BURN THE HORSEI just heard Phil talking about this at halftime of the women's game and I was just thinking the same thing. Did ASU really cut down the nets for a division championship today?
UALR's men have won the division four times in the past eight seasons and the women have won the division four consecutive times. And on none of those eight occasions did nets get cut down.
Trying to think back to where UALR was when it clinched. I know the first one for the men was at Las Cruces, N.M., on a Zack Graber three-pointer. The second was clinched at Alltel Arena on a layup by Darius Eason. The nets were not cut down for either. The third men's division championship was clinched at Louisiana-Monroe and the fourth at Denton, Texas. Again, the nets remained in place.
On the women's side, the Trojans clinched this year's division championship with a home victory over Middle Tennessee. Again, the nets stayed in place. Last year's division title was clinched at Denver, Colorado. The previous year the division title was clinched in a home victory over Western Kentucky. And UALR's first women's division championship was clinched at Monroe, La. All nets remained in place.
Obviously it's not going to happen in a road game. But it's happened three times at home for UALR.