Here are the UMass stats after two games. Looks like Gillenwater will have another big time scorer to compete with in Wake Forest transfer Anthony Gurley who has scored 24.5 per game.
The big thing for me is to just see how they respond after Thursday night. People have talked about the Aggies quitting, which it appeared at the time. But they were playing from behind the whole night and had to have things go right to stay within 10 with a chance to make it interesting down the stretch. Perhaps they can keep it closer or play with a lead tonight or tomorrow vs. USC and put themselves in a better position in the late stages.
You would have to think that Hamidu Rahman will be better tonight as well after going 1 for 7 on Thursday.
In a previous post, I had the Aggies 3-2 after their first five games and they have a chance to achieve that with a split this weekend. I think the Aggies need to find a way to win one of them or we could be looking at another slow start.
It's a bit concerning that the Aggies are getting blown out in back to back games.