Tonite's attendance was a prime example of the student attendance issue. We had 1,400-some attending tonight - - during a break of the university! When the university is IN session, and assuming all the folks who were there tonight game attend - - shouldn't we AT LEAST have 600 students come to the game so that our attendance is AT LEAST 2,000? It is a mystery to me why even 3% of the student body would not attend a women's basketball game while school is in session. We've had 1400-ish attendance for home games DURING the semester. Weird, and perplexing.....
A couple of other observations this evening:
1) Nice show of alumni at the north end of the arena with McDowell, Mann, Horne, Goldsberry, Honneger, Bugher, Breske, Taylor, and Clapper cheering on the Falcons! Great to see them in their BKB shirts!
2) Interesting to note that the officials had to go to the monitor to see who would shoot the free throws with the foul called at the north end of the court during the first half. After around 45 seconds, it was determined that #2 would shoot the foul shots. The first one ALMOST rimmed out, and the crowd quite loudly gasped at the almost-moment. Then the second one DID rim out. Whereupon the entire place stood up and cheered. That was a moment to remember as an homage to Lauren's great feat.
3) Gotta love the audio of Coach Miller during the Canisius post-game press conference. Listen to the VERY end after he wishes everyone a happy holiday - - he gets up, is obviously physically walking OUT of the room, and he says to the media: "Give Lauren hell." That is/was hilarious.