Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:55 AM
Thanks for getting the ball rolling, Quick.
So long as we come out of the locker room ready to play this should be at least a 14-15 point win.
Your above quote is what I most want to see. I want to see the Zips bring the hammer down early, with their starters, before the bench bunch even takes off their shooting jackets. Let's control a game from tip-off to final horn for a change - like we did against Mississippi State.
Here is George Thomas' article for the Akron Beacon Journal. Not much new here, but, with this game there's probably not really a lot to say. If the Zips play hungry, I'm picking a 20-point Zips win. (Of course, CMU may make the final score a bit closer as Akron finally gets to play their real bench - Egner, Deji, Kyle & C.J.)
And finally, just for kicks, this quote from GT's article doesn't make any sense:
"During the current losing streak, the Chippewas are averaging just 59.4 points, anemic by any standard, but especially so in the Mid-American Conference's grind-it-out style of hoops."
Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:26 AM
Give him the night off. We shouldn't need Rico -vs- CMU. Get Deji some PT.
Not much time to contribute here as the wife and I are about to head out and explore the frozen tundra of Mt. Pleasant. Rico has just tweeted that he is very ill...let's hope this doesn't affect us vs cmu.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:03 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:15 AM
Agreed. CMU is bad, not terrible. Vegas only favors us by 5, and that should tell us something. From what I can gather through online stalking, it looks like both PGs are ill(Deji, Rico). No word on how that will affect PT tonight. It's a raging blizzard outside right now, but should stop well before gametime. We'll see if it has any affect on attendance.
Overconfidence and taking an opponent for granted are characteristics usually found in young, inexperienced teams. I fear that the team may come out extremely flat tonight. I am actually expecting to see McClanahan and Cvetinovic to step up a bit tonight.
For some reason, though, this game scares me.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:31 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:36 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:52 AM
..... And finally, just for kicks, this quote from GT's article doesn't make any sense:
"During the current losing streak, the Chippewas are averaging just 59.4 points, anemic by any standard,
but especially soeven in the Mid-American Conference's grind-it-out style of hoops."
The Zips always seem to lose to an inferior MAC West team or two, especially on the road. Last season's road losses to RPI 300+ NIU and EMU took the Zips out of contention for the regular season MAC championship. And the season before, EMU embarassed the Zips in the JAR.
The current Zips team has been showing recent signs that they have enough firepower in their 9-player rotation to overcome sluggish performance by the team in general, especially in the 2nd half. But they can't afford to let up or back off with MAC West teams or the odds will go back up that the Zips will get upset sometime in the next 4 games.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:38 PM
The MAC hates any basketball team not names Ohio or Can't State.
Anyone else watching Ball State @ OU? 2 point game, last minute of the game...MAC officials call a TERRIBLE away from the ball offensive foul on Jones. ESPN announcers are incredulous.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:00 PM
Article from the CMU view point
They've been struggling defensively, so Ada_Zip may be onto something with his Harney prediction.
I'll go Zips 82 Chipps 71
Love getting the other side of the story,
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