Bluejay Basketball – End of the Non-Conference Season.
Frequent Flyer Milestone 1
Week Six of the Season – a Bye week.
At 8-2 the Jays appear on schedule. Should do well next week at the culmination of the Las Vegas Classic and finish the nonconference slate with a 10-2 or 9-3 record. A very good showing for the nonconference portion of the season, as only the folks who OD’ed on the Blue Kool-aid (gtmo) predicted a better record to this point.
Missouri Valley Conference Forecast – Part 1
The opening 3 weeks of MVC play should be challenging as the Jays will have a 2 game road swing to the ISU’s (31Dec & 03Jan) and a date @ Bradley on 10Jan. In fact 4 of the first 7 seven conference games are on the road. Week 3 has the Jays facing WSU on the 17th of Jan, followed by a Week 4 date @ Evansville immediately following on 20 January.
I see the Jays posting an 8-1 record for the 1st half of MVC Play (ending after the Drake date @ the Qwest) on 24 Jan 09. Only blemish is a road loss at either ISU-R or at Bradley.
In fact the only home stand of significant length is the 8-day, 3 game run from Saturday, 24 Jan through Sunday 01 Feb 09, featuring games with Drake, ISU-B, and MSU.
Only 15 more weeks left in the season…