We welcome the Grizzlies to Coleman in what should be a tough match up. If you remember from last year these Grizzlies went into Knoxville and beat the hated Viles the game after the Viles went and beat Pittsburgh. No... this team is not from the west coast... it's Oakland, MI (up near Pontiac I believe).
First, here's a link to their official site. This is their opening game (played 2 exhibitions).
I've read Oakland is either preseason #1 or 2 in the Summitt league. Chances are they'll represent in the NCAAs. I figured they'd return a bunch from their 2010-11 team, but looking at the stats and roster they are only return 2 of their top 6 scorers?
Putting stats from last year is kinda useless so I wont link them, but it's on the official site. From their 1st exhibition game they did shoot the ball well (50%), 41.7% from 3 and a decent 72% from the free throw line. Badger, Cushingberry, and Lucas-Berry went a combined 10-19 from beyond the arc.
Prediction- Oakland will hang with us for most of the game, but in the end it's too much JaMychal and Mitchell as we win by 8.
Game time is 8PM EST (7PM CST) at rolltide.com on the radio, or on the web (if you can find a streaming station). I once again will miss this as the day job will get in the way.
A link to one of their blogs.