Division 2 basketball on the west coast in case you have never seen a game is pretty darn good.
As a matter of fact some of the teams are quite competitive against some D-1 teams and occasionally pull off a victory against their bigger brothers. If you have not followed it from time to time, I strongly encourage you to do so next fall when it gets up and rolling.
The three leagues on the west coast that compete in D-2 basketball are:
1. Pacific West Conference---This league has teams that span the United States from Hawaii to Arizona to Utah.
2. Great Northwest Athletic Conference--Consists of teams from the states of Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and the province of British Columbia.
3. California Collegiate Athletic Association---All of its teams are in California.
What is great about these leagues is there are about 10 players in each league that could play D-1 basketball. The gyms and arenas of the teams are lots of fun and for the most part seat under 3,000 people giving the fans that up close and personal look and for a lot of the teams, they play an up tempo style of ball which never gets tired of viewing as a fan.
Last season, the BYU-Hawaii Seasiders (got to love that nickname) who play in the Pacific West went all the way to the D-2 final game in Springfield, Mass, only to lose, but the team had a great run and many times scored over 100 points in games.
Fox Sports Northwest (Now Root Sports) has thought so much of the product that last year they televised seven GNAC league games and the conference tournament final.
So if you get a chance, take in a game, always exciting and a very good brand of basketball.