2017-18 Men's Basketball News

  • Team and individuals awarded for academic excellence
    July 17, 2018
    Six student-athletes and the Chapman University basketball team earned academic recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. As a team, the Panthers earned the NABC’s Team Academic Excellence Award while the six student-athletes earned a spot in the NABC Honors Court.
  • Record number of student-athletes achieve academic distinction
    June 25, 2018
    Chapman University student-athletes raised the bar with a record number of 220 SCIAC All-Academic selections for the 2017-18 school year. This year marks the first time in Chapman’s six-year history in the SCIAC that more than 200 Panthers were included on the All-Academic teams.
  • #D3Week Feature: Rob Nelsen, Men's Basketball
    April 04, 2018
    Our week-long celebration continues with All-SCIAC selection Rob Nelsen from the men's basketball team. In addition to being a team captain, Rob has been in ROTC for four years with a litany of volunteer activities.
  • Smith top newcomer, Nelsen and Selway land All-SCIAC honors
    February 23, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team had three players recognized on the All-SCIAC teams, announced by the conference office on Friday. Senior Rob Nelsen earned a spot on the All-SCIAC First Team, fellow senior Luke Selway was honored on the Second Team and Reed Smith was recognized as the Newcomer of the Year.
  • Men's basketball falls to CMS in SCIAC semis
    February 23, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team’s season came to an end in the semifinals of the SCIAC Tournament with an 83-72 loss to top-seeded Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday. SCIAC Newcomer of the Year Reed Smith led the Panthers (17-9) with 17 points.
  • Men’s basketball heading to CMS for SCIAC semifinal
    February 22, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team ended the regular season with a No. 4 spot in the SCIAC rankings. The Panthers (17-8, 10-6 SCIAC) head to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (16-7, 14-1 SCIAC) to take on the No. 1 seed Stags.
  • Men’s basketball earns SCIAC Tournament berth behind Nelsen’s career night
    February 10, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team rolled past La Verne 72-57 this afternoon to earn a spot in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament. In the final home game of his career, senior Rob Nelsen led the Panthers with a career-high 24 points.
  • Men’s basketball completes come-from-behind win over Whittier
    February 07, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team continues to sit alone in the No. 4 spot in the SCIAC standings after a thrilling 77-74 victory over Whittier. With the Poets just one game behind the Panthers prior to tonight, Chapman had to win to stay alone in fourth place. Chapman completed the come-from-behind win with the help of junior Josh Mendoza, who led the Panthers with 14 points.
  • Three-point shooting leads men's basketball to third straight win
    February 03, 2018
    The Chapman University men's basketball knocked down 19 three-pointers to fuel a 98-56 win over visiting Cal Lutheran. The Panthers (15-6, 8-4 SCIAC) won for the third game in a row behind 20-point efforts from freshman Reed Smith and junior Reed Nakakihara.
  • Smith tallies double-double in loss to Pomona-Pitzer
    January 24, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team dropped its third in a row tonight as they raced Pomona-Pitzer for the No. 3 spot in the SCIAC. The Sagehens (8-10, 6-3 SCIAC) narrowly edged out the Panthers (12-6, 5-4 SCIAC), taking the 61-58 victory.
  • Smith scores 20 in loss to Oxy
    January 17, 2018
    Freshman Reed Smith scored a season-best 20 points but the Chapman University men?s basketball team fell 70-60 to visiting Occidental on Wednesday. Smith was one of three Panther starters in double figures.
  • Men’s basketball drops back-and-forth battle with CMS
    January 13, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team (12-4, 5-2 SCIAC) lost 70-63 to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (6-7, 4-1 SCIAC) earlier this afternoon in the first game of a double header. Senior Rob Nelsen led the scoring for the Panthers, tallying 17 points and seven rebounds in the narrow loss.
  • Men's basketball cruises to third straight win
    January 08, 2018
    Senior Rob Nelsen scored 20 points as the Chapman University men’s basketball team rolled to an 85-71 win over Caltech on Monday. The Panthers (11-3, 4-1 SCIAC) won their third game in a row to stay near the top of the SCIAC standings.
  • Five players score double digits in victory over Redlands
    January 03, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 in SCIAC play after defeating Redlands 82-73 on Wednesday night. Five Panthers scored double digits tonight, but it was senior Rob Nelsen who led the way with 22 points.
  • Selway's double-double, Smith's 19 close out 2017 on winning note
    December 28, 2017
    A double-double from senior Luke Selway and 19 points from freshman Reed Smith led the Chapman University men’s basketball team to an 80-73 victory over visiting Lewis & Clark on Thursday. The win improved Chapman to 8-2 this season as it closes out its 2017 and its non-conference slate.
  • Men’s basketball drops first game of the season
    December 08, 2017
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought game to their former Division III independent rivals UC Santa Cruz on Friday night. The Panthers, led by seniors Rob Nelsen and Luke Selway, fell as the Banana Slugs had a late push to take the game 72-67.
  • Smith garners SCIAC weekly honor
    November 27, 2017
    The SCIAC rewarded freshman Reed Smith’s big week with the SCIAC Athlete of the Week honor – the first of the season for the Chapman men’s basketball team. Smith averaged a double-double in two wins last week.
  • Nakakihara leads comeback win over La Sierra
    November 16, 2017
    An early second half surge led the Chapman University men’s basketball team to an 82-67 comeback win in its season-opener over La Sierra. Junior Reed Nakakihara poured 19 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the comeback.
  • 2017-18 Men's Basketball Season Preview
    November 15, 2017
    With 15 newcomers on the roster, the Panthers look to climb back into the top half of the SCIAC in 2017-18.