Checking in quick from courtside before DWU tips off. Indiana Wesleyan is beating Eastern Oregon and former Tiger coach Adam Tyhurst 57-46 with 4:09 left, and I am inclined to call Indiana Wesleyan the best team I've seen here so far. I haven't seen a few squads like No. 1 Walsh, but Indiana Wesleyan appears to have it all ... and they've hit some clutch shots here down the stretch.
The game before this was No. 2 Oregon Tech vs. No. 15 Saint Francis, and St. Francis pulled off the upset to advance to Saturday's Elite Eight. The winner of our game will meet St. Francis tomorrow at 6 p.m. If you remember, one of our five losses came to the Cougars in Chicago at the St. Xavier tournament, so if you're going to play anyone without any prep time, it might as well be someone you've already seen. For the box score of that game, click HERE.
Tonight's game against Cornerstone will be a tough one. They're a good, versatile team with lots of size, but if we play well, I think we've learned that we're as good as anyone else at this tournament. Hopeully our guys are focused and ready to go.
There's 2:20 left in this game now, IWU still up 10. Looks like they'll move on. Time to sign off and get ready to watch the Tigers hopefully play their way into the Elite Eight. Again ... who ya rootin for?
QUICK NOTE: Up until this point, Darrin Dorsey is leading the tournament in assists per game. Let's hope he keeps that up.