Heading into week 8, the Columbia Bearcats found themselves tied for last place and taking on two of the league’s best teams, the Douglas College Royals (#3) and the Langara Falcons (#1). Not only were these two of the best teams in the PACWEST, but Langara was also the top team in the nation with a perfect 12-0 record thus far.
Friday night the Cats battled hard coming out on top with a 70-67 win over the 3rd place Royals. An impressive feat! They were led by star point guard Kevin Ford who finished the night with a double-double, 17 points and 16 rebounds. But the following night was even more impressive than the first for Ford and the Bearcats.
With his team taking on the best in the nation, Ford held nothing back leading his team to victory and handing the Langara Falcons their first loss of the season as he hit a clutch 3-point shot in the dying second to put the Cats up by 2. Ford finished the night with a triple-double, 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 14 assists, slingshotting his team into 4th in the PACWEST.