You can start that "true parity in Division I basketball" conversation for real now - the Youngstown State Penguins won a road game a last night. It was their first since the 2003-04 season, a streak that had reached 25. That it ended at the expense of Loyola, which had started the season 9-2 and had nudged their way into the Horizon League favorite role for a while, makes it all the more impressive. Or, perhaps, more bizzare.
Yes, the strange and unfamiliar phrase "Hot-Shooting Youngstown State"
was used last night in Chicago, as YSU (4-8, 1-1 HL) scored the first six points of the game and opened up a 22-8 early lead. Leading the charge was junior guard Humphrey, a preseason all-HL second-teamer who followed up a 33-point performance in a close loss at UIC
with a resounding double-double, his fifth of the young season. It should also be noted that Humphrey shot a blistering 75% from the floor. I'll say it again: "Hot-Shooting Youngstown State!"
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