No banana splits.
And this time, there will be no ice cream sundaes or spaghetti dinners, either.
There is only the off-season.
Cal State Fullerton women's basketball Coach Deborah Ayres surprised her team with banana splits at a practice before an upset victory over UC Santa Barbara last week, but by the time her Titans were finished melting before Nevada Las Vegas, 98-68, in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference tournament Wednesday at the Long Beach Arena, Ayres felt anything but syrupy.
"Yeah, I think I was ready," Ayres said. "I was hoping our team was ready. Yesterday at practice, we looked too mellow. We were not fired up enough. I told them I hoped they were fooling me, but we came out and played the first half like we practiced. And that is not good."
UNLV (23-4) raced out to a 25-6 lead midway through the first half, and that was pretty much it. Fullerton's first half included 18 turnovers and 30% shooting. The Titans watched second-seeded UNLV shoot 71% from the field.