MSU women win 67-59, inprove to 3-0 in Northern Sun.
Talked with MSU senior Alex Hanks, who was injured last night. Will have MRI in knee Monday. Out at least a month.
Winona is 2-0 in league games, with close wins over Upper Iowa and Concordia. Beat Concordia by 2 FRiday night on last-second sot.
Not sure about that but happy to be here.
Three minutes til we start.
Busack starting for Hanks.
Taylor Cameron was star of Winona State's overtime victory here in the region tourney last spring.
Winona State coach Leaf already going nuts, O'Laughlin called for second foul.
Former USC player Kyle Bauman into Winona's lineup. He's a redshirt freshman.
Bauman forced to defend Marei.
First timeout: MSU MBB 8, Winona State 8, 14:29 1H
Winona with 2 off. rebounds, score on Bauman jumper. 11-8 WSU, 13:00 1H
Winona has scored 8 straight, leads 16-8 at 11:30 1H. Bambanek good-looking freshman guard.
MSU really struggling in halfcourt offense.
O'Brien with second foul, Okafor back in.
Masbrg, sophomore from WEM, makes one from the lane, WSU up 18-10, 10:00 1H
MSU shooting 33.3 percent, Winona 53.3 percent, thus the 18-12 lead for Winona, 9:15 1H
Winoan winning big in the rebounds.
Wooten three-point play, MSU cuts deficit to 18-15, 6:41 1H
Winona getting sloppy with the ball, letting MSU hang around.
Adler with 3, another Winona turnover. If Adler gets hot, thats a big weapon for MSU.
Busack's first 3 puts MSU up 21-20, and another turnover by Winona.
Winona with 16-12 advantage in rebounding, with four off. rebounds. But eight turnovers is negating other positives.
Monaghan already has 5 assists. MSU has only 10 baskets.
Marei with his 6th rebound
Timeout, MSU up 29-24, 1:06 1H
Think thats 7 assists for Monaghan, MSU up 31-24, :50 1H
Marei gets second foul with 37 seconds in half.
First time I've seen replay system used at Bresnan, trying to set clock at end of half.
MSU leads 31-26 at the break, shooting 41.2 percent, 2-11 on 3-pointers. Winona shooting 37.5 percent with 20-17 lead in rebounding but have 8 turnovers.