Albany Battles Until End, But Oklahoma A Little Too Tough

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – They had most of the crowd, the entire nation of Australia, and anyone who happened to come across the heartwarming story of Peter Hooley on its side Friday night.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have Big 12 size and athleticism.

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Mount Vernon’s Cousins Hopes To Lead Oklahoma NCAA Run

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – As a high school sophomore, it looked like Isaiah Cousins would follow the path of many of the kids Big Apple Buckets covers in the MAAC or NEC. His 6’3” body hadn’t quite filled out yet, and he happened to be on a loaded Mount Vernon squad that was loaded, so playing time was relatively limited. Continue reading “Mount Vernon’s Cousins Hopes To Lead Oklahoma NCAA Run”

Oklahoma Respectful, But Not Interested In Albany Backstory

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Like some others who emerge from the mid-major shadows in March, Peter Hooley went from relatively unknown (outside the America East and Australia, of course) national figure to a household name in the time it takes for a basketball to travel 25 feet with a slight arc.

But, even by the those standards, Hooley is not your ordinary instant college basketball hero. And his story (and the way he has handled himself subsequently) has gone from SportsCenter to national publications to him penning his own story in the New York Post for Thursday editions (which coach Will Brown said Hooley wrote on the plane to Columbus).

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