Sunday, November 17, 2013

Know Your Enemy- Stillman Tigers

I'm going to load up this post with links for the most part.

Stillman HC Michael Grant leads his 1-2 Stillman Tigers up the road to Tuscaloosa for this NIT season tip-off tilt. Grant is 85-61 in his 6 years at Stillman... and no... not related to Anthony Grant.

Not only is Stillman 1-2, but they're 1-2 vs teams in Alabama (losses to West and North Alabama and a win over Huntsville).

I noticed that of their 10 man roster, 8 of them are juniors/seniors (2 freshmen). Also, they have 4 averaging double digits in scoring.

Season stats
Note- a smallish team with only 2 taller than 6'6"

Changing things up a bit I'll make you click the season stats link to find out what they do offensively.
- .492 FG
- .419 3pt FG
- 87 PPG allowed
- 7 steals a game

Markeith Madison and Justin Harris are the only players shooting over 40% from the field with more than 10 shots taken in the season. That's kinda ungood. Madison is the only guy we should keep track of... the rest of them should be easily contained.

After losing by 30 to West Alabama we should beat them by a similar score. I'd be disappointed if we don't win by at least 18. I would guess we'll play Georgia St the following day.

Link to the NIT bracket

Game is 11/18 at 8PM EST (7PM CST). For those who cannot make it to the game it is on ESPN3. For those that ask, ESPN3 is not a TV station, it is their online page where you can watch the game streaming to your desktop/phone (or if you're like me, you'll attach a HDMI cable to your laptop, plug other end to TV, and watch it there).


crimsontider said...

We need to win by at least 20 points for this game to be a success.

crimsontider said...

We need to win by at least 20 points of this game to be considered a success.

Msmilie said...

Who cares about the margin of victory? Just win and advance.

crimsontider said...

So if we eak out a two point victory over a team that lost to West Alabama by 30, you will be happy?

Msmilie said...

Yes. I care about victories, not margins. Was I thrilled with the way the football team played Saturday night? No. That didn't make me enjoy the victory any less though.

This is an Alabama team that is still figuring itself out. That doesn't always translate to 20-point beatdowns of other teams. Furthermore, Coleman will probably once again be a tomb tonight and the guys will have to generate their own energy.

I don't care about margins. All I care about is they win the two games at home and have the opportunity to play in New York to assist their RPI/SOS numbers.

cunningham said...

win is a win?

crimsontider said...

Yes, thanks for asking.

Msmilie said...

Haha. You bet.