By Greg Crawford, basketball insider @wchoops
If you would like to give yourself a pre-Christmas gift, then just show up at Multnomah University (84th and Glisan) on Wednesday night, December 18th.
And if you arrive anytime past 7:00 p.m., you probably will have missed at least six baskets, of which at least half of those will have been 3-point shots. By the way tipoff is 7:00 p.m., parking is always free at Multnomah and large noisy crowd is expected.
Of course the Lions will be hosting the Lewis and Clark Pioneers , led by talented coach Dinari Foreman, who like Multnomah loves to push the ball up the floor.
"I sure hope they don't get 70 3-point attempts, " said Foreman earlier this week. "Curt Bickley does a great job of coaching, especially the way he gets his team to buy into sharing the ball and their passing is second to none. We better be ready coming off an extended layoff due to finals, so our leadership is so important in this game."
The final score of this game will not be 40-30, heck that might be the score at the 16:00 minute mark of the first half. And you have to love it, offense is a lost art in basketball, but not with these two clubs.
And what do the underdog Lions have to do to pull the upset. "To beat the Pioneers we have to score at least 140 points in this game, "says Bickley. "Dinari has his usual talented team, he is an impressive coach and I love the fact this is two Portland college teams playing each other.
As a basketball insider, I do not say this too often, but this is a game I would pay to see over and over again, not to mention you should buy season tickets to both of these basketball programs.
I will be there and you should be as well. Come by and say hello please.
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