The Shockers ate breakfast together at 9 a.m. then went through about a 20-minute walkthrough going over Southern Illinois offensive sets. Salukis run a lot of high-low sets and have a couple of plays they seem to always go to when the clock gets low.
Around the Valley
First things first — this is Tony Adame filling in for Paul Suellentrop … yes, he’ll be back for the next game, so please stop yelling at your computer.
*Missouri State really, really wants to avoid the MVC Tournament’s dreaded play-in round with a win today at Indiana State.
*Bradley travels to Creighton with fourth place on the line. Jays might end up in CBI or CIT.
* MVC regular-season champ UNI will try to solidify an NCAA Tournament berth today by beating Illinois State in Cedar Falls. But who is the Panthers’ MVP?* Evansville has a lot of confidence after its win over UNI, the first win by the Aces over a ranked team in seven years.