After a heartbreaking overtime loss Thursday at Arkansas-Little Rock, the Denver Pioneers face a crucial test tonight at Arkansas State — a team the Pioneers beat at home by 38 points two weeks ago, but one that is clearly better than it played that day. The game in Jonesboro tips at 6pm MST. Denver is 7-2 in conference, while Arkansas State is 6-4, so a Pioneer loss would make the Sun Belt’s West division a race again, with Denver holding just a half-game lead. A win, by contrast, would solidify Denver’s huge divisional edge, and put them in position to catch Florida Atlantic (9-1) as the overall conference leader (in position for the NIT autobid) with a win over FAU at Magness on Thursday. So, this is a big game.
Any tweets by my new Denver-specific Twitter account, @PioneerPulse, will appear below. Live-tweeting will likely be limited somewhat by the girls’ 7pm bedtimes, but I’ll do my best. :) Alternatively, here’s the official liveblog from the Denver SID folks.
You can join the conversation by tweeting something “@PioneerPulse.”
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