An over-the-shoulder pass from senior point guard Jeremiah Dominguez. A thunderous alley-oop dunk from senior guard Andre Murray or junior Phil Nelson. And dead-eye shooting performances from guards Andre Waters and Mickey Polis.
For student-athletes at Portland State, life often revolves around doing what’s best for their respected teams.
Off the heels of two consecutive Big Sky Conference losses, the Vikings responded with their most solid performance in three weeks, defeating Northern Arizona 78-66 in front of 1,237 last night at the Stott Center.
At the start of Big Sky Conference play the Vikings men’s basketball team had two different streaks that they did not want to relinquish.
There are two words that head coach Ken Bone hopes will always captivate the style that his teams play with: energy and effort.
The matchup between the two highest scoring teams in the Big Sky Conference turned out to be a defensive struggle, but in the end the Vikings prevailed on the road over Northern Colorado, 57-43.
If Dominic Waters could do it all over again, he says he would not stray the nearly 3,000 miles from his hometown. The Portland native initially decided to attend the University of Hawaii after a standout career at Grant High School in Northeast Portland.
Behind a breakthrough performance from junior forward Phil Nelson, the Vikings trounced the Bengals and improved their conference record to 3-1.
After an improbable quadruple overtime victory against Northern Arizona on Sunday, a hungry Weber State team spoiled the Vikings homecoming in front of 1,216 fans at the Stott Center Thursday night.
Over the last few weeks, the Portland State men’s basketball team has persevered through a treacherous traveling schedule, a snow-riddled holiday season away from family and played seven of their last eight games on the road in four different states.
Knowing that 2008 was a year of firsts for the Vikings, 2009 could bring even more success to the Portland State athletics program. Here is a forecast of what to expect in 2009.