Saturday, December 10, 2011

Know your enemy- Detroit Mercy Titans

Duke Vitale's former gig comes to Coleman to attempt to extend our losing streak to 3 games. Detroit has won 2 in a row after losing 3... a win over a rebuilding St John's squad (a team devoid of talent) and Western Michigan. They did play Notre Dame close in South Bend losing 59-53 so this will probably be a tough one for us.

First, a writeup from the Detroit site. Next, the stats that YOU GOTTA HAVE!

Simon Chase and Ray McCallum lead the team with 16.8 and 14.7 PPG. Jason Calliste is probably their best 3 point shooter (35.4%)... overall they're not very good from beyond the arc. Eli Holman played the last game and scored 21 off the bench.... chances are we'll see some of him tomorrow.

Juwan Howard Jr is a member of this squad (RS from Western Michigan)... I'm getting old as I remember watching his dad play as part of the Fab 5.

The numbers:
- 75.9 PPG
- 46.7% FG
- 29.4% 3pt FG
- 6.6 steals
- 5.5 blocks

Prediction- unless Ray Jackson, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, and Jimmy King also have kids on this team that play (and are 2/3rd as good as their dads) I don't see Detroit winning at Coleman. I figure a lot of shooting drills were drilled through their heads in practice... we'll see improvement (temporary). Bama by 11.

Game time is 6PM EST on ESPNU.


MSmilie said...

Detroit has some talent. If our guys play another sluggish game, it could be closer than we want.

I'm interested to see how the team comes out and if the coaches have been able to figure some things out in regards to the offense. Detroit's number don't suggest they're a particularly good defensive team coming into this game so if the guys are aggressive on the offensive end, Bama should be able score some points. With two very tough games coming up against K-State and Oklahoma State, the team needs some positive momentum.

Though Detroit has some talented pieces I think we will play a better game on both ends of the court and get the win. I just hope the team looks better than it has the last three games.

Anonymous said...

Our team can't shoot 3's again. Could be another grind of a season.