Joel Wright — Wright was 3-18 the last time these teams played. Renaldo Dixon/Bandja Sy could each guard Wright, but look for Remi Barry to get some minutes tonight against Wright. Wright came off a 32 point game where he got to the foul line 16 times against Denver. He's a versatile four but he didn't attempt a 3 against Denver, getting into the paint.
Run — This is Texas State's third game in as many days. NMSU won't press like they did against Idaho because Texas State guards are better, but pushing the tempo and pounding the ball inside with Bhullar could help wear down the Bobcats and their best big man Matt Staff, who had 20 and 10 last game against the Aggies.
Fast start — The key to Texas State's three game win streak is a fast start. They led 10-0 against Denver on Thursday. NMSU needs to hold them to one shot and grind it out. The Aggies outrebounded Texas State by nine in San Marcos.
Texas State is a solid team, but I think the Aggies win 74-63 for two reason — NMSU matches up very well with Texas State and NMSU is too close to the final to come out and let the Bobcats hang around.
Pretty good guess!
Man, if only MM wasn't our coach, we could have beaten them by more. /sarcasm
maybe...or if they were an even less talented team we could have beaten them more....maybe if instead of having an RPI of 274, they were NAIA or a junior college team we could have increased the margin of victory/sarcasm
I tell you what...let's pause the MM conversation until the year is over.
I think we can all agree that we want the Aggies to do well today and, if they win, in the tournament.
There will be time enough to talk coaching once the season is behind us, and I don'w wish to dampen the enthusiasm of the moment.
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