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Know your enemy- Providence Friars

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Probably one of the coolest team names on the planet… in one of the coolest town in the northeast… they come into this game 9-1 and relatively untested. This is the best start to a season they’ve had in a while. Before they take us on they got Boston College on Wednesday. Let’s hope that one goes to 4OTs.

Big time scoring threats in Marshon Brooks and Vincent Council at 21.4 and 17.1 PPG. Other than that they have issues on the offensive end. Bilal Dixon and Brooks average 10.2 and 8.6 rebounds so we REALLY need Hines and Mitchell blocking them out as much as possible.

I’m concerned about Council. I think he’ll carve us up with penetration. We don’t have a guard that can man up to him.

Good news… they can’t shoot from 3 worth a damn… and despite the crappy competition they’re only shooting 45.7% from the field overall. The bench is thin as only 7 see the court for more than a cup of coffee.

Stats

Keys to the game (changing things up):
- get the ball out of Council’s hands. I say assign Hillman to him.
- Charvez needs to have a big game shooting.
- play even on the rebound war.
- get the lead early… lead/be within 5 at halftime.
- play with some DAMN emotion.

Prediction: I blame DJC. We’re 0-4 when he attends a road/neutral site game so far (I’m 0-2) and I suspect it continues. Until we find some sort of offensive identity there’s no way I can call a win on the road. Friars by 12.

Game is December 11th at 2PM EST (1PM CST) on ESPNU. No excuse not to watch this… sssupport the team and let’s hope I’m wrong.

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Quick Update On The Incoming Class

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available on at this link to the tidesports web site.

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Purdue Pulverizes Pachyderms

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Bama did not have any offensive punch, made too many mental errors, and did not cover the Boilermakers’ shooters effectively in the zone defense.  There was one bright note.  When the Tide did get to the line they made almost all of their free throws.  Here’s a box score

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Boilermakers bash Bama

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We played them close for the first 15 minutes until we hit a Gottfried scoring drought of 7 minutes. Purdue is far superior to us and proved it the last 25.

Purdue killed us from 3… While we stunk it up. If Releford doesn’t penetrate I don’t know how we score. We are terrible offensively. We have no leader on the court, outside of Davis… no shooter, outside of Green (suspended)… no inside threat. I don’t see it getting better come SEC play.

DJC will have a more detailed report I assume. We lose 66-47. Quite honestly I’m disgusted at how we are playing. I expected Purdue to win… But they didn’t play great and still dominated.

Outside of holding them under 70 I can’t think of anything we did well. I probably should’ve been one of those football only fans and watched Oregon-Oregon St or the 1st half of the Barn-Gamecock game.

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Know your enemy- South Alabama Jaguars

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Another cupcake comes to town for hopefully a thorough butt-whipping. They haven’t showed up on the road in their previous games so I’m expecting this to continue.
Season stats

Tim Williams and Martino Brock pull double digit PPG while Augustine Rubit cleans the boards at 7.4 RPG. The roster has exactly one guy over 6’6″ and that guy plays (Gowins)sparingly. They pretty much suck in every aspect of the game right now.

Stats:
- 37.4% FG
- 31% 3PT FG
- 62.7% FT
- -3.4 rebound margin
- -8 PPG scoring margin

Prediction: bloodshed… we should absolutely maul the Jags. We should beat them up inside, force a ton of turnovers, and run them to the ground. Bama by 32.

Game time is 12/1 around 8:30PM EST (7:30PM CST). Usual links.

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JaMychal Green suspended indefinitely

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Green has been indefinitely suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team”. According to a team spokesperson, the suspension is due to a “basketball matter”.

This doesn’t surprise me much since I figured a shake-up was in order after the trip to the Virgin Islands. JaMychal has incredible potential as a player but inconsistency has dogged him from the beginning of his career in Tuscaloosa. With this being his second suspension in less than a year, could it mean the end of his career in Tuscaloosa?

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Know your enemy- Alabama A&M Bulldogs

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Obviously most of us are still hurting from the choke job at Bryant-Denny. Hopefully this game turns out to be a good distraction.

Stats

They’re 2-1 with a loss at Western Kentucky. They have 4 guys averaging double digit scoring, Cantey and Hunter are the rebounders, and Hester and Jackson are the perimeter shooters. That all sounds nice, but IMO we shouldn’t have to worry much about any of them.

Stats:
- 40.5% FG
- 31.9% 3PT FG
- 63.2% FT
- +1.3 rebound margin

Prediction: after a miserable Paradise Jam I suspect A&M is the sacrificial lamb… I hope. Bama by 23.

Gametime is 2PM EST (1PM CST)… at the usual links.

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Watching St Peter’s game with 115 in attendance…

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1 pt lead at the half. During a TO Grant lit into the team for sleepwalking. I thought that might fahr them up, but for the most part we’re playing St Peter’s game.

Settling for jump shots again. Ugh.

More to come later.

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Recap of Seton Hall loss

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- turnovers killed us. The team seems to have a problem helping out on a double team.
- shot lights out from 3. Too bad Seton Hall did the same.
- Green has got to stop the tic tac fouls.
- regarding fouls, I thought the refs called the game tough on us, light on Seton Hall. My proof is FT shooting difference.
- when Theodore got his 4th foul we did a poor job trying to get his 5th. I can’t remember us making him play the ball.

Sorry for the bullet post…. Posting from iPhone. Hopefully we get the innernets fixed at the condo.

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Tide trounces Trojans 79-60

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Box score

A thorough asskicking from beginning to end…. this game was never in doubt. Green was unstoppable in the 1st half, Hillman with a monster dunk, and Tony Mitchell solid throughout.

Only sore spot is 3 point shooting… and it was fine in the 1st half. We destroyed a team I thought would give us trouble.

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