Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Little More Men's Basketball Stuff

Between the holidays and now a ton of games in a short amount of time, the blog posts have become all-live blogs, all the time. But, with a brief break and a notable game Friday, it seems a good time to catch up on a few additional things.

UWM has cracked the Mid-Major Top 25, for whatever that is worth. The Panthers are 25th this week. Butler is 3rd, Cleveland State 9th and GB 18th.

The Panthers are starting to get a fair amount of attention thanks to the fast start in the league. WTMJ TV was out at the Full Court Luncheon today, as was OnMilwaukee.com. Fox 6 is scheduled to be at practice tomorrow, while Rob is also scheduled to be on the Fox 6 morning show Friday after 8 am.

That fast league start, by the way, is almost one for the record books. The 5-0 start equals the second-best in school history, which happened in 05-06. That season, UWM lost its sixth game at Green Bay on ESPN2. The best league start in school history came in 03-04, when UWM won its first 10 league games.

Friday's Green Bay game is on ESPNU, the debut game in the new Horizon League Game of the Week Package. David Kaplan and Jim Chones have the call.

Finally, the holiday/new year ticket pack has been a big seller but remains available. You can get four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four t-shirts for $50. This deal is available for any of the remaining January games, including the Green Bay game.