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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James Hyneman
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LA CITY MEN’S BASKETBALL SETS COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECORD

 

(April 12, 2007) – The Los Angeles City College men’s basketball team reached a historical landmark during the 2006-07 season when it captured its 14th straight North Division South Coast Conference Championship. No other program in college basketball history has ever won as many consecutive Conference championships on any level or with any sanctioning body including the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or California’s Commission on Athletics (COA).

LA City’s 2006 South Coast Conference Championship tied the former all-time college basketball record of 13 consecutive conference Championships with PAC-10 power UCLA. The Bruins amazing run of championships was between 1966-1979. Nine of those titles came under legendary Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden.

The Cubs Championships are distinguished from UCLA in that three different coaches participated in UCLA’s conference titles (John Wooden, Gene Bartow, Gary Cunningham). The Cubs, meanwhile, have been under the guidance of head coach Mike Miller throughout their Championship streak. This, in itself, is also an unchallenged college basketball record.

"It’s a little humbling to think that our program has reached a distinction of this level," said head coach Mike Miller. "Our goal from the start was to develop a college basketball program that would meet the athletic and academic needs of our players, but also position ourselves such that our success off the court mirrored our success on the court. The real tribute is to all the players, assistant coaches, and support staff that directly participated and helped shape LA City’s direction. Their invaluable investment into the program is why LA City basketball has evolved into one of the best programs in all of college basketball and surrounded by the best people. They’re the true winners and each one is directly responsible for this championship record."

LA City’s journey into history started in 1994 behind an overall team record of 27-6 and a Conference Championship mark of 8-2. This year’s record breaking South Coast Conference title was framed around an 8-2 conference finish and improved the Cubs overall 14-year conference record to 115-17 for a winning percentage of .871. Five teams were undefeated in their respective Conference seasons (1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2004).

Collective achievements of the various Championship teams include 14 straight post-season play-off appearances, two California State Championships (1997, 2003), one State Championship Finalist (2002), and seven State Final Eight appearances (1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006).

All 14 Cub teams won 22 or more games each season, and included seven teams that won 30 or more games. LA City’s 2003 State Championship team holds the program’s single season record for most wins at 36-2. Overall, LA City’s record between 1993 and 2007 is an incredible 404-76 for a winning percentage of .842.

The Cubs will be seeking their 15th straight conference championship during the 2007-08 season with their opening game tentatively set for Nov. 7, 2007.

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