Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fresno State or Nevada?

This may sound hard to believe, but I would think Aggies fans want Nevada to win today's game between Fresno State and Nevada at 3:30. I'll be there so check out

I think Fresno State wins.
I wasn't that impressed with Nevada in person, and I think New Mexico State matches up better with Nevada than Fresno State. Nevada has three very good players and Malik Story can hurt you if he's knocking down 3s. Fresno State has a big man in Greg Smith who was taken out of the game in Las cruces due to foul trouble. He had 17 and 7 in Fresno's 88-83 in Fresno. Smith scares me. Nevada's interior doesn't and their role players are not ready to play at this level, both physically and skill wise. And Nedeljko Golubovic has size and knows how to play. He's also a tough matchup for Chili or Rahman.

But Fresno State freshman guard Kevin Olekaibe has killed the Aggies for 23 and 24 points. I think he is the second best freshman in the league behind Deonte Burton so that matchup will be fun to watch if they check each other. Guard Tim Steed didn't play in Las Cruces and I believe he's missed some time lately due to suspension. With point guard Steven Shepp, the Bulldogs have a much more talented lineup right now than the Wolf Pack.

Who do the Aggies need to play on Thursday in order to advance?


Anonymous said...

Fresno because its bench isn't what Nevada's bench is. In the send half of the second game in two days, we should have a distinct advantage.

That is, of course, if the Aggies decide to show up for their game because it is on the road and the Aggies seem to have problems there.

Anonymous said...

Fresno is a bust every year. I see the Aggies handeling Fresno but possibly struggling with Nevada. I disagree with you Groves in FSU being more talented. I think UNR is very talented and more dangerous than Fresno.