When the Grand Canyon University males’s basketball crew arrived in Denver for the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, they observed that one thing fairly massive was lacking.
The mid-major faculty had a flight chartered from Phoenix to Denver by the NCAA, and that non-public flight clearly threw off the gear workers as a result of the crew arrived with out their uniforms, gear and luggage.
Luckily, Antelopes head coach Bryce Drew had a savior in Denver, his older brother, Scott Drew, who coaches the Baylor Bears.
According to CBS Sports, the elder Drew got here to the rescue as GCU was set for his or her first observe previous to Friday’s recreation towards No. 3-seeded Gonzaga (the Antelopes are a 14 seed). GCU would use Baylor’s gear to observe in.
“We’re gonna hook ‘em up,” Scott Drew stated, by way of CBS Sports. “What are massive brothers for!”
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Both GCU and Baylor put on Nike uniforms and gear, so any gear wanted to get the job carried out at observe was at Bryce Drew’s disposal.
However, come Friday, GCU might want to have their uniforms on earlier than stepping on the court docket with the Bulldogs.
While the crew claimed the airline did not fly the gear from Phoenix to Denver, that was not the case in any respect. The NCAA despatched a memo out for eventualities the place groups had been chartered.
Because it was not by means of a industrial airline or terminal, every faculty was accountable for loading and unloading their gear on the aircraft. GCU didn’t learn the memo too nicely.
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So, whereas they put on inexperienced and gold Wednesday, the Antelopes will hope to see their purple and white within the locker room when recreation time arrives.
Gonzaga is the heavy favourite on this First Round matchup, as Fox Bet has the unfold at present set at minus-15.5, which suggests the Bulldogs are anticipated to win by 16 or extra factors.
However, as March Madness has proven us, underdogs and Cinderella tales can occur with nearly any crew. Since GCU is already feeling the insanity of the event with this snafu, who is aware of what else would possibly occur to the Antelopes when tip-off rolls round.
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