Brad Biggs over at the Tribune is urging a tapping of the brakes on tackleguard James Brown from Troy as an addition for the Bears via the undrafted route. When an otherwise highly rated player, particularly an offensive lineman, slips not only down in the draft but also out of it altogether, there are usually reasons, unless 32 teams scouting and coaching staffs are blind.
Evaluation mistakes do happen. John Randle went undrafted and into the Hall of Fame, but 6-foot-1, 270 pound defensive tackles arent often hearing their names called on draft days, even in the game of a few years ago.
CSN will have two Missouri Valley Conference games with local teams on Saturday.
The first game tips at 3 p.m. live on CSN as Evansville heads to Loyola. The second game tips at 7 p.m. and is also live on CSN as Drake will play at Illinois State.
Loyola (13-7, 3-4) is coming off of a tough road loss in double overtime to Northern Iowa. The Ramblers have been led by senior Milton Doyle this season as the former Marshall star is one of the better guards in the Valley.
Evansville (10-10, 1-6) has dropped five straight games as they're struggling to gain any momentum in conference play. Senior guard Jaylon Brown is having an outstanding season for the Purple Aces as he's putting up 21.2 points per game.
The second matchup has Drake (6-13, 4-3) traveling to Illinois State. The Bulldogs have won three of four games and junior guard Reed Timmer is dangerous while former Saint Viator product Ore Arogundade is having a solid sophomore season.
Illinois State (15-4, 7-0) is leading the Valley after a huge win over Wichita State as they've won eight straight games. The Redbirds are hoping to make a run to an NCAA tournament bid with another home win.
For the opening three quarters in Atlanta, the Bulls were off.
So off, in fact, that Dwyane Wade tweeted an apology to Chicago fans after the game.
Thanks to a furious run by the Bulls' bench, the final score ended at a respectable 102-93. In reality, though, the Hawks dominated.
Wade and company trailed by 29 points at half and 30 at the end of three. The 35-year-old shooting guard finished with a minus-18 and just four points while All-Star starter Jimmy Butler posted a team-low minus-22.
The Bulls will look to shake off their lopsided loss against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.