"There were a couple of games that were not on the original schedule at the beginning of the year,'' Wilson said. "Those games at Greenbrier East were scheduled very late in the year, perhaps a week or so before they actually occurred. That's where the error occurred. I thought we were going to play one [game] and we ended up playing two.''
Capital lost to host Greenbrier East 73-62 and beat Trinity 80-52 in East's tournament.
Incidentally, Capital was nearly in the same dilemma in 2004.
The Cougars discovered in early February that year that they'd scheduled 23 regular-season games, but were able to work out a last-minute deal with MSAC rival Ripley to avoid playing too many games.
The culprit that time was Capital's visit to the Coal Classic in Beckley (since renamed the Big Atlantic Classic), where it played three games.
"We used to have a rule,'' said Pete Meszaros, Capital's AD at the time, "that not every game in a tournament would count as one game. But they changed that rule, and we probably got lost in that situation.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.