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2009-03-11 23:49:06

A slam dunk by Julius Thomas with 4 seconds remaining Wednesday brought Portland State a 79-77 win over Montana State in the Big Sky Tournament final. Portland State let a 10-point lead get away in the game's final stages and Montana State tied it on Branden Johnson's 3-pointer with 14 seconds to go. Thomas, however, came through with the last of his 17 points to give the Vikings the win. They will take a 22-9 record into the NCAA Tournament. Montana State was unable to finish off a second...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'