Is the post ever going to be up again at 11am sharp like it used to be on Sundays? Maybe. Nutso November gonna Nutso, but it’s finally December.
And so… Let’s jump into discussing what happened yesterday.
Michigan Tech 65 @ Alaska-Fairbanks 57
Not a win, but not an awful blow-out either, so that’s good.
Nook highlights: Shadeed Shabazz went 9-9 from the line and had a full house among five boards, four assists, five steals, and two blocks; Koby Huerta had 15 points while going 5-7 from three; and Mawich Kachjaani had seven boards. Off the bench Keshaun Howard had six boards; and Quinn Daugharty had five boards.
Some really fun numbers, if not a victory. Nicely done Nooks!
Northern Michigan 75 @ Alaska-Anchorage 84
Get that ‘W’ Seawolves! Even if it doesn’t actually count.
Seawolf highlights: DeAndre Osuigwe had 10 points, six boards, and seven assists in just 23 minutes; Tyler Brimhall had 17 points and eight boards while going 6-7 from the line; and Niko Bevens had 16 points. Off the bench Tyrus Hosley had nine points; Jack Macdonald had 11 points; and Oggie Pantovic had 10 points.
Congrats to the Seawolves on some good numbers in a nice win.
Colorado Christian 80 @ Simon Fraser 89
Honestly, not the result we were hoping for, but it’s still a ‘W’ that technically counts toward SOS and that’s what matters.
Clan highlights: Othniel Spence had 18 points; Wil Balata had 10 boards; Jas Singh played 40 full minutes and had 22 points and nine boards; Julian Roche had a double-double along with a full house among 21 points and 12 boards; and Mike Hannan had four steals off the bench.
No Mike Provenzano. That explains the close win and why Wil Balata took wayyy too many shots. Flashback to the conference tournament. Feel better soon, Mike!
Seattle Pacific 96 @ Point Loma 89
Woof, that score. But considering both teams had north of 20 fouls, we’re assuming it’s because the refs were calling it tight and thus no one wanted to risk playing good D. Unfortunately, but probably wise.
Falcon highlights: Harry Cavell had 16 points, seven boards, and five fouls; DIVANT’E MOFFITT had a whopping 29 points, seven boards, and eight assists while going 11-12 from the line and shooting well from the field; Filip Fullerton had eight points; Shaw Anderson had nine points and six boards among a full house of stats; and Gavin Long had 12 points. Off the bench Braden Olsen had four boards; Sharif Khan had five points; Mehdi El-Mardi had five points; and Jacob Medjo had 10 points.
Full team effort from the Falcons. Literally 10 players including every guy that saw minutes recorded mentionable stats in a non-blowout. Crazy. The Sea Lions looked really solid and so this could ultimately end up being a good to really good win.
Adams State 81 @ MSU-Billings 95
Nicely done Yellowjackets! Improved from the day before, that’s what we like to see.
Jacket highlights: Clarence Daniels had five boards; Psalm Maduakor had five boards and six assists; TYLER GREEN had a full house including a whopping 27 points, five boards, and five assists; BRENDAN HOWARD had 27 points and 10 boards for the double-double; and off the bench Stevie James had a good shooting game and scored 12 points.
Really happy with a lot of these numbers, Jackets. Y’all are looking much improved. Excited to see what you do this week against the North schools.
CU-Portland 55 @ San Francisco State 91
Woof. Heal yourselves, Cavs; y’all are up to Alaska this coming week.
Cavs highlights: Hunter Sweet had nine points and six boards. Off the bench DAVID WHEELER had 17 points; Bryce Cheney continues to do work with nine points; Dane Agost grabbed four boards; and Barrett Keith had eight points.
No idea what’s up with the minutes distribution, so there is that. Contemplating that Bryce Cheney should be starting, but we’ll see. Better luck in the Great White North, Cavs.
Stanislaus 72 @ Western Oregon 75
WHAT THE HECK IS THIS WARRIORS TEAM?!?!?!?!? They’re the latest team we have a grudge against because when they played SPU, one of their players actually injured himself by flopping so hard (lol). The question is though: are they good or are they merely okay? It’ll be something to keep an eye on in conference play, because this win could ultimately look really good for the Wolves.
Wolf highlights: Cameron Cranston had 11 points; Dalven Brushier had 11 points; DARIUS LUBOM had a whopping 24 points, six boards, seven assists, shot well from the field, AND went 10-10 from the line; John Morrill-Keeler had nine points; and off the bench Collin Warmouth had six points.
Seems like the Wolves rotation is starting to solidify. Their match-up against Anchorage should be really interesting. Darious Lubom oh my my was absolutely out of his mind -although we suspect that this performance won’t be a crazy blip; he’s been looking really good this year, so that’s exciting. Congrats to the Wolves on what should be a really solid win.
We have non-con thoughts that we will theoretically put up before Thursday. It’ll be good. This weekend was a nice bookend to the key portion of non-con. Yes, there’s an additional block of non-con in December with a handful of GNAC schools in Hawaii and other dotted D2 non-con, but the big chunk is over and we get into conference play this week.
We’re not going to put up a preview for the WWU @ SFU game on Tuesday, but we’ll talk about it briefly here:
The big question with this first round of WWU/SFU is whether or not Mike Provenzano plays. If he plays, the Clan has a really good shot; if he doesn’t, we expect a blow-out. We are actually not going to this game, sadly, but we’ll be watching it and sending all of the good healthy vibes from afar.
Be safe, have fun, go GNAC!