Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Quick Preview on Malone....

The Malone Pioneers head into the Stroh Center tomorrow night...just some quick education....

Malone is a "Christian liberal arts university" in Canton, OH.  They are currently an NAIA school, but will be joining the GLIAC next year and be transitioning up to DII status.  They offer 20 varsity sports.

They are 5-3 this season.  They actually won at Findlay, who was the #7 DII team at the time of the game.  It was Findlay's first home loss in 105 regular season games.  They have also lost to the #12 and #1 ranked teams in DII.

Sr. Eric Coblentz is their leading scorer at 15 points a game and So. Corey Veldhuizen is scoring 14 points a game.  Those two players are also their leading rebounders.  They shoot a lot of 3s, and don't have much size.  They have two players who are 6'7" and they only average 35 minutes between them.

Obviously, games like this are scheduled to get a home game and a win on the calendar.  Having said that, BG has certainly had some difficult games over the long reach of time against these "guaranteed win" opponents.  Let's hope tomorrow is not one of them.

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