Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NIT- Northeastern Huskies come to town

The reigning, defending CAA regular season champs comes to Coleman Coliseum in a match up of EPIC proportions! They went 14-4 in conference (20-12 overall), but lost to James Madison in the finals of the tournament as a #1 seed. Interestingly enough was there were only 7 teams eligible for the CAA tourney as UNC Wilmington and Towson had APR issues and Old Dominion and Georgia St were not allowed to play because they were leaving the league.

Looking at their OOC schedule they played (and lost) to Charlotte (in Alaska), LaSalle, and UMass. None of those teams strike fear in me.

Season stats

Joel Smith and Jonathan Lee lead the team at 16.1 and 13.8 PPG. Quincy Ford also averages double figures at 12.4. Northeastern is a better than average 3 point shooting squad... which could keep them in the game with us. Joel Smith hit at a 43% clip. Reggie Spencer (Tuscaloosa native) is their leading rebounder (6.1) with Quincy Ford chipping in 5.8 as well. I was looking at the roster and man... they recruit from all over the place.

8 players usually get to see the court for more than a cup of coffee so we shouldn't be the only ones to deal with fatigue. We could actually press them off a made FG early and see if we can build up a sizable lead (and coast from there).

Tipoff is 9PM EST on ESPN2. If I missed anything/typos please excuse as I started this at 7AM and rushed off to my day job.

19 comments:

crimsontider said...

Need to press, and get the younger guy's some playing time and confidence. Grant needs to let our first team All-SEC point guard loose as well.

crimsontider said...

Look at this crowd, you know the programs in a bad state when......

crimsontider said...

Meanwhile Alabama blows a 17 point lead, and a terrible Northeastern team cuts it to 28-23, boring the crowd of 27 people half to death.

bobbyjack said...

I wouldn't get caught up in this... unmotivated team, dead crowd, terrible opponent. I'm happy we're still ahead.

crimsontider said...

Glad to see we recovered after blowing a 17 point lead to a truly awful Northeastern lead. Anthony Grant is still terrible, and should be fired, and judging by the crowd the majority of the Alabama fan base agrees with me.

crimsontider said...

"Unmotivated team" hmmmmmmm wonder who's fault that is. If only there was someone we paid 2 mil a year to motivate the team. hmmm, makes you think.

Msmilie said...

crimsontider: do you ever get out, man? 'Cause you're boring as whale shit.

Msmilie said...

Crowds were bad all over except for Robert Morris.

Msmilie said...

Alabama did what it needed to do. Of course, they made it difficult by allowing Northeastern to go on a 16-4 run. Tough break for Northeastern that their leading scorer, Joel Smith, was out with injury. Competition will pick up significantly moving forward.



And crimsontider: A team that won its conference is not an "awful" team. It may not be a power team, but it's not an awful team. Have some respect for the game and opponent.

crimsontider said...

They were without there leading scorer.

crimsontider said...

It wasn't nearly this bad two years ago, make whatever excuses you want, but the majority of the fanbase has given up on this regime.

Msmilie said...

If I remember correctly, the crowd for the Coastal Carolina game was pretty slight. Let's see what the crowds look like if Stanford and Maryland come to town.


Oh, and if the fans don't show up simply because they're down on the coach, then they're shitty fans, pure and simple. I respect the hell out of DJC because he is there night in/night out regardless of how the season is going. That's a fan right there.

crimsontider said...

Empty seats speak much louder than boos. I have never seen Coleman as empty as it was tonight, plain and simple. CAG has officialy been put on notice.

Msmilie said...

You didn't know that earlier in the day when you were calling them awful. And it's "their" by the way.

Msmilie said...

Wow, you are a delusional one. Be honest: you talk to yourself in the mirror every night, don't you?

crimsontider said...

Yes, I did know that. I also knew they were down to 8 schollies, just like us, but we have 4 and even 5 stars on our roster.

Msmilie said...

crimsontider has put CAG on notice. It's official, folks!

crimsontider said...

Heck even his biggest supporters have said if he can't break through next year he's gone, heck even you said that.

Msmilie said...

I know, I know. It's just you're so anti-Grant it's to the point of hilarity now.