One year removed from its winningest season in nearly 65 years, the Caltech men’s basketball team will have the opportunity to raise the bar to a new level in 2019-20, doubling its roster size while doubling down on high-character, like-minded scholar-athletes who have a knack for doing whatever is required of them to have the results reflect their level of play.
The Caltech men's basketball team has added quality and quantity of athletes to an already talented core, and how well players of the Beavers' past, present and future mesh together will determine how far the team can go this season.
Ricky Galliani wove together a night for the ages to help keep Caltech's playoff hopes alive at Whittier College on Tuesday night, handing the Poets an 85-62 defeat to complete their first season sweep of Whittier since 1953-54.
The hot hands of starting senior Ricky Galliani and sophomore Brent Cahill off the bench helped the Caltech men's basketball team knock off visiting Chapman University for the first time in 63 years in Thursday's SCIAC game. The Beavers defeated the Panthers, 64-52.
PASADENA, Calif. – While setting a program record for wins would be the highlight of the decade for many teams, 2015-16 may only have been the beginning for Caltech men's basketball. After a year in which Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger's squad spent 22 days atop the SCIAC standings, won a program-record seven SCIAC games and set new records for points, rebounds and blocks in a season, there is no telling how far this team can go in continuing to make history.
Caltech has released its schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 winter season, which includes 14 home games and a pair of Division I exhibitions. The Beavers will tip off the year with their first exhibition at Big West member Long Beach State University on Saturday, Nov. 5 before a rematch of their first-ever Division I exhibition two years ago at Cal St. Fullerton on Friday, Nov. 11.
PASADENA, Calif. - Freshman Brent Cahill poured in a career-high 24 points and Nasser Al-Rayes double-doubles with three blocks to lead Caltech to a program-record seventh SCIAC win while forcing a four-team tie for third place with a 65-61 win over the University of La Verne on Wednesday night.
PASADENA, Calif. – Junior Ricky Galliani (Menlo Park, Calif. / Sacred Heart Prep) poured in 18 points in Caltech's program-record-tying sixth SCIAC win this season with a 64-60 victory over Cal Lutheran University on Saturday night.
PASADENA, Calif. – Junior Nasser Al-Rayes dropped 17 points to lead Caltech 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.
PASADENA, Calif. – In a season of historic achievements, Caltech added two more 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.
There continue to be incredible stories around Division III as we get further into conference schedules. Surprising teams leading conferences, programs finding success with alums at the helm, and national headlines but not for the obvious reasons. Thursday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to those still proving people wrong.