Big Sky (23-9, 14-2)
Big Wins: 11/16 vs IUPUI (75-73), 11/17 vs Akron (66-63), 2/7 at Northern Arizona (71-68)
23-9 (14-2 Big Sky)
Computer numbers (courtesy of kenpom.com, through Tuesday): RPI 96, SOS 245
Seven Day Savior (Team): New Jersey Schools
The Report Card
A new series, the Daily Report Card tells you all you need to know about the day in college hoops. From good to bad and bad to worse, I'll be laying down the law.
Three Stars of The Day
We handpick the best performances of the day, whether it be stat lines that make you drool, or clutch performances. Either way, its our way of showing the love:
Pullman, WA - Junior center Aron Baynes led the eighth-ranked Washington State Cougars to a 72-60 win over Portland State on Sunday night at Friel Court. Baynes hit 9-9 shots from the field and 5-6 at the line for a game-high 23 points.
That was part of a brilliant overall shooting performance by the Cougars that the Vikings could not match. Washington State hit 26 of 40 shots for a .650 mark on the game. WSU went into the game as one of the top three defensive teams in the nation, allowing just 51.5 points per game. PSU hit 22-54 shots (.407), but put up 60 points in the game.
A little bit delayed with the Rewind today.. had a little engagement in beautiful Trenton, NJ. I was sworn into the New Jersey Bar this morning (yes, they let me in somehow..), but I'm back at the trusty keyboard this afternoon. Nothing too exciting last night.. as the real action is today.. UNC, Memphis, USC, Kansas State all in action and all on national cable. Nonetheless, here is a shortened review of last night in 10:
Overall Rank: #113
Kirk Earlywine, a former assistant coach at Big Sky Conference rival Weber State, has accepted the position as head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Washington University, EWU President Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo announced Thursday (June 14).