MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: OIT coach Danny Miles gets win No. 999
Oregon Tech coach Danny Miles is one win from 1,000 for his career and he can get it Saturday night at home against 14th-ranked College of Idaho.
Miles' Owls gave him victory No. 999 on Friday, as OIT defeated Eastern Oregon 81-60 at Klamath Falls.
Miles, in his 43rd season at Oregon Tech, is 999-407. He can become only the second coach in men's basketball history at a four-year school to reach 1,000. Harry Statham of McKendree University, who is in his 48th season, has 1,076 victories and counting.
The Owls will take on C of I at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Danny Miles Court.
Win No. 999 came thanks in part to an 18-6 second-half run that gave Oregon Tech a 63-46 edge with 8:02 remaining.
The Mountaineers never got closer than 12 points the rest of the way.
OIT is 12-10 overall this season and 5-5 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Eastern Oregon fell to 12-8, 3-7.
College of Idaho played Friday night at Southern Oregon in Ashland, knocking off the No. 9 Raiders 109-100 in two overtimes.
C of I is 17-5 overall and 8-2 in the CCC.
After Saturday, Oregon Tech's next game will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Luke Jackson-coached Northwest Christian in Eugene. The Owls then go to Corban for a 7:30 p.m. game on Friday, Feb. 1.