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ICYMI: March 12-18, 2018


ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!

1. How ‘Sweet’ it is! Aggies Down Cowgirls To Advance To WNIT Sweet 16

Junior Morgan Bertsch finished with a game-high 26 points to lead a trio of Aggies in double figures, and UC Davis led for all but four minutes on Sunday afternoon en route to a, 74-64, victory over Wyoming in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo.  Full Story

2. CSUN, UCR Announce Hiring Of Men’s Basketball Head Coaches

California State University, Northridge announced the hire of 11-time NCAA tournament coach Mark Gottfried as Head Coach of the Matador Men’s Basketball Team.  Coaching in the Power Five Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences, Gottfried brings a rich basketball background and track record of success to the CSUN Matadors including head coaching stints at the University of Alabama, North Carolina State University and Murray State University. Most recently, Gottfried served as an assistant coach and scout with the Dallas Mavericks.  Full Story

Division I assistant coach at perennial winners LSU and Texas Christian University with a stellar recruiting record has been named the next men’s basketball head coach at University of California, Riverside. David Patrick is credited with recruiting future No. 1 NBA draft pick Ben Simmons to LSU, and has also coached current NBA stars Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. Full Story

3. CSF’s  Allman, Jr., UCSB’s Heidegger  Named to NABC All-District Team

Cal State Fullerton junior guard Kyle Allman, Jr. and UC Santa Barbara sophomore guard Max Heidegger were named to one of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2017-18 Division I All-District Teams.
Cal State Fullerton - Full Story, UC Santa Barbara - Full Story

4. Former Titan Legendary Coach Augie Garrido Passes Away

Augie Garrido, one of college baseball’s legendary coaches who claimed five National Championships, with three coming at Cal State Fullerton, passed away early Thursday morning at the age of 79. Garrido’s storied 48-year baseball coaching career spanned six decades, while his remarkable 1,975 victories goes down as the most managerial wins in the history of the game (1,975-952-9.) He will be remembered as one of the most successful coaches in not only baseball, but college sports history. Full Story

5. Hitchcock Selected As Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

Senior standout Brittany Hitchcock of Hawai’i was selected as a candidate for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award in
Division I collegiate softball as announced, Thursday.  Selected from a nationwide pool for the distinction, Hitchcock is among 30 women who excel in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award honors the student-athlete who most embodies the four characteristics.  Full Story