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Loughton lifts ODU to CAA glory

In the CAA title game, Alex Loughton showed America that Andrew Bogut isn't the only Aussie big man worth watching this March.

Updated: March 10, 2005, 10:19 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

RICHMOND, Va. -- Standing beneath his own basket, the kid from Australia made eye contact with the kid from Charlotte and mouthed a two-word message halfway across the court.

"It's on," Old Dominion forward Alex Loughton said to lip-reading guard Isaiah Hunter.

A sly smile crept across Hunter's face. Loughton was giving him the signal to go deep on an inbounds play.

Loughton said they'd run the home-run play about 15 times during the season and only misfired once -- but ...

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