Men’s basketball: The first two opponents for the Washington State men’s basketball team may be midmajors, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have big-name coaches.
After facing former SEC coach of the year Rod Barnes in the Cougars’ season- opening win over Cal State Bakersfield, they’ll take on former Texas Tech head coach Pat Knight (pictured) in Saturday night’s contest against Lamar.
Knight is the son of basketball Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, and took over his father’s position at TTU after the elder Knight retired in 2008.
Pat Knight earned a reputation for arguing with officials during his time coaching the Red Raiders, and was fired after compiling a 50-61 record over four seasons.
The Cougars will be led by junior guard DaVonte Lacy, who had 28 points in the team’s win over Bakersfield.
They’ll face a Lamar team that finished last season with a 3-28 record while taking the smallest percentage of its shots from 3-point land of any team in the country.
Different kind of love story
NFL: A longtime Kansas City Chiefs fan says he swapped six game tickets for a wedding ring set advertised on Craigslist.
The buyer, Kansas City resident Rusty Jones, said he first learned of the ring offer last week through a story in the Kansas City Star.
He contacted the seller, who wanted to swap the rings and surprise a loved one with tickets to the Dec. 1 game at Arrowhead Stadium, the newspaper said.