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Men's Basketball's Spencer Signs With Cal Baptist

Pasadena City College men's basketball forward Taj Spencer traded one Lancer mascot for another as he signed a scholarship offer to attend California Baptist University in Riverside. Spencer was an All-State and All-South Coast Conference First Team selection in his only season at PCC in 2013-14. 

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PCC's Spencer Selected All-State Men's Basketball

Sophomore forward Taj Spencer, who led the Pasadena City College men's basketball team to the regional playoff quarterfinals, was named to the 2013-14 All-State Team released this week. 

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Men's Cagers' Playoff Run Stopped By Chaffey, 79-71

As the Pasadena City College men's basketball team saw its first playoff run in 10 years stopped at Chaffey Wednesday, the Lancers can look back at the 2013-14 season as one that brought PCC back into the forefront as a viable Southern California contender. 

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No. 12 Men's Basketball Upsets No. 5 Saddleback, 53-49

After last qualifying for the postseason a decade ago, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team figured it might as well make the most of a rare trip to the playoffs. The 12th-seeded Lancers won a defensive struggle, upsetting No. 5 Saddleback, 53-49, Saturday night in Mission Viejo. PCC advanced to Round 3 of the Southern California Regional Playoffs.

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Men's Cagers Return To Playoffs

It's been a full decade since the last appearance by the Pasadena City College men's basketball team in the Southern California Regional Playoffs. The 20-9 Lancers earned the No. 11 seed in the 2014 seedings, but were moved to No. 12 to avoid a South Coast Conference matchup with No. 6 East Los Angeles.

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Men's Basketball Reaches 20 Wins, Take 2nd In SCC North

The SoCal No. 15-rated Pasadena City College men's basketball team made a strong statement to make the 2014 regional playoff field by closing the South Coast Conference and regular season with 20 wins. The Lancers officially placed second in the SCC North Division (8-5) with Friday's hard-fought 80-74 victory at El Camino College-Compton Center.

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Men's Basketball Coach Swanegan Collects Milestone College Win No. 200

Pasadena City College men's basketball head coach Michael Swanegan notched career collegiate win No. 200 in his coaching career Wednesday night. To reach the milestone, Swanegan needed some unlikely resources in the Lancers' 80-68 victory over host Los Angeles Trade Tech.

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Home Gym Not Friendly To Men's Hoops

The Pasadena City College men's basketball team will hit the road next week for its final two South Coast Conference games of the 2013-14 season. Even if the Lancers make the postseason, chances are likely they will not be playing at home. And maybe it's a blessing for this PCC team, a squad that lost for the third straight time at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium Friday against visiting Mt. San Antonio, 74-51. 

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Men's Cagers Step Up, Move Back Into 1st Place Tie With ELAC

The Pasadena City College men's basketball team turned the South Coast Conference North Division race back into its favor in a stunning, come-from-behind 73-72 victory over host East Los Angeles College Friday night. The Lancers snapped a 3-game losing streak and now are tied with the Huskies for first place in the division with 6-4 SCC records.

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Men's Cagers Hit Season Low In Points, Lose to Harbor

A week ago, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team was perhaps the hottest team in the state. The Lancers were ranked No. 15 and sat in first place in the South Coast Conference North Division. PCC was in a stretch where it had won 11 of 12 games. 

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Late 3 The Difference In Men's Basketball Loss At LBCC

Kristien Owens put a dagger into the Pasadena City College men's basketball team as his 3-point bomb with 1.2 seconds left delivered host Long Beach City a 78-75, South Coast Conference victory. It was the second straight loss by the state No. 15-ranked Lancers, who dropped out of first place in the SCC North Division behind East Los Angeles.

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Men's Cagers Receive Technical Knockout

Newly ranked No. 15 in this week's state poll, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team hoped to keep its hot streak alive against No. 20 Cerritos College Wednesday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. But home advantage turned into home nausea as the Lancers couldn't get on track offensively while the referees whistled them for a surprising four technical fouls in a 72-61 loss to the Falcons.

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Men's Cagers 11-1 Run Best This Decade

Occupants of first place in the South Coast Conference North Division, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team remained one of the hottest teams in the state Friday. The Lancers posted a 78-56 win at El Camino College (Torrance), stretching a current win streak to five and a period in which they have won 11 of their last 12 games.

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Giant Comeback Allows Men's Hoops 1st Place To Itself

Rallying from 20 points down in the first half, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team earned an 84-77 triumph over visiting El Camino College Compton Center on Wednesday. In the process, the Lancers have taken over sole possession of first place in the South Coast Conference North Division. 

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Men's Basketball Wins OT Thriller Over LA Trade Tech

It could have been a game that bruised the team's confidence. Instead, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team overcame squandering a 19-point lead in regulation and then battled back from four points down in the extra period to edge Los Angeles Trade Tech, 88-87, in overtime. 

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Miles, Oyalade Help Men's Hoops Shoot Down Mt. SAC

With several Pasadena City College players in foul trouble, including South Coast Conference North Division top scorer Taj Spencer, the Lancers turned to a pair of freshmen Wednesday. Lancers' guard Adrian Miles supplied the long-range baskets and center Faruk Oyalade took care of business at the free throw line as visiting PCC defeated rival Mt. San Antonio, 70-63.

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Spencer's Monster First Half Propels Men's Basketball

For the first 10 minutes Friday night, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team traded the lead 12 times against host Los Angeles Southwest. The Lancers were sweating things out and then sophomore forward Taj Spencer went on a remarkable spree.

Dockett Joins 500-Point Club For Men's Basketball

With his 18 points scored Wednesday in his team's South Coast Conference opener v. East Los Angeles, Pasadena City College men's basketball point guard Jeffrey Dockett became the 68th player to reach the Lancers' 500-point club for his career.

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Men's Basketball Sees 6-Game Win Streak Snapped In SCC Opener

The host Pasadena City College men's basketball team scored more field goals, 26-18, and outrebounded rival East Los Angeles, 47-35, Wednesday evening during the teams' South Coast Conference North Division opener. So how did the state No. 19-ranked Lancers lose to the 17th-rated Huskies, 65-61? Free throws. ELAC routed the Lancers in the comparison from the line.

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Men's Basketball Captures IVC Holiday Classic Title

Nine years ago to the day that a Pasadena City College men's basketball team last won a regular season tournament, the Lancers were crowned champions of the Imperial Valley Holiday Classic Sunday. PCC scored an 83-60 finals win over Glendale College (Arizona). The red-hot Lancers improved to 12-4 overall, extending their winning streak to six games.

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Men's Hoops Win 5th In A Row, Move Into Finals Of Imperial Valley Classic

The Pasadena City College men's basketball team advanced to the finals of the Imperial Valley College Holiday Classic, defeating the host Arabs, 74-52, Saturday night. The Lancers won their fifth straight game, improved to 11-4, and now face Glendale College of Arizona in the championship final Sunday at 3 p.m.

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Men's Basketball On 4-Game Win Streak

For the second time this season, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team has put together a 4-game winning streak. The Lancers opened the Imperial Valley College Holiday Classic with a 73-67 triumph over San Diego Miramar Friday.

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Red-Hot Shooting Lifts Men's Hoops Past 16th-Ranked SMC, 81-60

Dropped from the state top 20 poll earlier in the week, the host Pasadena City College men's basketball team made a clear statement to return to the rankings with a sharp-shooting, 80-61 non-conference victory over No. 16 Santa Monica Friday night. PCC extended its win streak to three games.

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Men's Basketball Grabs 5th Place At SBCC Classic

The state No. 15-ranked Pasadena City College men's basketball team improved its record to 8-4 overall in winning the consolation title at the 41st Santa Barbara City College Classic tournament held Dec. 12-14. In Saturday's fifth place final, the Lancers downed Bakersfield, 73-68.

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Men's Hoops Reach Conso Finals Of Santa Barbara CC Classic

The state No. 15-ranked Pasadena City College men's basketball team doubled up host Santa Barbara City, 78-39, Friday to reach the consolation finals of the 41st SBCC Classic. The Lancers (7-4) play Bakersfield Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the fifth place final.

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Back-to-Back 101-Point Games Highlight PCC Kennedy Thanksgiving Classic

While the Pasadena City College-hosted John J. Kennedy Thanksgiving Classic ended with a loss to San Bernardino Valley, the high-scoring Lancers men's basketball team delighted fans in attendance at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium with back-to-back, 101-point games on November 29 and 30.

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Men's Hoops Hits Century Mark To Open Home/Kennedy Classic Opener

For the sixth time in seven seasons under head coach Michael Swanegan, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team reached the century mark in points as the Lancers trounced the Occidental JV team, 101-60, Friday night. It was PCC's home opener at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium and part of the first round of the 6-team, round-robin John J. Kennedy Thanksgiving Classic.

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PCC Men's Basketball Hosts John J. Kennedy Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Pasadena City College and men's basketball head coach Michael Swanegan hosts the John J. Kennedy Thanksgiving Classic this Friday-Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

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Spencer Scores 43, Third Highest Total In PCC Men's Hoops History

It was the third highest scoring total by a Pasadena City College men's basketball player ever, and the Lancers needed every one of the 43 points scored by Taj Spencer on Sunday. Spencer, a transfer forward from Mt. San Antonio College, rallied the Lancers, sinking a free throw with four seconds left as PCC downed Victor Valley, 99-98, in overtime to close out the San Bernardino Valley Alvin Hunter Classic, round-robin tournament. 

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Men's Cagers Runner-Up At Ventura Tournament

Although it lost to Antelope Valley College in the championship final, the Pasadena City College men's basketball team had a successful start to the 2013-14 season by finishing runner-up at the Ventura We Play Hard Tournament held November 7-9.

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Men's Basketball 2013-14 Preview: Lancers Athletic, Defensive-Minded

The Pasadena City College men's basketball team and head coach Michael Swanegan felt it was time to change up the program's philosophy especially in practice. In recent seasons, the Lancers had favored an up-tempo offense that sometimes led to inadequate transition defense and sloppy play.