Men's basketball: Western defeats Seattle Pacific in NCAA Division II West Regional championship
The Bellingham Herald
As the final seconds ticked down and the buzzer rang in the NCAA Division II West Regional final, Western Washington University guard John Allen sauntered to mid court, slammed the ball and began signaling to fans that Sam Carver Gymnasium belonged to WWU. After hosting the West Regional as the tournament's No. 1 seed and failing to win the tournament in 2009 and 2010, Western finally got the chance to feel what its like to end it's final postseason game at Carver Gym in celebration instead of defeat. And for five-year player Rory Blanche, the feeling was oh-so sweet.