Greg Lansing is used to these white-knuckle flights by now, but that doesnt make the prayers any quieter. Tuesdays late-night hop from Wichita to Terre Haute had more bobbing and weaving than a Manny Pacquiao fight.
Yeah, weve been toughened up in a lot of ways, Indiana States basketball coach says with a laugh, These guys have had to go through several different scenarios, whether it be on the court or with us traveling.
There are a lot of ways to get to 7-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference and on to the NCAA tournament bubble. The Sycamores have taken the scenic route, although that wasnt necessarily by design. In fact, the biggest away wins of the season have been followed, strangely enough, by some kind of punishment from Mother Nature a 68-55 upset of No. 15 Wichita State at visitor-unfriendly Koch Arena on Tuesday evening, for example, gave way to long delays and all kinds of bouncy bad in the air.
And yet, that was nothing compared with that Christmas tourney in Honolulu...