Men's Basketball Weekly Report

Dec. 30, 2014 Contact: Bob Guptill (bguptill@gnacsports.com) 503-305-8756 / www.gnacsports.com Conference Plays Resumes on Thursday With 4 New Year’s Day Games GNAC Western Oregon Central Washington Simon Fraser Seattle Pacific Alaska Anchorage Saint Martin’s Northwest Nazarene Western Washington Alaska MSU Billings Conf. W L 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 All W 10 7 6 9 5 4 3 7 3 2 L 2 2 3 3 7 8 9 4 7 10 H 6-1 5-0 5-0 3-1 4-4 3-2 1-3 6-0 2-2 1-3 The Wolves have won nine in a row. Seattle Pacific comes into the contest off two impressive wins in Las Vegas over Rollins and Dixie State. A N 3-1 1-0 0-1 2-1 1-3 0-0 2-2 4-0 1-2 0-1 1-1 0-5 1-3 1-3 0-2 1-2 1-2 1-3 0-5 0-2 Pre-season favorite Western Washington (7-4, 1-1), meanwhile, will be in Fairbanks to take on the Alaska Nanooks (3-7, 0-2). WWU split two games in Las Vegas defeating Cal State San Bernardino after sustaining a narrow loss to unbeaten and No. 4 ranked Tarleton State. HOLIDAY GAME RESULTS: Monday – MSU Billings 65 at Chaminade 82; Thompson Rivers 78 at Western Washington 95. Tuesday – Portland Bible 52 at Alaska Anchorage 91; Capilano 108 at Simon Fraser 161; Multnomah 61 at Western Oregon 110. Wednesday – Portland Bible 58 at Alaska Anchorage 80; Las Vegas Challenge at Orleans (Rollins 73, Saint Martin’s 67; Seattle Pacific 76, Dixie State 66). Thursday – Multnomah 68 at Central Washington 125; Northwest Nazarene 68 at CSU Monterey Bay 75; Las Vegas Challenge at Orleans (Seattle Pacific 74, Rollins 54; Dixie State 67, Saint Martin’s 62); Las Vegas South Point Holiday Classic (Tarleton State 72, Western Washington 65). Friday – Portland Bible 74 at Alaska 88; MSU Billings 45 at Hawaii Pacific 73; Las Vegas South Point Holiday Classic (Western Washington 72, CSU San Bernardino 66). Saturday – Portland Bible 59 at Alaska 62 (exh); MSU Billings 73, Ottawa, Kans. 57 (at Honolulu); Northwest Nazarene 60 at Dominican 51; Northwest Indian 83 at Saint Martin’s 96; Capilano 51 at Western Oregon 109. The New Years Day schedule will also feature Simon Fraser (6-3, 1-0) and Alaska Anchorage (5-7, 1-1) in Anchorage and Saint Martin’s (4-8, 1-1) and MSU Billings in Billings (210, 0-2). Central Washington (7-2, 2-0) will be idle prior to hosting Northwest Nazarene (3-9, 1-1) on Saturday. The Wildcats bring a five-game win streak into 2015. GNAC teams combined for a 14-6 record in the week prior to Christmas to finish the non-conference campaign with a 47-46 record and avoid just the second overall losing record in conference history. Only in 2001-02 when conference teams combined for a 43-48 non-conference record have GNAC teams finished below .500. THIS WEEK: Thursday – Western Washington at Alaska, 7:30 p.m.; Simon Fraser at Alaska Anchorage, 7:30 p.m.; Saint Martin’s at MSU Billings; Western Oregon at Seattle Pacific. Saturday – Simon Fraser at Alaska, 3:15 p.m.; Western Washington at Alaska Anchorage, 7:30 p.m.; Northwest Nazarene at Central Washington; Western Oregon at MSU Billings; Saint Martin’s at Seattle Pacific. WWU/SPU TV Game Rescheduled For 9 p.m. Tip-off for the Seattle Pacific at Western Washington game on Jan. 10 has been changed from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All 10 GNAC Teams Finished 2014 With Victories The game will be televised on ROOT Sports. PORTLAND, Ore. - With all 10 conference teams coming off wins in their final 2014 contests, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball race resumes Thursday with four conference games. The switch was made to not conflict with the Seattle Seahawks playoff game on that date which kicks off at 5:15 p.m. The marque game will be at Brougham Pavilion where Western Oregon (10-2, 2-0) will take on defending champion Seattle Pacific (9-3, 1-1). 1