Wednesday night one team came to play the other did not, and YSU kept themselves in the hunt for one of the leagues coveted double byes. YSU played very well on both ends of the court all night. Kendrick Perry is an offensive stud, and teams better take notice of Kameron Belin.
The only player I saw who had a decent effort was Lavontae Dority, who did most of his damage when the game was already decided. Everyone else, including Ryan Broekhoff and the normally energetic bench seemed to be just going through the motions tonight. Valpo's awful shooting early on and their refusal/inability to get the ball inside to KVW early and often really hurt this team.
Luckily it is a quick turnaround with Milwaukee coming in to Valpo Friday night. The Crusaders need to get their heads right, Matt Kenney healthy, and find their outside shooting. I'm growing a little concerned about Rowdy's shooting slump over the last two games and wander whether he is battling a minor injury or illness or if he's just off.
Let's hope for a better showing Friday night as Valpo will try to get back to their winning ways against Horizon League cellar dweller Milwaukee.