Thursday, March 31, 2011
Posted: 12:53 a.m.
According to the Norman Transcript, Illinois head basketball coach Bruce Weber is reportedly at the top of Oklahoma's short list.
Weber emerged as the lead candidate for the Sooner's vacancy after Marquette's Buzz Williams decided to stay put earlier in the week.
While their is no clear indication on Weber's interest in the position with Oklahoma, the St. Louis Post Dispatch did publish a report with a quote from the Illini head coach that relayed that there was "No real story" as of late Wednesday evening.
There are also multiple Internet reports stating that if Weber were to leave it would happen sooner than later.
Weber is 193-86 during his eight years at Illinois, getting the Illini to the NCAA Tournament six times with one NCAA Championship title game appearance in 2005.
Check back to CSNChicago.com for more information on this developing story.
Missouri Valley Conference basketball is back on CSN on Wednesday night as Loyola heads to Northern Iowa.
This game will tip live at 7:00 p.m. on CSN.
The Ramblers (13-6, 3-3) are coming off of a home win over Missouri State as former Marshall star Milton Doyle leads the team with 16.1 points per game.
Northern Iowa (6-11, 1-5) has struggled after some promising early wins as they snapped a seven-game losing streak with a win over Drake. Senior Jeremy Morgan is having a big season as he leads the Panthers in every major statistical category.
College basketball is back on CSN on Saturday as two local teams will be featured in live conference matchups.
In the first matchup at 11 a.m., Eastern Illinois will host Austin Peay in an Ohio Valley Conference clash on CSN+ while the second matchup has Evansville hosting Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley Conference game at 1 p.m. on CSN.
Eastern Illinois (9-8, 1-3) is coming off of a conference loss to Murray State. Junior guard Montell Goodwin leads the charge for the Panthers as he's averaging 14.8 points per game on the season. Austin Peay (5-13, 1-3) just earned a tight win over SIU-Edwardsville to help end an 11-game losing streak. Junior Josh Robinson is having a strong season despite the losing as he's averaging 21.2 points per game for the Governors.
The second game will be on the main CSN at 1 p.m. as Southern Illinois (10-8, 3-2) tries to bounce back from a loss to Bradley. The Salukis are led by sophomore guard Armon Fletcher as the Edwardsville product leads the team at 13.7 points per game.
Evansville (10-8, 1-4) is coming off of three consecutive losses as the Purple Aces are trying to figure things out at home. Senior Jaylon Brown has been one of the Valley's premier scorers this season as he's putting up 20.9 points per contest.