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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

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

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Third quarter: reality.

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UNI Game

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

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

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

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January 15, 2017 - Posted by | basketball |

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