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Pep Board Confirms Tucker Out

Post by Stonehouse on Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:18 am

Looks like Rico Tucker is indeed done for the season:

http://forums.scout.com/mb.aspx?S=210#s=210&f=1132&t=2146069

Too bad for Rico - he really hurt the Pilots up here in Portland. Hope he comes back OK for next year.

Pepperdine, which was already short-handed, will really be short on guys now. Chances are UP will be a pretty significant favorite heading into the game... let's hope we can pick up a WCC tournament win for the second straight year!

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Re: Pep Board Confirms Tucker Out

Post by PilotDrummer on Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:32 am

Will any of the WCC games be on TV, or will it end up being only the championship?

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Re: Pep Board Confirms Tucker Out

Post by PilotNut on Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:53 am

That really stinks for them... and Pepp had been playing much better ball recently until Rico went down last Saturday.

The Waves are now down to 9 players, 7 of which are scholarship players.

We should again be able to dominate the paint, and if we can wear them out (or get them in foul trouble) and they dont hit a 3-point hot streak, we should be able to get a W and move on to the 2nd round vs. USD.

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Re: Pep Board Confirms Tucker Out

Post by Stonehouse on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:08 am

@Drummer: I don't think so, because it would have said it on this release if there were:

http://www.portlandpilots.com/sports/mbball/release.asp?release_id=4856

There should be live video-streaming on the WCC site, but maybe there won't be. Darn.

Oh well... the sweet sounds of Tom Kolker will have to get us by until the quarters.

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Re: Pep Board Confirms Tucker Out

Post by PilotNut on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:14 am

PilotDrummer wrote:Will any of the WCC games be on TV, or will it end up being only the championship?

Well, if take a gander at the handy "Tournament Central" post and the WCC Tournament page, it shows the men's semi finals and final on ESPN2 & ESPN. But it also looks like there is some sort of web cast for the other games... Wink

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Re: Pep Board Confirms Tucker Out

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:14 am

The last time Pepperdine was down to 7 scholarship players was '96. In fact, I think it was about 7 players, total, and maybe not all scholarship.

They knocked out conference champs Steve Nash and the Broncos in the first round that year ( teams played every round then). They made UP's road to the tournament easier.

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Re: Pep Board Confirms Tucker Out

Post by PilotNut on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:38 am

Their coach had quit, too for that game... they were the #8 seed, against #1 and host, SCU. I will never forget that game--probably the most amazing WCC game I have ever witnessed.

So Geez's point is well taken--we have to play 100% in this game and not let up for even a minute!

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