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2011-12 Men's Basketball News

February 27, 2012
MCCOY NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-SCIAC
LOS ANGELES — Occidental College men’s basketball forward Deshun McCoy (Los Angeles) was named Second Team All-SCIAC for the third consecutive year on Monday, after finishing ranked among the top 10 in the conference in scoring and rebounding.

February 21, 2012
SLOW START TOO MUCH FOR OXY TO OVERCOME
LOS ANGELES — Deshun McCoy (Los Angeles) had a big first half, but the Occidental College men’s basketball team got off to a slow start and never quite recovered, losing its season finale to Cal Lutheran University 65-54 at Rush Gymnasium on Saturday.

February 18, 2012
TIGERS UPSET BID FALLS SHORT AGAINST NO. 11 CMS
LOS ANGELES — Deshun McCoy (Los Angeles) and Conrad Liebowitz (Santa Monica) combined for 20 of the game’s 72 rebounds and the Occidental College men’s basketball team was within striking distance of No. 11 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps right up until the end, but couldn’t pull off the upset, losing 55-47 at Rush Gymnasium on Saturday.

February 15, 2012
OXY WINS AT POMONA, STILL HAS A PUNCHER'S CHANCE
CLAREMONT — Deshun McCoy (Los Angeles) scored two of his game-high 16 points on a feed from Jack Hanley (Seattle) with 5 seconds left, giving a injury-plagued Occidental College men’s basketball team a 57-55 win at Pomona-Pitzer while keeping the Tigers glimmer of hope at making the SCIAC postseason tournament alive.

February 11, 2012
LATE 3-POINTERS NOT ENOUGH IN ROAD LOSS
WHITTIER — You need as many guys as possible to play well against an athletic, up-tempo team like Whittier (16-6, 8-3 SCIAC).

February 8, 2012
WRIGHT'S THREE ICES IT FOR OXY
LOS ANGELES — Up by two at home against La Verne with 49.9 seconds to go, Occidental coach Brian Newhall nervously paced the sidelines, not seeing his normal starting five on the court. What started out as eight guys suiting up dwindled down to six when Jake Copithorne (Newton Centre, MA) went down with an injury late and Conrad Liebowitz (Santa Monica) fouled out with 3 minutes left.

February 4, 2012
OXY HOOPS GET ASSIST FROM OXY BASEBALL IN WIN
PASADENA — It was one thing to beat Caltech at home (by 26 points at that) in the teams’ first meeting, but quite another to beat the Beavers 62-54 tonight at the Braun Center, the site of Caltech’s historic win over the Tigers last February that snapped their 310 game losing streak.