A team I despised in the 80s comes into town thinking they have a shot at winning in Coleman Coliseum as part of the Big East/SEC challenge. A few years ago we played them in Bham and they kilted us. That won't happen this time.
Year to date
The Hoyas come in 4-1 with an impressive showing in the Maui Invitational. They have a 3-eaded scoring attack with Jason Clark, Hollis Thompson, and Henry Sims all averaging 13+ a game. Otto Ports leads with 6.5 RPG. Watch Clark an Thompson from 3 as they are draining them (41 and 54%). Inside, Sims will give Green a challenge (I see Jacobs and even the great Swede switching off on him).
- 82 PPG
- 50.7% FG
- 37% 3PT FG
- +5.3 rebound margin
Prediction- this is the 1st of a tough five game stretch for us... but it's at home and WE DON'T LOSE AT HOME ANYMORE! Mitchell lights the Hoyas up and the freshmen shine as Alabama wins by 8.
Game time is another late start...9:30PM EST (8:30PM CST) on ESPN2. I hope to catch the 2nd half of this one.