Friday, January 03, 2014

Know Your Enemy- Robert Morris Colonials

Before I start this preview I went to the RM athletic site. Splashed on the front page is stuff about their hockey teams. HOCKEY TEAMS?!?! Maybe someday Alabama will have a hockey team above club level. Now that WOULD BE AWESOME!

Robert Morris is AUful. I mean as AUful as our football team's D against the HUNH. They are 5-9 with losses to powerhouses like Eastern Michigan, Cleveland St, Buffalo, Delaware, Youngstown St, Toledo, and Oakland (MI). The strange thing is this team is somewhat intact from the one that beat Kentucky in the NIT last season.

Season stats

Karvel Anderson leads the way at 17.4 PPG with Lucky Jones dropping 14.4. They were also the 2 leading scorers last season. Both shoot the 3 ball well. Jones also leads the team in boards. Anthony Meyers-Pate leads the team in assists at 66 (or almost 5/game). His 3:1 assist to turnover ratio is quite impressive, but he's horrible offensively at .323/.200.

Not much to be said about them so I suspect we win this one comfortably heading into the SEC schedule.

Tip-off is 5:30PM EST 1/4 (4:30PM CST) on CSS and WatchESPN.com.

2 comments:

crimsontider said...

Glad we won, but this was an embarrassing performance. We basically just passed the ball around the perimeter, and sleepwalked the entire first half. If something does not change soon, this team could be really, really bad.

crimsontider said...

That being said, we have a big opportunity coming up, to potentially start 3-0 with Vandy, UGA, and $tate. We could realistically be 9-7 (3-0) going into a three game stretch against Mizzou, Florida, and LSU.