James Derouin

“That’s why you come here. You want to be able to play against the number-one team in the country, you want to play in an environment like this in front of 10,000 people.” —Brandon Robinson, Gee-Gees fifth-year guard.

“We’ve got a young team, so we’ve really got to hold it down in the first quarter, and if we can come out of that alive we have a shot.” — James Derouin, Gee-Gees head men’s basketball coach on the upcoming game vs. Carleton.

Every varsity athlete dreams of making it to the big time. But, as Sports Editor Spencer Murdock finds out, that goal isn’t always realistic.

The Gees and the Rams were both nationally ranked teams coming in and both battled for every point during the match. The game came down to the final seconds, during which the Gees pulled away with one final basket to secure the win.