Saturday, November 15, 2008

Live Blog: MBB vs. Cal Davis

We'll again have a live blog from courtside at Hilton Coliseum as the Panthers try to make it two in a row at the World Vision Classic in Ames.

Today's opponent is Cal Davis, which by all rights should have beaten Iowa State last night. The Aggies had a double-digit lead in the second half but saw the remainder of that lead slip away in the closing seconds.

The live blog is here.

You can also view today's live stats here and listen to Bill Johnson's radio call here. The game is also on WISN (AM 1130).

The Aggies are clearly a solid team, though, and the addition of Notre Dame transfer Joe Harden should make a big difference for them this season. They'll run the Princeton offense, so look for them to be patient and execute well on offense.

As for the Panthers, it will be interesting to see how they are guarded as teams get more chances to see the makeup of this year's squad. LMU definitely lost the three-point shooter numerous times last night, and UWM now has the personnel to make the opponent pay when that happens.

Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m., though it will be the second game of the day as Iowa State and Loyola Marymount play at 12:30.