Friday, March 13, 2009

Zippy Preview

So, it will be the Akron Zips in the semi-final tonight at the Q. Looking very forward to tonight's contest, and I plan to be in attendance.

Let's take a look at our two previous contests with Akron....we split with them, with both teams winning on the road. While the game at Anderson ended up with a 10 point deficit, it was a pretty closely fought game that BG held the advantage on in many areas....but we shot 28% and that was the difference in the game.

That first game occurred in the roughest part of the MAC schedule for BG. By the second time we played at the JAR, things were going better for the Falcons and the Falcons pulled out a pretty huge road win, aided by a miracle three by Brian Moten when it was beginning to look like we couldn't even get the ball inbounds.

In that game, the shooting issues were reversed, as BG shot 42% and Akron shot only 30%.

So, what can we expect tonight that might be different.

Both games were close the whole way. I would expect that again. However, if BG shoots 60% as it has the last two games, then it is almost impossible to imagine that we can lose.

Akron is obviously playing well. They fought back to win a tough game against Toledo, and then defeated a good, though short-handed Miami team last night. They are playing their fourth game in six days, which is not easy, and they had the late game last night, which is also the harder road to walk.

But, they are well coached, have good players, and an emerging star in Humpty Hitchens. Should be a good one.

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