am i missing something?
I'm not sure what I want out of this game, besides a win. A blowout is always good, but it'd be nice to see if they learned anything in the last two games by putting it away with a good second half run. Either way, I suppose. A win is a win is a win. There is no such thing a style points in college basketball.
Expect us to be back in beat-down mode for this game. In reflecting back on the two losses, I'm taking comfort in it seeming like we legitimately got beat, as opposed to last year when we just lost, if that makes any sense.
Let's see if we can't start a 5-game winning streak tonight heading into that now ever-so-tough looking Virginia game.
How can there be a game if there is no CyBookie event? :smile:
I'll take a win and 25 point romp tonight.
I would like to see Melvin and JVB to get back playing better. We need them to play well to beat the Hawks Friday.
Southeast Missouri State (0-8)
Wow, just wow..........
Here's their schedule, for those who are interested:
SEMO OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE - Men's Basketball
If you like a train wreck, it's hard not to be interested.
They had some trouble with Ouachita Baptist. At home.
SEMO is a bad bad team, but interestingly they haven't lost by 20 in any of their games since the season opener against UAB. They only lost by 10 at Arkansas, so they are a team that can hang around if we let them.
That said, looking at the stats, there is no way this game should be within 25. Their defense is one of the worst in DI, and they are shooting <30% from 3pt land and <60% on FTs. The only stats that they are average on is offensive rebounding percentage and amount of free throws taken. But they give up more free throws than they take. They also don't force many turnovers and turn the ball over at a high rate, so they should play into our strengths fairly well.
This is the first of 5 up coming games we have against teams ranked 275 or worse by kenpom. (Alabama St and Kennesaw St are over 275 too). Actually the Alabama St game is a great comparison. as they are 327 and SEMO is 328 currently. We beat Alabama St 74-47. I'd expect about the same tonight, with slightly more points scored. I'll go 83-58.
Any one remember this guy?
Player Bio: Marcus Brister - SEMO OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE