Kent State surprised my Bobcats, who are really banged up. This ended our family's 13-game winning streak for OU home games -- a stretch lasting seven years. It was still a nice Senior Day ceremony for five Bobcats, and our son got to shoot hoops on the court afterward.
With 13,083 on hand, this ranks as the second-largest crowd in the history of the Convo, which opened in 1968. The only crowd bigger was at a game in 1970 when OU beat Bowling Green to win the MAC (attendance: 14,102). This meeting with Kentucky was quite a mismatch, as UK went on to win the national title and OU was in the midst of a dreadful 5-21 season. I covered the game for the Cincinnati Enquirer; my game story is a JPEG here.
Triple-overtime thriller. Miami's Jamie Mercurio made a long 3-pointer that sent the game into the second overtime. There were 10,027 people on hand on a snowy day.
Military appreciation day at the Convo.