Humboldt State point guard Zac Tiedeman didn’t end his junior season with a win.
But it wasn’t due to lack of effort.
Tiedeman crawled out of his sick bed to score 27 points in eighth-seeded Humboldt State’s 98-84 loss to No. 1 BYU Hawaii in opening round of the Division II West Regional on Friday in Laie, Hawaii.
Despite missing practice all week with pneumonia, Tiedeman, a former star at Montgomery and SRJC, made 8 of 10 shots from the field, including 6 of 7 three-pointers. He also made all five of his free-throw attempts.
“His performance borders on heroic,” Humboldt coach Tom Wood said. “He was dehydrated, he was cramping up and not feeling good. But that didn’t stop him.”
Tiedeman, who transferred to Humboldt from Santa Clara, averaged 13.0 points and 4.2 assists this season. He made 47 percent of his three-pointers (62 of 132) and shot .895 from the free-throw line (137 of 153).