Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday's WAC game reports, links and notes

Paul George, still feeling the effects of a bad ankle sprain, demonstrated last night that the NBA may not be big enough for him.

Conversely, who were those guys wearing Aggie uniforms? 64 points? Incredibly, 9-26 from the foul line? Wow! Did Fresno State have a Bulldog version of Bill Sproat?

Daniel Lyght leads us off:

George leads 'Dogs men to victory in return
Daniel Lyght
The Fresno Bee
February 11, 2010

So much for not being 100%.

After missing four games because of a severely sprained ankle, Fresno State forward Paul George scored a career-high 30 points and led his team to an 83-64 Western Athletic Conference win over first-place New Mexico State at the Save Mart Center on Thursday night.

George was tentative at the start but scored 11 first-half points to ignite his team. He hit 5 of 13 3-pointers in the game and ran well in transition.

"I don't think we expected Paul to come out here and have 30," said Fresno State coach Steve Cleveland. "I'm not sure he expected that either. But it's good to have him back..."
Go here for the remainder.

Daniel Lyght also offers post-game video interviews here.


The press -- no, not the pixel-stained wretches of the Fourth Estate -- got Boise State back in the game although it was still a loss to visiting Utah State.
Pressure almost cooks up an upset for Boise State men
The Broncos' full-court defense cuts into a big lead, but can't dish up a victory.
Nick Jezierny
Idaho Statesman

Down by 16 points to first-place Utah State with 10:51 left, Boise State men's basketball coach Greg Graham called for his last-place team to start pressing.

And the Broncos' hectic, all-out full-court pressure nearly delivered what would have been the upset of the year in the WAC.

Boise State twice pulled within two points in the final 20 seconds, but couldn't quite catch the Aggies in a 72-67 loss Thursday in front of 3,064 fans at Taco Bell Arena...
Go here for the remainder.

Jared Eborn was also there and offers his game report.

Ditto for Shawn Harrison here.

Tony Jones also alighted in Boise here, making for a crowded press row.

Jones also has a feature about the bulls-eye on the backs of the Aggies here.


Chris Murray gets inquisitive about the number of fannies in the seats at Wolf Pack home games here.


Little-known Adhar Mayen receives some love from Dayton Morinaga here. Playing in front of family and friends is a problem for UH basketball recruiting, balancing out the opportunity to be in paradise.

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