Funny video for Colorado State basketball. The Rams played this on the video screen during its defeat of TCU on Saturday.
You’ll have a hard time finding a crazier first half than what we’re seeing at The Pit tonight between Colorado State and New Mexico.
First, there was a possession in which New Mexico scored a deep two-point basket, but upon further review, the Lobos had SIX players on the court, which earned them a team technical. CSU’s Dorian Green hit both free throws, but it was ruled that the prior basket with six players on the floor would still stand, so the New Mexico lead was 19-17 rather than 17 all.
Then here comes the real kicker.
With 1 second remaining in the first half, CSU senior forward Andre McFarland is fouled and goes to the line for two shots. He hits the first and New Mexico’s Steve Alford elects to use his first time out of the game — likely to draw up a play for a desperation three-pointer before half.
Well that play, along with McFarland’s second free throw, would have to wait because a fire alarm at University Arena went off so the entire building is being evacuated. This means EVERYONE: Players, coaches, fans, media — everyone.
This process will likely take at least 30 minutes to complete, then McFarland will shoot his free throw, then we’ll have half time.
Might as well switch to CBS College Sports for a while to watch San Diego State and UNLV, because this CSU vs. New Mexico game is on hiatus.
For those who haven’t heard, the Brigham Young Cougars bounced into the top 10 in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 11 in the latest AP). This now gives the Mountain West two teams in the top 10 with both the Cougars and then San Diego State at No. 6 (these are also the only MWC schools in the Top 25 - either poll - as UNLV dropped out this week).
While a congratulations should be handed to BYU, one can’t help but ask what the Cougars did to earn it?
Is Jimmer Fredette the best player in the country? This blog sure thinks so, but as a team BYU hasn’t shown much.
Yes, it has a 16-1 record and a 2-0 mark early in conference play, but BYU’s lone loss comes to a just above average UCLA squad at the John Wooden Classic, 86-79, and it’s hard to point out what exactly is this team’s strongest win of 2010-11.
Victories over in-state rival Utah State, UNLV, Arizona and future conference foe Saint Mary’s are all good wins, without question, but how BYU is ranked ahead of one of what looks to be the best Texas A&M team since Mark Turgeon took over is beyond me.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the Cougars test their road strength against a struggling Utah team on Tuesday. Never count out the rivalry factor.
Wyoming junior guard Francisco Cruz’s put-back at the buzzer puts the Cowboys past New Mexico 67-66. The Lobos’ 7-game MWC road winning streak is over. Congratulations, Pokes!
Colorado State’s Travis Franklin knows that when you go 7 of 7 at the free throw line in a game your team won by 10, you’re allowed to dance.
I was watching the Cal vs. Arizona game Thursday night on FSN and thought it was too bad Jamelle Horne and Kyle Fogg didn’t play for Texas Christian. Throw an “R” in there and it would be perfect.
I’m not going to lie, but when I checked the ESPN.com GameHQ this evening to catch up on the latest scores around the conference, I thought surely there was an error with what was listed.
For the first time since 2007-08, the Air Force Falcons have defeated a Mountain West opponent in the regular season other than Wyoming.
On Wednesday night at Clune Arena, Air Force (10-4, 1-0 MWC) turned heads in the MWC by defeating the Utah Utes (7-8, 0-1) 77-69. It was only the seventh time in program history that Air Force had won a conference opener and the Falcons’ first since 2006-07 (at Colorado State).
Air Force, led by Michael Lyons’ game-high 25 points, shot 52 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Utes 27-23.
You have to tip your hat to Jeff Reynolds’ team down around Colorado Springs. Expectations for Air Force weren’t high this season, especially after the Falcons scheduled cross-town schools Colorado-Colorado Springs (NCAA Division II) and Colorado College (D-III) as regular season opponents. Making matters worse, Air Force lost to Colorado College in overtime at Clune Arena.
Wednesday was the first time since 2006-07 that the Falcons defeated Utah, blowing out the Utes 69-43 in a season that Air Force made it to the NIT semifinals in New York City.
The past two seasons haven’t been good ones in terms of Runnin’ Utes men’s basketball and next season’s jump to the Pacific 12 could be a huge black eye for the program.
So the question now becomes, is Air Force a team hitting its stride, or was this upset just another nail in Utah head coach Jim Boylen’s coffin Salt Late City?