Hello from Scottrade Center! Sitting watching Wichita State playing Missouri State in a quarterfinal game before ISU and UNI square off at 8:35 p.m. Let's get the chatter going. See some red in the stands right now with 13:24 left and Wichita winning, 44-34. Fire away with questions ....
Game is on Fox Sports Midwest tonight but not Comcast because of Bulls and Blackhawks. In Bloomington-Normal, its cable Channel 57.
Should be on Fox Sports Midwest, Cadillac Jack
I think pretty good. Carmichael had one of his worst games of the season with 5 pts and 6 rbs. I just don't see that happening again. Even with that, ISU had a chance to take lead with open 3-pt with 4 min left.
I think he will try something a little different, but nothing drastic. I think they might show a little more full court pressure early in the game just to give UNI something to think about. I hope they don't play much zone. UNI is not a team to zone. They have too many good shooters and seniors who are patient to work the ball for an open shot. Had to play zone last game some to protect the bigs who were in foul trouble. Will get the officials shortly.
Mike Stuart, Kelly Self and Randy McCall. Good crew.
Six seniors starting game tonight, plus two juniors and three sophomores. Lots of experience on floor. Either of these teams could win this tournament. Should be a great game.
Oops. That's 11 starters. Three sophs and one junior, Bryant Allen
Emily, Emily ... It would be much better to face Missouri State (12-21) than Wichita State (25-7). But, it would be much more enjoyable to beat Wichita State.
Is Buckeye Girl out there?
It's funny. By the time ISU and UNI play, there will be only five of 10 teams left in MVC Tournament.
Totally shocked that Colt Ryan did not score a point in the second half for Evansville. He finished with 8 pts and zero free throws. Still, Aces only lost by pt. I thought Aces might win the tourney. Oh, well. Other than that, no. Drake tired out against Creighton. The semis Saturday could be huge crowd, especially if ISU gets in instead of UNI. Redbirds will bring lot more fans.
Wichita State wins 69-59.
ISU game time is 8:55 p.m. The last two minutes of first game took about 30 minutes to complete. A real deadline buster here.
Some ISU fans told me they didn't like their seating assignment this year. I can see why. Bulk of ISU fans stuck in corner. Creighton got much bigger allotment of closer seats to the court.
Not really. There does seem to be more ISU people filling in empty Creighton seats. I know Creighton sold a bunch more tixs, but that doesn't seem to be right.
Good contingent of Redbird fans here. Probably be more tomorrow if Redbirds win. If ISU still alive, we will start chat at 3 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy the game.