QuackSmack: Thursday, 2/21/19

QuackSmack is live from the Valley River Inn. Watch the show live on Periscope via our Twitter @KWVASports

Hosts: Alex Castle and Jordan Brenner

6:02 Day 1 from the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

  • Thoughts on the Ducks first two games
  • Looking ahead to the rest of the weekend

6:18 Oregon Baseball’s Home Opener Tomorrow Afternoon

  • Breaking down the Ducks’ four-game series with the Gaels
  • Pressure on the pitching staff with Yovan uncertain

6:32 Oregon WBB Hosts UCLA and USC

  • Even without Hebard, are the Ducks in any danger this weekend?
  • Keys and predictions

6:42 Checking in on Oregon MBB at USC

  • Thoughts on the game so far

6:50 All Aboard the Bandwagon

6:55 The FCC Won’t Let Me Be

NCU BB: Beacons Lose In Heartbreaking Fashion To Southern Oregon, 78-77

In the quarterfinals of the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament, NCU Men’s Basketball lost in heart breaking fashion Wednesday night, 78-77.  

It was a game of ebb and flows, which at first benefitted the Beacons, who at one point were up 30-17 midway through the first half. But then Southern Oregon, led by Tristen Holmes made a run of their own to get the game to within two points at the end of the first half.

In the second half it was much of the same. Southern Oregon went on another run to begin the second half. At one point in the second half Southern Oregon was up by 15 before going over six minutes without a basket, allowing NCU to claw their way back into the game.

With just under a minute remaining and NCU down 4, the Beacons had a chance. Austin Tyner was fouled and purposely missed the free throw to try and get another offensive possession before time ran out. He missed it, Sothern Oregon corralled the rebound, but then traveled, giving the ball back to the Beacons.  However, the deficit proved too much as NCU missed a last second buzzer beater and were eliminated from the Conference Tournament.

For NCU, Ernest Ugoagu led the Beacons with 20 points, Reece Robinson had 16 points on 6/10 shooting, and Tyrus Hosley had 15 points.

UP NEXT: The Beacons finish the season 19-10 and look unlikely to get an NAIA tournament bid.

Game Story (Michael Abbott)

Postgame Audio

Head Coach Eddie Alexander