The Cal Poly men’s basketball team added both frontcourt depth and height to its 2018-19 roster on Thursday with the announcement from ninth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-10 post Tuukka Jaakkola (Helsinki, Finland) has signed a National Letters of Intent.
Senior guard Victor Joseph scored a team leading 13 points in his last appearance for the Cal Poly men’s basketball team Thursday evening, but a 19-2, first-half run from UC Santa Barbara helped the Gauchos eliminate the Mustangs from the Big West Conference Tournament with a 75-53 quarterfinal-round decision.
Senior guard Victor Joseph and junior guard Donovan Fields – the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s top two scorers and two of the nation’s leading free throw shooters – each earned All-Big West Conference honorable mention praise following Monday's annual release of honors and specialty awards.
After producing the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s highest single-game scoring total in eight years – a 36-point performance during his final game inside Mott Athletics Center on Feb. 22 – Mustang senior guard Victor Joseph earned Big West Conference Player of the Week praise on Monday afternoon.
Senior guard Victor Joseph finished with a career high 36 points – 17 of which came during two overtime periods – to record the highest single-game total by a Mustang in eight years as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program outlasted CSUN Thursday evening inside Mott Athletics Center, 90-86.
Senior guard Victor Joseph produced his team leading 22nd double-digit scoring game of the year with 16 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – after trimming a 20-point first-half deficit to five midway through the second – ultimately dropped a 75-58 decision to UC Irvine inside Mott Athletics Center on Saturday evening.
Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they’re featured on the cover. Senior guard Victor Joseph is the featured Mustang for the program’s Saturday, Feb. 17 matchup versus UC Irvine Game time is 7 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
Senior forward Luke Meikle scored a season high 21 points, senior guard Victor joseph finished with 19 and junior forward Aleks Abrams recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team – playing the program’s first triple overtime game in 35 years – ultimately fell to UC Davis inside Mott Athletics Center on Thursday evening, 92-84.
Senior forward Luke Meikle scored a team leading 15 points Saturday evening and freshman guard Iziah James added a career high 11, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – after shaving Long Beach State’s lead down to two points twice early in the second half – couldn’t bridge the deficit and fell inside the Pyramid, 73-54.
Senior guard Victor Joseph scored a team leading 16 points and junior guard Donovan Fields finished with 15 Thursday evening, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – after cutting an 18-point second-half deficit versus Cal State Fullerton to two points – dropped a 75-59 decision inside Titan Gym.