Men's Basketball News -- 2017-18

  • Harrison, Spencer, Davis earn top state honors for Pirates
    March 20, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- After a season for the ages for the Orange Coast College men's basketball team, three key pieces of the puzzle were honored for their contributions to the 2017-18 season.
  • Dream season for Pirates ends in state quarterfinal loss to Fresno
    March 09, 2018
    VENTURA -- The Orange Coast College men's basketball team saw its awe-inspiring 2017-18 season come to an end on Friday night as the Pirates fell to Fresno City College, 96-80, in the state quarterfinals of the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Basketball State Championships, hosted by Ventura College.
  • Pirates prep for showdown with Fresno at State Elite Eight
    March 06, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- With their ticket to the State Elite Eight officially punched, the Orange Coast College Pirates will now focus their attention on the business at hand, which is finding a way to beat the Fresno City College Rams on Friday night at Ventura College.
  • STATE BOUND!!! PIRATES TOP CITRUS, 80-77!
    March 03, 2018
    GLENDORA -- Apparently, this story is just too good to end now. The Orange Coast College men's basketball team -- a team that went 8-19 last season -- is moving on the big dance after shocking third-seeded Citrus, 80-77, on Saturday night in the third round of the Southern California Regional playoffs, played at Citrus College.
  • Pirates travel to Citrus for next round of basketball playoffs
    February 27, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's basketball team will travel to Glendora to take on host Citrus College on Saturday night, beginning at 7 p.m. in the third round of the Southern California Regional playoffs.
  • Pirates clean house with several all-conference honors
    February 26, 2018
    After winning 11 straight games to capture the school's first-ever Orange Empire Conference men's basketball title, several Orange Coast College players were selected to this year's All-OEC team, as voted on by the coaches at their end-of-season meeting.
  • Pirates find a way to ground Eagles in SoCal Regional playoff
    February 23, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- Just another ho-hum, snoozer inside the Peterson Gym on Friday night -- sarcastically speaking -- as the Orange Coast College men's basketball dug into its bag of tricks and pulled out another heart-stopping 84-81 win over visiting Mt. San Jacinto in the second round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs.
  • Pirates to host Mt. San Jacinto in playoff opener
    February 20, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's basketball team earned a No. 6 seed in this year's Southern California Regional playoff bracket and will host Mt. San Jacinto on Friday night, beginning at 7 p.m. inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates end regular season with impressive win at Riverside
    February 13, 2018
    RIVERSIDE -- In a gym that's NEVER easy to win at, the Orange Coast College men's basketball team pulled away from host Riverside City College and wrapped up the regular season with a 64-48 Orange Empire Conference win on Tuesday night.
  • Pirates capture conference crown with OT win over Fullerton
    February 09, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The old barn was rockin' and rollin' like it was 1979 all over again! For the first time in 40 years, the Orange Coast College men's basketball team has earned the title of conference champions, claiming the Orange Empire Conference crown on Friday night with an 83-74 overtime win against second-place Fullerton College before a packed and frenzied OCC-heavy crowd.
  • Pirates topple Gauchos in OT to remain atop OEC standings
    February 07, 2018
    MISSION VIEJO -- Even when there isn't much of a surprise as to where the offense comes from, the Orange Coast College men's basketball team still finds a way to win and on Wednesday night, the Pirates pulled out a 60-57 win over perennial powerhouse Saddleback on the Gauchos' home floor.
  • Davis' monster night propels Pirates past Hawks in OT
    February 02, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The never-say-die Orange Coast College men's basketball team kept its dream season rolling with a 96-91 overtime win over visiting Santiago Canyon on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates continue incredible run with 62-60 win over Cypress
    January 31, 2018
    CYPRESS -- The magic of the Orange Coast College men's basketball team continued on Wednesday night as the Pirates pulled out a 62-60 Orange Empire Conference win at Cypress College.
  • Cardiac Coast returns the favor on Lasers with 73-70 win
    January 26, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- It's a story that's no longer a surprise, yet, one can't help but shake their heads at the results turned in by the Orange Coast College men's basketball team. With another full 40 minutes of blood, sweat and tears, the Pirates pulled out another nail-biter with a 73-70 win over visiting Irvine Valley College on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates pull out another late win by edging Copper Mountain
    January 24, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- If the second half of Orange Empire Conference play goes anything like the first half, the Orange Coast College men's basketball team will continue to turn the heads of its opposition and the rest of California Community College basketball.
  • Pirates roll to 60-53 win over Gauchos
    January 12, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- For the first time in nine seasons, the Orange Coast College men's basketball team put up a "W" against regional power Saddleback College, rolling past the Gauchos, 60-53, on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates ground Hawks with impressive 90-83 win
    January 10, 2018
    ORANGE -- A strong finish to the second half propelled the Orange Coast College men's basketball team to a solid 90-83 Orange Empire Conference win over host Santiago Canyon on Wednesday night.
  • Pirates top Chargers in double overtime, 84-82
    January 05, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- After a gut-wrenching loss two days ago, the Orange Coast College men's basketball team learned from the past and pulled out a hard-fought, 84-82, double-overtime win over visiting Cypress College on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates suffer tough loss to Lasers in conference opener
    January 03, 2018
    IRVINE -- The Orange Coast College men's basketball team, winners of seven of eight heading into Wednesday's Orange Empire Conference opener with Irvine Valley, looked like the happy times would continue through the night. But, a late run by the Lasers spoiled the Pirates' party as IVC pulled out a 63-62 win.
  • Pirates edged by L.A. Southwest in tourney title game
    December 16, 2017
    LOS ANGELES -- The Orange Coast College men's basketball team came as close as possible to claiming a second straight tournament title, but came up a point short to host L.A. Southwest College, 88-87 on Saturday afternoon.
  • Pirates conquer Mt. SAC Tournament
    December 01, 2017
    WALNUT -- A frustrating five-game losing skid became a thing of the past for the Orange Coast College men's basketball team as the Pirates won all three games at the Mt. San Antonio College Mountie Classic on Dec. 1-3.
  • Pirates take 2-of-3 at season-opening tourney
    November 04, 2017
    VENTURA -- It was a solid start to the 2017-18 season for the Orange Coast College men's basketball team as the Pirates took 2-of-3 at last weekend's Ventura College Tournament.