Some 8 years ago, then Montana Grizzlies Head Coach came to me and asked if I'd start a D1 Nation team in Montana for his son, Tres Tinkle and some other talented kids in Big Sky Country.
Fast forward to last night and Coach Tinkle, now the Head Coach at Oregon State got to see his son set the Oregon State scoring record for the Oregon State Beavers. He surpassed none other than NBA Hall of Famer, Gary "The Glove" Payton. It was an honor to have Tres reach this achievement as one of our former alumni and count Coach Tinkle as a friend and one of the finest people I know in college basketball.
New Mexico State 83 Cal Baptist 50
Senior C J Bobbitt (Killeen, TX) had 10 points/5 rebounds and Senior Johnny McCants (Las Cruces, N) chipped in with 11 points/8 rebounds as the Aggies ran their WAC conference record to 16-0.
Oregon State 68 Stanford 65
On Senior night, Tres Tinkle had 23 points/4 rebounds for the Beavers. He became their All Time scorer, passing Hall of Famer, Gary Payton, "The Glove".
Northern Colorado 71 Montana 64
Senior Jonah Radebaugh (Thornton, CO) had 21 points/6 rebounds/5 assists in the win for the Bears.
Senior Jared Samuelson (Billings, MT) had 8 points/8 rebounds in the loss for the Grizzlies.
Pepperdine 84 Santa Clara 73
In the second round of the West Coast Conference Tournament, Junior Colbey Ross (Aurora, CO) had 18 points/8 rebounds/8 assists to lead the Waves to the win.
UMass-Lowell 63 New Hampshire 54
Sophomore Jayden Martinez (Cibolo, TX) had 9 points/5 rebounds in the Wildcats loss.
Arkansas State 76 Georgia Southern 75
Senior Jerry Johnson Jr (Memphis, TN) had 10 points/4 assists in the win for the Red Wolves.
Texas 52 Oklahoma 51
Redshirt Freshman Brock Cunningham (Austin, TX) had 8 points/11 rebounds in the last second win for the Longhorns.
Northwestern State 95 New Orleans 73
Junior Jamaure Gregg (El Paso, TX) had 15 points/10 rebounds in the win for the Demons.