Saturday, February 21, 2009

Live Blog: MBB vs. North Dakota State

It is BracketBuster Saturday and UWM takes part by welcoming Summit League leader North Dakota State to the U.S. Cellular Arena.

You can follow the live blog here.

I know we are expecting a very good crowd tonight, so hopefully the fans will still brave the weather and make it downtown for what should be a very entertaining contest.

UWM is coming off a win over nationally-ranked Butler Wednesday night, and then the Bulldogs went out and put a smackdown on Davidson today. Mixed bag overall for the HL so far in BBS, with Wright State and Cleveland State already posting losses.

NDSU is 20-6 and is trying to hang on to the top spot in the Summit. The Bison were surprised at home by Southern Utah a week ago but bounced back with a win over South Dakota State Tuesday. This is a senior-laden team with a lot of scoring ability, so it would be quite surprising if they did not put points on the board tonight.

Some links for tonight's game ...
UWM game notes are here.
NDSU game notes are here.
UWM coverage in the Journal Sentinel, including a nice column from Michael Hunt, is here.
NDSU coverage in the Fargo Forum is here. There is a nice story on big James in there today.
Gametracker is here.
Bill Johnson on the radio is here. I guess Wednesday night was a classic.
HLN video is here.

I'll be back right before tipoff with a little more.