Grand Canyon University is excited to continue the club men’s basketball program, which has grown in numbers and in its success each year. GCU Club Men’s Basketball provides the opportunity for students to compete at the collegiate level, develop skills in a team-oriented environment, and help them balance their academics with athletics.
Team 1/Team 2
The season consists of about 20 games for each team, including potential competition for regional championships in California and Arizona, as well as national championships in other parts of the country. GCU’s teams will also face local junior colleges and nationally ranked post-graduate programs. In 2017-18, GCU’s top club men’s basketball team won its first-ever Southern Pacific South Conference title, earned the right to host regionals, and came within a single win of their first trip to nationals!
Team 3 will play a season of 10-20 games, will practice on campus, and will participate in competitive contests on- and off-campus. Team 2 will play a mix of club teams, local community college programs, and other four-year programs.
|Wednesday||10/03/2018||at||Arizona Western College (scrimmage)||Tucson, Arizona||6:00 PM||TBA FINISHED|
|Friday||10/26/2018||Hillcrest Prep Tournament||Mesa, AZ||NA||43-40 L|
|Saturday||10/27/2018||Hillcrest Prep Tournament||Mesa, AZ||NA||CANCELLED|
|Sunday||10/28/2018||Hillcrest Prep Tournament||Mesa, AZ||NA||CANCELLED|
|Thursday||11/08/2018||vs||Arizona State University||GCU||7:30 PM||95-79 W|
|Friday||11/09/2018||vs||Arizona State University||GCU||7:30 PM||85-77 W|
|Saturday||11/10/2018||vs||Arizona State University||GCU||5:30 PM||79-71 L|
|Thursday||11/15/2018||Aztec Basketball Classic||Tucson||8:00 PM||66-117 L|
|vs||Pima Community College|
|Friday||11/16/2018||Aztec Basketball Classic||Tucson||8:00 PM||60-106 L|
|vs||Glendale Community College|
|Wednesday||02/13/2019||at||Arizona State University||Tempe||7:00 PM||96-115 L|
|Friday||02/15/2019||at||Arizona State University||Tempe||6:00 PM||110-113 L|
|Saturday||02/16/2019||at||Arizona State University||Tempe||1:00 PM||93-92 W|
|Wednesday||02/20/2019||at||GCU White||GCU Canyon Activity Center||5:00 PM||87-100 L|
|Thursday||02/21/2019||at||GCU White||GCU Canyon Activity Center||6:00 PM||77-90 L|
|Friday||02/22/2019||at||GCU White||GCU Canyon Activity Center||4:00 PM||78-88 (F/OT) L|
|Saturday||03/09/2019||vs||Northern Arizona University||GCU Canyon Activity Center||7:00 PM||94-89 (F/OT) W|
|Sunday||03/10/2019||vs||Northern Arizona University||GCU Canyon Activity Center||10:30 AM||84-90 L|
|Sunday||03/10/2019||vs||Northern Arizona University||GCU Canyon Activity Center||12:30 PM||84-83 W|
|Saturday||10/20/2018||vs||Identity Hoops||GCU||12:00 PM||TBA|
|Saturday||11/03/2018||vs||Bella Vista College Prep||GCU||12:00 PM||93-80 L|
|Tuesday||11/13/2018||at||Eastern Arizona College||Thatcher, AZ||7:00 PM||67-84 L|
|Wednesday||11/14/2018||at||Chandler-Gilbert Community College||Chandler, AZ||7:30 PM||50-102 L|
|Wednesday||01/30/2019||vs||Arizona State University||GCU||7:00 PM||89-98 L|
|Friday||02/01/2019||vs||Arizona State University||GCU||6:00 PM||76-71 W|
|Saturday||02/02/2019||vs||Arizona State University||GCU||1:00 PM||81-88 L|
|Friday||02/15/2019||at||Arizona State University||ASU Downtown||8:00 PM||82-70 W|
|Saturday||02/16/2019||at||Arizona State University||ASU Downtown||1:00 PM||70-66 W|
|Sunday||02/17/2019||at||Arizona State University||ASU Downtown||2:00 PM||71-84 L|
|Wednesday||02/20/2019||vs||GCU Purple||GCU Canyon Activity Center||5:00 PM||100-87 W|
|Thursday||02/21/2019||vs||GCU Purple||GCU Canyon Activity Center||6:00 PM||90-77 W|
|Friday||02/22/2019||vs||GCU Purple||GCU Canyon Activity Center||4:00 PM||88-78 (F/OT) W|
|Saturday||03/02/2019||at||Northern Arizona University||Flagstaff||8:00 PM||82-77 W|
|Sunday||03/03/2019||at||Northern Arizona University||Flagstaff||10:00 AM||80-87 L|
|Sunday||03/03/2019||at||Northern Arizona University||Flagstaff||12:30 PM||86-81 W|
Matt Gordon begins his first season at the helm of the GCU Club Men’s Basketball program. Gordon will also oversee all club basketball operations at GCU- including assisting with the growth of the club women’s basketball program. Gordon returns to the four-year level after beginning his coaching career with assistant coaching jobs at UCLA, Dominican University (California) and the University of Portland.
In between Portland and GCU, Gordon spent the last 14 years amassing one of the most impressive coaching stints in NJCAA Men’s Basketball history. Gordon’s teams at Phoenix College not only qualified for every postseason since his hiring at PC in 2004, but they never failed to reach the NJCAA Region I Division II Championship Game, winning the title seven times.
The “high-water mark” of Gordon’s coaching career was a milestone for the state of Arizona back in 2014. After taking five of his first seven teams to the NJCAA DII Men’s Basketball Championships (placing 4th in the nation twice), Gordon’s 2013-14 team became the first men’s basketball squad in the history of Arizona community colleges to win a national title. Gordon’s 2014-15 squad finished 3rd at nationals in his seventh and final appearance at the tournament. Gordon leaves PC after reaching the 300-win mark in career victories this past December.
Gordon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 at UCLA, and earned his Master’s Degree in 2010 from the United States Sports Academy. Gordon and his wife, Iris, dote on their 10-year-old daughter, Madison.