United Heritage Tip-Off 2005
On November 9th 2005, 4,550 fans were on hand at the Idaho Center to watch the 183rd meeting of the basketball teams from
Northwest Nazarene University and Albertson College.
The 73 year-old rivalry is alive and well as the Coyotes from Albertson College defeated the Crusaders from Northwest Nazarene 78 – 71.
At the half, Albertson College held the lead at 33 – 31 following a first half that saw the lead bounce back and forth 9 times.
NNU returned from the locker room and opened an 11 point advantage, 44 - 33 with 13:28 remaining on the clock in the second half.
The next two minutes saw Albertson College unleash a barrage of three point shots to take the lead for good with 11:42 on the clock.
With the conclusion of this 183rd meeting, Northwest Nazarene remains steady with 110 victories while Albertson College closes the gap a nudge to 73.
United Heritage remains the proud sponsor of the Tip Off and is looking forward to the battle of the boards in 2006!