UPS (21-1, 13-0 in NWC) clinched a share of its first conference title since 2008. Up three games in the standings with three games to go, the Loggers can win the league title outright with a win Saturday against Whitworth in Tacoma.
With their 81-62 victory over Pacific on Friday night at Memorial Fieldhouse, the UPS women finished the first half of the Northwest Conference season undefeated. That had never been accomplished before in school history.
In a tension-filled game better suited for March than December, the Loggers outlasted eighth-ranked George Fox, 86-85, on Saturday afternoon in a matchup of Northwest Conference unbeatens at Memorial Fieldhouse in Tacoma.
Riding Michael Hannon’s scorching-hot, two-minute scoring stretch, 10th-ranked St. Thomas of Minnesota erased an early deficit in the first half, and handled Pacific Lutheran University a 80-72 loss at the annual Doug McArthur Classic at Memorial Fieldhouse.
The University of Puget Sound poured nearly $20 million last fall into upgrading its athletic facilities. The centerpiece of the project was building a state-of-the-art aquatics center – the new eight-lane Wallace Memorial Pool - which is located right next to Memorial Fieldhouse.
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UPS Athletics & Aquatics Center time lapse
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