January 27, 2010

PSU vs Illinois: Round 2

Two desperate basketball teams face off tonight at the BJC (6:30 PM ET, BTN): The Fighting Illini have dropped three straight contests, including a dazzling PSU impersonation of blowing a second half lead to Northwestern. The Fighting DeChellises meanwhile, have dropped seven straight and while they haven't stopped fighting, they are still searching for that elusive conference win after blowing yet another 16-point second half lead at Wisconsin last Sunday.

I won't even bother with a real preview here because no matter what, this game is going to come down to the last possession: You can bet your life's savings on that*. Bet on it at https://www.gamebookers.com/. With that being said, it will be interesting to see whether Battle once again gets help offensively from a couple of his teammates like he did against Wisconsin. If he's able to, then perhaps PSU gets their first win of the Big Ten season against an Illini team that's in a mini-freefall themselves. Then again, it seems as if PSU has been the rest of the Big Ten's own health spa to cure them of their losing ailments.

Unfortunately(?), I won't be able to watch this game due to work but I'll certainly be making the most of my monthly cell phone texting plan by texting Google SMS for score updates every 5-10 minutes. Perhaps that a good thing, given the way things have been going this year...

* = I totally mean that as a metaphor, should you actually be dumb enough as to bet your life's savings on a basketball game between two slumping teams, I'm not responsible in the least bit.

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