Two games last night in the East division. In yesterday evening's G!O!T!N!, Buffalo
(16-7, 9-6 MAC) kept Kent State
in check on their home court, 77-66. Turner Battle had 22 points and helped power a 17-5 second-half run that brought Buffalo back from a nine-point halftime hole. That's three in a row for the hot ticket
Bulls, who move into E2 position by a half-game. Miami (Oh.)
(16-6, 11-3 MAC) is still the top 'Hawk, they beat Marshall
easily.Game! Of! The! Night!
Yes, your humble narrator will be attending the first Missouri Valley game of his life tonight, but there will be no artifical hype or selfish G!O!T!N!ing of it. No, we direct your attention to a battle in the upper MoVal reaches between Southern Illinois
(18-6, 11-3 MVC) and Illinois State (15-8, 8-6 MVC). The only thing that could kill the Salukis' RPI at this point would be a surprise midseason date with Longwood
, during which would engage in bad performance art by laying down on the ground and doing snow-angels while the Lancers whoot all the baskets they want. SIU's three losses in their last eight aren't doing it, so they appear to be a "bulletproof" lock for Tournament consideration. But how strong are they?
We'll see how they handle the Redbirds on the road, whom they've already beaten 61-49 on Christmas Eve-Eve. ISU built their early overachievements on home dominance, but they've dropped two in a row in Normal to Northern Iowa
and Wichita State
. So this is basically one of those "whatchu made of" games for both teams. 8:00 PM Eastern is when it starts, click here
Sun Belt East division-leading Western Kentucky's
fans can consider themselves called out!
Columnist Keith Famer bemoans the lack of attendance
at Topper games. "Apathy U?" Apathy ouch!
When you're Central Michigan
of the MAC, and you're decent at home (6-6) and dogmeat on the road (1-9), you might want to hire an extra bus to bring your student section with you to away games. The Morning Sun
of Michigan profiles
Rose Rowdies leader Steve Schwanda, who helped the Chippewas upset Western Michigan
last night 84-74, a team to which they'd lost to 84-39 just two weeks earlier.
The Sioux City Journal
invites its readers to drive down the road
to see Creighton's dazzling Qwest Center. As Jeff Shelman
says, there's nothing mid-major about that facility.
The wacky story of the Missouri-Kansas City
Kangaroo logo - originally drawn by Walt Disney
for the college's debate team.
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