Thursday, November 25, 2010

MTSU And Evansville Hoops Play For First Time

((HT: WKRN-TV Nashville))

Wednesday night marked the first-ever meeting of Middle Tennessee and the Evansville Purple Aces in men's college hoops.

The two teams were originally supposed to play in December of 1977, in Murfreesboro, but the game never happened, since on December 13th, the plane carrying Evansville's team went down just after taking off for Nashville.

The crash killed all 29 people on board, including 14 team members and head coach Bobby Watson.

The Bob Mueller story is found hyah...

Here's a story from the Evansville Courier and Press and how one Illinois town dealt with the loss of their hometown players...

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