Grim weekend for Bradley Basketball

I saw two women’s games in person, and watched part of the men’s game at Indiana State.

Men Fell behind 44-22; rallied in the second half but lost 81-71. If you are 22 points down at the half, you will lose..the vast majority of the time anyway. League leading Illinois State is up (they creamed a good Wichita State team 76-62…saw that one on TV) and I am scheduled to take an Illinois State graduate to that game. Oh boy.

Women Played the league leaders: Drake on Friday night and University of Northern Iowa on Sunday. Both opponents are strong teams who have lost mostly to big-time teams…and it showed.

Drake 93, Bradley 60: in this one, Bradley was never in it.

UNI 71, Bradley 52: in this one, Bradley fell behind 21-10 in the first quarter; hung in for the next quarter and a half, and then got worn down.

The women are trying, but these teams simply had better players; currently there is a talent gap.

Nevertheless, I enjoy the games:

Drake Game



This next photo: shows a math department member (foreground) and some athletic teams that were on hand to cheer the team on.


Third quarter: reality.


UNI Game


In the stands (top row), you can see some of the men’s basketball team on hand to cheer on the women.


Halftime burpee challenge for kids. The Sunday afternoon games are very “kid friendly”.


UNI is tied for the lead in the MVC for a reason.



January 15, 2017 - Posted by | basketball |

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