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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Kangas update

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Oakland senior Erik Kangas went down with an injury with 2:18 left in Oakland's Summit League quarterfinal win over IPFW Sunday night. His injury was not disclosed after the game and his status will likely remain unknown until Monday's semifinal game against South Dakota State.

Oakland coach Greg Kampe was asked about the play and had this response: "It was a very physical game. I think that was their strategy, to come out and really get into us. It was like if all five guys foul at the same time, they can only call one. … They really went after us and the refs aren’t going to call a foul every possession so it was a physical game. And it ended like that, usually physical games end where something goofy happens. I’m not happy about it, but it’s basketball. We are going to play tomorrow night, not matter what. But I don’t know, he can’t walk."

If Kangas can't go then freshman Blake Cushingberry will likley move into the starting lineup and freshman Matt Samuels will be boosted into the rotation. Samuels played well Sunday night with junior point guard Johnathon Jones in foul trouble. Samuels had eight points on 8 for 8 free-throw shooting, three assists and one turnover in 11 minutes.

Oakland will take on South Dakota State, which upset No. 2 seed Oral Roberts Saturday night behind the home fans. The women's basketball team will also play tomorrow in their conference semifinal at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern). They will take on the three seed, North Dakota State.

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Anonymous BigGrizz said...

Thanks DP, but I almost wish I didn't know that IPFW was playing dirty ball >:-l
!!ARG!!
-BigGrizz

March 8, 2009 at 10:41 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the update dp

March 9, 2009 at 6:14 AM 

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