New record set by Oklahoma in throttling Weber State

During Monday night’s nonconference tilt, there was an eleven minute stretch in the first half where the Sooners ran off a mind-boggling 39 point run.

Poor Weber State, having dropped the game by a final score of 85-51.

The actual play-by-play nearly resembled that of Kentucky dispatching UCLA with relative ease on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.  Take a look at this link:

http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2014/12/22/7438809/oklahoma-weber-state-score-update

The old record was held by Utah State, which ran off a 37 point run but no website mentioned what season that record originally took place.

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Key player for San Diego State collapses on the court, ala Hank Gathers

Senior forward Dwayne Polee II was getting back on defense midway through the first half of the Aztecs’ home game against Cal-Riverside.  However, unlike the late Hank Gathers when he collapsed during an opening round WCC Tournament game back in 1990, Polee was conscious when medical personnel quickly rushed to the scene before taking him to a nearby hospital for overnight evaluation.

I hope to provide more updates either in the morning or early afternoon>
Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

There was some very good news and some more upsets

Temple shot 58 percent in shocking Kansas in Philadelphia, 77-52 as the Owls were led by Will Cummings who tabulated 19 points and another 18 came from Quenton DeCosey.  The Jayhawks missed 9 of their first 10 shots right out of the gate and finished the game at a paltry 32.1 percent clip (18 of 56).

Elsewhere…

Colorado State and TCU remain perfect at 12-0, defeating both Charleston Southern and Grambling, respectively.

UC Irvine won at Wisconsin-Green Bay, 72-70 and a bigger shocker at West Lafayette, where Gardner-Webb picked up right where they left off when they upset Clemson in November.  Purdue lost 89-84, and are struggling to stay afloat entering Big Ten play with a meager 8-5 record.  Even though Gardner-Webb starts nobody higher than 6’6″, it is still a testament to the coaching staff to make this team believe they can do great things.  Perhaps, they might just make my Stock Up page sometime in 2015.

But there was a mini milestone achieved by one Boilermakers player…

A.J. Hammons became the third player in school history to record at least 800 points, 500 rebounds and 200 blocks.  I guess you can safely guess one of the other two, and that was 1994 Naismith Player of the Year Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson.

Merry Christmas.  I will be back with my next blog sometime after the New Year’s holiday.

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