The Killers and Bruce Springsteen helping through the ride home tonight.
Mixed resuts, mixed emotions.
I’ve been doing this a while now. I’m sure people get tired of me saying life on the road in basketball in the GPAC is tough.
I don’t care.
There is nothing easy in competition. The line between narrow wins and losses is razor thin.
Today the women’s basketball tea played a team that was 0-4 in the league but had played a good Hastings team to a single digit game for most of the contest this past week. Dordt’s women, by comparison, were coming off a 20 point loss to Northwestern.
The result. Dordt throttled Nebraska WEsleyan, on the road mind you.
Held them without a basket for the final eight minutes or so of the first half.
It was over then.
Men’s game. Defenders were coming off an emotional win on Wednesday. Wesleyan lost another tight game to fall to 0-4 in the league.
The result? A hard fought 71-69 overtime loss for the Defenders.
Did I mention razor thin?
Honestly, I thought for 34 minutes or so of regulation the Defenders outplayed the hosts, those six other minutes proved to be pretty important.
Bottom line, on the road, you have to be about six points better than the host to beat them I think.
Today our women were. Today our men weren’t.
I think both teams have done a lot of good things. Both teams have work to do with 14 games left in the league.
And on Monday the coaches will get ready for Morningside.
Now, back to Sam’s Town by the Killers.