Friday, January 9, 2009

Flames Face No. 1 Mountain State on Saturday

Remembers last year's come-from-behind 73-72 upset of Mountain State? Well, get ready to unleash the excitement in hope for a repeat lashing Saturday night.

From SI

After finding a way to win a key SSAC game against Emmanuel College on Thursday, the Lee men's basketball team will turn its attention towards a battle with No. 1-ranked Mountain State University (W.Va.) on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Lee traveled to Beckley, W.Va. and upset Mountain State last season. Coach Tommy Brown and his Flames would like to turn the trick in Walker Arena. However, Brown admits it will take Lee's best effort of the season to turn back the powerful Cougars.

For the second straight Saturday, all elementary school-age students will be admitted free. "I encourage the local community to come out and witness one of the finest teams in basketball on any level," said Brown. "Coach Bob Bolen does a great job of recruiting top-notch players from all over the country."

Mountain State has been in the NAIA National Tournament for 15 straight years and won the championship in 2007. On the other hand, Brown has taken the Flames to the national tournament three straight years and the Flames reached the final eight in 2008.

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