketball team’s first SCIAC defeat of the season, which came at the hands of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, 64-56, on Wednesday night.
  • Men's Basketball Tops SCIAC Standings with Win at Oxy
    January 09, 2016
    LOS ANGELES – An already-historic season became that much more so as the Caltech men’s basketball team topped Occidental College, 62-48, on the road to take sole possession of first place in the SCIAC on Saturday night.
  • Men's Basketball Rallies from 19 Point Deficit to Top Cal Lu
    January 06, 2016
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Caltech men's basketball team rallied from a 16-point halftime and game-high 19-point deficit to defeat defending tri-champion Cal Lutheran University, 70-66, in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night.
  • Men's Basketball Opens SCIAC Play with 46-41 Win over Redlands
    January 04, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. – The Caltech men’s basketball team led from start to finish thanks to a superb defensive display to open SCIAC play at 1-0 with a 46-41 victory over the University of Redlands on Monday night.
  • Cahill, Kawashima Make Another Impact off Bench Against UW-La Crosse
    December 29, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – Freshman Brent Cahill (Laguna Beach, Calif. / St. Margaret's) and sophomore David Kawashima (Studio City, Calif. / North Hollywood) provided a spark off the bench as the Caltech men's basketball team lost to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 72-49, on Tuesday night.
  • Emezie Nets Season High 22 in Late Loss to George Fox
    December 19, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – Senior Kc Emezie (Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) netted a season-high 22 points but the Caltech men’s basketball team was unable to hold a 12-point first half lead, falling 75-59 to George Fox University on Saturday night.
  • Bench Provides Spark in Men’s Basketball Loss at UC Santa Cruz
    December 16, 2015
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Sophomore David Kawashima (Studio City, Calif. / North Hollywood) and freshman Brent Cahill (Laguna Beach, Calif. / St. Margaret’s) provided a much-needed spark off the bench as the Caltech men’s basketball team struggled to find its shot in a 71-59 defeat at UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Kawashima Fuels Men’s Basketball Rally to 58-50 Win over UCSC
    December 05, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – Sophomore David Kawashima (Studio City, Calif. / North Hollywood) turned in a decisive performance off the bench to fuel the Caltech men’s basketball team on a rally from an 11-point deficit to a 58-50 victory over UC Santa Cruz on Saturday night.
  • Rookie Cahill Nets 15 Against Sarah Lawrence
    November 28, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – Freshman Brent Cahill (Laguna Beach, Calif. / St. Margaret’s) led the Caltech men’s basketball team with 15 points in a narrow defeat to Sarah Lawrence College, 73-64, on Saturday night.
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