Hello from courtside at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. First game just finishing up with Wichita State easily handling Evansville. Shocks up 71-52 with 6:25 left. Illinois State-Missouri State winner gets a chance to make national news Saturday and hand Wichita first loss. Plenty of national media here following the Wichita State undefeated story. But back to ISU. The Redbirds are in for a fight against Missouri State. Split two games with Bears, losing in overtime at Springfield and winning by four at RBA two weeks ago. Expect another close game. Ready for your questions. Fire away.
Final: Wichita State 80, Evansville 58. I would love to see the Redbirds get another crack at Wichita State. Might not win, but would be good for the team's development and growth heading into next year knowing how the best plays.
Decent crowd this afternoon although not much upstairs. Quite a bit of red in seats right now. Miss ya, Houston
Creighton people miffed at me because I tweeted I thought it was dumb move them going to Big East. Hahaha. They will figure that out in about 2-3 years. Probably next year, actually.
Wichita State by 10. Their defense is phenomenal.
ISU must find some way to neutralize Jarmar Gulley today. He has scored 24 and 22 pts against ISU in first two games. Good player.
I really think coaching staff has done excellent job milking 16 wins out of this group. I've said before when Middlebrooks left I thought 10 wins might be it. If they could get to 17 and maybe a win or two in CBI or CIT it would be phenomenal.
Daddy McDermott would be real smart to start looking. Of course, I don't think he has another son. Mark my words, that thing is gonna fall apart quickly.
Definitely, but WSU still has plenty of horses in the barn. UNI, Missouri State and ISU will be top contenders to Shoxs. League should be much better overall with young players gaining year of experience.
Right now they have one open. There's always rumors. That will sort itself out pretty quickly after season is over. I could see at least one, maybe two more open up. No inside info, but most people can figure things out.
I definitely could see him being a 2 or 3 in the league. Handles it decently and can shoot the 3. Not have great built but think he could find a place.
Haven't really heard much on that. I think they would go to Big East in heartbeat along with Dayton. Those two would be my guesses. Good TV markets.
Heard its going good and he will be back next season healthy. He's a really good player. Lusk hasn't had lot of luck in injury dept in 3 years as coach. A key loss every year, and not talking John Jones either.
No kidding. Never seen an official go down and him springing to action. Wonder how much he gets paid for this vacation?
John Jones not in the walking boot. Good sign. He might be able to play limited minutes in a postseason game.
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