Cal State Fullerton 70, Eastern Washington 68 (OT) (story)
- Fullerton, an afterthought in the Big West, was leading by as many as 18 in the second half. But the defending Big Sky champion Eagles narrowed the gap in a free throw festival down the stretch, and forced overtime when EWU's Marc Axton was fouled on a three-point attempt and hit all three of his freebies. In the nip-and-tuck extra session, the Titans' Jermaine Harper hit a three with four seconds remaining.
Friday nights are generally light ones for college hoops (even once the Ivy and Patriot seasons get going), and there's nothing on TV anyway, so they're perfect for firing up the old game console and getting your cyber-hoop on. North Jersey.Com reviews ESPN College Hoops 2K5
; I agree about the free throw thing.
As happens every December, college football has left Saturdays vacated so that our boys to play, as they instead opt for a pattern of poorly-attended "bowl" games named after useless products. Some interesting games on the under-the-radar docket today include: the always-intriguing Creighton
battle; an early-season SoCon tilt between so-far-overachieving teams, Appalachian State
(4-2) and Wofford
(5-2); the Richmond
city game; and a Boston College
matchup that will show how BC rebounds from their Holy Cross
scare the other night.
Despite two straight road losses, the Marion Daily's
Fred Huff wants to assure Southern Illinois
fans that there is nothing wrong in Salukiville.
Wendell Barnhouse of the Fort Worth Daily Telegram bemoans college hoops' "national identity crisis"
due to its lack of "heavyweight matchups" during November and December. I think that secretly, folks like this want there to be the ACC, SEC, Big XII and Big Ten, and everyone else to be relegated to Division II. Less complicated that way.
Former New Mexico
coach Bob King, the "Architect Of Lobo Basketball" as well as Larry Bird's first coach at Indiana State
, is dead at 81.