Redbird Coaches Show at Pub II Tonight
Feb. 3, 2014
NORMAL, Ill. - The Redbird Basketball Coaches Shows are on the air tonight, live from the Pub II in Normal, Ill. Fans can listen live on GoRedbirds.com, as Barb Smith and Dan Muller preview the three Redbird games this week, including one home game apiece and a road contest for the men.
The Barb Smith Show, hosted by Zach Dietmeier, starts out the night at 6 p.m. Coach Smith will be joined by sophomore Octavia Crump. The women's team opens the second half of Missouri Valley Conference play with a three-game homestand, beginning Friday at 7:05 p.m., against Indiana State. ISU split its road games over the weekend, defeating Loyola, 65-54, before falling to Bradley in a close 64-62 game. At Bradley, Crump had a career night thanks to a stellar second-half performance. Crump recorded her third-career double-double and set career-highs in points and rebounds. Crump pulled down 15 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive side of the board and sank eight field goals and five free throws for 21 points, including 17 in the second half. Crump is averaging 13 points through Valley games, connecting on 63 percent of her shot attempts. She leads the team in rebounds per game with 6.6 and blocks with four.
The Dan Muller Show follows at 7 p.m., hosted by Dick Luedke. Coach Muller will be joined by freshman Paris Lee. After a three-game losing streak, the Redbirds had a convincing win over Drake, 75-57, last Saturday. The men will host Northern Iowa Wednesday at 7:05 p.m., before traveling to Loyola Sunday. Against Drake, Lee scored five points, dished out an assist and recorded a steal in 21 minutes. Lee, who has started all but one game for Illinois State, is averaging 6.9 points per game so far this season and is shooting 33 percent from three-point territory. He is second on the team in assists (50) and steals (33) through 22 games.
For those not able to attend the show in person, it will be broadcast live on WJBC and on GoRedbirds.com.
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