In general, we try to mix things up among the sports here, but occasionally there are bizarre story lines so compelling you feel like you have to write about college basketball or football for a couple of hours. Stories like a college basketball player at an obscure state university dropping 60 points on an opponent on a neutral court … and watching his team lose the game.
(Yup. That’s your 60 point scorer on the right.)
That’s exactly what happened Friday night at Drake University’s Hy-Vee Classic (random aside: Drake University deserves to host a college basketball classic? Are we sure? The only classic things we can connect with Drake are bad coffee cakes and a Seinfeld episode), where North Dakota State’s Ben Woodside scored an even 60 points in the Bisons’ 112-111, triple-overtime loss to similar obscure state school Stephen F. Austin (that’s in Nachodoches, Texas, for those who might be curious). See, these are the schools you play with when Drake hosts a “classic”, even though this ended up being incredibly compelling.