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.