Catching up with the GoASU memorable games countdown starting on July 4th.
Game 19: Men’s Basketball 93, College of Charleston 81
This game winds up being our second close call in the countdown. We had ranked this game 20th, and hopefully we made up ground on the other competitors. This truly was a great game, as the Men’s Basketball suffered many ups and downs during the season, but defeating a heavily favored Charleston team in the tournament was truly a bright spot. Seniors Ike Butts, Andre Williamson and Omar Carter all had great games in what would become their last win in the black and gold. This game allowed us to move to 5/12 in the challenge.
Game 18: Men’s Soccer 2, Davidson 0
Appalachian got revenge from 3-0 loss eight days later at home in the SoCon Tourney. Two games previous to the Davidson loss in the regular season, Appalachian was sitting atop the SoCon standings with two games to play. A very unfortunate home loss to Wofford and the loss to Davidson knocked Appalachian out of contention and dropped the Mountaineers all the way down to the 5th seed entering the tournament. Knocking Davidson out the tournament in their own backyard was sweet revenge for the loss from only eight days earlier. We did not correctly pick this game in the challenge and we now fall to 5/13.