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Season 2003–04
March 26, 2004
Chris Bolden's 2 free throws with 20 seconds left put an end to Azusa Pacific's basketball season, lifting the Rams of University of Mobile to a 76-75 victory in the NAIA Tournament.
March 25, 2004
Voorhees amazingly didn't keep its stats all season, but that doesn't matter now after Azusa Pacific put an end to the Tigers' campaign with a 112-79 drubbing in the NAIA Tourney.
March 17, 2004
Azusa Pacific is the No. 2 seed in the NAIA Men's Basketball Championship Tournnament and will open against Voorhees College (S.C.) on Thursday, March 25, in Kansas City, Mo.
March 16, 2004
Because they kept Concordia from getting good looks on its shots, the Cougars are now looking good for the NAIA Tourney after thumping the defending national champion, 66-41, in the GSAC Tourney title game.
March 14, 2004
The NAIA's 2 best teams west of the Mississippi -- Azusa Pacific and Concordia -- meet for the third time this season, and there's more than the GSAC Tourney title on the line this time.
March 13, 2004
For the fourth straight year Azusa Pacific has advanced to the GSAC Tourney championship game after downing Point Loma Nazarene, 84-70.
March 11, 2004
Azusa Pacific beat Vanguard 2 weeks ago on a prayer of a shot. Tonight they winked their way to an 80-68 victory in the first round of the GSAC Postseason Tourney.
March 9, 2004
Azusa Pacific men's basketball coach Bill Odell has been named 2004 GSAC Coach of the Year, leading a parade of 3 other Cougars who were named All-GSAC.
March 8, 2004
Azusa Pacific secured its 11th Golden State Athletic Conference championship in the past 12 years with a 79-74 victory at Point Loma Nazarene tonight.
March 2, 2004
Azusa Pacific is champion of the GSAC for the 11th time in 12 years. The Cougars clinched at least a share of the title with a 93-84 victory over Westmont.
February 28, 2004
In his first-ever GSAC game 4 years ago, Brett Michel hit a game-winning 3-pointer to beat Vanguard in "The Pit." Four years later, in his final visit he hit another game-winning 3.
February 24, 2004
Azusa Pacific nearly let its new-found perch atop the GSAC slip away but the Cougars held on for an 89-86 victory at Cal Baptist.
February 21, 2004
Sophomore guard Nate Pratt spearheaded some nifty play by the reserves to lead No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 94-88 victory over defending NAIA champion Concordia.
February 17, 2004
Sparked by Ryan Dillon's offensive outburst, the NAIA's No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific downed No. 18 Biola, 79-65, in Azusa.
February 14, 2004
Azusa Pacific got in the shot in the arm from the play of reserves Nate Pratt and Kasey Myers to beat Fresno Pacific, 73-54.
February 10, 2004
The NAIA's No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific had to flex its muscle in the second half of a 96-79 victory over The Master's.
February 7, 2004
Azusa Pacific put a beating on the Hawks of Christian Heritage, thumping its GSAC rival, 115-76, on the road.
February 3, 2004
Guards Jeff Bates and Nate Pratt came off the bench to rain 3-pointers in leading No. 8-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 102-59 victory at Hope International.
January 30, 2004
Brett Michel turned in one of his best defensive efforts ever while Ryan Dillon launched offensive bombs to lead Azusa Pacific to a 68-55 victory over Point Loma.
January 24, 2004
There was no "Murchison Magic" for Westmont this time as No. 12-ranked Azusa Pacific thumped the Warriors, 73-53, for the biggest win ever in Santa Barbara.
January 20, 2004
Perhaps after 3 emotionally-charged games it was to be expected, but the No. 12-ranked Azusa Pacific was flat against Cal Baptist, yet still found a way to post a 76-67 GSAC win.
January 17, 2004
Ryan Dillon, once the fastest gun in the GSAC, is back in form, snapping out of a 3-week slump by scoring 21 points to lead Azusa Pacific to an 80-64 victory over Vanguard.
January 13, 2004
Danny Rosales took the team on his shoulders like never before to lead the NAIA's No. 15-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 53-48 GSAC victory over arch-rival Biola.
January 8, 2004
The NAIA's No. 4-ranked Concordia used the strong frontline of Tanner Luster and Nick Vanderlaan to manhandle Azusa Pacific into a 71-55 decision in a key battle for the GSAC lead.
January 6, 2004
Azusa Pacific's Brett Michel played in his 125th game tonight, the most of anyone in the GSAC. His experience catapulted the Cougars to a 93-58 win over Fresno Pacific.
January 3, 2004
Azusa Pacific rallied from a 9-point second-half deficit to beat The Master's College, 72-68, in Santa Clarita. Junior guard Larry English dropped in a season-high 18 points to help the Cougars push their winning streak to 10 straight.
December 30, 2003
Much to chagrin of many in the GSAC, Azusa Pacific has not faltered. The Cougars sent a message to the raters and the rest of the NAIA with a convincing 86-69 victory over No. 14 Christian Heritage.
December 27, 2003
Azusa Pacific is feeling a lot better about itself than it was 5 weeks ago. The Cougars ran their winning streak to 8 straight with a 95-60 victory over Midland Lutheran.
December 22, 2003
For the fifth straight game, Azusa Pacific used a huge run, this time a 21-2 outburst, to runaway and beat Whitman, 96-79, in the final game of the Whitworth Hawaiian Classic.
December 20, 2003
Azusa Pacific caught the perfect wave and rode it for a 27-2 run that produced a 92-49 victory over Menlo in a Honolulu tournament.
December 17, 2003
Azusa Pacific used a balanced attack with 6 differenct players scoring in double figures to roll over Southwestern Assemblies of God, 107-85.
December 15, 2003
Azusa Pacific needed a hard slap to wake up and it worked. The Cougars used a pair of huge runs to overcome a 15-point hole to beat Spring Arbor, 80-61.
December 6, 2003
Azusa Pacific jumped out to a 24-2 lead 6 minutes into the game and cruised on in for a 113-60 victory over Hope International.
November 22, 2003
Dennis Coutee scored a season-high 20 points to lead Azusa Pacific to its second-straight victory, an 88-72 verdict over CS Domginguez Hills.
November 21, 2003
Azusa Pacific got what it needed most -- a victory, and an impressive one in that, beating No. 2-ranked Cal Poly Pomona, 78-68.
November 15, 2003
Zach Moss broke a 9-year tournament record with 56 total points, getting 34 of them tonight to lead No. 2 Mountain St. to a 94-80 win over No. 4 Azusa Pacific.
November 14, 2003
Azusa Pacific sputtered its way to an 83-75 victory over Warner Pacific in the opening round of the Cougar Classic.
November 9, 2003
A host of baseline lay-ups allowed Westminster to rally from 16 down and beat Azusa Pacific, 72-69, in the final game of the Homestead Invitational.
November 7, 2003
Chris Bond found nothing but net on his final shot of the game, a buzzer-beating 12-foot jumper to give Carroll a 73-72 upset over Azusa Pacific.
November 6, 2003
Senior Brett Michel recorded his first-ever double-double to lead the NAIA's No. 4-ranked Azusa Pacific to a season-opening 112-71 victory over Montana-Western.
October 3, 2003
Prestigious Street & Smith's has ranked Azusa Pacific No. 2 in its 2003-04 national preview magazine.
August 28, 2003
The calendar is set for Azusa Pacific basketball for the coming 2003-04 women's and men's seasons.