Cal State men pick up game

Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball coach Jeff Oliver has a tough time getting non-conference games. That’s what happens when you’re good. And he REALLY has a problem getting teams to come and play the Coyotes here at Coussoulis Arena.

So he got a bit lucky when he was able to schedule a game with Alaska-Fairbanks, a Division II team that plays out of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Fairbanks traditionally played in the Great Alaska Shootout but that event was canceled, leaving Fairbanks scrambling to fill its last few dates.

So Fairbanks was looking for games, any games. It will trek to Southern California for back-to-back games, the first coming Saturday, Nov. 15th at Dominguez Hills and then the next day against the Coyotes.

It will be good scheduling for the Coyotes who are a tough opponent, especially on the second part of a back-to-back. The other bonus is that the game will count toward the Coyotes always-important in-region ranking.