Morning Drive: What a Night for BYU, Ms Make a Deal, Congrats LC - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Morning Drive: What a Night for BYU, Hoosiers Rule, Congrats to Lake City

No. 1 Indiana held on to beat No. 4 Michigan State 72-68 (AP) No. 1 Indiana held on to beat No. 4 Michigan State 72-68 (AP)

I begin this morning with a great story from the WCC. No, not from the No. 3 Gonzaga Bulldogs, but from the lowly BYU Cougars. You gotta see this (video embedded above; mobile users can find out more here)! BYU beat in-state rival Utah State Tuesday night thanks to a last-second putback by Craig Cusick. What makes the story even more jawdropping has nothing to do with basketball. Cusick hit the game-winner just hours after learning his father has cancer.

"The great thing is that there's nowhere else he would rather have me be than on the basketball court playing," he told KSL TV after the game. "He's great man and I love him so much, and I'm just happy to be on this team and have this dream come true for me--especially on this night."

Cusick said he doesn't remember having a better night in his basketball career.

 

The Mariners said Tuesday morning they traded Mike Carp to the Boston Red Sox. Carp, 26, was designated for assignment on Feb. 12 to make room for starting pitcher Joe Saunders. The Mariners will get a player to be named later, or cash. I'm not sure what to think about this trade. I do, however, have faith the Ms will have a better offense this year, which hopefully will lead to a few more wins. I guy can hope, right?

 

In high school hoops…. Congratulations to the boys from Lake City. The Timberwolves punched their ticket to the Idaho state tournament last night by beating rival Coeur d'Alene 58-33. Ouch. That wasn't even close. The first state game is Feb. 28 in Nampa. Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls play each other Thursday for the final state berth.

 

Back to college ball…. Did you see the Indiana-Michigan State game!? Wow. Victor Oladipo had a sprained ankle and still managed to score 19 points, including a go-ahead putback, to beat the Spartans 72-68. Indiana had lost 17 straight road games to the Hoosiers dating back to 1991. The crazy thing is…. Michigan State could have tied the game in the closing seconds when Gary Harris was fouled on a three-point attempt. He missed one of the three free throws, and Indiana won the game.

 

And KHQ reporter Alex Rozier should be happy. Missouri pulled off a huge upset last night, beating No. 5 Florida 63-60.

 

That's all for today. Enjoy sport, my friends!

  • Extra PointsExtra PointsMore>>

  • UPDATED: Local Team At Babe Ruth World Series

    UPDATED: Local Team At Babe Ruth World Series

    Spokane's own Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old team, Inland Select, won the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Columbia Falls, Mont two weekends ago to earn one of 10 spots in the Babe Ruth World Series in Ocala, Fla. from Aug. 15-22.>>
    Spokane's own Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old team, Inland Select, won the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Columbia Falls, Mont two weekends ago to earn one of 10 spots in the Babe Ruth World Series in Ocala, Fla. from Aug. 15-22.
    >>
  • Jeremy Affeldt Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS From SWX's Michelle Dapper

    Jeremy Affeldt Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS From SWX's Michelle Dapper

    Spokanite and former Northwest Christian star pitcher Jeremy Affeldt accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) from SWX's Michelle Dapper.>>
    Spokanite and former Northwest Christian star pitcher Jeremy Affeldt accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) from SWX's Michelle Dapper.>>
  • New Brewster Golf Course, Gamble Sands Opening Soon

    New Brewster Golf Course, Gamble Sands Opening Soon

    Amidst all of the bad that is happening in North Central Washington, there is a glimmer of beauty opening soon in the form of the brand new Gamble Sands Golf Course.>>
    Amidst all of the bad that is happening in North Central Washington, there is a glimmer of beauty opening soon in the form of the brand new Gamble Sands Golf Course.
    >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:37:17 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.>>
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.
    >>
  • Caddies make Coeur d'Alene Resort course a memorable experience

    Caddies make Coeur d'Alene Resort course a memorable experience

    Thursday, July 8 2010 3:26 PM EDT2010-07-08 19:26:59 GMT
    (Photo: SWX)(Photo: SWX)
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - For 20 years, the golf course at the Coeur d'Alene Resort has set the standard for golf settings with its pine trees, geraniums, not to mention its world famous floating green.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - For 20 years, the golf course at the Coeur d'Alene Resort has set the standard for golf settings with its pine trees, geraniums, not to mention its world famous floating green. Even with all the beauty surrounding one of the West's most iconic courses, however, the caddies are what - or who - make the experience a memorable one.>>
  • Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:16:30 GMT
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.>>
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.>>