This story about Big 12 basketball scheduling tells me getting games against the local Big 12 schools moves from difficult to impossible. The Big 12 is adding two games to its conference schedule when Nebraska and Colorado leave, meaning most coaches want to reduce the number of difficult non-conference games. Perhaps it also drives up the competition for guarantee games in this part of the country. Wichitan Jack Crowder, from Southeast, scored a career-high 16 points in Southern Illinois’ win over Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday. This map of the top 100 schools in basketball attendance is kind of fun. Bradley, without three starters, had no chance at Duke. Coach Jim Les planned on having Taylor Brown, Sam Maniscalco and Dyricus Simms-Edwards when he scheduled Duke. That team won’t win at Cameron, but it has a better chance to be competitive. Evansville, even with everyone healthy, had no chance at home against North Carolina. Indiana State, coming off a 30-point loss at Wyoming, rebounds to destroy DePaul 73-51. I’m not sure if this result says more about Indiana State or DePaul. Veteran Shocker fans might remember Mike Williams from Bradley in the mid-1980s. He played on the 1986 Braves team that went 32-3 and 16-0 in the MVC. Williams was shot eight times, while working as a security guard, and is paralyzed from the waist down. He is learning to walk again.