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.
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).