I'm here. Had to wait for Morris and Pegler to do their intro next to me. Sellout expected here at McLeod Center on Senior Night. Lets go...
Nick Zeisloft went through pregame warmups and looking pretty good shooting. We'll have to wait and see if he plays. Anthony James, who missed UNI's last game with deep thigh bruise, will start and play for Panthers.
Everyone knows what is at stake. If Redbirds win, they will play Evansville (which beat Indy St) at 8:30 p.m. Friday night in 3-6 quarterfinal matchup. If Redbirds lose and Drake wins, ISU plays SIU in 7-10 play-in game at 8:30 Thu night. If ISU and Drake both loss, ISU meets UNI again in 3-6 game on Friday night.
No one got questions? C'mon. Only 20 minutes left. Buckeye Girl, where you at?
Yes. Best is 6, worst is 7.
I did find out Valley TV deal is worth 300,000 per school. So you can see why Creighton would want to jump somewhere where they get 3 million per year. Other than that, nothing new.
I am not aware of any. But I will found out before next chat.
Uh, oh .... Paul Janssen is one of the referees tonight. He was on the crew at RBA against Wichita State. He's a good official. Just made a mistake on wrong FT shooter. Maybe flagrant personal, too.
From the wind in the air today, it seems it might be for 2014-15 season bc Notre Dame might want to be in next season before going to ACC.
I would agree with that. Indiana State has really gone down the toilet. Drake is potentially a scary team because they can really shoot the ball, but its hard to see that bunch winning 3 or 4 in a row.
UNI is starting to introduce their seniors on Sr Night. James, Koch, Sonnen were on the Sweet Sixteen teamas freshmen along with Pehl.
I hear ya. Actually, 25 teams have won 4 (or more) games to win conf tourneys across country. There were four last year...Colorado (Pac 12), Detroit (Horizon), Louisville (Big east) and Western Ky (Sun Belt). Wow, an ISU-Wichita game on Fri night could get real ugly...
Everyone in the media is throwing everything out at this time. They don't have football, so not a lot of conferences would want them.
You're right. In fact, only 2 play-in winners have gotten to Saturday since 1998. that's unreal.
Anthony James missed the last part of the Denver loss and then the whole SIU loss because of thigh bruise. He is probably their best player. Kind of like when Tyler went AWOL for a couple weeks.
I've heard Valpo, UIC, Loyola, Oral Roberts, Oakland (Mich.), South Dakota state..... none in Creighton's league.
I haven't heard anything along those lines yet. But every school in country is keeping one eye out in this crazy game of conference shuffling.
I asked Muller about that recently and he said they will really hit that hard when season over.
They are busy right now with not only games, but recruiting. Muller has been on the road a lot himself. They need some game changers for next season.
Yes we will do chats at Valley tourney. In fact, we will start an hour before each ISU game. Hopefully that means until Sunday. Thanks for participating everyone. Enjoy the game with Pegler and Morris. They're sitting next to me so I will hear everything Bob says!