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RE: mbb vs toledo
(02-02-2019 11:45 PM)DiehardHuskie Wrote:  I counted 5 students in the student section. Our students are beyond lame.

All kinds of empty seats in the lower bowl.

There is just zero atmosphere in there. Nobody cheers, nobody stands for the fight song. I was so excited to go to the game today and I was asleep by halftime.

It was a bad experience today. I was shocked at the turnout. To not have 2000 fans in attendance on a perfect Saturday afternoon in a battle for West division lead is beyond sickening. To be honest, NIU deserves some of the blame. No promotions at all for this game??? At least make an effort to bring fans back, as it is clear , the basketball itself is not going to sell the product. Like was mentioned in previous post, Toledo is the better basketball team and it showed today. I felt like NIU on offense played right into Toledo's strength. Knapke was very disruptive to NIU. If there is any positive to take out of this, NIU played some of its best defense of the year in sizable spurts. On offense, it was widespread panic though. This team is just hurting in the worst way for a point guard, just in the absolute worst way. NIU can still finish 10-8 and get a 5 or 6 seed and host a first round game. For NIU to get back into the top 4 seed discussion, they will need to win a game on the road they have no business in winning.
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02-03-2019 02:48 AM
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Yesterday's fan turnout really surprised me big time. I thought the game had everything going for it to get right around 3,000 in the house. I am stunned less than 1,400 showed up. I am sure the team was hoping to have the place jumping also & was disappointed. Needed the 6th man for the team and it did not show up. Feel bad for the players.
02-03-2019 09:42 AM
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I will not be surprised if NIU goes to Toledo and beats them. Huskies have had Toledo’s number at Savage arena lately
02-03-2019 10:18 AM
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The DJ has not been at the men’s games and it’s a mistake. He brings energy and atmosphere into the building. The band does a great job when they are there but the DJ gives the game a bigger event feel to it. 2pm start is a horrible start time. Saturday games should be at 6 pm.
02-03-2019 10:25 AM
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(02-03-2019 10:18 AM)dc1 Wrote:  I will not be surprised if NIU goes to Toledo and beats them. Huskies have had Toledo’s number at Savage arena lately

I'd be shocked if that happened despite NIUs recent success in Savage. Toledo is a bad matchup for NIU. Toledo is actually doing something uncharacteristic for them, playing some defense this year
02-03-2019 01:48 PM
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Was a gut punch loss feeling, they beat us every step of the way other than 6 or so minutes in the middle of the 2nd half. I hate losing to Toledo in anything.

The offense was brutal, German out of control at times, and once again Bradley was MIA for the first 30 min of the game? That can't happen from your senior leader.
02-03-2019 03:40 PM
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With Toledo at 17-4 (5-3) although the loss is disappointing at least they are a good team. I was more disappointed by not getting a bigger crowd. I suppose if we get 1300 that's better than <1000, but we have a ways to go still.
02-04-2019 08:53 AM
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Lots of good insight here. German usually tears us up so keeping him under 20 was all we needed with a good shooting effort from Navigato and Knapke. Toledo will have 6k plus for the NIU game and hopefully that changes the tides for our luck vs NIU at home.
02-05-2019 08:54 AM
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(02-05-2019 08:54 AM)UofToledoFans Wrote:  Lots of good insight here. German usually tears us up so keeping him under 20 was all we needed with a good shooting effort from Navigato and Knapke. Toledo will have 6k plus for the NIU game and hopefully that changes the tides for our luck vs NIU at home.

I see that game at Toledo has been picked up for national broadcast on CBSSN
02-05-2019 03:27 PM
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