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It's Over -- Cal Tech wins a conference game

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    No link yet, but I'm hearing that the Cal Tech men's basketball team, losers of 310 straight Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games spanning 26 years and the focus of the movie Quantum Leaps, beat Occidental tonight to end its dubious streak.

    "Caltech hit a free throw with 3 second left. missed the back end, but Oxy could only get off a wild shot."

    Start the parade in Pasadena ... and the burning of Eagle Rock.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That was a very good movie, surprisingly good.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    There's got to be Champagne flowing in that locker room.
  4. dmortimer

    dmortimer New Member

    LA Times link: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/02/caltech-basketball-snaps-310-game-conference-losing-streak.html
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Comments are priceless!
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It's also been a while since they won a bowl game too.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    That video is awesome from the LAT website. If ever there was a time to storm the court.

    I covered a couple of their games back in the day when I was on the part-time SCIAC beat. Coaches and teams were fearful of being "the team" that lost to them to end the streak -- and that was 15 years ago. Good for them.
  8. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Quotes from the school website? You mean they didn't staff the game?!
  9. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member


  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That was pretty damn awesome. Got a few goosebumps watching that celebration.

    The PA guy was great. Sounded like he'd been possessed by a demon: "TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AND MORE THAN 300 LOSSES!!!!"

    How about the random guy screaming "WE WON!!!!!!" about a minute in?
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    You only cover us when we lose 300 in a row.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Pasadena Star News/LANG has been covering the conference games this year. Their reporter stopped in after covering a prep game and was there for the last five minutes, I was told.


    Should have gotten more play on A1 of the Pasadena paper.


    And now the Cal Tech coach will try to end another losing streak: He'll be an honorary coach the Washington Generals against the Globetrotters on Thursday in Bakersfield.

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