Parked by the church, that was nice. Pete Gillen in the house for CBS Sports Network, got his autograph in postgame. Artie Green, Cam Marotta, Sophia Minnaert, and Tommy Gardiner also there but none have cards. Was mildly hopeful some Charlotte Hornets might attend, but no dice. Rule occurred at 13:59; was tied at 29 and JSU looked fairly good in 1st half, once rule happened it was a boat race and JSU basically folded.
Date Night w/Brenna Jane.
Parked at Library again; I guess due to Saturday night? Bridge not ideal this year so that's part of it. Rule was MU at 12:39, not a terrible effort from NIU. Got Tony Smith's autograph at the half, he recognized me from previous ones. Steve Novak signed postgame, that was cool. Duane Wilson also in the house. Pretty much sat on lower level all game; upstairs for first 8 minutes.
Parked at library; probably could have under bridge but slightly questionable there. Sandro Mamukaleshvili, Pat Connaughton, Terry Sanders, Travis Diener, Deon Thomas, Frank Williams, Robert Jackson, Bo Ellis in attendance. Got Deon Thomas autograph. Illinois won by the rule with 10:59 remaining, held rule-width lead almost the rest of the game, then totally sucked the last 5 minutes. Cockburn had to sit for UI but Curbelo really was out of control and terrible. Got to 3rd row; still no soda taps in use so no DD. Donny Marshall broadcasting remotely.
I don't think the rule went into effect; UNH was pretty good. Travis Diener in attendance, seemed like his kids wanted to go so he took them. Got his autograph as he was heading out. Brian Butch broadcasted it for FS1 with Brainerd, both were very nice afterwards, talked about the game and got Butch's autograph. They made a big deal about Dave & Busters free play but then didn't hand any out postgame.
50 fouls made this game take forever. Pregame autograph from Bubba Wells (assistant @ SIUE) and halftime autograph from Tony Smith (MU Radio). Free shirts, no DD soda as the taps are off; Shaka Smart's 1st MU win.
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