The Fightin' Leathernecks are a perpetual afterthought in the Mid-Con, and the only thing they've had to celebrate in recent years was the 29th-rated recruiting class in D1 last year. Didn't matter, WIU stumbled to 11 wins. They're not doing too much better this year (six wins and a 2-6 conference record), but last night That high-rated recruiting class finally paid a dividend last night -- an athletic sophomore from Memphis (pictured, left) had the night of his career against preseason conference favorite Oral Roberts, scoring 16 of his 24 in a first half that resulted in a 37-23 Leatherneck lead. Four three-pointers and a key pair of freebies in the final moments helped hold off the Golden Eagles for a four-point win. If that isn't worth a trip to Rocky's Locker
, I don't know what is.