Prior to the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament, the teams from the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State used San Diego City College's Harry West Gymnasium as their practice facility.
The California Community College Athletic Association has selected sophomore point guard Martin Thomas to the All-state first team. Thomas is the fourth SDCC player chosen for the all-state first team since Head Coach Mitch Charlens took over in 2004-05. Malcolm Thomas (currently with the Utah Jazz) was selected in 2008-09, Terrence Boyd in 2010-11, and Stephon Lamar in 2011-12
All five starters for San Diego City scored at least 12 points, but it wasn't enough on Saturday night as the Knights' hopes for a long postseason run were dashed with an 80-76 loss at Chaffey in the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional playoffs.
Sophomore guard Martin Thomas hit 5-of-8 from 3-point territory and totaled 22 points to go with seven assists as he led the Knights to a 107-95 victory over No. 20 Allan Hancock (16-14) in the first round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional playoffs.
The San Diego City College men's basketball team is coming off one of its best regular seasons in recent history after going 20-8 and winning the PCAC South championship with an undefeated 8-0 record. On Saturday, the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference announced that Mitch Charlens was named Coach of the Year and student-athletes Caleb Singleton and Martin Thomas were named Co-Most Valuable Players of the league. Christian Jones, Chris Burton, and Mike Scott were also honored by being selected to
The Knights went an undefeated 8-0 in the PCAC South after dispatching the Southwestern Jaguars, 88-71, at Harry West Gym in the final game of the 2013-14 regular season. This is the fourth time under Head Coach Mitch Charlens that the Knights have won a conference title, but the first time that they finished without a loss.
The Knights clinched at least a tie for the PCAC South division title with a 91-80 home win over Mesa. Chris Burton led the Knights with a game-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting and six rebounds.
The Knights extended their winning streak to six games on Friday night after surviving a strong effort from MiraCosta. Free throws in the final minute were the difference as the Knights edged MiraCosta, 78-74.
Four of the Knights' five starters scored in double figures with Christian Jones leading the way. He had 18 points, four rebounds and five steals. Mike Scott scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Fourteen members of the SDCC men's basketball team gathered last Sunday, January 19, to participate in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade through downtown San Diego. The men's basketball team had the largest contingent of any SDCC teams that took part in the event.
The Knights won their fourth consecutive game on Friday by defeating Imperial Valley, 74-65, in front of the home crowd. Martin Thomas led the Knights with 17 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in a game that was close throughout until the final minute when the Knights were able to pull away.