Dec. 18, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Making its first road trip of the campaign after opening the season with eight wins at home, the Western Washington University men's basketball team travels to Las Vegas to compete in the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic.
There the Vikings, ranked No. 5 for the third straight week in the National Association of Basketball Coaches/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, play Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday, Dec. 21 (3 p.m.) and No.11 Tarleton State TX on Sunday, Dec. 22 (3 p.m.).
Following that, WWU has an 11-day holiday layoff before returning to Great Northwest Athletic Conference action with a trip to Alaska when it faces Alaska Anchorage on Jan. 2 (7 p.m.) and Alaska Fairbanks on Jan. 4 (3 p.m.).
On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Vikings defeated Thompson Rivers BC, 99-74, extending their school and conference record home court winning streak to 35. Their last loss at Carver Gym was 83-73 to Western Oregon on Jan. 7, 2012.
WWU's biggest win during its opening home stretch was 72-69 over nationally No.1-ranked Metro State on Nov. 30. The Vikings also picked up Great Northwest Athletic Conference wins over Western Oregon, 67-66, and Saint Martin's, 87-75, as they shoot for their third straight regular-season conference title.
WWU leads the nation in blocked shots per game at 7.9 and is seventh in 3-point field-goal percentage defense at 24.1 and eighth in scoring offense at 95.0.
Woodworth is averaging 16.8 points and 4.4 assists. He is shooting 85.3 percent at the free-throw line (29-of-34) and his four-year career totals stand at 946 points, 315 rebounds, 273 assists and 107 steals.
Bragg ranks 10th nationally in blocked shots, averaging 3.0 per game. He also leads the GNAC in rebounds at 8.9 and is scoring at a 15.5 clip on 61.3 percent (46-of-75) field-goal accuracy.
Bragg earned GNAC Player of the Week honors for Nov. 24-30 with 20 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in the Metro State victory.
Parker is shooting 47.1 percent (16-of-34) from 3-point range, followed by Woodworth at 42.3 percent (11-of-26), Schreiber 40.0 percent (12-of-30) and Harris 31.4 percent (11-of-35).
Junior forward Anye Turner is averaging 7.6 points on 60.0 floor accuracy (21-of-35) and 8.6 rebounds. He grabbed 20 rebounds in the win over Thompson Rivers, tying the most by a WWU player since 2003 and just five short of the school record.
Turner ranks third among conference leaders in rebounds and fifth in blocks (1.3).
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE:
Nov. 19 - Tied school record with 19-point, second-half comeback in 80-74 win over BYU Hawaii.
Nov. 30 - Defeated nationally No.1-ranked Metro State, 72-69, in another program first.
Dec. 5 - Woodworth hit two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining as WWU began GNAC play with an 87-75 win over Western Oregon
Dec. 14 - School record set for combined points with 228 in 140-88 win over Multnomah. WWU fell one short of school record for most points in a game (141-52 vs. Northwest on Feb. 3, 1989, and just shy of mark for best field-goal percentage (66.7, 58-87), set on Jan. 3, 1989 (69.8 vs. Grace IN)
Dec. 17 - Turner grabbed 20 rebounds, most by a Viking player since 2003, and five shy of the school record in 99-74 victory over Thompson Rivers BC.
SOUTH POINT HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSIC Dec. 21 (Sat.) vs. Cal State San Bernardino (Las Vegas, NV - 3 p.m.) Dec. 22 (Sun.) vs. Tarleton State (Las Vegas, NV - 3 p.m.)
Jan. 2 (Thu.) at Alaska Anchorage* (Anchorage, AK - 7 p.m.) Jan. 4 (Sat.) at Alaska Fairbanks* (Fairbanks, AK - 3 p.m.)
*Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest &broadcast on KPUG Radio (1170 AM) and on internet at wwuvikings.com #broadcast on KBAI Radio (930 AM) and on internet at wwuvikings.com
CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO: The Coyotes are 5-1, winning their last five games. They are led by second-team California Collegiate Athletic Association all-star 6-3 senior guard Lacy Haddock (13.3 ppg, 5.8 apg) and two NCAA I transfers who each saw action in 32 games last season at their respective schools, 6-2 senior guard Kirby Gardner (15.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg) from Oklahoma State and 6-8 senior forward Andrew Young (13.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .636 FG pct.) from Texas A&M. Two other top returnees for coach Jeff Oliver (12th year, 230-93), who has directed CSUSB to eight 20-won seasons and a like number of regional appearances, are 6-5 senior forward Joshua Gouch (7.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and 6-7 senior center Jordan Burris (11.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.5 apg). WWU, which trails 5-4 in the series, won the last meeting, 86-77, at the 2013 West Regional in Bellingham.
TARLETON STATE: The Texans (Dec. 21 vs. Central Washington) are 8-0, all of them home games. They have three top returnees in 6-0 senior guard Chuck Guy (16.4 ppg, 6.5 apg, 43.8 3-pt. pct., 90.2 FT Pct.), 6-2 senior guard De'Andre Upchurch (14.0 ppg, 33.3 3-pt. pct.) and 6-6 junior forward Davene Carter (9.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg). A top transfer for coach Lonn Reisman (26th year, 538-236; 27th overall, 558-236) is 6-3 junior guard Mohammed Lee (11.0 ppg) from San Jacinto JC. WWU trails 2-1 in the series.
THREE-DOT NOTES: WWU was named the GNAC Team of the Week for Nov. 24-30 after prevailing 72-69 over top-ranked Metro State ... The Viking men's and women's basketball teams did not lose a home game during the 2013 calendar year, going 32-0 (men 20-0, women 12-0).
UNMATCHED SUCCESS: WWU won the NCAA II national championship in 2012 and reached the national semifinals in 2013, posting back-to-back 31-win seasons. The Vikings have captured the last two regular-season GNAC titles, winning 33 of 36 conference games during that span. Last season, they won their first 24 games overall and finished 17-1 in league play, the best record in GNAC history.
AFTER THIRD STRAIGHT WEST REGIONAL TITLE: WWU is looking to become the first team since 1994 to win three straight West Regional titles, Cal State Bakersfield completing a five-year string that season. The only other team to win three consecutive West Region championships was UC Riverside from 1973 to 1975.
PRE-SEASON ACCOLADES: Bragg and Woodworth were pre-season GNAC all-conference picks ... WWU was ranked ninth in The Sporting News Pre-season NCAA II Top 10, No.10 in the NABC Pre-season Top 25 and No.17 in the Division II Bulletin Pre-season Top 25 ... The Vikings were picked third in the GNAC Pre-season Coaches Poll, behind Seattle Pacific and Alaska Anchorage. They were not the pre-season choice in either of the last two seasons, but went on to win the national championship in 2012 and reach the national semifinals in 2013.
COACH DOMINGUEZ: Tony Dominguez (2nd year, 39-3, .929) directed the Vikings to a 31-3 record in 2012-13, GNAC regular-season and West Regional titles, and the NCAA II national semifinals. He became the first rookie coach in NCAA II history to win his first 24 games. Dominguez was a finalist for Clarence "Big House" Gaines National Coach of the Year honors and shared the GNAC Coach of the Year award. Previously, he was an associate head coach for two seasons and an assistant 17 years overall, all at WWU. During that stretch, the Vikings posted a 317-165 (.658) record, making six regional appearances and winning five conference championships. WWU took the NCAA II national crown in 2012, winning a school record 31 games, and reached the national semifinals in 2001.
RADIO BROADCASTS: Selected WWU games are being broadcast this season on KBAI Radio (930 AM) and KPUG Radio (1170 AM) with Doug Lange handling the play-by-play and Mark Scholten providing the color commentary. They also can be heard on the internet at www.wwuvikings.com.
ON THE WEB: All Viking home games are being video streamed live and are available free at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/wwu.portal#. For up-to-date statistics, box scores of every game, records, stories, etc., see the WWU Athletic web page at www.wwuvikings.com. Up-to-date league standings and statistics can be found on the Great Northwest Athletic Conference web page at www.gnacsports.com.
PROBABLE WWU STARTERS & TOP RESERVES:
G Richard Woodworth, 6-3, ***Sr., Bellevue, WA/Newport G Robert Harris Jr., 5-10, Sr., TR, Kent, WA/Rainier Beach/ Eastern Arizona CC/Idaho C Austin Bragg, 6-9, *Sr., Longview, WA/Mark Morris/Clark CC F Anye Turner, 6-7, *Jr., Tumwater, WA/Black Hills/South Puget Sound CC F Joey Schreiber, 6-7, R-Fr., Renton, WA/Eastside Catholic
F Colby Mitchell, 6-7, Jr., JC, Chugiak, AK/Chugiak/Mount Hood CC F Jeffrey Parker, 6-6, R-Fr., Richmond, CA/Salesian G Alfred Davis, 6-0, *Sr., Tacoma, WA/Lincoln/Pierce CC F Robert Oliver, 6-4, *Jr., Federal Way, WA/Decatur G Dane Thorpe, 6-4, ***Sr., Bellingham, WA/Sehome C Jordan Mosby-Barker, 6-9, Jr., JC, Portland, OR/Parkrose/Clackamas CC G Mark Hopkins, 6-3, Jr., JC, San Antonio, TX/Randolph/Temple JC/ Schreiner *letters
RECENT GAME SUMMARIES:
Dec. 14 - WWU 140, Multnomah 88 at Bellingham
Parker came off the bench to score a team-high 22 points in just 16 minutes as WWU rolled to a 140-88 victory over Multnomah in a non-conference game at Carver Gym. Woodworth, Harris, Jr., and Oliver each scored 19 points for the Vikings. Multnomah fell to 6-8. Kristoff Thande came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points for the Lions, who entered averaging over 108 points per game. Davey Walker added 16 points. The 228 combined points were the most ever in a WWU game, and the 140 points were just one short of the Viking record set in a 141-52 triumph over Northwest on Feb. 3, 1989. The Vikings jumped to an 8-0 lead, but the Lions rallied, as Thande scored eight of the points in an 11-2 run to give Multnomah its only lead of the game at 11-10 just over four minutes into the game. From there, WWU took complete control, running off 13 straight points to take a 23-11 advantage with 11 minutes left in the half and extending the margin to 67-47 at halftime. The Vikings shot 66.7 percent from the field, going 58-of-87. The percentage was just short of the school record of 69.8 percent, set against Grace, Ind., on Jan. 3, 1989. Parker was 9-of-11 from the field, and Oliver was 6-of-6. Schreiber had 16 points for WWU and Davis added 14. The Vikings, who had a 64-27 advantage in rebounds, remained unbeaten in five series meetings with Multnomah. Bragg grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and scored nine points.
Dec. 17 - WWU 140, Thompson Rivers BC 74 at Bellingham
Woodworth scored a team-high 21 points and Turner became the first Viking in a decade to grab 20 rebounds as WWU completed its season-opening, eight-game home stretch unbeaten with a 99-74 triumph over Thompson Rivers BC at Carver Gym. TRU, located in Kamloops, B.C., fell to 13-6. The Wolfpack was led by the game-high 24 points of guard Ta'Quan Zimmerman, who also had nine rebounds. Turner also added nine points, six assists and five blocked shots. The Vikings held a 59-53 lead a little less than five minutes into the second half, then went on a 9-2 run with three straight 3-pointers in less than a minute, the first by Woodworth and the last two by Parker, to take a 68-55 advantage with 14:15 remaining. The margin was never less than nine after that, and WWU's advantage never less than 20 in the final five minutes. Bragg had 16 points for WWU. Harris, Jr., had 14 points, Schreiber 13, and Parker 10. Schreiber had 12 of his points in the first seven minutes, helping the Vikings take a 22-12 lead, but TRU clawed back into the contest behind Zimmerman's 18 first-half points, eventually taking a 34-33 advantage with 4:19 left in the half. WWU led by two, 48-46, at halftime. The Wolfpack shot 58.8 percent (20-of-34) in the first half, but the Viking defense stiffened after halftime, holding TRU to 24.3 percent (9-of-37), including 0-10 on 3-pointers.
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
2013-14 Men's Basketball Report Week 6
Conference All W L W L H A N Western Washington 2 0 7 0 7-0 0-0 0-0 Seattle Pacific 2 0 9 2 3-1 0-1 6-0 Alaska Anchorage 1 0 6 4 4-3 0-0 2-1 Western Oregon 1 1 6 4 3-1 1-2 2-1 Montana State Billings 1 1 4 4 4-2 0-2 0-0 Northwest Nazarene 1 1 3 7 2-4 1-2 0-1 Saint Martin's 1 1 2 6 0-0 2-3 0-2 Alaska Fairbanks 0 1 4 4 3-0 0-2 1-2 Simon Fraser 0 2 6 3 5-2 1-1 0-0 Central Washington 0 2 3 4 2-1 0-2 1-1
Exhibition Records (Versus D1): Western Washington 2-0 (0-0); Western Oregon 1-0 (0-0); Seattle Pacific 1-1 (0-1); Alaska Fairbanks 1-1 (1-1); Saint Martin's 1-2 (0-2); Northwest Nazarene 0-2 (0-1); Alaska Anchorage 0-2 (0-1); Central Washington 0-2 (0-2); Simon Fraser 0-2 (0-2); MSU Billings 0-2 (0-0). Totals 6-14 (0-9). Note: Exhibition records do not include Alumni games.
LAST WEEK: Tuesday - College of Idaho 79 at Northwest Nazarene 62. Saturday - Alumni 86 at MSU Billings 106 (exh); Multnomah 88 at Western Washington 140; Saint Martin's 74 at Pacific Lutheran 64; Walla Walla 82 at Northwest Nazarene 88; Capilano 69 at Western Oregon 88. Sunday - Saint Martin's 57 at Montana 73 (exh).
THIS WEEK: Monday - Northland International at Alaska Anchorage, 7 p.m.; Quest at Central Washington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday - Northland International at Alaska Anchorage, 7 p.m.; Thompson Rivers at Western Washington, 7 p.m.; Northwest Christian at Seattle Pacific, 7 p.m. Wednesday - Dixie State Classic (Academy of Art vs. MSU Billings, 3:30 p.m.); Northwest Christian at Saint Martin's, 7 p.m.; Northwest Indian at Western Oregon, 7 p.m. Thursday - Dixie State Classic (Dixie State vs. MSU Billings, 7:30 p.m.); Northland International at Alaska Fairbanks, 6 p.m.; Capilano at Simon Fraser, 7 p.m. Friday - South Dakota Mines at Saint Martin's, 7:30 p.m. Saturday - Las Vegas South Point Holiday Hoops Classic (Central Washington vs. Tarleton State, 11 a.m.; Cal State San Bernardino vs. Western Washington, 3 p.m.; Montana State Billings at Long Beach State, noon; Walla Walla at Seattle Pacific, 5 p.m.; South Dakota Mines at Western Oregon, 4:15 p.m. Sunday - Las Vegas South Point Holiday Hoops Classic (Central Washington vs. West Florida, 11 a.m.; Tarleton State vs. Western Washington, 3 p.m.).
NCAA NATIONAL STATISTICS (Top 30; Through Dec. 15): Team: Scoring - 8. Western Washington 94.4. Scoring Margin - 13. Western Washington 19.6. Field Goal PCT. - 23. Seattle Pacific 51.1; 27. Western Washington 50.7. Three-Pointers - 4. Alaska Anchorage 11.6; 20. Simon Fraser 10.0. Three-Point PCT. - 18. Seattle Pacific 42.2; 29. Simon Fraser 41.1. Three-Point PCT. Defense - 7. Western Washington 25.2. Free Throw PCT. - 7. Alaska Anchorage 79.2; 21. Alaska Fairbanks 76.9; 30. Simon Fraser 75.5. Assists - 17. Western Washington 18.6. Assist/TO Ratio - 5. Alaska Anchorage 1.84; 15. Seattle Pacific 1.64; 18. Alaska Fairbanks 1.60; 20. MSU Billings 1.56. Steals - 25. Western Washington 9.4. Blocked Shots - 1. Western Washington 7.7. Fewest Turnovers - 2. Seattle Pacific 8.7; 4. Alaska Anchorage 9.0; 12. MSU Billings 9.8; 21. Alaska Fairbanks 10.3. Turnover Margin - 21. Alaska Fairbanks 4.5; 30. Alaska Anchorage 3.9. Fewest Fouls - 13. Seattle Pacific 15.8; 16. Alaska Fairbanks and Northwest Nazarene 16.3. Individuals: Scoring - 3. Mark McLaughlin, CWU, 26.5. Field Goal PCT. - 13. JB Pillard, CWU, 66.7; 19. Andrew Kelly, UAF, 65.6. Three-Point FGs - 12. Kyle Fossman, UAA, and Travis Thompson, UAA, 3.7. Three-Point PCT. - 9. David Downs, SPU, 55.2. Free Throw PCT.. - 21. Travis Thompson, UAA, 92.2. Assists - 10. Kalob Hatcher, MSUB, 6.6; 20. Brian McGill, UAA, 6.2. Blocked Shots - 10. Austin Bragg, WWU, 3.14.
DOUBLE DOUBLES (Through Dec. 15): 3 - Austin Bragg, WWU. 2 - Kevin Davis, CWU; Austin Hudson, MSUB; Kevin Rima, NNU. 1 - Eight with.
ALL-TOURNAMENT: CCA Division II Tipoff Classic (Nov. 8-10 at Anaheim) - *David Downs, SPU (MVP). *MVP was selected, but no all-tournament team chosen. UAA AT&T Jamboree (Nov. 15-16) - Travis Thompson, UAA (MVP); Kyle Fossman, UAA; Ronnie Baker, UAF; Brian McGill, UAA; Teancum Stanford, UAA. SPU Sodexo Tipoff (Nov. 15-16) - David Downs, SPU; Patrick Simon, SPU; Mark McLaughlin, CWU. UAF GCI Alaska Invitational (Nov. 21-23) - Ronnie Baker, UAF; Andrew Kelly, UAF. CWU GNAC/Pac West Challenge (Nov. 22-23) - David Downs, SPU (MVP), Mark McLaughlin, CWU; Patrick Simon, SPU. Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 27-30) - Travis Thompson, UAA. WOU Capital City Classic (Nov. 27-30) - Rodney Webster, WOU (MVP); Marwan Sarhan, WOU. Mac Martin Chico State (Nov. 29-30) - Patrick Simon, SPU; David Downs, SPU.
POLLS: NABC (Dec. 10) - 5. Western Washington; 14. Seattle Pacific, 26. Alaska Anchorage.
GNAC RED LION PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Grayson Moore, Northwest Nazarene (G, 6-6, So., Logan, UT - Sheridan College) had back-to-back career highs in scoring 47 points as the Crusaders split two games. He scored 22 points and also had nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal in a 79-62 loss to College of Idaho Wednesday. Moore accounted for 35.5 percent of the Crusaders' points and 26.5 percent of its rebounds in the contest. He converted on six of 10 three-pointers as NNU cashed in on 11 of 27 overall. Moore followed that up with a 25-point, seven-rebound performance Saturday in a 88-82 win over Walla Walla. He made four of seven treys in that contest finishing the week with a 58.8 percentage from the arc (10 of 17) after beginning the week shooting just 21.6 percent on treys (8 of 37).
HONORABLE MENTION: Ryan Rogers, Saint Martin's (F, 6-4, Jr., Auburn, WA - Lower Columbia) scored 22 points on nine of 18 shooting and also had nine rebounds in a 74-64 win over Pacific Lutheran. Rogers has scored 20 or more points in three of the Saints' last five games including back-to-back contests.
MOST POINTS, TAKE 2: Jeffrey Parker scored 22 points as Western Washington broke the GNAC single-game team scoring record for the second time this season with a 140-88 win over Multnomah. On Nov. 24, the Vikings eclipsd the old record of 136 points in a 138-85 win over Quest. Three different players - Robert Harris, Robert Oliver and Richard Woodworth - had 19 points each in the contest. The win was the Vikings' 34th in a row at home, extending their own school and GNAC-record.
AROUND THE GNAC: Jordan Wiley had 15 points and eight rebounds in Western Oregon's 88-69 victory over Capilano Saturday. Wiley converted on five of seven shots, including three of four three-pointers ... Evan Coulter had 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists in Saint Martin's 10-point win at Pacific Lutheran. Tyler Copp netted 18 points (6-11 FGs, 4-8 3-pointers, 2-2 FTs) in the Saints' 73-57 exhibition loss at the University of Montana Sunday.
HOME WIN STREAK LONGEST IN DIVISION II: Western Washington's 34-game home winning streak is not only a school and GNAC record but also matches the longest current streak among NCAAA Division II schools. West Liberty also is on a 34-game home win streak.
VIKINGS, WILDCATS HEAD TO VEGAS: Western Washington and Central Washington travel to Las Vegas this coming weekend to compete in the South Point Holiday Hoop Classic. Meanwhile, Montana State Billings travels to Saint George to compete in the Dixie State Classic. Those games are among 19 contests on this week's GNAC slate.
PREVIOUS RED LION PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week of Nov. 3-10 - David Downs, Seattle Pacific (G, 6-2, 195, Sr., Kirkland, WA - Bellevue Christian) was selected the MVP in the CCA (Conference Commissioners Association) Division II Tipoff Classic as he led the Falcons to a 3-0 record. Downs averaged 25 points, shooting 62.1 percent from the field (18-29) and 76.5 percent from the arc (13-17). He also made 26 of 29 free throws (89.7 percent). In addition he led SPU with 11 assists and also had seven rebounds.
Week of Nov. 11-17 - Mark McLaughlin, Central Washington (G, 6-6, Sr., Bothell, WA - Inglemoor) scored 60 points in a pair of contests, including 42 in a 95-90 win over Colorado Christian to earn all-tournament honors in the SPU Sodexo Tipoff tournament. That equaled the ninth highest point total in GNAC history and was the most since John Allen of Western Washington and Parrish West of Alaska Fairbanks had 43-point games in January, 2011. McLaughlin made 17 field goals against CCU, one off the GNAC single-game record of 18 by Gerrit Eades of Saint Martin's against Alaska Anchorage in 2002.
Week of Nov. 18-24 - Ronnie Baker, Alaska Fairbanks (G, 6-3, Sr., Vallejo, CA - Diablo Valley) scored 59 points and also had 16 rebounds, 12 assists and four steals in leading the Nanooks to three wins and the tournament title in the GCI Alaska Invitational at Fairbanks. Baker, who was named to the all-tournament team, scored a career-high 29 points in Saturday's 83-72 win over Fresno Pacific. For the tournament, Baker shot 54.1 percent from the floor (20-37), 53.8 percent from the three-point line (7-13) and 80 percent from the foul line (12-15).
Week of Nov. 25-Dec.1: Austin Bragg, Western Washington (C, 6-9, Sr., Longview, WA - Clark CC) scored 20 points and also had 13 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Vikings to a 72-69 win over No. 1 ranked Metro State. Bragg hit a driving layup with 11.8 seconds to give WWU, which extended its home court win streak to a school and GNAC-record 31 games, a four-point lead.
Week of Dec. 2-8: Brian McGill, Alaska Anchorage (G, 6-2, So., Clackamas, OR) scored 29 points and also had 10 assists to lead the Seawolves to a 96-76 win over Alaska Fairbanks Saturday at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. McGill, a transfer from Western Oregon, made eight of 12 shots, including two of two three-pointers. He also converted on 11 of 12 foul shots. On the season, McGill ranks fifth in the GNAC in scoring (17.2) and second in assists (6.2).
Win Streaks (10 or More) 30 Western Washington (3-9-12 to 2-16-13) 18 Alaska Anchorage (12-7-07 to 2-14-08) 15 Seattle Pacific (11-17-01 to 1-19-02) 15 Western Washington (11-25-05 to 1-25-06) 14 Humboldt State (11-16-01 to 1-12-02) 13 Humboldt State (11-23-02 to 1-16-03) 12 Alaska Fairbanks (1-31-04 to 3-13-04) 12 Western Washington (11-1-09 to 1-2-10) 12 Alaska Anchorage (11-26-10 to 1-13-11) 11 Saint Martin's (11-15-08 to 12-18-08) 11 Central Washington (1-1-11 to 2-12-11) 10 Central Washington (2-2-08 to 3-8-08) 10 Western Washington (1-31-02 to 11-22-02) 10 Humboldt State (1-19-02 to 2-23-02) 10 Western Washington (1-12-12 to 2-16-12) 10 Alaska Anchorage (11-26-11 to 1-5-12)
Home Win Streaks 35 Western Washington (1-18-12 to Current) 25 Humboldt State (11-24-01 to 2-27-03) 24 Humboldt State (11-15-03 to 1-13-05) 19 Western Washington (11-29-01 to 1-16-03) 18 Western Washington (11-25-05 to 11-30-06) 16 Alaska Anchorage (12-7-07 to 3-15-08) 15 Western Washington (11-15-04 to 3-11-05)
Conference Game Home Win Streaks 20 Western Washington (12-2-04 to 1-20-07) 18 Western Washington (1-18-12 to Current) 17 Humboldt State (1-5-02 to 2-27-03) 11 Humboldt State (12-4-03 to 1-13-05) 11 Alaska Fairbanks (12-6-03 to 1-13-05) 10 Alaska Anchorage (2-17-07 to 3-8-08) 10 Western Washington (1-3-02 to 1-16-03) 10 Seattle Pacific (1-5-13 to Current)
GNAC TEAM OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2-8 - Simon Fraser (football). Sept. 9-15 - Northwest Nazarene (volleyball). Sept. 16-22 - MSU Billings (men's cross country) and Simon Fraser (women's cross country). Sept. 23-29 - Western Oregon (football). Sept. 30-Oct. 6 - Seattle Pacific (men's soccer). Oct. 7-13 - Central Washington (women's soccer). Oct. 14-20 - Western Oregon (women's soccer). Oct. 21-27 - Alaska Anchorage (men's and women's cross country). Oct. 28-Nov. 3 - Simon Fraser (men's soccer). Nov. 4-10 - Seattle Pacific (women's soccer) and Alaska Anchorage (women's cross country). Nov. 11-17 - Western Washington (Volleyball). Nov. 18-24 - Simon Fraser (men's soccer) and Western Washington (women's soccer). Nov. 25-Dec. 1 - Western Washington (men's basketball). Dec. 2-8 - Saint Martin's (women's basketball).
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