Saturday, January 17, 2009

Live Blog: MBB vs. Cleveland State

We'll be live courtside tonight at the U.S. Cellular Arena as the Panthers wrap up a five-game homestand against preseason league favorite Cleveland State.

You can follow the live blog here.

Each team is looking for its ninth win in 11 games and each squad is also trying to keep in touch with first-place Butler, which pulled one out at UIC this afternoon. Green Bay is also very much in that picture, with one league loss heading into its game tonight with Youngstown State.

The Vikings gave up 80 points at GB Thursday night after entering the game ranked third in the country in scoring defense. CSU is a very aggressive defensive team - something the Panthers will have to be ready for tonight.

Some links to enhance your enjoyment of tonight's ballgame ...

UWM game notes are here.
CSU game notes are here.
Additional CSU information from the Cleveland Plain Dealer is here.
A podcast of UWM coach Rob Jeter on 620 WTMJ's Wisconsin Morning News is here.
Gametracker is here.
Bill Johnson's audio call is here.
HLN video is here.

The game is also being televised back to Ohio by Sports Time Ohio. You can pick it up around the nation if you get the sports pack on Direct TV.