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Season 2005–06
June 12, 2006
Azusa Pacific completed recruiting for the 2006-07 season with the signing of 3 more players, including a pair of impact transfers.
June 1, 2006
Azusa Pacific has signed the first 3 players to begin filling out the 2006-07 Cougar men's basketball roster. UC Santa Barbara transfer Chidi Ajufo leads the parade.
March 23, 2006
Senior forward Lance Soderberg has been named NAIA All-American for the second consecutive year, earning third-team distinction from a panel of national coaches.
March 20, 2006
Thirty-thousand feet above the ground, as he flew home for one last time as a Cougar, senior point guard Kasey Myers reflects upon his 4-year career on the Cougar basketball team, a career that now includes memories for a lifetime.
March 18, 2006
Azusa Pacific couldn't close out on the glass and thus their season has closed out with a 94-91 overtime loss to Robert Morris in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament.
March 17, 2006
From the seats of Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Azusa Pacific guard Kasey Myers reflects on today's "Sweet 16" win over Trevecca Nazarene, the "spoils of victory."
March 17, 2006
The usually hard-charging Azusa Pacific surprised Trevecca Nazarene and even itself with a deliberate slow attack to knock off the Trojans, 78-75, in the second round of the NAIA Tournament.
March 16, 2006
Few players understand the Cougars' pain inflicted by John Brown quite like Kasey Myers. However, the senior got his revenge and his college career lives on for another day.
March 15, 2006
Finally! The past is now history for Azusa Pacific after the Cougars downed nemesis John Brown, 65-63, on Demario Butler's putback with 4.1 seconds left.
March 15, 2006
For fourth-year senior guard Kasey Myers, a March trip to Kansas City has become routine. So the Thousand Oaks youth ministry major has a routine in place as he prepares for the NAIA Tournament.
March 13, 2006
What's it like to be playing in the NAIA Basketball Tournament? There's more to playing the game than just showing up. Azusa Pacific's Kasey Myers gives insight to the behind-the-scenes life of NAIA Basketball.
March 8, 2006
Azusa Pacific will meet John Brown (Ark.) in the first round of the NAIA Tournament on Wednesday, March 15, at 8:45 p.m. The Golden Eagles upset the Cougars in last year's national title game.
March 7, 2006
The third time was a charm for Azusa Pacific, which defeated San Diego Christian for the first time in 3 tries this season, posting an 83-58 decision in the GSAC Tournament championship game.
March 4, 2006
Brice Prather scored 18 of his team-high 20 points in the second half to lead the NAIA's No. 6-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 74-62 victory over Point Loma Nazarene in the semifinals of the GSAC Poseason Tourney.
March 2, 2006
Azusa Pacific avoided an encounter with history by using a 19-7 run to comeback for a 69-61 victory over California Baptist in the opening round of the GSAC Postseason Tournament.
February 28, 2006
With the start of March comes the beginning of basketball playoffs. Azusa Pacific opens the GSAC Postseason Tournament with the Cougar men and women hosting games this week.
February 27, 2006
Azusa Pacific exacted a measure of revenge and solidified its fourth straight GSAC title with an 81-69 victory at Vanguard in both team's regular-season finale.
February 21, 2006
Azusa Pacific jumped out to a 24-0 lead and ran away from Fresno Pacific for a 90-65 victory to clinch at least a share of its fourth straight GSAC title.
February 18, 2006
Rowan Gray made 2 free throws to give San Diego Christian a last-second 69-68 victory over Azusa Pacific and dramatically change the race to the GSAC championship.
February 16, 2006
Azusa Pacific could have clinched its fourth straight GSAC title tonight. Instead, the Cougars clanked 54 shots and watched Point Loma Nazarene run away for a 76-55 victory.
February 15, 2006
Josh Reisman hit a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift the NAIA's No. 3-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 74-71 win over California Bapist at Van Dyne Gymnasium.
February 11, 2006
Concordia went toe-to-toe with the NAIA's No. 3-ranked Azusa Pacific, but the Cougars had enough to punch out a 95-89 come-from-behind GSAC victory.
February 7, 2006
An ususual cast of characters, those who haven't been in the spotlight, led the NAIA's No. 6-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 100-62 GSAC victory at Hope International.
February 4, 2006
Demario Butler is the complete player, and as such he completed play Friday night with spectacular basket that gave No. 6-ranked Azusa Pacific a 72-68 GSAC win over The Master's.
January 31, 2006
Azusa Pacific came at Westmont from every angle, using a variety of players, plays and ploys to hammer the No. 20-ranked Warriors, 94-68.
January 28, 2006
For Azusa Pacific there's no place like the GSAC road where the Cougars won for the fifth straight time, beating arch-rival Biola, 93-87, before a Chase Gymnasium record crowd.
January 24, 2006
Levi Seekins forced overtime with an improbable buzzer-beating basket and then made a game-winning 3-pointer to erase years of frustration as Vanguard beat No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific, 81-80, to snap a 15-game losing streak to the Cougars.
January 19, 2006
Josh Reisman rebounded from his poorest effort of the season with his best showing to date, leading Azusa Pacific to a 75-61 GSAC victory at Fresno Pacific.
January 17, 2006
It took 16 years and 26 games, but San Diego Christian is finally a victor over Azusa Pacific, riding the play of junior center Rowan Gray to hold on for a 62-59 victory over the No. 3-ranked Cougars.
January 14, 2006
The NAIA's No. 3-ranked Azusa Pacific wasn't rattled when down by 11 with less than 11 minutes to play as the Cougars rallied for a 78-74 victory at Point Loma Nazarene.
January 10, 2006
Demario Butler's 3-pointer with 14 seconds left put a dagger into the collective hearts of the California Baptist Lancers and secured Azusa Pacific's 65-59 victory.
January 7, 2006
A funny thing happened on the way to the basketball game tonight. A wrestling match broke out, and Azusa Pacific won, beating Concordia, 77-68, for the Cougars' 13th straight win.
January 5, 2006
It was business as usual for Azusa Pacific which beat Hope International for the 17th straight time, rolling to a 97-64 victory in the Felix Event Center.
January 3, 2006
The Master's paid the ultimate price for not paying attention to Kasey Myers. Sometimes lost in the Cougar offense, Myers burried a trey for his only points of the night to lift Azusa Pacific to an 85-80 GSAC win at The Master's.
December 30, 2005
Azusa Pacific completed its first-ever visit to Boston with its second straight drubbing in as many nights, pounding Fisher College, 100-64, while playing all 14 Cougars once again.
December 29, 2005
Azusa Pacific used a 31-7 run to blow away Maine-Machias on its way to a 96-57 victory in the Fisher College Winter Classic in Boston, Mass.
December 29, 2005
The first-ever visit for any Cougar team to Boston, Mass., began Tuesday when the nationally-ranked men's basketball team landed in the history-rich New England area Tuesday evening in preparation for the Fisher Winter Classic.
December 20, 2005
Azusa Pacific rolled over Puget Sound Christian with a school record 138 points as the Cougars posted an 82-point win.
December 10, 2005
After 2 sub-par efforts, Azusa Pacific played with passion and energy and ran past Albertson, 87-69, in the final game of the 19th Annual Cougar Classic.
December 9, 2005
Mike Hornbuckle's mid-court steal and subsequent breakaway lay-up with 7 seconds left allowed No. 4-ranked Azusa Pacific to hang on for a 61-57 victory over Montana State-Northern.
December 6, 2005
Occidental continaully frustrated Azusa Pacific throughout the night, but the top-ranked Cougars finally pulled away for an 89-71 nonconference victory
December 3, 2005
Azusa Pacific used a 17-2 run early to the second half to post a rather surprisingly easy 92-68 victory over Westmont for Bill Odell's 400th career win as the Cougar head coach.
November 29, 2005
So much for 20-point comebacks. Tristan King scored 5 of 15 points in the final 3 minutes and buried a crucial 3-pointer to lead top-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 92-83 victory over arch-rival Biola
November 26, 2005
Azusa Pacific put a suffocating hold on Holy Names and slapped the Hawks back to reality after its upset win the night before with a leave-no-doubt-about-it 105-68 thumping of HNU.
November 11, 2005
Donal Whitfield and Mersad Terzic combined for 42 points to lead the NAIA's No. 2-ranked Mountain State to an 88-76 upset over top-ranked Azusa Pacific.
November 4, 2005
The NAIA's No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific rolled to a 107-64 season-opening victory over Thompson Rivers.
October 31, 2005
The NAIA's No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific men's basketball team tips off the 2005-06 season this week and the Cougars enter the new campaign with 4 returning starters, a terrific recruiting class, and high expectations.
October 27, 2005
For only the second time in program history and the first ever to start a season, Azusa Pacific is the No. 1-ranked team in the NAIA.