--Frank Woods saved his life. Woods, of course, is the junior forward who tipped in the winning basket for Irvine against Oral Roberts. Woods tipped in a shot originally missed by Brooks. "Frank Woods saved my life," Brooks said, "because I hate to lose. That would have been the worst."
--He wants to get into coaching, if a playing stint overseas or in the planned 6-4-and-under professional league doesn't materialize. "He'd be ideal in the 6-4-and-under league," Mulligan said. Brooks isn't so sure. "Is that hearsay or what?" Brooks said. "Is it really going to come off? I never really thought about it."
Right now, Brooks is concerned with leading the 3-2 Anteaters--or, the "Runnin' Anteaters," as he calls them--to 4-2. Irvine plays at Montana tonight.
Then, there's the Crawford Hall finale against Pepperdine Saturday. And then, right around New Year's Day, there are meetings with No. 3 Iowa and No. 1 Nevada-Las Vegas--separated by just three days.