Time for an update on our favorite college basketball teams at tournament time.
Cowboys saw their season come to a close Monday night when they lost 74-64 to the Washington State Cougars in the National Invitational Tournament. Despite 17 points and 11 rebounds from senior forward Matt Pilgrim, the Cowboys came out on the short end of the score, as the Cougars limited OSU's leading scorer, Marshall Moses, to just two points.
Cougars played the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, March 19 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga has family ties for Elliot, since his dad lived in Spokane for several years as a kid. Elliot's uncle Don still lives there and does some work for Gonzaga. And John Stockton, a Spokane native who played for Gonzaga and whose son David now plays for the Bulldogs, is a long-time favorite of Elliot's brother Keith. But Elliot and his family bleed Cougar blue so there was no doubt about which team to support. The game was reasonably close through the first half but the Cougars pullled away in the second half, winning by a final score of 89-67. Jimmer Fredette had another spectucular game, scoring 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, some from the next area code. (Jimmer is also a finalist for the 2011 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Award.) Noah Hartsock made all five of his shots, including three 3-pointers on his way to 13 points, and Jackson Emery tossed in 16 points. Next up for the Cougars is the number two seed Florida Gators, Thursday evening in New Orleans.
And after the jump, you can watch a great video: "We Are BYU."