Colorado State in mourning
Colorado State's game ball on Wednesday night went to junior Emmanuel Omogbo, who scored one point in 10 minutes. He gave the Rams an emotional lift in an 83-79 win at Air Force, playing a day after his parents and his sister's 2-year-old twins died in a house fire.
"Most gallant effort I ever saw," Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy said, wiping away tears. "We really wanted to win that game so we could give him a winning ball."
Maryland fire officials said Caroline and Samson Omogbo died in the blaze early Tuesday in Chillum, the twins at a hospital.
"We gave [Emmanuel] the game ball and he broke down," forward Tiel Daniels said. "Everybody broke down. That was one of those moments you can't hold back."
Born in Nigeria, Omogbo grew up in Hyattsville, Md.
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