Two decades ago, when the Loggers were regularly making it to the NCAA Division III tournament, they played at an unrelenting pace. But now, they’ve taken fast to a new level, rotating players in every 45 seconds or so and launching 3-points at will.
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.
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