In the following post I'll document my feelings as I listen to NU play Stanford on WNUR 89.3 FM.
9:07 CT - After two 2 TO's John Shurna hits a three 10-7 Stanford. NU then gets a TO. Good news.
9:08 CT - Jeff Ryan is called for a charge, that's NU's third offensive foul of the game. Are these Pac-10 refs?
9: 10 CT – Hill hits another three for Stanford. This sounds like bad old school NU perimeter defense.
9:11 CT- Jeff Ryan made a free throw! 13-10 Stanford.
9:12 CT – Coble and Moore really need to get some shots off. Stanford leads 14-10.
9:14 CT – Sounds like Jeff Ryan has come to play tonight.
9:16 CT - Coble scores, sounds like Stanford really wants to run. Another Wildcat foul?
9:17 CT - Under 12:00 TO and Stanford leads by 2 points. Why did Mirkovic come off the bench ahead of Peljusic?
9:20 CT – Jeff Ryan to the line, everybody hold your breath. No good. Good. 1 point Stanford lead.
9:22 CT – Craig Moore is on the board. NU by 2.
9:22 CT (still) – Moore gets picked and Stanford scores and leads by 2.
9:23 CT – Ryan turns the ball over. Is the road impacting the ‘Cats or is Stanford just that good on defense?
9:24 CT – Juice to the line. Good. Coach Carmody is subbing a lot. My boy Ivan Peljusic is in the game now. Juice misses second throw. Stanford still by 1.
9:25 CT- Jeremy Nash for three!!! Go ‘Cats bench. Media timeout occurs shortly afterwards and NU leads by 2 with less than eight minutes to go in half number one. How does NU have 10 turnovers already?
9:28 CT – Mitch Johnson just hit his first three on the year. Crap! Offensive foul on Peljusic. Double Carp!
9:30 CT – Moore misses layup and Stanford hits three. Frak! (That’s for all you BSG fans out there)
9:32 CT – Aaron and Brendan aren’t impressed with the ‘Cats so far. I can’t see what’s going on, but I’m inclined to agree with them. This sounds like NU is really playing struggling. Stanford by just 4, though.
9:37 CT - 33-24 Stanford now after another Johnson three and it seems NU can’t hold on to the ball. Now it’s 36-24 Stanford. What’s going on out there guys?
9:39 CT- Luka hits a long 2. Let’s hope it starts something.
9:40 CT – Anthony Goods is very, well, good(s). 39-26 Stanford.
9:42 CT – NU fails even to get off a shot as the first half clock runs down. This is performance is not even remotely okay. It’s horrible. The Cardinal is 8-of-12 from three. That was a problem in the past for NU and it looks like it might be again.