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Season 2002–03
March 26, 2003
Though it led throughout most of the game, Azusa Pacific couldn't hold off a fast-charging John Brown, which scored 6 of the game's final 7 points to beat the Cougars, 70-67.
March 19, 2003
Azusa Pacific has been matched with John Brown in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament. The Cougars and Golden Eagles tip off at 10:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, March 26, in Kansas City's famed Municipal Auditorium
March 18, 2003
Guard Chris Victor nailed a game-winning shot to give Concordia a 69-67 upset victory over Azusa Pacific in the GSAC Tourney title game.
March 15, 2003
Defense wins championships, and Azusa Pacific advanced to the GSAC Tourney Finals with its defense, allowing just 18 second half points in a 64-49 win over Point Loma.
March 13, 2003
Jeff Staniland loves to play Cal Baptist, and it's a good thing too. On a night when GSAC Player of the Year Caleb Gervin was iced, Staniland dumped in 26 in a 91-81 win.
March 10, 2003
Azusa Pacific stands alone as GSAC champion for a 10th time in 11 years after the Cougars downed Point Loma Nazarene, 91-55.
March 4, 2003
Westmont used its backdoor cutting offense to beat Azusa Pacific, 85-75, but since Concordia lost as well, the Cougars used a backdoor of their own to claim at least a share of its 10th GSAC crown in 11 years.
March 1, 2003
Azusa Pacific moved to within 1 victory of clinching another GSAC crown by downing Vanguard, 80-57, in a conference game in Azusa.
February 25, 2003
Jeff Staniland poured in a career-high 29 points to lead the NAIA's No. 5-ranked Cougars past California Baptist, 109-74, in an important GSAC game.
February 22, 2003
When it mattered most, Azusa Pacific displayed some impressive character and rebounded from disappointment with a 94-84 victory over Concordia.
February 18, 2003
The storied Azusa Pacific-Biola rivalry wrote yet another amazing chapter as the Eagles rallied from 25 down to beat No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific, 72-69, before a sellout crowd in La Mirada.
February 15, 2003
Caleb Gervin put on an afternoon show in the Felix Event Center to lead the NAIA's No. 6-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 97-59 victory over Fresno Pacific.
February 11, 2003
For the fourth time this season, Azusa Pacific had to rally on the GSAC road, using a late second-half burst to down The Master's, 66-63.
February 7, 2003
Ryan Dillon scored a season-high 19 points to lead a quartet of Cougars who registered season-bests as Azusa Pacific downed Christian Heritage, 109-82.
February 4, 2003
Senior forward Matt Moore came off the bench to record career-highs 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Azusa Pacific past Hope International.
February 1, 2003
Azusa Pacific avoided defeat when Point Loma couldn't land any of its 3-point bombs, allowing the Cougars to previal 64-63.
January 27, 2003
Azusa Pacific's Kevin Daley, the 2001 GSAC Player of the Year, serves as Michael Jordan's double in Gatorade's current "23 vs. 39" commercial.
January 25, 2003
Westmont's Chris Clark got a little more help from his friends and as a result the Warriors' upset No. 4-ranked Azusa Pacific, 84-81, to snap the Cougars' 11-game winning streak.
January 21, 2003
Azusa Pacific used a 25-5 run over the last half of the game to come back and beat California Baptist, 77-63, for the Cougars' 11th consecutive victory.
January 18, 2003
Southern California Saturday's are meant to be enjoyed at the beach, and for Azusa Pacific there seemingly is no better place to go than Costa Mesa where the Cougars enjoyed the beach air and an easy 111-89 victory over Vanguard.
January 14, 2003
Caleb Gervin and Ladrick Simon pulled a one-two punch on Biola, combining for 46 points to lead the NAIA's No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 69-64.
January 14, 2003
Two-time All-GSAC guard Caleb Gervin has been named NAIA Player of the Week for his individual effort in the Cougars' victories last week over Fresno Pacific and top-ranked Concordia
January 11, 2003
For the seventh time this season, Azusa Pacific played a nationally-ranked team, and this time the Cougars collected the program's first-ever victory over a No. 1-ranked team, beating Concordia, 97-86.
January 7, 2003
Jeff Staniland began driving the gut which in turn opened the Cougar offense and all the perimeter parts that come with it. As a result, Azusa Pacific rallied to down Fresno Pacific, 71-65.
January 4, 2003
Jeff Staniland buried a 3-pointer from the corner with 33 seconds left to give the Cougars' the lead for good in an 90-86 win over The Master's.
January 2, 2003
Azusa Pacific took Interstate 15 to get to the gym, but then the Cougars took Caleb Gervin's third 28-point outing to a 93-85 win over Christian Heritage.
December 28, 2002
An 11-day layoff had no ill effect on the NAIA's No. 8-ranked Azusa Pacific, which bolted to a 15-0 lead and then pounded the Fighting Bees of St. Ambrose, 103-59.
December 17, 2002
Azusa Pacific rained 3-pointers early in the second half, including 3 straight to open up a comfortable 12-point lead on its way to an 83-58 victory over Knoxville College in the NAIA Shootout in Azusa.
December 16, 2002
Given a second chance, senior guard Caleb Gervin made amends for a near game-losing mistake by scoring 10 consecutive points in OT to lead Azusa Pacific to a 86-81 victory over No. 12 Faulkner.
December 7, 2002
Azusa Pacific opened the game with a 21-2 lead then pasted the worst loss in GSAC history on Hope International, 126-65, in both team's GSAC opener.
December 6, 2002
Cal State Bakersfield held Azusa Pacific scoreless over the final 2:24 of the game to keep the Cougars at bay and hold on for an 88-77 victory.
November 30, 2002
There was little that could slow Ryan Dillon down as he rained threes from all over the court to lead Azusa Pacific to a 93-70 victory over Dominican at the 16th Annual Cougar Classic.
November 29, 2002
Ladrick Simon carried Azusa Pacific to a 92-82 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay by recording game-highs of 24 points and 7 rebounds.
November 26, 2002
Azusa Pacific woke up from its slumber long enough to put together a 10-2 run to take control of the game and put away Occidental, 77-64
November 23, 2002
It took a balanced attack by a variety of Cougars to get Azusa Pacific past Lewis-Clark State for a 70-59 victory in Spokane, Wash.
November 22, 2002
Azusa Pacific seemingly couldn't make a shot on its first road game of the season and as a result fell to Carroll College, 80-73, in a tournament in Spokane, Wash.
November 15, 2002
In a game of huge runs, Azusa Pacific fashioned the biggest one of the night over the final 7 minutes of the game to beat Union, 85-63
September 25, 2002
Popular national magazine Street & Smith's has picked Azusa Pacific as its top-ranked NAIA men's basketball team in its season preview magazine which hit the stands this week.