A basketball lies in the gym at SF State as the men's basketball team prepares to begin its season Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
22 Oct 2014

Men’s basketball prepares defense for the start of the 2014-2015 season

After losing seven seniors and with the 2014-2015 season right around the corner, SF State’s men’s basketball team is focusing on team chemistry and the importance of defense to lead

12 Mar 2014

SF State basketball loses to Chico State in CCAA tournament opener

After their final two crucial victories needed to crash the tournament, the Gators were ready for a storybook run. Unfortunately for SF State, its Cinderella story ended before it could

01 Mar 2014

Men’s basketball locks down Cal State Monterey Bay, clinches tournament spot

SF State’s Brandon Tatum(24) runs into Cal State Monterey Bay’s Kris Gallop (15) as he takes the ball to the hoop during a home game against the Otters Saturday, March

28 Feb 2014

Men’s basketball cruise to win against CSU East Bay Pioneers

SF State Gator (3) and CSU East Bay (5) fall to the ground attempting to grab the ball. The Crowd in the background gasps as CSU East Bay and SF

16 Feb 2014

Gators struggle from outside, lose to Broncos

[set_id=72157641075721984] After a back-and-forth first period that had the Gators down by only one point, the team could not keep up with No. 25 Cal Poly Pomona in the second.

09 Feb 2014

Men’s basketball sweeps weekend games

[set_id=72157640742654703] Struggling from behind the arc, the Gators needed another option to score against the Golden Eagles.  Senior big man Max Fodor was that option. Fodor took advantage of his

Nefi Perdomo (#13) shoots a basket during the SF State vs. Chico State men's basketball game at The Swamp Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The Gators ultimately lost to Chico 67-50. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress
11 Dec 2013

Lack of offense leads to Gator loss in SF State’s CCAA opener

[set_id=72157638563784966] Chico State quieted a raucous crowd at The Swamp Friday night as they out-rebounded the Gators on their way to a 67-50 victory in SF State’s CCAA opener. Chico

06 Nov 2013

Gators’ buzzer-beater attempt falls short in battle against St. Johns

For the SF State men’s basketball team, Saturday’s preseason game against St. John’s University boiled down to a last second shot attempt at the final buzzer. With the game on

15 Oct 2013

Point guard transfer student enters second season with Gators

Off the court, SF State basketball player Calvin Otiono is known by his team, as well as his family and friends, for his upbeat, outgoing personality. But upon tip-off, the

15 Oct 2013

Gators basketball returns with strong veteran lineup

Stocked with six returning players, including two fourth-year seniors, the veteran presence has the SF State’s men’s basketball team poised to make a run at a conference title. With these returning

24 May 2013

Athlete Decensae White charged with involvement in murder

SF State star basketball player Decensae White was arrested last week in Redwood City and extradited to Atlanta with charges of the involvement in the death of rapper Lil Phat,

05 Mar 2013

Gators basketball advances in CCAA playoffs

[HTML1] The SF State men’s basketball team routed Cal State Los Angeles 57-47 to move to the next round of the playoffs in front of its largest crowd of the

23 Feb 2013

SF State's Decensae White featured on ESPN after Friday night victory

SF State’s Decensae White was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter’s Top 10 playlist for a shot he hit in the final seconds Friday night. White hit the game-winner from three quarters

09 Feb 2013

Gators battle Wildcats for a women's loss, men's victory

By Gabriella Gamboa and Frank Leal / Xpress [HTML1] SF State women’s basketball team fell short in Friday’s game against the Chico State Wildcats in a heated match that ended

09 Dec 2012

Gator men's basketball throttles Sonoma State Seawolves

The Gators were able to stifle the Sonoma State offense in a key win before winter break. The Gators handled their opponents easily Saturday night, trouncing the Seawolves 63-49 at

05 Dec 2012

Decensae White powers his way to Gators' basketball court

Against all odds, Decensae White was determined to pave his own way. After three years of Division I basketball, he found his place as a Gator. White, 24, has gone down

02 Dec 2012

Men's basketball pummels Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 60-55

The Gators handled the visiting Cal State Monterey May Otters at The Swamp Saturday night, taking the second game of their season, 60-55. Both teams came into their second CCAA

01 Dec 2012

Men's basketball edged out by Cal State East Bay Pioneers

The Gators opened up CCAA play against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers Friday night in a fiercely competitive match that ended 80-76 to the Pioneers. The game had the

07 Nov 2012

Gator men's basketball edged out by Cal Bears in 89-80 loss

SF State put up a tough fight against the Division I UC Berkeley Golden Bears Tuesday night, but in the end the Gators came up short in an 89-80 loss

28 Oct 2012

PHOTOS: Gator men's basketball stumbles in 'The Battle for San Francisco'

In what was billed as “The Battle for San Francisco,” the USF Dons easily defeated the SF State Gators 93-77 in an exhibition match at War Memorial Gymnasium. The Gators had

23 Oct 2012

PREVIEW: Gator men's basketball rebuilds team morale for upcoming season

The hardwood floor of the gym is polished, the doors are open and the Gator men’s basketball team is anxious to get their season started. The Gators are justified in their

07 Mar 2012

SF State men's basketball bench players prove their value

For SF State men’s basketball team, the athletes coming off the bench have enhanced the team’s success by outscoring opposing benches in 19 games. The 2011-2012 season for the team ended

23 Feb 2012

SF State men's basketball team beats Cal State Dominguez Hills for first time in seven years

The SF State men’s basketball game against the visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros Wednesday, Feb. 22  proved to be a highlight of the Gators’ season. The victory marked the

19 Feb 2012

SF State men's basketball falls to Sonoma State after faulty performance

The SF States men’s basketball team ended their three-game winning streak Saturday after a 61-77 loss to the visiting Sonoma State Seawolves. The Seawolves shredded the Gators defense by stretching

31 Jan 2012

SF State's Nefi Perdomo moves to 9th on all-time scoring list

Last week SF State junior shooting guard Nefi Perdomo surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career total, becoming only the 12th player in the school’s history to reach this

28 Jan 2012

SF State men's basketball ends six-game losing streak, defeats UC San Diego

The SF State men’s basketball team scored six unanswered points to start the game and led the game all night against the visiting UC San Diego Tritons, winning 56-45 Saturday. Saturday’s

04 Dec 2011

SF State men's basketball team adds nine new transfers

New advances have been made to SF State men’s basketball team as the squad embraces nine new faces, including three Division I transfers. Despite being new to the school, these

02 Dec 2011

SF State men's bastketball team falls to undefeated Chico State

The crowd erupted repetitively in the last two minutes of the SF State men’s basketball game against the Chico State Wildcats. On their feet and shouting, fans cheered for a

11 Nov 2011

New assistant coach brings dedication, leadership to men's basketball team

To be a coach of a sport at any level requires a great degree of dedication, intelligence, patience and passion of the game. Newly-hired assistant basketball coach Alex Pribble, 26,

10 Nov 2011

SF State men's basketball preparing for successful season

Stacked with new faces and talent, the SF State men’s basketball team is eager to take on the new season with hopes of maintaining a winning record. The Gators are

09 May 2011

Phoenix O'Rourke looks to post-basketball future

The life of a student-athlete is in many ways like a Cirque Du Soleil act. Aside from lifting weights, conditioning and practicing in the off-season, players also have to deal

08 Mar 2011

Gator co-captain retires from life on court

After four years of practices, wins and losses, and new and old teammates, senior guard and co-captain Phoenix O’Rourke stepped under the flourescent lights of “The Swamp” to play what

26 Feb 2011

Gators squeeze past Wildcats in an overtime win

In a grueling, but thrilling, game against the Chico State Wildcats Friday, the SF State men’s basketball team overcame a late comeback and won 64-62 in overtime. The Gators’ six

25 Feb 2011

Gators drop game against Stanislaus, season finale tonight

Heading into Thursday’s game tied for third place with Cal State San Bernardino in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the Gators fell to 15-10 overall and 13-8 in the CCAA

25 Feb 2011

Gators face tough loss against Lumberjacks

Coming off a two-game road trip, the SF State men’s basketball team entered its last homestand poised to avenge a three-point loss suffered earlier in the season to the Humboldt

22 Feb 2011

Gators net much-needed win after tough loss to Humboldt

SF State’s men’s basketball team closed out its Spirit Week game series this Saturday with a 58-55 win over Sonoma State University. Coming off of a loss from the night