We didn’t preview yesterday’s games because we’re lazy and it was Thanksgiving. That said, let’s talk about yesterday’s games:
SFU 56 vs. Azusa Pacific 66 @ Point Loma
Lots of great numbers, SFU is looking pretty good this year! How awesome is that?!
Clan highlights: Kedar Salam had 16 points; Iziah Sherman-Newsome had five boards; Michael Provenzano had a great game with 24 points and perfect shooting from the line; JJ Pankratz had 10 boards; and off the bench Othniel Spence had five assists.
Not a victory, but definitely nothing bad. Super proud of you Clan!
SMU 77 vs. Academy of Art 67 @ Cal Baptist
Heck yes Saints! Continuing to get it done. We see those SOS points -thank-you!!
Saint highlights: Matt Dahlen had six boards; Jordan Kitchen was kept quiet with only five boards; Rhett Baerlocher had nine points; Luke Chavez had 26 points and was a perfect 8-8 from the line. Off the bench Jared Matthews had six points and six boards; and Tavian Henderson continues to impress with nine boards, five assists, and eight points.
Congrats to the Saints on a good performance and good luck to Jordan in bouncing back against the Lancers today.
UCSD 81 @ WWU 73
Free throws. We were keeping a fairly close eye on this game, but it was one of those ones where it didn’t matter what happened in anything but the last two minutes because there was no way to project who would win until the final buzzer went off. We thought WWU would pull it out even in the final two minutes.
Viking highlights: Deandre Dickson continues to be the man, this time as a starter, scoring 23 points and eight rebounds including going 11-11 from the line; Trevor Jasinsky had nine points; and Daulton Hommes went 8-8 from the line. Off the bench Brad Wallace had five points.
Okay, yes it was a bad shooting game and yes the loss is upsetting, but Vikings -it really is a Quality Loss™, so… Thank-you?
CU-PDX 65 @ San Marcos 73
This is a game where we went “oh. It’s good we didn’t predict it because we expected Concordia to win.” San Marcos was really good when they were playing NAIA, but it hasn’t so far translated over to D2… Now it looks like it’s starting to, because we really believe in this Concordia team.
Cavs highlights: Jace Cates had 15 points; Cody Starr had nine points; Jarrett Gray had 15 points; Christopher Edward had 21 REBOUNDS, WHOAAAA and then 19 points; Taylor Harris had five boards; and then off the bench Bryan michaels had five boards.
Overall the shooting in this game was abominable; CU-PDX shot 39% from the field while San Marcos shot 41%, and it’s not like the defense was great -neither team had an obscene number of turnovers.
NNU 81 @ Metro State 74
It’s good we didn’t predict this game because we’re used to Metro State being good and now we see that they’re 0-5, so… Always do research, folks! That said, congrats to NNU on the win.
Crusader highlights: Jayden Bezzant had 20 points and seven boards; and Maurice Jones was contained with seven boards and 12 points. Off the bench Khalil Thompson had a good game with 13 points; Sam Roth had six points; Marko Lepovic had six points; and Olamilekan Adetunji had six points and four boards.
Congrats to NNU on another win!
WOU 76 vs. Holy Names 65 @ Notre Dame de Namur
This score is an example of what happens when you play down to your opponent; we were expecting a blow-out.
Wolf highlights: Tanner Omlid had a double double with 15 points and 10 boards to go along with a full house; Ali Faruq-Bey finallyhad a good game with nine points and five assists; Riley Hawken had eight points and seven boards; and JJ Chirnside had seven boards. Off the bench Janvier Alaby had seven points; Brandell Evans had seven points and six boards; and Vince Boumenn had 12 points on great shooting.
Good job Wolves? Sorry. We love you, but we knew you’d win, so we’re not super concerned about it.
SPU 79 vs. Dixie State 70 @ Westminster College (SLC)
The numbers aren’t up, but we can say that the first half was ugly, Nikhil Lizotte bailed the Falcons out by making his free throws, and the last four minutes of the game were seriously the longest four minutes of basketball we’ve ever watched; the last four minutes lasted like a half an hour, not even joking.
Game previews’ll be up at noon pacific.