Black beats Gold, 77-76, in inaugural Alumni Game
Aug. 3, 2013
The Black team, comprised of veterans from 1990-2006, defeated the Gold team, alumni from 2007 to the present, 77-76, to claim the first annual Alumni Game Saturday afternoon at Memorial Gym in front of close to 5,000 fans.
Mario Moore (2005) and Derrick Byars (2007) led the Black team with 21 points apiece. Corey Smith (2005) added 15 points, while Anthony Williams chipped in six points and a game-high five rebounds.
Both teams battled in a very competitive game that featured two 10-minute quarters and two eight-minute quarters, all on a running clock. Byars hit a free-throw (worth two points) and then another free throw (worth one point) after being fouled from beyond-the-arc with four seconds to play in the game to give the Black the one-point advantage. Alex Gordon (2008) had a desperation heave at the buzzer that sailed to the left as time expired.
Fans flocked to Memorial Gym for the first rendition of the event, and there was a long line to enter the building before the festivities began for the game.
In between action on the floor at the quarter breaks, more than 60 alumni in attendance were honored, including players from as far back as the 1950 team. There was also a three-point contest among the alumni and Coach Stallings, one that had the Commodore mentor coming out on top after making five in a 30-second span.
The current 2013-14 team was also introduced, with a highlight video of the team's off-season training featured on the Memorial Gym video board.
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