Monday, November 25, 2013

Bethune-Cookman: Three keys and a prediction

I'm going with NMSU 83-62

Not a lot of commentary on this one other than it's the first of two games early this week that the Aggies should win easily, heading to Colorado State this weekend at 7-1.

Show up: Not to mean the Aggies can just show up and win (not entirely anyway, BCU doesnt have a win over a D I team) but the Aggies can't look ahead to what follows this weekend as the toughest stretch on the schedule by far, nor suffer  a letdown after two emotional rivalry wins and a close win at home over UNC.

3-point D: I don't know if its because BC has been trailing all season, but so far the 3 point shot is 38 percent of their offense. By comparison, it's 17 percent of the Aggies offense. I've said it before most games, but the 3 is the only way most teams will have to combat NMSU's size.

Role players: I wrote last week that this could be Marvin Menzies best team from top to bottom. How deep are they? Matej Buovac and Remi Barry are both players I'm excited about, but both are struggling to get on the court right now. That should change tonight, and I expect to see more of Travon Landry as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just came across an article from CBS Sports - Ncaa basketball that NMSU is undeserving of any points in the coaches ranking. How dare they!?
Pressure is on to win the next 10 straight including those tough ones on the road.