What everyone will be talking about over their morning coffee:
Yeah, it was a light night in college basketball, and many of the mid-majors playing disappointed, so we have to recall attention to yesterday's biggest story: Appalachian State's new logo.
It isn't that they can't change the logo, but when you already have a really interesting and stylish logo, you have to wonder what goes into the decision to turn it into a parody of an Appalachian farmer.
I don't get it. The logo isn't even that wonderfully drawn, almost as if they ran out of money to pay for it and had to get some intern in the athletic department to finish it.
Side of bacon:
Morehead State Scores Win over Wright State
It is another one of those losses by Wright State that has you wondering if they were prematurely picked to move to the top of the Horizon League this season. The Raiders brought back a good chunk of production from last season, but the results just haven't been there. Wright State even shot well against the Eagles, and held Morehead State to just 1-for-16 from beyond the arc. That should be enough to beat most teams. But the final score had Morehead ahead 74-69. Angelo Warner led the Eagles with 19 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Wright State got its top production from JT Yoho off the bench, with 18 points.
- Antoine Mason could barely get to 20 points for Niagara on Monday night, which is a rarity for a guy that is averaging more than 30 per game this season. The defense that held him down belonged to Arkansas State, which is off to a 5-2 start this year after its 86-61 win. The Red Wolves got 18 points from Kendrick Washington, who also added eight rebounds and six assists.
- Seattle scored a win over UC Davis 77-53 with a combination of strong defense and a huge game from Isiah Umipig. The junior guard shot 6-for-11 from 3-point range and finished with 30 points and four assists in the win. The Redhawks shot 51.9 percent from the floor overall, and held the Aggies to just 33.9 percent. UC Davis star Corey Hawkins was held to just 12 points and three assists in the loss.
- Loyola Marymount held off UC Riverside 73-69 to move to 6-2 on the year. Gabe Levin had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Anthony Ireland scored all his points in a timely way to keep the Highlanders down, and finished with 16 points. UC Riverside shot just 2-for-11 from 3-point range in a game where neither team had a triple in the first half. Taylor Johns had 22 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in the loss.