Crowd probably won't be more than 4,500 at best. End zones upstairs look empty. Wonder what it will be next week vs. Wichita State?
Marty Simmons said the Aces have played against a team that zoned them the whole game yet. Balentine is a great shooter and the Redbirds must contain him to win this game. Evansville sets more screens than anyone in America. I'm interested to see how the Redbirds react to that in their zone.
Good question, Joe. Fans always like to think ahead, right? I would say if Dan Muller gets this program rolling in the next year or two, he will be a hot commodity. Let's say Dan leaves in 4 years. That would put Dana in a good spot to be ISU's next head coach. But it also depends on who the AD is at the time. If Larry Lyons still on the post and Muller has success, I could see Larry elevating Dana. But if Larry retired by then, all bets are off.
Moe's was the food of choice in the media room. Haven't had that in a while. Pretty good. My belly is full.
We all know ISU needs another post and is strongly after 6-10 Marlon Johnson at Tallahassee CC. The Redbirds are also recruiting a pure shooter in Peyton Allen. When I talked to Allen at State Farm Classic, I could sense he's really looking for a high-major program. We'll see about that. If it's not him and another scholarship opens if they don't get Johnson, I say go to the juco national tourney and find the best 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 wing shooter there who is available.
I haven't asked Reggie about that. If he sticks his beck in my face before the game, I will grill him about it. Also, being a White Sox fan, I think the Cubs' mascot is great (hee hee hee)!!!!
I've been watching Balentine warm up and don't think he's missed a shot. He's got great form and is what is called a pure shooter.
I could even see 2 more scholarships opening up. That wouldn't surprise me in the least. Actually, after last season, nothing will ever shock me again.
With no inside info, I would definitely think Jamaal Samuel would be on the top of that list. Not playing much. Hate to say would might be the other. Just look down the roster and see who didn't play in second half the other night.
Dan told me when he got the job he really wanted to do that. Sounds good to me. Need a trip to Reno next fall. Never been to Baltimore either. I think Barbados, though, is out of the question.
They are tied together from Canada AAU and also went to same prep in North Carolina. But I don't think MiKyle came to ISU just because of Kaza.
Crab cakes sound good to me about right now.
O'Neill, Janssen and Oglesby. Veteran crew. Not best in league. Oglesby gave Lofton a richly deserved T the last time the Redbirds saw him. Janssen was part of the Wichita State game here last year that put the wrong shooter at the line with 40 seconds left. O'Neill is OK, getting pretty old. He might be the oldest around now with Hightower retired. There are worse officials than this crew.
Sorry I got on here a little late. I was on another screen I thought was set up for this but know better now. After 17 games, I think we finally have all the kinks figured out. We will do again at 6:30 p.m. Saturday from Des Moines where ISU plays Drake. Thanks again.