Monday, January 5, 2009

Live Blog: MBB vs. Valparaiso

I'll be courtside tonight as the Panther men look for their fifth-straight league win, welcoming Valparaiso to the U.S. Cellular Arena.

This is the first game of a five-game homestand for UWM.

You can follow the live blog here.

In case you missed it earlier today, Avery Smith was named the Horizon League Player of the Week. You can read about it here. And, thanks to the hustle by WTMJ-TV, which was out at shootaround today for a comment from Avo for the newscasts before the game tonight.

Some additional links for your enjoyment.

UWM game notes are here.
Valpo game notes are here.
The Panthers' weekly report in the Journal Sentinel is here.
Coverage from the Northwest Indiana Times is here.
Coverage from the Gary Post-Tribune is here.
Gametracker is here.
Bill Johnson audio is here.
Horizon League Network video is here.

Check back before the tip for a few additional thoughts, time permitting of course.