Coyotes’ Andrew Young named CCAA Player of Week

Andrew Young

Cal State San Bernardino senior center Andrew Young has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for Feb. 10-16.

Young, named for the second time this season, helped the Coyotes to road wins at Cal State East Bay and Cal State Monterey Bay.

Friday against the Pioneers Young netted a season-high 27 points on 10-for-21 shooting from the floor and seven-for-10 shooting from the free throw line as the No. 17 Coyotes defeated the Pioneers 80-73.

During Saturday’s two-point victory (79-77) over the Otters, Young shot 66.7 percent (8-for-12) from the field and 71.4 percent (5-for-7), while also snagging weekend-highs of eight rebounds and three steals.

On the weekend, the senior post player averaged 24 points and seven rebounds in just 29.5 minutes per game.

CCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 8-10: Gabe Kindred (Cal State East Bay)
Nov. 11-17: Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
Nov. 18-24: Drew Dyer (UC San Diego)
Nov. 25-Dec. 1: Giordano Estrada (Chico State)
Dec. 2-8: James Tillman (Cal State L.A.)
Dec. 9-15: Rashad Parker (Chico State)
Dec. 16-22: Andrew Young (Cal State San Bernardino)
Dec. 30-Jan. 5: Lacy Haddock (Cal State San Bernardino)
Jan. 6-12: Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
Jan. 13-19: DeRonn Scott (Cal Poly Pomona)
Jan. 20-26: James McCann (UC San Diego)
Jan. 27-Feb. 2: Jordan Semple (Chico State)
Feb. 3-9: James McCann (UC San Diego)
Feb. 10-16: Andrew Young (Cal State San Bernardino)

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Coyotes up to eighth in national poll

Jeff Oliver and crew

The Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team moved up one spot to eighth in the NABC Top 25 poll.

CSUSB (13-1 overall, 10-0 CCAA) extended its longest winning streak in 10 seasons to 13 games after winning at San Francisco State and Sonoma State last weekend.

The Coyotes are in the top 25 for the fourth consecutive week and have climbed from Nos. 19-14-9 and now No. 8 since making their first appearance this season in the Dec. 31st poll.

West Liberty (W. Va.) retains the top spot in the poll once again for the seventh consecutive week in one of five remaining undefeated teams at the NCAA Division II level.

The Hilltoppers (14-0) are joined in the unbeaten ranks in the poll by No. 2 Florida Southern, No. 4 Tarleton State, No. 6 East Stroudsburg and No. 12 Cal Baptist.  Metro State dropped into the rankings between Florida Southern and Tarleton State at No. 3, while Drury followed Tarleton State at No. 5.  Slots seven-10 are: Bellarmine, CSUSB, Southern Indiana and Lincoln Memorial.

Two other West Region teams appear in this week’s poll. After CSUSB and Cal Baptist, Dixie State is No. 18 and Seattle Pacific at No. 24.

The Coyotes return to Coussoulis Arena this weekend in the final weekend of first-half CCAA play. They take on Cal State L.A. (Friday) and Cal State Dominguez Hills (Saturday).

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Coyotes move into national top 10

Lacy Haddock drive vs CSUMB

An 11-game winning streak has propelled the Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team into this week’s NABC Division II Coaches poll top 10.

The Coyotes (11-1, 8-0 in CCAA) moved up five places to No. 9. It is the first appearance in the top 10 in six seasons for coach Jeff Oliver’s program and their third consecutive week in the top-25 poll. CSUSB opened at 19th on Dec. 31 and moved to 14th last week.

The last time the Coyotes appeared in the top 10 was Jan. 15, 2008.

CSUSB is the top-ranked team in the West Region. Five West teams are in this week’s poll: the Coyotes, No. 12 Dixie State, No. 18 Cal Baptist, No. 19 Western Washington and No. 25 Chico State.

The Coyotes are on the CCAA road for the first time since Dec. 16 when they take on San Francisco State (7-4, 5-3) on Friday and Sonoma State (1-11, 0-8) on Saturday.

West Liberty and Bellarmine remain one and two, and Florida Southern moved up to third as a result and Metropolitan State, which beat then-No. 11 Colorado School of Mines, rose to fourth. Indiana (Pa.) and Tarleton State also moved up to fifth and sixth, respectively, while Drury, which lost at Bellarmine last Thursday, dropped to seventh.

Cal Poly Pomona received votes but didn’t quite crack the poll.

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