College Pride Night is Thursday
ĎCollege Prideí night will feature the Armorís version of College Olympics, pitting Springfield-area colleges against each other in a series of competitions to prove which school has the most pride. Contestants will have the opportunity to compete in the Armorís Hampden Bank Shot, along with a series of other contests designed to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
Any college student who wears their schoolís apparel to the game will receive a ticket for just $5!
On the court, the Armor have won three of their last four games, including a pair of victories over the Erie BayHawks and a weekend series split with the Bakersfield Jam.
Scottie Reynolds has been the catalyst for the Armor offense, averaging 12.5 points and 10 assists per game during the teamís most recent four-game stretch. Craig Brackinsí return from the Philadelphia 76ers has also coincided with the Armorís strong mid-season push. Since Brackinsí second NBA D-League assignment of the season began on Jan. 15th, Brackins has averaged 25 points per game and the Armor have compiled a record of 3-1.
The Armorís opponent this week will be the Tulsa 66ers. The 66ers have a league-best record of 20-6 and have won 12 straight games. The last time Tulsa lost was Dec. 28th at Reno. The 66ers have also put together a league-best 11-3 record on the road.
Leading the way for Tulsa is former lottery pick Cole Aldrich. Aldrich, a rookie out of Kansas, averages 9.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Jerome Dyson, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Connecticut, averages 13.9 points per game. Dyson was also a four-year teammate of current Armor forward Gavin Edwards.
The 66ers are also one of the most balanced scoring offenses in the league, boasting seven players who average double figures, including two players, Zabian Dowdell and Larry Owens, who have already been called up to the NBA.
So make sure to come out to the MassMutual Center this Thursday and Friday to see the Armor in action against the top team in the NBA D-League and to enjoy the Armorís College Olympics!
For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Armor office at (413) 746-3263