BOYS BASKETBALL: Cole comes up short of repeat, falls to Dallas Madison in UIL Class 3A State championship

The defending state champion Cole boys basketball team entered the Alamodome ready to take on Dallas Madison with a state title on the line in a matchup two years in the making. The Cougars and Trojans missed out on an opportunity to face each other for the 2020 title due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and each program entered this game as the first- and second-ranked teams in Texas.

The game lived up to the hype, but Cole came up on short.

The Cougars erased a 10-point halftime deficit to lead late in the fourth quarter, but could not pull out a victory in a heartbreaking 53-51 loss to Dallas Madison on Saturday morning in the Alamodome. Four scorers finished in double figures for Cole, led by Trey Blackmore’s 14 points. Rodney Geter scored a game-high 19 points for the Trojans and was named the game’s MVP.

Cole ends their remarkable season with a 32-9 overall record.

Full recap, highlights and reaction from the State Tournament coming later this afternoon on air and online!