ISU vs Illinois State

ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
definitely a MUST win if ISU wants to have a shot at ending with a .500 or better in the MVC AND avoid playing on Thursday night in St. Louis. Game is at 2:05pm (est).

From ISU blue:
http://www.gosycamores.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=65149&SPID=7259&DB_OEM_ID=15200&ATCLID=1390077

From ISU red:
http://goredbirds.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/021408aaa.html

ISU red fan forum, most are pretty civil and realize this will be a tough game. MANY Redbird fans are treking to TH for this game, let's hope they don't outnumber ISU blue fans!

http://www.redbirdfan.com/msgforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8871

I work Sat., so won't be posting during the game, someone else will have to step up.

:sycamores:
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
from today's papers:

TH:
http://www.tribstar.com/ISU/local_story_047001924.html

Bloomington/Normal:
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/02/16/usports/doc47b671f4dac11107102526.txt
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/02/16/usports/doc47b673f4ef794708316625.txt

sounds like Dom Johnson of ISU red is sick and not playing, I think he's one of their leaders. But Slack is playing, so ISU will have to work on rebounding.

I hope to come home from work to see Indiana State had won this game!

:sycamores:
 

Bluethunder

Hugh McAwesome
Supporter
About as bad a start as we could fear. ISU red is hot, and is up 10-2. Timeout from Coach McK. We better step it out or this game will be over by halftime.
 

Bluethunder

Hugh McAwesome
Supporter
Sorry about not posting any updates. Wife had to use the computer to type some things up. ISU gets a big three right before the half, and despite not playing well at all and ISU red hitting everything to start the game, we are only down five. Red is up 40-35. This is a game we Have to HAVE.

If we play better on the defensive end, and take care of the ball we can pull this out. We only lost by three at Normal, no reason not to win here in the Haute. GO BLUE
 

Bluethunder

Hugh McAwesome
Supporter
ISU red shot almost 70% from the field in the first half. 5/8 from three. If they keep this up we have no chance. Can only hope that they cool off and we play much better defense. Second half just under way.....
 

Bluethunder

Hugh McAwesome
Supporter
:sycamores:Huge win for State. Not only as far as standings go, but the way we won. ISU red couldn't go wrong in the first half, and we did a good job of playing with a lot of heart in the second half and willing our way to victory. If we could find this much heart and determination on the road, we could be a solid team going into next year. Still have an outstanding shot at .500 in the Valley which SHOULD keep us out of the Thursday night game.

Good job fellas,....don't stop now.
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
Wow! this is great to see! I had to work, so missed the game, but was hoping for an ISU win! Now at 7-8 in the MVC and sitting in SIXTH place with the UNI loss! Needed CU to beat BU though, which didn't happen, so BU is 8-7 now.

ISU needs WSU to beat SIU tonight and for UE to beat MSU.

Looking at stats I noticed ISU blue won the rebounding too, isn't it amazing what can happen when they rebound well!?!?

It's STILL possible this team can actually finish FIFTH in the MVC, which would just be unreal given the recent losing streak while on the road so much.

Keep it going ISU!! 4570 listed as attendance for the game today.

From the press:

TH:
http://www.gosycamores.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=65149&SPID=7259&DB_OEM_ID=15200&ATCLID=1390977
http://www.gosycamores.com/pdf7/110283.pdf?ATCLID=1390978&SPSID=65149&SPID=7259&DB_OEM_ID=15200
http://blogs.tribstar.com/downinthevalley/

Bloomington/Normal:
http://goredbirds.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/021608aaa.html
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/02/16/usports/doc47b7592f1fff2962379724.txt

Congrats to Drake for clinching the MVC title today too! They deserve it!!
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/02/16/usports/doc47b756ccea152958842586.txt
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080216/SPORTS020403/80216008
 
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bent20

The Odum Level
Glad to hear the Sycamores won. Why is it we can beat almost anyone at home, but struggle to extremes on the road?
 
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