By Gregory Crawford--- TV, Print and Radio Basketball Analyst--- on twitter @wchoops @crawssportsbiz @kcsportsmgmt
Northwest Hoops--- There are combined 9 D-1 men's basketball teams in Oregon and Washington and they are off to a fast start as we approach December. Going into games of November 29th, the teams's combine records are 36-11, with some surprises.
Four of the 9 teams are undefeated, U of Portland, Gonzaga, Portland State and Washington. Per usual, Seattle is bringing up the rear, with November record so far 1-3.
One big game to watch out of this group is Wednesday night, the 3rd of December, when Portland State travels to U of Portland.
Turkey Tournaments---- There just flat out are too many basketball tournaments during Thanksgiving week. Remember the good old days of the Great Alaska Shootout and Maui Invite. Now there is nothing short of 20 tournaments, with some games attended lightly to be complimentary.
As I have been saying for years, Thanksgiving is for football and Christmas is for basketball, end of story.
Concordia----Speaking of undefeated, it will be interesting to see if Concordia (Portland) can stay undefeated on their home court tonight, as they host St. Martins, a team they beat a week past. This is an interesting match-up, as Concordia is playing their final year in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, moving next year to the D-2 GNAC Conference. Cavs are looking to run their record to 9-0.
St. Martins is a member of the GNAC. but along with conference member Alaska-Anchorage, both have lost to NAIA member Concordia already this year, actually Alaska-Anchorage has lost twice to the Cavaliers.
Scores---- NBA games are tough to predict, but for entertainment purposes only, my record so far this season is 19-14 and it is going to get much better for sure. Here we go with Saturday night games.
Houston 99 @ Milwaukee 104
Charlotte 76 @ Atlanta 90
Dallas 110 @ Philadelphia 108
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