My preview story in today’s paper recalls the moment when a lot of basketball fans first heard of Valparaiso Univerisy: March 13, 1998, when Bryce Drew hit a three pointer that pushed the Crusaders past Ole Miss in the NCAA tournament.
Now, through the magic of the Internet, here’s an Associated Press story from that day.
And for a little more magic, here’s the video from that day.
Flash forward 10 years and six days later, and the current Crusaders are on the court of Hec Edmundson Pavilion, lightly warming up for the CBI-opening game tonight against the Huskies.
The game is on live on Fox Sports Channel, but the FSN broadcast will be tape delayed until 11 p.m.
Usual game-day drill here: Any news as it breaks before the game (I’m figuring Pondexter starting for the still-injured Brockman), then a halftime update and postgame notes and quotes.