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zagzealot
03-16-2010, 08:19 AM
Has anyone found a schedule of open practices in the Spokane Arena? I see on Purdue's webpage they're practicing from 1:30-2:10. I have to believe there's a full schedule out there somewhere but I'm not seeing it.

Please post one here if you know times and teams.

Thanks!

zagzealot
03-17-2010, 04:18 PM
:D
Open Practice Shedule - Thursday, March 18
All eight teams will practice at the Spokane Arena on Thursday, March 18, beginning at noon and running until 7:30pm. These practice sessions are FREE and open to the public as is parking at the Spokane Arena parking lots on Thursday, March 18.

Siena: 12 noon -12:40
Utah State:12:45-1:25
Purdue: 1:30 - 2:10
Texas A&M: 2:15 - 2:55
Michigan State:. 4:25 - 5:05
Maryland: 5:10 - 5:50
Houston: 6:40 - 7:20

BobZag
03-17-2010, 04:47 PM
:D
Open Practice Shedule - Thursday, March 18
All eight teams will practice at the Spokane Arena on Thursday, March 18, beginning at noon and running until 7:30pm. These practice sessions are FREE and open to the public as is parking at the Spokane Arena parking lots on Thursday, March 18.

Siena: 12 noon -12:40
Utah State:12:45-1:25
Purdue: 1:30 - 2:10
Texas A&M: 2:15 - 2:55
Michigan State:. 4:25 - 5:05
Maryland: 5:10 - 5:50
Houston: 6:40 - 7:20

Purdue
A&M
Sparty
Terps

That's some impressive talent there, all in a row.

NontradZag
03-18-2010, 08:36 AM
Bump

rawkmandale
03-18-2010, 08:46 AM
Missing New Mexico State. Perhaps they are in the 5:55 - 6:35 slot?

zagzealot
03-18-2010, 11:24 AM
Missing New Mexico State. Perhaps they are in the 5:55 - 6:35 slot?

I noticed that too (got the times and teams from the Spokane Arena website.) Then last night on KREM news I think I saw NMS on there but didn't see it fast enough. If anyone has updates please post.

gu03alum
03-18-2010, 02:11 PM
I went and took a couple of photos.

Here is Utah St:

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/gu03alum/IMG00105-1.jpg

Here is Purdue:

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/gu03alum/IMG00106.jpg

I was impressed with how big and skilled Purdue was. Utah State was definitely good, but they looked like normal (average build) guys. I hope that I didn't make too much of that injury in my bracket as I have Purdue losing in the first round. There were quite a few Purdue fans at the practice. They stood up and did their fight song when the team came out. It was pretty entertaining. I'm not sure there were any Utah State fans there, which surprised me since they probably have the least distance to travel out of all the teams in Spokane.

lothar98zag
03-18-2010, 02:21 PM
Hope the GU connection is being played up locally so that USU has the crowd behind them tomorrow.

side note - I really don't know why these open practices aren't advertised more. (Especially for the times that are after schools get out.) Couldn't they send a note out when the tickets are mailed with the overall time? Get the specific info to the media Sunday night when everyone's paying attention?

NontradZag
03-18-2010, 05:14 PM
I stopped by practice as well! Totally, totally cool. There were so few people in the arena that I was able to sit anywhere. I took in Sienna, Purdue, Utah State and Texas A & M.

Siena, Purdue and Utah State actually practiced much like they would in a closed practice. Texas A & M just shot around.

Purdue was seriously impressive in size and intensity. Their practice was full speed and crisp. Sienna looked fairly impressive as well. Utah State did not look athletic, but they spent all practice shooting 'lights out'. I was not super-impressed with Texas A & M, but they looked like they were having fun. Here are a few photos from my afternoon.

Texas A & M Team Photo:

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs451.snc3/25827_1358211522671_1453010352_939441_3076905_n.jp g

Empty court:

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs471.snc3/25827_1358211442669_1453010352_939439_1732188_n.jp g

Utah State:

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs451.snc3/25827_1358210842654_1453010352_939424_1939540_n.jp g

alldaye
03-18-2010, 05:28 PM
I went. Not many people there. Me and 2 friends were in front row, we were there for MSU and Maryland. AMAZING! Got to talk to Gary Williams for a bit, I was the only one to get a high 5 from Tom Izzo. Got high 5's from Kalin Lucas, Durrell Summers, Delvon Roe, and the whole MSU team. I love Summers, and I said his name when he walked by and he said something like,"Hey my man! Hows it goin?" ANd the best was the picture me and my friend got with Grievious Vasquez. Pretty eventful 2 hrs.